Posts by suzannemills

Business Euro crisis, playing for keeps

Euro 2008. The boys of Spain beat Germany one-nil, and were crowned new champions of the old continent. What a game! What a fete! Must have been the last spring Madrid felt like Madrid. Triumph…

African-American Those “Good Times” by Suzanne Mills

From my twenty-something old neighbour, a decided double take. “Disco?” I flashed him a syrupy smile, and cooed: “Yes, honey, it´s Donna Summer on the radio, well on Spotify. When Kanye, Eminem, David Guetta and…

Business solid gold by Suzanne Mills

Diamonds, allegedly forever, may once upon a time have been dubbed a girl’s best friend but in the dog days of the Great Recession, gold and silver are proving an ordinary woman’s equally dependable and…

Movies so help me

The Hollywood award season in full bloom, I considered giving last summer´s blockbuster, The Help, nominated in several categories by the experts and critics, a second chance to win me over. The period drama had…

Geopolitics Life in E minor

Mornings in Europe aren´t what they used to be. Our waking thoughts used to flit to contemplations of aromatic continental breakfasts, but now on the old continent, the break of day brings preoccupations about jobs,…

African-American AMERICA´S TRUE COLOURS?

by Suzanne Mills When Barack Obama won the 2008 election, I was living in Madrid, having moved there six months before from the Caribbean. The mood in the Spanish capital the day after his victory…

Civil Liberties David Cameron´s multiple morality disorder

By blaming the English riots not on poverty, unraveling race relations, government´s austerity measures, the global crisis, but on the perverse and criminal behavior of some English people, British Prime Minister David Cameron is arguing…

Geopolitics why mark duggan

The British riots may have been ignited by the police killing of a young black man, but Mark Duggan’s death has become almost insignificant. Why has this particular shooting moved youths and adults of all…

Geopolitics norway´s way

In possession of no greater than a scintilla of evidence, news casters rushed in where angels fear to tread and blamed Muslim hardliners for the terrorist attacks in Norway. It was all speculation. Their reasoning:…