Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

CAFCA Launches Aotearoa Independence Movement

 CAFCA LAUNCHES AOTEAROA INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT
And Invites As Many People As Possible To Get Actively Involved In This Campaign
 
The advent of Donald Trump in the US provides an unprecedented opportunity to take a good, hard look at Aotearoa's place in the world.
 
And to ask the question - why are we still a loyal member of the American Empire?
 
As the old saying goes, you are judged by the company you keep.
 
CAFCA says it's time for this country to pull the plug, to finish the business started in the 1980s which saw NZ out of ANZUS; and break the chains - military, intelligence, economic and cultural - that continue to bind us to the American Empire.
 
Let's deal with the world on our terms, not on those dictated from whichever empire we happen to be a junior member of at the time.
 
CAFCA is preparing to initiate and drive a nationwide dialogue to advance the case for a non-aligned Aotearoa based on policies of economic, military and political independence.
 
This is not a new thing from CAFCA - it has been part of our core issues since we were founded more than 40 years ago (see our Charter at http://canterbury.cyberplace.co.nz/community/CAFCA/Charter2008.pdf, section "What Does CAFCA Stand For").
 
Somebody needs to take the initiative and we're happy to do so.
 
Accordingly, we announce the launch of the Aotearoa Independence Movement and invite as many people as possible to join us.
 
What is AIM? It's a campaign, not an organisation.
 
What is a specific example of what being non-aligned would look like? An obvious one would be to get Aotearoa out of the Five Eyes spy network and close the Waihopai spy base.
 
That would remove this country from being entangled in wars and spying that serve the interests of the US and and other countries, not ours.
 
Being non-aligned would eliminate the use of the NZ military as guns for hire in other people's wars and prevent them committing the war crimes detailed in Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson's new book "Hit & Run".
 
Another one would be to drastically tighten the foreign "investment" laws governing who owns our companies and land.
 
What will AIM do to "initiate and drive this nationwide dialogue"?.
 
That will be decided by the organisations and individuals that get involved in the campaign.
 
It is not about Donald Trump.
 
He is simply the catalyst who offers us a once in a lifetime opportunity to build this campaign and create a truly non-aligned Aotearoa.
 
We know that there are plenty of New Zealanders right across the political spectrum who are just as appalled as we are by what the world is witnessing going on in the US every day.
 
But it's not about whoever happens to be US President.
 
This is about the longer view and the bigger picture.
 
Nor is it "anti-American" (or "racist" or "xenophobic", for that matter).
 
We stand with the American people who are fighting back in their millions.
 
We stand with them as we stood with them in common causes ranging from opposition to the war in Vietnam and the invasion of Iraq to the failed attempt to impose the TPPA on both of us.
 
The campaign has begun for a truly non-aligned Aotearoa.
 
Details will be announced as they come to hand.
 
We call on as many people as possible to get actively involved

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 


TradeMe: Supply Sees Biggest Jump On Record While Prices Continue To Slump

The number of properties for sale across the country saw the biggest year-on-year jump ever in July, while prices continued to drop according to the latest Trade Me Property Price Index... More>>


Reserve Bank: Ongoing Monetary Tightening
The Monetary Policy Committee today increased the Official Cash Rate (OCR) to 3 percent from 2.5 percent. The Committee agreed it remains appropriate to continue to tighten monetary conditions... More>>



Statistics: Weekly Earnings Rise As More In Full-time Employment

Median weekly earnings from wages and salaries rose by 8.8 percent to $1,189 in the year to the June 2022 quarter, Stats NZ said today... More>>



Electricity Authority: Imposes Interim Restrictions On Very Large Electricity Contracts

Consumers of electricity will be protected from potentially paying more than they should due to the impact of very large electricity contracts on wholesale prices, under urgent changes announced today by the Electricity Authority... More>>


Westpac: Economic Overview, August 2022 – Pushing Through

The New Zealand economy faces some lean growth in the year ahead as households’ budgets are squeezed, according to Westpac’s latest Economic Overview... More>>


Kiwi Group Holdings: Fisher Funds Acquires Kiwi Wealth Business

Kiwi Group Holdings Limited (KGHL) today announced the sale of Kiwi Wealth to Fisher Funds for NZ$310 million... More>>