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War begins: emergency response details


War begins: emergency response details

The BBC and Guardian are reporting that the US led all-out war on the people of Iraq has begun. And Bush has announced the "opening stages of the disarmament of Iraq has begun". We are therefore re-sending the emergency response details (see below) for activation today ...

* Whangarei emergency response details - 'Day of Shame' - gather from 4-30pm at the Hatea River bridges between town and Riverside; bring candles and placards. For more information contact Coalition for Peace tel Tim (09) 434 6633 or email the-farm@ihug.co.nz

* Auckland emergency response details - 5-30pm at the US Consulate, outside Citibank Building, Customs St East, Central Auckland. For more information contact email enquiries@gpja.pl.net

* Gisborne emergency response details - vigil at 5pm to express solidarity with the people of Iraq, at the Wi Pere Memorial, Reads Quay. For more information contact Catherine tel (06) 868 1905 or email cdelahunty@clear.net.nz

* Whanganui emergency response details - peace vigil at 4-30pm in Majestic Square. For more information contact Peter Watson, tel (06) 345 0634 or email pbiet@clear.net.nz

* Dannevirke emergency response details - meet from 5pm at Copenhagen Square, next to the windmill; bring signs, candles, black arm band, whatever you need. For more information contact Tanya tel (06) 374 7267.

* Wellington emergency response details - peace vigil from 5pm at the Cenotaph (corner Bowen Street and Lambton Quay), a march will leave from there at 5-30pm and go via the British High Commission (Hill Street) and Australian High Commission (Hobson Street) to arrive at the US Embassy (Fitzherbert Terrace) around 6-30pm, then a candle lit vigil for peace. There will be a speaker, a period of chanting, and a period of silence at each stop; you are invited to bring candles, red (for blood) and/or black (for mourning) streamers or ribbons, flowers, photographs, or other objects to leave at each place to express your grief for the people of Iraq. For more information contact Peace Movement Aotearoa tel (04) 382 8129 or email pma@xtra.co.nz

* Nelson emergency response details - from 5pm on Cathedral steps; bring candles, flowers, poems, songs and chants. Organised by Nelson Peace Group, for more information contact Kate email Shuttlebus_kate@hotmail.com or Anne email anne.f@clear.net.nz

* Takaka emergency response details - silent vigil from 5pm at the Village Green from 5pm onwards. Wear a black armband and/or bring a candle to light if you wish. Organised by Golden Bay Peace Group and Golden Bay Quakers, for more information contact tel (03) 525 9576 or email helenk@paradise.net.nz

* Westport emergency response details - meet 5pm at the Post Office corner. For more information contact Pete Lusk tel (03) 789 5334.

* Greymouth emergency response details - peace vigil at 5pm at the fountain in front of the District Council Building. For more information contact Paul tel (03) 732 4010 or email wkcultur@ihug.co.nz

* Christchurch emergency response details - peace vigil at 5-30pm in Cathedral Square. For more information contact tel (03) 981 2825 or email heatherthrasher@hotmail.com

* Timaru emergency response details - all night peace vigil from 5-30pm at St Mary's Church. For more information, contact Nancy Hammond tel (03) 684 4608 or email nancehammond@hotmail.com

* Dunedin emergency response details - all night peace vigil from 5pm in the Octagon. For more information contact tel 021 234 2336 or email fionabowker@hotmail.com


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