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Global Peace And Justice Auckland Newsletter

Global Peace And Justice Auckland
Newsletter #15, December 10, 2002

GLOBAL PEACE AND JUSTICE AUCKLAND NEWSLETTER #15, December 10, 2002

Website http://www.gpja.pl.net/ Contact details: Forums ­ John Minto, (09) 8463173 jbminto@xtra.co.nz; Newsletter Editor ­ Mike Treen 0212547440 miket@pl.net Web page ­ Geraldine Peters (09) 3570655 bern@ihug.co.nz Donations can be sent to GPJA, 84 Paice Ave, Sandringham, Auckland. All communication regarding the GPJA mailing list (email or snail) should be addressed to gpjamailinglist@xtra.co.nz

Dear friends,

JOIN ANTIWAR PROTEST, 11AM, SAT DEC 14, QEII SQUARE, DOWNTOWN

It is becoming clearer by the day that the US/UK axis is preparing for war regardless of the results of the UN inspections in Iraq. Bush and Blair have been desperately seeking any excuse to justify an attack and we can expect one to be manufactured in due course. This makes the planned protest outside the US consulate this Saturday both timely and urgent. The NZ government continues to play a double game ­ deepening the involvement of the NZ military in the so-called ³war on terror² while claiming it has no connection to the planned assault on Iraq. The protest will assemble at QEII Square, downtown, at 11am before moving over to the US Consulate on Customs Street. It¹s our chance to give Bush/Blair/Clark a Christmas antiwar message.

OTHER NEWS/EVENTS

URGENT! AUCKLAND CITY VOTERS: If every person on this email list prints out & signs the petition below and posts it to PO Box 1553 Shortland Street Auckland we may be successful in getting a binding referendum on the local voting system.

If each person gets just TWO signatures, we WILL be successful. Please get a few more since some people won¹t have the time, ok? I¹ve also attached a nicely formatted petition. If you are not sure if you have signed, please do so!

We have until THIS THURSDAY, 12 DEC to gather the remaining signatures to oblige the council to hold a binding referendum on the voting system. I apologise to those who have received multiple emails ­ it is far easier for you to click delete on an email than it is for us to knock on each of your doors or to talk to this many people outside the library or supermarket or even for us to spend hours culling duplicates. If you can send this email to your network of friends, family and co-workers that would be great.

Your democracy, your choice ­ please sign today! Any questions, call me at 361-5975 or visit www.stvnz.org for more info re: STV itself as well as the referendum. THANK YOU. Lynne

STV Poll Demand for Auckland City

In accordance with the Local Electoral Act 2001, we the undersigned, being electors enrolled as eligible to vote, hereby demand that a poll be held on the proposal that the Single Transferable Vote (STV) electoral system be used at the next two triennial elections of the Auckland City Council.

Please print your name:

Please sign your name:

Please print your address: as on the electoral roll (no PO Box numbers)

PLEASE SIGN PLEASE PRINT

Signature Full Name - surname, given name (as appears on electoral roll) Residential Address (as on roll ­ no PO Box numbers)

Please return petitions to: ERC c/o Lynne, PO Box 1553, Shortland Street, Auckland

by December 11, 2002.

Friday, December 13, 7:30pm. Triangle will be rescreening 'The Great Deception'. Following its earlier screening Triangle received an avalanche of calls from people wanting more information, so, as a result, it will be rescreening the 40 minute Programme from Vision TV in Canada. A series of six commentaries by journalist Barry Zwicker, it raises many of the tough and unanswered questions surrounding the events of Sept. 11. For further information contact the Peace Foundation 373 2379.

Resource Promotions & Marketing Co-ordinator

Full time, for not-for-profit organisation. Some resource development and marketing skills required. An interest or background in education would be an advantage. Applications to The Peace Foundation, PO Box 4110, Auckland, 09-373-2379,

peace@fps.pl.net

Message from the Water pressure Group. Hi folks! It is now URGENT that as many signs as possible go up around Auckland City to support freedom of expression and oppose political censorship. By putting a sign (with your own message) on your fence you will be making a stand in solidarity with WPG activist Ike Finau who faces jail time for using his gate and vehicle to express his views. Professionally printed black and yellow signs saying: "DEFEND DEMOCRACY!² are available from the 'Rupatation' café under the big ''Bushells' sign at 103 Wellington St, Freemans Bay. A donation of $5.00 per sign will help to cover printing costs. It's stand up and be counted time! Contact Penny Bright Media Spokesperson, WPG, Ph (09) 846 9825.

WEB RESOURCES

Lies, damn lies and terror warnings by John Pilger

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/allnews/page.cfm?objectid=12422214&method=ful l& siteid=50143

US Britain step up bombing

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,853370,00.html

Bush administration sabotages inspections

http://www.sunspot.net/bal-op.iraq03dec03.story

This time I¹m scared

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,854148,00.html

Be afraid, be very afraid of spying by US army

http://www.cantonrep.com/index.php?Category=14&ID=74536&r=1

America¹s shameful Mideast history

http://www.ccmep.org/2002_articles/Iraq/112202_america.htm

Britain accused of providing Saddam torture instrument

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2002/12/03/nirq03.xml /

CND¹s historic case against Blair

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0212/S00059.htm

Threat of mass expulsion adds to Palestinian woes

http://natcath.org/NCR_Online/archives/112902/112902l.htm#TOP

Economist tallies cost of Israel for US

http://www.csmonitor.com/2002/1209/p16s01-wmgn.html

The Bush dynasty and the Cuban criminals

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Print/0,3858,4558697,00.html

US Slaughtered POWs in Gulf War 1

http://abcnews.go.com/sections/us/DailyNews/gulfwar000614.html

Big brother will be watching America

http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,845884,00.html


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