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Peace actions continue amid concern about police tactics – Peace Action Wellington

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Peace actions continue amid concern about police tactics – Peace Action Wellington

Peaceful protests against the weapons industry continued today with a walking tour and picnic. The walking tour showed Wellingtonians the arms dealers on their doorstep. Protesters visited six local weapons companies today, including Broadspectrum, who operate illegal Australian offshore detention camps for refugees, and Rolls Royce, whose engines power 25% of military aircraft in the […]

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Amazing day of peace action disrupts Weapons Expo – Peace Action Wellington

By   /  October 11, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  5 Comments

“It has been an amazing day of peace action in Wellington where hundreds of people successfully blockaded the entrance to the Westpac Stadium. Weapons Expo delegates were prevented from getting inside for most of the day,” said Jessie Dennis from Peace Action Wellington. 15 people were arrested for minor offences in upholding the non-violent blockade, […]

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New Zealanders Prepare to Blockade Wellington Weapons Expo – Peace Action Wellington

By   /  October 5, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

People from all over the country are preparing to head to Wellington for a non-violent blockade of the annual NZDIA Weapons Expo next week. The Expo is being held this year at the Westpac Stadium. People interested in participating in blockading are invited to meet at 90 Waterloo Quay at 7:30 am before proceeding to the stadium. “New […]

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NZDIA Weapons Expo won’t be held in council venues – Peace Action Wellington

By   /  September 11, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Mayor Justin Lester says NZDIA Weapons Expo won’t be held in council venues Peace Action Wellington (PAW) met with Mayor Justin Lester on 6th September 2017 to discuss the New Zealand Defence Industry Association (NZDIA) Weapons Expo returning to Wellington. Justin Lester said whilst he is Mayor, the NZDIA Weapons Expo will not be held […]

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Police use Courts to harass activists – Peace Action Wellington

By   /  June 15, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Wellington police have today confirmed that they will again pursue trespass charges against a peace activist. The hearing for a trespass charge will be heard at Wellington District Court despite evidence showing the police’s case has no foundation. Peace Action Wellington member Laura Drew was arrested when leaving the Ministry of Defence in April 2016 […]

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Only 4 of 15 charges remain in case against peace activists – Peace Action Wellington

By   /  February 18, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on Only 4 of 15 charges remain in case against peace activists – Peace Action Wellington

Another charge was dropped on the fourth day of the Crown’s case against 15 peace activists who protested the 2015 Wellington Weapons Expo. Selina Van Doorn’s charge was dismissed after the Judge was shown video evidence which clearly showed that police had violently arrested her for no reason. The Crown have now completed their witnesses […]

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16 Wellington peace activists to appear in court for opposing arms trade: Peace Action Wellington

By   /  February 12, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on 16 Wellington peace activists to appear in court for opposing arms trade: Peace Action Wellington

Sixteen people who protested for peace at the 2015 New Zealand Defence Industry Association (NZDIA) Weapons Conference will next week appear in Wellington District Court. The protesters who took part in a non-violent blockade outside the conference have plead not guilty. A week of ongoing resistance to the arms trade will be held during the […]

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Navy secretly move function, send police to monitor peaceful protest – Peace Action Wellington

By   /  October 17, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

Sunday’s Trafalgar Luncheon, part of the Navy’s 75th anniversary celebrations, was moved from its planned location in the Wellington Cadet Centre without any public notification. Despite this, a peace picnic outside the empty venue was closely monitored by two police officers. Peace Action Wellington had planned a noisy picnic to protest the Navy’s luncheon; “War […]

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Peace activists arrested at arms company protest – Peace Action Wellington

By   /  September 21, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  3 Comments

Activists from Peace Action Wellington (PAW) today occupied the office of MAS Zengrange, a Lower Hutt company that makes mortar-firing systems and other war products. Five peace activists were arrested after they left the building. Lisa Davis, a member of PAW, said, “We dressed up as the Grim Reaper during this action to highlight the […]

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