GPJA #461 (Part 2 of 3): News from Aotearoa / TPP action Sat


This Saturday activists across five countries will run coordinated actions against the TPPA. The day was chosen to send a shot across the bow for the next round of TPPA negotiations in Lima, starting on 15 May. A number of activities are planned in here:

Ø Wellington: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation is organising an event to raise public awareness of the implications of the TPPA on public health. On Saturday 11th May outside PHARMAC (Cnr of Victoria Street opposite Civic Square) from 1-3pm. All welcome – please contact Marilyn Head marilynh ‘We’d love some help and support!’, including for ongoing pamphleting.

Ø Auckland: banner drops on Southern, Western and Northern motorways, Friday rush hour, 4.30 to 5.30pm, 10 May. If you are available for Northern or Western motorways, please contact Jane Kelsey. We would like to make this a regular event. If you would like to help organise this, please let Jane know.

Ø Jane Kelsey’s e-book Hidden Agendas: What we need to know about the TPPA . This hard-hitting contemporary analysis, published as a short e-book by Bridget Williams Books, picks apart the current negotiations surrounding the proposed TPPA and comes to some disturbing conclusions. The book is being launched as part of New Zealand’s contribution to the International Day of Action. Order your downloadable copy online for $4.99 at from Saturday 11 May.

Ø Adopt an MP starts on Saturday 11 May

Here is your chance to play the teacher to give your local MPs a sense of what’s at stake. Adopt a local MP of your choice to visit and talk. Sign up for that MP on the website (on the adopt an MP tab). An information pack will automatically be emailed to you. It will have suggested questions, links to the fact sheets on the itsourfuture website and the party policies (that we have been able to find!) You don’t need to know a lot – we will provide questions and simple support information and a mechanism for providing feedback. The campaign will begin on the international day of action, Saturday 11 May and run for a month. This is your chance to make a difference! For more detail click on here!

It’s Our Future Bulletin #33 – 09 May 2013


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McDonald’s worker told by boss to ‘act less gay’

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Green Party backs call for forestry inquiry

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