Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


November 9: Christchurch Action On The WTO


is the first day of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Summit, in Qatar (Arabia). It is the first such Summit since the illfated 1999 one in Seattle. Under the leadership of its Director-General, New Zealand's very own Mike Moore, it hopes to kick off a new Millennium Round of trade and investment negotiations. Which basically means more power and wealth for transnational corporations and local Big Business, at the expense of ordinary people everywhere.

Internationally, action has been organised to coincide with this meeting. New Zealand is part of that action.

In Christchurch a coalition of various groups has organised a rally/march/tour, entitled: "SAY NO TO THE WTO: MARCH AGAINST CORPORATE GLOBALISATION".


Then there will be a TOUR OF CAPITALIST GREED.

FOUR representative companies have been chosen to be the focus of this Tour, to illustrate the takeover of New Zealand by transnationals and local Big Business.

* At 12.35, we will be at the NIKE Shop, in City Mall (between Colombo St and Oxford Terrace).

* 1 p.m. at TELECOM (Hereford Street end of the Telecom Arcade).

* 1.20 at STARBUCKS (old Post Office building, Cathedral Square).

* 1.40, back at our starting point, where the focus will be on WESTPACTRUST (head office, corner of Cashel and High Sts).

We invite the public to join us. There will be banners, leaflets, placards, music, speakers, food, coffee, something for everyone.

For information, phone 3654068. Ring this number if you want to be involved or can help publicise it.


Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa Box 2258, Christchurch, New Zealand cafca@chch.planet.org.nz www.cafca.org.nz ://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Crowdsale And Crowdfunding Campaign: Help Create The Future Of Independent News

Two weeks to go! The Scoop 3.0 plan aims to create NZ’s first community-owned, distributed news and media intelligence ecosystem in 2019. We believe this ScoopPro media monetisation approach can be scaled and spread globally to support local and independent news efforts in regional New Zealand and around the world.

Scoop is an ecosystem, it would not exist without those who contribute to it, read it and rely on it for professional media purposes. Generous past support from this ecosystem has enabled us to come this far in developing our business model. Support our PledgeMe Campaign>>


14/11: Two Years’ Progress Since The Kaikoura Earthquake

Mayor John Leggett said it was a day for reflection, but also a time to recognise the work by many people to support progress towards recovery made across Marlborough since November 2016. More>>


Pike River: Mine Drift Re-Entry Plan To Proceed

“I’ve decided the Te Kāhui Whakamana Rua Tekau Mā Iwa - Pike River Recovery Agency, recommended course of action to enter the drift, using the existing access tunnel, is by far the safest option,” said Andrew Little. More>>


Appointments: New High Commissioner To Australia Announced

“Dame Annette King needs no introduction given her long running career as a parliamentarian where she has previously held a number senior Cabinet portfolios, including Justice, Police and Health. She also was Parliament’s longest serving female MP with 30 years’ service,” said Mr Peters. More>>


Two Years Since Kaikoura: Silvia Cartwright To Lead Inquiry Into EQC

“The inquiry will be the first of its kind under the Public Inquiries Act 2013 and will have all the powers of a Royal Commission, be independent of Government and make its report directly to the Governor-General. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Royal Commission Into Child Abuse

Obviously, it is good news that the coalition government has broadened the scope of its Royal Commission into the abuse of children, beyond its previous focus on children in state care. More>>


Cases Delayed: Court Staff Refuse To Handle Sentencing Papers

Dozens of court cases have reportedly been delayed, as court staff escalate industrial action at two Auckland courts by enforcing a ban on handling sentencing papers. More>>


Education: Primary Teachers Rolling Strikes

RNZ Report: More than 100,000 primary school students in Auckland will be home from school today as teachers and principals walk off the job for the second time this year. It's the start of a week of rolling one-day strikes around the country, after the collapse of contract negotiations last Thursday. More>>


"Process Was Sound": Inquiry Into Haumaha Appointment Released

The Inquiry’s purpose was to examine, identify, and report on the adequacy of the process that led to the appointment. It found the process was sound and no available relevant information was omitted. More>>





InfoPages News Channels