Sunday, 2 August 2015

150802

Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150801 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2015/08/150801.html  yesterday's tweets as a single page

'We'll win the #TPP war' says Groser - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11490776 he means the war against the #NZ public, of course...

#NZ won't be pushed out of #TPP negotiations - Tim Groser - http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/70752434/nz-wont-be-pushed-out-of-tpp-negotiations--tim-groser IOW, for him, an awful deal is better than no deal

#TPP: Trans Pacific Partnership talks fail in face of NZ, Canada dairy clash - http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/dairy/70744257/tppa-trans-pacific-partnership-talks-fail-in-face-of-nz-canada-dairy-clash won't someone think of the cows?

No #TPP deal, but Groser 'extremely confident' - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11490595 "Without improved dairy access, #NZ gov will face deep criticism"

Hard facts of #TPP covered in political fog - http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/comment/70734887/editorial-hard-facts--of-tppa--covered-in-political-fog " voters need hard facts about what will really happen if signed."

Ermittlungen gegen Netzpolitik.org - http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/netzpolitik/netzpolitik-org-hans-georg-maassen-verteidigt-strafanzeigen-a-1046363.html "Im Kampf gegen Extremismus und Terrorismus" notwendig - NB....

#TPP talks stall, with no end in sight - http://mashable.com/2015/08/01/trans-pacific-partnership-stalls/ "favors corporations at the expense of workers and consumers"

„Leak more documents!“: Meine Rede auf der heutigen Demonstration zu Pressefreiheit und #Landesverrat - https://netzpolitik.org/2015/leak-more-documents-meine-rede-auf-der-heutigen-demonstration-zu-pressefreiheit-und-landesverrat/ #justice

Athletics faces new doping crisis after ‘biggest leak’ of test results - http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/aug/02/athletics-facing-new-doping-crisis this is why we need more leaks #transparency


Saturday, 1 August 2015

150801


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150731: special edition with dozens of #TPP links - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.it/2015/07/150731-special-tpp-edition.html  week's tweets as a single page

Yet Another ‘Final’ TPP Ministerial and Again No Deal; Not Surprising Given Growing Controversy Over #TPP Threats - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1508/S00010/yet-another-final-tpp-ministerial-and-again-no-deal.htm

Joint Statement by #TPP Ministers - https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2015/july/joint-statement-tpp-ministers "we have made significant progress"; so, definitely finished this year - again?

#TPP ministerial fails – time for Key & Groser to cut their losses - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1508/S00006/tppa-ministerial-fails-time-for-nz-govt-to-cut-losses.htm or are they so desperate for a deal - any deal?

No better time than now for Robb to walk away from secret #TPP deal - http://tasmaniantimes.com/index.php?/weblog/article/No-better-time-than-now-for-Robb-to-walk-away-from/ but he probably lacks guts to do so... #AU

Failed #TPP talks show folly of trading away access to medicines & giving foreign investors rights to sue govs - http://itsourfuture.org.nz/failed-trans-pacific-tpp-talks-show-folly-of-trading/

Ministers fail to cinch #TPP - http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/pharmaceuticals-trans-pacific-partnership-trade-pact-120877.html "delay in reaching a deal is also a problem for Canadian Prime Ministerr"

#TPP delegates fail to reach final deal; pharmaceuticals, cars, dairy key sticking points - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-08-01/trans-pacific-partnership-delegates-fail-to-reach-final-deal/6665204 quite a lot, really...

Cameron: 'We haven't wasted a day since election' - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jul/31/david-cameron-we-havent-wasted-a-day-since-election he's right: every day spent making UK a meaner, sadder, place

#TPP trade negotiations in Maui fail - http://www.foe.org/news/news-releases/2015-08-tpp-trade-negotiations-in-aui-fail "TPP environment chapter may be even weaker than its predecessors"

#TPP talks: Key issues preventing a deal - http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trans-pacific-partnership-talks-key-issues-preventing-a-deal-1.3176649?cmp=rss good summary; may be another meeting end August

In NYT’s Fictional Presentation, China Pioneered the “Collect It All” Strategy - https://www.emptywheel.net/2015/08/01/in-nyts-fictional-presentation-china-pioneered-the-collect-it-all-strategy/ how far @nytimes has fallen

