Aotearoa New Zealand is STILL not for sale!
A NATION-WIDE DAY OF ACTION is happening on Saturday July 14th, with marches and festivals occurring all around the country to demonstrate the continued widespread and coordinated public opposition to the sale of our national assets.
The movement continues after the committed and enthusiastic hikoi walked from Tai Tokerau to the steps of Parliament, the diverse and vibrant 8,000 strong crowd marched in Auckland and the inspiring groups in Nelson and
other parts of the country took actions on April 28th. We have been out on the streets, talking to the people, collecting signatures for the referendum and listening to what you, the people, have to say about the National Government selling our assets under the so-called “Mixed Ownership” model.
The people DO have the power!
The teachers, students and parents around the country have just won a great success when their loudly expressed concern made the Education Minister Hekia Parata back down on the regressive proposals to increase class sizes. We can learn from and be inspired by this!
Now we will be joining in unity to once again to do more than just “like” a status on Facebook. While social media activism is important and spreads the message, this is an opportunity to really make a tangible difference by building on the viral messages and using our voices and feet to march on the streets. We will be coming together again, a range of people, groups, unions and movements to break down the walls between us, just as the prisoners of the Bastille broke down the walls of their jail on July 14 over 200 years ago, beginning the French Revolution against the opulence of their monarchs. We all have one message that binds us: “Aotearoa NZ is STILL not for sale!” All around the country, we will be putting aside past differences and showing the strength of the people as one on July 14, 2012.
Saturday July 14 will see a march and people’s festival with stalls and music happening in Auckland from 2pm, meeting at Britomart and marching with defiance up Queen Street to reclaim our streets once more. We will bring the march to Myers Park to enjoy festivities into the late afternoon. We warmly call upon all other areas of Aotearoa New Zealand to organise actions on this day as well, and coordinate with the Auckland group using this website to gain support, inspiration and information.
Keep informed, lend a hand and begin a dialogue. Use aotearoaisnotforsale.com to find out what’s happening, join groups, talk to people around the country and get some support in setting up your own action for July 14.
We will not be divided like our assets. We will be united, we will not be silenced, we will resist this together.
[Admin for MP, LM et. al]