Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140504 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/140504.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD
Challenge to plain tobacco packaging is crucial test for trade rules - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/04/challenge-australian-tobacco-packaging-critical-test shameful this is even a question #ISDS
wow, Germany's @ARDde just ran a multi-minute segment on #TTIP that was very well-informed - kudos; DE Finance Minister repeated: no #ISDS
here's a link to @ARDde's excellent coverage of #TTIP - http://www.tagesschau.de/wirtschaft/ttip-michael-froman100.html analysis and interviews - great stuff #de #rp14
Protecting #NetNeutrality and the Open Internet - https://blog.mozilla.org/netpolicy/2014/05/05/protecting-net-neutrality-and-the-open-internet/ good to see #mozilla wading in here
good point by Sigmar Gabriel: democracy requires political decisions to be reversible: #ISDS blocks that, so is deeply anti-democratic #TTIP
The anti-localization agenda in #TTIP - http://www.iatp.org/documents/trading-away-localization-in-ttip "Trading away localization in TTIP"
interesting that Froman starts talking about the Regulatory Council that will allow businesses to kill regulations that would reduce profits
wow, I just cannot believe how Froman is re-writing history here - http://bmwi.de/DE/Mediathek/videos,did=636420.html what he says is just not true, time & again
"TTIP ist ein echter Ladenhüter. Brauchen wir nicht. Wollen wir nicht. Kaufen wir nicht." - http://blog.campact.de/2014/05/ttip-aktivisten-heizen-gabriel-froman-und-de-gucht-ein/
the great thing about De Gucht's pitch for #TTIP is that it is so utterly dull even his supporters must be groaning http://bmwi.de/DE/Mediathek/videos,did=636420.html
#ISDS threatens privacy and reform of copyright and patent law - http://justinvestment.org/2014/05/el-tratado-comercial-ue-ee-uu-se-negocia-en-un-falso-ambiente-de-aburrimiento-que-aleja-la-atencion-europea/ #TTIP
it's also such a giveaway that the car industry is wheeled out every time as the example of who would benefit: no other, Mr De Gucht? #TTIP
De Gucht: says #TTIP is more transparent than the totally untransparent ones in the past: setting a very low bar, there, mate...
De Gucht mention three consultations for TTIP - that weren't publicised anywhere - I never heard about it, nor did anyone
En Paca, la fronde anti Tafta s’organise - http://www.bilaterals.org/?en-paca-la-fronde-anti-tafta-s you ain't seen nothing yet, Mr De Gucht... #TTIP
De Gucht is certainly our secret weapon - he's is so awful when he gives speeches....maybe he's a mole #TTIP
We risk disaster if drugs giants don't invest in research - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/04/risk-disaster-drugs-giants-dont-invest-research & they won't because profits before people
Kerry Claims US Is On The 'Right Side Of History' When It Comes To Online Freedom And Transparency - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140502/11381727100/john-kerry-cant-find-high-ground-during-remarks-about-online-freedom-settles-claiming-government-is-right-side-history.shtml
Nigeria: Protestführerin gegen Mädchenkidnapping verhaftet - http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/nigeria-goodluck-jonathans-frau-laesst-kidnapping-protestler-verhaften-a-967592.html incredible...
Accord de libre échange UE – Canada : Nouvelles menaces sur les semences - http://www.bilaterals.org/?accord-de-libre-echange-ue-canada-25035 seeds under threat from #CETA
De Gucht says we can't have transparency in #TTIP because...there's never been transparency previously - how pathetic can you get?
Froman of course has no answer as to why he can't work more transparently - ignores issues of publishing tabled documents... #TTIP
Froman says people will have "ample opportunity" to comment on #TTIP - but only when nothing can be changed...
important: Froman points out #CETA has #ISDS, so says #TTIP should have it too. means ISDS must come out of CETA as well...
and the reason CETA has ISDS is that we didn't know what was in it, and people didn't understand the dangers of ISDS
Polio Spreading at Alarming Rates, WHO Declares - http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/06/health/world-health-organization-polio-health-emergency.html?hp&_r=0 sadly, looks like it's on its way back (v @carlzimmer)
Welcome to Britain, the new land of impunity - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/05/britain-land-of-impunity-fat-cats-politicians good analysis of shameful situation
Trading away localization in #TTIP [pdf] - http://www.iatp.org/files/2014_05_01_Localization_KHK.pdf analysis of important leak concerning corporate attack on localisation