Help Us Stop The Weapons Expo!

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Help Us Stop The Weapons Expo!

Project 2017-08-10 20:24:02 +1200

UPDATE - we're gonna need a bigger bus!

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH. We've reached our first goal!

Now: our first stretch goal is $2,500. This would significantly increase the number of people from all over Aotearoa we could bring to Wellington to shut down the Weapons Expo - after all, what is a blockade without any people in it? And there are still plenty of fab rewards on offer.

So please keep sharing and donate if you haven't already. Also check out this awesome video of the last blockade in Tāmaki Makaurau, when we managed to keep hundreds of arms dealers out. Help us do it again.

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On October 10 &11, activists from all over Aotearoa will converge at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington to shut down the annual Weapons Expo. The Expo is a trade show for arms companies and the military to buy, sell and lobby for more weapons of war. The primary sponsor of the Expo is Lockheed Martin, the world's largest arms company. They manufacture nuclear weapons, warships, tanks, fighter jets, bombs, guided missiles and just about any other kind of weapon.

We are raising funds to transport activists from Auckland (and other places along the way) for the blockade and for campaign & action supplies. We are hoping to bring a big crew of people to be a part of the action again this year, and we need your help!

Last year, the Weapons Expo was in Auckland. People from across the city joined in action to blockade the arms trade – and we did that successfully, shutting out 350 delegates for 8 hours. We used non-violent direct action to stop war profiteers for a day. We had a host of other amazing activities as part of the Week of Peace.
We also extend an invitation to anyone who is interested in the campaign and keen to be part of the action to join us on the trip to Wellington. If you're planning to come to the blockade and want more details about transport or just about the day, please register on www.stopthearmstrade.nz/register

You can see pictures of the T-shirts, Tea Towels and Zine collection on the updates page.

If you prefer to donate directly to Auckland Peace Action, our account is

Account name: Auckland Peace Action
Account Number: Kiwibank 38-9017-0840541-00

Thank you for your support!

 

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Updates 2

We're gonna need a bigger bus - stretch goal number 1!

03/09/2017 at 4:38 PM

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH. We've reached our first goal!

Now: our first stretch goal is $2,500. This would significantly increase the number of people from all over Aotearoa we could bring to Wellington to shut down the Weapons Expo - after all, what is a blockade without any people in it? And there are still plenty of fab rewards on offer. 

So please keep sharing and donate if you haven't already. Also check out this awesome video of the last blockade in Tāmaki Makaurau, when we managed to keep hundreds of arms dealers out. Help us do it again. 

Pictures of T-shirts, zines and tea-towels

16/08/2017 at 9:12 AM

 Our Blockade the Arms trade t-shirt

Our Blockade the Arms Trade T-shirt (please specify your size)

Our "Blockade the Arms Trade" Tea Towels

Our Blockade the Arms Trade Tea Towels

 

Our complete zine collection

Complete Auckland Peace Action Zine collection!

 

    Pledgers 39

    Gill Minogue
    2017-09-21 19:22:44 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-09-21 08:33:25 +1200
    Nigel Parsons
    2017-09-15 15:03:36 +1200
    Stevan Eldred-Grigg
    2017-09-15 11:11:42 +1200
    Rocky Rees
    2017-09-15 00:00:14 +1200

    "All the best, hope the action is as successful as last year in Auckland!!"

    Eileen Pearce
    2017-09-13 10:43:36 +1200

    "Thanks to the young able-bodied peace-filled protesters who will be present"

    Hannah Mackintosh
    2017-09-13 09:39:31 +1200

    "Thank you for the brave awesome essential work that you are all doing."

    Kerry Ann Lee
    2017-09-05 17:09:20 +1200

    "All the best! "

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-09-04 11:00:05 +1200
    Piet Rad
    2017-09-04 01:21:12 +1200

    "There are NO winners in any war."

    Nadia Filistin
    2017-08-29 21:19:31 +1200
    Oliver Lineham
    2017-08-26 14:38:23 +1200
    Emily Worman
    2017-08-25 13:10:30 +1200

    "Amazing people, necessary work - thank you."

    Karen
    2017-08-25 08:58:22 +1200
    Anonymous
    2017-08-24 18:43:40 +1200
    Sterile Mrsterile
    2017-08-24 09:04:33 +1200
    Ruth Mundy
    2017-08-24 07:47:59 +1200
    Katharina Bauer
    2017-08-23 20:31:38 +1200

    "I am so grateful for your blockade of this gathering of criminals. Wish I could join you there!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-08-23 20:02:04 +1200

    "Keep up the good work"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-08-23 18:20:47 +1200
    Murdoch Stephens
    2017-08-23 16:12:29 +1200
    anna rogers
    2017-08-23 15:32:05 +1200

    "stay rad"

    kate logan
    2017-08-23 13:34:09 +1200

    "Good luck!!"

    Laura O'Connell Rapira
    2017-08-23 12:52:09 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-08-23 11:15:48 +1200
    elizabeth stanley
    2017-08-23 09:21:01 +1200
    Catherine Amey
    2017-08-22 19:41:22 +1200

    "Keep up the great work to stop war!"

    Maire
    2017-08-22 17:50:42 +1200
    Claire Dann
    2017-08-22 13:56:58 +1200
    Ariana Paretutanganui-Tamati
    2017-08-22 11:49:57 +1200

    Followers

    Followers of Help Us Stop The Weapons Expo!

    Help Us Stop The Weapons Expo!

