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ANTI WAR: Direct action against war



While vigils and rallies continue to draw thousands of people thoughout New Zealand, some are turning to direct action and civil disobedience.

Kicking off the action on Saturday was 500 Aucklanders, who left the main rally to occupy upper Queen St and blockade the US and Australian consulates. [Reports 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 ]

The next day antiwar activist Daniel Rae entered the US Air Force Base at Harewood, Christchurch and poured red paint on the runway. "When we live in such undemocratic and unjust societies that result in wars such as the one currently being waged against the people of Iraq, we have no choice but to take non-violent direct action against the system causing such massive suffering," said Daniel Rae.

On Monday two Christians, a Dominican priest and a member of the Catholic Worker movement, made a cross with their own blood on the floor of the U.S. Consul's office in Auckland, at the same time telling the Consul he was 'actively supporting imperialism and genocide.'

Direct/action resources: The Melbourne Activist Cookbook | Act Against War | Direct Action

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