Mock up of what the ad could look like
Compelling evidence that the New Zealand SAS was responsible for a raid on an Afghan village in 2010 in which six civilians were killed, including a 3 year old girl, and another fifteen wounded has been presented in the new book 'Hit & Run' by investigative journalists Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson.
Here's ActionStation co-director Marianne Elliott talking about the need for an inquiry on Q+A.
It is imperative that a full and independent inquiry is held into these deaths. New Zealand prides itself on being a force for good in the world. It won’t be comfortable to admit we’ve also sometimes been a force for great suffering and harm, but avoiding the truth doesn’t make it go away.
So, while the mighty forces of the Government PR machine are doing their best to keep the issue shrouded in secrecy, we won’t let them get away with it.
We want to place an ad calling for a full and independent inquiry in the newspaper all MPs read - the Dominion Post.
Are you able to chip in to make it a reality?
Ads like this aren’t cheap. But together we’ve funded them before and we can do it again.
If just 200 of us chip in $30 each, we’ll have enough to run the ad next week.But whatever you can give, big or small, every little bit will help get us over the line.
Not only will the ad demonstrate to decision makers that this issue isn’t going away, but it will also keep the issue in the public eye. The Dominion Post has a circulation of almost 100,000 people who read it every day.
Several New Zealand lawyers have joined our demand for an inquiry. Supporters of Amnesty International New Zealand have sent more than 800 emails in less than a week. Several right-wing commentators have also joined the call. Pressure is mounting, and with your help we can take it up a notch further.
Here's the Dominion Post rate card:
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