Verdacht des #Landesverrat: Der Pressespiegel - https://netzpolitik.org/2015/verdacht-des-landesverrat-der-pressespiegel/ massive coverage - rightly so

Can't afford meds? Don't get sick - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11490596 #TPP wants to bring the all-American way of living (and dying) to #NZ



Friday, 31 July 2015

150731 - special TPP edition


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150723 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.it/2015/07/150724.html  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Trials and errors - http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21659743-evidence-base-new-medicines-flawed-time-fix-it-trials-and-errors @TheEconomist  onwhy all clinical data must be available #opendata


HORNET: High-speed Onion Routing at the Network Layer - http://arxiv.org/pdf/1507.05724v1.pdf great to see this kind of research; more needed #tor

#TPP could stop sales ban - Key - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11487258 and that's the least of it... #NZ


Issues critical to NZ’s wellbeing are yet to be addressed — top of the #TPP agenda is market access for dairy - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11487221

The race to a risky Trans-Pacific Partnership deal - http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2015/07/26/the-race-to-a-risky-trans-pacific-partnership-deal/ a bad deal seen as better than no deal... #TPP

#TPP Protest at ALP Conference, Melbourne on July 24 as TPP negotiators meet in Hawaii - http://aftinet.org.au/cms/node/993 go go go

Key is trading away New Zealand land and homes = http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1507/S00457/key-is-trading-away-new-zealand-land-and-homes.htm who cares about sovereignty? #TPP

TPP meeting 'will reveal changes to dairy markets' - http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/rural/279801/tpp-meeting-%27will-reveal-changes-to-dairy-markets%27 & just how little #NZ will get for giving up so much

Labor’s trade stance is appeasement, not opposition to the #TPP and #ChAFTA - http://greens.org.au/node/11832 firmer line needed... #ISDS

Why cosplay fans fear the #TPP - http://asia.nikkei.com/Life-Arts/Life/Why-cosplay-fans-fear-the-TPP #copyright maximalism ripping heart out of modern Japanese culture...

Jane Kelsey: Labour needs to stand firm on #TPP - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=11487555 firmer than firm: resolute #NZ

#TPP enters final negotiations - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11487675 and the final sell-out too? #NZ

#NZ Trade Minister puts up smoke screen on the real issue of ballooning future medicine cost caused by #TPP - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE1507/S00108/issue-of-ballooning-future-medicine-costs.htm

#TTIP isn't just about privatising healthcare, but fundamentally reshaping it - https://opendemocracy.net/ournhs/shibley-rahman/247-transparent-nhs-%E2%80%93-or-rise-of-planet-of-apps it's all about data flows #privacy



Bid to Salvage #TPP by Turning a Blind Eye to Malaysia’s Trafficked Persons’ Mass Graves Will Only Fuel Criticism - http://www.citizen.org/documents/press-release-tpp-malaysia-trafficking-tier-2.pdf

#AU people: Send the China FTA Inquiry a Message - http://www.australianunions.org.au/send_jscot_a_message don't forget there's #ISDS in there...

Levin: Malaysia Upgrade in Annual Trafficking Report “Extremely Concerning” - http://democrats.waysandmeans.house.gov/press-release/levin-malaysia-upgrade-annual-trafficking-report-%E2%80%9Cextremely-concerning%E2%80%9D worse: shameful #TPP

Japanese farmers urge government to protect key items before #TPP talks - http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/07/27/business/japanese-farmers-urge-government-to-protect-key-items-before-tpp-talks/ good luck with that

CWA: Malaysia’s Upgraded Ranking Shows Obama Administration Cares More About #TPP Than Human Trafficking - http://www.cwa-union.org/news/entry/cwa_malaysias_upgraded_ranking_shows_obama_administration_cares_more_about_

The Return Of The Ugly German - http://www.socialeurope.eu/2015/07/the-return-of-the-ugly-german/ good analysis #euro

Minimum damages payments for copyright violations eyed under #TPP - http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20150727p2g00m0bu032000c.html more copyright maximalist insanity #japan

Obama administration manipulates human rights report to “fast track” Malaysia’s participation in #TPP - See more at: http://www.foe.org/news/news-releases/2015-07-obama-administration-manipulates-human-rights-report-2

Happy Birthday Copyright Bombshell: New Evidence Warner Music Previously Hid Shows Song Is Public Domain - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150727/16042931768/happy-birthday-copyright-bombshell-new-evidence-warner-music-previously-hid-shows-song-is-public-domain.shtml wow

