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March 20th Global Day Of Action: What's On Where

Global Day of Action against War and Occupation

What's on in Auckland, Rotorua, Palmerston North, Kapiti Coast, Wellington, and Christchurch on Saturday, 20 March 2004.

If your town or city is not on this list, check the Global Day of Action web page at http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/20mar04.htm - some event details are still being confirmed, and the page is being updated as new events are finalised.

All events below are on 20 March unless otherwise stated in the listing.

* Auckland *

~ March and rally on the anniversary of the invasion of Iraq - Bush has US sights set on Syria, and the occupation of Iraq continues; starts at 12 noon from the bottom of Queen Street, then march to the Town Hall for the rally. More details as they are confirmed. Organised by Global Peace and Justice Auckland, for more info contact email jbminto@xtra.co.nz or miket@pl.net

* Rotorua *

~ Rally and march - sign a letter to Prime Minister Helen Clark calling for an end to the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan and withdrawal of all New Zealand military contributions, including troops, military equipment and intelligence; then march to MP Steve Chadwick's office to present signatures; assemble at 12 noon, at City Focus. For more info contact email stuart_bramhall@snap.net.nz

* Palmerston North *

~ Rally, followed by Palmy Peace Convoy to Wellington - three main strategies and demands: No New Zealand support for the wars of occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan; Defend civil liberties / No racist attacks; No nukes, never! Bring your friends, cars, noisemakers, banners, placards and flags to the rally, 9am in the railway land, Main Street; there will be a 'Palmy Peace Convoy' banner for those signing by who can't make it to Wellington, and the Convoy will leave from there. For more info contact Kane tel (06) 354 7290 or email kane_forbes@paradise.net.nz

* Kapiti Coast *

~ Peace rally with speakers, including Dame Laurie Salas, United Nations Association; and launch of public letter to the US ambassador; 11am, at Speakers Corner, outside Kapiti library.

~ Peace stalls outside the Post Shop, Coastlands, on Sunday 14 March from 10am to 2pm; on Friday 19 March from 10am to 3pm; and on Saturday 20 March from 9am to 11am.

~ Displays in the Kapiti, Waikanae, Levin, Otaki libraries.

These Kapiti Coast events are organised by Peace Action Kapiti, for more info contact John Murray tel (04) 902 8855, Lei Clifford tel (04) 299 0012, Wickham Pack tel (04) 904 0409, or Paul Hockey tel (06) 364 5643.

* Wellington *

~ All day peace presence at the US embassy to mark the anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Iraq. Come along and be part of the peace presence for all or some of the day - bring your peace banner/s, your leaflets, your family and friends, long strips of red ribbon or streamers and messages to tie to the fence if you wish, and candles to light as it grows dark. From 8am to 8pm, on the grassy area beside the embassy, Murphy Street. Organised by Peace Movement Aotearoa and Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (Wellington), for more information contact tel (04) 382 8129, or email pma@xtra.co.nz

~ Rally at Civic Square then march to Cenotaph - all people and groups are invited to bring their messages of support for the people of Iraq and victims of the so-called 'War on Terrorism' everywhere; starts at 12 noon in Civic Square. Organised by Peace Action Wellington, for more info contact Valerie Morse, tel (04) 383 9315 or email peacewellington@hotmail.com

* Christchurch *

~ SAT, 20 March - One Year On... No NZ Support for Bush's War - Self-determination for the people of Iraq and Afghanistan. USA out now! Bring NZ troops home - march and rally on the anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, starts 2pm at the Museum, then heads to the Square for the rally. Organised by Peace Action Network Otautahi, for more info contact tel (03) 386 1025 or email claire_dann@hotmail.com


Peace Movement Aotearoa (PMA)
the national networking peace organisation
PO Box 9314, Wellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand
Tel +64 4 382 8129, fax 382 8173 email pma@xtra.co.nz
PMA website - http://www.converge.org.nz/pma
Not in Our Name - http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/nionnz.htm

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