Left Over part 2: War and Peace
With the upcoming centenary of the Gallipoli massacre, the government’s whitewashing of both history and the present is in full force. Key recently attacked the left for failing to stand up for human rights by not supporting the deployment of NZ troops to the Middle East. How can we counter the glorification and normalization of past, present and future wars?
On 25 February 2015, the second meeting of the Freedom Shop-organised Left Over series took place under the heading of “War and Peace – Now and Then”.
The 17 activists, historians and interested individuals present spent 2 hours discussing the government´s decision to send troops to Syria and the connections to the World War 100 commemorations.
It was a good opportunity for people from different organisations to network and to plan a broader anti-war campaign.