Feds face blowback over Malaysia human trafficking upgrade - http://thehill.com/policy/finance/trade/249321-feds-face-blowback-over-malaysia-trafficking-upgrade too right #TPP

NZMA calls again for independent health assessment of #TPP - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1507/S00275/nzma-calls-again-for-independent-health-assessment-of-tppa.htm which they won't get, of course

Decision Time On Biologics Exclusivity: Eight Years Is No Compromise - http://www.ip-watch.org/2015/07/27/decision-time-on-biologics-exclusivity-eight-years-is-no-compromise/ good analysis #TPP

#TPP pressure on #Canada, but US is super-star in agriculture subsidies - http://business.financialpost.com/fp-comment/tpp-pressures-canada-on-ag-subsidies America the hypocrite

#TiSA – the new trade deal being kept under wraps - http://leftfootforward.org/2015/07/tisa-the-new-trade-deal-being-kept-under-wraps/ regulations cannot be ‘more burdensome than necessary'

'We said Pharmac and its purchasing model had to be protected' - Little - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11488237 we'll see #TPP #NZ

US Decision on People Trafficking in Malaysia “Manipulated” - http://www.ituc-csi.org/us-decision-on-people-trafficking yes, by greed #TPP

Bees are fighting for survival, threatened by disease, climate change and pesticides including neonicotinoids - https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/page/s/save-bees-this-autumn

US criticised for taking Malaysia off trafficking blacklist - http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33685073 #TPP

#TPP’s Reckless Proposals For Damages Will Have Negative Impact On Future Reform Of IPR Regimes - http://www.ip-watch.org/2015/07/28/the-tpps-reckless-proposals-for-damages-will-have-negative-impact-on-future-reform-of-ipr-regimes/ copyright insanity

Canadian dairy farmers head to Maui in last ditch effort against #TPP - http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/canadian-dairy-farmers-head-to-maui-in-last-ditch-effort-against-tpp/article25729069/ get ready to be sold down the river

#CAFTA’s Decade of Empty Promises Haunts the #TPP - http://citizen.typepad.com/eyesontrade/2015/07/caftas-decade-of-empty-promises-haunts-the-tpp.html history shows free trade agreements fail to deliver on promises



#TPP Undermines User Control and That's Disastrous for Accessibility - https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/07/tpp-undermines-user-control-and-thats-disastrous-accessibility

#TPP negotiators must fix the most damaging trade agreement ever for global health - http://www.msfaccess.org/about-us/media-room/press-releases/tpp-negotiators-must-fix-most-damaging-trade-agreement-ever awful

USTR proposals in #TPP are in conflict with U.S. Supreme Court decisions on State Sovereign Immunity - http://keionline.org/node/2293 #awkward

Groups demand rejection of anti-climate provision in Customs Bill - See more at: http://www.foe.org/news/news-releases/2015-07-groups-demand-rejection-of-anti-climate-provision-in-customs-bill just absurd


UNAIDS calls on trade negotiators to uphold governments’ commitments to public health and access to medicines - http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/presscentre/pressreleaseandstatementarchive/2015/july/20150728_trips_plus #TPP

Ongoing judicial review against the Health Research Authority - http://www.alltrials.net/news/ongoing-judicial-review-against-the-health-research-authority/ goes well - great news


Companies are pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into lobbying for #TPP deal -  http://uk.businessinsider.com/r-corporate-lobbying-expense-jumps-as-us-trade-debate-rages-2015-7?r=US&IR=T#ixzz3hGGXwJLi guess who benefits?




#TPP: Key admits medicine costs will rise - http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/political/279879/tpp-key-admits-medicine-costs-will-rise oh well, look at that... #NZ

cancer specialist warns #TPP will delay medicines - http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/279978/cancer-specialist-warns-tpp-will-delay-medicines & that means cancer patient will die, purely because of greed #NZ

Bee-harming pesticide firms took part in key meeting on their ban - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jul/29/bee-harming-pesticide-firms-took-part-key-meeting-ban which UK K government then tried to hide...

