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Public March against Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA)


On 8 November 2014 Kiwis will kickstart the global day of action against the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). The TPPA poses an enormous threat to NZ’s ability to regulate for itself, and gives foreign investors and multinationals new rights to control our laws. This could mean losing the ability to regulate our workplaces, our environment, our health and education systems and much more.

Saturday 8 Nov — meet 1:00 PM at the Dental School, 310 Great King Street, for a march along George Street and then rally in the Octagon.

Speakers include Metiria Turei (Green Party), Aaron Hawkins (Councillor) and Bob Lloyd (University of Otago).


The TPPA is being called a trade deal, but really it’s a corporate power-play designed to control and curtail everything from environmental protection and affordable medicines right through to internet freedom.

It’s complex and has been negotiated in secret but essentially, the TPPA is an international ‘trade agreement’ that amongst other things could hand foreign corporations the power to overturn NZ laws if their profits are threatened.

It’s a threat to our democracy and to our environment.

Here’s an example of what it could look like in practice; in the future if a more progressive government wanted to strengthen laws to protect our coastlines from oil drilling or our national parks from mining, then foreign companies like Statoil or Shell could potentially sue New Zealand for the loss of profit!

█ For more information on the TPPA head to http://www.itsourfuture.org.nz

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The Moment of Truth

On the National-led Government of New Zealand: “You’re dealing with a government that has systemic issues of political corruption.” –Bob Amsterdam, Dotcom’s lawyer (TV1’s Q+A)

Streamed live on Sep 15, 2014 (2:06:07)

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