Tuesday, 29 July 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140728 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2014/07/140728.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

We all already own #NHS - the latest 'mutual' spin is about taking it out of our hands - https://www.opendemocracy.net/ournhs/caroline-molloy/we-all-already-own-nhs-latest-mutual-spin-is-about-taking-it-out-of-our-hands why we have to be careful

Pangolins being eaten to extinction, conservationists warn - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/29/pangolins-being-eaten-to-extinction-conservationists-warn-anteaters #china & #vietnam *again* - can we stop please?

Legislators, Corporations Gather For Secret Meeting Against Clean Energy And You’re Not Invited - http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/28/3461743/alec-annual-meeting-energy-climate/ ALEC strikes again

Germany Says It Won't Agree To #CETA With Current Corporate Sovereignty Chapter - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140726/02430828014/germany-says-it-wont-agree-to-ceta-with-current-corporate-sovereignty-chapter.shtml not dead yet, but tottering #TTIP

Colorado Judge Lets #Fracking Trump Public Health - http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/07/25/colorado-judge-lets-fracking-trump-public-health who needs health when you have gas?

Leaked World Bank lending policies 'environmentally disastrous' - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/25/leaked-world-bank-lending-policies-environmentally-disastrous @WorldBank shows its evil side again...

The internet of things - next big challenge to our privacy - http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/28/internet-of-things-privacy why architecture must be completely open (v @DrRimmer)

The European Commission's Great #TTIP Betrayal - http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.nl/2014/07/the-european-commissions-great-ttip.html how it plans to circumvent its promises on standards #sciencebased

Leaked #TISA Financial Services - http://www.bu.edu/pardee/research/global-economic-governance-2/tisapolicybrief/ detailed analysis: "negotiated terms leave global economy at risk of instability"

how is taking out #Gaza's only power station "pinpoint targeting"? how can hospitals work? clear case of collective punishment - a #warcrime

Israeli criticism of truce talks as diplomatic strain shows - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/28/israel-gaza-us-ceasefire-diplomacy-criticism-kerry #Israel's killing spree seems to have driven them mad

indeed, in a sense, #Israel's actions are their own punishment: look at the sort of society is it engendering - http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/gaza-graveyard-sing-joyful-israeli-youths

"would allow politicians to determine what is best available science – not scientists themselves." - https://secure.defenders.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2767 #antiscience

Report Says Backlash From NSA's Surveillance Programs Will Cost Private Sector Billions Of Dollars - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140726/19022728022/report-says-backlash-nsas-surveillance-programs-will-cost-private-sector-billions-dollars.shtml

Türkei: Erdogan-Vize will Frauen das Lachen verbieten - http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/tuerkei-erdogans-stellvertreter-will-frauen-das-lachen-verbieten-a-983400.html so is this what you really wanted, #Turkey?

As the #Gaza crisis deepens, boycotts can raise price of Israel’s impunity - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/28/gaza-crisis-boycotts-israel-impunity-apartheid looks to be only way (v @DocR0cket)#BDS

The Sun hit by criticism after 'Satan boy' article - http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/jul/29/the-sundevil-satan-boy-outrage-chest @rupertmurdoch's team plumbing new depths of "journalism"

US chicken is about to get more full of feces - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/28/chicken-regulations-obama-poultry-industry important: #TTIP will bring this food to EU with "mutual recognition"

Trophy Pictures - http://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2014/07/trophy-pictures/ " The disgusting complicity of the BBC in filming this stunt is equally astonishing." #immigration

Lee Rigby's killers received > £200,000 in legal aid - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jul/29/lee-rigby-killers-legal-aid it's called "justice". quite right too - as was their sentence

KLA guerrillas harvested murdered Serbs’ organs, say EU investigators - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/enlargement/kla-guerrillas-harvested-murdered-serbs-organs-say-eu-investigators-303776 appalling if confirmed

Professor Pappé: Israel Has Chosen to be "Racist Apartheid State" with US Support - http://www.democracynow.org/2014/7/28/professor_ilan_pappe_israel_has_chosen historical context (v @Klangable)

#TTIP threat to locally-sourced food - http://www.thelondoneconomic.com/2014/07/29/the-ttip-threat-to-locally-sourced-food/ good post: hugely important point (v @TTIPBeware @ElsaABuchanan)

Journalists subpoenaed in Pink Slime maker's lawsuit against news orgs - http://boingboing.net/2014/07/29/journalists-subpoenaed-in-pink.html #pinkslime maker wants Streisand fame?

Did you take action on #ISDS? EU Trade Commissioner says you didn’t. - http://www.ttip2014.eu/blog-detail/blog/consultation%20ISDS%20discount.html thinks little people's views don't count #TTIP

TPP Petition Delivery - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC2RSYKoeuE nice video showing how  resistance to #TPP is growing in Canada & elsewhere

From trade tariffs to trust – #TTIP a year on - http://euobserver.com/economic/125070 tries spin massive problems as due to NSA; nope... (v @schestowitz)

Court orders #Russia to pay $50 billion for seizing Yukos assets - http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/07/28/uk-russia-yukos-idUKKBN0FX08M20140728 #ISDS can do this to any country signing up to it

Recording Industry Willfully Misreads The Law In Order To Sue Ford & GM For Having Built-in CD Rippers - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140728/17321728038/recording-industry-files-insane-lawsuit-against-ford-gm-having-built-in-cd-rippers.shtml

Supreme Court’s new rules on abstract patents hit Apple v. Samsung - http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/07/supreme-courts-new-rules-on-abstract-patents-hit-apple-v-samsung/ excellent news...

If You Want To Know How Supporting Techdirt Can Help Shift The Debate In Washington DC, Read This - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140729/05504028040/if-you-want-to-know-how-supporting-techdirt-can-help-shift-debate-washington-dc-read-this.shtml

given the effect that @techdirt had on the #SOPA debate (& therefore on #ACTA), you might want to support it here; http://www.beaconreader.com/projects/the-net-neutrality-battle

important: "S&D Group: "Do not allow #ISDS to jeopardize #CETA" - http://socialistsanddemocrats.eu/newsroom/sd-group-do-not-allow-investor-state-dispute-settlement-isds-jeopardize-trade-deal-between call on EU to drop it (v @mgeist)

US Council of Economic Advisors: Delay on climate action will cost us - http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/07/us-council-of-economic-advisors-delay-on-climate-action-will-cost-us/ how many people have to say this?

#Israel is finding it harder to deny targeting #Gaza infrastructure - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/29/israel-gaza-infrastructure-blackouts-idf-civilian like power stations & hospitals... #warcrimes

Belgium calls for clear labelling of goods from #Israeli settlements - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/29/belgium-clear-labelling-goods-israeli-settlements interesting move from unexpected quarter

Jon Snow has opinions, and they’re fit for TV - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/29/jon-snow-tv-youtube-gaza absolutely right

#ISDS has a chilling effect on new laws; anyone who doubts this, read what happened with #Canada & #NAFTA: http://www.thenation.com/article/right-and-us-trade-law-invalidating-20th-century?page=0,5 #TTIP

The FBI Is Complaining That Its $8.4 Billion Budget Isn't Enough To Keep Up With Criminal Technology - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140725/13442828008/fbi-is-complaining-that-its-84-billion-budget-isnt-enough-to-keep-up-with-criminal-technology.shtml yeah, right

#Argentina on brink of 2nd debt default in 12 years - http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jul/29/argentina-brink-second-debt-default-12-years "precedent for investors to wreck other countries' debt deals"

Max #Mosley sues Google over News of the World photos - http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/jul/29/max-mosley-google-news-of-the-world-photos tiresome, but potentially far-reaching case

Senators Wyden And Udall Pledge To Strengthen USA Freedom Act By Closing Surveillance Backdoor - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140729/12085528045/senators-wyden-udall-pledge-to-strengthen-usa-freedom-act-closing-surveillance-backdoor.shtml good news

Letwin letting slip plans to tax low-paid same as bankers - http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/listen-tory-oliver-letwin-letting-3933116 oh, Letwin #polltax (v @GlenisWillmott @MissLilySummers)

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