Anti-war protest rallies planned for this Saturday, January 25

Global Peace and Justice Media Release
Join the protests in Auckland, Wellington and Waihopai

Waihopai: Assemble 10am, Waihopai Valley Road from 10 a.m
https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK2001/S00255/waihopai-spy-base-protest-saturday-january-25th-10-am.htm

Wellington: Assemble 12 noon, Midland Park

Auckland: Assemble 2pm, Aotea Square https://www.facebook.com/events/1005058233203855/

No war with Iraq or Iran! Troops out Now! Shut down the Waihopai Spy Base!

Support for the Auckland protest has come from the Green Party, First union, Unite Union, Love Aotearoa Hate Racism, Radio Inqilaab, Migrant Workers Association of Aotearoa, Anti-Bases Campaign and Socialist Aotearoa.

Since calling this protest we have received endorsements from across New Zealand and as a result, GPJA has changed its name to Global Peace and Justice Aotearoa. We seek to link activists from around the country to build a strong movement for peace and justice.

Those backing the protest include Golriz Ghahraman, Green Foreign Affairs, Defence, and Human Rights, spokesperson who cannot attend in person but who says: “Please note my apologies and huge appreciation for the kaupapa of the anti-war march in Auckland, especially as a victim of American war profiteering in Iran and Iraq.”

John Minto, a founder member of GPJA states: “I will be travelling to Auckland for this really important protest to begin at 2pm on Saturday at Aotea Square. All foreign troops including New Zealand soldiers need to leave Iraq now!”

Activists are invited to a follow-up meeting at 7pm on Tuesday 4 February the Trades Hall, 147 Great North Rd, Grey Lynn Auckland, to help build the movement for a new decade.

http://www.gpja.org.nz/

Like the Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/GPJAotearoa/

Contact:
Mike Treen 0295254744
Nicola Owen 0210358513

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