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Ground Zero, Buenos Aires

29th November 2018 Tony Phillips 0

On the last day of November, 2018 the centre of the city of Buenos Aires was put on lock-down by the police, the military, and the secret services of twenty nations to protect their top government representatives; men and women […]

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Saint Patrick in Saigon

18th March 2011 Tony Phillips 1

Corporate city Vietnam, 2011: This “Patrick’s” day of ritualized alcohol consumption has long since become dissociated from the mythical man who gave this day his name. Patrick was a Roman Britain who wandered dangerously close to the edge of empire […]

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Bailout, Intervention and Political Collapse

26th November 2010 Tony Phillips 0

150 protestors shouting “Cowen, Cowen, Cowen, Out, Out, Out” pushed open the gates of Government Buildings in Dublin on Nov. 22nd after a ?100Bn.[1] bailout and IMF intervention the day before. Avoiding answering allegations of his own involvement, Brian Cowen, […]

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Speaking Truthiness to the Irish Times

19th November 2010 Tony Phillips 2

The Irish Times “Opinion” section has spoken. It welcomes the IMF to Ireland. Maybe the Irish Times should ask Latin America why they decided to pay back all of their debt to the IMF so as to kick their consultants […]

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When all is said and done in Carbon-hagen

16th December 2009 Tony Phillips 1

Wednesday December 16th, “Reclaim Power” day in Copenhagen, inside the Africans are shouting at the Ethiopians and outside the Climate Justice advocates are shouting at the COP who they accuse of being co-opted by corporate lobbyists. To a lobbyist climate […]

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Debt & the Dictators who love it

26th October 2007 Tony Phillips 0

Click “here” to listen in Spanish or to read in English how the latest Argentine dictatorship dragged their country into huge debt to enrich themselves, their friends and to enable foreign multinational expansion in Argentina.

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Oil and water in Argentina and Bolivia

21st April 2006 Tony Phillips 0

In Latin America, oil and water don?t mix. Or do they?
Latin American neighbors, Argentina and Bolivia have recently undertaken a re-nationalizing of their natural resources each their own way and for different reasons. This article compares the public-private struggles for oil and water resources in Argentina and in Bolivia.