The final big push
6pm Friday 7th December, Britomart,
'Aotearoa is Not for Sale' partners call
Aucklanders to take to the streets again to oppose the plans
to privatise state assets, and celebrate that over 300,000
people have signed the petition for a referendum. With a
last Big Push, its time to force a democratic vote to reject
these failed policies once and for all.
The street protest
will rally together at Britomart at 6pm Friday and march up
Queen Street to Aotea Square.
NOW ENDORSED BY: the Labour
Party, the Mana Movement, the Green Party, New Zealand
First, the Alliance, the Council of Trade Unions, the CTU
Runanga Kaimahi Maori, the Unite Union, the Maritime Union
of New Zealand, the
FIRST Union, the New Zealand Nurses
Organisation, the Service and Food Workers Union, the
Working Womens Resource Centre, We are the University, the
Tamaki Housing Action Group, Auckland Action Against
Poverty, Kia Maia Ratana Church, Climate Justice Aotearoa,
the Migrant Workers Association, the Grassroots Action Group
and Socialist Aotearoa.
Aotearoa goes further, calling for the renationalisation of
any state-owned enterprises sold by the Key
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