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March 20, 2015

Who Benefits From GM Crops?

Filed under: Development — tribalnetworks @ 1:49 am
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Short answer, big agriculture, big business and little Bill. Bill Gates along with Monsanto are using their US government to force GM crops on Africa, says a report by FoE International. Small farmers will suffer, even more than they are under the current alleged aid and development projects.

In their press release, FoE says:

“South African farmers have more than 16 years’ experience cultivating GM maize, soya and cotton, but the promise that GM crops would address food security has not been fulfilled. Indeed, South Africa’s food security is reportedly declining with almost half the nation currently categorised as food insecure even though South Africa exports maize,” said Haidee Swanby from the African Centre for Biosafety.

“The South African experience confirms that GM crops can only bring financial benefits for a small number of well-resourced farmers. The vast majority of African farmers are small farmers who cannot afford to adopt expensive crops which need polluting inputs such as synthetic fertilisers and chemicals to perform effectively,” she added.
[strange usage of “effectively” there, maybe she knows what they’re really for!]

…According to the final declaration of the Forum for Food Sovereignty, …”Food sovereignty is the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems. It puts those who produce, distribute and consume food at the heart of food systems and policies rather than the demands of markets and corporations.”

Their press release is on their website (link) and archived [US force feeds GM crops] as a pdf
The report is also on their site (link) and archived [Who-benefits-report-2015] as a pdf

What Would You Do?

Filed under: Uncategorized — tribalnetworks @ 1:14 am
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What would you do if you
Knew all the things we knew?
Would you stand up for truth?
Or would you turn away too?

And then what if you saw
All of the things that’s wrong?
Would you stand tall and strong?
Or would you turn and walk away?

-Paris 2003

March 4, 2015

Because, Shut-Up!

Filed under: Charity — tribalnetworks @ 1:33 am
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Originally posted on Fallacy Hunt:

Ok, it’s not really a fallacy but…

If you’re big enough and shout “Shut Up!” loud enough, or threateningly enough sometimes you’ll find some spineless moneygrubbers who will accept it as a valid argument. Sad, greedy people who only care about money are a good target. This is what happened to IrishCentral.com back in February 2014 when they published an article about the obscene “compenstaion” that charity bosses get, and mentioned Rehab CEO Angela Kerins. They described how people in Ireland who know about it are sickened by this abuse of charity money.

Instead of providing an argument–for example showing how this salary was justified, or at least showing how IrishCentral’s article was wrong, they chose the SHUT-UP! argument instead, writing to their service provider and suggesting they might become embroiled in a potential court case. The mercenary cowards of course immediately took the page down. This is what happens to people…

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February 11, 2015

The Great British Charity Rake-off

Filed under: Charity — tribalnetworks @ 5:35 pm
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A Mail Online article, “The Great British rake-off… what really happens to the billions YOU donate to charity: Fat cat pay, appalling waste and hidden agendas” was published last November. It goes into some depth about how wasteful many charities are. Exposing how much money is spent on advertising, administration and so on, it details David Craig’s new book: The Great Charity Scandal, which he says “is not an attack on charity, but an attack on charities that put their own interests first”.

Well worth reading, here it is on the Mail Online website,

and archived as pdf: The Great British rake-off.

January 13, 2015

Amnesty International Try to Overthrow Eritrea Government.

The government and people of Eritrea refuse to play the role of victim that Western governments and aid corporations want them to. Eritrea is refusing “aid” with all its strings, and attempting to build self-reliance. It’s not going along with the bankers’ plans. (See 21 Years And Counting: Eritrea’s Independent Path Towards Sustainable Development, Peace & Cooperation for more on this). You may think that the role of organizations like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch is philanthropy, or campaigning to improve people’s lives. Getting money from corrupt governments to do their dirty work isn’t something many people think should be on their agendas, but that’s what happens.

Strong evidence is now emerging that these two organizations have been trying to destabilize Eritrea. See
Amnesty International to Instigate Regime Change in Eritrea for more, and follow the links at the end for some background.

Articles archived as pdf:
Amnesty_International_To_Instigate_Regime_Change_In_Eritrea
All_Eyes_on_Little_Eritrea__Prime_US_Target_of_Demonization_amp_Destabilization

 

January 8, 2015

Why Rockefellers Aim at Destroying Farmers Worldwide.

William Engdahl has published an in-depth article about the Rockerfellers’ agribusiness revolution and the devastating impact it has had on our health, our food and the lives of farmers worldwide. Read it at journal-neo.org.

