WGTN event: Pakeha in the Struggle for Tino Rangatiratanga
WGTN event: Pakeha in the Struggle for Tino
Next in Fightback's weekly
'Introduction to Marxism' series, Mondays 6pm at 19 Tory
This topic raises many questions. What is Tino
Rangatiratanga? Why would Pākehā get involved - and why on
earth would Māori allow them to? Come along for a
Presented by Grant Brookes, Fightback.
6pm, Monday 7th April
19 Tory St,
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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>>