This is very serious. I have observed what is happening in Canada with
their water. For instance every single river in British Columbia has
been sold into private ownership.
Soon no member of the public will be allowed on any of the rivers –
they are private property, their water subject to the free trade
agreement between Canada and America.
The sell-off was done in secret and no amount of protest can change
the fact that free trade agreements trump local, regional and national
Do not let this happen in New Zealand!
This September in Auckland a high-profile meeting, the USNZ Partnership
Forum, will further talks on creating a free trade deal between the US and
NZ. President George W Bush is said to be making an appearance.
A free trade agreement would allow US corporations to sue our government
for threatening their profits. It puts all of Aotearoa up for sale to US
corporations. Their free trade agreement will “remove barriers” to US
corporate control. Changes could include;
– Privatisation of our water, schools and hospitals.
– Removal of our enviromental protections.
– End of local content funding for TV and Music.
– Banning labelling of genetically engineered food.
*This is your chance to tell our government to put people and planet
before profits. *
*Tomorrow might be too late.*
***RALLY AND MARCH TO US-NZ PARTNERSHIP FORUM*
*12pm AOTEA SQ, MONDAY SEPTEMBER 10th*
For more information and to get involved visit
Barbara Sumner Burstyn
Cloud South Films, Ltd., Aotearoa, New Zealand
64 6 874 3969
“Only by working within the laws that govern the flow of water will
happiness be achieved.” Lao-tse