Resist the TPPA

MARCH 29 – 

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA)

Huge Impact on Kiwis
Our government is negotiating an international agreement that could have a huge effect on the lives of ordinary kiwis. It’s called the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), and it involves eleven Asian and Pacific-rim countries, including the United States. If it goes ahead, we risk damage to our innovative economy, our pristine environment, our health, and the ability to shape our own future.
New craftivist member Lullaby Black and her dog Jake have made these wonderful banners for tomorrows protest, we want to make a call out for other such protest banners to be made to put on our city, town and village streets.

Final piece.
Props to Lullaby getting the band to put up the blanket.
Protesting at the Market
Go Lullaby!

Air NZ is Sexist

This is a CRAFTIVIST event in protest of the new Air NZ safety video that features swim suit clad woman insexualised poses. This video is a total objectification of woman, and is making woman passengers feel very uncomfortable, creating an unsafe environment for female staff and perpetuating a culture, that views woman as sexual objects for their pleasure. Also, this video has made passengers of Pacific Island and Maori culture upset due to the cultural appropriation.

In 2014 we would hope for better behaviour from a corporation that has been underwritten by NZ tax payers. This is not only ethically abhorrent but also incredibly bad for business as more and more woman are now refusing to fly with Air NZ.

For more information read this article,

In response we want to make paper planes to tie to fences and in radical shops, community groups windows, to conveying our rage. Please email us if you wish to participate and make some planes to send to up or drop planes off at Matchbox Gallery, 166 Cuba Street.

The first installation has been at The Freedom Shop, Newtown, Wellington.  

The paper planes not only have slogans but also comments from woman passengers, about how this safety video made them feel.