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CAFCA ~ ABC 2014 Speaking Tour. Who’s Running the Show? And in Whose Interests. the. www.tinyurl.com/cafcatour. Where you’ll find us. Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa. Home Page. www.cafca.org.nz. Blog. www.tinyurl.com/watchblog. Facebook. www.tinyurl.com/cafcafb.

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cafca abc 2014 speaking tour

CAFCA ~ ABC 2014 Speaking Tour

Who’s Running

the Show?

And in Whose

Interests

the

www.tinyurl.com/cafcatour

where you ll find us
Where you’ll find us

Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa

Home Page

www.cafca.org.nz

Blog

www.tinyurl.com/watchblog

Facebook

www.tinyurl.com/cafcafb

Twitter

@NZN4S

Anti Bases Campaign

Home Page

http://www.converge.org.nz/abc/

www.facebook.com/AotearoaABC

Facebook

what we produce
What we produce

Peace Researcher

Published by ABC and issued twice a year.

ABC is also the organiser of the annual Waihopai Protest.

http://bit.ly/ 1dqvYKd

foreign control WATCHDOG

Published by CAFCA and issued 3 time a year as part of your membership.

CAFCA organises the annual

Roger Award

for the Worst Transnational operating in Aotearoa/NZ.

http://bit.ly/ PQc4Uf

who s running the show
Who’s running the show ?

Not Us

in whose interests?

Not Ours

slide5

The Facts

All data underpinning our position is available;

Around the walls

On the tour webpage

www.tinyurl.com/cafcatour

In the flyers

slide7

“Our spies’ principal mission used to be the defence of the realm. Today’s GCSB is about the protection of corporate property”National Business Review in March 2013

it is time to put people back at the centre of the economy
It is time to put People back at thecentre of the economy
  • People’s Rights Before Corporate Profit
  • Public Service Not Private Profit
  • An Independent Foreign Policy
  • No Unjust Secret Treaties
people s rights before corporate profit it is time to put people back at the centre of the economy
People’s Rights Before Corporate ProfitIt is time to put People back at the centre of the economy
slide10

policies that

openly put the interests of ordinary working people

ahead of those of capital and Big Business

slide11

the short and curlies

“Big Business . . .sets the agenda – indeed it has a firm grasp of it by the short and curlies . . .“experts” rigorously attack anything put up by mainstream politicians that looks like it might not be in the interests of Big Business”

Example:

look at the reaction to Labour and the Greens’ eminently sensible proposal to establish a single buyer to bring some order and fairness to the chaotic and profiteering electricity market

slide13

“We found a range of deficiencies in the advice provided and steps taken leading up to [the] decision.”

Phillippa Smith

Deputy Controller and Auditor-General

18 February 2013

slide14

Google, Facebook & Apple

    • estimated income in New Zealand
                  • $750 million
                  • tax paid (less than)
                  • $ 3 million
                  • tax rate
                  • 0.4%

the company tax rate in New Zealand

28%

slide15

When people are NOT at the centre of the economy

  • The legacy
  • child poverty
  • food banks
  • homelessness
  • inequality
  • unemployment
  • low wages
  • unsafe work places
  • the long suffering people of Christchurch
slide18

Forget about Nigerian scams;

this is the much worse New Zealand scam.

slide19

What\'s a foreign-owned or controlled company ?

‘25% foreign shareholding’

Overseas Investment Act definition

slide21

"I am not sure we were right to use the argument that we should privatise to quit debt. We knew it was a poor argument but we probably felt it was the easiest to use politically".

Privatisation is about

ideology

Not

Money

slide22

Socialising the losses (Solid Energy)

.

privatising the gains (Power Companies)

slide25

The Washington Declaration

The Wellington Declaration

riding with cowboys
Riding with cowboys

makes us complicit

Iraq war was illegal and breached UN charter,

Kofi Annan

Waterboarding

Extraordinary Rendition

Extrajudicial

Killing

War Crimes

Chemical Weapons

Unexploded Munitions

Global surveillance

Cut the ties that criminalise

slide27

shut the lot

Waihopai

Tangimoana

all of them

US transport base at Christchurch Airport

slide29

Jump!

How High ?

slide31

Five Eyes binds New Zealand to U.S. intelligence and military arms.

  • it pre-dates ANZUS
  • It’s more important than ANZUS
  • it has carried on uninterrupted despite NZ being kicked out of
  • ANZUS a generation ago
slide32

“But It was not until I read this book that I had any idea that we had been committed to an international integrated electronic network…it is an outrage that I and other Ministers were told so little, and this raises the question of to whom those concerned saw themselves accountable”.

Secret Power

Nicky Hager

slide36

What Can We Do About

Its down to us

We’ve done it before

We can do it again

us

Put People Back At The Centre Of The Economy

put people back at the centre of the economy

for an independent Aotearoa based on policies of economic, military and political self-reliance, using Aotearoa’s resources for the benefit of the people of Aotearoa

put Peopleback at thecentre of the economy
  • Public Service Not Private Profit
  • People’s Rights Before Corporate Profit
  • An Independent Foreign Policy
  • No Unjust Secret Treaties
where you ll find us1
Where you’ll find us

Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa

www.cafca.org.nz

Anti Bases Campaign

www.converge.org.nz/abc

Check out the

Activist Toolkit

On the tour webpage

www.tinyurl.com/cafcatour

don’t forget to grab some of the postcards

www.facebook.com/AotearoaABC

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