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

 

Peace activists supporting blockade

26 March 2018
Peace activists supporting blockade

“Members of Auckland Peace Action (APA) will be on the front lines of the climate blockade on Tuesday to shut down this year’s Petroleum Summit,” said APA member Valerie Morse


“We believe that war and climate change are two sides of the same issue. On one side, the world is burning more and more fossil fuels while corporations continue searching for more oil and gas to keep an unsustainable economic system going. On the other side, this need for ever more oil and gas is fueling resource wars around the globe.”


“It is absolutely outrageous that a 'Petroleum Summit' is happening in the age of catastrophic climate change, and we’re not prepared to sit idly by while plans are hatched for more fossil fuel exploration. We’ll be taking non-violent direct action tomorrow at the blockade.”


“Oil companies are exploring and extracting oil and gas on the lands of indigenous peoples across the globe, protected by military force. We can see that clearly in places like the Tar Sands in Albert and the Keystone XL pipeline through Sioux First Nations territory in the US. We don’t like to say that the same is true here in Aotearoa New Zealand, but it is. In 2011, the NZ Navy was on the water to protect Brazilian oil company Petrobras while it did exploration off the Bay of Plenty coast.”


“Empires have long required easy access to cheap fossil fuels. The First World War was in part an imperial war for access to the oil reserves in Iraq and Iran that had just been discovered. This oil was essential for the British Navy’s conversion from coal. Nothing much has changed in more than 100 years, with the oil companies seeking out new lands to explore and drill.”


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Lest We Forget: ANZAC Day - WWI 100 Year Anniversary

The Governor-General, The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy, GNZM, QSO, will represent the people of New Zealand at the 2018 Anzac Day commemorations in Gallipoli. On Anzac Day, Dame Patsy will speak at the Joint New Zealand and Australian Dawn Service in Anzac Cove, and at the New Zealand Commemorative Service at Chunuk Bair later that morning... 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