Help Us Stop The Weapons Expo! By Auckland Peace Action

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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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Auckland Peace Action (APA) is a volunteer community group, and membership is open to anyone in agreement with our principles. We exist to
1/ Raise public awareness about the weapons expo, the wider military/industrial complex and NZ’s role in the War on Terror.
2/ Build & sustain an active movement of people opposed to war and militarism.
3/ Disrupt and shut down the military-industrial complex in NZ and globally through non-violent direct action and respecting a diversity of tactics.
4/ Build solidarity across movements by recognising the interconnected and disastrous consequences of war, colonialism and capitalism for the majority of people in NZ and the world.
5/ We stand for a world free from oppression and we envision a world with peace, justice and self-determination. We envision a demilitarised and decolonised Pacific.

 

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

    04:38PM Sun 03/09/17 on Help Us Stop The Weapons Expo!

    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. 

    Comment on this update:

    Pictures of T-shirts, zines and tea-towels

    09:12AM Wed 16/08/17 on Help Us Stop The Weapons Expo!

     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!

     

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