Kim Dotcom to address MANA AGM
Hone Harawira and Kim
Dotcom met in Central Auckland over the weekend to discuss
possibilities for a relationship between the MANA Movement
and the Internet Party.
The MANA Executive has extended an
invitation to Kim Dotcom to address the Mana AGM on Saturday
Kim Dotcom has accepted the invitation as an
opportunity to talk to, and understand the views of, MANA
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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>>