Tuesday, 9 December 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141207 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2014/12/141207.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

Privatisation of energy, rail and water costing UK households £250 a year - http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/privatisation-energy-rail-water-costing-uk-households-250-year-1478212 privatisation a “failed experiment”

"Reformed" or Not, ISDS in Trade Agreements Is as Dangerous as Ever - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/courtenay-lewis/reformed-or-not-corporate_b_6277200.html can never be safe or acceptable #TTIP #TPP

#TTIP and arbitration: Juncker’s birthday headache - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/ttip-and-arbitration-clause/ttip-and-arbitration-junckers-birthday-headache-310634 #ISDS is simply unnecessary, will always be dangerous

Das Netz des Geldes - http://www.tagesspiegel.de/politik/wirtschaftsbeziehungen-20-jahre-nafta-das-netz-des-geldes/11082792.html great analysis of #NAFTA's toxic legacy; #TTIP continues & deepens it (v @netzpolitik)

La armadura jurídica del #TTIP - http://omal.info/spip.php?article6692 useful review

Bundesregierung erklärt Netzneutralitätspläne - https://netzpolitik.org/2014/bundesregierung-erklaert-netzneutralitaetsplaene/ still totally clueless what it really means #specialisedservices

Climate or TTIP make your choice! - https://france.attac.org/IMG/pdf/note_tafta_lima_-en.pdf the various ways #TTIP threatens environmental protections (v @encovert)

#CETA: Roter Teppich für Klage-Konzerne - http://blog.campact.de/2014/12/ceta-roter-teppich-fuer-klage-konzerne/ "gefährlichsten Kapitel" in CETA: #ISDS. great analysis of awful agreement

Anglo American's Dirty Energy Lobby and its False Climate Solutions - http://corporateeurope.org/blog/anglo-americans-dirty-energy-lobby-and-its-false-climate-solutions appalling from every viewpoint

#Peru's rainforests turn to desolate wastelands - http://mashable.com/2014/12/08/peru-rainforest/ incredible pix of horror, poverty & stupidity

Underground medieval palace revealed by surface survey - http://www.cnet.com/news/surface-survey-finds-medieval-palace-hidden-underground/ wonderful Old Sarum

NSA's surveillance a 'trade barrier' for EU companies: EU official - http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/08/us-eu-privacy-nsa-idUSKBN0JM1M220141208 I do hope @MalmstromEU is working on it 4 #TTIP

SCCR 29 Morning Session: Is the Broadcasting Treaty crawling back? - http://keionline.org/node/2138 the zombie never dies...

#ISDS has already cost #EU €3bn, potential cost €30bn once all claims settled - http://www.foeeurope.org/hidden-cost-eu-trade-deals remember: it's the public that pays

If It Happened There: Courts Sanction Killings by U.S. Security Forces - http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_world_/2014/12/03/eric_garner_grand_jury_how_would_we_cover_the_decision_not_to_indict_a_police.html powerful & effective piece (v @nfm @asteris)

Lima climate talks: pledge to plant 20m hectares of # trees - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/08/lima-climate-talks-pledge-to-plant-20m-hectares-of-trees sounds great; let's hope it happens #COP20

House Democrats vow to block Obama on Asia trade pact - http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/12/08/house-democrats-vow-to-block-obama-on-asia-trade-pact/ big if they do... (v @AleColarizi @DrRimmer)#TPP

"Wir möchten Sie dringend bitten dass die Verhandlungen mit Kanada noch einmal aufgenommen werden" - http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/ttip-und-freihandel/dgb-bezieht-stellung-gegen-handelsabkommen-mit-kanada-13308109.html big #CETA

DGB: #CETA "nicht zustimmungsfähig" - http://www.dgb.de/themen/++co++7403bba8-7eba-11e4-9ee3-52540023ef1a hugely important shift by #DE unions (v @Liese_Mueller)

#TTIP divides a continent - http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/dec/08/transatlantic-trade-partnership-ttip-dividing-europe-cecilia-malmstroem-washington-debut disappointingly naive, shallow piece from @guardian (v @went1955 @olivierhoedeman)

Sprawling storm set to explode in North Atlantic, lashing northern Europe - http://mashable.com/2014/12/08/massive-storm-atlantic-intensify/ oh, look: another one; I wonder why...

Growing Trans-Pacific Trade Deficits Set the Stage for Growing Trade-Related Job Displacement - http://www.epi.org/blog/growing-trans-pacific-trade-deficits-set-the-stage-for-growing-trade-related-job-displacement/ #TPP will make worse

MT @EUAmbUS @MalmstromEU highlighted #TTIP= jobs & growth on both sides of the Atlantic>> EU model says both minimal: http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2013/march/tradoc_150737.pdf

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