Monthly Archives: December 2008

Bon Voyage Shane Sweeney

It’s been a bittersweet X-mas. An old friend, erstwhile hippie bon vivant / artist/musician/cosmic raconteur par excellence Shane Sweeney, finally passed away from liver cancer. Am on the road right now, so no pics yet. But here is a letter...
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Nat Geo Society trashes copyright

The sad outcome of the photographer Jerry Greenberg vs National Geographic Society case is really giving photographers the chills. Basically, although NGS was supposed to return the copyright of his extensive works with them after publication for initial use, they...
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picking up the pieces

Now the whole Suvarnabhumi thing is recent history, and last weekend the Democrat party managed to secure a majority alliance of MP’s that were formerly affiliated to Thaksin’s PPP.It was all suspiciously fast and easy. How doth the wind blow...
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IT’S OVER – FOR NOW….

Tuesday morning the 2nd December I went out to to the Supreme Administrative Court of Thailand, way out on the way to Don Mueang airport on the outskirts of Bangkok. Today was the much awaited verdict of the the Constitutional...
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Bangkok: Reds vs Yellows

Thailand’s airport authorities (AOT) are not amused. They have been losing around 50 million baht (about US$ 1.4 million) a day over the last four days, and the economic repercussions go much, much further. Yet strangely enough, they left the...
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