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Rally For Christchurch Community Assembly

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Today was a good day to be in Christchurch, at least if you attended the Rally for Christchurch Community Assembly.

Between 80-100 attended and went away inspired, energise and motivated to organise in their Communities, building on the solidarity and links made in the weeks following the quake.

What was special about the day was the absence of politicians and officials speaking at people, but really not saying anything at all. What was present was ordinary people verbalising their experiences and concerns, sharing their thoughts and issues freely,  in an open forum.

Serious concerns that were brought up and discussed included issues around sewerage, housing, heating, public transport, health and majorly the authoritarian nature of the Government and the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA).

Links: Beyond Resistance | Rally for Christchurch | Call out for Funds | Wellington Fundraiser (8th April)

Those present will be going back to their respective communities to hold assemblies, talk, organise and plan for the struggle ahead.

The next mass community assembly will come back together on Sunday 17th April, same time, same place, weather permitting, with a wet whether venue organised if needed.

What is most certainly building is a movement rooted in the struggles of those most affected by the quake in the predominately working class suburbs of the east.

Expect the frustration and anger to boil over. Protests, pickets, occupations and civil disobience undoubtidly lay ahead.

Solidarity will be needed across the Country and we must link this to the wider issues of austerity measures, cuts backs in the public sector and the most recent attacks on workers through changes to the ERA and Holidays Act.

Whether its recent uprisings in the middle east, Europe and most recently London or the struggles of the people of Christchurch, one thing is the same. It’s Capitalism and the rising tide of resistance is one thing that links us all.

Comments

The Good Ship is Launched

This is such great news.  From small beginnings, a little seed, a mighty forest grows.

Sad that it has taken such a brutal awakening, the Christchurch earthquake, to energise a few in Christchurch.  But with a turnout near a hundred we can estimate that your affiliate membership already exceeds some hundreds, assuming that one carries the opinions of one or two who cannot come (family representatives) and also many others who are thinking along these lines but not able or unwilling to be active.  Such people will turn up on the day of need in the most miraculous ways to help - for you carry their hopes with you and they do not wish to see you fall.

I wish you Godspeed and sufficient supplies of vegemite.

This country is ours.  We built it.  Lets take it back from the pallid squidgy criminal hands of these things that puport to govern us.

But a word if I may: Capitalism in itself may not be innately evil.  But gangster fascism is.  There are good worthy people who cannot help but to have been born rich and some of them are wise enough to know that we the people are the source of their wealth and will maintain them as long as they maintain their duty towards us. That Hubbard character, who I hear is now in disrepute - for genuine reasons or as part of a character assassination campaign I do not know - is an obvious example of a benign capitalist who has served our nation and his workforce with distinction.

Targetting Capitalism directly forces us to go directly against the tide of recent history.  It is better I feel to swim with the current as you are crossing the river.

The future holds a mixed economy, like what we once peacefully enjoyed.

God bless you all.

The next step...

The next step is here:

 

http://www.indymedia.org.nz/event/79513/rally-christchurch-lets-get-organised

 

   ...don't worry, we're sick of meeting, after meeting, after meeting too...

   ...watch this space........

rasing funds

Hey yes I agree with your statement above.I want to organise a benefit gig or a film night - I will look you up.

I feel for those struggling the most, and down with 'classes'.

I totally agree on the struggle that is before us - people who dont place profit before people.

Down with capitalism forever and its unfortunate that people will resort to violence - they are simply not being heard by those with more economic power and alot of whom are  destroying our earth this very moment.

 

BT.

Can an editor please add this

Can an editor please add this fundraiser for Beyond Resistance (and Chch Women's Refuge) in Wellington to links section of the feature? Thanks

http://www.indymedia.org.nz/event/79504/public-meeting-after-quake-commu...

I may: Capitalism in itself

I may: Capitalism in itself may not be innately evil. 70-652 test  But gangster fascism is.  There are good worthy 70-562 test people who cannot help but to have been born rich and some of them are wise enough to know that we the people are the source of their wealth and will maintain them as long as they maintain their duty towards us. That Hubbard character, 70-515 test who I hear is now in disrepute - for genuine reasons or as part of a character assassination campaign I do not know - is an obvious 70-542 test example of a benign capitalist who has served our nation and his workforce with distinction.