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Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa
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The Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA) believes that the independence of most countries is being eroded away. This erosion has taken place because most of the world's economy is now owned and controlled by a relatively small number of huge transnational corporations (TNCs). 

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Friday, 2 November 2012
A Dotcomedy Of Errors. GCSB Illegally Spies On New Zealanders. We Told You So. This is the lead article in Peace Researcher 44, to be published this month. 1140 views

Thursday, 18 October 2012
Who owns the South Island power grid? Good question. Don't Assume It Is Transpower The Government’s proposed partial privatisation of Mighty River Power, Meridian and Genesis Energy has focused attention on the ownership of our State-owned electricity generation companies. 426 views

Tuesday, 12 June 2012
We Musn't Rest On Our Nuclear Free Laurels The 25th anniversary of NZ's Nuclear Free law is a worthy cause for celebration for what was, and is, a fantastic achievement. 480 views

Friday, 20 April 2012
It's Time For Truth About NZ Land Is Foreign-Owned The endlessly fascinating Crafar Farms soap opera focuses attention once again on the political hot potato of foreign ownership of New Zealand land. 284 views

Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Windflow & General Dynamics: The Old Proverbial Hits The Turbine The announcement that Christchurch wind turbine manufacturer Windflow Technology has signed a ten year licensing agreement with General Dynamics' subsidiary SATCOM is eyebrow-raising in itself. 357 views

Thursday, 8 March 2012
Roger Award Finalist Transgresses On A Global Scale The Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA) declares its solidarity with the Canadian members of the United Steelworkers Union who are currently visiting New Zealand (Invercargill today; Wellington tomorrow) to gain support for their struggle against contracting out by their employer, Rio Tinto Alcan. 305 views

Friday, 2 March 2012
Roger Award Finalists Just Keep On Digging Themselves A Deeper Hole Old habits die hard. 366 views

Thursday, 16 February 2012
Crafar Court Decision A Welcome Outbreak Of Sanity Justice Miller’s decision to order a review of the decision to approve the sale of the Crafar Farms to the appropriately named Milk NZ, owned by Shanghai Pengxin of China, is a welcome outbreak of sanity in this whole sorry saga. 320 views

Saturday, 11 February 2012
Increase The Tax On Profiteering Aussie Banks News that the Big Five Australian-owned banks made a combined NZ profit of $3 billion in 2011 means only one thing – they’re making too much money out of us. 370 views

Friday, 20 January 2012
No Corporate Welfare For Coca Cola And Other Transnational Bludgers Speaking at the opening of Coca Cola Amatil’s Christchurch bottling plant, group managing director Terry Davis called on the Government to consider “incentives” for food and beverage manufacturers (Press, 19/1/12; “Coca-Cola calls for incentives”). 257 views

Friday, 13 January 2012
Time For Government To Get Back Into Insurance Business The Government announced this week that it has no plans to help Ansvar Insurance customers left in the lurch by their insurer’s December 31st exit from the New Zealand insurance market. 291 views

Tuesday, 13 December 2011
Welcome To Johnkeyistan! Don't Worry, She'll Be Right (In Every Sense Of The Word) There was never any doubt that National was going to win the 2011 election; the only question was by how much. 544 views

Monday, 5 December 2011
Roger Award: 2011 Finalists Named The eight finalists for the 2011 Roger Award for the Worst Transnational Corporation Operating in Aotearoa/New Zealand are: Adidas, Newmont Waihi Gold, Oceania, New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Ltd/Rio Tinto Alcan NZ Ltd, Sajo Oyang Corporation, Sky City, Telecom and Westpac. 353 views

Friday, 27 May 2011
Message from the grass roots – Pharmac is non-negotiable 330 views

Monday, 2 May 2011
No Selloff Of Christchurch's Public-owned Assets. Looters Stay Away The revelation that all of Christchurch’s publicly-owned trading assets could be in danger of being sold due to a “legal loophole” in the law establishing the new State authority to run the city whilst it is rebuilt after the earthquakes should set alarm bells ringing loudly. 230 views