Trade should trump health concerns in hormone disruptor debate, US tells EU - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/science-policymaking/trade-should-trump-health-concerns-hormone-disruptor-debate-us-tells US will use #TTIP to make it happen

BBC forced out team behind Savile exposé, says ex-Newsnight journalist - http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/jul/29/bbc-savile-expose-newsnight-meirion-jones why @bbc is a shadow of former self

Harper Says Canada ‘Cannot Be Left Out’ of #TPP  - http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-07-29/harper-says-canada-cannot-be-left-out-of-pacific-trade-deal fatal admission: means he has to accept what is offered

#TPP: Australia considers 'modified' #ISDS clause - http://www.afr.com/news/tpp-australia-considers-modified-isds-clause-20150729-gimll1 lawyers will find a way around it...just bin it completely

#TPP edging closer to being finalised - http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2015/s4283403.htm #AU

#TPP documents suggest clampdown on SOEs - http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player/201764442 another ratchet that only allows more privatisation

Pacific partners may discuss currency rules along with trade deal - http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/29/trade-tpp-currency-idUSL1N10909I20150729 but not part of #TPP, not binding

#TPP leak: sweeping restrictions on SOEs, more worries for Labour - See more at: http://livenews.co.nz/2015/07/30/tppa-leak-sweeping-restrictions-on-soes-more-worries-for-labour/ #NZ

Stop #TISA the secret trade agreement - https://secure.avaaz.org/en/stop_tisa_en_auchde/ avaaz petition; 350K signatures so far...



Harper government hopes #TPP deal is signed before election campaign kickoff - http://www.edmontonjournal.com/business/Harper+government+hopes+deal+signed+before+election+campaign/11252223/story.html I bet he does... #canada

Could #TPP become Key’s most embarrassing moment? - http://www.nbr.co.nz/opinion/could-tpp-become-keys-most-embarrassing-moment "NZ  has yet to secure additional access 4 agricultural exports"

#TPP deal inadequate for NZ dairy - http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/agribusiness/70684535/us-dairy-industry-to-gain-most--from-tpp-deal of course, you're being taken for suckers, #NZ

#TPP: Secrecy and costs threaten benefits - http://www.smh.com.au/comment/smh-editorial/secrecy-and-costs-threaten-benefits-in-momentous-trade-deal-20150729-gimu7u.html "placing foreign corporate interests above domestic ones." #AU

#TPP pone en riesgo el acceso a medicamentos en los países menos desarrollados - http://www.saludyfarmacos.org/lang/es/boletin-farmacos/boletines/ago2014/ago2014585/ and how...


Open source leader 'livid' at #TPP software patent capitulation p http://www.zdnet.com/article/open-source-leader-livid-at-tppa-software-patent-capitulation/ staggeringly antidemocratic move #NZ

World Bank rejects energy industry notion that coal can cure poverty - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/climate-environment/world-bank-rejects-energy-industry-notion-coal-can-cure-poverty-316705 just bin this stupid idea #dirtycoal

EU automakers set to win lion’s share of TTIP gains - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/trade-society/european-automakers-set-win-lions-share-ttip-gains-316692 of course: #TTIP = Atlantic Car Trade Agreement (#ACTA)

Malaysia to remain firm in #TPP talks - http://www.nst.com.my/node/93846 well, we'll see... #my

UK restricts dissident artist Ai Weiwei's stay over his “criminal record” in China - http://boingboing.net/2015/07/29/ai-weiwei.html UK is just painfully risible


Malaysia will not sign #TPP in Hawaii, says Mustapa - http://english.astroawani.com/business-news/malaysia-will-not-sign-tppa-hawaii-says-mustapa-67635 others should follow suit

Key on #TPP: 'Things are progressing along' - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/video.cfm?c_id=1&gal_cid=1&gallery_id=152902 suggests not as fast as people there hoped

Gordon Campbell on D-Day for dairy at the #TPP - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1507/S00177/gordon-campbell-on-d-day-for-dairy-at-the-tpp.htm "has been far more about cementing US corporate advantage in place"

Environmentalists, union members protest #TPP being negotiated at Maui resort - http://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2015/07/30/environmentalists-unions-protest-pacific-trade-pact-in-maui nice pic

#Canada under pressure to scrap farm marketing boards for #TPP: not keen on committing it before Oct polls - http://www.ibtimes.com.au/canada-under-pressure-scrap-farm-marketing-boards-tpp-not-keen-committing-it-oct-polls-1458035 ouch


Communication Workers Union backs Corbyn as antidote to Blairite 'virus' - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jul/30/communication-workers-union-backs-corbyn-as-antidote-to-blairite-virus well said: enough toxins for the UK

US Chamber of Commerce is in Big #Tobacco’s thrall - http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2015/7/us-chamber-of-commerce-is-in-big-tobaccos-thrall.html ISDS " one most sought after by Big Tobacco": same for #TTIP

#TPP leaks show Canada Post & CBC up for trade - https://wikileaks.org/tpp-soe-minister/ will #BBC & other EU government TV stations fall victim to #TTIP?

