Phillip Wagner

    Phllip Wagner writes and comments on Brazilian social issues.

    Phillip Wagner is the founder of The Rhythm of Hope in Brazil, which promotes and encourages support for social programs in Brazil, in addition to promoting a better general understanding of Brazil and Brazilian culture.

    Phillip is a volunteer Campaign Associate for Oakland, California based Nourish the New Brazil, which supports President Lula’s national zero hunger initiative, and a Volunteer Outreach Associate for Colorado Based Socially Conscious Coffee, which serves the unmet needs of coffee workers on 51 farms in northeastern Brazil.

    He is also the volunteer Bahia Program Development Director for the Rio based Iko Poran volunteer placement organization and a member of the advisory board for the Didá project. Phillip could use your support and encourages you to visit The Rhythm of Hope in Brazil website at http://www.iei.net/~pwagner/brazilhome.htm. He can be reached at pwagner@iei.net.

    The Ghost That Haunts Brazil

    Auguste Comte’s positivist ideas have shown their greatest impact in economic policy. Economic policy ...

    The Foolishness of Being Pro-American

    Any anti-American lie, in Brazil, even an absurd one, is immediately taken as pure ...

    According to the Music

    Since the beginning of the twentieth century Brazilian popular music has reflected the social ...

    The Collection

    Little by little Pedro started losing interest in watching the population  through the magic ...

    What’s Splitting the PT?

    It would be wise for Lula to try and push for the urgent reforms ...

    Carioca by Accident

    Brazil’s most respected weekly magazine says that I’m a Carioca. Let me be honest: ...

    Women’s Blues in Brazil

    Once again Brazilians are commemorating International Women’s Day. There isn’t that much to celebrate ...

    Romancing the IMF

    Brazilian Finance Minister, Antônio Palocci, the former Trotskyist,  is saying the right things. He ...

    The Pinga Triumvirate

    I ask the reader to bear in mind that I am dealing with the ...

    Lula as Pontius Pilate

    Colombia wants Brazil to classify the FARC as a terrorist group, freeze its bank ...