Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Auckland and elsewhere as the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement was being signed on 4 February. The chant that rose into the air summed up the sentiment: “TPPA – Taking People’s Power Away”.
But these anti-TPP protests were reported only in passing, if at all, in the corporate media.
The agreement may have been signed but there is still a two-year period for ratification by each country. And anything can happen between now and then, not least in the United States as it prepares for a presidential election.
We haven’t seen the last of the protests.