Foreign Control Watchdog.
Text of Watchdogs since number 92, December 1999. Every member of CAFCA receives a copy of each issue of
Control Watchdog website
Archives of Foreign Control Watchdog from their beginning in 1974 as the newsletter
of the then-named Campaign Against Foreign Control in New Zealand, to 1999. (Watchdogs
since December 1999 are available at the above site.)
CAFCA's Facebook page
It's called New Zealand Not For Sale.
A blog for CAFCA issues.
ABC campaigns against the foreign
military and intelligence installations in New Zealand. There
are three - the US "Deep Freeze" military base at Harewood (Christchurch Airport); and the NZ intelligence
gathering installations at Tangimoana (Manawatu) and Waihopai
(Marlborough). It includes a link to Wikileaks cables about New Zealand, released in 2010. It
holds protests, researches all aspects of these bases, and publishes
Peace Researcher. Issues
of Peace Researcher snce 2001 are available online at this
site. Older issues of Peace
the years 1983-2000 inclusive, are at www.historicalpeaceresearcher.blogspot.com.
Fight For A Global Tobacco Control Treaty
In 2000, CAFCA was approached by INFACT (now Corporate
Accountability International), one
of our highly valued American contacts, and invited to join the worldwide,
American-based Network for Accountability of Tobacco Transnationals
(NATT). Corporate Accountability International and
NATT’s global campaign focused on getting
an enforceable global treaty on tobacco. The World Health Organisation
(WHO) has been proactive on this, and debated a Framework Convention
on Tobacco Control (FCTC). For the first time ever, WHO held
public hearings on a public health matter, recognising it as a
huge public health issue. It is estimated that, by 2030, smoking
will kill ten million people per year. The tobacco TNCs and their
allies (tobacco growing countries, governments that reap huge tax
revenues from tobacco
– outright ownership of tobacco companies and/or monopolies, in some
cases – advertising TNCs, etc) recognised the dangers from this
proposed treaty, and did their level best to defeat it, subvert
it, co-opt it, and sideline it. However, despite the immense power and ruthlessness of the tobacco TNCs,
the treaty was completed. NATT and Corporate
Accountability International continue to campaign for ratification
and implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
(FCTC). The treaty will soon reach 40 ratifications and take effect
as international law.
It's Our Future - why we should be worried about the TPPA
Information about the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), why we should be worried and what you can do about it.
Our Assets-Christchurch is a coalition of several groups, including
CAFCA, set up to campaign against the sale and privatisation
of public assets and to support the retention of Christchurch’s
Council-owned assets in public hands.
our Ports Public - The campaign to keep New Zealand ports in public ownership and community control.
Zealand Not For Sale Campaign
A network of a number of groups, including CAFCA, to spread information
about, and build opposition to, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
(TPPA), which is being negotiated by eleven countries, including New
Zealand and the US. The TPPA is being used as the means to bring into
effect a Free Trade Agreement between the US and NZ
Solidarity Network of Aotearoa
Philippines Solidarity Network of Aotearoa works to
build active links between the progressive movements in the Philippines
and New Zealand. It publishes a regular newsletter, Kapatiran
(Solidarity), which can be read online.
Films is an independent film producer which has made many documentaries
including some stunning exposés and analyses of the
way the new right took over New Zealand politics in the 1980s and 1990s
and rammed through its policies - and the disastrous effects on New
Zealanders. Some of their most powerful films are now available free
to view on line and to download.
CAFCA exchanges publications with a number of organisations.
The following have web sites.
Asia Worker Links - www.aawl.org.au
Australia Asia Worker Links works to build international solidarity
links between workers as the best means to develop and strengthen
workers' rights in the Asia Pacific region.
Network provides news on the Pacific, including David Robie's Café Pacific, which links news media, independent information sources,
progressive movements, environmental groups and Pacific research sites
in the region, and to Pacific
Journalism Review and other news sites.
Corporate Accountability International (formerly INFACT) - www.stopcorporateabuse.org
Corporate Accountability International is a US grassroots corporate
watchdog organization. Founded in 1977, it is best known for
its successful Nestle and GE Boycott Campaigns, and its film
Making a Killing. Infact changed its name to Corporate Accountability
International in 2004 and was the organiser of the successful Tobacco
Industry Campaign (see
and the Hall of Shame Campaign. Their current campaigns include
ones against the water, oil, and food
and agribusiness industries.
Mines and Communities Website
This seeks to empower mining-affected communities so they can struggle successfully against damaging mining proposals and projects.
Internationalist - www.newint.org
The monthly New Internationalist is one of the most lively
independent international publications reporting on what lies behind
Publications is a communications
co-operative based in Oxford with editorial and sales offices in
Toronto, Canada; Adelaide, Australia; Christchurch, Aotearoa/New
Zealand; and Lewiston, USA. It exists to report on issues of world
poverty and inequality; to focus attention on the unjust relationship
between the powerful and the powerless in both rich and poor nations;
to debate and campaign for the radical changes necessary if the
basic material and spiritual needs of all are to be met. It even lists
CAFCA on its web pages.
Institute of Resource Management - www.pirm.org.nz
PIRM organises public forums and makes submissions to the New Zealand
government on environmental and social issues, as well as publishing Pacific Ecologist, formerly Pacific World, which
can be viewed on this site.
International - www.world-psi.org
The international trade union federation Public Services
International, PSI, unites public sector workers in more than 600
trade unions in over 140 countries. Twenty million women and men
in a variety of public service jobs are members of PSI. It has taken
a strong interest in privatisation and deregulation - particularly
of utilities such as electricity and water. It publishes
magazine Focus on Public Services.PSI researches multinationals in utilities and health
services in co-operation with the Public Services International Research
Unit, PSIRU, which has some of the most detailed information in the
world on transnationals and their activities. Extensive material is
available on the PSIRU web-site www.psiru.org.
CAFCA has a policy of independence from all political parties and
therefore does not include links to their web sites on this page.
The views expressed in the above web sites do not necessarily reflect
those of CAFCA.