On February 4th , delegates from the 12 TPP nations will descend on SKYCITY convention centre to sign the TPPA and we are going to get in their way in an attempt to stop them.
Real Choice is calling for a blockade of the Sky City convention complex on the 4th of February, leaving Aotea Square at 9am and holding Federal St. for as long as possible. This means shutting down the surrounding area and stopping entry by blocking some surrounding roads – effectively creating a TPPA free zone. The tactic is a form of non-violent direct action (NVDA), a peaceful means we have available to stop the signing on the day.
Direct action has shut down trade deals before and this is our opportunity to actually stop or delay the proceedings, physically demonstrating we won’t let them sign this agreement under our noses.
Bring yourself and whanau, bring a sign, your voice, an instrument or drum if you have it and stay as long or short as you can. There’ll be music, costumes and face paints as well as direct action
If you want to get involved in the lead up to the day, feel free to come along to our screening of ‘Battle in Seattle’ on Wednesday 27th https://www.facebook.com/
And to the ‘Protestival’ on Sunday 31st, where we’ll be holding NVDA training for those interested https://www.facebook.com/
The blockade will be running all day, but if you wish to go and check the March down Queen St. running from 12pm, info for that can be found here https://www.facebook.com/