Thursday, 15 May 2014

140514


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140513 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2014/05/140513.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Mainstream #NZ media silence on investor-state dispute settlements in #TPP - http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2014/05/14/mainstream-media-silence-on-investor-state-dispute-settlements-in-the-tppa/ same everywhere - poor journalism

China cracks down on dissent ahead of #Tiananmen anniversary - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/13/china-cracks-down-dissent-tiananmen-anniversary well, we'll have to compensate, then...

Prominent British Asian #Ukip supporter quits over 'racist populism' - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/may/13/british-asian-ukip-supporter-quits-party-racist-populism-sanya-jeet-thandi "Sorry Ukip, you've lost another vote."

Failure of trade talks would cause 'very considerable costs to UK ': House of Lords - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/10825953/Failure-of-trade-talks-would-cause-very-considerable-costs-to-the-UK--warns-House-of-Lords.html weak journalism: check claims


#Pesticide Firms Use Tobacco Playbook to Spin Bee Crisis - http://www.prwatch.org/news/2014/05/12468/pesticide-industry-uses-big-tobacco-playbook-spin-bee-crisis ban #neonicotinoid (neonic) insecticides now

Florida Couple Fined $746 For Crime Of Feeding Homeless People - http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/05/12/3436712/daytona-beach-feeding-homeless/ such a compassionate place...

#Solar road could change how we power the world - http://www.cnet.com/news/solar-road-could-change-how-we-power-the-world/ brilliant idea #renewables

At US gov request, NYT's Bill Keller spiked #NSA spying story in 2004 - http://bbs.boingboing.net/t/at-feds-request-nyts-bill-keller-spiked-nsa-spying-story-in-2004/31231 @nytimes = #fail

“U.S. Prisons Play Pirated Movies to Inmates” - http://torrentfreak.com/u-s-prisons-play-pirated-movies-inmates-140513/ uh-huh

case for #solar & wind power is strong, but UK governments stubbornly stick with nuclear - http://www.newstatesman.com/energy/2014/05/case-solar-and-wind-power-strong-uk-governments-stubbornly-stick-nuclear idiots (v @Stephen_Curry)

EU publishes #TTIP negotiating positions in 5 more areas - http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-14-350_en.htm #chemicals #cosmetics #pharma #cars #clothing

Why the Canadian Government Should Maintain Its Position on #CETA and the #ISDS Provision - http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/7129/125/ must come out completely

Mexican Activists' Stop-#ACTA Victory: 'We Did It First, And We Did It Better' - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140506/16483727140/mexican-activists-stop-acta-victory-we-did-it-first-we-did-it-better.shtml interesting #mx

The Strange, Secret History of Isaac Newton’s Papers - http://www.wired.com/2014/05/newton-papers-q-and-a/ fascinating stuff

Populist gains to complicate Europe’s free trade ambitions - http://www.bilaterals.org/?populist-gains-to-complicate to put it mildly #TTIP #CETA

 The record of a Captive Commission - http://corporateeurope.org/power-lobbies/2014/05/record-captive-commission "The ‘black book’ on the corporate agenda of the Barroso II Commission" #EU


The Party of Innovation - http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-party-of-innovation/ a bold @DerekKhanna:"Copyright reform, looser licensing, & an agenda for a tech-savvy GOP"

#ACTA and European Civil Society: A Case Study on Networked Advocacy - http://jip.vmhost.psu.edu/ojs/index.php/jip/article/view/168 nothing dramatically new, but useful summary

Mourning Jean-Claude Bradley - http://www.mail-archive.com/blueobelisk-discuss@lists.sourceforge.net/msg01399.html dreadful loss for #openscience; why is it always the good ones we lose?

Trans-Atlantic Supplicant: Merkel Chooses Unity over #NSA Truth - http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/chancellor-merkel-sacrifices-nsa-investigation-for-unity-on-ukraine-a-967596.html well, she's a politician (v @andrea_licata)

UK’s Science Media Centre lambasted for pushing corporate science - http://www.scidev.net/global/journalism/feature/uk-s-science-media-centre-lambasted-for-pushing-corporate-science.html this is the last thing we need now

Center for Food Safety Report: #TTIP Could Undermine Critical Food Safety & Environmental Regulations - http://nathanwhite.cmail1.com/t/ViewEmail/t/6EF9FC1D798648D0/05B8202671885B43F6A1C87C670A6B9F important

Reconciling #Mozilla’s Mission and W3C EME - https://hacks.mozilla.org/2014/05/reconciling-mozillas-mission-and-w3c-eme/ "Mozilla has little choice..." hmmm #DRM

#DRM and the Challenge of Serving Users - https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2014/05/14/drm-and-the-challenge-of-serving-users/ or maybe "Il servitore di due padroni"... #mozilla

Optimism about #CETA 'souring' - http://canadians.org/blog/optimism-about-ceta-souring excellent analysis about how it's beginning to unravel


Ivory #poaching funds most war and terrorism in #Africa - http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22229692.700-ivory-poaching-funds-most-war-and-terrorism-in-africa.html you want a "war on terror"? just stop the poaching...

Scotland wild beaver reintroduction trial 'an outstanding success'  - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/14/scotland-wild-beaver-reintroduced-knapdale exciting; let's do the same in England

#TTIP: Politicians Must Stop Misleading Voters with 'Fictional' Figures - http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/ttip-politicians-must-stop-misleading-voters-fictional-figures-1448432 this is really key: numbers used are bogus


amazingly frank comment from Karel De Gucht about #TTIP's infamous & misleading growth figures - http://blogs.mediapart.fr/blog/yannick-jadot/130514/ttip-la-commission-europeenne-ne-croit-pas-ses-propres-mensonges (v @Kujawski_E)

Trojan Horse Clauses: #ISDS. A Submission to the Australian Parliament. - http://works.bepress.com/matthew_rimmer/178/ excellent #TPP #TTIP

Linksammlung TTIP CETA TISA TTP - Studien, Recherchen, Pro & Contra, Offizielles - http://www.zaunintervalle.de/freihandelsabkommen/ great resource (v @Liese_Mueller)


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