American Friends of NZ Assist US Presidential Candidates

Article – Connie Lawn Former Assistant Secretary of State for Asia/Pacific, Dr. Kurt Campbell, who was appointed an honourary Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2013 for services to New Zealand-United States relations, quietly remains involved in U.S. policy matters, …

Gordon Campbell Key’s abuse of secrecy over Iraq & The TPP

Opinion – Gordon Campbell For the past week or so weve been hearing a lot about the child-like side of our Prime Minister . So I guess we shouldnt be too surprised that if you put him on the mat in Dubai, he will say the darndest things. Heres what happened. During …

Thousands say NO to Investors’ Rights to Sue

Press Release – First Union Over 4,700 Kiwis have told the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee that they oppose giving foreign investors the right to sue NZ when we change our laws, according to Its Our Future spokesperson Edward Miller.

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 …

Gordon Campbell on parity with Australia & disarming Israel

Column – Gordon Campbell As the New Zealand dollar edges towards parity with the Aussie dollar, it seems facile to treat this as some game of Transtasman arm-wrestling that yay, were winning. The political rhetoric is all about our economic strength versus their …

Kiwis chance to break silence on ISDS

Press Release – It’s Our Future The Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade committee is now accepting public submissions on the NZ-Korea Free Trade Agreement, providing Kiwis with a rare chance to break the silence on the controversial investor-state dispute settlement provisions in …

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 – …

Secret TPPA Investment Chapter Released

Press Release – Wikileaks WikiLeaks releases today the “Investment Chapter” from the secret negotiations of the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) agreement. The document adds to the previous WikiLeaks publications of the chapters for Intellectual Property Rights (November …