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Friday, August 10, 2007

Leftist Wreckers Seek to Stifle Free Trade

The radical left wants to ruin any hope of NZ securing a free trade deal with the US.

Here's Auckland activist Omar Hamed sounding off on Indymedia


Between the 9th and the 11th of September, the Auckland War Memorial Museum will host the "United States New Zealand Partnership Forum". The forum brings together representatives of the two countries as well as the people from various powerful US and NZ corporations. The aim of this forum is to tighten the links between the two nations; specifically by pushing for the signing of a neo-liberal free trade agreement. A coalition of groups is mobilising to disrupt the forum and let the planet know that OUR WORLD IS NOT FOR SALE.*

We are everywhere, the resistance to the USNZ Partnership Forum is just another battle in the fight for global justice that rages from Palestine to Tonga, and from the Phillipines to Mexico. Last year activists swamped Te Papa in Wellington and turned the annual weapons industry conference into a battlefield between protestors and police. We won that battle and never again will the weapons industry return to Te Papa. The industry now conducts its annual forum with the utmost secrecy lest they be hunted down by the multitude of peacemongers.

The weekend before the Partnership Forum, thousands of Australians will converge in Sydney to resist the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference. Workers in Aotearoa are winning industrial victories through militant picket line action and grassroots solidarity. During the hospital workers lockout just passed I helped turn away scabs outside Waitakere Hospital with locked out cleaners. At 5am in the dark and the rain we showed corporate power that when people are actively resisting in the streets, organising together and building solidarity between ourselves, we are unstoppable.

That's why we need you to come to Auckland in September between the 9th and the 11th. The left in Aotearoa has a well established tradition of anti-imperialist and anti-capitalist direct action resistance. We want to continue this tradtions and build on it. Our ability to disrupt this Partnership Forum and show the government, each other and the world what we are capable of doing, depends on us being irrepressibly large, militant and woven tightly together with solidarity and hope, during the march on Monday September 10 at 12noon from Aotea Square to the Museum.

12 Comments:

Blogger mah29001 said...

Oh great. These people are "too upset" when New Zealand has affiliations with the U.S., but they don't complain about the New Zealand government being friendly toward the genocidal leaders of Iran who want to implement a second holocaust? What's up with that?

10:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it interesting how these people favour ever-increasing global regimentation in the social and political sphere, yet are implacably opposed to the global extension of free markets.

Socialists are haters of the freedom that free trade brings to people's lives

12:26 PM  
Anonymous Cameron said...

Really a free trade agreement with the USA isn't free trade at all. The US provides huge subsidies to its corporations and also often refuses to remove all of its trade barriers under these so called 'free trade agreements'. Australia's FTA with the USA doesn't provide access to the US dairy market for 18 years!

I thought libertarians would oppose these "free trade agreements", because they aren't really free trade at all.

7:20 PM  
Anonymous Steve Nice Guy Northland said...

Mah, my jolliest and favourite zionist fanatic, Good Night and Good Luck !

And from Arthur Miller, to his favourite zionist fanatic, Good Night and Good Luck.....you wouldn't have a "Clooney" what I'm talking about would you Mah ? Sadder for you !

My favourite and jolliest zionist fanatic..... I'm so pleased someone in my loving whanau got hold of the remote the minute the league finished - Warriors licked the Titans 30-6.

We're on our way to the Grand Final !

Ka Kite.....

9:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read today the US is considering the draft. Does anyone know if joining the US army makes a NZ'er eligible for a green card?

9:48 AM  
Blogger Trevor Loudon said...

Cameron-you're quite right that many of these so called "free trade" agreements fall well short of genuine free trade.

However they are usually a step in the right direction, so should be supported.

Steve-if nothing else, we're at least both warriors supporters.

9:56 AM  
Anonymous Reid of America said...

Anonymous says the US is considering a draft.

NONSENSE! Nothing is more politically dead in the US than the draft. The only politician who advocates the draft is Democrat Charles Rangel of Harlem, NY. Rangel claims that blacks and minorities make up too large a portion of the armed forces and a draft is needed to race balance the military. When the draft was put up for a vote last year even Rangel voted against his own bill!

The military is not having any problems recruiting despite media reports to the contrary. The military raises and lowers recruiting requirements to meet it's goals. Recently they have lowered requirements to meet goals. Over the past 20 years they have greatly increased requirements for recruiting. And if they ever have problems recruiting all they have to do is raise the salary, benefits and enlistment bonuses and that problem will be solved.

Don't confuse a remark from a Bush aid for policy. The draft is a dead issue in the US.

10:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Suerly someone can shoot some sperm sense into Steve - obviously an unemployed gay welfare recipient too lazy to make his own way. Still with mommy dearest (probably replacing his father who is also too weak to make up his own mind - mind you his mother was great when I knew her some 20 years ago - perhaps I'm your father...heaven forbid)

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Steve Nice Guy Northland said...

Does that mean that you want to achieve coitus with me Anonymous ?

Get back Babe.....

8:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Suerly someone can shoot some sperm sense into Steve - obviously an unemployed gay welfare recipient too lazy to make his own way. Still with mommy dearest (probably replacing his father who is also too weak to make up his own mind - mind you his mother was great when I knew her some 20 years ago - perhaps I'm your father...heaven forbid)"

Hey anonymous are you a friend of Mah's? Homophobic? Racist? etc.? And a Zionist? Probably don't like women either ... and I am a female! And where do you live anonymous? The great old US of A probably and a gutless wonder! Like Bush! and Mah! and Reid of America - who tells me I should evolve - to what?

Trevor, how come you don't delete this kind of shit!! Ain't been on this blog for a while ... no wonder so many sickos!

So hoha! And sick as! Come on anonymous have a go at me you homophobic dick head!

Huhana - HAM - Sue Murray

9:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Suerly someone can shoot some sperm sense into Steve - obviously an unemployed gay welfare recipient too lazy to make his own way. Still with mommy dearest (probably replacing his father who is also too weak to make up his own mind - mind you his mother was great when I knew her some 20 years ago - perhaps I'm your father...heaven forbid)"

Hey anonymous are you a friend of Mah's? Homophobic? Racist? etc.? And a Zionist? Probably don't like women either ... and I am a female! And where do you live anonymous? The great old US of A probably and a gutless wonder! Like Bush! and Mah! and Reid of America - who tells me I should evolve - to what?

Trevor, how come you don't delete this kind of shit!! Ain't been on this blog for a while ... no wonder so many sickos!

So hoha! And sick as! Come on anonymous have a go at me you homophobic dick head!

Huhana - HAM - Sue Murray

9:09 PM  
Anonymous Steve Nice Guy Northland said...

C'mon "Anonymous", where's your reply ? - I would have thought gay balls - and I'm saying nothing, your abusive wrong-headedness is your burden - is immeasurably superior to no balls. Where's your reply Darling ?

Oh, one thing "Anonymous", my Mum (and my Dad) both died more than 20 years ago. So much for your arsehole talk about them ! So I have to ask what cockroaches spawned you ?

Typical right-wing dork - no balls. Just the fanciest and cruellest off-the-wall plans for the rest of the world.....gutless creep !

Anyway, as I said, get back My Baby.....maybe you'n'me could make some pretty music.....

10:58 PM  

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