Peace & Conflict Resolution
World Beyond War is a US based, international organisation https://worldbeyondwar.org/who/ that mounts a significant and active campaign for peace. It has chapters in many countries – including New Zealand. Liz Remmerswaal Hughes, based in Hawkes Bay, is the driving force behind the New Zealand chapter. If you want to get involved you should start by contacting Liz firstname.lastname@example.org. Liz is a highly experienced peace campaigner. Here is an extract from her bio. “Liz Remmerswaal Hughes is a mother, journalist, environmentalist activist and former politician, having served six years on the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council. The daughter and granddaughter of soldiers, who fought other people’s wars in far flung places, she never got over war’s stupidity and became a pacifist. Liz is an active Quaker and formerly co Vice-President of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Aotearoa/New Zealand. She has strong links with the Australian peace movement and the Swords into Ploughshares group.” The NZ chapter is active and vibrant and offers an opportunity for Kiwis to add their weight to the difference that has to be made.
A campaign against foreign military bases being established in New Zealand. Their presence endangers Aotearoa’s neutrality, drags it into conflicts in which we should not be involved and, in the case of spy stations, allows foreign agencies to penetrate our government and distort its policies. Harewood, Tangimoana and Waihopai are three bases currently operated within our territory either by, or on behalf of US intelligence agencies. It is ABC’s intention to persuade the NZ government to close down Tangimoana and Waihopai and restrict the activities of Harewood to civilian purposes only. From our website, you can see that we are mounting a vigourous campaign. To enable this to succeed ABC, welcomes more supporters and donors.
For New Zealanders living in Australia and wanting to help secure the future of their new home, joining and contributing to IPAN could be the answer.
Who we are: IPAN is a network of organisations around Australia – community, faith and peace groups, trade unions and concerned individuals – aiming to build public dialogue and pressure for change to a truly independent foreign policy for Australia – one in which our government plays a positive role in solving international conflicts peacefully.
IPAN Vision: An independent and peaceful Australia.
IPAN Mission: Advocate for an independent and peaceful Australia, free of foreign military bases, and free of interventions by other foreign Governments, corporations, or vested interests, that at present seek to exert undue influence in shaping Australia’s foreign and defence policies in a manner that diminishes Australia’s sovereignty.
Acknowledgement: We acknowledge the traditional custodians the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and respect their continuing culture. We acknowledge their country was violently seized 230 years ago, and affirm that genuine independence of Australia cannot be achieved without a just and sovereign Treaty with the indigenous people of this land.
Active group trying to keep NZ military forces and war-material manufacturers out of overseas involvements.