July 21 — Aloha from Maui, where the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations these next two weeks may decide the fate of access to medicines in the Pacific Rim. We have been preparing for this moment for five years. 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 our program’s work.
Thanks for coming to hear our indie rock quintet Notaries Public at Fort Reno! Our next show is August 7 at Treehouse Lounge in Washington. Details soon. 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.