Wednesday, 21 May 2014

140521


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140520 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/140520.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

European bison returns to rewild #Romania's remote valleys - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/21/-sp-european-bison-europe-romania-carpathian-mountains exciting; when do we get some in Surrey?

Green party support is surging – but the media prefer to talk about Ukip - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/20/green-party-support-media-ukip another journalistic failure in the UK


Brussels: Water cannons turned on anti-#TTIP protesters fighting the Son of #ACTA - http://boingboing.net/2014/05/20/brussels-water-cannons-turned.html "ruthlessly crushing all protest"

Brussels: Water cannons turned on anti-#TTIP protesters fighting the Son of #ACTA - http://boingboing.net/2014/05/20/brussels-water-cannons-turned.html "ruthlessly crushing all protest"

 Pan-EU civil society coalition rejects #TTIP process - http://corporateeurope.org/international-trade/2014/05/pan-eu-civil-society-coalition-rejects-us-eu-free-trade-deal-process great to see more of these coming through

EU Ombudsman worried over lack of transparency at medicines agency - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/health-consumers/eu-ombudsman-worried-over-lack-transparency-medicines-agency-302244 @EMA_News is a disgrace #opendata

Big 10 food companies emit ‘as much as 25th most polluting country’ - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/agriculture-food/big-10-food-companies-emit-much-25th-most-polluting-country-302231not good

"#TTIP resembles #ACTA shambling out of its grave and yelling for brains." - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/21/trade_treaty_a_charter_for_fossil_fuels_sierra_club/ what a fab image

Georgia To Protect Execution Pharmacists From Transparency So They Can Execute Disabled Man - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140520/05483927289/georgia-to-protect-execution-pharmacists-transparency-so-they-can-execute-disabled-man.shtml truly sick

Daredevils over Dubai - in pictures - http://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2014/may/20/daredevils-over-dubai-in-pictures after viewing these, I think I need to lie down for a while...

Who is lying, Commissioner De Gucht? - http://ttip2014.eu/blog-detail/blog/DeGucht%20Jadot%20TTIP%20lies.html great point by @yjadot: nearly everything is negotiable during #TTIP talks

Hvad koster det os at deltage i patentdomstolen? - http://www.information.dk/498010 good question; answers: too much #denmark #UnitaryPatent

Rapport får Polen til at droppe patentdomstol - http://www.information.dk/telegram/498062 very wise move #denmark #poland #UnitaryPatent

DF: Dansk patent-ja er som at underskrive en blankocheck - http://www.information.dk/telegram/498083 exactly; say "no", #denmark #UnitaryPatent

Sites to Be Blocked in Russia, Even if They Remove Pirate Content - http://torrentfreak.com/sites-to-be-blocked-in-russia-even-if-they-remove-pirate-content-140521/ #russia loses its mind...

Proponents push back as #TTIP enters 5th round - http://ttip2014.eu/blog-detail/blog/5th%20round%20US%20TTIP.html great summary of how the resistance to #TAFTA is growing everywhere

Warren on #TPP/#TTIP: "have to be secret, because if American people knew what was in them, they would be opposed" - http://www.thenation.com/blog/179885/elizabeth-warren-reveals-inside-details-trade-talks

Stop @NaturalEngland from giving people the right to kill robins and destroy their nests and eggs - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/877/675/729/dont-let-them-kill-the-birds-and-destroy-their-eggs/

As Feared: House Guts USA Freedom Act, Every Civil Liberties Organization Pulls Their Support - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140520/17404727297/as-feared-house-guts-usa-freedom-act-every-civil-liberties-organization-pulls-their-support.shtml sadly predictable

Feinstein (Again) Says #Metadata Program 'Is Not Surveillance' - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140518/14414927280/feinstein-again-says-metadata-program-is-not-surveillance.shtml this woman is just clueless #NSA

Groups Warn #TTIP Threatens Important Safeguards - http://www.citizenstrade.org/ctc/blog/2014/05/21/groups-warn-tafta-threatens-important-safeguards/ "Corporations want #TAFTA to provide them with special powers"

Choosing between Europe and the #TTIP [pdf] - http://www.madariaga.org/images/madariagapapers/28-nov-2013%20defraigne-choosing%20between%20ttip%20and%20europe.pdf ex-Deputy Director-General in EU's DG Trade is sceptical about #TAFTA

Seeds of Change - https://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/42771 about the Open Source Seed Initiative in case you missed it earlier

The End Of Maximalist #Copyright? - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140506/16504727141/end-maximalist-copyright.shtml surprisingly upbeat analysis of future prospects

#NSA "free to spy on European or Asian trade negotiators & use the results to help US trade officials" - http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/21/business/us-snooping-on-companies-cited-by-china.html #TTIP #TPP

Researchers Retract Academic Paper Because Company Complains The Results Hurt Its Profits - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140521/02482627299/researchers-retract-academic-paper-because-company-complains-results-hurt-its-profits.shtml sounds legit

Big pharma market forces won't save us from superbugs - http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22229701.500-big-pharma-market-forces-wont-save-us-from-superbugs.html "means transforming pharma into public goods producers"

Klinische Studien: Europäische Arzneimittelbehörde gefährdet eigene Transparenzziele - http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/medizin/ema-eu-arzneimittelbehoerde-gefaehrdet-eigene-transparenziele-a-970201.html eine Schande @EMA_News

#Snowden Ran A Major Tor Exit Relay, Hosted CryptoParty In Hawaii While Waiting For Greenwald To Reply - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140521/07124327303/snowden-ran-major-tor-exit-relay-hosted-cryptoparty-hawaii-while-waiting-greenwald-to-reply.shtml sweet, no?

Trade Deals That Threaten Democracy - http://www.iuf.org/w/sites/default/files/TradeDealsThatThreatenDemocracy-e_0.pdf strong document against #TTIP & #TPP from international trade unions @IUFglobal

#TTIP must work for the people, or it won’t work at all - http://www.noodls.com/view/C546E0CFBBD28C36B06DD3D2784D534B1EB11643?6199xxx1400706655#sthash.P5umYJb5.dpuf "Trade policy for the privileged few must end"


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