Here’s an interview he did for Red Ice Radio (doesn’t cover everything in the article):

Article archived as pdf here: why-rockefellers-aim-at-destroying-farmers-worldwide

December 3, 2014

Red Cross Scam Exposed by Pro Publica

Filed under: Charity — tribalnetworks @ 9:59 am
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(NaturalNews) A pair of massive, once-in-a-generation storms lambasted regions of the U.S., leaving in their wake destruction, some death and havoc. Hundreds of thousands of people were without food, shelter and power, many for weeks on end. But Americans responded like they always do after such disasters, whether they occur on home soil or abroad: They opened up their pocketbooks and donated to charities ostensibly aimed at helping victims.

In particular, according to a recent investigative report by ProPublica and National Public Radio, Americans sent the Red Cross hundreds of millions of dollars because they believed that their donations would be well used to relieve the suffering of victims pounded by Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Isaac.

It didn’t happen. Per the report:

The Red Cross botched key elements of its mission after Sandy and Isaac, leaving behind a trail of unmet needs and acrimony, according to an investigation…. The charity’s shortcomings were detailed in confidential reports and internal emails, as well as accounts from current and former disaster relief specialists.

In addition, the investigation found that Red Cross officials in the nation’s capital deepened the charity’s incoherent response by “diverting assets for public relations purposes,” according to this internal Red Cross report. Furthermore, the distribution of relief supplies was “politically driven.”

Red Cross supervisors during Isaac directed dozens of trucks that are most commonly used to deliver aid to be driven around mostly empty, “just to be seen,” according to one of the drivers, Jim Dunham. “We were sent way down on the Gulf with nothing to give,” Dunham told investigative reporters. In many ways, he added, the Red Cross’s relief effort was “worse than the storm.”

Much more in the full article, and subsequent links: http://www.naturalnews.com/047863_Red_Cross_charities_Superstorm_Sandy.html
Archived as pdf: Red_Cross_exposed_scam_by_ProPublica

November 29, 2014

Save the corporations… I mean children

Filed under: Charity — tribalnetworks @ 12:47 pm
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When Save the Children chose to bestow the Global Legacy Award on Tony Blair, the charity inadvertently revealed the dark underbelly of NGO activity.

When Tony Blair received the Global Legacy Award last week from Save the Children, an organization dedicated to “transforming children’s lives,” it seemed like a bad joke to many people. This, after all, was a man who had been willing to use fabricated evidence to launch an illegal war against Iraq during his time as Britain’s Prime Minister, a conflict that irrevocably “transformed” the lives of thousands of children by killing them. These days Blair is advising the new military regime in Egypt and doing a sideline in Saudi oil kickbacks. We don’t hear too much about children in either of those countries, but I’m willing to bet that living under military or aristocratic dictatorship isn’t too good for the little mites, especially when, as is the case with Saudi Arabia, child marriage is nothing unusual.

More in the full article at RT.com
Saved as pdf here: Save_the_corporationsI_mean_children

November 19, 2014

Masai Evicted for Dubai “Royals” Playground

Filed under: General — tribalnetworks @ 12:13 pm
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Around 40,000 Masai people living in part of Tanzania bordering the Serengeti national park are to be evicted to make way for a playground for a foreign “royal” family. Dubai, a city built by slaves and ruled by a bunch of decadent despots, has a lot of poverty, but also some of the richest people in the world live or operate from there. They want a place to play at being hunters, and the Masai land is ideal for them.

See more in this RT article.

It may be difficult to believe that anyone would have the sheer arrogance to evict 40,000 people from their homeland just for entertainment, but if you look into the Dubai Royals, and how their pleasure dome has been built, you’ll start to understand.

David Lindsay: The Truth About Dubai
Modern day slavery: Behind the glitz and glamour of Dubai
Amnesty slams UAE as ‘deeply repressive state beneath facade of glamour’

November 18, 2014

Western NGO workers live luxuriously while Ebola orphans left to fend for themselves in Liberia

Filed under: Charity — tribalnetworks @ 7:18 pm
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Western aid agencies areusing the plight of Africa’s Ebola orphans to fund a lavish lifestyle in $800-a-night hotels and leaving the children to fend for themselves, according to Liberia’s development chief.

Children who were forced to watch their parents die and were then shunned by their community are being ignored while useless facilities are being built, according to Julia Duncan-Cassell, Liberia’s minister in charge of saving the orphans.

She accused the agencies of handing out $235 daily allowances that are higher than her salary – and that the money invested is wasted on expensive hotels and driving around in big cars.

Meanwhile thousands of orphans have been abandoned to the care of neighbours and relatives who are struggling to find money and food to support them.

Much more in the full article: mailonline.co.uk
Archived as pdf here: NGO_workers_exploit_Ebola_orphans

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