Press Release #ANFS01 25/04
April 25, 2012 in Uncategorized
25/04/12 For Immediate Release
‘Aotearoa Is Not For Sale’ – Press Conference on Thursday 26th April, 10 am, at Unite Union ,6a Western Springs Road, Morningside.
We invite members of the media to attend a press conference with representatives from our endorsing political partners, who will be fielding questions on the issue of privatisation and the upcoming Auckland protest rally.
In attendance will be:
Phil Twyford MP Labour.Hone Harawira, MP Mana,John Minto GPJA.Kereame Pene, Ratana Church.Miriam Pierard, #ANFS. Joe Carolan, Socialist Aotearoa .Marion Peka, GI tenants association,Matt Mc Carten or Mike Treen from Unite Union .
“The Aotearoa NZ is Not for Sale movement is a diverse and united coalition of New Zealanders who are deeply concerned about the full or partial sales of our state-owned assets.” Says #ANFS Spokesperson Miriam Pierard. “Selling profitable essential services for a quick buck will not save our economy in the long term, and it takes the power away from the people over how we want our precious environmental and social future to be. We will not be divided like our assets. We will be united, we will not be silenced, we will resist this together.”
Now endorsed by Labour, Greens, Mana, Unions Auckland, the Unite Union, MUNZ, Actors Equity, New Zealand Nurses Organisation , the Service and Food Workers Union, Greenpeace, Global Peace and Justice Auckland, Occupy Auckland, the Hikoi to stop Asset Sales and Socialist Aotearoa.
A major protest rally has been organised for Saturday 28th April, to voice the popular outrage at the proposed sale of state-owned assets (full and partial), casualisation of jobs, the TPPA, the Food Bill, charter schools, privatisation of prisons, universities, ACC, hospitals and ports – all of which (and more) should be publicly owned and accountable to the public need. The protest will demand from the government access for ordinary Kiwis to affordable food, housing, and other living costs, and decent jobs at decent wages.
There are a number of other events across the country to coincide and express solidarity with the Auckland-based movement. A Hikoi travelling the length of the North Island will culminate in a demonstration outside parliament on Friday 4th May.
For more information contact:
021 057 7960