Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Anti-War Direct Action At Harewood, Christchurch.

Press Release
Anti-War Direct Action At Harewood
Christchurch. 23/03/03

Sunday, antiwar activist Daniel Rae will attempt to enter the US Air Force Base at Harewood, Christchurch and pour red paint on the runway to symbolise the innocent blood of the thousands of Iraqi people that will die as a result of the US led war on Iraq.

After years of sanctions and weekly bombings runs, the US and its western allies have already wrecked massive devastation in Iraq. Those same countries are now disgracefully invoking the suffering of the Iraqi people to justify bombing and invading their country.

"Despite efforts by Helen Clark and the Labour Government to distance themselves for this unjust war for oil and US Power, the New Zealand Government is complicit in the mass murder of ordinary Iraqis by hosting a US military base here in Christchurch," said Daniel Rae.

Through the Harewood base, Starlifter and Galaxy cargo aircraft supply vital US military/intelligence bases in Australia (Pine Gap and Nurrungar). Pine Gap is highly likely to be involved in the targeting for the current war on Iraq.

"When we live in such undemocratic and unjust societies that result in wars such as the one currently being waged against the people of Iraq, we have no choice but to take non-violent direct action against the system causing such massive suffering," said Daniel Rae.

It is hoped that this small, symbolic, non-violent action will encourage others working for a just and peaceful world to take direct action themselves to prevent slaughters such as the war on Iraq.

When: Today (Sunday) 4pm

Where: Roundabout, Christchurch Airport

What: Procession to gates of Harewood with a food basket and plea to the US Air Force to deliver food, not bombs and action.


Daniel Rae

Phone: 03-3888 923.


Moana Cole

03-386 1065

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods ( is the dollar up or down? ) last night’s outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country..>>>More


Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome | Greens on their joining Govt | EDS welcomes new govt | Immigrant groups worry | Feds ready to engage new coalition government | Labour Ministers of the Crown announced


Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>


Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>


Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>


Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>


Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>




Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election