March 08, 2017

Happy Women's Day 2017

Skip the beeps !!! 10 seconds

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March 07, 2017

Art in Dublin City Activism

This March 2017 article is on the use of creativity and occupation to level the housing playing field between Dublin's rich and her poor. Click on the image below to view published original.

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May 14, 2016

UNASUR-GRID: Financing Sustainable Energy Sovereignty with the Bank of the South

This is a new book chapter of mine on the use of local finance in South America to integrate national electrical grids into a UNASUR regional electric GRID which moves to 100% renewable inputs.

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March 04, 2016

TV Interview on living in Argentina

An interview with me as part of a set called "Why Here?" (why relocate to Buenos Aires? It is from a few years back, but after they aired it on TV it was put up on YouTube

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June 29, 2015

Greece; Deathplace of Democracy

The word Referendum comes from the Latin referre (to bring back) and demos is Greek for the people as a political unit; demos is the root of the word Democracy; so a referendum brings a decision back to the people. As representative democracies European States hold elections to choose their governments giving elected representatives a mandate to represent their political choices. The Greek people chose Syriza to represent them in the broken institutions of a European Union in crisis; the Greeks chose to end Austerity. If representatives can't make a political decision, because it is contrary to their mandate, the decision can be brought back to the demos in a referendum; or at least that is how things used to work.

Welcome to post-crisis EU democracy.

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January 20, 2015

Prosecutor Nisman Suicide?

O juremos con gloria morir ...
O juremos con gloria morir ...
Da-da da-da da-Daaaaaa …

The temperature of the October Argentine presidential elections just rose quite a few notches in this summertime heat in Buenos Aires. Alberto Nisman was the prosecutor for one of the largest murders in Argentina in the last two decades, when a small Renalt van crashed into the Mutual Israelite Association of Argentina (AMIA in Spanish) in 1994 with 275 kilos of explosives destroying the building and killing 85 victims and one suicide attacker and injuring more than 300 people inside. This attack may have been anti-semitic in nature and most probably anti-Israeli (as the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires was also attacked). Only a decade back, Nisman (also Jewish) was said to be on good terms with the presidential couple: former president Nestor Kirchner (RIP) and his widow, current president, Christina Fernandez de Kirchner. This relationship has since soured with the prosecutor Nisman accusing Christina Fernandez de Kirchner's government of whitewashing -- via what Nisman described as an "accord for the impunity” -- of certain persons accused of the AMIA attack, some of whom are now members of the Iranian government.

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October 09, 2014

All hands on deck; this planet's on fire

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September 23, 2014

Disruption Sept 21st 2014 and beyond

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