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Polity: Too much to swallow on the TPP

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  • chris,

    Showing us how it’s done. I’m incredibly impressed by this, it’s a tiny group yet the methods, the very specific location, the clarity in the way the message is expressed and the restraint by all concerned affords it equal MSM visibility compared with any of the large scale Saturday marches we’ve seen. Well done people!

    Mawkland • Since Jan 2010 • 1302 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to chris,

    Well done people!

    I'm also impressed with the stand ( or sitting as the case may be) this Doctor has expressed in Wanganui

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Rosemary McDonald, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    I’m also impressed with the stand ( or sitting as the case may be) this Doctor has expressed in Wanganui

    Likewise the doctor who spoke with some vehemence at the TPPA Rally in Kaitaia back in August. He is an American...and can see the TPPA giving big business the power over healthcare provision that so blights the US.

    I'm in awe of these (mostly) Young People speaking out and making their stand.

    Kia kaha.

    Waikato, or on the road • Since Apr 2014 • 1346 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Campbell,

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    Today's
    Tremain

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2622 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    Here is some good analyses of the TPPA, Expert Papers

    The series of expert peer-reviewed papers is supported by a grant from the Law Foundation. Previous papers have examined the Implications for Regulatory Sovereignty (Jane Kelsey) and Investment (Amokura Kawharu), te Tiriti (Carwyn Jones et al), and Environment (Simon Terry). Research on the implications of the TPPA for local government will be released shortly.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7953 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

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    This man looks as if he got away with something……..
    Or is he impersonating Micky Mouse...

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    Prime Minister John Key says the organisation at Te Tii Marae is “Mickey Mouse” and he wont go there tomorrow

    Does he realise that “Mickey Mouse” is still under copyright?

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    Just in from NZ Transport Agency.,..

    NZ Transport Agency spokeswoman Sarah Azam said road closures around Sky City, where the TPP was signed this morning, had been removed.

    “Everything is back to normal,” she said. “In terms of the motorways, everything is open and flowing as you would normally expect it to be after 4pm on a Thursday.”

    That's fine then, that was the main problem wasn't it?.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    From... Sccop

    “The Government will be running nation-wide roadshows for the public and business, to ensure New Zealand is ready to take advantage of new opportunities from the first day TPP enters into force”, Mr McClay says.

    Can't wait, roadshow... wow. Opportunialityisms and avantagisability from day one.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    We are told, repeatedly, that the provisions for ISDS are rarely used so it is not worth thinking about...
    Well, not according to this, from the
    Investment Arbitration Reporter
    A list as long as your arm, as it were, of disputes ongoing...
    And this from the Economist
    Investor-state dispute settlement
    The arbitration game
    Governments are souring on treaties to protect foreign investors

    IF YOU wanted to convince the public that international trade agreements are a way to let multinational companies get rich at the expense of ordinary people, this is what you would do: give foreign firms a special right to apply to a secretive tribunal of highly paid corporate lawyers for compensation whenever a government passes a law to, say, discourage smoking, protect the environment or prevent a nuclear catastrophe.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Alfie,

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    The new TPP flag -- Body in the Herald.

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1440 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Alfie,

    We will, or should have, incorporated on our flag, the words...
    "New Zealand inc. a member if the TPP group
    part of the USA global group"

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • izogi, in reply to Alfie,

    Look at him up there, clearly representing New Zealand. (2:29 onwards)

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 1142 posts Report Reply

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