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APEC - what's on

7 September 1999


Four parts : 1) Palmerston North, 2) Kaitaia, 3) Auckland, 4) linked national speaking tours - at a town near you !


~ Tues 7 Sept - WHY NOT APEC? at Palmerston North Public Meeting to Explore Palmerston North's Answer to APEC; 7.30 pm at Wesley Methodist Chirch, 264 Broadway Ave. Speakers: *Crispin Beltran (Filipino Union Leader) speaking on The Asian Crisis, Globalisation and APEC; *Celia Briar (Social Policy Lecturer and Activist) speaking on Globalisation and the effects on women. PLUS open mike, questions and answers about APEC, entertainment by Brazen Hussies and Flying Fishwives. ALL WELCOME - tea and coffee provided, Organised by Palmerston North Coalition on APEC, Contact Dion Martin ph 06 356 9658 or Jenny Collett ph 06 350 5021 for more details.

2) *** KAITAIA

~ 9th September (Thurs), be part of a nationwide peaceful protest against APEC and all it stands for, venue: KFC, 12 noon, guest speakers. Contact: Huria Raharaha - 09 408 5571 Mobile: 025 239 6263


~ 7-9 September - ‘Reclaiming APEC’ a conference to critique APEC’s misguided direction & develop positive models for people & earth-centred development, speakers: Hazel Henderson, Sohail Inayatullah, Sir Paul Reeves, Jeanette Fitzsimons, Pita Sharples, Sukhi Turner, Marissa de Gruzman, Marilyn Waring & Marion Wood and others. Further information contact Proutist Universal, Box 984, Nelson. (Attn: Bruce Dyer), tel/fax: (03) 548 7284;,

~ 10 September - Public Meeting: 7-30pm, Methodist Mission, Queen St. Speakers: Jane Kelsey, Annette Sykes, Antonio Tujan, Moses Havini. Organised by the APEC Monitoring Group

~10-12 September, Alternatives to the APEC Agenda conference, Speakers include: Antonio Tujan, Executive Director, IBON Databank, Philippines; Moses Havini, Bougainville Freedom Movement; Sunera Thobani, Ruth Wynn Woodward Professor of Women's Studies, Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada; Crispin Beltran, Chairman of Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU), Philippines; Dr Jane Kelsey, Professor of Law, Auckland University, author of "The New Zealand Experiment"; Moana Jackson, Ngati Kahungunu, Director of Nga Kaiwhakamarama i Nga Ture (Maori Legal Service); Annette Sykes, Ngati Pikiao, lawyer, Treaty of Waitangi Activist; Robert Reid, International Officer, NZ Trade Union Federation; Radha D'Souza, Asia Pacific Workers Solidarity Links; Aziz Choudry, GATT Watchdog and more !

For more information contact Aotearoa/New Zealand APEC Monitoring Group, tel (09) 302 5390 x 833, mobile 021 217 3039, fax (09) 846 3297, or check out

~ 12 September - March and Rally Against APEC, 4.00pm at the Albert Park Rotunda, Organised by the APEC Monitoring Group.

~12 September - Vigil, at Methodist Mission, 370 Queen St, 5pm. (Ecumenical).

~ 12 September - Protest for a Free Tibet, 6pm, Albert Park, Rotunda. Contact Neil tel 025 736 707.

~12th September, from 7pm onwards, the Classic Comedy Club at 321 Queen St hosts 'FUSE', a positive, multi-media performance/dance event grown from opposition to the Apec and free market agenda. Performers include Dj's : Epsilon Blue, Hueman, Jizz, and collaborators: James McCarthy (From Scratch), Lapdog, Mark Harvey (satirical comedy), Unitec dance performance, John Carapiet and Charles Nehu. Door sales are $10 (waged) $7 (unwaged).

This is a non-profit making event and ticket sales cover costs of putting on the event. Pip Gibson, 025 290 2582 or

~ 13 September - Protest for a Free Tibet, 9am, Main Entrance, Auckland Public Hospital. Contact Neil tel 025 736 707.

~ 13 September - Demo against APEC, meet at the corner of K Road and Symonds St, 12pm. Organised by the Auckland Coalition Against APEC.

~ 14 - 15 September - ‘International youth and students caucus - beyond APEC’, Te Piringatahi o te Maungaarongo Marae, 17 Luckens Rd West Harbour, Auckland. Details to be confirmed, contact Helen Te Hira tel (09) 309 0789 x260,


~ from 30 August TO 13 Sept - CRISPIN BELTRAN - national speaking tour - will be speaking on the Asian Crisis, Globalisation and APEC : A Filipino Worker's Perspective. Crispin Beltran is the chairman of the KMU (Kilusang Mayo Uno, or May First Movement), the best known Filipino trade union confederation. Beltran has been the KMU leader since the mid 1980s and is a leading figure in the Filipino progressive movement.

