12:00Monday 21 June-STOP Militarisation of Space Aotearoa

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Kia ora

We hope this email finds you well.

We are getting together a band to bring fun music to protests and marches. We are keen to find musicians, people with enthusiasm, percussionists, people who own equipment, and instruments like handheld items people could use even with no musical experience e.g. tambourine, shakers etc. If you would like to get involved in this, send us through an email! 🙂

This week, as part of the Space For Peace Aotearoa campaign, we cohosted a zoom livestreamed webinar: ‘Stop the Militarisation of Space’, with RocketLab Monitor, mana whenua of Māhia, and special guest speaker Prof. Kevin Clements.

Watch it here: https://youtu.be/62qHI1kOHLw

Sign our Space For Peace petition here.

Sign up to get updates, and attend actions and events!

Protest RocketLab:
Stop the Militarisation of Space

Monday, 21st June 2021,
at 12:00-1:00 PM

25 Levene Place, Mt Wellington, Auckland

RocketLab is a US owned company, whose major shareholders are US military arms manufacturers.

They have been launching spy and weapon-control capable satellites into Space, from Aotearoa New Zealand.

This is the militarisation of Space! These satellites will likely be used in future conflict and surveillance on Earth.

RocketLab is using NZ as a launchpad, and potentially makes us into a military target. Peace experts have shared concerns that the satellite launches are in breach of our Nuclear Free status.

Join us over lunchtime on Winter Solstice at 12-1pm for speakers and music, and to convey our concerns to RocketLab’s workers, management and to inform the general public.

Let us Be a Presence for Peace Together on the Winter Solstice.

Event links here:
https://our.actionstation.org.nz/events/protest-rocketlab-stop-the-militarisation-of-space

https://www.facebook.com/events/900530734138480

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Polynesian Panther Party 50th Anniversary Celebrations Symposium

. Friday 18th and Saturday 19th June 2021. Venue: Fale Pasifika, 20-26 Wynyard St, University of Auckland.

The celebration will include an art exhibition, a symposium – panel discussions with Polynesian Panther Party (PPP) members, Black Panther Party US members, 1970s activist groups Ngā Tamatoa, Peoples Union and the voices of Polynesian youth today.

Registration essential:
https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/polynesian-panther-party-50th-anniversary-celebrations-symposium-tickets-152225997055

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The March of Migrants 2 – the Movement Strikes Back

Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 3pm Britomart then marching to Aotea Square.

We simply ask for:
1) Visas to be extended for migrants stranded offshore, so that they can return to New Zealand when the border reopens
2) Families to be re-united through timely grant of visas to family members offshore
3) End to modern day slavery and migrant exploitation by detaching visas from employers
4) Genuine and timely pathways to residency for all migrants already in New Zealand
5) A one off amnesty for overstayers

Hosted by: Migrant Workers Association of Aotearoa, The Federation of Aotearoa Migrants, Migrant Rights Network NZ, and Auckland Action Against Poverty.

Event link:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1357144158005074

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Action Alert:

Submit on the new terrorism law

Our friends at Peace Action Wellington have written an excellent guide to what to put in your submission, check it out here. Submissions are due in by the 25 June and can be made here.

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Register for the 24-hour Global Peace Conference on 19 June!

The 24-hours will feature over 50+ workshops and group discussions on matters relevant to peacebuilding – https://sites.google.com/rpfaa.org/gpc-2021/

Come hear from survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bombing, teenage environmental activists, Myanmar activists, and punk rock artists.
Participate in workshops on having courageous conversations, power mapping to maximise relationships, telling better stories for effective impact, measuring peace, discovering your peacebuilding superpower, indigenous perspectives on environmental conflict resolution, and crowdfunding 101.

Registrations are free and all are welcome (especially young people, as our youngest speaker is 13!).

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Palestine Solidarity – Tāmaki Makaurau Branch

If you would like to get involved in Palestine Solidarity in Tāmaki Makaurau, email secretary

Petition to the House of Representatives to Close the Israeli Embassy.

Join Auckland Peace Action

We would love to hear from you and welcome you to get involved in Auckland Peace Action – email us at aucklandpeaceaction(at)gmail.com, or message us on Facebook or Twitter.

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