AFTINET: Cancer patient arrested at TPP negotiations in US

On September 30, in Atlanta, Georgia, cancer patient Zahara Heckscher was arrested after disrupting the negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in a protest aimed at maintaining access to affordable cancer medicines in the 12 countries affected by the trade treaty. Heckscher, in a t-shirt reading “I have cancer. I can’t wait 8 years”, and holding […]

WARNING: Trade deals threaten health care and the environment

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) and the Australian Fair Trade & Investment Network Ltd (AFTINET) have called on the Federal Government to heed warnings over secret global trade deals, in particular, negotiations around the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). As G20 Trade Ministers met in Sydney, ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane in […]

Petition challenges foreign rights to sue our government

“Over 11,000 Australians have signed petitions against foreign investor rights to sue government over domestic laws in trade agreements,” Dr Patricia Ranald, Convener of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network, said today. These rights are known as investor-state dispute settlement or ISDS. “Over 3000 have signed a petition over the last month calling for rejection […]

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