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Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a pending disaster

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Republicans, who now run Congress, say they want to cooperate with President Barack Obama and point to the administration’s Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, as the model. The only problem is that the TPP would be a disaster.

The TPP is a Trojan horse in a global race to the bottom, giving big […]


MUNZ: New Zealand should pull out of free trade deals

MUNZ General Secretary Joe Fleetwood says, "Big corporates from China have already indicated that want to get control of the supply chain, their plan is to buy up the mines, the agriculture, the land, the transport system, they have already tried to buy a port as they already own our shipping. … We will […]