TPPA protests Sydney and Melboune, May 11, 2013

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) is a free trade agreement being negotiated between Australia, the US, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia and Vietnam.

US global corporations are driving the agenda to expand their rights at the expense of peoples' rights. Pharmaceutical companies want higher prices for medicines, tobacco companies want to sue governments for health regulation, and there is so far no agreement to implement workers' rights or environmental standards.

The next round of negotiations starts next week in Peru

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On May 11, International Fair Trade Day, AFTINET will join others around the world in an international day of action to say no to corporate rights and yes to workers' rights and the environment.

 

Sydney 12-1 pm in Martin Place, cnr of Castlereagh St.

 

Melbourne 11 am, Cnr of Bourke and Elizabeth Sts.