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

 

The War, One Year On


The War, One Year On

Last year, on February 15, thousands of people all over the country took to the streets opposing the invasion of Iraq. In cities from Whangarei to Dunedin, New Zealanders demanded 'No Blood for Oil.'

'The one year anniversary of these historic marches, in which more than 2 million people worldwide stood up to US power, is on Sunday. Now, one year on, George W Bush and Tony Blair will be held accountable for the illegal invasion which was based on lies. No weapons of mass destruction have been found, no evidence of programmes to produce weapons of mass destruction have been found.

The CIA has even resorted to a web-based promise of rewards for finding these weapons: http://www.cia.gov/cia/english_rewards.htm

'History will judge these men to be war criminals' said Peace Action Wellington member Valerie Morse

Peace Groups from all over the country are busily preparing again for a global day of action. Saturday, March 20, 2004 the one year anniversary of the invasion by the US and UK will be marked by marches, rallies and vigils.

'The theme for the campaign is "NO NZ Support for Bush's Wars" in response to the on-going military support that New Zealand is providing both in Iraq and Afghanistan.'

'We are inviting a diverse range of people to participate in the day of action - from church groups and mosques to schools and unions. We expect people to come with their unique messages of support for the victims of the so-called 'War on Terrorism' including children killed in bombing raids by US forces.'

'New Zealand's own soliders are seriously at risk in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Not only are they considered part of the occupying army (neither of these operations are UN-sponsored) but they are being exposed to depleted uranium, a highly toxic substance thought to be responsible for gulf-war syndrome.'

'New Zealanders are not interested in supporting a war against innocent people. It is our hope that thousands of Wellingtonians, Aucklanders, and people from all over the country, will demonstrate their opposition to these absurd wars on March 20, 2004.'

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Why France Could Become Our Closest Ally In Europe

As PM Jacinda Ardern returns from a triumphant tour to Britain and the capitals of Europe, her officials have probably begun to assess what the more substantive gains from the trip might have been. Most of the chatter has been about potential trade deals – so lets just assume for the moment that bilateral trade deals between big and small countries are a good thing, despite the perils they pose to the smaller party. Currently, Britain is so involved with its Brexit nightmare that there seems little prospect of any substantive early progress on an FTA with Britain. In any case, New Zealand should be wary of being the first cab off that particular rank. ... More>>

 

HiveMind: Fair Enough? How Should New Zealanders Be Taxed?

Have Your Say - Scoop and PEP invite you to share your issues, ideas and perspectives on the NZ tax system with other New Zealanders using Scoop’s HiveMind tool. This Tax HiveMind is intended to complement and feed into the review being run by the Government-appointed Tax Working Group (TWG), which is looking at the fairness, balance and structure of the tax system with a 10-year time horizon. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Thompson + Clark & Russia’s World Cup

Daily, the coalition government keeps running into examples of the toxic legacy left behind by National – and just as regularly, even the simple fixes are proving stubbornly difficult to enact. Take the case of the security firm Thompson + Clark ... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The GCSB’s Security Hang-Up With Russia

So our GCSB has chimed in, alongside its British, Australian and US allies, with warnings about a “fresh wave” of Russian cyber attacks, although the warning has been curiously framed. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Europe Trip: CHOGM & Bilateral Meetings

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is in Europe for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London and meetings with counterparts in Paris and Berlin. More>>

ALSO:


Addressing Climate Change: No New Offshore Exploration Permits

The Coalition Government is taking an important step to address climate change and create a clean, green and sustainable future for New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. More>>

ALSO:

Road Safety Summit: Actions To Improve Identified

The Local Government Road Safety Summit held last week identified actions that will lead to lasting changes to road safety in New Zealand, says Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages