Several years’ work has brought us finally to the island of Maui. Twelve nations have sent ministers and delegations here to attempt to conclude negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The U.S. government, pressed by business lobbies and their election spending, will ask … Continue reading →
Our indie rock quintet Notaries Public will play Velvet Lounge, in Washington DC’s U Street corridor, on Saturday, April 11. In the words of Notaries guitarist Ben O’Donnell, you will want to be there when we break the wax seal and execute this rockument.
We’ll be supported by local singer-songwriters Eugene Fertelmeyster and Laurel Rose.
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 the United States. Read the op-ed here.
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 Foday Mansaray started a free school to help kids out of the mines. Foday calls it the Borbor Pain Charity School of Hope. We are helping him build it. Read more.
Families crouch around piles of small stones in the dusty hills of Adonkia, outside the West African city of Freetown. Each pile has been broken down from boulders lodged in the hills, which laborers extracted and cracked using fire and … Continue reading →
We square off with PhRMA, the trade group for the multinational pharmaceutical giants, in letters to The New York Times this week. At stake is treatment rationing, particularly for Hepatitis C. Will those who need treatment receive it?