Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, March 25th, 2018 - 94 comments
“Article 17.4 says the government must ensure that SOEs like Air New Zealand act solely in accordance with commercial considerations, unless there is an explicit public service mandate for services that operate purely within the country. There is no such mandate for Air New Zealand.”
Written By: - Date published: 6:14 am, March 12th, 2018 - 34 comments
It’s Our Future spokesperson Oliver Hailes was on RNZ yesterday succinctly pointing out the problem with Labour and NZF’s u-turn on the TPPA. He also recently co-authored an article in the NZ Medical Journal on the TPPA, climate change and health.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, March 8th, 2018 - 82 comments
The TPP is due to be signed today. For those who aren’t done to death with hearing about it, why is it still bad, why hasn’t it met Labour’s bottom lines, and why are we even signing it?
Written By: - Date published: 6:17 am, March 8th, 2018 - 18 comments
As Labour picks up the pen to sign the TPPA, environmental critics argue that the new agreement has done nothing to allay fears of New Zealand being sued by corporations to prevent the government from taking action on climate change.
Written By: - Date published: 6:10 am, March 8th, 2018 - 10 comments
Protestors will gather outside Parliament at midday on Thursday 8 March to hear from a range of speakers in opposition to the TPPA signing ceremony in Chile
Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, March 6th, 2018 - 44 comments
The message coming out is hold the line, sign the petition, regroup, and protest on Thurs the 8th, the day Labour puts our name to the agreement.
Written By: - Date published: 6:04 am, March 1st, 2018 - 177 comments
“As Greens, what’s particularly chilling to us is that we know elsewhere in the world where ISDS clauses have been accessed to sue Governments, corporates have used them to stop environmental protection.” … “The Indonesian environmental Minister had to admit, ‘If we shut them down, they will need compensation and Indonesia can’t afford it.’ That is chilling.”
Written By: - Date published: 11:37 am, February 21st, 2018 - 131 comments
The TPP might have been re-branded as the CPTPP but it’s still the same bad deal says Professor Jane Kelsey, New Zealand’s expert on international economic regulation.
“Calling it “Comprehensive and Progressive” doesn’t make it any better.
Written By: - Date published: 6:23 am, February 16th, 2018 - 70 comments
The TPPA-11 is set to be signed on March 8. There are still huge problems with the agreement for NZ. Jane Kelsey provides an update.
Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, February 14th, 2018 - 29 comments
Auckland 12 Feb – Wellington 14 Feb – Nelson 20 Feb – Christchurch 21 Feb – Dunedin 22 Feb
Written By: - Date published: 12:38 pm, January 24th, 2018 - 22 comments
“…we still don’t believe there are sufficient safeguards for people and the environment that would enable us to support the deal” – James Shaw
Written By: - Date published: 6:12 am, November 11th, 2017 - 37 comments
Did the TPPA-11 negotiations just collapse? A breathing space to look at global economics in the context of sovereignty, democracy, fairness, social justice and ecological limits.
Written By: - Date published: 4:26 pm, October 30th, 2017 - 87 comments
It would seem Labour’s got nuffin when it comes to the TPP.
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, September 17th, 2017 - 23 comments
“This continues National’s desperation to see a TPPA at any cost”
Written By: - Date published: 9:22 am, May 20th, 2017 - 17 comments
Gordon Campbell: “The TPP has literally become a cargo cult ritual that’s being performed in the hope that someday, one day, the Americans will return, bearing gifts.”
Written By: - Date published: 1:23 am, November 23rd, 2016 - 39 comments
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.
Written By: - Date published: 7:23 am, September 21st, 2016 - 132 comments
So Key has been trying to explain the TPP to America. Apart from looking ridiculous, what did he think he was going to accomplish?
Written By: - Date published: 7:54 am, August 8th, 2016 - 69 comments
Globalisation is facing a popular revolt. Economist Joseph Stiglitz explains why.
Written By: - Date published: 11:48 am, July 12th, 2016 - 114 comments
Nat MP Chester Borrows has been charged over injuring two women with a car during a TPP protest.
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.