|No Ordinary Deal|
No Ordinary Deal: Unmasking the Trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement, brings together an international team of trade commentators and experts to argue the hazards, pitfalls, and false assumptions behind the deal hailed as 'an agreement for the 21st century'. Editor Jane Kelsey, along with eighteen other writers, take an in-depth look at the agreement from all levels - from national and indigenous democracy and representation, to food standards and sustainable agriculture, foreign control of banks, natural resources, and the protection (or erosion) of local arts and culture.
Published by Bridget Williams Books in November 2010, No Ordinary Deal joins the Series 21: Into A New Century series, alongside existing anthologies of critical discussion on the Cartwright Inquiry and New Zealand's Emissions Trading Scheme.
"The Trans Pacific Partnership is no ordinary free trade deal. Billed as an agreement fit for the twenty-first century, no one is sure what that means. For its champions in New Zealand a free trade agreement with the US is a magic bullet – opening closed doors for Fonterra into the US dairy market. President Obama sells it as the key to jobs and economic recovery, while protecting home markets. Australia hails it as a foundation stone for an APEC-wide free trade agreement.
Op-Ed: "Trading Sovereignty for Short-term Advantage", by Jane Kelsey NZ Herald, 8 November 2010
"The Problem With Trading Down" by 'Pablo', Kiwipolitico.com, 9 November 2010
"Trail of false steps to summit" by Vernon Small, Dominion Post, 11 November 2010
Radio 95bFM interview with Professor Jane Kelsey, "The Wire", 11 November 2010
Radio New Zealand interview with Lori Wallach, "Morning Report", 12 November 2010
Radio Australia interview with Patricia Ranald, Lori Wallach, and Jane Kelsey, "Pacific Beat", 15 November 2010
Radio New Zealand interview with Andrew Campbell and Matthew Hooton on APEC and TPP, "Nine to Noon", 15 November 2010
Scoop report on 'No Ordinary Deal' book launch, PM John Key's response, 16 November 2010
Radio Australia National interview with Patricia Ranald, Lori Wallach, and Jane Kelsey, "Late Night Live", 18 November 2010
Radio New Zealand in-depth interview with Lori Wallach, "Sunday Morning", 21 November 2010
'No Ordinary Deal' book review in the Tasmanian Times, 15 August 2011
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