Sunday, 29 March 2015

150329


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150328 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2015/03/150328.html yesterday's tweets as a single page


#TTIP: „Den politischen Preis in die Höhe treiben“ - http://www.carta.info/77870/ttip-den-politischen-preis-in-die-hoehe-treiben/ interview with @pia_eberhardt, excellent as ever #ISDS

"Für uns zeigt die [#TTIP] Werbekampagne vor allem, wie undemokratisch, arrogant und neoliberal die Technokraten in der EU-Kommission sind."

The Purple Revolution: The Year That Changed Everything review – self-pitying Nigel Farage - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/mar/29/purple-revolution-nigel-farage-self-pity-nick-cohen splendidly written

"Farage is an attack dog who poses as an underdog. He’s the small-minded man who pretends he’s the friend of the little guy."

"Farage as a representative of the worst of England: the whining, hypocritical, know-nothing wing of the middle class"

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Grants Public Access to Data through Scientific “Data Warehouse” - http://www.natlawreview.com/article/european-food-safety-authority-efsa-grants-public-access-to-data-through-scientific- great news

Students Against #TTIP UK - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Students-Against-TTIP-UK/905229229497324 great to see student mobilising now - it's their democratic future being undermined here

The Emperor's New Clothes Trailer - A Russell Brand & Michael Winterbottom film - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4Geq8dM13k love him or loathe him, he tries

Hunt pledges extra £8bn for #NHS if Conservatives win election - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/mar/29/jeremy-hunt-pledges-extra-8bn-for-nhs-if-conservatives-win-election but also wants £22bn "savings" = cuts; so 8-22 = -14

Tencent Announces Structural Adjustment Aimed At Animation And Film - http://www.chinatechnews.com/2015/03/29/21525-tencent-announces-structural-adjustment-aimed-at-animation-and-film interesting move #china

MPAA Wanted Less Fair Use In #Copyright Curriculum - http://torrentfreak.com/mpaa-wanted-less-fair-use-in-copyright-curriculum-150329/ what a surprise

Boycott Which? to stop #TTIP - https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/boycott-which-to-stop-ttip "We want 'Which?' to oppose TTIP"; strange it doesn't see the dangers to consumers

TTIP Updates - The Glyn Moody blogs - http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/ttip-updates--the-glyn-moody-blogs-3569438/ … 50 posts giving the background of #TTIP, + info on #CETA, #TPP, #ISDS

#TTIP report shows very negative impacts for Irish beef sector - http://www.ifa.ie/ttip-report-shows-very-negative-impacts-for-beef-sector/ … model uses impossible CEPR assumptions #ie

IFA: "US imports must meet same animal health, welfare, traceability & environmental standards as EU producers." - http://www.ifa.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/IFA-TTIP-Document-Final-March-2015.pdf

Irish Farmers' Association realises it is being sacrificed in #TTIP for illusory gains elsewhere - http://www.ifa.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/IFA-TTIP-Document-Final-March-2015.pdf #ie (v @jhilary)

what is true for Ireland is true for all EU farmers with high animal welfare & environmental standards: can't compete against cheap US food

means EU farmers will go bankrupt, & their high-animal welfare produce replaced by cheaper low-animal welfare mega-factory US food #TTIP

that is the #TTIP "benefit" EU consumers are supposed to applaud: fewer EU jobs, lower animal welfare, compromised food standards; no thanks

EU report: "#TTIP could have serious adverse consequences for the suckler cows sector. Ethanol, poultry & cereals" - http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/STUD/2014/514007/AGRI_IPOL_STU%282014%29514007_EN.pdf

UK Poultry council expresses #TTIP fears - http://www.meatinfo.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/17960/Poultry_council_expresses_TTIP_fears.html "minimum American welfare standards are lower than they are in Europe"

"companies may use #ISDS to challenge patent provisions, such as compulsory licensing and India’s patent law" - http://patentlyo.com/patent/2015/03/million-limiting-canceling.html

The New York Times Soft-Pedals the Dangers of the #TPP - http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2015/03/joe-firestone-new-york-times-soft-pedals-dangers-tpp.html long but thorough dismantling of #ISDS (v @paulstpancras)

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