Hobbling Democracy: TPPA and The Covenant of Secrecy

Opinion – Binoy Kampmark The TTIP and TPPA, both sounding like ominous injections of political disaster, continue their march towards belittling, and corroding the democratic content of its participating countries. The holder of the needle remains US President Barack Obama, while the …

Gordon Campbell on Obama’s key battle over the TPP

Column – Gordon Campbell For the past two and a half years , this column has been arguing that the fate of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal will hinge on whether US President Barack Obama can win Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) from Congress. This so called fast …

Obama’s Fast Track Bill a last-ditch move to rescue TPPA

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey With less than two months until the window is likely to close for President Obama to get a deal in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) under his watch, the administration has put a bill before Congress to grant him fast track authority, …

Oxford Public Meeting TPPA on Wednesday 15th April

Press Release – Its Our Future Christchurch ‘Its Our Future Christchurch’ is holding a Public Meeting to discuss the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) in Oxford. The TPPA is a trade agreement the government is currently negotiating with the US and 11 other Pacific Rim countries.

Groser Set for Washington as Hopes for TPP Fade

Press Release – iPredict Trade Minister Tim Groser is set to become New Zealands next Ambassador to the United States as hopes of a successful outcome to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations fade, according to the combined wisdom of the 8000+ registered traders …

TPPA leak suggests more challenges for NZ sovereignty

Press Release – Bridget Williams Books As a document leaked yesterday demonstrates the potential effect of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement upon sovereign rights, Professor Margaret Wilson at Waikato University says that changes to the structure of the state are already affecting …

Gordon Campbell on a funeral in Asia and Northland

Column – Gordon Campbell Supposedly, New Zealands destiny lies in Asia, and that was one of Foreign Minister Murray McCullys rationales for his bungled reforms at MFAT. OK. So, if thats the case why didnt Prime Minister John Key – who was already in South Korea – …