Protesting Weapons Expo


Peace groups plan protest against arms fair in Wellington





The Weapons Expo is coming back to Wellington – together we can shut it down again!
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The Weapons Expo is coming back to Wellington – together we can shut it down again!

Every year, arms dealers, the military and the government come together at the Weapons Expo to make deadly deals about weapons and war.

The Weapons Expo is an annual event held by the New Zealand Defence Industry Association (NZDIA), the national arms trade lobbying organisation. NZDIA companies make and sell weapons for use in wars globally. The Weapons Expo’s primary sponsor is Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest arms manufacturer, who also build nuclear weapons. Local arms companies such as Lower Hutt’s MAS Zengrange will also be in attendance, aiming to build the market for their mortar firing systems.

Tell your friends, put it in your diary and take the days off work, uni or school now. Together we can shut it down!



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Speak Our Peace – Public Meeting About the Arms Trade
Thursday September 28th, Starting 6pm at 19 Tory St

Join Peace Action Wellington, Nicky Hager, Gayaal Iddamalgoda and Hanaa Al-Sadoun to discuss the arms trade, militarisation in the Pacific and refugees. We will also give an overview of the upcoming Weapons Expo and what the protest against it will involve.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1939378399650886

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Non-violent Direct Action Training
Sunday October 1st, Starting 1130am at Inner Most Gardens, Mt Victoria

Prepare for the community blockade of the Weapons Expo with a free non-violent direct action (NVDA) training session. We will build collective understanding of what non-violent direct action is, share tactics we can use on the day, and discuss dealing with media and police.

The event is open to people of all ages, abilities and NVDA experience levels who are interested in coming along to the Weapons Expo blockade. So whether you’re new to protest or you’ve used NVDA for years and fancy a refresher, nau mai, haere mai.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1667587516599328

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Blockade the Weapons Expo
Tuesday October 10th and Wednesday October 11th at the Westpac Stadium

We are planning a diverse blockade and protest actions over the two day of the Weapons Expo. We want this to be a accessible, family friendly fun event so there will different activities to get involved in depending on your comfort level on both days.

10 Oct: Blockade the Weapons Expo.
Meet 7.30am: Pedestrian overbridge to the Westpac Stadium, beside 90 Waterloo Quay

11 Oct: Plans during day TBC

11 Oct: Give Peace a Dance! Party & Noise Demo against the arms trade.
Meet 5pm: Pedestrian overbridge to the Westpac Stadium, beside 90 Waterloo Quay
BYO noisemaker and dance moves.