Saturday, 18 April 2015

150417


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150416 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2015/04/150416.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

US Trade Authority Bill Faces Broad Congressional, Public Opposition; Does Not Bode Well for TPP Negotiations - https://www.citizen.org/documents/press-release-fast-track-international-april-2015.pdf #TPP

Fast Track Bill Ignores Lessons of Financial Crisis - http://www.ips-dc.org/fast-track-bill-ignores-lessons-of-financial-crisis/ bad in every way #FTA #TPP #TTIP

Obama’s Fast Track Bill a last-ditch move to rescue #TPP - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1504/S00149/obamas-fast-track-bill-a-last-ditch-move-to-rescue-tppa.htm smell the panic #TPA #TTIP

Crack Down On The Illegal Hunting Of Birds Throughout Europe! - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/206/194/838/ totally unacceptable;@EU_Commission must act

Gao Yu and Document No 9: China jails journalist for leaking state secrets - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/17/gao-yu-and-document-no-9-china-jails-journalist-for-leaking-state-secrets awful news, bad portent for #china


The #ArmenianGenocide – the Guardian briefing - http://www.theguardian.com/news/2015/apr/16/the-armenian-genocide-the-guardian-briefing good backgrounder on terrible events a century ago

Farming must not become #TTIP ‘bargaining chip’, say MEPs - http://www.fwi.co.uk/business/farming-must-not-become-ttip-bargaining-chip-says-meps.htm but it will - one of the main ones, too (v @TTIPBeware)

Important new leak of EU #TTIP offer & demands - https://www.reimon.net/2015/04/17/ttipleaks-runde-9/  Was die Kommission anbietet und fordert

new #TTIP leak: US wants at least what's in #CETA - https://www.reimon.net/2015/04/17/ttipleaks-runde-9/ which means we must stop CETA too

"das “window of opportunity” für einen zügigen #TTIP-Abschluss immer kleiner werde" - https://www.reimon.net/2015/04/17/ttipleaks-runde-9/ yup

"Ein von den US gefordertes hohes Ambitionsniveau im Agrarbereich erfordere ein hohes US-Ambitionsniveau bei öffentlichen Beschaffungen"

"die Verwendung von Negativlisten zur Liberalisierung der Dienstleistungsmärkte aus BEL-Sicht schwierig sei." #belgium #TTIP

NB: "HUN informierte, dass es #ISDS in #TTIP nach wie vor nicht als notwendig erachte" - go, #Hungary....

NB: "#TTIP betreffe vielmehr “data flows with full respect of our legal regimes”. why EU must have strong data protection

"unter dem [US] Begriff “modern agricultural technologies” auch heikle gentechnisch veränderte Organismen (GVOs) subsumiert werden." #GMOs

#TTIP: "seien auf US-Seite auch noch keinerlei praktische Maßnahmen zur Einrichtung des Leseraums getroffen worden." #transparency #not

EU "informierte, dass man sich auf US-Seite auch nachdrücklich für Leseräume innerhalb der Regierungen der EU-MS einsetze." #TTIP

If Virginia Elections Weren't Hacked, It's Only Because No One Tried - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150416/14425230677/if-virginia-elections-werent-hacked-only-because-no-one-tried.shtml further hints you just can't trust e-voting

Digital Rights are Human Rights - http://projects21.com/2015/04/15/digital-rights-are-human-rights/ nice review of what's been happening in this area


Cameron warns of Labour-SNP 'coalition of chaos' - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/apr/17/david-cameron-labour-snp-coalition-of-chaos perhaps it's just me, but seems incredible vague attack...

"even if #ISDS is passed [now] balance of power may still change before end of negotiations - http://www.votewatch.eu/blog/what-will-eu-parliamentarians-vote-on-ttip/ yup: just like #ACTA

TV Companies Will Sue #VPN Providers “In Days” - https://torrentfreak.com/tv-companies-will-sue-vpn-providers-in-days-150417/ copyright maximalists really want to destroy privacy on the Net

A global day of action against rigged trade agreements - http://www.equaltimes.org/a-global-day-of-action-against do join in - should be fun... #TTIP #CETA #ISDS #A18DoA

#TPP is great for elites. Is it good for anyone else? - https://www.vox.com/2015/4/17/8438995/why-obamas-new-trade-deal-is-so-controversial good analysis

important: the investigative website correctiv.org has launched a #TTIP research project - https://correctiv.org/recherchen/ttip/ just the facts

Wall Street Journal Suggests Snowden Gave China Its 'Great Cannon' Software... Based On Pure Random Speculation - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150416/06575630674/wall-street-journal-suggests-snowden-gave-china-great-cannon-software-based-pure-random-speculation.shtml

Escaped zebras chased through #Brussels by police - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/17/zebras-escaped-brussels-police-belgium "from a ranch in the Belgian capital" huh?

Dodd's Email Reveals What MPAA Really Thinks Of Fair Use: 'Extremely Controversial' - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150416/17252230680/chris-dodds-email-reveals-what-mpaa-really-thinks-fair-use-extremely-controversial.shtml tell us what you really think

Research funded by drug companies says drug-funding agency Pharmac should reveal what drugs are on its waiting list - http://home.nzcity.co.nz/news/article.aspx?id=205293

Obama’s new trade deal represents massive executive overreach - http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/239155-obamas-new-trade-deal-represents-massive-executive and how #TPP

The puck stops here - https://secure.canadians.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1899&ea.campaign.id=37856&ea.url.id=388670 "tell Europe to send corporate lawsuits to the penalty box" #CETA

The Error of Fast Tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement - https://freedom-to-tinker.com/blog/davelevine/the-error-of-fast-tracking-the-trans-pacific-partnership-agreement/ … failing to learn from #ACTA


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