[imc-auckland-video] FYI - too late for the event, but others
bern at ihug.co.nz
Sat Jul 31 01:00:31 PDT 2004
> PEOPLE POWER LAUNCHED AT LAST IN AUCKLAND Yesterday New Zealand turned
> an important historical corner as we launched our new book People Power.
> Almost 200 people attended. Some even came from as far away as Invercargill,
> Napier & Whangarei to be there.It was very humbling for me personally to see
> so many people their supporting real democracy for New Zealand, and I thank
> all of you who came. It never seems enough to just say thanks but I really do
> thank you for your support. Winston Peters, Christine Fletcher, Mike McAnemy
> from the Fire Fighters Association, David Holden from The Charter of Natural
> Health Practitioners, Garth McVicar from Sensible Sentencing and I all spoke.
> My co-editor Jonathan Eisen hosted the meeting. Unfortunately David Lange and
> Roger Kerr were unable to attend. The culmination of the event came when the
> 20,209 signatures we collected over the past many months were presented to
> Winston to take to Wellington to tell the rest of Parliament that we have all
> had a guts full of being ignored.
> And that we're a force to be reckoned with and we're not going to settle for
> anything less than real democracy.
> If there was a downside to the launch it was the complete absence of the
> national media, all of whom had been invited. The Auckland Central Leader was
> the only media present. It renewed our sense of wonder at the priorities of
> our media. When someone burns a flag on or drives a tractor up the steps the
> steps of Parliament Building or strips down to a pink bra, they are engulfed
> in media attention and talkback shows run hot with callers.
> When Winston Peters forgets to pay a taxi he's on the news for nearly a week.
> But when he launches a book on Binding Citizens Initiated Referendums with
> articles by David Lange, Roger Kerr and the editor of The Economist (among
> many others), he is completely ignored.
> Anyhow, now that we're off and running in a new and significant way we're not
> stopping now. They can ignore us now, but not for long.
> Best wishes
> Steve Baron
> Phone 09 537-3935
> P.S. On 23rd August 12:30pm a religious rally will be held at Parliament
> Buildings In Wellington, organised by a number of Churches demanding better
> moral values. It would be wonderful to see a few BCIR banners in the crowd as
> I'm sure it will get some media attention. So if you are able to take
> advantage of this opportunity and you live in Wellington it all helps the
> cause. I have seen some people doing likewise on other marches that the media
> has covered. I don't know who they were but it was great to see!
> P.P.S. FULL COLOUR BROCHURES FOR PEOPLE POWER ARE AVAILABLE FREE FROM THE FULL
> COURT PRESS, PO BOX 44-128, AK. BOOKS ARE $15.00 (prepaid including p/h) or
> ONLY $10 EACH IN QUANTITIES OF TEN OR MORE.
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