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New Zealand Government Updates Rules On What Can Be Sent Into Space

December 19, 2019 From New Zealand Herald Cabinet has agreed to updated rules around what can be launched into space from this country and banned payloads including those contributing to nuclear weapons programmes or any that support military operations ”contrary […]

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Our Nuclear Arms Obsession Is A Countdown To Extinction

By Helen Caldicott, December 14, 2019 From Independent Australia I WRITE THIS PIECE as a physician expertly trained to make accurate diagnoses to either cure the patient or to alleviate their symptoms. I, therefore, approach the viability of life on Earth from […]

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Experts’ Letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Donald J. Trump Supporting the Exiled Chagossian People

November 22, 2019 Dear Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Donald J. Trump,  We are a group of scholars, military and international relations analysts, and other experts who are writing in support of the exiled Chagossian people. As you know, […]

Independent Peaceful Australian Network

Independent and Peaceful Australian Network Conference, August 2019

By Liz Remmerswaal, October 14, 2019 The fifth conference of the Independent and Peaceful Australian (IPAN) Network was recently held in Darwin on 2-4 August. I attended, feeling it was important to contribute and represent New Zealand, with the support […]

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Defence Forum Abandons Military Expo as ‘Aggressive Protestors’ Claim Success

By Thomas Manch, September 30, 2019 From Stuff A controversial military expo has been scrapped by organisers and protesters are claiming success in shutting down down the war industry. The New Zealand Defence Industry Association (NZDIA) has decided not to hold […]

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Exceptionally Insulated

By Kristin Christman, July 21, 2019 Originally Published in the Albany Times Union If you were Iranian and learned that U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton wanted to attack your country, wouldn’t you feel terrified? But we’re taught to dismiss […]

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New Zealand’s Wellbeing Budget: Shocking Rise in Military Spending

From Peace Movement Aotearoa, May 31, 2019 While there is much to commend about the shift in government thinking reflected in the Wellbeing Budget’s five priorities [1], the shocking increase in military spending shows the same old thinking about “security” remains […]

Liz Remmerswaal Hughes

Talk Nation Radio: Liz Remmerswaal Hughes on Peace Activism in New Zealand

Liz Remmerswaal Hughes is a member of the Coordinating Committee of World BEYOND War. She is the Country Coordinator for World BEYOND War in New Zealand / Aotearoa where she works with a number of peace organizations. In 2017 she […]

Auckland Peace Action

We Are Winning! Peace Action @ Weapons Expo 2018

From Auckland Peace Action, November 4, 2018 The 2018 Weapons Expo and the accompanying campaign to shut it down are finished for the year. It has been an awesome and successful week for the peace movement in Palmerston North, and […]

Laurie Ross representing Nuclear Free Peacemakers NZ and World BEYOND War

Peaceworkers Unite for a World BEYOND War

October 31, 2018 ‘The major threat facing humanity in the 21st century is the proliferation of violence, weapons and warfare,‘ says Laurie Ross, a veteran NZ Nuclear Free Peacemaker of Auckland. She has just returned from the World BEYOND War […]