TPPA Bulletin #56

Countdown to Day of Action
8 November 2014
19-24 October – chief negotiators meet in Canberra
25-27 October – trade ministers meet in Sydney
then officials, ministers, leaders meet at APEC in China
around 13-14 November TPPA leaders are expected to meet.
Obama wants to announce a deal
That looks increasingly unlikely
Let’s make sure!!!!

  • Go to the website or Facebook to find details of what’s on in your area.
  • Facebook the details to your friends
  • Tweet your friends
  • Get involved in organising in your area
  • Start up action in your town - email Jonathan King who is coordinating the national action
Here are links to events around the country:
Auckland, Hamilton, Raglan, Tauranga, Rotorua, GisborneNew Plymouth, Napier, Palmerston North, Levin,Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Timaru, Dunedin, Invercargill.
Posters and flyers will be ready tomorrow, when we will begin printing them and sending them out to organisers, as well as posting them at
If you are in Auckland and want to help with putting up posters come along to Auckland Trades Hall (147 Great North Road) on Tonight (Thursday 9th October) at 7pm, where we will be organising postering across the city.
Thanks to the sponsors:

Actors Equity, Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa, First Union, Greenpeace, Maritime Union of New Zealand, New Zealand Council of Trade Unions, New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Oxfam, Post Primary Teachers Association, Public Service Association, Tertiary Education Union.
We thought it was time to send clear and simple reminder to PM John Key, after the election, that we don’t want the TPPA. We will present the petition to Parliament as soon as it resumes, hopefully around the time of the TPPA leaders’ meeting:

New Zealand is a sovereign nation. We face many future challenges. It is essential that we can decide how we address those challenges to shape our future.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement will threaten that sovereignty by requiring changes to existing New Zealand laws and policies and restricting the future laws and policies that future New Zealand government can adopt.
This agreement is being negotiated in secrecy. Its content will not be disclosed to the people of New Zealand and the New Zealand Parliament until it has been signed, by which time the terms will have been agreed among the twelve participating countries.
In addition, we understand that the United States of America claims the right to decide whether New Zealand has altered its laws to meet comply with the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and to require further changes to our laws if they have a different interpretation of New Zealand’s obligations.
We call upon the Prime Minister John Key, Trade Minister Tim Groser and the government not to sign such an agreement.

SIGN THE PETITION here, share it on Facebook, tweet it to all your networks. Please put your whole name so we can use it on the petition!