Tuesday, 30 June 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150629 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2015/06/150629.html  yesterday's tweets as a single page

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is bad for #Australia - http://www.smh.com.au/comment/excluding-china-makes-flawed-transpacific-partnership-economic-folly-for-us-20150628-ghycvm people are waking up to #TPP's danger: not too late to stop it

#TPP - what we don't know may hurt us - http://www.smh.com.au/comment/tpp--what-we-dont-know-may-hurt-us-20150629-gi04s9.html good analysis of past trade agreement failures #AU

Urge Ecuador to Take Urgent Action to Stop the Catastrophic Levels of Shark Killings - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/261/025/125/ ban this butchery

#TPP ministerial meeting set for last week of July: source - http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/29/us-trade-tpp-idUSKCN0P92G820150629

#TPP debacle: don't expect this free trade agreement to live up to its name - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-29/verrender-dont-expect-ftas-to-live-up-to-their-name/6579408 more doubts and good analysis from #AU

#NZ Trade Minister: Anti-#TPP activists 'politically irrelevant' - https://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/trade-minister-anti-tpp-activists-politically-irrelevant-2015063009 staggering contempt for big swathes of public

Cinco cuestiones que las Pequeñas y Medianas Empresas deben plantearse sobre el #TTIP - http://attaccastello.blogspot.com.es/2015/06/cinco-cuestiones-que-las-pequenas-y.html good stuff (v @encovert)

EU plans to destroy #netneutrality by allowing Internet fast lanes - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2015/06/eu-plans-to-destroy-net-neutrality-by-allowing-internet-fast-lanes/ also allows zero-rating; but no open spectrum

Das Ende der Netzneutralität in EU - https://www.reimon.net/2015/06/30/das-ende-der-netzneutralitat-in-europa/ "Wir haben eine wichtige Schlacht verloren, aber noch nicht den ganzen Kampf"

"In den Verhandlungen konnte keine Partei eine Anwendung nennen, die diese Spezialdienste braucht und die es nicht jetzt schon gibt"

U.S. Chamber Works Globally to Fight Antismoking Measures - http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/01/business/international/us-chamber-works-globally-to-fight-antismoking-measures.html time to press decent companies to leave it...

#NetNeutrality: Trialogue betrayed European Parliament's vote - https://www.laquadrature.net/en/net-neutrality-trialogue-betrayed-european-parliaments-vote "Net Neutrality deserves more guarantees"

Ben Goldsmith: The Government has a duty to engage us all in #TTIP - http://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/ben-goldsmith-the-government-has-a-duty-to-engage-us-all-in-this-trade-deal-10354817.html good to see this coming from a Conservative

IMF: austerity measures would still leave #Greece with unsustainable debt - http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jun/30/greek-debt-troika-analysis-says-significant-concessions-still-needed well, quite #grexit

heroic UK couple who gave first aid to Tunisia victims - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/30/heroic-uk-couple-gave-first-aid-to-tunisia-victims-brian-harrison "It is what we trained for and it is what we do."

EU decides to both protect and undermine #netneutrality - http://accessnow.createsend1.com/t/ViewEmail/d/2CA5D3CE632A49AB it's a mess - a dangerous one; we must fix it

NSA -- Despite Claiming It Doesn't Engage In Economic Espionage -- Engaged In Economic Espionage - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150629/16134031494/nsa-despite-claiming-it-doesnt-engage-economic-espionage-engaged-economic-espionage.shtml look at that

remember: nations can never "win" an #ISDS case, they just don't lose them. it's a completely tilted playing-field

Brazil announces massive reforestation & renewable energy plan with US - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/30/brazil-us-reforestation-forests-renewable-energy welcome, but better not 2 burn it down first

#NetNeutrality: Europe Slips Into Reverse - http://webfoundation.org/2015/06/net-neutrality-europe-slips-into-reverse/ "our initial response is one of disappointment"; me too...

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