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Kiwis to tell Government to walk away from TPPA

Kiwis to tell Government to walk away from TPPA

This week Kiwis across the country will send a message to their government that it is time to walk away from TPPA negotiations, according to It’s Our Future spokesperson Edward Miller.

“In the lead-up to the Maui negotiation there was a massive upswing in opposition to the TPPA. More kiwis than ever are raising alarm bells on this secret deal. The failure of the Maui meeting means people have a real opportunity to show the government they have no mandate to conclude the TPPA”, said Edward Miller.

“The government says if a deal is not done by the end of the month the timing will be too tight to finish the TPPA before it falls victim to the US election cycle”, said Miller. “We say these negotiations have already gone on for five years too many. It’s time to walk away!”

“Over the next week actions will take place throughout the country, culminating in a massive day of protest on Saturday 15 August”.

Events have already begun, including a protest in Wanganui, a photo exhibition in Wellington and a concert and info evening in Palmerston North.

“Tim Groser has been telling New Zealanders that are concerned about secret deals that they are politically irrelevant. On 15 August the government will have to eat its words.”

A list of the actions taking place across the country is available here: http://itsourfuture.org.nz/campaigns/tppa-action-week-8-15-august/

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