Tuesday, 28 October 2014

141027


AFTINET  slams possible shameful trade-offs and calls for release of #TPP text - http://aftinet.org.au/cms/aftinet%20statement%20on%20TPP%20Ministerial%20Declaration selling basic rights for what?

back from a great time in Prishtina at Software Freedom Kosova 2014 - http://sfk.flossk.org/sfk14/ thanks for the invitation... #sfk14

Australia shouldn’t sacrifice food safety standards for free trade - http://www.bilaterals.org/?australia-shouldn-t-sacrifice-food now should EU #TTIP #TPP

AMA wants assurance #TPP deal won’t push up medicine prices - See more at: http://www.bilaterals.org/?ama-wants-assurance-tpp-deal-won-t#sthash.BdubWuJs.dpuf won't get it: TPP's aim is to boost pharma

#china is world’s largest industrial robot market - http://thebricspost.com/china-is-worlds-largest-industrial-robot-market/ another straw in the wind

Leaked universal credit memo shows jobcentre staff struggling with rollout - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/oct/27/universal-credit-leaked-memo-scheme-rollout underlines why we need whistleblowers

#TTIP Update XLI - http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/ttip-update-xli-3582689/ more wrangling over #ISDS, & the UK government resorts to desperate measures #TAFTA

Police Officers' Suing DOJ For Violating Their 'Right' To Deploy Force Without Restrictions Shot Down By Judge - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141023/14012628926/police-officerssuing-doj-violating-their-right-to-deploy-force-without-restrictions-shot-down-federal-judge.shtml

The Micula case: When ISDS messes with EU law - http://www.beuc.eu/blog/?p=367&preview=true #ISDS madness at its worst: read & weep #ro #TTIP

US Solicitor General, Verrilli, Tells Supreme Court That Of Course You Can Infringe On An Invalid Patent - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141025/07393228938/us-solicitor-general-don-verrilli-tells-supreme-court-that-course-you-can-infringe-invalid-patent.shtml insanity

'Imprisoned' Killer Whales Spark Outcry in Moscow - http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/imprisoned-killer-whales-spark-outcry-in-moscow/510073.html shame on #russia for allowing this (v @HMeresman @tom_watson)

Anti-#TTIP Front condemns government for supporting free trade proposal - http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/1000000199/antittip_front_condemns_government_for_supporting_free_trade_proposal#.VE6ezf5-ylM people of #malta join the fight

Using Cash and Pressure, China Builds Its Chip Industry - http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/27/technology/using-cash-and-pressure-china-builds-its-chip-industry.html significant, & partly inspired by Mr #snowden


Payment Wars: How Merchants And Carriers Are Trying To Block Payment Systems They Can't Track - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141027/07065628950/payment-wars-how-merchants-carriers-are-trying-to-block-payment-systems-they-cant-track.shtml important issue


Legalise online protests to safeguard democracy - http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22429921.500-legalise-online-protests-to-safeguard-democracy.html @OddLetters is absolutely right

NGOs: Farmers’ Rights Should Be Safeguarded In Activities Of Plant Treaty, WIPO, UPOV - http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/09/29/ngos-farmers-rights-should-be-safeguarded-in-activities-of-plant-treaty-wipo-upov/ important area

Trade Secrecy and #TPP: Secret Lawmaking Meets Criminalization - http://infojustice.org/archives/33502 v worrying development

Structured Commons project launches in Berlin - https://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/10/27/structured-commons-project-launches-in-berlin/ " make multimedia data easier to use on Wikimedia Commons"


Feds Want To Keep A Big Part Of Their Argument Against Lawsuit Over Internet Spying A Total Secret - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141024/17242428936/feds-want-to-keep-big-part-their-argument-against-lawsuit-over-internet-spying-total-secret.shtml

The US Intelligence Community has a Third Leaker - https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2014/08/the_us_intellig.html … not just two.... #snowden #nsa

Groser has big concerns about dairy in #TPP - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11349072 IOW, #NZ is giving a lot, and getting little

Trans Pacific trade ministers’ declaration suggests no breakthrough for #TPP  - See more at: http://www.foe.org/news/news-releases/2014-10-trans-pacific-trade-ministers-declaration-suggests-no-breakthrough but they plod on...


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