March 25 — An excellent column in Financial Times today reflects several years of our work with partners. Proposals for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal would bolster the giant pharmaceutical industry and Hollywood at the expense of the rest of us. Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and I have an op-ed in The Hill about how the deal risks lives in developing countries while undermining pledges to reduce cancer drug costs here in the United States. Read also my recent letter in The New York Times on how Americans can curb exploding medicine costs.
Help us build the no user-fees Borbor Pain Charity School of Hope with Foday Mansaray and the stone mining kids of Adonkia, Sierra Leone.
Join Notaries Public for our next show Saturday, April 11 at Velvet Lounge in Washington, DC. Our songs “Star Field Below” and “Meet Me in the Middle” are available for download on Bandcamp.
A Spanish-language interview with ANEPI, a news service of Ecuador’s public agencies, about a national policy on patents and access to medicines which we helped develop.
Our indie rock quintet Notaries Public will play Velvet Lounge, in Washington DC’s U Street corridor, on Saturday, April 11. Details soon.
Representative Jan Schakowsky (Democrat of Illinois) and I have an op-ed in The Hill about how U.S. government proposals in closed international trade negotiations are risking lives in developing countries, while undermining pledges to reduce cancer drug costs here in … Continue reading
In Sierra Leone, state collapse and resource shortages mean that many students cannot attend school unless their parents can afford the user fees. In the town of Adonkia, children bare the scars of working stone mines instead. A man named … Continue reading