UN paid millions to aviation firm since learning of sex attack on girl - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/30/united-nations-utair-congo-sexual-attack digraceful: all involved should be fired

Athletes at Rio Olympics to compete in 'basically raw sewage' - http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/jul/30/athletes-at-rio-olympics-to-compete-in-basically-raw-sewage-study-reveals who will top medal table for illnesses?

Now  USTR Has Fast Track, Hollywood Ramps Up Demands While USTR Brushes Off Public Interest Group Concerns - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150729/22185031795/now-that-ustr-has-fast-track-hollywood-ramps-up-demands-while-ustr-brushes-off-public-interest-group-concerns.shtml #TPP

Letter from 18 pro fast track Dems on lack of enforcement, environment - http://blumenauer.house.gov/images/pdf/072915_letter_TPP.pdf #TPP

#TPP Threatens Access to Affordable Medications for People Around the World - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ralph-neas/tpp-threatens-access-to-affordable-medications-for-people_b_7899190.html disgraceful


#Canada Under Pressure as Pacific Trade Talks Slow Over Dairy - http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-07-30/canada-under-pressure-as-pacific-trade-talks-slow-over-dairy won't somebody think of the cows? #TPP

Farage accused of launching '#Ukip front operation' to run EU no campaign - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jul/30/nigel-farage-accused-of-launching-ukip-front-operation-to-run-eu-no-campaign this lot are even worse than Westminster

Open source leader 'livid' at #TPP software patent capitulation - http://www.zdnet.com/article/open-source-leader-livid-at-tppa-software-patent-capitulation/ staggeringly antidemocratic - pl. RT widely #NZ

Editorial: #TPP without dairy access will be hollow - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=11489474  nothing on the table "that allows me to recommend #TPP" #NZ



#TPP implications for PHARMAC raise serious concerns - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE1507/S00126/tppa-implications-for-pharmac-raise-serious-concerns.htm "Multiple Sclerosis Society of #NZ is extremely concerned"

Dairy Deal "Disastrous" As #TPP Talks Near End - http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/dairy/70707583/dairy-deal-disastrous-as-tpp-talks-near-end "It could be a backwards step for #NZ dairy industry": don't do it

What could possibly go wrong with the #TPP? - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11489469 excellent (snarky) analysis of all bad stuff already agreed by #NZ


#AU should reject US Congress Members’ demand to rewrite Australian laws even after #TPP is signed and legislated - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1507/S00188/australia-should-reject-demand-to-rewrite-australian-laws.htm

#TPP could change the story of a rising China and a declining America - http://www.smh.com.au/comment/tpp-could-change-the-story-of-a-rising-china-and-a-declining-america-20150730-ginnwq.html no, just entrenches corporations as lawmakers


#NZ Govt trading away health costs for what? - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=11489984 not even a bag of magic beans... #TPP

Trade deal threatens affordable healthcare for millions, experts say - http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/7/30/millions-risk-losing-access-to-healthcare--experts-say.html but hey, profits before people, you know #TPP

Secrecy of #TPP documents heads to court - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1507/S00317/secrecy-of-tppa-documents-heads-to-court.htm bit late, alas...

#TPP may force #NZ  to amend software patent law - http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/70723808/tpp-may-force-new-zealand-to-amend-software-patent-law "Foreign Affairs and Trade Ministry won't say"; a "yes", then

'Modified version' of investor clause no fix in TPP - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-31/gleeson-tienhaara-crunch-time-for-isds-in-tpp-agreement/6663398 good analysis: "safeguards" just won't work: bin #ISDS now #AU

CAFTA’s 10th anniversary spotlights TPP’s threat 2 affordable life-saving drugs - http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/healthcare/249512-caftas-10th-anniversary-spotlights-tpps-threat-to-affordable #CAFTA was a disaster; #TPP will be

After publishing secret spy docs, German news site investigated for treason - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2015/07/after-publishing-secret-spy-docs-german-news-site-investigated-for-treason/ appalling attack on press freedom #de

TPP: Former WTO head Pascal Lamy says #TPP benefits 'modest' - http://www.afr.com/news/economy/trade/tpp-former-wto-head-pascal-lamy-says-tpp-benefits-modest-20150731-ginvxn but costs disproportionately high for public

Japan's #TPP benefits limited as U.S. mulls taking 20 years to remove vehicle tariffs - http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20150731p2a00m0na007000c.html walk away, walk away...

