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September 8, 2014

Avaaz – non-profit warmongering

Filed under: Charity — tribalnetworks @ 4:11 am
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‘Activism’ and ‘human rights’ foundation Avaaz blames the Houla massacre on Assad and calls for foreign intervention. A peek into the background of Avaaz explains its pro-empire position, and who is really behind it.

Avaaz: Empire Propaganda Mill Masquerading as Grassroots Activism

Archived here: Avaaz_Empire_Propaganda_Mill_Masquerading_as_Grassroots_Activism.pdf


September 5, 2014

Trees Make Rain VI – Biologic Origin of Snowflakes and Raindrops

Filed under: Desertification,Reforestation — tribalnetworks @ 12:42 am
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In Trees Make Rain V we saw how trees enable microbes to put just the right kind of particles in the air to make it rain. It turns out that these are the most productive of all three known types of nucleating particles:

  1.  Meteor dust particles, which serve as ice nucleators mostly at temperatures colder than -15 degrees Celsius);
  2. Inorganic soil particles (mainly clays), which also serve as ice nucleators mostly at temperatures colder than -15 degrees Celsius; and
  3. Biological particles, which serve as ice nucleators temperatures as warm as, or warmer than, -5 degrees Celsius.

This is shown in detail in a paper called “The Biologic Origin of Snowflakes and Raindrops” by the Suburban Emergency Management Project.

The most active ice nucleators are biological in origin, declare Christner, et al. in their paper recently published in Science (February 29, 2008). (11) “This is important because the formation of ice in clouds is required for snow and most rainfall. Dust and soot particles can serve as ice nuclei, but biological ice nuclei are capable of catalyzing freezing at much warmer temperatures”, the researchers explain. (14) In other words, a mechanism exists whereby snowflakes and other precipitation can form when cloud temperatures in the troposphere are relatively warm.

Here’s the link,

and archived as a pdf: The_Biologic_Origin_of_Snowflakes_and_Raindrops

and here’s the referenced article (11): Ubiquity of Biological Ice Nucleators in Snowfall

August 31, 2014

Gates Foundation Promoting Corporate Takeover Of Global Agriculture

Filed under: Charity — tribalnetworks @ 12:56 pm
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(NaturalNews) After it was exposed that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the philanthropic brainchild of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, purchased 500,000 shares in Monsanto back in 2010 valued at more than $23 million, it became abundantly clear that this so-called benevolent charity is up to something other than eradicating disease and feeding the world’s poor. It turns out that the Gates family legacy has long been one of trying to dominate and control the world’s systems, including in the areas of technology, medicine, and now agriculture.

Read more in the full article at

Archived as pdf: Bill_Gates_Monsanto

Small farmers feed the world with less than a quarter of all farmland

Filed under: Uncategorized — tribalnetworks @ 2:08 am
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Last May, produced a revealing report.

“It is commonly heard today that small farmers produce most of the world’s food. But how many of us realise that they are doing this with less than a quarter of the world’s farmland, and that even this meagre share is shrinking fast? If small farmers continue to lose the very basis of their existence, the world will lose its capacity to feed itself.

“GRAIN took an in depth look at the data to see what is going on and the message is crystal clear. We need to urgently put land back in the hands of small farmers and make the struggle for agrarian reform central to the fight for better food systems.”

GRAIN is a small international non-profit organisation that works to support small farmers and social movements in their struggles for community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems

The report can be viewed on their site

Archiving the pdf version  grain-4929-hungry-for-land-small-farmers-feed-the-world-with-less-than-a-quarter-of-all-farmland

July 20, 2014

Malnutrition to Abundance – Chikukwa Project

Filed under: Charity,Development,Reforestation — tribalnetworks @ 12:08 am
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“Whereas most aid projects try to relieve poverty by helping people to make a cash income, this project’s primary focus is to help people to produce food for their own households.”

The Chikukwa project was initiated in 1991 when the spring which had served about 50 households in Chitekete village for their water supply dried up. This was the culmination of a growing crisis, caused by clearing of the original forest vegetation, combined with over grazing and cropping. Six neighbours tried digging for water. But with further rains, the spring silted up again. So they organized a one week permaculture design workshop. They invited five householders from each village, traditional leaders and representatives of youth and went on to set up a “permaculture club”.

With their newfound skills, the club began collecting seeds, establishing legume trees, orchards and vegetable plots, starting nurseries for fruit trees. Getting the help of other community members, they initiated working parties to fence off the springs and plant indigenous species, to plant woodlots and fence them, to put in contour bunds and swales.

Their successes led to the formation of similar permaculture clubs in all the six villages.

Much more in the pdf below, and at

chikukwa project (pdf)


July 19, 2014

Avaaz Global Ebay of Seeds

Filed under: Charity,Development — tribalnetworks @ 10:43 pm
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Already 56,000 people have pledged to support a global ‘internet seed swap’ initiative promoted by Avaaz,. Trouble is, the plans are deeply flawed, and have been developed without consultation with major seed saving groups worldwide. They also claimed the approval of the famous activist Vandana Shiva, but had to apologize when she said she didn’t approve of it!

Is Avaaz just another NGO trying to make a buck out of others’ misfortune, or is there something more sinister going on? You be the judge.

Read the full article

archived as pdf: Avaazs_Global_Ebay_of_Seeds

June 28, 2014

Red Cross Screws Donors And Victims Again

Filed under: Charity — tribalnetworks @ 10:52 am
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Whenever there is a tragedy, the American Red Cross revs up its fundraising machines. The public is inundated with slick television commercials and the money pours in. So much money that very often the American Red Cross receives 70% of ALL the donations made by the public to help the victims in any given high profile event.

Where does all that money go? Be prepared to be shocked. Here’s how bad it is:  The charity has hired a fancy law firm to fight a public request filed with New York state, arguing that information about its Sandy activities is a “trade secret.” Red Cross: “We’re not answering any questions about anything” – See more at:

Archived here as pdf.

June 14, 2014

Thai Coup Ushers in Organic Farming Initiative

Filed under: Development — tribalnetworks @ 1:02 pm
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Mainstream media would have us believe that a popular government has been ousted by the military. Whatever the truth may be, looking at what people do is more important than listening to what they say. Here’s an article by Tony Cartalucci which indicates that what’s happening in Thailand might offer hope for all who want to see the current dominators of the world defeated.and a return to common sense.

Archived here as pdf Thai_Coup_Ushers_in_Organic_Farming_Initiative



June 5, 2014

China Couple Turns Desert Into Oasis

Filed under: Reforestation — tribalnetworks @ 10:01 am

China View reporters visited a woman in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. She and her husband have dedicated themselves to planting trees and fighting desertification for nearly three decades.

June 3, 2014

U.K. Aid Used to Build Luxury Housing

Filed under: Development — tribalnetworks @ 11:32 pm
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An investment branch of the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) aid agency has come under fire for subsidizing Avance Ingenieros to build elite housing projects in El Salvador at the expense of the UK taxpayer, according to an investigation by the Guardian newspaper. This is not an accident or mistake, it’s policy.

See also British aid money invested in gated communities and shopping centres which shows that this is not an isolated case.

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