Great images from protest outside TPP Trade Ministers' Meeting, with 100 taking part and lots of media!
Speakers were Dr Patricia Ranald (AFTINET), Vivien Nguyen (SumofUs), Prof Kimberlee Weatherall (University of Sydney), Jon Edwards (MSF - Doctors Without Borders), Kondo Yasuo (Japan People's Alliance Against the TPP), Senator Peter Whish-Wilson (Australian Greens). Street theatre performers were Lindy Nolan from NSW Teachers Fed and Michael Whaites from the NSW Nurses & Midwives Assoc.
Our Canberra protest and media conference attracted a lively crowd and good media interest. Speakers were Kelvin Thomson MP (ALP), Senator Peter Whish-Wilson Greens), Jon Edwards from MSF(Doctors without Borders) and Dr Matthew Rimmer from Australian National University. See Matt Rimmer's photo file
The Parliamentary debate on the Korea Australia FTA is now on. Read the speech by ALP MP Melissa Park, one of the authors of the dissenting report which rejected the agreement.
ABC Radio National 40-minute Background Briefing Programme on September 14, 2014 on the TPP and ISDS featured AFTINETand other critics.
AFTINET joined organisations around the world to protest about Canadian-Australian mining company Oceana Gold, suing El Salvador for $301 million (USD).