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.
For a fuller statement of what we stand for,
see our Charter.