Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search

 

NZ: Solidarity Protest Outside Aus High Commission

Wellington: Solidarity Demonstration with Australian Workers

120 people gathered at the Australian High Commission in Wellington in solidarity with the Australian wide community protests against John Howard's industrial relations reforms. The protest was organised by the Council of Trade Union (CTU). Members from a wide range of unions (Maritime Union, AUS, PSA, Unite!, CLAW, EPMU, SFWU), socialist groups (ACA, SWO/Workers Charter) and anarchists (some from the Wildcat Anarchist Collective) rallied for over one hour. 'Brass Razoo Solidarity Band' played for the crowd.

Speakers included Ross Wilson (president of the CTU) and Green Party MP Keith Locke.

Anarchists were there with several flags, a banner ("No War but the Class War!") and Wildcat handed out a leaflet in which they attacked the CTU for refusing to demonstrate against the fact that 600 Air New Zealand workers are being fired by Helen Clark's government.

A group of anarchists got in trouble with the police when they walked back towards town because they preferred to walk on the road. Police threats of arrests for obstruction were replied with chants – "No Justice, No Peace – Abolish the Police!". One anarchist was repeatedly called a 'cock' by a cop.

For more, see… Wellington Indymedia – www.indymedia.org.nz

END

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Using Scoop Professionally? Introducing ScoopPro

ScoopPro is a new offering aimed at ensuring professional users get the most out of Scoop and support us to continue improving it so that Scoop continues to exist as a public service for all New Zealanders. More>>

ALSO:

Don Rennie: Is It Time To Take ACC Back To First Principles?

The word “investing” has played a major part in the operations of the ACC since 1998... More>>

27-29 Sept: Social Enterprise World Forum Live Blog

1600+ delegates from more than 45 countries have came together to share wisdom, build networks and discuss how to create a more sustainable future using social enterprise as a vehicle. Attending the Forum were social enterprise practitioners, social entrepreneurs, policy makers, community leaders, investors, activists, academics and more from across the globe... More>>

HiveMind Report: A Universal Basic Income For Aotearoa NZ

Results from this HiveMind suggests that an overwhelming majority of Kiwis believe that due to changing circumstances and inefficiencies in the current system, we need a better system to take care of welfare of struggling members in our society. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Hivemind: Medical Cannabis - Co-Creating A Policy For Aotearoa

Welcome to the fourth and final HiveMind for Scoop’s Opening the Election campaign for 2017. This HiveMind explores the question: what would a fair, humane and safe Medical Cannabis policy look like for Aotearoa, NZ in 2018? More>>

ALSO: