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Rewarding Israel for High Crimes Against Peace (tags)
Philippines’ Foreign Debt Payments Dwarf Relief Aid After Typhoon Haiyan (tags)
More than a month after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, the country has paid approximately $900 million in debt repayments—more than twice as much as it’s received in pledged aid from countries around the world to support the recovery effort.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT FOR EVERYONE (tags)
KPFK FUND DRIVE BREAKDOWN FOR THURSDAY-3-3-2011
Washington Asserts Colonial-Style Control of Haiti at UN Donors’ Conference (tags)
"A Washington Post blog on Thursday noted: “Despite universal lip service about the necessity of Haitians taking ownership of their rebuilding, no one was really fooled. Hillary Clinton, as US secretary of state, was co-chair of the conference... Bill Clinton—the “United Nations special envoy for Haiti”—will be calling the shots in the near term in conjunction with Haiti’s prime minister as to the strategy, coordination and direction of that international aid. Can you say, ‘Mr. Viceroy?’” Of the $5.3 billion in short-term aid pledged at the conference, the US accounted for only $1.15 billion, less than the $1.7 billion pledged by the European Union and even less than Venezuela’s pledge of $1.3 billion. The US pledge to help a country whose devastation is largely the result of over a century of American imperialist domination, including repeated military occupations, is a tiny fraction of the amount allocated to bail out Wall Street."
THE SOUTH CENTRAL FARMERS STAND UP TO EVICTION. JOAN BAEZ TREE SITS. (tags)
Tuesday: 2:20pm Joan Baez, Julia Butterfly Hill, and John Quickley have climbed into the biggest Walnut tree at the farm and have pledged to hold a sit in the tree and support the farmers against an eviction.
Green Party Hosts South Central Farmers Presentation (tags)
Tonight the Santa Monica Greens hosted a presentation and fundraiser for the South Central Farm. A short video about the farm was shown.
If god exists, then god is responsible. (tags)
We must recognise, and soon, that our belief in a divine, omnipotent and masterful ‘god’ is insulting to the magnificence of our species.