Welcome to the very first post of Watchblogaotearoa. Watchblogaotearoa is the online tool for the Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA). CAFCA is taking a long overdue step into the blogosphere and hopes to take part in some information sharing and friendly debate. If you would like to find out more about CAFCA please visit our website:
This blog hopes to fill in the gaps between CAFCA's quarterly publication - Foreign Control Watchdog. We will endaevour keep readers up to date with issues of privatisation, foreign investment and foreign control as they arise. Over the next few weeks I will introduce you to some of the characters who have kept CAFCA going over the years. In the meantime, from our website, CAFCA stands for:
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).
Today these TNC's have monopoly control over most of the world's resources, its trade, its industrial production, and the booming services sector, which covers everything from finance to transport. With this control TNC's can use the economies of individual nations for their own benefit in a way which is against the interests of the people of those nations. Most Third World countries are totally at the mercy of the TNC's. CAFCA is most concerned at the local effects of this worldwide trend. Aotearoa's independence is rapidly disappearing and with its "free market" policies, including encouragement of foreign investment and unrestricted foreign capital flows, the New Zealand Government is actively promoting this process.
CAFCA promotes the concept of an independent Aotearoa based on policies of economic, military and political self-reliance, using Aotearoa's resources for the benefit of the people of Aotearoa, and refusing involvement in the self-serving military and economic treaties of big foreign countries. We oppose foreign control, irrespective of which country it involves. We oppose the exploitation of Aotearoa's people and resources by foreign companies, and any foreign military or intelligence activities in Aotearoa. CAFCA does not support the replacement of foreign exploiters with local ones. New Zealand big business interests are collaborating with foreign companies in the exploitation of its own country - its only loyalty is to improve profits. CAFCA IS NOT RACIST. We do not oppose the people of foreign countries, only the transnational corporations (TNC's) exploiting the people of New Zealand.
I hope that you enjoy the blog!