Tag: TPPA Auckland Call to Action Group

I am Key/Groser – Anti-TPPA protesters gather at Britomart

Press Release – TPPA Auckland Call to Action Group I am Key/Groser Anti-TPPA protesters gather at Britomart A large group of Anti-TPPA protesters donned in suits wearing John Key and Tim Groser masks will gather outside Britomart from 4.30pm today to send a peaceful but strong message to the Prime Minister …I am Key/Groser – Anti-TPPA protesters gather at Britomart A large group of Anti-TPPA protesters donned in suits wearing John Key and Tim Groser masks will gather outside Britomart from 4.30pm today to send a peaceful but strong message to the Prime Minister and Trade Minister in the lead up to next week’s TPPA Ministerial. “There is a strong majority of New Zealanders who do not want our Government to sign the controversial deal without the text being released and people having a say.” says Chantelle Campbell co-organiser of today’s event. “As Trade Minister Groser gathers in Atlanta next week along with the eleven other Trade Ministers negotiating the TPPA, we want to remind him that as the people’s representative we do not want him to agree to signing a deal that is going to be substandard and detrimental to our country for generations to come.” Concerned citizen Kevin Hester says he will be attending today’s event as “Signing the TPPA will severely limit our ability to confront the threat of runaway global warming and the ongoing 6th...

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Anti-TPPA Citizens to Join Key and Groser for Lunch

Press Release – TPPA Auckland Call to Action Group Auckland citizens who are concerned that Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement negotiations may conclude within a fortnights time in Atlanta, US, will today join Prime Minister John Key and Trade Minister Tim Groser at Titirangi Golf Club for John Keys Spring …Concerned Anti-TPPA Citizens to Join Key and Groser for Lunch Auckland citizens who are concerned that Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement negotiations may conclude within a fortnights time in Atlanta, US, will today join Prime Minister John Key and Trade Minister Tim Groser at Titirangi Golf Club for John Key’s Spring Luncheon. “New Zealanders from diverse backgrounds, professions and political perspectives have consistently spoken out against the government signing the TPPA without the text being released, debated on, and decided upon by us the people of this country. We will be there today to remind Mr Key and Mr Groser that the majority of New Zealanders do not want to be signed up to a deal that we have no say in and which could detrimentally affect our futures.” says Chantelle Campbell, co-coordinator for todays action. Trade ministers from the 12 countries negotiating the TPPA will meet at the end of the month to try and conclude negotiations. Key and Groser have consistently dismissed concerns that the TPPA will have negative ramifications for New Zealand, yet Key has admitted that we will see...

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Thousands to Rally Against TPPA

Press Release – TPPA Auckland Call to Action Group Thousands are expected to turn out to this Saturdays protest rally and march in Auckland against the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), starting at 1pm in Aotea Square, as part of a nationwide day of action organised by itsourfuture.org.nz. …12 Aug 2015 – Immediate Release Issued by: Auckland TPPA Call to Action Group Thousands to Rally Against Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Thousands are expected to turn out to this Saturday’s protest rally and march in Auckland against the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), starting at 1pm in Aotea Square, as part of a nationwide day of action organised by itsourfuture.org.nz. The message is unequivocal: ‘TPPA – Walk Away’. Advertising around the city has included light shows, street theatre and a massive banner drop off Watchman Island. Barry Coates, who will MC the Auckland rally, says: “The silent majority is stirring. The movement of citizens concerned about the TPPA is growing. Across New Zealand people are mobilising this week in meetings, marches and rallies. They include lawyers and economists, doctors and librarians, from farms and businesses and from across the political spectrum. They are intelligent and well-informed, frustrated at the government’s patronising dismissal of TPPA critics as anti-trade.” “The issues in the TPPA are becoming clearer as further leaks emerge and the government concedes that it will cost taxpayers more for medicines and give...

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Concerned Citizens Chained to Museum in TPPA Protest

Press Release – TPPA Auckland Call to Action Group The stalling of yesterdays TPPA negotiations in Maui provide light relief for the citizens of New Zealand, but we cannot be complacent in thinking that our Government will not continue on signing our country up to a deal that may be detrimental for …Media Release: 2 Aug 2015 – Immediate Release Issued by: TPPA Auckland Call to Action Group Concerned Citizens Chained to Museum in Protest of NZ Signing TPPA The stalling of yesterday’s TPPA negotiations in Maui provide light relief for the citizens of New Zealand, but we cannot be complacent in thinking that our Government will not continue on signing our country up to a deal that may be detrimental for generations to come. Seven concerned citizens have chained themselves to one another outside of the Auckland War Memorial Museum in protest at our Government’s intent to sign the TPPA without consulting democratic processes. “The TPPA undermines the sovereignty and democracy of our country. It will take away our freedom of choice and leave us vulnerable to the whims of foreign corporations with no right to appeal’’ protester Kathleen Lafferty. The Museum has been chosen as it is symbolic of our country’s pioneering history, including the many lives lost in protecting our sovereignty. If New Zealand is signed up to the TPPA, all our history could be in...

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