MAR 29 Nationwide Rally Against the TPPA - Wellington

The New Zealand government is negotiating an international agreement that could have a huge effect on the lives of ordinary kiwis. It's called the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), and it involves eleven Asian and Pacific-rim countries, including the United States. If it goes ahead, we risk damage to our innovative economy, our pristine environment, our health, and the ability to shape our own future.

Because the negotiations are being conducted in secret, what we know about the TPPA comes from leaked documents and detective work. We live in a democracy, which means we have the right to know what is done in our name and to have a say.

Come down, voice your concerns and together we can show the government that this is not acceptable. We are meeting at the Bucket Fountain at 1pm and marching down to Parliament.

12.30-1.00pm Brass Razoo (Brass Solidarity band)

1.00pm Cuba Street, Bucket Fountain

MC - James Nokise - Comedian /Performer

Speakers:

Vikram Kumar - CEO of the Internet Party - former CEO of Mega
Tom Rippon - NZ Actors Equity (Vice-President)
Paul Bruce - Greater Wellington Regional Council - Councillor
Sarah Meads - Oxfam NZ (Senior Policy Advisor)
Mayra Gomez - Indigenous Rights activist from Bolivia
Eileen Brown - CTU Council of Trade Unions (Policy and Programme Organiser)
Debbie Leyland - UCANNZ - United Community Action Network (Public Health Advocate)
Te Kupu - Advocate for Indigenous Rights & Maori Sovereignty

March to Parliament:

At Parliament ETA 2.30pm

Greenpeace - Nathan Argent (Chief Policy Advisor)

Representatives from various organisations concerned about the TPPA on the Environment will stand in solidarity at the forecourt of Parliament.

Oil Free Wellington
GE Free
Greenpeace
Keep the Coal in the Hole
Frack Free Taranaki
350
Save Maui Dolphin's

MANA Party - Ariana Paretutanganui-Tamati
Russel Norman - Co-Leader of Green Party
NZ First - Statement to be read by the MC - James Nokise
Maori Party - Chris McKenzie

Here’s a short video explaining the TPPA:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwqMp1ykbW8

Confirmed speakers:

If there isn’t an event in your city yet and you want to help organise, please let us know

Events list around the country:

Auckland: https://www.facebook.com/events/454683364631627/

Wellington: https://www.facebook.com/events/228635500656767/

Christchurch: https://www.facebook.com/events/605044852899708/

Dunedin: https://www.facebook.com/events/221229231399538/