By Radio Kidnappers, September 6, 2020
Liz Remmerswaal is board member and national coordinator of global peace organisation, World BEYOND War and after working in politics, broadcasting, community work and raising a family is now a committed voluntary peace activist, who lives at Haumoana.
Liz has also been a vice president of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and in 2017 received the Sonia Davies Peace Award and studied and travelled overseas. She is the co- co-convenor of Pacific Peace Network.
‘Peace Witness’ features those who stand up to be counted as advocating for non violent ways of resolving conflict.
PEACE WITNESS 1- RADIO KIDNAPPERS
VALERIE MORSE, PEACE ACTIVIST AOTEAROA NZ
RECORDED 3 SEPTEMBER 2020
Valerie Morse has been a central fgure in the establishment of nationwide peace-action groups in Aotearoa NZ, in particular, Peace Action Wellington and Auckland Peace Action, for the past two decades.
Morse was the author of Against Freedom: The War on Terrorism in Everyday New Zealand Life (2007) and was the principal writer of Profting from War: New Zealand’s Weapons and Military-Related Industry (2015).
She is perhaps best-known to a wider audience in Aotearoa New Zealand in connection to the Operation Eight case, for which she was never put on trial, and the trial for burning a flag on Anzac Day, for which she was eventually acquitted in the Supreme Court, after appealing her conviction. Trained as a historian, employed as a librarian, and based in the Wairarapa, she speaks here with World BEYOND War’s Liz Remmerswaal on her life as a peace witness.