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The Flagging TPPA: The US Election and Free Trade Politics

Opinion – Binoy Kampmark Being savaged by Donald J. Trump on one side of the electoral aisle, and modestly beaten by the Democratic presumptive candidate, Hillary Clinton, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is lying somewhere between near death and miraculous survival. … The Flagging Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: The US Election and Free Trade Politics Being savaged by Donald J. Trump on one side of the electoral aisle, and modestly beaten by the Democratic presumptive candidate, Hillary Clinton, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is lying somewhere between near death and miraculous survival. Those breathing life into that unfortunate beast remain politicians who...

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National: Backing a Loser with TPPA

Press Release – New Zealand First Party The Governments pet economic project, the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), is dead in the water, says New Zealand First. New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 12 AUGUST 2016 National: Backing a Loser with TPPA The Government’s pet economic project, the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), is dead in the water, says New Zealand First. “Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s strong reaffirmation overnight she will oppose it after the election and if she becomes president means both presidential candidates don’t want it,” says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member...

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Asia Pacific civil society rejects investor rights to sue governments in RCEP negotiations

MEDIA RELEASE It’s Our Future Asia Pacific civil society rejects investor rights to sue governments in RCEP negotiations As Trade Ministers, including New Zealand’s Todd McClay, meet in Laos today (5th August), an unprecedented alliance of 95 civil society groups are calling for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) to exclude extreme forms of investor rights. Civil society groups from New Zealand, Australia, ASEAN countries, India, Japan and South Korea today issued a call to Trade Ministers meeting in Laos to reject proposals for Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions in the RCEP treaty being negotiated by 16 countries....

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New animated short on El Salvador v Oceanagold ISDS claim

A new animated short film telling the story of the El Salvador v Oceanagold ISDS claim has just premiered at the New Zealand International Film Festival. The film, called ‘Water for Gold‘, was directed by Rose Archer and produced by Sandani Wijetunge, who together have been working on the upcoming Beautiful Democracy film, which covers the NZ TPPA resistance...

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