Never, perhaps, has contrast been as great between debate on changing #NZ flag and on #TPP negotiations - http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/on-the-inside/280135/irony-in-tpp-vs-flag-debate gd point


Japan's Amari: Intellectual property not yet worked out at TPP - http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN0Q509320150731?irpc=932 after all, #copyright still has a finite term...

#Canada's dairy hardball could slow TPP talks: New Zealand envoy - http://www.ctvnews.ca/business/canada-s-dairy-hardball-could-slow-tpp-talks-new-zealand-envoy-1.2495563 #NZ should do the same

#Canada's Demands Delaying TPP Deal, Says New Zealand Envoy - http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/07/30/canada-tpp-deal-new-zealand_n_7908448.html #NZ in a hurry to sell out its public?

Green groups express 'major concern' over Tory policies in letter to Cameron - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jul/31/green-groups-express-major-concern-over-tory-policies-in-letter-to-cameron smug Tories say: "go recycle yourself"

EU steps up PR campaign to overcome #TTIP hostility - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-3176089/EU-steps-PR-campaign-overcome-U-S-trade-deal-hostility.html 'cos it's all about PR, isn't it, not about democracy at all?

Contrary To What You've Heard, #TPP Will Undermine US Law - Including Supreme Court Decisions - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150729/23003431797/contrary-to-what-youve-heard-tpp-will-undermine-us-law-including-supreme-court-decisions.shtml don't patriots care?

Zimbabwe seeking extradition of Cecil the lion's killer from U.S. - http://mashable.com/2015/07/31/zimbabwe-extradition-cecil-lion/ I'm sure the law-loving US will hand him over


Yes, German Authorities Are Pushing Treason Charges Against @Netzpolitik For Publishing Surveillance Plans - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150730/16425131805/yes-german-authorities-are-pushing-treason-charges-against-netzpolitik-publishing-surveillance-plans.shtml


#TPP chases elusive final deal in tough talks - http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/31/us-trade-tpp-idUSKCN0Q500120150731 disgusting that #tobacco still has anything to do with this

#TPP Trade Negotiators Reach Environmental Accord - http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/01/business/tpp-trade-talks-us-pacific-nations.html?_r=1 … but seems it lacks binding enforcement = chocolate teapot

US has yet to pursue trade remedies against countries already obliged to environmental enforcement under existing trade accord" #TPP

Courting Unions, Hillary Clinton Says She Didn't Work on #TPP - http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-07-30/courting-unions-clinton-says-she-didn-t-work-on-trans-pacific-partnership oh, TPP already toxic?

Magistrates resign over court charges that encourage innocent to plead guilty - http://www.theguardian.com/law/2015/jul/31/magistrates-resign-court-charges-encourage-innocent-plead-guilty they have decency - unlike UK gov

Windows 10: Microsoft faces criticism over privacy - http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jul/31/windows-10-microsoft-faces-criticism-over-privacy-default-settings come on: privacy is so Windows 3.1...

#TPP could seriously hurt Canadian interests - http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/analysis/a-deal-we-cant-or-must-refuse-320244271.html but Harper seems to think a bad deal better than no deal... #ca

Facebook’s Internet.org numbers just aren’t adding up - https://www.accessnow.org/blog/2015/07/31/facebooks-internet.org-numbers-just-arent-adding-up "undermines security and privacy"

U.S. Bends on Patent Data as Dairy Vexes #TPP - http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-07-31/u-s-bends-on-patent-data-as-dairy-vexes-pacific-trade-talks must bend on tobacco too...

Climate models are even more accurate than you thought - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2015/jul/31/climate-models-are-even-more-accurate-than-you-thought despite what deluded denialists would have us think

Andrew Robb tells US it's now or never for #TPP deal - http://www.afr.com/news/economy/trade/andrew-robb-tells-us-its-now-or-never-for-tpp-deal-20150731-giogqs definitely never...


