TPPA is a bad idea

Press Release – Democrats for Social Credit Currently New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam, the USA, Japan, Malaysia, Canada, and Mexico are still negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. Officially talks finished last August, but the reality is that they keep …

Can Obama Achieve Checkmate for TPPA by November?

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey The most opaque round of talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement to date ended in Ottawa yesterday. The odds of President Obama achieving his goal of a meaningful document by the APEC leaders summit in November hangs in the balance, according …

Gordon Campbell on TPP talks and the election in Afghanistan

Column – Gordon Campbell As negotiators gather in Ottawa this week for the latest round of talks on the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal, the opposition to (a) the TPP deal itself and (b) the Trade Promotion Authority needed to pass it into US law is increasing within …

Enhancing New Zealand – Japan cooperation

Press Release – New Zealand Government The Prime Minister of New Zealand Rt Hon John Key and the Prime Minister of Japan His Excellency Shinzo Abe met in Auckland on 7 July 2014. Prime Minister Key welcomed Prime Minister Abe on his official visit to New Zealand and appreciated Japans …

John Kerry Remarks With NZ PM John Key After Their Meeting

Speech – US State Department SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. I apologize for keeping folks waiting for a moment here. Its my great privilege to welcome the prime minister of New Zealand, the great Kiwi friend of the United States and someone Ive had the pleasure …

Secret talks to prevent governments from regulating banks

Press Release – AFTINET WikiLeaks has revealed yet another set of secret talks between Australia, the US, Japan, the EU and 19 other countries on proposals to radically deregulate financial services. At a time when many governments are still attempting to re-regulate the …