Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Bring Some Placrads And/Or Banners!


Bring Some Placrads And/Or Banners!

Organised by Global Peace And Justice Auckland

A Big Business promotion of a New Zealand/China Free Trade Agreement is being held at the Hyatt this week. This seminar (cost $556.00!) is organised by the Auckland Chamber of Commerce, the New Zealand Asia Institute and the New Zealand Herald. It is called 'Gateway to China' and its website is http://www.gatewaytochina.co.nz

Speakers include Mike Moore, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton, Herald Editor Gavin Ellis, right-wing journalist Fran O'Sullivan, Michael Barnett (Chamber of Commerce). One of the panels includes CTU President Ross Wilson.

A free trade agreement would have benefits for Big Business but would have dreadful effects for the rest of our community. This is part of the WTO, IMF and World Bank attempts to create a single free market for goods and services around the world. Globalisation in terms of so-called free trade benefits international corporations at the expense of the rest of the international community. For example more cheap imports from China will undermine manufacturing jobs in New Zealand and replace these with more "stack the shelves in the Warehouse with cheap rubbish from overseas" jobs. The negative impacts will be felt by decent working New Zealanders and their families.

Protest Wednesday - September 1st Hyatt Hotel, Corner Princes Street and Waterloo Quadrant From 5pm

It won't cost you $556.00 to attend the protest... but you can register your opposition to the driving force of big business in the lives of working people from around the world. Don't forget -

Protest Wednesday - September 1st Hyatt Hotel, Corner Princes Street and Waterloo Quadrant From 5pm

Mike

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>

ALSO:

More Justice & Corrections

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news