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PMA National - What’s On

14 September 2001


*** NATIONAL ***

~ date unknown - welcome the refugees from the Tampa, organised by the No Human is Illegal campaign, for more info contact Len tel (09) 634 3984 (day) or (09) 526 4494 (evenings).

~ 19 to 25 September - Ciaron O’Reilly national speaking tour - Ciaron has been involved in non-violent direct action for more than 20 years. His involvement in East Timor solidarity groups is documented in his new book ‘Remembering Forgetting: a journey of non-violent resistance to the war in East Timor’, recently published by Otford Press in Australia. He is active in the Swords Into Plowshares movement; and will talk about his involvement in the disarming of a B52 bomber during the Gulf war, disabling equipment used for uranium mining on Aboriginal land at Jabiluka in Australia's Northern Territory, and also outline the movements against global capital and the attempts to derail them. For more info check out For meeting details, see Wellington, Nelson and Christchurch local listings.

~ 4 to 6 October - ‘Walking the talk’ Treaty Conference 2001, coming together to strategise and plan social change action, a conference with a difference with pre-conference discussions! For more info check out Treaty Conference 2001 will be hosted by Auckland WEA and Te Tari Matauranga Mäori, Manukau Institute of Technology, at the Manukau Institute of Technology, Tamaki Makaurau/Auckland. Register soon as venue capacity restrictions means there are limited places available.

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~ 6 October - National Day of Action for a GE Free Aotearoa New Zealand, for more info including local details, check out

~ 16 to 29 October - ‘Big brother is listening - The Inside Story: How The US, UK, Canada, Australia And NZ Spy On The World’, national speaking tour by Mike Frost (former Canadian spy). For more information about his visit to your area, please contact the following: * Christchurch - 16 October, contact Murray Horton, tel/fax (03) 366 3988,; * Blenheim - 17 October, contact Evin Wood, tel/fax (03) 5782259, ; * Nelson - 18 October, contact Will Foote, tel (03) 5474779; * Golden Bay - 19 October, contact Helen Kingston, tel (03) 525 9576; * Wellington - 23 October, contact Mark Roach, tel/fax (04) 934 5612; 025 998 952; * Palmerston North - 24 October, contact Dion Martin, tel (06) 356 9658w, fax (06) 359 1333w; * Hamilton - 25 October, contact Jim Holdom, tel (07) 855 5699; fax (07) 855 5902; * Whangarei - 26 October, contact Don Ross, tel (09) 438 2388; * Auckland - 29 October, contact Gerry Hill, tel (09) 376 5989; fax (09) 376 5527

~ 20 and 21 October - 2001: An Anarchist Odyssey 'Organising Against Capitalism in the 21st Century', this year's national anarchist conference over Labour weekend will feature workshops and discussions on a variety of topics, loosely based around the theme of local responses to capitalist globalisation and the worldwide 'anti-globalisation' movement, $20 per person for the two days, or $10 for one day (includes two meals each day). For more info contact or check out

***** LOCAL *****


~ SUN, 16 September - ‘The Educator and the Educating: Politics and Practice’, with Dr Walter De Oliveira (Professor of Public Health, Lutheran University of Brazil), expert on participatory budgeting and work with disadvantaged children and adolescents, from 1-30pm to 5pm. For more info contact Bruce Ross tel (09) 623 8899 x8477,

~ MON, 17 September - Public Meeting with Dr Walter De Oliveira (see 16 September listing above), 7pm Greens Office, Ground Floor, 26 Anzac Avenue. For more info contact Russell Norman, tel (09) 377 0149.

