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  • Progress On West Papua?

    Keith Locke was encouraged by the communiqué from the Pacific Islands Forum, saying on 17 August that “The communiqué gives a mandate to the Forum secretariat to engage with Indonesia, the post-Forum dialogue with Indonesia, and beyond.” He felt that the Forum’s concern for peace in West Papua will help stay the hand of the Indonesian military.

    The Greens would now like to see the New Zealand government to take its own initiatives.

    “One thing we could do is get the UN to review its support for the 1969 so-called ‘Act of Free Choice’, in which a few hand-picked Papuans allowed their country to be incorporated into Indonesia,” said Keith. Read

    Keith’s release


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  • Call For Peace In Korea

    . A new campaign for peace in Korea was launched on August 15, Liberation Day in both Koreas. The

    Korean Peace Campaign

    is a New Zealand-based campaign organised by Korean Peace Committee to promote peace on the Korean peninsula, and to advocate resolution of issues between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on the basis of peaceful negotiation between states in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations.

    To SIGN ON to the Call for Peace in Korea

    Tim [dot] Beal


    vuw [dot] ac [dot] nz

    (email Tim Beal)


    The preamble of the call reads:

    ”We, the undersigned citizens of New Zealand, join with Americans of goodwill in calling on the US government to engage in meaningful negotiations with North Korea to:

    • resolve the present crisis on the basis of non-aggression and removal of sanctions in exchange for the verifiable ending of the nuclear weapons programme and,
    • to transform the armistice agreement into a peace treaty to bring sustained peace to the Korean people.

    We further call on the New Zealand government to endorse these moves to produce a peaceful resolution of the crisis and to support progress towards a secure, de-nuclearised, prosperous and eventually peacefully re-unified Korea on the basis of sovereignty and security from aggression, as enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations. We propose also that the NZ Government initiate or combine with like-minded Member States of the UN to promote a resolution at the UN General Assembly embodying the moves outlined in this statement.”

    The Call is open for sign on until November 15, 2003, after which it will be presented to the NZ Government. If you would like a hard copy of the Call and sign-on sheet to circulate, put on peace stalls, etc. please

    christine [dot] dann


    clear [dot] net [dot] nz

    (email Christine Dann)


    On the

    Korean Peace Campaign page

    you can also find links to other Korean peace petitions, plus articles, statements, letters and press releases on the Korean situation.

Hot Analysis

  • Peace Researcher#27 Now Out

    . The latest issue of “Peace Researcher”, the journal of the Anti-Bases Campaign, is now available

    online at the Anti Bases Campaign site


    Contents of the latest issue include:

    Waihopai 2003: War Is Good For Business by Bob Leonard

    Waihopai Part Of US Network Spying On UN by Murray Horton

    Telecommunications Interception Bill by Bob Leonard

    The Invasion Of Iraq – And How The Media War Was Won And Lost: Half Truths And Media Spin. Whom Do You Believe? by David Robie

    Government Approves New USAF Communications Facility In NZ by Murray Horton

    The annual subscription to Peace Researcher is $20 (which includes membership of the Anti-Bases Campaign). Make cheques to: Peace Researcher, Box 2258, Christchurch.

    JustPeace was produced by Christine Dann, Tim Hannah and Keith Locke, MP

    If you have feedback on the content of JustPeace, or news items, please

    christine [dot] dann


    clear [dot] net [dot] nz

    >email Christine Dann


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