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Auckland City for Peace & 25 Years Nuclear Free in NZ

Jun 11 2012

 Auckland is now a City for Peace and its commitment was celebrated at a mayoral event in Aotea Centre on 8 June 2012 on the 25th anniversary of New Zealand’s nuclear free status and a community celebration in Aotea Square on 9 June.

25 Years of Nuclear free NZ celebration
Some photos of the event are available here.

National AGM - Office Holders

May 21 2012

The following are the Office Holders of UNANZ following the AGM on Saturday 19 May 2012 and subsequent National Council meeting 22 September 2012

President: Graham Hassall

Vice-President: Mary Davies-Colley

Vice-President: Lachlan Mackay

Treasurer: Robin Halliday

SO UN Renewal & SO WFUNA Liaison: Gray Southon

SO Peace & Security: Helena McMullin

SO Human Rights: Lachlan Mackay

SO Humanitarian Affairs: Mikael Gartner 

SO Sustainable Development: Mary Davies-Colley

SO Model UN Program: Scott Bickerton

Ordinary Members of National Council: Joy Dunsheath, Lucas Davies, John Morgan

Affiliate representative (Baha'i): Izola Kazemzadeh

Affiliate representative (WILPF): Helena McMullin

Affiliate Representative (Esperanto): Bradley McDonald

Nagasaki mayor: We must do away with myths and face reality

Aug 10 2011

Tomihisa Taue, Mayor of Nagasaki Mainichi Japan, August 8, 2011   Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa TaueSince the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant began, I have wondered constantly, "What mistakes did we make, where did we make them, and why?" I have thought not just about factors directly related to the nuclear plant, such as its location or safety, but also about possible causes in our society or ways of thinking. One of them is the problem of myths. The myth that nuclear plants are completely safe has crumbled because of the Fukushima plant disaster. However, Hiroshima and Nagasaki have been fighting with a different myth for over half a century: that the United States was justified in dropping the atomic bombs because they saved more lives than they took. Journalist Akira Naka shows that this myth is not based in fact in his book "Mokusatsu" (Ignore by silence), but it is nonetheless still vigorously propagated. Even in America, when you present the facts, ...

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