March 08, 2017
Happy Women's Day 2017
Skip the beeps !!! 10 seconds
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.
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 transform the regional electric GRID and knit it together into an electric GRID for UNASUR (UNASUR-GRID)
March 04, 2016
TV Interview on living in Argentina
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.
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.
October 09, 2014
All hands on deck; this planet's on fire
September 23, 2014
Disruption Sept 21st 2014 and beyond
September 12, 2014
EUROPE on the BRINK Debt Crisis and Dissent in the European Periphery
July 18, 2014
From Financial crisis to a crisis of Legitimacy; Europe on the Brink
“This book is a thoughtful reflection on the way in which policies of monetary constipation have created the worst crisis in Europe since the 1930s, and the way in which that crisis has created crises of democracy and political economy in Europe. The agenda for the renewal of that democracy and political economy starts with this book and its young authors.”
(Professor Jan Toporowski, SOAS, University of London)
July 17, 2014
My London Book Launch
In the London N1 area? Don't forget to swing by our open house from 6pm for drinks, nibbles & 'Europe on the Brink' http://t.co/ZgfKmxPzt9— Zed Books (@ZedBooks) July 17, 2014