Press Release 25/10
AOTEAROA IS NOT FOR SALE “STREET PARTY AGAINST PRIVATISATION” ON K’ ROAD, SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3 2012.
Thursday October 25
Aotearoa Is Not For Sale is reclaiming the street (Karangahape Road) for the people of New Zealand on Saturday November 3. Starting from 2pm, the fun-filled street party protest will have musicians, DJs, stalls, circus performers, a kids’ zone and speakers. Revolutionary fun for the whole whanau!
ANFS Auckland has held two significant marches and smaller actions against asset sales this year, but with summer on its way it is time for the community to demonstrate their opposition in a new way; by partying against privatization.
“Although the government has been forced to halt the sale of state assets until next year, we still have a long fight ahead of us if we can scrap this hugely unpopular plan altogether” says ANFS Spokesperson Miriam Pierard. “John Key says that no one owns the water, so we say no one owns the streets! The people are taking back K’Road for the day, and everyone is invited.”
The Government is facing louder and more varied opposition to the sale of our assets, with the petition for the referendum gathering signatures by the day and the Maori Council taking the Government to court next month. Aotearoa Is Not For Sale is delighted to offer this street party as yet another way the people of New Zealand can tell the Government again, “Aotearoa is STILL not for sale!”
Music lineup confirmed to date:
Mice on Stilts, Penny Dreadfuls, New Natives, DJs Tina Turntables, Tobi Jafa, Scalper live, Exile, Locksteady, Issa, Flex, Oogun, Azbo, Kwinton Vybz & Tommy Flowers!
For comment, please contact:
Miriam Pierard, ANFS Spokesperson
facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/490362170982687/?fref=ts