Category: NZ Greens

TPPA-11 Don’t Do It! Petition

Despite saying they’d refuse to support ratification of the TPPA and demanding independent economic and health analyses, and promising a new inclusive approach to trade and investment agreements, the new ‘progressive’ TPPA-11 is the same as before, with a small number of provisions suspended for now. And yet the Government says it intends to sign the TPPA-11 in Chile on 8 March 2018. The agreed text is still secret and we can’t see it until it is signed. The threats to our regulatory sovereignty remain the same as with the original TPPA. So we are inviting you to sign...

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It’s Time For the Greens To Play Hardball on TPPA

A guest post by left-wing activist and Green Party member Elliot Crossan. 4 February 2016 was the day I learnt what the power of ordinary people felt like.  I marched with 30,000 others in the streets of Auckland against the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, and I could feel the raw anger of a mass movement, whose years of resistance towards the National government and towards the signing away of Aotearoa’s democracy was coming to a furious head.  The mood was different to the two previous demonstrations I had attended—this time the atmosphere was alive with a pure,...

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