Aotearoa NZ Is STILL Not For Sale – National Day of Action
Aotearoa NZ Is STILL Not For Sale – National Day of Action, Saturday July 14
Tomorrow will see an unprecedented coordination of protests, theatrical performances and hui against asset sales in 15 different towns and cities across New Zealand. In Auckland, we will meet at Britomart at 2pm for music (King Kapisi) and conversation, march up Queen St to the Town Hall for a hui, and hold a meeting at the Pioneer Women’s Hall following the action Other actions will be happening on this day in Wellington, Dunedin, Christchurch, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Nelson, Palmerston North, Tauranga, Timaru, the Hokianga, Takaka, Whanganui, Whangarei and Napier.
The ANFS Campaign is organised along the principles of Direct Democracy, and therefore the Auckland ANFS Campaign Committee has requested guidance from all Electoral ANFS Organising Committees in New Zealand, in order to determine the Official Policy of the Movement.
We request that they vote on and inform us of their collective decision on the following propositions:
Proposal #1: That all shares in Mighty River Power/Mercury Energy should be declared as “Unethical Investments”.
Proposal #2: That all persons opposed to Asset Sales should commit to not buying shares in the assets.
Proposal #3: That all persons opposed to Asset Sales should boycott Mighty River Power/Mercury Energy, and if possible switch to a state owned enterprise.
The Auckland ANFS Organising Committee has agreed to formally bind itself according to the determination of the national body. This is because we truly believe in the principles and power of Direct Democracy.
We agree to publish the results of the national vote no later than 6PM, Sunday, 15 July on the http://aotearoaisnotforsale.com/ website.
We warmly invite all people across our nation to attend an event in their town or city. We urge you to make a banner, paint a sign and use your voice in defiance of The National-led Government’s attacks on our birth rights, on our environment, on our workers and on our children’s futures. We will not be divided like our assets. We will be united, we will not be silenced, we will resist this together.
For more information and a list of the nation-wide events please visit:
Hokianga / Rawene – https://www.facebook.com/events/394040487324700/
Palmerston North- https://www.facebook.com/events/212098175579407/
Takaka – 1pm, main street
Wellington – http://www.facebook.com/events/264392386998875
Whangarei – http://www.facebook.com/events/238697199584079/
endorsed by Helen Kelly for the Council of Trade Unions,
Phil Twyford for the Labour Party, Russell Norman for the
Green Party, Winston Peters for New Zealand First and Hone
Harawira for the Mana Movement. Also endorsed by We Are the
University (Auckland), Unite Union, the EPMU, the Public
Service Association, the Service and Food Workers Union, the
Maritime Union of New Zealand, New Zealand Nurses
Organisation, Equity, Citizens Against Privatisation, PPTA
(Auckland), NZEI, Public Services Association, Occupy
Movement, NZ First Youth Wing, Grey Power, NZ People’s
Mandate Party and Socialist