August 12 — “No issue caused more conflict in the debate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership than intellectual property and other protections for the U.S. pharmaceutical industry,” says The Washington Post. Five years’ work with partners in many countries helped block conclusion of a multinational negotiation in Hawaii last week that would have cost a great many lives. Read and watch more in The New York Times, at WikiLeaks, on Democracy Now! and Al-Jazeera, 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.
Notaries Public had a great show at Treehouse Lounge in Washington last Friday. Our lead guitarist Ben O’Donnell is leaving us for the west coast, and we are trying out new musicians. 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.