AAAP supports 4 February TPPA protests

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty Tuesday 2 February 2016 Jobs and welfare advocacy group Auckland Action Against Poverty will be supporting both major anti-TPPA protests in Auckland on Thursday. We will encourage members and supporters to participate in either or both the …AAAP supports 4 February TPPA protests Tuesday 2 February 2016 Jobs and welfare advocacy group Auckland Action Against Poverty will be supporting both major anti-TPPA protests in Auckland on Thursday. “We will encourage members and supporters to participate in either or both the Real Choice blockade protest gathering at 9.00am in Aotea Square and the It’s Our Future march which starts at midday from the same location,” says Sue Bradford, a spokesperson for AAAP. “Even though its purpose is largely symbolic, Thursday’s international signing of the TPPA is a highly significant event. “This is an opportunity for all of us who seek to defend our country’s economic and political sovereignty to come together and take a stand. “Business and government leaders say the TPPA is good for New Zealand. “The TPPA might be good for the powerful and rich but it surely won’t be any use to the people we work with – unemployed people, beneficiaries, students and low wage workers. “Even John Key admits the price of some medicines will go up. Foreign corporations will be able to take legal action through the Investor...

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