Unless someone like you…
May 1st, 2012 • Conservation online
“Unless someone like you, cares a lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not!” the Lorax - Dr Suess
Kia ora from the ‘Aotearoa Is Not For Sale’ Hikoi, or g’day from the march for ‘kiwi’s opposing essential service sell offs’.
80% of us oppose SOE partial privatisation - that’s like the same numbers that like Marmite.
There are so many reasons why YOU need to be in Wellington on Friday (and it’s definitely not the weather). If we relinquish control of our SOEs to overseas corporates, directors, shareholders and politicians we risk the very land on which we walk on and depend – sounds mellow-dramatic, but electricity is the very life-blood of our economy. New Zealand’s heart beats on this indelible and, in New Zealand, mostly renewable resource: most is currently owned by ALL New Zealanders including ‘Moms and Dads’ and their kids.
As fossil fuels run out, electricity is the only practical option available to replace them. Every car company in the world is developing electric cars, because they know what’s coming (’Mr Fusion’ hasn’t happened so there is 110 new electric models for 2011/2012 alone). If we put OUR electricity in to the hands of overseas interests, we expose ourselves to a future in which we are NOT in control.
We are opposing the sale of our State Owned Assets – Mighty River Power, Genesis Energy, Meridian and Solid Energy – Air NZ, TNVZ are also included. If you want to see some detail behind the scenes visit: facebook: ‘boycott mercury energy’….to see who’s pulling strings and got their fingers in the sticky pieholes.
Turn up in droves to Palmy & Welly to make sure we keep our independence for our children and our children’s children, or our nieces and nephews.
Aotearoa IS NOT FOR SALE.
Palmerston North: Protest rally agains Asset Sales – Wednesday 1pm @ the Square
Johnsonville: Thur, May 3, 8am - Johnsonville railway carpark (Moorefeild entrance). Protest rally against Asset Sales and Peter Dunne. If Dunne retracts his support of the MIXED OWNERSHIP MODEL (MOM) bill, National and ACT can’t pass it.
Contact: John Maynard 027 220 7903 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wellington: Gather at Te Papa 12 noon this Friday and march to Parliament.
Please bring colourful signs, and dress up – it would be appropriate to wear BLUE – (think about it), don’t dress down.
In the words of the Lorax:
Be there, or be boxed into a corner [:-(]….
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