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4:53 pm, August 30th, 2014 - 10 comments
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The NACT way is Not Our Way. We need a better way of governance and democracy. One that is for all the people.
I joined the hardy souls who went to the Not Our Way rally and march in Auckland. The host speaker said that this wasn’t about hate. It’s about the need for change to a better way of government.
As usual for protests, there were speakers. There was also some music which I enjoyed, even though I couldn’t catch all the pertinent lyrics about John Key in a great sounding rap. And then we marched.
Just as I got to the CBD, I checked the news, and learned Judith Collins had resigned.
These people waiting for the demo, had already got their wish fulfilled.
People starting to gather at Aotea Square in the rain.
Lisa Gibson from the Glen Innes State housing group was one of the first speakers. She talked of state houses being empty in the middle of a housing crisis.
Speakers talked of many things that need changing for a better government and society. An end to NationOil:
And a need to protect the environment, the seas, and the creatures within it.
The hikoi went on a convoluted route, stopping by Sky City (yo know why) on the way. A symbol of our anti-democratic, dirty government.
it was a bit of a cross country obstacle course. We hiked up Victoria Street, where the march, splintered somewhat as we made our way up the steps and walkways into Albert Park.
We stopped at the bandstand.
Whatever we do this election and below, the struggle goes on for a better way of government. No more dirty politics. No more covert, anti-democratic manipulations.
Working for a better way and a New Zealand that will be for all New Zealanders; where the rich don’t waste our resources, and the least well off have warm safe homes, enough food to eat, and a living income; where businesses and jobs contribute to the greater good; where our media serves the people and democracy and not conniving special interests.