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TPP: An epitaph for self-interested treaties done in secret

Written By: - Date published: 1:23 am, November 23rd, 2016 - 39 comments

Emmerson TPP dead rat

The misogynist buffoon, under-skilled charlatan and ignorant bigot that the Americans have elected to be their constitutional monarch for the next four years appears to have effectively killed the constraint of trade agreement known as the TPP. From a freer trade advocate, avid exporter, and labour movement supporter with a touch of green :- Good riddance.

Flogging the dead TPP horse

Written By: - Date published: 12:55 pm, November 11th, 2016 - 24 comments

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The Nats are determined to keep flogging the TPP horse in Parliament. Someone should buy them a newspaper.

TPP – Let it go John

Written By: - Date published: 7:23 am, September 21st, 2016 - 132 comments

key-obama

So Key has been trying to explain the TPP to America. Apart from looking ridiculous, what did he think he was going to accomplish?

TPP – with a whimper

Written By: - Date published: 12:41 pm, August 12th, 2016 - 166 comments

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Plenty of folk today pronouncing the death of the TPP. This is a victory for activism.

Stiglitz on the globalisation revolt

Written By: - Date published: 7:54 am, August 8th, 2016 - 69 comments

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Globalisation is facing a popular revolt. Economist Joseph Stiglitz explains why.

TPP teetering on the precipice

Written By: - Date published: 9:31 am, July 27th, 2016 - 51 comments

TPPA protest angry made a sign square

A silver lining in the depressing chaos of the American presidential process.

Borrows charged for injuring protestors

Written By: - Date published: 11:48 am, July 12th, 2016 - 114 comments

injured-protester

Nat MP Chester Borrows has been charged over injuring two women with a car during a TPP protest.

Make the TPP a Conscience Vote

Written By: - Date published: 6:29 pm, May 15th, 2016 - 84 comments

Goff Little

Last week, Andrew Little gave Phil Goff permission to vote with National for the TPP. Bryan Bruce asks if it is time for all MPs to be given a conscience vote on the TPP.

Nat MP runs over TPP protester’s foot

Written By: - Date published: 4:04 pm, March 24th, 2016 - 82 comments

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Nat MP Chester Borrows has injured a TPP protester with his car. Not the first time this sort of thing has happened.

David Walker – Dick Of The Year

Written By: - Date published: 9:29 am, March 12th, 2016 - 39 comments

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Long serving diplomat and New Zealand’s Chief Negotiator for the Trans Pacific Partnership, David Walker, was yesterday presented with the 2016 Dick Of The Year award.

TPP to criminalise ordinary viewers

Written By: - Date published: 2:44 pm, March 10th, 2016 - 53 comments

keyboard and handcuffs

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.

Health law expert on the TPP

Written By: - Date published: 12:43 pm, March 9th, 2016 - 20 comments

TPPA protest November 2015-12

We won’t be able to say that we weren’t warned.

Young Nats run away from public debate on TPP

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, March 5th, 2016 - 47 comments

tpp death to democracy

Surprisingly and refreshingly, the Young Nats initially agreed. A date was set, a venue booked, and promotion of the debate under way.

TPP submissions closing soon

Written By: - Date published: 9:05 am, March 3rd, 2016 - 6 comments

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The current closing date for public submissions on the TPP is Friday March 11th. Labour’s David Clark is calling for an extension.

Corporate Saviours

Written By: - Date published: 12:37 pm, February 12th, 2016 - 66 comments

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oh, hallelujah…

Key’s sham “consultation” an insult to Māori

Written By: - Date published: 10:19 am, February 11th, 2016 - 17 comments

Waitangi Day

Last week 95bFM tweeted some audio from a Key media session, which shows his “consultation” with Māori over the TPP to be a condescending sham.

The TPPA could blight public education

Written By: - Date published: 8:03 am, February 9th, 2016 - 178 comments

money into pocket

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.

TPPA snippets and media coverage

Written By: - Date published: 11:25 am, February 7th, 2016 - 24 comments

TPPA down with this sort of thing

Snippets from recent pieces on the TPP, including The Spinoff’s José Barbosa an his take on the media coverage of the Auckland protest.

20,000 protesters – 0 arrests

Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, February 5th, 2016 - 230 comments

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Despite the travesty inside SkyCity, what was happening outside was in many respects a democratic nation at its finest.

UN experts issue warning on TPP

Written By: - Date published: 8:10 am, February 4th, 2016 - 28 comments

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When the UN is issuing warnings on the TPP, don’t you think it would be wise to listen?

Garner’s TPP rant rejected by the silent majority

Written By: - Date published: 10:15 am, February 2nd, 2016 - 81 comments

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NRT: “The TPP is too important for democracy”

Written By: - Date published: 5:27 pm, February 1st, 2016 - 40 comments

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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.

National – trying to provoke TPP violence?

Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, January 29th, 2016 - 164 comments

Angry John Key

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?

Little on TPP: “I don’t support it, we don’t support it”

Written By: - Date published: 6:15 am, January 28th, 2016 - 351 comments

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The news that the TPP is likely to cost 5 to 6,000 jobs in NZ seems to have been the last straw.

TPPA ‘National Interest Analysis’ – get both sides

Written By: - Date published: 1:27 pm, January 26th, 2016 - 85 comments

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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.

Key deserved boos for his TPP lies at Ratana

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, January 25th, 2016 - 113 comments

Truth-and-Lies spin

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.

Kingi Taurua says Government not welcome to Waitangi if TPPA signed

Written By: - Date published: 7:45 am, January 19th, 2016 - 342 comments

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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.

TPP circus rolls on

Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, January 14th, 2016 - 203 comments

TPPA

The new year begins much as the old one ended, with secrets, evasions and dissent over the TPP and what it means for NZ.

TPPA text released

Written By: - Date published: 10:24 pm, November 5th, 2015 - 99 comments

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The text of the TPPA has finally been released to the plebs – i.e. we the people. Too little too late.

Canada and the TPP

Written By: - Date published: 7:06 am, October 21st, 2015 - 19 comments

canada fkag

Will the Liberals’ victory yesterday result in Canada dropping out of the TPP? Probably not. But Canadian farmers are going to push hard, creating an interesting opportunity for the Liberals.

Court’s decision on TPP OIA has both Nats and Ombudsman squirming

Written By: - Date published: 10:44 am, October 15th, 2015 - 23 comments

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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.

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