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Network Opposed to Weapons and Related Production
Aotearoa New Zealand

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Did you know that the New Zealand government:

  • promotes and supports NZ companies involved in military and weapons related production and export,
  • has contracts with companies involved in nuclear weapons production and deployment overseas, and
  • allows government funds such as the ACC and the Superannuation Fund to invest in overseas corporations producing a range of offensive weapons systems?

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About No WARP!

    In 2021, global military expenditure was more than $(US)2,113 billion / $(US)2.113 trillion - on average, more than $(US)5.78 billion every day - despite the COVID-19 pandemic and escalating climate emergency. In 2021, on average 14,000 children under the age of five died every day from mainly preventable causes - lack of access to adequate food, clean water and basic medicines. This is one of the prices paid, the collateral damage that is seldom talked about, for maintaining armed forces in a state of combat readiness around the world.

    Knowing this, the New Zealand government chooses to promote and support companies who manufacture and export weapons, weapons components, and related products.

    "Defence spending was already expected to climb before the tragedy of September 11, with the on-going war against terrorism expanding the existing trends" . . .
    "While most defence contracts still go to the big prime contractors, there are opportunities for New Zealand companies to target this sector through partnering with US suppliers to the Pentagon." . . .
    "The opportunities are not just for weapons - defence is a huge customer for nearly every product - from clothing to IT to consulting services." [Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Briefing to Helen Clark, see Officials urge Clark to join weapons race].

    In addition, the government refuses to stop the NZ Super Fund, ACC and other government funds investing in overseas corporations producing a range of offensive weapons systems.

    No WARP! is dedicated to campaigning for the production and export of socially useful products, not those designed to maim, kill and destroy. We are committed to non-violent ways of expressing our opposition to those who profit from bloodshed and war.

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