Taking the TPPA to the streets
7 December 2012
the TPPA to the streets
From today until 12
December an enormous mobile billboard will be roaming the
streets of Auckland to draw attention to the many issues
raised by the Trans-Pacific Partnership for New Zealanders,
in particular its implications for affordable medicines,
environmental protection, and intellectual property.
billboard also advertises a protest rally for 2pm Saturday,
and features one of the winning cartoons of the TPPA cartoon
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