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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Gordon Campbell: On The Legal Fudging Of The GCSB Revelations
As many have noted, the Hager/Snowden revelations of the spying by our security agencies on our Pacific neighbours and allies is a virtual re-run of the pre-election debate.
Unfortunately, it is also a forerunner of the kind of “ debate” we can expect during the upcoming review of the security agency powers, in June. It is a situation where the government (a) stonewalls, (b) baldly asserts that mass surveillance is not occurring despite the Snowden evidence that it is, and (c) claims that the GCSB actions were lawful.
Yet as Greens Co-Leader Russel Norman says, this can be true only if the legislation passed last year by the Key government has made the mass surveillance of New Zealanders – and the related handing over of their private data to the NSA – lawful. More>>