DUNEDIN - Monday August 30/Tuesday 31. Contact: Andrea Rushton, ph (03) 4772183 w;

NELSON - Wednesday September 1. Contact: Jan Noonan; ph (03) 546 9656w;

CHRISTCHURCH - Thursday 2/ Friday 3. Contact: Murray Horton; ph/fax (03) 366 3988 day/night;

WELLINGTON - Monday 6. Contact Maxine Gay; ph (04) 237 5062w;

PALMERSTON NORTH - Tuesday 7. Contact: Dion Martin; ph (06) 356 9658w;

ROTORUA - Wednesday 8. Contact: Jim Jones; ph (07) 348 9176w;

WHANGAREI - Thursday 9. Contact: Don Ross; ph/fax (09) 4382388 - day/night;

AUCKLAND - Friday 10 - Monday 13. Contact: Helen Te Hira; ph (09) 309 0789 x.260 w. Organised by Philippines Solidarity Network of Aotearoa, with the NZ Trade Union Federation. Contact PSNA, Box 2450, Christchurch. Ph/fax (03) 366 3988,

~ 2 to 14 September - SAUL LANDAU - national speaking tour - will be here as a guest of the Latin America Committee and part of the Alternative APEC programme. Landau will be able to add another dimension to the globalisation debate, while at the same time giving a Latin perspective to the issues.

DUNEDIN: Friday 3rd Sept, Burns 1 lecture theatre Otago University; 5:15pm - The Uncompromising Revolution (1988): Cuba and Castro at Middle Age; 6:15pm - Social - Food, refreshments and conversation; 7pm - Labouring on the Border's Edge (1999) with introduction by Saul Landau; 8:15pm -The Sixth Sun: Mayan Uprising in Chiapas (1996), Tickets: Door Sales $5 unwaged/ $8 waged [One ticket covers the entire evening of films ], Contact Michael Tritt tel 03 473 6333.

CHRISTCHURCH: Saturday 4th Sept. Knox Hall Lounge, 28 Beasley Ave, 7.30pm - The Sixth Sun: Mayan Uprising in Chiapas (1996); Labouring on the Border's Edge (1999) with introduction by Saul Landau, Contact Joe Davies 03 3662803.

BLENHEIM : 6th Sept Tuesday, Meeting with Federated Farmers, 7.30pm: Marlborough Movies. Function with Saul, Tel 03 577 7593 Ian Ewen-Street Tel 03 573 7226 Alison and Norman Fletcher.

NELSON: Monday 6th Sept: St Johns Methodist Hall 320 Hardy Street, Nelson. 5.30pm The Uncompromising Revolution; 6.15pm Mexicali food served; 7pm - The Sixth Sun. Tuesday 7th Sept: St Johns Methodist Hall 320 Hardy Street, Nelson. 7pm - Laboring on Border's Edge with Saul Landau, Gwen Struik/Bray tel 03 548 3323, 03 576 5125.

WELLINGTON: Wednesday Sept 8th, 12:30pm, Labouring on Border's Edge, at the Beehive Theatrette, Parliament - You must contact Sandra Craigie tel 470 6663, or (put in the subject heading "borderedge" and a message saying you'd like to attend) or you will not be allowed into parliament ! Thursday 9th Sept: National Library 5.30pm/7.30pm Contact Paul Bruce 04 3898 699, 5:15pm -The Uncompromising Revolution (1988), 6:15pm - Social - Food, Refreshments [koha] and conversation, 7pm -Labouring on the Border's Age (1999) with Saul Landau, 8:15pm - 9pm The Sixth Sun: Mayan Uprising in Chiapas (1996), Tickets: Door Sales $8 unwaged/ $10 waged [One ticket covers the entire evening of films ].

AUCKLAND: 8th Sept: 11.15am Video showing Reclaiming APEC conf. Bruce Dyer 03 546 8032; Saturday 11th Sep: 7pm: Functions Rm, Auck Student Univ Bldg, 7pm - Labouring on the Border's Age with Introduction Saul Landau, The Sixth Sun: Mayan Uprising in Chiapas (1996), Contact: APEC Monitoring Group, ph/09 302 5390 extn 833. Esteban Espinosa ph/fax 09 636 8776, 09 2769443,

For more info visit the LAC website at, or tel (04) 3898 699. Return to main page on globalisation.

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