February 4th will see trade ministers from around the Pacific Rim converge on Auckland to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).
Kiwi’s all over Aotearoa have shown our government strong opposition to signing us up to this treacherous deal – they have not listened.
People are angry and rightly so. Our sovereignty, democracy and the protection of Te Tiriti o Waitangi is at stake. As our representatives, the government needs to take heed of democratic processes in which they have denied throughout the negotiations and now the signing of the TPPA.
The signing is not the final step in this deal coming into effect, the deal will still need to pass through the select committee process, law changes and ratification. We still have time to stop the TPPA!
The government is keeping the venue of the signing secret, it will most likely NOT be held at Sky City, and we expect to find out closer to the date.
We invite the people of Aotearoa to join us in protest against the TPPA. This will be a FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT! We do not support violent actions and riots. Children and elderly will be present on the day and their safety is paramount.
For those that cannot make it to Auckland, we encourage you to take a stand in your city and town. We understand that many people are angry at the governments disregard and blatant attitude towards the TPPA, however there is still a need to maintain the huge support from the majority of the New Zealand public for our campaign against the TPPA . We encourage and support non-violent civil disobedience. Maintain the kaupapa, keeping respect and aroha at the forefront of your actions.
For those who can make it to Auckland, we will help to provide billets/accommodation. Please let us know If you can help with accommodating out of town comrades.
When: 12pm, Thursday 4th February 2016
Where: Aotea Square, Auckland
We will gather at Aotea Square at 12pm, ready to march at 12.30pm, then we will march down Queen St. After the protest, please join us for an afternoon of music and entertainment at Victoria Park.
Now is the time to unite and take a STAND!
Kia kaha Aotearoa!