Wednesday, 6 April 2011
The 2010 Roger Award - 'and the winner is...' WARNER BROTHERS WINS 289 views

Tuesday, 15 March 2011
Roger Award Winner/s To Be Announced In Auckland April 4th The six finalists for the 2010 Roger Award for the Worst Transnational Corporation Operating in Aotearoa/New Zealand are (in alphabetical order): BUPA, Imperial Tobacco, Telecom, Vodafone, Warner Brothers and Westpac. 368 views

Thursday, 10 February 2011
Bryan Gould Named As Patron Of Network To Fight Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement 316 views

Friday, 14 January 2011
End involvement in US wars People from all around New Zealand will be converging on Blenheim and the super-secret Waihopai satellite interception spybase, in Marlborough, on the weekend of January 21-23. 265 views

Friday, 24 December 2010
Refusal Of Natural Dairy Bid For Crafar Farms Sets Precedent For Overseas Investment Office The Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA) congratulates both the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) and the Government for having refused the application of Natural Dairy to buy the Crafar Farms. 496 views

Friday, 10 December 2010
2010 Roger Award Finalists Named The six finalists for the 2010 Roger Award for the Worst Transnational Corporation Operating in Aotearoa/New Zealand are (in alphabetical order): BUPA, Imperial Tobacco, Telecom, Vodafone, Warner Brothers and Westpac. 359 views

Monday, 25 October 2010
Visiting Philippine Peace Negotiator Objects To NZ Government's "Terrorist" Listing Luis Jalandoni and his wife Coni Ledesma (see below for contact and itinerary details) are in Christchurch now, at the start of a national speaking tour (they leave Christchurch on the morning of Wednesday 27th for Blenheim and to view the Waihopai spybase that afternoon). 267 views

Monday, 18 October 2010
Why Didn't Labour Do Something About Foreign Investment When It Was In Power? The Campaign Against Foreign Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA) congratulates Labour for seeing the light and announcing a policy that recognises the glaringly obvious fact that unrestricted foreign “investment” (meaning takeover or economic recolonisation) is a disaster and for starting to take some painfully modest steps towards rectifying that (should it be returned to office). 298 views

Friday, 3 September 2010
If All Else Fails, Call Them Racists Maurice Williamson, the Minister of Land Information, is obviously having none of this PC nonsense being spouted by his boss. 262 views

Monday, 30 August 2010
CAFCA Says Save The Farms - And The Rest The Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA) congratulates the newly formed Save The Farms group, which has called for an immediate moratorium on farm sales to foreigners “so we can have a national debate”. 298 views

Monday, 31 May 2010
Treasury Fundamentalists Still Blindly Wedded To "Foreign Investment" Cargo Cult Tell Us Something We Don’t Know. 264 views

Monday, 12 April 2010
Cost Of Damage To Waihopai Dome Is Peanuts Compared To Hundreds Of Millions Of Taxpayers' Dollars Wasted On Spybase Sanity has briefly broken out with the Government’s announcement that the Crown will not, indeed cannot, appeal the acquittal of the Waihopai Domebusters. 346 views

Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Don't Be Fooled Into Thinking That Infratil Is A "New Zealand" Company The sale of Shell NZ’s downstream assets to a joint venture of NZ Superannuation and Infratil has been hailed as returning this chunk of vital infrastructure to New Zealand ownership. 374 views

Thursday, 25 March 2010
Chinese Buyup Of Dairy Farms. Get Used To It, This Is What A "Free" Trade Agreement Looks Like The most unbelievably naïve reaction to the news that a mysterious Chinese company is hoping to buy up to $1.5 billion worth of dairy farms came from Federated Farmers, which said that this is an “unintended consequence” of the NZ/China Free Trade Agreement. 855 views

Friday, 19 March 2010
Why The Waihopai Domebusters' Trial Was Moved From Blenheim To Wellington Marlborough District Councillor Gerald Hope is quoted in today’s Press (“Spy-base verdict irks locals”, “If I was a juror I would have wanted a conviction…”. 565 views

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