This month is the fourth anniversary of the start of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement or TPPA. To mark this occasion there are going to be protest rallies all over New Zealand on Saturday March 29th, calling for an end to the deal.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (or TPPA) has been talked about in the media for several years now – there's a good chance you've already heard about it and you may already have joined a protest or signed petitions against it – but the details of the deal don't get any less shocking with time or familiarity.
Essentially, the TPPA is an international 'trade agreement' that could hand foreign corporations the power to overturn NZ laws if their profits are threatened. It’s bad news.
Here's an example of what this could look like i... Read more >