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


Third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq

What's on where for the third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq

Peace Movement Aotearoa

15 March 2006

During the week of 15 to 22 March 2006, there will be protests, vigils and rallies all around the world to mark the third anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Iraq. Below are the details of what is happening in Aotearoa New Zealand; the web page with anniversary listings is at http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/18mar06.htm and any more that come in will be added there - if you would like your event added to the page, please send the details to email pma@xtra.co.nz with 'Event for 18 March page' in the subject line.

For a leaflet providing an overview of the 'war on terrorism' and alternatives to it, see 'Sept 11: the day the world changed?' at http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/worldchange.pdf

* Auckland *

- Saturday, 18 March - International day of action against torture and war, marking the third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq; protest at 12 noon, US Consulate, Citybank Building, Customs Street East. Organised by Global Peace and Justice Auckland, for more information contact email jbminto@xtra.co.nz or mike@unite.org.nz

* Wellington and Kapiti Coast *

- Thursday, 16 March - End NZ support for the 'war on terrorism', peace vigil from 5pm to 6pm at the Cenotaph (corner Lambton Quay and Bowen Street); the peace vigils are held on the first and third Thursday of each month. For more information contact Peace Movement Aotearoa, tel (04) 382 8129 or email pma@xtra.co.nz

- Saturday, 18 March - Stop the War Machine! On Saturday 18 March, people around the world will gather to mark the third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. In Wellington, a peace march from Midland Park on Lambton Quay, going to the US Embassy will be held. The march starts at 12 noon. Please bring family, children, colourful banners, placards or other creative displays of resistance to war. For more information please contact Peace Action Wellington, email peacewellington@hotmail.com or tel 021-232-7749.

- Monday, 20 March - screening of 'Lord of War' to mark the anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq. 'Lord of War' stars Nicolas Cage, was written and directed by Kiwi Bafta-award winning director Andrew Niccol, who was born in Paraparaumu, and exposes the immorality of the international arms trade. Amnesty is hosting this movie to raise awareness and invite participation in its petition to the UN for an international arms treaty, as part of their Control Arms campaign. Come along at 7.30 pm for pre-show supper and speakers, screening starts at 8pm, at Reading Cinemas, Coastlands, Paraparaumu; tickets are $15, available from Reading Cinemas, Coastlands, tel (04) 902 6684. Organised by Peace Action Kapiti and Kapiti Amnesty; for information about the Control Arms campaign see http://www.controlarms.org and for information about NZ weapons and related production see http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/nowarp.htm

* Christchurch *

- Friday, 17 March - Peace circle to mark three years of war in Iraq - Peace Action Network will mark this sad anniversary by gathering in the Square as we did the night the invasion began, we hope you will join us at 7pm in Cathedral Square. Organised by Peace Action Network Otautahi, for more information contact email heatherthrasher@paradise.net.nz There is a print off flyer online at http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/panmar06.pdf


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Werewolf: What Does Winston Peters Want His Legacy To Be?

A lot of people in New Zealand seem to resent Winston Peters and the power that he appears to have. “Appears” being the operative word. In reality, Peters will have power only up to the point that he uses it.

By next week, he’ll have become just another junior player in an MMP governing arrangement, battling to hold onto the gains he was promised. More>>


Rising Toll: Road Safety Needs To Be A Higher Priority

Official advice released to the Green Party under the Official Information Act shows that the previous National Government dismissed an option to make road safety its most important transport priority after being told the road toll was rising. 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