Polity: Too much to swallow on the TPP
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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!
Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to
Well done people!
I'm also impressed with the stand ( or sitting as the case may be) this Doctor has expressed in Wanganui
Rosemary McDonald, in reply to
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.
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.
Swallowing the TPPA - Live!
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?
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?.
“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.
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.
The new TPP flag -- Body in the Herald.
Steve Barnes, in reply to
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"
izogi, in reply to
Look at him up there, clearly representing New Zealand. (2:29 onwards)
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