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Public Events And Protests Against the TPPA

Public Events And Protests Against the TPPA

4 Dec Wellington midday. Aotearoa Is Not For Sale Wellington are running a rally in opposition to the TPPA: Tuesday, December 4th, 12noon, Midland Park, Lambton Quay.

1-8 Dec Auckland. ‘Having fun with TPP’ Cartoon exhibition, BizDojo.Co.Space, Karangahape Road, Auckland.
NB a mobile billboard featuring one of the winning cartoons and advertising the Dec 8 rally will be driving around Auckland from 4-12 December. The billboard will incorporate a scroll for public comment, which will be displayed outside the media briefing on 12 December. Details tba, contact Stephen Parry 021 039 0284.

7 December Auckland.
• Aotearoa Is Not For Sale: The Big Push. March against Asset Sales, meeting 6pm at Britomart. This is not a TPPA event, but there will be a speaker from the www.itsourfuture.org.nz campaign on the linkages between asset sales and the TPPA.

8 Dec Auckland
• Major rally and presentation of Avaaz petition on TPP as a threat to democracy, meeting at Aotea Square at 2pm, marching to entrance of Skycity casino, Federal St.
• TPPA? No way! Awareness raising concert at St Kevin's arcade, 6-9pm. Featuring bands Steve Abel, Tono and the Finance Company, and Luckless. Speakers: New Zealand and international activists against the TPPA

8 Dec Nelson. March up the main street on 8 December, followed by speeches and maybe even a picnic! Contact Mary Ellen O'Connor at oconstance@gmail.com.

10 Dec Auckland “Trading away our future: TPPA and the Environment”, featuring: Sanya Reid Smith (Third World Network), Gareth Hughes MP, and Nathan Argent (Greenpeace). Refreshments provided. 5.30 at Green Party offices, 17 Mercury Lane, Newton. http://www.facebook.com/events/562836617066132/

12 Dec Wellington. Aotearoa Is Not For Sale demonstration at Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Details to be announced. Contact Ariana 0274470431.

Check on www.itsourfuture.org.nz for additional activities.

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