March 12, 2012-Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) Notes From the Eleventh Round of TPPA negotiations in Melbourne, Australia (links to keionline.org)
March 9, 2012-Inter Press Service News Agency: Trans-Pacific Trade Pact Reveals U.S.'s Unbridled Corporate Agenda
March 6, 2012-Deborah Gleeson of La Trobe University on Australian radio discussing the Trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement (TPP) and investor-state dispute settlement, tobacco control & access to medicines (links to thewire.org.au)
March 6, 2012-Judit Rius of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders on Australian radio discussing the Trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement (TPP) and access to medicines (links to abc.net.au)
March 5, 2012-Kelly Nichols of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders op-ed in Canberra Times on the Trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement (TPP) and access to medicines (links to canberratimes.com.au)
March 1, 2012-Rob Lake of the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations on Australian radio discussing TPP and access to medicines
February 28, 2012-Dr. Patricia Ranald of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network discussing access to medicines and TPP on Australian radio (links to radioaustralia.net.au)
February 21, 2012-IP-Watch, Special Report: "TPP negotiations to heat up in Melbourne over patents, copyright, medicines" (link to twnside.org.sg)
March 1, 2012-Public Forum sponsored by ACTU and AFTINET: Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Fair Trade or Free Trade? (link to aftinet.org.au) Facebook event pagePresentations from the March 1st Public Forum:
March 2, 2012-Welcome Forum for NGOs on the TPPAPresentations from the March 2nd Welcome Forum:
March 5, 2012-Public Forum sponsored by Public Health Association of Australia, the Nossal Institute for Global Health and the People's Health Movement of Australia: TPPA and Access to Medicines (link to aftinet.org.au)
Facebook event page
March 8, 2012-Public rally organized by the Victorian Trades Hall and AFTINET: "Fair Deal or No Deal"Presentations from the March 8th Public Rally:
AFTINET's promo flyer for events during negotiation round (link to aftinet.org.au)
Occupy Melbourne protestors outside window of TPP negotiators meeting in the Melbourne Convention Center (March 1, 2012) - Images courtesy of Jane Kelsey
Find more pictures from the Melbourne Round here - courtesy of Lori Wallach and Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch
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