GPJA #516: Monday meeting with Kim Dotcom, Glenn Greenwald, Robert Amsterdam Plus Special Guests


Friday, September 12, Opening function, 7pm, The Bridge Gallery and Studio, Shop #9 Beresford Square, (off Pitt Street), Auckland

This exhibition revisits the last three years of asset sale protests, welfare pickets, student blockades, and anti government marches A reminder of those that gave of themselves to stand up and fight back against capitalistic right wing policies.

Saturday, September 13, 1pm, Aotea Square, Auckland

March to Hobson Street and Vote to bring down the Government. "Crusher Collins, hear us say, Take John Key Out on your way."

Sunday, September 14, 4pm, The Peace Place 22 Emily Place ( close to Britomart)

Memorial Meeting for John Otto Ondawame. Pax Christi Aotearoa and West Papua Action Auckland offer condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of John Ondawame, whose life was dedicated to the liberation of West Papua and who died suddenly on 5 September 2014 in Vanuatu. Please join us to share memories and tributes to John. Refreshments to follow. For Further Information Maire Leadbeater maire or Kevin McBride paxnz

Sunday, September 14, 3pm, Next to the Karangahake Hall site/ Rail Trail and bridge to Crown Hill rd

Show your opposition to mining in the Karangahake Gorge.

Monday, September 15, 11am, Civic Square, Wellington

On Monday 15th September, hundreds including ethnic women from across New Zealand will march and participate in a united call to action to address domestic violence in Wellington.

Shakti Community Council is a national not-for-profit community organisation. Established since 1995, it caters to the specific needs of immigrant women and their children, domestic violence victims from Asian, African and Middle Eastern communities.

Shakti is an affiliate member of the National Collective of Independent Women’s Refuges.

Members from Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Christchurch, Dunedin will join their Wellington group and participate in the nationwide rally “March to Change New Zealand’s Shame”, organised by Women’s Refuge and several NGOs including Shakti, to direct Government and public attention to the shameful state of domestic violence in New Zealand.


Monday, September 15, 4pm, Kirkwood Rooms, Building KB03, University of Canterbury, Christchurch.

‘Flick 4 Kids’ in support of the nationwide Tick 4 Kids Campaign. A special screening of Bryan Bruce’s award winning documentary:

Monday, September 15, 7pm, Auckland Town Hall

Kim Dotcom, Glenn Greenwald, Robert Amsterdam Plus Special Guests.
Doors 6pm. Starts 7pm. Free Entry. First in First Served. And streaming from

Tuesday, September 16, 6pm, Paeroa War Memorial

Show your opposition to mining in the Karangahake Gorge.

Friday, September 19, 12.30pm-1.30pm, Lower Khartoum Place, off Lorne St, Auckland Central
Annual Suffrage Day Celebration. All welcome, speakers include Cathy Casey, Nive Sharat Chandran, Mike Lee, music from Ellie Lim and of course bagpipes! Free. Organised by the Auckland Branch of National Council of Women NZ and Auckland Council. Organisations are welcome to bring their banners, and we will have an NCWNZ stall with information about the National Council of Women, started in 1896, and some nifty women-y badges.

Friday, September 19, 6-7.30pm, Gus Fisher Gallery, The Kenneth Myers Centre, 74 Shortland St, Auckland Central

Women’s Health Action invites you to commemorate Women’s Suffrage: talk with Dame Margaret Sparrow (see also next item). Tickets: $20 (plus booking fees) includes a glass of wine or juice. Tickets can be purchased online at info or phone 09 520 5295.

Friday, September 19, 7.45pm, Gus Fisher Gallery, The Kenneth Myers Centre, 74 Shortland St, Auckland Central

Fri 19 Sept: Women’s Health Action invites you to the Auckland book launch for Dame Margaret Sparrow’s "Rough on Women: Abortion in 19th Century New Zealand" (VUP, 2014). With Judith and Dame Cath Tizard. FREE and all welcome.The Facebook Event Page is here

Saturday, September 27, 2pm, Titirangi Memorial Hall (South Titirangi Rd.)

UN International Day for Elimination of Nuclear Weapons is an Auckland Peace City event honouring Nuclear Free New Zealand. Sponsored by Waitakere Ranges and Whau Local Boards in partnership with The Peace Foundation. This free family friendly event will feature cultural items by local schools and ‘Open the Door’ by singer songwriter Sarah Macombee. A Peace Poppy Parade plus children colouring peace dove flaglets, drums and marimbas will raise the spirits along with the superb SGINZ exhibition: Everything you Treasure – For a World Free From Nuclear Weapons (

Saturday, October 11, 9am to 4pm, First Union office, 120 Church St, Onehunga, Auckland

Wednesday, October 22, 5.30 pm, Where: WG126, Sir Paul Reeves Building, AUT University City Campus, Mayoral Drive

Public lecture: Abrupt climate change – evidence and options for the future by Professor Emeritus Guy McPherson

Abrupt climate change is under way. Earth has warmed only 0.85 C since the Industrial Revolution began, but considerable evidence points toward increasingly rapid warming in the near future. For example, industrial civilisation has produced about twice as much atmospheric carbon dioxide since 1970 as before that time. There is about a 40-year lag between carbon dioxide emissions and warming, suggesting abundant warming is already locked into the planetary system. In addition, atmospheric methane has joined carbon dioxide as a major contributor to planetary warming. It appears the much-dreaded “clathrate gun” has been fired in the Arctic Ocean.

This presentation presents evidence regarding abrupt climate change and poses a few questions for consideration: Shall we respond to anthropogenic climate change? If so, how? What tools can be employed by society and the media to positively alter the future? What role do individuals play? How shall we live in light of this information?

Organised by the School of Public Policy and Pacific Media Centre at AUT University, Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Organised by AUT’s School of Social Sciences and Public Policy and the Pacific Media Centre.
Contact: Cristina Parra

23/24 October, Rydges Latimer, Christchurch
Social justice in communities – What is it? How can we build it? How can we sustain it? A conference jointly hosted by Community Networks Aotearoa (formerly NZCOSS) and the NZ Council of Christian Social Services. Social justice is vitally important in Christchurch as it is rebuilding and redeveloping; it is equally important in all of our communities. It does not happen by accident but is the result of deliberate and inclusive decision-making. Inspirational speakers from Christchurch, elsewhere in New Zealand and Australia will share their experiences in working within communities to bring about self-determination, inclusion and empowerment for community members. This conference will strengthen participants’ commitment to social justice, it will inform them of how socially just communities have been developed and will inspire them to work towards this ideal in their work and communities. Registrations are open – register now!


November 8

HEADS UP – NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION SATURDAY 8 NOVEMBER 2014. Why? The TPPA leaders are expected to meet during the next week. Obama said he wanted an outcome to present to the world. Kiwis need to say ‘NO TO TPPA!!!’ in even bigger numbers and more places than the massive mobilisation in March. More details in the next few bulletins. If you want to be involved organising in your centre, contact Edward Miller.



Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network. Registrations are now open for the Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network’s 2014 solidarity tour to revolutionary Venezuela.

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