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Auckland Rally for Democracy
September 10, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1pm to 7pm
Victoria Park, central Auckland
Great music, inspiring speeches, stalls and workshops, food and drink.
Bring family, friends, the committed and the curious.
Grow the movement for change.
Moana, Jason Kerrison, Mihirangi,
The Neo-Kalashnikovs, Ihi, Shoutin Preachin, Maree Sheehan,
The Boom Cat, Catherine Tunks – BlackSandDiva, Mokoia & Tane Huata, Ardijah,
Surrey Boudit, The Prophet Motive, The Katana Collective, Maaka,
Simon Lynch, The Aidan Kelly Project, Vanessa Crofskey and Dylan Grimwood.
Short Inspiring Talks: Jane Kelsey, Russel Norman, trade unions, NGOs, activists, politicians.
New Zealanders from all walks of life are coming together on 10th September in a Day of Action that will affirm our democratic rights and support initiatives to build a fairer and more sustainable society. There will be rallies, marches, music and speeches, in family-friendly events that bring together a powerful movement for change in towns and cities across Aotearoa New Zealand.
This is a time when families are struggling with high housing costs, insecure work and stagnant wages. The gaps between the haves and have-nots are widening in our society. Our rivers and seas are being polluted, our native species are being wiped out and we are failing to curb climate emissions.
The government is allowing tax advantages for multinationals and the wealthy, and planning to privatise social services. They are ratifying the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) which would give new rights to foreign corporations to sue our government over democratically-agreed laws and policies, and override te Tiriti rights.
Our peace-loving country is about to host an international weapons show and give licences for deep sea oil drilling. It’s time to call a halt. There are already too many advantages for corporations and the wealthy. We need to reclaim our rights.
This is not the society we want to be. Through our Day of Action, we will ‘join the dots’ between our issues and reclaim democratic rights for citizens.
Our Day of Action on 10 September is a protest, but also an affirmation of our hopes and aspirations for a fairer, more just, more sustainable society. We will highlight and celebrate the positive alternatives in communities in Aotearoa, inviting participation from all those who are building a better future, whether through community housing, supporting refugees and the homeless, growing organics and working in community gardens, creating transport alternatives and community renewable energy, divesting from fossil fuels, or supporting community finance and local exchanges schemes.
Nationwide events initiated by It’s Our Future, with the support of NZ CTU, PSA, FIRST Union, Greenpeace New Zealand, Oxfam New Zealand, 350.org, SAFE for animals, Human Rights Foundation, Peace Movement Aotearoa and many more. Grow the Movement.