Peace ships, not warships

11 Nov

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Support Auckland’s Week of Peace, 13-20 November

In response to the Government’s Week of War, peace action groups are coordinating a Week of Peace in Auckland.

“Our week of peace is designed bring together individuals, groups, associations, not for profits and businesses that would like to to send a clear message to the Government and the New Zealand defence industry that a Weapons Expo and Warship visit is not acceptable.”

Please review the events and register for the event(s) you would like to attend.

Sunday 13 November: Non-violent Direct Action Training:

These training sessions will help people to prepare for the blockade with discussions around tactics, role-plays, legal information and safety info. 2pm at Trades Hall, 147 Great North Road


Monday 14 November: Non-violent Direct Action Training:

These training sessions will help people to prepare for the blockade with discussions around tactics, role-plays, legal information and safety info. 6pm at Trades Hall, 147 Great North Road

Tuesday 15 November: Dr. Helen Caldicott speaks

Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Dr. Helen Caldicott, the world’s foremost anti-nuclear activist and researcher speaks on why we must work together against war today. 7:30pm, at the Auckland University of Technology lecture theatre WG403 (fourth floor). Hosted by the Peace Foundation.

Wednesday 16 November: Blockade the Arms Trade Expo!

Silo Park (Beaumont & Jellicoe St) 8am. Actively oppose the arms trade by the blockading the Weapons Expo. There are spaces for people who wish to actively blockade as well as space for support and family-friendly creative resistance. Check out the Facebook event for full details.

Thursday 17 November: WALL of NOISE – Drown out the Death Merchants.

Viaduct Events Centre 6pm. Bring your best noisemakers, instruments, banners and placards to drown out the weapons dealers’ party and awards ceremony happening inside. Evening. Check out the Facebook event for more details

Thursday 17 November 9am, Mission Bay – Peace Flotilla

Karanmga Tangaroa to launch Peace Flotilla at 9am. Join up with a boat, kayak, surfboard or your body to resist the warships coming into Auckland Harbour. See Facebook events page.

Saturday 19 November: March for Peace.

Queen Street, Aotea Square. 2pm assemble at Auckland Town Hall, 4pm finish at Britomart.

Sunday 20 November: Peace Ships, NOT Warships! 1pm @ the Cloud

We’ll be having a peace picnic in the midst of the Navy birthday celebration reminding everyone that war is not a celebration bring banners, picnic stuff and other peace materials.

ALSO:

JUST WAR ? LECTURE AND STUDY DAY, HOLY TRINITY CATHEDRAL PRECINCT, AUCKLAND, 18 – 19 NOVEMBER, 2016.

Friday, 18 November, 7.30pm, 7.30pm, Selwyn Library. Dorothy Brown Memorial Lecture Dr Jenny Te Paa.

Saturday, 19 November, 9pm to 5pm, Bishop Selwyn Chapel, Study Day with Father Claude Mostowik, Professor Kevin Clements, Professor Richard Jackson, Dr Derek Woodard-Lehman, Keith Locke, Chris Barfoot and Professor Margaret Bedggood.

Booking essential for both events for catering purposes. No charge for lecture, Study Day $20 (pay on the day). Light refreshments provided including lunch on Saturday. Book with barfoots or phone 575-6142. Arranged by N.Z Christian Network, Aotearoa New Zealand Peace and Conflict Studies Centre Trust, Pax Christi and Anglican Pacifist Fellowship.

Sunday 20 November 1.30pm – 2.30pm outside Holy Trinity Church – Prayers for Peace

To acknowledge and honour victims of war and those who have conscientiously objected to war service. This will coincide with the Royal NZ Navy 75th anniversary church service being held in the cathedral.

 For further information see: https://aucklandpeaceaction.wordpress.com

 

 

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