CAFCA to Celebrate 40th Anniversary
We think 40 continuous years of CAFCA is something well worth celebrating.
In fact, modestly blowing our own trumpet, we think it’s a remarkable achievement. But don’t just take our word for it. Listen to what our enemies have to say:
”... it is a new experience for me to be writing, as the Director of one still flourishing organisation, to the Secretary of another – which is also noteworthy from our perspective as the only one that called for the liquidation of the NZSIS that has not joined the others dedicated to that cause on (to use the late VI Lenin’s term), ‘the rubbish-heap of history’!”. Who said that? Warren Tucker, then Director of the Security Intelligence Service, in a letter (30/10/08) to me, accompanying the release of the SIS file on CAFCA (one of his underlings later rang us to say that the Director had meant to say Trotsky, not Lenin. You’ve got to get these things right when you’re the country’s top spy).
To celebrate our first 40 years, we are holding an all day event:
KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH HALL
28 BEALEY AVENUE CHRISTCHURCH
SATURDAY MAY 2
9.30 – 4.30
Bill Rosenberg – economic overview
Jane Kelsey – TPPA & investment agreements
Murray Horton - CAFCA history
Warren Thomson – military & intelligence overview
Robert Reid - where is the country going?
This event is open to the media and the speakers available for interview.
The theme is a combination of celebrating CAFCA’s first 40 years of history; analysing the political/economic situation; and looking forward. It is a celebration with speakers, it’s not a conference.
Material on display will feature the old and the new, from CAFCA’s past and present, including our SIS file.
Members coming from around the country and overseas can make a weekend of it, as the event to announce the winner of the 2014 Roger Award for the Worst Transnational Corporation Operating In Aotearoa/New Zealand will be held in the same venue on the previous night (Friday May 1).
Foreign control, in all its various manifestations, has been a major issue for the 40 years of our existence – indeed we take our modest share of the credit for keeping it in the spotlight – and it’s an issue that shows no signs of diminishing in importance or going away anytime soon. Neither will CAFCA.
(03) 3663988/ 0274 307742
Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa
Box 2258, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand