Tuesday, 15 July 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140714 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/140714_14.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

British Telecom: How will YOU protect user privacy? - https://www.accessnow.org/page/s/bt good question #epetition #surveillance

On #TTIP and the #NHS, they are trying to bamboozle us - http://opendemocracy.net/ournhs/john-hilary/on-ttip-and-nhs-they-are-trying-to-bamboozle-us important analysis of how @EU_Commission trying to trick us

TiSA : les trois dangers du nouvel accord mondial de lib√©ralisation - http://www.lemonde.fr/les-decodeurs/article/2014/07/09/tisa-les-trois-dangers-du-nouvel-accord-mondial-de-liberalisation_4452743_4355770.html good to see @lemondefr is on #TISA

Bolivia Shows How 2 Dismantle Corporate Sovereignty Provisions In Treaties Without Losing Foreign Investment - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140712/10031927860/bolivia-shows-how-to-dismantle-corporate-sovereignty-provisions-treaties-without-losing-foreign-investment.shtml #ISDS

Police chiefs end clampdown on whistleblowers to the media - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jul/15/police-end-whistleblower-crackdown this is welcome #uk

Concern over copyright ’super powers’ in free trade agreement - http://www.bilaterals.org/?concern-over-copyright-super #TPP

Patent System Encouraging People To Try To Reinvent The Wheel - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140709/17345127831/patent-system-encouraging-people-to-try-to-reinvent-wheel.shtml </facepalm>

#Malta: Anti-#TTIP front launched - http://www.bilaterals.org/?malta-anti-ttip-front-launched the resistance spreads #TAFTA

Anti-Chromebook-Kampagne: Microsoft und HP planen 199-Dollar-Notebook - http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/gadgets/neue-windows-notebooks-von-hp-sollen-199-dollar-kosten-a-981057.html open source innovates, Microsoft copies again

Reform of state-run firms one of TPP’s biggest hurdles - http://www.bilaterals.org/?reform-of-state-run-firms-one-of yet another #SOE

in March, I asked about industry lobbying against #ODF in #UK - https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/open_document_formats I've heard nothing, now asked for formal review #FOI

Why is Cabinet Office Holding Back Microsoft's #ODF Emails? - http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/open-enterprise/2014/07/why-is-the-cabinet-office-still-hiding-microsofts-emails-on-odf/index.htm my #FOI request is nearly 4 months old now...

European Citizens’ Initiative demand: Stop negotiations for #TTIP and #CETA - http://www.eureporter.co/magazine/2014/07/15/european-citizens-initiative-demand-stop-negotiations-for-ttip-and-ceta/ important move

Bernd Lange, head of EU's INTA: "keep the investor-to-state dispute settlement mechanism (#ISDS) out of the #TTIP" - http://www.vieuws.eu/foreign-affairs/ttip-civil-society-must-be-heard-stresses-inta-committee-chair-bernd-lange/

It’s hard to put the scale of London’s property boom into words, so here are some charts - http://qz.com/234934/its-hard-to-put-the-scale-of-londons-property-boom-into-words-so-here-are-some-charts/ bonkers, a Londoner writes

Nov. to be critical stage of #TPP talks - http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0001422932 that's November 2019, presumably....

GUE/NGL demands #TTIP talks be put on hold: real democracy now! - http://guengl.eu/news/article/gue-ngl-news/gue-ngl-demands-ttip-talks-be-put-on-hold-real-democracy-now and idea whose time has come (v @erikwesselius)

#TTIP and Antimicrobial Resistance - http://www.iatp.org/event/ttip-and-antimicrobial-resistance good point: former could increase latter - a health disaster

#TPP & Fast Track bill threaten access to medicines and biomedical innovation - http://uaem.org/uaem-releases-statement-on-tpp-and-fast-track-authority/ oh yes...

Clear message of the GUE/NGL Group to commissioner De Gucht - https://www.flickr.com/photos/guengl/sets/72157645292618477/ excellent #TAFTA/#TTIP

Der Kampf der Musikindustrie gegen Filesharing & Co. - https://netzpolitik.org/2014/der-kampf-der-musikindustrie-gegen-filesharing-co/ #copyright

#CISA: The Banks Want Immunity and a Public-Private War Council - http://www.emptywheel.net/2014/07/15/the-banks-want-immunity-and-a-public-private-war-council/ what could possibly go wrong?

UK's new energy and environment ministers opposed green energy - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/15/uk-environment-ministers-opposed-green-energy the honeymoon didn't last long #uk

"#ISDS is already a feature in investment treaties between some of our Member States & US" - http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-14-549_en.htm?locale=en *only* ex-Soviet bloc

it's clear that the tide is turning against #ISDS: De Gucht would do well to accept that, or be prepared to lose #TTIP too....

"NAFTAClaims.com decisions, orders and awards of #NAFTA investor-state tribunals" - http://www.naftaclaims.com/index.html (v @wendycockcroft)#free

Ban neonicotinoids now – to avert another silent spring - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/15/ban-neonicotinoids-another-silent-spring-pesticide-moratorium will the new Environment Secretary do the right thing?

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