Fight against #netneutrality focuses on definition of Internet access - http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/07/isps-net-neutrality-rules-are-illegal-because-internet-access-uses-computers/ what idiots these ISPs are


Saturday, 25 July 2015

150724


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150722 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2015/07/150722.html  yesterday's tweets as a single page


Claimants against #TPP to go before Waitangi Tribunal today - http://www.maoritelevision.com/news/national/claimants-against-tppa-go-waitangi-tribunal-today fingers crossed #NZ

#TPP aims at health service's heart - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11485182 "why the Trade Minister's assurances on Pharmac don't go far enough" #NZ


Abuse and Exploitation of Migrants Ignored in Exchange for #TPP - http://aprnet.org/?p=294 shameful stuff

Potential human rights impacts of the #TPP - http://www.twn.my/title2/FTAs/General/TPPHumanRights.pdf 151 page analysis of impact of TPP on various #humanrights #my

Labour says will not support #TPP because it worries that it could see #NewZealand give up too much power - https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/exclusive-tpp-will-prevent-ban-on-foreign-ownership-q02778 it will

Theresa May to launch independent review of deaths in police custody - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jul/23/theresa-may-independent-review-deaths-police-custody-speech about time...

Leon Brittan among senior Westminster figures named in new child abuse files - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jul/22/leon-brittan-westminster-child-abuse-files definitely no cover-up here...

London's Olympic legacy three years on: is the city really getting what it needed? - http://www.theguardian.com/cities/davehillblog/2015/jul/23/london-olympic-legacy-three-years-on-2012-games seems better than other cities

Burma sentences 153 Chinese workers to life imprisonment for illegal logging - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/23/burma-chinese-workers-life-imprisonment-illegal-logging harsh, but the logging must stop


UK suspends ban on pesticides linked to serious harm in bees - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jul/23/eu-suspends-ban-pesticides-linked-serious-harm-bees yeah, just ignore your own experts - again...

Irish Congress of Trade Unions agrees complete opposition to #TTIP, #CETA, #TiSA - http://www.ictu.ie/bdc15/motions/subject/transatlantic+trade+and+investment+partnership+(ttip)/ good to see #IE

Half-naked Spartan warriors thwarted by Beijing police - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/23/half-naked-spartan-warriors-thwarted-by-beijing-police nice headline... #china #sparta

UK authorities 'lack resources' to investigate Trafigura over toxic waste - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/23/uk-authorities-lack-resources-to-investigate-trafigura-over-toxic-waste convenient; we'll hear this excuse a lot

Antitrust: EU sends Statement of Objections on cross-border provision of pay-TV services available in UK & Ireland - http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-5432_en.htm

US, EU investors ask Big Pharma to release all drug trial results, including failures - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2015/07/us-eu-investors-ask-big-pharma-to-release-all-drug-trial-results-including-failures/ fewer side-effect cover-ups

.@bhpbilliton's new coal mine in Borneo amid concern for orangutans - http://www.smh.com.au/business/mining-and-resources/bhp-to-open-new-coal-mine-in-borneo-amid-concern-for-orangutans-20150722-gihomt.html selfish & stupid: time for international shame

Thai seafood products could be banned, warns MEP - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/development-policy/thai-seafood-products-could-be-banned-wars-mep-316532 must solve terrible labour abuses that seem prevalent

Obama Administration Hype About a #TPP Vote in 2015 Does Not Comport with Fast Track Timelines - http://www.citizen.org/documents/TPP-vote-calendar.pdf fascinating analysis

Your Tax Dollars At Work: 1,000-Page Funding Bill Dropped On Senate Floor One Hour Before Vote - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150722/19082231730/your-tax-dollars-work-1000-page-funding-bill-dropped-senate-floor-one-hour-before-vote.shtml such contempt

Nasa says scientists have found 'closest twin to Earth' outside solar system - http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/jul/23/nasa-closest-twin-to-earth-kepler-452b not long before we can image directly

Richard Stallman bestows blessing upon open-source crowdfunding site - http://arstechnica.co.uk/information-technology/2015/07/founder-of-gnu-bestows-blessing-upon-open-source-crowdfunding-site/ interesting