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Action Alert - Wellington What's on soon

Peace Movement Aotearoa

PO Box 9314, Wellington. Tel (04) 382 8129, fax (04) 382 8173,

Issued 3 February 1998

3 Feb 1999

Wellington : Say 'NO to APEC' TODAY ! APEC 99 - the $45 million mistake !

~ 2-30pm - at Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Stafford House, 40 The Terrace - picket the NGO / MFAT 'consultation'. The government wants NGOs to help sell APEC to the community, come and tell them what you think about this. Contact TUF, tel (04) 384 8963.

~ 7.30pm - 'What is APEC?' public meeting with Jane Kelsey, Moana Jackson and others; Aziz Choudry on 'APEC and the SIS', at 7.30pm, St Johns Church Conference Centre, Cnr Willis and Dixon Streets.


Thursday, 4 FEB - "Confronting APEC: Alternatives to the neo-liberal agenda" Seminar, 9.00am to 4.00pm, at Student Union Building, Victoria University, Wellington. Reg fee ($20 org, $10/$5 individual), contact APEC Monitoring Group, tel (04) 385 0579,

Programme for the Seminar : 9.00 am Welcome and introduction; 9.15 am Keynote speaker: Malaysian Activist - Confronting APEC in Malaysia; 10.00 am Morning Tea; 10.15 am Panel I - APEC, Trade and Worker Rights; 11.15 am Panel II - APEC and the Education System; 12.15 pm Lunch; 1.00 pm Panel III - APEC and Sovereignty; 2.00 pm Workshops on the three issues; 3.15 pm Beyond APEC - summing-up by Professor Jane Kelsey; 4.0 pm Close.

Wellington - Friday, 5 FEB - 'The corporate assault on environmentalism' , Dr Sharon Beder, 7pm, at Aro Valley Hall. Sharon, probably best known for her book 'Global Spin: The Corporate Assault on Environmentalism', will be sharing her research and knowledge about the topic. Contact ECO, tel (04) 385 7545,

Saturday, 6 FEB - Waitangi Day, 159th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty. Wellington - Tenths Trust day of activities around the Treaty in Frank Kitts Park. Also, Aotea Lagoon Porirua: 'Festival of the Elements' 9am to 10pm - stalls, bands, and a 'writer's cafe' (2pm-5.30pm) where writers including Roma Potiki, Apirana Taylor and Vivienne Plumb will read.

Tuesday, 9 FEB - national day of action against the SIS Amendment Bill, day of submissions hearings in Wellington: ~ meet 11-45am, at the Plaza International, Wakefield St (opposite Michael Fowler centre carpark), temporary home to APEC economies Senior Ministers ; ~ 12.30 pm at Parliament, speakers will include Aziz Choudry.

Bring your own banner along the theme of 'cut the spies down to size'; perhaps leave someone guarding your house to lessen the chance of a break-in while you are at these events !

Wellington - 27 - 28 Feb - Anarchist national meeting, details to be confirmed. Contact Joe, tel (04) 385 7545,

6 -7 March - Pakeha women and racism course, for pakeha women to explore what it means to live in Aotearoa today and some of the major issues facing us in 1999, facilitated by Elena Ilalio and Anne Wells. 10am to 3pm each day, at the Wellington Women's Centre, 56 Victoria Street. $10 unwaged / $20 waged, bring lunch to share. Tel Anne Wells, (04) 472 6425 for more details / to enrol.

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