Thursday, 6 November 2014

141106


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141105 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2014/11/141105.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page


Now In Charge Of Congress, GOP Plans To Give Up Its Own Constitutional Powers To The Obama Administration - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141105/16134829060/now-charge-congress-gop-plans-to-give-up-its-own-authority-to-democratic-administration-trade-agreements.shtml #TPP

Virunga film-makers ask viewers to join campaign against oil company Soco - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/05/virunga-film-makers-ask-viewers-to-join-campaign-against-oil-company-soco #Virunga is a jewel, & must be preserved

Luxembourg tax files: how tiny state rubber-stamped tax avoidance on an industrial scale - http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/nov/05/-sp-luxembourg-tax-files-tax-avoidance-industrial-scale the EU must act


USDA insider reveals how poultry inspection is pathetic and extremely dangerous - https://www.minds.com/blog/view/376854716035895296/usda-insider-reveals-how-poultry-inspection-is-pathetic-and-extremely-dangerous #TTIP would bring this food to EU

Chinese demand for ivory is devastating Tanzania's #elephant population - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/06/chinese-demand-for-ivory-is-devastating-tanzanias-elephant-population a world without wild elephants? act, #china

Chinese President’s Delegation Tied 2 Illegal Ivory Purchases During Africa Visit - http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com//2014/11/05/chinese-presidents-delegation-tied-to-illegal-ivory-purchases-during-africa-visit/ so proud, Mr Xi? (v @TeaWithCarl)

National pollinator strategy: for bees and other pollinators in England - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-pollinator-strategy-for-bees-and-other-pollinators-in-england I'd be interested to know what experts say

Microsoft Changes Tack, Making Office Suite Free on Mobile - http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/07/technology/microsoft-to-give-away-mobile-version-of-office-software.html #windows is next...

French Socialists push for recognition of Palestinian state - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/global-europe/french-socialist-push-recognition-palestinian-state-309821 another one: the dominoes are starting to fall

Planet formation around HL Tau, 450 light years from Earth - http://boingboing.net/2014/11/06/planet-formation-around-hl-tau.html if we can see them, somewhere, someone can see us

Popcorn Time Now “Impossible” to Shut Down - http://torrentfreak.com/popcorn-time-now-impossible-shut-141106/ try to kill it, it grows stronger...

Internetkriminalit√§t: BKA-Chef Ziercke kritisiert Datenschutz - http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/web/bka-chef-ziercke-kritisiert-datenschutz-a-1001359.html more attacks on privacy

Albanian Resources Online - http://languagehat.com/albanian-resources-online/ handy; must add #albanian to the list...

US: WIPO Plan 4 Higher GI Protection Sets “Deeply Troubling Precedent” - http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/11/06/us-wipo-plan-to-negotiate-higher-gi-protection-sets-deeply-troubling-precedent/ but I thought US loved more protection...?

Is new EU digi chief @GOettingerEU starting a war with his boss @Ansip_EU? http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/06/is_new_eu_digi_chief_oettinger_starting_a_war_of_words_with_his_boss/ whoa, what a way to start your new job

The courts should decide how much privacy we're entitled to - not #GCHQ - http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/the-courts-should-decide-how-much-privacy-were-entitled-to--not-gchq-9838882.html excellent post, key point (v @trevolafoam)


China, ASEAN to accelerate upgraded FTA negotiations - http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=251121 important move for #TPP

More Than 700,000 Tell Congress: Fast Track Is the Wrong Path - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ilana-solomon/more-than-700000-tell-con_b_6115350.html but will they listen...? #TPP #TTIP

Beijing, Washington locked in FTA race - http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/opinion/2014-11/06/content_18875024.htm interesting analysis #TPP

WATCH It's Our Future: why the #TPP should matter to you - http://boingboing.net/2014/11/06/its-our-future-why-the-tpp.html

Energy storage enjoys a breakthrough day - https://gigaom.com/2014/11/06/energy-storage-enjoys-a-breakthrough-day/ big numbers

Big Meat flexes its muscles - http://www.iatp.org/blog/201411/big-meat-flexes-its-muscles reality of #TPP & #TTIP: more massive factory farms, antibiotic abuse, animal suffering

Missing: 3 million News International emails - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/nov/06/news-international-3m-missing-emails gosh, how unfortunate, no?

Obama Heads to Asia Amid Growing Opposition to Fast Track for the #TPP - http://www.citizenstrade.org/ctc/blog/2014/11/06/obama-heads-asia-amid-growing-opposition-fast-track-tpp/

#ISDS A Reality Check - Working Paper - http://csis.org/publication/investor-state-dispute-settlement-reality-check-working-paper marshals arguments in favour - worth reading, but easy to demolish

Call for papers: TDM Special Issue on #CETA - http://www.transnational-dispute-management.com/news.asp?key=550 good to see


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