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Developing Countries Under Duress in Negotiations

Sunday, 1 August 2004, 1:16 pm | Arena

In the closing hours of a last-ditch attempt by WTO member states to reach an agreement on a July framework it is clear that the WTO has not learnt any lessons. Not only does the substance of the framework fail to address the life and death concerns of ... More >>

Time to Put the WTO out of its Misery, says ARENA

Friday, 30 July 2004, 11:57 am | Arena

As the crisis ridden World Trade Organisation lurches towards yet another failed deadline, it is time to stop the pretence that it has anything to do with genuine development, says Dr Jane Kelsey on behalf of the Action Research and Education Network ... More >>

Colonisation Of The Pacific Theme Of Rotorua Forum

Monday, 7 June 2004, 10:21 pm | Arena

"Past and present practices of colonisation in Aotearoa and the Pacific will be the subject of a forum in Rotorua on Monday 7 June," said Robert Reid, spokesperson for the Action Research and Education Network of Aotearoa (ARENA). More >>

ARENA: Chile President Arrives Tuesday

Monday, 3 May 2004, 10:56 am | Arena

Ricardo Lagos, President of Chile, arrives on tomorrow for a two day state visit to New Zealand. Rapa Nui sculptor Tevo Pakarati is carving an Easter Island Moai at Te Papa in honour of the occasion. This gift from Chile to the City of Wellington ... More >>

Seabed and Foreshore Reaction

Wednesday, 7 April 2004, 1:44 pm | Arena

The Action, Research and Education Network of Aotearoa (ARENA) has accused the Labour Government of proposing a race based law on ownership of the foreshore and seabed. More >>

Sugar Helps Australia's Medicine Go Down

Monday, 9 February 2004, 11:45 am | Arena

"The only people celebrating the US Australia free trade agreement are Australia's ideological zealots who were prepared to sell out their country and the US companies that plan to plunder them', said Dr Jane Kelsey on behalf of ARENA (the Action, Research ... More >>

Foreshore & Seabed Postcard Campaign Launched

Wednesday, 17 December 2003, 11:03 am | Arena

"The Government proposal to deal with the foreshore and seabed issue is nothing short of theft by decree," said Arena spokesperson Joe Davies. He made this statement at the launch today of the Arena foreshore and seabed postcard campaign. More >>

NZ In Plot To Muzzle Staff At Commonwealth Sec.

Monday, 3 November 2003, 11:11 am | Arena

A storm has broken out in England over disclosures in the Guardian newspaper that the New Zealand and British governments plotted to muzzle two staff from the Commonwealth Secretariat who were advising governments from poorer countries at the WTO ministerial ... More >>

WTO Talks Collapse: The poor will not go quietly!

Monday, 15 September 2003, 2:37 pm | Arena

Arena (Action, Research & Education Network of Aotearoa) welcomes the collapse of the World Trade Organisation talks in Cancun, Mexico this morning. More >>

No new MAI - let it die

Sunday, 14 September 2003, 1:25 pm | Arena

There is a crisis in the WTO meeting at Cancun over the "New Issues" that the European Union wants the world to agree to in exchange for a tiny opening in its agricultural market. New Zealand negotiators have intervened to try to make the ... More >>

Border Security Bill Unnecessary and Undesirable

Thursday, 11 September 2003, 1:30 pm | Arena

The Border Security Bill currently before parliament is both unnecessary and undesirable, according to David Small, who appears before the select committee considering the bill today. More >>

Trade Liberalisation Network Dead Wrong, Yet Again

Friday, 1 August 2003, 4:46 pm | Arena

"The Trade Liberalisation Network director Suse Reynolds accuses us of speaking on behalf of developing countries without any mandate", says Dr Jane Kelsey, editor of a new critique of the World Trade Organisation Free Trade at Any Price? ... More >>

Arena Booklet Exposes Reality Of WTO

Friday, 1 August 2003, 8:38 am | Arena

"For 8 years, New Zealanders have been served up the same old propaganda: that New Zealand's economy, and therefore our livelihoods and our lives, depend on free trade agreements at the WTO. More >>

Government's rush to GATS deadline unnecessary

Friday, 4 April 2003, 9:47 am | Arena

The New Zealand government's rush to meet last week's WTO deadline for tabling GATS offers wasn't necessary. In fact, it wasn't even a deadline, Dr Jane Kelsey from the Action, Research and Education Network of Aotearoa (ARENA) said today. More >>

ARENA on government's trade-off of services

Tuesday, 1 April 2003, 6:18 pm | Arena

The release today of the government's initial offer to trade-off more of New Zealand’s services in the GATS negotiations at the World Trade Organisation was described as "a half-step forward and a huge leap back" by Professor Jane Kelsey on ... More >>

NZ joins growing international opposition to GATS

Friday, 14 March 2003, 8:37 am | Arena

“Today, New Zealand joined teachers, professional people, trade unions and community organizations in South Africa, Australia, the US, Mexico, Norway, Kenya and many other countries in demanding that all governments abandon the 31st March deadline ... More >>

Are Cabinet Ministers misleading the House?

Friday, 7 March 2003, 3:25 pm | Arena

Claims by three Cabinet Ministers that they never received copies of the recent expose on what the GATS (General Agreement on Trade in Services) means for New Zealand have been questioned by the group that produced the report. More >>

Leaked documents show poor countries targetted

Tuesday, 25 February 2003, 2:50 pm | Arena

“Today’s massive leak of the WTO’s General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) negotiation documents exposes the so-called Doha ‘development’ round as the sham we've always said it was," says Professor Jane Kelsey from the Action, Research ... More >>

Bombshell leak of documents blows GATS secrecy

Tuesday, 25 February 2003, 2:39 pm | Arena

Leaked copies of the European Commission’s (EC) aggressive requests to more than 100 countries involved in the GATS negotiations were posted on the website of Canadian NGO, Polaris Institute in Ottawa today. More >>

New Zealand Attacks Europe’s Public Services

Monday, 10 February 2003, 1:16 pm | Arena

Secret documents viewed by Professor Jane Kelsey from ARENA reveal that the New Zealand Government wants Europe to abandon the protection of its public services and utilities from coverage by the free trade rules of the General Agreement on Trade in Services ... More >>





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