Auckland, TPP Round #15
December 3rd to 15th 2012:
The next round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations are being held in the Sky City conference rooms.
What is the TTP? If it’s such a big deal, then why the hush?
Here’s some background to help you to decide for yourself:
Grassroots gearing up
An exciting programme of events is planned in the leadup to and during the negotiations. These will be announced when they are confirmed.
For now, save Saturday 8 December as the national Day of Action against the TPPA. Several events are being organised in Auckland for that day. We hope you will all set up events in other centres around New Zealand, and let us know about it here!
In the weeks before and during the round the TPP Bulletin will come out weekly:
· Waiheke, 6.30pm 3 November, Jane Kelsey will speak on the TPPA at Artworks Theatre.
· Auckland, 4pm 5 November, Jane Kelsey will speak to a Department of Political Studies Seminar at Federation Room, Old Government House, University fo Auckland.
· Christchurch, 5.30pm 26 November, Lori Wallach and Jane Kelsey will speak at Knox Hall
· TV3′s The Nation covered the TPPA, John Key’s visit to Hollywood, and NZ’s labour laws featuring Helen Kelly from the NZCTU, Jane Kelsey, and Steven Jacobi from the NZ-US Council lobby group.
· Gordon Campbell on John Key’s trip to Hollywood
· Great segment on HuffPost live on the TPPA featuring representatives of Electronic Freedom Foundation, Medicines Sans Frontieres, and Citizens’ Trade Campaign.
· Great interview with Lori Wallach from Public Citizen on everything that’s wrong with the TPPA
· Dom-Post editorial on prospects that the US election could derail the TPPA
Write to PM (John Key) and Trade Minister Groser opposing the TPPA using the message template on the itsourfuture website,
Sign the Corporate Accountability International petition against the secrecy of the TPPA,
Write a recommendation on the U.S. trade rep’s (Ron Kirk) facebook page,
- Punch in to the AVAAZ petition: http://www.avaaz.org/en/stop_the_corporate_death_star/?bxMKcab&v=17866,
- Get more up to speed here
- Download the TPP bulletin online here
Please share TPPA activities or good articles: