The 15th Round in the News

December 21, 2012- Open Media: Report Back: Inside the TPP's Internet Trap (links to

December 12, 2012-Open Media: The Trade Disagreement: Opposition Grows to Controversial Treaty (links to

December 12, 2012
-New Zealand Council of Trade Unions Press Release: Unions ask the tough questions about the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (links to

December 12, 2012-Australian Digital Alliance: Looking back on the fifteenth round of TPP negotiations in Auckland (links to

December 12, 2012-The New Zealand Herald: Jane Kelsey: Secret talks breed scepticism (links to

December 11, 2012-Electronic Frontier Foundation: As Digital Rights Advocates Mobilize Around the TPP Negotiations, Process Becomes Even Less Transparent (links to

December 11, 2012-Knowledge Ecology International: KEI notes on the 15th round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations in Auckland, New Zealand (links to

December 11, 2012-Electronic Frontier Foundation: As Digital Rights Advocates Mobilize Around the TPP Negotiations, Process Becomes Even Less Transparent (links to

December 10, 2012-Scoop: Gordon Campbell: NZ's embarrasing TPP overtures to the US (links to

December 10, 2012-Nelson Mail: Protesters condemn 'secret trade deals' (links to

December 10, 2012-Crikey: Health experts excluded while Big Pharma calls the tune (links to

December 8, 2012-Inside U.S. Trade: Auckland Update; TPP Round Enters Second Phase Focused On Sensitive Topics (links to

December 7, 2012-Scoop: Press Release from Jane Kelsey: "TPP a threat to democracy", delivery at rally tomorrow" (links to

December 7, 2012-Citizen A TPP Special with Martyn Bomber Bradbury, Mike Dolan from Teamsters 7 Professor Jane Kelsey (links to

December 7, 2012- Inside U.S. Trade: U.S. Official: Integrating Canada, Mexico Into TPP, Isolating Difficult Issues Focus of TPP Round (links to

December 6, 2012-Inside U.S. Trade: TPP Negotiations Pause for Stakeholder Presentations & Official Briefing (links to

December 6, 2012
-Auckland City Council Resolutions RDO/2012/265 and 266 on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

December 6, 2012-Inside U.S. Trade: Civil Society Groups Blast 'Unprecedented' Access Restrictions At TPP Round (links to

December 6, 2012-Scoop: Press Release: New Rule Shuts Out Civil Society from TPP Negotiation Venue (links to

December 6, 2012-Auckland Scoop: Middle Earth demonstration against trade talks (links to

December 5, 2012- Boing Boing: Public interest groups fly to Auckalnd, NZ to meet with TPP negotiators, are only allowed in the building to give a 15-minute joint presentation (links to

December 5, 2012- Tech Dirt: Latest TPP Round Locks Out Public Interest Groups Who Flew To New Zealand; Gives Them 15 Minutes of Access (links to

December 5, 2012-US Hypocrisy: Supports Open Dialog On Internet Governance at WCIT; But Full Secrecy at Parallel TPP Negotiations (links to

December 5, 2012- Inside U.S. Trade: U.S. Failure to Table Patent Proposal Could Hinder IPR Progress (links to

December 5, 2012-Open Society Foundations blog post by Access to Medicines director Peter Maybarduk: Trans-Pacific Partnership: Closed Negotiations Against the Open Knoweldge Economy

December 5, 2012-Scoop: PM's Claim of $3b Benefits From TPPA Without Evidence (links to

December 4, 2012- Press Release: Digital Rights Groups and Help Experts Frustrated by New Rule to Shut Out Civil Society from TPP Negotiation Venue

December 4, 2012-Scoop: Press Release from AFTINET: Community Group Lockout Spotlights Secrecy of Trans-Pacific (links to

December 4, 2012-NZ City: TPP opponents gain an ally (links to

December 4, 2012-Stuff: Activists stage TPP boxing match (links to

December 3, 2012- Press Release from Washington Fair Trade: Tri-National Campaign Launched in Opposition to the TPPA (links to

December 3, 2012-TV NZ: Auckland TPP trade talks spark protest (links to

December 3, 2012-3 News: War of words in TPP public perception battle (links to

December 3, 2012-Scoop: Press release by Jane Kelsey: Lockout Of Stakeholders from TPP Negotiation Venue (links to

Read More Articles Here

Round 15: Auckland, New Zealand

December 3-12, 2012

Rally Against the TPP at Peace Arch Park on the Canada/US Border, December 1st, 2012.


  • Join over 120,000 other internet users in signing the Stop the Trap! petition

  • Open the TPP: Send your messages using this tool and Open Media will display your comments in front of TPP officials. Open Media: Your Voice at the TPP Negotiations

  • Making fun of TPP: National Cartoon Competition: Poke fun at the TPP on It's Our Future website and win prizes. All entries will be exhibited online as well as at the exhibition space at Karangahape Rd, Auckland between December 1st and 7th. Winners will be announced December 6th. Press release here

New analysis and factsheets



More Factsheets on Vietnam, Malaysia and access to medicines in the TPP Here

Letters and Statements


November 28, 2012-TPP Symposium at Law School, VUW, Wellington

December 4, 2012-Aotearoa Is Not For Sale Wellington: Rally in opposition to the TPP,-Don't Let Government Sign Away Our Future! (links to Facebook event), Midland Park, Lambton Quay, Welington

December 7, 2012- Scheduled Stakeholder Presentations, SkyCity Convention Center, Auckland

December 7, 2012-Stakeholder briefing with Chief Negotiators from TPP delegations, SkyCity Convention Center, Auckland

December 8, 2012- It's Our Future: Rally and presentation of Avaaz petition: D8-Rally Against the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (links to Facebook event), Aotea Square, Auckland

December 8, 2012-It's Our Future: Awareness raising concert at St Kevin's arcade, Auckland

December 12, 2012-Aotearoa Is Not For Sale demonstration at Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Wellington

Photos from Auckland's Day of Action Against the TPP, December 8, 2012



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