    Project 2017-08-10 20:24:02 +1200

    UPDATE - we're gonna need a bigger bus!

    THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH. We've reached our first goal!

    Now: our first stretch goal is $2,500. This would significantly increase the number of people from all over Aotearoa we could bring to Wellington to shut down the Weapons Expo - after all, what is a blockade without any people in it? And there are still plenty of fab rewards on offer.

    So please keep sharing and donate if you haven't already. Also check out this awesome video of the last blockade in Tāmaki Makaurau, when we managed to keep hundreds of arms dealers out. Help us do it again.

    -----------------------------------------------------

    On October 10 &11, activists from all over Aotearoa will converge at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington to shut down the annual Weapons Expo. The Expo is a trade show for arms companies and the military to buy, sell and lobby for more weapons of war. The primary sponsor of the Expo is Lockheed Martin, the world's largest arms company. They manufacture nuclear weapons, warships, tanks, fighter jets, bombs, guided missiles and just about any other kind of weapon.

    We are raising funds to transport activists from Auckland (and other places along the way) for the blockade and for campaign & action supplies. We are hoping to bring a big crew of people to be a part of the action again this year, and we need your help!

    Last year, the Weapons Expo was in Auckland. People from across the city joined in action to blockade the arms trade – and we did that successfully, shutting out 350 delegates for 8 hours. We used non-violent direct action to stop war profiteers for a day. We had a host of other amazing activities as part of the Week of Peace.
    We also extend an invitation to anyone who is interested in the campaign and keen to be part of the action to join us on the trip to Wellington. If you're planning to come to the blockade and want more details about transport or just about the day, please register on www.stopthearmstrade.nz/register

    You can see pictures of the T-shirts, Tea Towels and Zine collection on the updates page.

    If you prefer to donate directly to Auckland Peace Action, our account is

    Account name: Auckland Peace Action
    Account Number: Kiwibank 38-9017-0840541-00

    Thank you for your support!

     

    Comments

    We're gonna need a bigger bus - stretch goal number 1!

    03/09/2017 at 4:38 PM

    THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH. We've reached our first goal!

    Now: our first stretch goal is $2,500. This would significantly increase the number of people from all over Aotearoa we could bring to Wellington to shut down the Weapons Expo - after all, what is a blockade without any people in it? And there are still plenty of fab rewards on offer. 

    So please keep sharing and donate if you haven't already. Also check out this awesome video of the last blockade in Tāmaki Makaurau, when we managed to keep hundreds of arms dealers out. Help us do it again. 

    Pictures of T-shirts, zines and tea-towels

    16/08/2017 at 9:12 AM

     Our Blockade the Arms trade t-shirt

    Our Blockade the Arms Trade T-shirt (please specify your size)

    Our "Blockade the Arms Trade" Tea Towels

    Our Blockade the Arms Trade Tea Towels

     

    Our complete zine collection

    Complete Auckland Peace Action Zine collection!

     

      Gill Minogue
      2017-09-21 19:22:44 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-09-21 08:33:25 +1200
      Nigel Parsons
      2017-09-15 15:03:36 +1200
      Stevan Eldred-Grigg
      2017-09-15 11:11:42 +1200
      Rocky Rees
      2017-09-15 00:00:14 +1200

      "All the best, hope the action is as successful as last year in Auckland!!"

      Eileen Pearce
      2017-09-13 10:43:36 +1200

      "Thanks to the young able-bodied peace-filled protesters who will be present"

      Hannah Mackintosh
      2017-09-13 09:39:31 +1200

      "Thank you for the brave awesome essential work that you are all doing."

      Kerry Ann Lee
      2017-09-05 17:09:20 +1200

      "All the best! "

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-09-04 11:00:05 +1200
      Piet Rad
      2017-09-04 01:21:12 +1200

      "There are NO winners in any war."

      Nadia Filistin
      2017-08-29 21:19:31 +1200
      Oliver Lineham
      2017-08-26 14:38:23 +1200
      Emily Worman
      2017-08-25 13:10:30 +1200

      "Amazing people, necessary work - thank you."

      Karen
      2017-08-25 08:58:22 +1200
      Anonymous
      2017-08-24 18:43:40 +1200
      Sterile Mrsterile
      2017-08-24 09:04:33 +1200
      Ruth Mundy
      2017-08-24 07:47:59 +1200
      Katharina Bauer
      2017-08-23 20:31:38 +1200

      "I am so grateful for your blockade of this gathering of criminals. Wish I could join you there!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-08-23 20:02:04 +1200

      "Keep up the good work"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-08-23 18:20:47 +1200
      Murdoch Stephens
      2017-08-23 16:12:29 +1200
      anna rogers
      2017-08-23 15:32:05 +1200

      "stay rad"

      kate logan
      2017-08-23 13:34:09 +1200

      "Good luck!!"

      Laura O'Connell Rapira
      2017-08-23 12:52:09 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-08-23 11:15:48 +1200
      elizabeth stanley
      2017-08-23 09:21:01 +1200
      Catherine Amey
      2017-08-22 19:41:22 +1200

      "Keep up the great work to stop war!"

      Maire
      2017-08-22 17:50:42 +1200
      Claire Dann
      2017-08-22 13:56:58 +1200
      Ariana Paretutanganui-Tamati
      2017-08-22 11:49:57 +1200

      Followers of Help Us Stop The Weapons Expo!

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 24/09/2017 at 8:00 PM.