Dear friends (Amigos, amis, Freunde,
Mark your diaries for the
12/12/12 to be at the Civic Square, Wellington City.
and celebrate with the Jewish Community and the Embassy of
Israel, our wonderful Jewish festival of lights.
will be live music, (by the Klezmer Rebs), Hora dance, food,
drinks, kids' activities and more.
event is free, and everyone is welcome! Please invite your
In case of bad weather than a rain day is planned
for the next day (13th Dec).
All proceeds go to the
Wellington Free Ambulance!
See you there.
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On Pharmac, Gough Whitlam And Sleater-Kinney
Ridiculous reported comments on RNZ this morning by Trade Minister Tim Groser, as he sought to dampen down concerns about the leaked draft of the IP chapter of ther Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations. According to Groser, ‘extreme’ positions are common at the outset of negotiations, and these get whittled down over the course of negotiations. Fine.
Except that we’re not at the outset of these negotiations. The outset was six years ago, and negotiators were hoping to have some sort of ‘framework’ deal finished in time for the APEC meeting in a few weeks’ time. These ‘extreme’ positions are what we’ve reached near the intended end of the negotiations.
Still, Groser did promise that the cost of medicines would not rise as a result of the TPP trade deal. Great. But this is not what politicians in other countries are saying. More>>