Weapons Conference Delagates Cannot Escape Resistance!
09 Oct 2007 07:09 GMT
New Zealand's annual weapons conference opened this morning at the Duxton Hotel in Wellington. Despite the NZDIA trying to keep all details of the location secret, delegates of the annual New Zealand Defence Industry 'Weapons Conference' were met by resistance when they arrived at the Duxton Hotel this morning. For the last several years, the conference had been held at Te Papa, but steadily growing public opposition to the arms dealers culminated in the complete shutdown of the museum during the 2006 conference. This year the warmongers have been forced to retreat entirely to the Duxton, previously used only for their Wednesday evening awards dinners. Sponsors of last year's conference included L3 Communications - the sixth largest defense company in the United States, providing survelliance equipment and aircraft maintenance; Serco, a company involved in nuclear weapons; Safe Air Ltd, who've worked on Indonesian war planes; and KBR, the former Halliburton subsidiary which provides logistical support to the US army in Iraq. Peace Action Wellington is calling on everyone who opposes the warmongers to come to the Duxton Hotel on Wakefield St at 6pm on Wednesday, to tell them they're not welcome in our city. Wherever the warmongers go, the people will follow! Protest History: 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 Links: Scoop Images: NZ Weapons Makers Conference Opens To A "Blood On Your Hands" Protest | Peace Action Wellington | Weapons Conference Delgates Met With Renewed Resistance
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