On September 1st 2013 there were nationwide rallies about the loss of democracy occurring in New Zealand.
We intend further action in order to build awareness of what is happening under our noses.
In the mean time please print our People’s Pledge and have people sign it.
Then present to a member of parliament.
Please join the People’s Pledge Facebook page HERE.
The perception that New Zealand has the least corruption, and the most transparency globally, no longer rings true to those people who are voicing their concerns to government. Many issues are not being addressed.
We will connect Kiwis with the issues affecting the future of our communities, such as the corporate control of our global food system, which is not in the interests of people or the environment.
We stand for the basic principles of democracy, sustainability, social justice, and environmental integrity.
Days of Action:
to be advised.
Opening the hearts and minds of Kiwis
to the idea of freedom democracy and sovereignty,
not influenced by corporate control and privatisation.
Human need not corporate greed!
See the work done by Hordur Torfason in Iceland HERE
Do we need to wait for a financial collapse or environmental disaster before the people act here?
To unite diverse (New Zealand) groups to align their various energies to put human rights above corporate rights
by alerting people of the urgent issues that are undermining our freedom and sovereignty
and the actions that we can take to address them
To connect and integrate communities to effect real change – empowering people to create the world they want.
See our pages on Corporatisation and Integrated Issues about how may of the things we are unhappy about in New Zealand are in fact connected. Our democracy is being eroded by the market driven greed of large corporations that is all about filling the pockets of the few, and not about listening to us, the people.
We are inclusive and are not connected to any registered political party.
This initiative was begun by Lisa Er, concerned grandmother, and a group of friends.
For more see our press release.
After the rally and 10 days of action we hope that by then we will have begun a nationwide conversation which badly needs to begin.
We intend that activities will continue after September – watch this space!
Information on why we need to work together:
In this video clip from the film Money and Life, thinker David Korten explains why those who hold power in our society depend on our consent, and why we must act together if we want things to change. David Korten on “Walking Away from the King”
Our problem is civil obedience.
“Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of leaders…and millions have been killed because of this obedience…Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves… (and) the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem.” Howard Zinn
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead
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