TPPA National Week of Action Sees Banner Dropped

Press Release – Front-Line Arts Collective This weekend announces the start of the National Week of Action against the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement around the country. The TPPA is an agreement being negotiated in secrecy by our government along with 11 other countries, including the United …TPPA National Week of Action Sees Banner Dropped on Watchmen Island This weekend announces the start of the National Week of Action against the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement around the country. The TPPA is an agreement being negotiated in secrecy by our government along with 11 other countries, including the United States. Leaked chapters show that multi-national corporations will gain the power to sue our government in off shore tribunals if any changes to our laws will affect their projected profits. John Key has admitted that New Zealand will face paying more for medicines, and will not be able prevent bans on overseas investors if the TPPA is passed. A group of very concerned and committed citizens have hung a large banner off Watchman Island in the Waitemata Harbour reading “NO TPPA”. This action continues the opposition that is being shown around the country. “The people of Aotearoa deserve to know what their elected government is signing us up for, and what rights are being signed away without our knowledge or consent. We’re using this island as a public billboard to raise awareness for the...

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