Monday, 4 May 2015

150504


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150503 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2015/05/150503.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

Trans Pacific Trickle-Down Economics - http://robertreich.org/post/117948294805 good analysis of the Great Lie at the heart of #TPP  (v @EllieAsksWhy)

Names of the chemical elements in Chinese - http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=18877 you can thank me later... #linguistics #china

UK 2015 Election Candidates Surveillance Survey - https://election.openrightsgroup.org/ Find out where your parliamentary candidates stand on surveillance

Harper’s Canada-EU trade deal sideswiped by Europe’s U.S. fears: Walkom - http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/05/01/stephen-harpers-canada-eu-trade-deal-sideswiped-by-europes-us-fears-walkom.html failure of #CETA now widely discussed

And Another One Bites The Dust: Mass Surveillance Ruled Unconstitutional In Slovak Republic - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150501/09272230846/another-one-bites-dust-mass-surveillance-ruled-unconstitutional-slovak-republic.shtml yay #sk

Labour would repeal Tory #NHS reforms within 100 days, says Miliband - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2015/may/04/election-2015-live-result-knife-edge-ken-clarke-warns-chaos-second-vote @UKLabour finally gets there...

Widerstand gegen #TTIP erfasst ganz Europa" - http://www.euractiv.de/sections/eu-aussenpolitik/widerstand-gegen-ttip-erfasst-ganz-europa-314285 good summary of the massive rejection across #EU (v @michelreimon)

New EU laws to pass 'regulation test' - https://euobserver.com/news/128537 deeply undemocratic - just like #TTIP (v @CatherineOlier @olivierhoedeman)

UK Government: Change the Freedom of Information Act - https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/The_UK_Government_Change_the_Freedom_of_Information_Act/ reform the “commercial confidentiality exemption” #demandFOI

there can be no compromise on #ISDS, nor naive re-branding as "independent court": it must go from #TTIP, #CETA, SingaporeFTA – everything

Extreme secrecy eroding support for Obama's trade pact - http://www.politico.com/story/2015/05/secrecy-eroding-support-for-trade-pact-critics-say-117581.html probably because he's eroding democratic oversight #TPA #TPP

"can’t make details public because the negotiations are still going on with multiple countries at once": rubbish, show main bracketed text

A Game of Chicken - http://www.oregonlive.com/usda-salmonella/ salmonella-infected food coming to EU thanks to #TTIP's removal of "non-tariff barriers"?

Stepping back from sharing - http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/2015/05/04/stepping-back-from-sharing/ "a masterpiece of doublespeak" #elsevier #oa


Announcing the “wily werewolf” - http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/1468 make of that what you will #ubuntu

Texas Republican Wants Women to Carry Deceased Fetuses to Full Term - http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/texas-republican-wants-women-carry-deceased-fetuses-full-term

"Most worrisome are #ISDS arbitrations, which constitute an attempt to escape the jurisdiction of national courts" - http://www.theguardian.com/global/2015/may/04/ttip-united-nations-human-right-secret-courts-multinationals

Schumer Warns Obama Trade Agenda Is Dead Without China Currency-Manipulation Crackdown - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/02/chuck-schumer-currency-trade-china_n_7192708.html (v @StopFastTrack @PCGTW)

How To Use ‘Intellectual Property’ Properly - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150501/16584030850/how-to-use-intellectual-property-properly.shtmla crucial distinction being made here

Opening up the Shadowy World of #TradeSecrets - http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/trade-secrets-open-3610447/ How European Commission gave lobbyists pretty much what they wanted

Germany pitches plan to break #TTIP stalemate - http://www.politico.eu/article/germany-pitches-plan-to-break-ttip-stalemate/ still gives corporates privileged legal status: unacceptable #ISDS

#Apple Trying To Kill Off Spotify's Free Tier; DOJ Now Investigating For Antitrust - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150504/10043430886/apple-trying-to-kill-off-spotifys-free-tier-doj-now-investigating-antitrust.shtml @vestager may need intervene...

.@MalmstromEU:"#ISDS is now the most toxic acronym in Europe." - http://www.politico.eu/article/malmstroms-washington-agenda/ yes, just like #ACTA. Remember what happened then?

Reid Plans To Block Trade Deal Until The Senate Deals With Surveillance Reform, Highway Funding - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/04/harry-reid-tpp_n_7208076.html whoa #TPA #TPP

Humanitarians split on Obama’s trade agenda: #TPP - http://www.humanosphere.org/world-politics/2015/05/humanitarians-split-over-obamas-trade-agenda-trans-pacific-partnership/ any of them supporting it clearly don't understand it


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