~ MON, 17 September - candle light 'vigil for peace', 8pm at the fountain in Albert Park, please bring a candle. Organised by Auckland University Students Association students. For more info contact Arna Metcalfe tel (09) 309 0789x206,

~ WEDS, 19 September - Suffrage Day Rally to demand accountability and action from our woman Prime Minister and women MPs. Paid Parental Leave has been placed on hold again, and women continue to fall through the cracks whilst we wait for this, and other policies. From 1-00pm, outside Helen Clark's Office, 65 Sandringham Rd, Sandringham. For more info contact Feminist Action

~ FRI, 21 September - 'Genocide and the Modern World: Never Again, Ever Again, or Whether Again?', Dr. Paul Bartrop (School of Australasian and International Studies, Deakin Univeristy) speaks from 12noon to 2pm, Room 220 in A block on the Wellesley campus of AUT. Organised by AUT and sponsored by the Peace Foundation. For more info contact (09) 373 2379,

~ MON, 24 September - ‘The New Rulers of the World’, NZ premiere of the documentary investigating globalisation by John Pilger, who really rules the world now? Is it governments or a handful of huge companies? The Ford Motor Company alone is bigger than the economy of South Africa. Hugely rich men, like Bill Gates, have a greater wealth than all of Africa. This film looks at the new rulers of the world - the multinationals and the governments and institutions that back them - the IMF and the World Bank, filmed in Indonesia and Washington, asking challenging questions seldom raised in the mainstream media. Screening times 5-15 to 6-15pm, 7pm to 8pm, 8-15 to 9-15pm at the Lido Cinema, Manukau Road. Tickets $12, available from the Peace Foundation tel (09) 373 2379 or 29 Princes Street.

~ THURS, 27 September - Action for Children and Youth in Aotearoa AGM, followed by a presentation from Alison Blaiklock and Beth Wood on the UN Special Session in New York and the official launch of the ACYA Website, 7pm at Orakei Marae. Please RSVP by 20 September to Hilary Nobilo tel (09) 411 8189, or Bettina Schempf tel (09) 537 0107

~ SAT, 29 September - ‘Tensions and Conflict in the Pacific: Challenges to Security’ public seminar, from 8-15am to 5-45pm at Crown Plaza, 128 Albert Street. Registration fee $20. For more info contact Marian Evenblij (NZ Red Cross) tel (04) 472 3750, fax (04) 473 0315, or

~ SUN, 14 October - ‘Usher in daylight saving’, WILPF event in Helen Sumich's garden, 48 Lloyd Avenue, Mt Albert. Simple supper/evening meal provided, trading table, proceeds to purchase cattle for East Timor. Cost $10. For time and more info contact Edna Butterworth tel (09) 378 1732, or Claire Gregory tel (09) 638 8662

~ February 2002 - Tamaki 2002, a celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Aotearoa Traditional Maori Performing Arts Festival - information about the venue, and application forms for those interested in having a stall are now available on-line at


~ SAT, 15 September - Thuten Kesang, Chairperson of the New Zealand Friends of Tibet, speaks from 11am to 12noon; and Ven. Geshe Sangey Thinley Teaching- ‘Chenrezig Meditation- Deity, Buddhism and Everyday Life’ at 1pm, at The Dowse, Laings Road, Lower Hutt, tel (04) 570 6500.

~ SUN, 16 September - Public Dissolution Ceremony of the sand mandala, the mandala is dissolved with prayer and chanting, followed by a procession to Te Awakairangi (Hutt River) where the sand will be offered to the water for blessing and dispersal, 1pm at The Dowse, followed by procession to Awakairangi (Hutt River), all welcome.


~ MON, 17 September - 19th Commemoration of Sabra and Shatillah Massacre - please note, this vigil has been postponed. For more info contact

~ TUES, 18 September - Stop The Bypass and Save Wellington from the Bulldozers! march from the top of Cuba Street (6pm) to a public meeting at the Town Hall at 7pm. For more info contact

~ WEDS, 19 September - Women’s Suffrage Day forum -‘The practical application of CEDAW Conventions in the Pacific’ (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women) - Patti O’Neil , Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, speaks about her work in the Pacific and Lucy Barnard, Policy Analyst (Human Rights Commission) speaks about NZ’s current CEDAW reporting schedule and the opportunities for having a say. From 12-15pm to 1-30pm, Conference Room, Human Rights Commission Office, Level 8, Vogel Building, Aitken Street. Light refreshments supplied. A Wellington Human Rights Speakers Forum. Please RSVP by 12noon, Tuesday 18th September to Narlene tel (04) 473 9981, fax (04) 471 6759,

