Aotearoa is Not for Sale- Public Forum 17 Feb

Press Release – Joe Carolan

Aotearoa is Not for Sale- Public Forum and organising meeting 7pm this Friday 17th Febuary Auckland Trades Hall, 147 Great North Road.Aotearoa is Not for Sale- Public Forum and organising meeting 7pm this Friday 17th Febuary Auckland Trades Hall, 147 Great North Road.

Friday night in Auckland will see the formation of a new campaign opposed to asset sales, as speakers from across the Left join together at Auckland Trades Hall, 7pm. Aotearoa is Not for Sale will unite speakers from Labour, the Greens, Mana, the Maritime Union, Unite and the wider union movement, building for a major protest march on 3pm Saturday 28th April, going from City Hall down to Auckland’s Wharfs. Speakers- Phil Twyford, Labour MP. Matt McCarten, Mana Movement. Denise Roche, Green MP Russell Mayn, Maritime Union of New Zealand Joe Carolan- Aotearoa is Not for Sale.

facebook event page for the meeting HERE- https://www.facebook.com/events/175257735910484/ Organiser Joe Carolan- “Charter Schools. Crafar Farms. Deep Sea Oil Drilling by Petrobas off the East Coast. Wharfies facing the sack as Ports Of Auckland gears up to privatise.

And now no Treaty when it comes to selling off Public Assets.

There is huge opposition to the government’s plans to privatise state assets. Electricity is already too expensive in this country- we remember when Folole Muliaga died after she was disconnected for getting behind on her bills. Mums and Dads can’t pay the bills on the poverty wages they earn, let alone buy back what they already own. Its not just American and Australian multinationals and the Chinese State we’re worried about- Our concern is that the government will sell off the family silver to their rich friends, the elite 1%, both domestic and international.

We want to mobilise thousands of people to march on the streets of Auckland to say Aotearoa is not for Sale. Friday’s meeting will bring together the political Left with union and community campaigns, such as the GI Tenants resisiting eviction and the Wharfies fighting casualisation. Our public assets, our schools, our jobs and our homes are all under attack. Its time to draw a line in the sand and defeat the government on the streets.”

New Zealand is for sale. Come to the Forum this Friday to begin organising the fightback to defend Aotearoa. ENDS

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