June 24 — This week’s razor-margin votes surrendering trade policy authority to the White House raise the stakes of my team’s access to medicines work. We have been preparing for this day for five years. If signed, the Trans-Pacific Partnership would inevitably harm public health. Yet the more harmful rules we can knock out, the more lives we can save — and we have defeated many such rules so far. Read and watch more in The New York Times, at WikiLeaks, on Democracy Now!, in The Wall Street Journal and The Hill and on our access program‘s web site.
Public Citizen recently published this short profile of me and our program’s work.
Our indie rock quintet Notaries Public has just been invited to play this summer’s Fort Reno concert series; the free live mainstay of Washington independent music. Tentative date: July 13. Stay tuned. Our songs “Star Field Below” and “Meet Me in the Middle” are available for download on Bandcamp.
Our no user-fees Sierra Leonean School of Hope has reopened its doors. Join Foday Mansaray and the stone mining kids of Adonkia as we put Ebola behind and provide education for all. See also this letter in The New York Times from my father, who served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Sierra Leone, critiquing the US government’s missed opportunities controlling the virus in West Africa.