Edward Miller

International Day of Action: Kiwis Fight Back!

On 8 November 2014 Kiwis will kickstart the global day of action against the TPPA. 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. Click to join us in: Auckland, Hamilton, Raglan, Tauranga, Rotorua, New Plymouth, Napier, Palmerston North, Levin, …

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#WorldTradeCup twitter storm tweets #TPPANoWay

If #TPPA is ever completed it will be a massive #owngoal for kiwi workers, health and environment #TPPANoWay #WorldTradeCup Like the World Cup, #TPPA is a Trojan horse for #neoliberal policy, and we don’t even get to vote on it! #TPPANoWay #WorldTradeCup #TPPA will let the banks and TNCs play striker while the rest of us will be stuck in defence #TPPANoWay #WorldTradeCup #WorldTradeCup #RedCard alert! Has #NZ #trade minister shown @johnkeypm to be a liar on #TPPA? http://bit.ly/1kL2Gs4 #TPP#NoTPPA #WorldCup …

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It's Not Right (Maori)

  Are you hoha that … •           offshore mining happens without the consent of hapu and iwi? •           our kids keep getting sick and whanau can’t afford medicines? •           you don’t know what’s in the kai you feed your tamariki? •           the Rena disaster could devastate the coastline? •           so many of our people are …

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Golden Bay – Jane Kelsey speech screening

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) Cartoon Competition entries are currently on display at the Wholemeal Cafe in Takaka, at 60 Commercial Street, Takaka 7110. Professor Jane Kelsey’s speech on TPPA (filmed in Nelson earlier in the year) will be screened at the Village Theatre on April 29th at 4:30pm. If you live in the area, pop …

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Video – Peril in the Pacific: No to the TPP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LW-TEHIScvw&feature=em-share_video_user Friends of the Earth, U.S. has released a new video, “Peril in the Pacific: Trans Pacific trade agreement threatens people and the planet.” The video highlights the threats to the environment and human rights posed by the secret negotiation of the TPP deal and in particular its draft investment chapter. The video illustrates these threats by telling the story of Chevron v. Ecuador, a cautionary tale about …

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Excellent Op-Ed in the New Zealand Herald – Toby Manhire

TPP secrecy invites suspicion about US Only a fool would have held out hope that Mitt Romney or Barack Obama might make mention of plucky little New Zealand in their foreign policy debate this week. They were more occupied by Israel (34 mentions), by a mutual enthusiasm for imposing “crippling sanctions” on Iran, by jokes …

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TPPA a major reason for John Key's trip to Hollywood

As has been speculated, Prime Minister John Key’s trip to Hollywood was confirmed by TVNZ as being in large part about the TPPA. See here for a TV3 panel discussion on John Key, the TPPA, and Hollywood between Helen Kelly (President of the NZCTU), Professor Jane Kelsey, Stephen Jacobi (Executive Director of the NZ-US Council), …

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