~ WEDS, 15 September - ‘Nonviolent Resistance to Globalisation and War Preparations, with Ciaron O’Reilly, and launch of ‘Remembering Forgetting: a journey of non-violent resistance to the war in East Timor’, 12-30 pm in the Caritas Rooms, Catholic Centre, 22-30 Hill St, Thorndon. For more info please contact Louise

~ WEDS, 19 September - ‘Faith Based Community, the Acts of Mercy and Nonviolent Resistance’ with the Urban Vision Community, for time, venue and more information contact

~ WEDS, 19 September - ‘International Law and Foreign Policy under the Bush Administration’, speaker Professor Christopher Joyner (Department of Government at Georgetown University), from 5-30pm to 6-30pm at the Lecture Theatre 4 (1st floor), VUW Law Faculty, Old Government Buildings, organised by The International Law Association (NZ Branch) and NZIIA (Wgtn branch). For more info contact Major Peter Thorptel (04) 389 7103,

~ THURS, 20 September - Ciaron O’Reilly book launch and speaks: * 1pm in Meeting room 2, level 2, Student Union Building, Victoria University; and * 6-30pm in the Mezzanine Floor Meeting Room, Central Wellington Public Library, Victoria Street. Free entry.

~ THURS, 20 September - ‘Psychodrama, Democracy and Social Change’, Dr de Oliveira speaks at a meeting chaired by Keith Locke, light refreshments at 5-30pm, meeting at 6pm, at the ALAY Centre for Refugees and Migrants, Level 5, Victoria Arcade, 44 Victoria Street, admission by koha. For more info contact Paul Bruce tel (04) 972 8699

~ SAT, 22 September - 'Behind the News' the fortnightly programme on Wellington Access Radio (783 AM), broadcast at 12-30pm, brought to you by Jim Delahunty, producer of 'Dig'.

~ WEDS, 26 September - 'Prospects for Peace and Prosperity on the Korea Peninsula', with discussion leaders Dr Tim Beal, Lecturer School of Marketing and International Business, and Reverend Ian Donald Borrie, Chairman NZ-DPRK Society, from 5-30pm to 6-30pm, Lecture Theatre 4 (1st floor), VUW Law Faculty, Old Government Buildings. Organised by the NZIIA (Wgtn branch), for more info contact Major Peter Thorptel (04) 389 7103,

~ MON, 22 October - Labour Day celebration, if your group wishes to take part, have a stall, whatever, please contact John Maynard, tel (04) 973 6373, Details to be confirmed closer to the time, likely to be 10-30am to 12-30pm, Porirua Shopping Centre.

~ Every Sunday, ‘Peace Report’ on Wellington Access Radio (783 AM), broadcast at 11-45am, brought to you by the Peace Council, funded by PADET. If you or your group wish to make a free programme to be broadcast in this slot, please contact Des Brough tel/fax (04) 388 3173.


~ FRI, 21 September - Ciaron O’Reilly speaks at 7-30pm, St John's Church hall, Hardy St, Nelson Donations entry.

~ SAT, 22 September - Public Meeting/Dialogue on ‘Planetary Ethics’ with Richard Randerson (Commissioner for the Royal Commission into Genetic Engineering), Anna Parker (recently returned from an internship with WILPF at the UN in Geneva) and Brian Smythe (Chair of the Nelson-Marlborough Medical Ethics Committee), chaired by Mary-Ellen O'Connor, at 2pm, free entry. For venue and more info contact Bruce Dyer tel 03 548 7284 or


~ SUN, 23 September - Ciaron O’Reilly speaks on ‘Challenging Global Capital - a look at the new movements against global capital and attempts to derail them’, 7-30 pm at Christchurch Interactive, top floor 222 High St (cnr Cashel St). For more information contact Zippy

~ MON, 24 September - "Remembering Forgetting - A Journey of Noviolent Resistance to the War on East Timor" book launch with Ciaron O’Reilly, 7-30 pm, WEA Rooms, 59 Gloucester St. For more info contact Greg Jones tel (03) 338 0768

~ TUES< 25 September - ‘Faith Based Resistance’, Ciaron O’Reilly speaks at 7-30 pm, St. Mary's Church hall, Church Square, Addington. For more info contact Greg Jones tel (03) 338 0768

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