Saturday, May 1, 2010

fifty thousand march for the land

not sure of source - from The Standard

fifty thousand people tell gerry and the miners - NO

what a great day

From Stuff
"An estimated 50,000 marchers joined one of the biggest protests in Auckland for decades today, to give the Government a firm message to stay away from mining on conservation land."
""These plans are an attack on our values, that we believe our country is worth protecting, that the environment provides us with essential ecosystems services that we cannot get from elsewhere - health and soil, clean water, bio-diversity.
"Those things are not negotiable," Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei said"
Yes that is correct - not negotiable - listen up gerry - you and your mining cronies will lose - you are losing already and your plans will fall as dust - as will your reputation, your image and your legacy.


Ruahines said...

Kia ora Marty,
What a great result! Wish I could have been there as well. The right wingers and land rapers cannot ignore the voices of 50,000 in Auckland, and thousands more behind them. Our voices echo!
Kia kaha,

Ana said...

Tino Pai
what an awesome turnout. Papatuanuku First

greenfly said...

Where was Tariana?
Where was Pita?
Where was Hone?
Where was the Pati Maaori?
E huna ana koutou?

Marty Mars said...

Kia ora koutou

I hope they aren't hiding but their lack of presence at this significant march is telling.

I don't know why there is a lack of maori presence against the mining - I don't know if maori think the other groups have it covered or if there are too many other things to get on with, like the F&S - i just don't know - but it does worry me a lot.

The gnat strategy of divide and and divide and multiple attacks seems to still have some life in it.

We really have to watch these capitalist-maori - those who would sell anything to try and have the same money as 'the man' - are they the maori party? I still believe they aren't, but shit, that could just be wishing and hopeing.