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Bilaterals, FTAA = "sneaky globalisation"

Monday, 23 April 2001, 8:54 am | Gatt Watchdog

This weekend's Summit of the Americas in Quebec City, Canada will bring together leaders of 34 countries of the Americas to discuss controversial plans to expand the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to cover the entire Western Hemisphere ... More >>

Tranz Rail Wins Roger Award

Friday, 6 April 2001, 9:41 am | Gatt Watchdog

By now, you will have realised by elimination that the winner must be Tranz Rail, the first TNC to have the ignominy of winning this award twice. It was selected because it scored badly on so many criteria. More >>

Submission to the Law and Order Select Committee

Thursday, 15 March 2001, 4:22 pm | Gatt Watchdog

Amendments to the Crimes Act 1961 as set out in Supplementary Order Paper no 85 More >>

Roger Award - Worst Transnational Corp. Finalists

Wednesday, 28 February 2001, 4:35 pm | Gatt Watchdog

Nominations closed at the end of last year for the fourth annual Roger Award for the worst transnational corporation operating in New Zealand in 2000, organised by GATT Watchdog and the Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA). More >>

Police Actions At Protests Point To Deeper Problem

Tuesday, 12 December 2000, 6:26 pm | Gatt Watchdog

GATT Watchdog is pleased that the Justice and Electoral Select Committee inquiry has strongly criticised the police handling of protests during the September 1999 state visit of Jiang Zemin. But the group, which was involved in an education and ... More >>

"The Big Picture"

Wednesday, 29 November 2000, 4:53 pm | Gatt Watchdog

GATT Watchdog's quarterly publication, The Big Picture, is available by subscription ($15/year = 4 issues) from PO Box 1905, Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand (Cheques payable to GATT Watchdog) More >>

Alert: Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement

Tuesday, 14 November 2000, 4:29 pm | Gatt Watchdog

Below you will find a form letter prepared on behalf of GATT Watchdog and CAFCA which can be adapted and sent to Alliance and Labour MPs, party branches and officials, but also cross-posted on websites (with these introductory notes). With the Labour ... More >>

Debate And Vote On Singapore Deal A Charade

Tuesday, 7 November 2000, 3:39 pm | Gatt Watchdog

Government Gambling With People's Lives: Parliamentary Debate And Vote On Singapore Free Trade Deal A Charade More >>

FTA Select Committee Hearings A Show Trial

Tuesday, 24 October 2000, 9:01 am | Gatt Watchdog

Show trials in totalitarian regimes can have only one outcome, but go through the charade just for show. The Select Committee hearing submissions into the Singapore free trade agreement has just completed a similar sham. Its political masters would ... More >>

GATT Watchdog Outraged: Singapore Trade Agreement

Thursday, 14 September 2000, 10:22 am | Gatt Watchdog

While attention has focussed on the Parliamentary play-fight between Helen Clark and Jenny Shipley over the Singapore free trade and investment agreement the Government is trying to quietly and swiftly sneak the deal through, reneging on earlier statements ... More >>

Jim Sutton Agrees - Trade Agreement A Backdoor

Thursday, 7 September 2000, 6:51 pm | Gatt Watchdog

Jim Sutton Agrees - Singapore Agreement opens backdoor to TCF products from low-waged Indonesian factories! - GATT Watchdog More >>

The Trojan Horse

Thursday, 7 September 2000, 5:36 pm | Gatt Watchdog

The Trojan Horse: How A Free Trade & Investment Agreement Between Nz & Singapore Lays The Ground For An Australia/NZ/ASEAN Free Trade Deal - Dr Jane Kelsey, September 2000 More >>

Human realities behind the Singapore Free Trade

Wednesday, 6 September 2000, 1:34 pm | Gatt Watchdog

The Singapore and New Zealand governments are selling their new free trade and investment agreement as an abstraction, unlinked to people’s lives. On Batam, Indonesian territory forty minutes from Singapore by boat, I recently saw the human realities that lie ... More >>

Singapore High Commissioner To Meet GATT Watchdog

Thursday, 17 August 2000, 4:39 pm | Gatt Watchdog

GATT Watchdog will tomorrow meet with Singapore’s High Commissioner to New Zealand, Mr Tan King Jin, about the controversial “closer economic partnership” free trade agreement being negotiated between the two governments. More >>

Fair Trade Group Targets WTO with "Secret Weapon":

Thursday, 10 August 2000, 12:43 am | Gatt Watchdog

GATT Watchdog will stage a "reception" for World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director-General Mike Moore, from 11.30am-2pm on Monday (14 August) outside the Centra Hotel, Cashel St, Christchurch where he will address a luncheon hosted by the Canterbury ... More >>

Open letter to the Director of the NZ SIS

Friday, 4 August 2000, 12:43 am | Gatt Watchdog

Mr Richard Woods Director of Security New Zealand Security Intelligence Service PO Box 600 WELLINGTON More >>

Fair Trade Group Seeks Draft Free Trade Agreement

Monday, 24 July 2000, 7:54 am | Gatt Watchdog

Fair Trade Group Seeks Singapore Free Trade Agreement Draft From Singapore Government, Condemns NZ Government Secrecy More >>

Christchurch City Applauded For WTO Position

Monday, 4 October 1999, 7:11 pm | Gatt Watchdog

GATT Watchdog has applauded the Christchurch City Council for the stand it has taken in the Council's submission to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on the upcoming World Trade Organisation talks, scheduled to start in Christchurch's sister city, ... More >>

APEC Opponent Claims Victory in SIS Case

Thursday, 26 August 1999, 9:34 pm | Gatt Watchdog

GATT Watchdog and APEC Monitoring Group organiser Aziz Choudry has announced that he and the Crown have reached an out-of-court settlement of his civil claim following the illegal break-in of his home by two Security Intelligence Service agents just ... More >>

"Global Free Logging Agreement" Must Be Outed

Sunday, 4 July 1999, 6:14 pm | Gatt Watchdog

Wellington may not see eye to eye with Washington over lamb tariffs but the two governments are in cahoots in pushing for a global trade agreement to eliminate remaining tariffs on forest products - with dire consequences for the world's forests, says GATT Watchdog. More >>