About Our ChapterNew Zealand/Aotearoa for a World BEYOND War is a local chapter of the global World BEYOND War network, whose mission is the abolition of war. World BEYOND War’s work debunks the myths that war is inevitable, just, necessary, or beneficial. We outline the evidence that nonviolent methods are the most effective and lasting tools by which to resolve conflict. And we provide a blueprint for ending war, one that is rooted in the strategies of demilitarizing security, managing conflict nonviolently, and creating a culture of peace.
Our CampaignsThe chapter has organized a variety of campaigns, film screenings, webinars, workshops, and numerous speaking engagements. Chapter coordinator Liz Remmerswaal hosts the Radio Kidnappers show ‘Peace Witness’ featuring national and international peace activists. The chapter has also organized installations of peace poles.
Chapter news and views
Haere Mai Julian Assange – Expert Panel Featuring Daniel Ellsberg
Aotearoa 4 Assange and a panel of International experts call on the New Zealand Government to welcome Australian Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange, to stand for human rights, the public’s right to know and peace.
AUDIO: Peace Witness – Liz Talks With Matt Fuller
Matt Fuller is currently a PhD student at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand.
Audio: Disrupting Land Forces in Brisbane, Australia
Margie Pestorius is a long time peace activist and co-organiser of the recent successful Disrupt Land Forces actions in Brisbane, Australia.
Remembering Des Ratima
World BEYOND War Aotearoa New Zealand is heartbroken to report the untimely death of Maori elder Des Ratima, aged 69.
Stop the Militarization of Space
The protest outside Rocket Lab HQ Auckland at 12 Noon 21 June 2021 was to oppose the launches of US military payloads in Space.
Peace Witness: Zelda Grimshaw, Disrupt Land Forces campaign, Brisbane, Australia
Zelda Grimshaw has been a grassroots activist for earth rights and human rights since her teens.