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To: Whangārei District Council

Whangārei District Council: Call for a Permanent Ceasefire Now!

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We, members of the Whangārei community, call on the Whangārei District Council to pass the following motion: 


That the Whangārei District Council calls on the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade:
  • to more strongly show their support and call for peace in Palestine and Israel
  • to call for an immediate permanent ceasefire in Gaza
  • to call for immediate international humanitarian aid to be allowed into Gaza
  • to condemn all acts of violence and terror against civilians on both sides of the war in Gaza
  • to call for the immediate return of all hostages, Israeli and Palestinian.

Why is this important?

As the Israeli military continues its bombardment and siege on the people of Gaza and throughout Palestine, and as the US government continues its support by sending weapons and bombs to Netanyahu to drop on civilians, the world is being called upon to act. 

Whangārei is no different. We must act locally, and do everything we can in our town to grow support for the movement for justice and peace for Palestine.

On the 27th of June 2024, The Whangārei District Council (WDC) will vote on a motion to call for an immediate, permanent ceasefire and resumption of adequate humanitarian aid to Gaza. 

We aim to present WDC with a petition signed by as many locals as possible, to show the widespread local support in Whangārei for a permanent ceasefire, and encourage them to vote the motion through.

Sign up and get your friends to do the same today! 

About PSNW:
Palestine Solidarity Network Whangārei (PSNW) is a group based in Whangārei, Aotearoa, working at a local level in solidarity with the Palestinian-led movement to advance the cause for justice, peace, freedom and the right to return for all Palestinians. 

We have two guiding principles of our work:

Solidarity. Palestinian Liberation must be Palestinian-led, and as a rōpū working in solidarity, our job is to find ways to further Palestinian-led struggles where we are at - not to determine what this liberation in itself means. 

Decolonisation. Our rōpū works on the basis that the movement against Israeli colonialism in Palestine must be seen in tandem with global indigenous struggles, and specific to us, our home movement for Te Tiriti justice and Tino Rangatiratanga. Our organising must always work to respect the authority of mana whenua, uphold Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and where possible further the movement for Tino Rangatiratanga. 

PSNW is proud to work closely with other solidarity rōpū in Te Tai Tokerau, and across the motu and has taken great inspiration from the successful motions made by the Far North District Council and the Whanganui District Council in calling for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza. Now it’s time for Whangārei to do the same! Ceasefire now!


How it will be delivered

The digital petition will be submitted alongside paper petitions in support of the motion on June 19th (five working days prior to the council meeting).

Whangārei, New Zealand

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2024-06-07 18:36:24 +1200

100 signatures reached

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50 signatures reached

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25 signatures reached

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10 signatures reached