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Wellington RELEASE THE TEXT protest against the TPP

Wellington RELEASE THE TEXT protest against the TPP Monday 14 February
Join us to protest against the TPP, and demand that the Government RELEASE THE TEXT!
Monday 14 February 2011

Meet at Midland Park, 12.45 pm , to march to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 195 Lambton Quay, Wellington

RELEASE THE TEXT of the Trans-Pacific Partnership! This is a call to all New Zealanders, to demand that the New Zealand Government release the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free-trade agreement. Negotiations are about to recommence in Chile, and the text remains under lock and key! Are you concerned about a so-called ‘free trade agreement’ negotiated in secret? A free-trade agreement across nine countries that would put a straightjacket around what policies and laws the government can adopt for the next 100 years? Are you worried about the effect this agreement will have on the price of medicines? To have greater access to mining licences? To end voluntary local content guidelines for media? To restrict Treaty settlements? Are you worried about increased privatisation of water, prisons, schools and hospitals? Are you worried about rules that would allow foreign investors to sue governments?

Join us again, to march on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, to demand that the Government reveal what they are secretly bargaining in the name of all New Zealanders!

This march will again have a visual theme, centred around the release of the Text…

Organised by TPP Action Group, a collection of union members opposed to the TPP. For more information please email: tppactiongroup@gmail.com

We will bring placards . Feel free to bring your own too, and noisemakers!

To find out more about the TPP, check out this excellent website:http://tppwatch.org/

ENDS

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