Please Sign Petition Against Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
The New Zealand Is Not For Sale Campaign is circulating a petition, online and hard copy, against the Trans–Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA – see cover story in this issue for details). The closing date for this has been extended to November 1st (from July 4th), because the campaign to stop the TPPA is gathering momentum and we want the issue to be firmly in the spotlight right up until the November 26th election So please sign it now (if you haven’t already done so).
We sent members a hard copy of it with the December 2010 Watchdog. If you’ve still got that, please post it to New Zealand Not For Sale Campaign, Box 2258, Christchurch 8140, hopefully full of signatures.
We urge you to circulate and publicise the petition, online and hard copy, through your organisations and networks. The petition reads:
We the undersigned citizens and permanent residents of New Zealand call upon the Government of New Zealand
• to cease negotiations on the Transpacific Partnership agreement;
• and to not sign this agreement;
• and to cease work on any other in-progress or proposed international trade and investment treaties containing clauses which limit or abrogate New Zealand's sovereign and democratic right to make and enforce laws and regulations and provide services which differ from those of other states or transnational organisations.
You can sign the petition online at http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/new-zealand-not-for-sale/sign.html
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