Written By: - Date published: 4:04 pm, March 24th, 2016 - 82 comments
Nat MP Chester Borrows has injured a TPP protester with his car. Not the first time this sort of thing has happened.
Written By: - Date published: 2:44 pm, March 10th, 2016 - 53 comments
A lot of people out there couldn’t give a stuff about the TPP because they don’t see it affecting them. This might change their minds.
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, March 5th, 2016 - 47 comments
Surprisingly and refreshingly, the Young Nats initially agreed. A date was set, a venue booked, and promotion of the debate under way.
Written By: - Date published: 12:37 pm, February 12th, 2016 - 66 comments
Written By: - Date published: 8:03 am, February 9th, 2016 - 178 comments
The TPPA could bring us charter schools on steroids, and threaten policies like free tertiary education. In general its a way of locking in a permanent, international right-wing governance which can limit and constrain the kind of social policies that any future NZ left-wing government might want to enact.
Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, February 5th, 2016 - 230 comments
Despite the travesty inside SkyCity, what was happening outside was in many respects a democratic nation at its finest.
Written By: - Date published: 10:15 am, February 2nd, 2016 - 81 comments
Written By: - Date published: 5:27 pm, February 1st, 2016 - 40 comments
Fran O’Sullivan seems to be arguing against democracy in her bitter little rant in Saturday’s Herald against Labour’s opposition to the TPP. Labour, of course, is representing its constituents, many of whom have significant doubts about the TPP or its benefits to New Zealand (or to them). That’s what political parties should do in a democratic country.
Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, January 29th, 2016 - 164 comments
The police are “visiting” TPP activists – Key is cynically trying to blow the “law and order” dog whistle. But would he really go so far as to try and provoke open violence for political gain?
Written By: - Date published: 6:15 am, January 28th, 2016 - 351 comments
The news that the TPP is likely to cost 5 to 6,000 jobs in NZ seems to have been the last straw.
Written By: - Date published: 1:27 pm, January 26th, 2016 - 85 comments
The Government has released a TPPA ‘National Interest Analysis’. It should be read along with TPP Legal’s extensive analysis of the costs and risks.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, January 25th, 2016 - 113 comments
Key’s “strident” defence of the TPP was booed at Ratana yesterday. With good reason, because his glib assurance that “Not a single part of TPP cuts across the Treaty of Waitangi” is yet another Key lie.
Written By: - Date published: 7:45 am, January 19th, 2016 - 342 comments
Ngāpuhi kaumātua and spokesperson for Te Tii Marae Kingi Tairua has announced that because of the lack of consultation if the TPPA is signed the Government will not be welcome at Waitangi.
Written By: - Date published: 10:24 pm, November 5th, 2015 - 99 comments
The text of the TPPA has finally been released to the plebs – i.e. we the people. Too little too late.
Written By: - Date published: 10:44 am, October 15th, 2015 - 23 comments
The High Court recently found that Government and Tim Groser improperly considered Prof. Jane Kelsey’s application for information concerning the TPPA negotiations. The Nats aren’t happy. The Ombudsman isn’t happy. Tough.
Written By: - Date published: 1:37 pm, October 10th, 2015 - 159 comments
According to the EFF “The Final Leaked TPP Text is All That We Feared”…
Written By: - Date published: 8:41 am, October 8th, 2015 - 59 comments
Bryan Gould on the TPP: “…it is about managed, not free, trade – and trade that is managed in the interests of large, international, and mainly US corporations.”
Written By: - Date published: 6:34 am, October 7th, 2015 - 161 comments
A roundup of the best analysis of and reaction to the TPP. The gains are minor and delayed, the losses are real. In NZ we don’t have any democratic input into ratification, but the US does, and the deal may fall there.