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
New Zealand Defence Minister Fails To Take Only Logical Choice On War Exercises
“It is deeply frustrating that New Zealand First MP and Defence Minister Ron Mark insisted on sending the NZ Navy into an area which entails risk to public health, to prop up the United States’ continuing global aggression,” said Valerie Morse, member of the Cancel RIMPAC Coalition Aotearoa.
Pacific Peace Network calls for cancellation of RIMPAC wargames in Hawai’i
The Pacific Peace Network (PPN) has called for the cancellation of the Rimpac ‘war game’ exercises in Hawai’ian waters scheduled to start this week.
Cancel RIMPAC 2020 Aotearoa
July 16, 2020 A month out from the start of RIMPAC, the US Navy led military wargames, peace groups are calling on Minister of Defence Ron Mark to pull the
WBW News & Action: How You Become A Peace Activist
Peacestock: The 18th Annual Gathering for Peace: #Peacestock2020 — Theme: Where’s the Truth? A Free, Online Zooming Peace Gathering with Veterans For Peace on Saturday, July 18th from 1pm to
Peace Network Says “RIMPAC” War Games Exploit Pacific Peoples
June 19, 2020 A new coalition of Pacific Peace groups says the “RIMPAC’ military exercises event exploits Pacific peoples and causes environmental damage and should be cancelled. The ‘war games’,
Peace group says Government should have bought Air NZ planes instead of $1.5b Hercules
From 1 News, New Zealand, June 6, 2020 The Government’s decision to buy five new Super Hercules aircraft for $1.5 billion is being criticised by a national peace organisation. The