Neo-Colonialism in Colonial Mexico

7th December 2003 Tony Phillips 0

The central highlands (or altiplano) form the backbone of Mexico. In southern Mexico the isthmus is very narrow; from its peaks one can sometimes see both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The further north one travels, the drier and wider […]

Teotihuacan Pyramid

Teotihuacán, Mexico

1st December 2003 Tony Phillips 0

As the lightning flashes around the house here in San Miguel de Allende, I count the seconds before the thunder strikes; it’s coming closer. Another downpour in the dry season? Up here at 3000 Meters the Mexican Antiplano is a […]

Economics, the great conversion

19th October 2003 Tony Phillips 0

Having read Jim Stanford’s tongue in cheek twelve step piece: Confessions of a Recovering Economist one might like to feel that there is hope in American economic journalism but it is difficult not to remain in denial. Publications such as […]

September 11th

11th September 2003 Tony Phillips 0

I spent the evening of September 11th. at La Peña in Berkeley California. September 11th. 1973 was the date of the US backed coup which general Pinochet’s troops killed Chile’s elected president Salvador Allende in the national parliament building. Many […]

Dinar

Iraqi cell coverage; a farce in four parts

4th September 2003 Tony Phillips 1

Tenders for Iraqi mobile phone services are “… potentially among the most lucrative contracts to be offered in post war Iraq.” A special clause is added to the tender banning bids from companies with govt. ownership in excess of 10%. […]

Car of the Americas

15 Days of hell

28th August 2003 Tony Phillips 1

Having bought my very inexpensive car ($650.00) I took it on a test run and to the automobile association for a 50 point check-up. The car swayed a lot on the freeway, the engine was strong, the clutch seemed to […]

(c) SF-Citizen

The Money Game

1st August 2003 Tony Phillips 1

So I sell the cruiser for $6,500 and then buy the Montero for $600 from the city tow auctions here in San Francisco. So I’m up nearly six grand right? Well no not really … Then … – back registration […]

City Car

City Car, Car of the Americas

21st July 2003 Tony Phillips 1

Short-term Pain As a firm believer in form before function, sometimes, just sometimes it becomes necessary to take account of function and price. After six years driving the beautiful 1964 convertible Mercury Comet, I decided to free up some cash […]

Greg Palast

Greg Palast and balanced coverage on Chavez

30th June 2003 Tony Phillips 0

Last June, on Page One of the San Francisco Chronicle, an Associated Press photo of a mass of demonstrators carried the following caption: “TENS OF THOUSANDS OF VENEZUELANS OPPOSED TO PRESIDENT HUGO CHAVEZ…” The caption let us know this South […]