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Plea for Government to prove commitment to democracy

Press Release – Aotearoa Is Not For Sale Aotearoa Is Not For Sale Wellington and itsourfuture.org.nz will present nearly 1000 letters from the public to Parliament in a plea for transparency over the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) tomorrow at 12.15 PM. Wednesday 12 December is both …Plea for Government to prove commitment to democracy Aotearoa Is Not For Sale Wellington and itsourfuture.org.nz will present nearly 1000 letters from the public to Parliament in a plea for transparency over the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) tomorrow at 12.15 PM. Wednesday 12 December is both the closing of the Auckland negotiation round of the TPPA and the final day Parliament sits for 2012. Aotearoa Is Not For Sale Wellington will meet at Midland Park at noon and walk to Parliament as a group. “We are giving the Prime Minister John Key and trade minister Tim Groser the opportunity to listen to New Zealanders’ concerns about the TPPA. We also invite the ministers to disclose the contents of the negotiations to the public” Ariana Paretutanganui-Tamati, spokesperson for Aotearoa Is Not For Sale Wellington says. “What we know about the TPPA comes from leaked documents, not from the government which is negotiating in our name. These documents reveal an unprecedented ceding of power to multi-national companies at the expense of ordinary New Zealanders, and specifically threaten affordable medicines; affordable electricity; environmental protection; financial regulation;...

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Aotearoa is Not for Sale Marches in a Last ‘Big Push’

Press Release – Aotearoa Is Not For Sale The Auckland Branch of the “Aotearoa is Not for Sale” Committee has called for a “Big Push” in support of the petition against Asset Sales on Friday, at 6 PM. The march will begin at Britomart, and proceed to Aotea Square. Phil Twyford, Hone …ANFS PRESS RELEASE – Thursday December 6 – Aotearoa is Not for Sale Marches in a Last ‘Big Push’ in Support of the Keep Our Assets Petition, Friday December 7 at 6pm, Britomart to Aotea Square The Auckland Branch of the “Aotearoa is Not for Sale” Committee has called for a “Big Push” in support of the petition against Asset Sales on Friday, at 6 PM. The march will begin at Britomart, and proceed to Aotea Square. Phil Twyford, Hone Harawira and Jane Kelsey are expected to speak at the march. ANFS is broad coalition of organisations from across the political spectrum, united against the sale of New Zealand’s assets. Members of “Aotearoa is Not for Sale” have held a number of marches and events during 2012 to raise public awareness of the threat that the government’s asset sales agenda poses to our economic self-sufficiency. This march is in celebration of the fact that more than 300,000 people have already signed the petition. As part of the Big Push, we hope to reach our target of 310,000...

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Aotearoa Is Not For Sale Wellington fights for democracy

Press Release – Aotearoa Is Not For Sale Aotearoa Is Not For Sale Wellington will illustrate how the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will leave New Zealand defenceless to corporate power at noon at Midland Park today.Aotearoa Is Not For Sale Wellington fights for democracy Aotearoa Is Not For Sale Wellington will illustrate how the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will leave New Zealand defenceless to corporate power at noon at Midland Park today. The pro-sovereignty group will hold a boxing match to illustrate the power the TPPA will grant the trans-national corporations, who are driving the global financial crisis, currently being negotiated behind closed doors in Auckland. The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), often described as NAFTA (North American Trade Agreement) on steroids, involves eleven Asian and Pacific-rim countries including the United States, with the aim to extend it to all 21 APEC countries. “Aotearoa Is Not For Sale Wellington is deeply concerned that the government intends to sign the Nation up to a binding international agreement with the same disregard to public interest as it had when it decided to sell our state assets, ” Aotearoa is Not For Sale Wellington spokesperson Ariana Paretutanganui-Tamati says. “The government has already shown it has no interest in hearing the views of the people when it comes to making decisions involving our land, our environment and collective resources. The agreement will...

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Fight Against the TPPA

Press Release – Aotearoa Is Not For Sale Aotearoa Is Not For Sale Wellington will present a live Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) boxing match at Midland Park on Tuesday, 4 December 2012 at noon.Fight Against the TPPA Aotearoa is Not for Sale – Wellington Sunday 2 December 2012 Aotearoa Is Not For Sale Wellington will present a live Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) boxing match at Midland Park on Tuesday, 4 December 2012 at noon. The match will set Fred Dagg (the people) against Uncle Sam (corporate power) to illustrate the clash of values implicit in the TPPA currently being negotiated in Auckland. The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) is one of the biggest political issues facing New Zealand but one of the least publicised and least understood. It involves eleven Asian and Pacific-rim countries including the United States, with the aim to extend it to all 21 APEC countries. It is being negotiated behind closed doors with no possibility of public or Parliamentary oversight. Some text is known through leaked sources. “This Agreement is deliberately being negotiated in secret. What we know about the TPPA suggests that it so hideous that if revealed the public would be outraged and would overwhelmingly oppose it.” Ariana Paretutanganui-Tamati Aotearoa Is Not For Sale Wellington spokesperson says.  “The TPPA gives special rights and privileges to corporations and effectively elevates them to a...

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AINFS Declares Street Party Against Privatisation A Success

Press Release – Aotearoa Is Not For Sale Press Release November 7 Aotearoa Is Not For Sale Declares Street Party Against Privatisation A Success Aotearoa Is Not For Sale reclaimed Karangahape Road for a street party against privatization on Saturday November 3. Despite the somewhat shakey start with …Press Release November 7 Aotearoa Is Not For Sale Declares Street Party Against Privatisation A Success Aotearoa Is Not For Sale reclaimed Karangahape Road for a street party against privatization on Saturday November 3. Despite the somewhat shakey start with the Police trying to shut it down, ANFS has declared the event a success. The plan to peacefully take the street at 2pm was pushed back as Police threatened to make arrests, despite having worked cooperatively with ANFS in two large marches up Queen Street and other smaller events earlier this year. Activists responded to these threats by sitting in the street, but one woman was picked up by the neck and ears, and another was dropped head-first on the ground by officers, some of whom were not wearing identification badges. One protestor was unfortunately arrested. At least four people, including a local business owner, have filed complaints through the Independent Police Conduct Authority. After winning the battle to reclaim the street, some 300 people stayed to enjoy the afternoon of music, speeches, entertainment and community, with many more passing through....

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