Cartoons Exhibition Opening

TPPA Cartoons
Exhibition Opening
Friday June 14th
5.30 p.m.
WEA hall
 59 Gloucester Street

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), currently under negotiation between New Zealand, the US and ten other Asia/Pacific countries, poses a grave danger to our economy, our environment, our health and our ability to shape our own future.

Here are some of the reasons why
Most restrictions on foreign investment will be frozen and rolled back even further. 
Big overseas companies will be able to sue the New Zealand government for millions in damages in secretive offshore tribunals, claiming that new laws and regulations (for example, a ban on fracking, smoking control laws, or a cap on electricity prices) have seriously undermined the value of their investments. 
Medicines will become more expensive as big pharmaceutical companies gain more influence over PHARMAC, and restrictions are placed on generic medicines 
Copyright laws will be toughened and more harshly enforced, restricting internet freedom and access to information, costing libraries, schools, and businesses, and stifling innovation. 
Parallel importing will be banned, meaning that New Zealanders, especially the poor, will have to pay far more for all sorts of ordinary products. 
Foreign banks, insurance companies and money traders will gain more powers to challenge laws designed to prevent another financial crisis; and overseas property dealers could contest moves to burst the property bubble, such as a capital gains tax.
Help with the publicity 

This exhibition is of the cartoons entered into a national contest organised by It’s Our Future
The exhibition is touring the country. The winning cartoon, by Mike Moreu, is above

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