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COP28 Climate Summit Negotiations Focus on Commitments for Developing Countries to Adapt a (tags)
Most Developing Countries Spend More on Debt Service than on Addressing Country Climate Crisis Challenges
IMF Forecasts Lowest Growth in Decades as World Leaders Descend on Washington for Meetings (tags)
Debt Roundtable Meetings Attempt to Break Impasse on Debt Relief From China and Private Sector
Global Growth Remains Low Amidst Debt Concerns, War and Inflation, Says IMF (tags)
UN Climate Conference Agrees on Fund to Address Climate Change Impacts in Developing Count (tags)
COP27 Agreement Asserts Climate Change Results in High Debts and Development Failures
IMF Predicts Global Economy to Lose $4 Trillion (tags)
The global economy is more fragile noted IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva.
African Bishops Call for Debt Relief and Aid to Address Multiple Crises (tags)
G7 and African finance leaders should work together to remove the heavy burdens of debts in Africa, Catholic bishops and other faith leaders from the region said in Accra, Ghana, at the end of a two-day meeting.
Los Angeles Rent Relief, Deadline Tomorrow! (tags)
LA County and the City of LA have rental relief programs, and you need to apply to get it.
President Trump Authorizes Somalia Debt Relief (tags)
President Trump signed a year-end spending bill which authorizes the first phase of debt relief for Somalia.
Congress Passes Somalia Debt Relief (tags)
As part of the Federal government's year-end spending package or "minibus," Congress passed the first phase of debt relief for Somalia.
United Nations Calls for Mozambique Disaster Aid as Country Wrestles with Illegal Debt (tags)
Washington, DC - On Thursday, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for more relief aid to be sent to disaster-recovering Mozambique. The country is reeling from two devastating cyclones and wrestling with debts that Mozambique's high court calls illegal.
Congress Passes Disaster Relief for Puerto Rico, US States and Territories (tags)
After repeated blocks by Republicans in the House of Representatives, a disaster relief bill is finally on its way to be signed by President Trump.
Disaster Relief Fails to Pass House of Representatives for Third Time (tags)
The disaster relief bill with support for Puerto Rico fails for a third time. Eric Lecompte, Executive Director of Jubilee USA, responded.
Houses Passes Disaster Aid Package for Puerto Rico, US States and Territories (tags)
On Friday, the House of Representatives passed disaster relief legislation to benefit US States, Territories and municipalities recovering from wildfires, floods and hurricanes.
Senate Disaster Funding Fails Over Puerto Rico Aid Debate (tags)
On Monday the Senate failed to pass disaster relief funding to benefit Americans impacted by wildfires, hurricanes, flooding and other natural disasters. Republicans and Democrats clashed over recovery aid amounts for Puerto Rico and two separate proposals could not muster enough votes for passage.
President Trump: Hurricane Relief Should not Pay Puerto Rico Debt (tags)
According to a report from Axios, President Trump told advisers that additional hurricane relief monies should not be sent to Puerto Rico as the monies could be used to pay the island's debt.
OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center Celebrates 25 Years with the House of Hope Gala (tags)
Honorees include This Is US and Dan Fogelman, writer & creator, The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund and Edie Lutnick, President, and Jory Goldman & Family
New Student Loan Rule Sides with For-Profit Colleges (tags)
This week the US Department of Education proposed new student "borrower defense" rules.
Senate Bill offers Debt Relief for Puerto Rico (tags)
New Senate legislation offers additional options for Puerto Rico to cut its debt. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Ed Markey (D-MA) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) introduced the US Territorial Relief Act. If Congress passes the act, US Territories that experience natural disasters could qualify for debt relief.
G7 Hurricane Debt Relief Caribbean/Small Islands (tags)
“This is the first time that Finance and Development Ministers are meeting jointly at the G7 and they can promote solutions for when financial crises and humanitarian crises collide" note Eric LeCompte, Jubilee USA Network Executive Director.
UN Forum Wrestles with Economic Policies 10 Years After Financial Crisis Islands Call for (tags)
Officials from governments, the IMF, World Bank, the private sector and NGOs meet this week at the United Nations for the Financing for Development (FFD) Forum.
Caribbean Religious Leaders Call for Debt Relief in Face of Disasters (tags)
From Grenada to Saint Lucia, religious leaders are calling for processes to provide debt relief in the face of natural disasters.
New Law Provides Disaster Relief and Medicaid Funds for Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands (tags)
As the Sun rose over the Capitol, Congress voted for a bipartisan spending package to end a brief government shutdown.
Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands Disaster Relief Hangs on Senate Negotiations (tags)
Senate leaders say they are close to a budget deal to avert a government shutdown.
Government Shutdown Solutions Could Leave Out Disaster Aid for Puerto Rico (tags)
As the Senate and White House struggle to avert a government shutdown, US disaster victims from Puerto Rico to Texas worry a deal on relief and recovery aid will continue to be delayed.
Archbishop and Religious Groups Hold Puerto Rico Prayer Vigil at US Capitol (tags)
As Congress considers recovery and relief packages for hurricane-hit Puerto Rico, the island's Archbishop and national religious groups are holding a vigil in a Congressional office building on Wednesday.
Religious Groups Call for Aid and Debt Relief for Puerto Rico and Dominica (tags)
More than 130 faith communities across the United States are praying and acting for hurricane victims during religious services this weekend.
Caribbean Bishops and Development Groups Urge Debt Relief for Irma-Struck Islands (tags)
On behalf of Caribbean Catholic Bishops, Bishop Gabriel Malzaire called for islands dealing with Hurricane Irma to receive debt relief.
Importance Of Emergency Volunteers (tags)
in reality during times of great emergencies and disasters trained Volunteers become the most available and therefore the most important...
G7 Could Move Financing for Famine Relief, Says Religious Development Group (tags)
As G7 leaders continue to meet in Taormina, Italy, relief groups like Oxfam International are intensifying calls for aid monies to address famine.
Negotiators Struggle for Agreement on Debt and Tax Issues at UN Development Summit (tags)
A United Nations global development summit begins its fourth day of difficult negotiations in Nairobi, Kenya.
Philippines: Police shoot hungry protesters (tags)
On April 1, police opened fire on indigenous and rural poor protesters who were blocking the highway into Kidapawan in the landlocked province of Cotabato on the island of Mindanao, killing three protesters and injuring at least 116.
Mumia Denied Life-Saving Treatment (tags)
Puerto Rico’s Religious Leaders Call for Debt Relief and End to Austerity (tags)
Puerto Rico’s religious leaders called for debt relief in the face of the $72 billion financial crisis burdening the Caribbean US territory. At a press conference in San Juan, leaders of the principle religious groups laid out six principles to resolve the crisis.
IMF: Greek Debt Untenable (tags)
Pope Francis Calls for Global Bankruptcy Process (tags)
Pope Francis called for an international bankruptcy process in a news conference as he left Latin America on Monday. According to the Associated Press, when asked about the Greek debt crisis, Francis stated, "if a company can declare bankruptcy, why can't a country do so and we go to the aid of others?" Francis offered further comments noting that too many countries are struggling with high debts and he suggested a United Nations bankruptcy proposal could be the solution.
Greek Voters Reject Financing Plan (tags)
Article on recent election in Greece, concerning its debt.
Gov Mulls SB 277 (SATIRE) (tags)
I wrote this because in my analysis #SB277 is BMW granola mummies white privilege - they want the unwashed masses to vaccinate and exemptions for their own speshul snowflake kids. Note most Lation legislators voted YES.
Nepal Post Earthquake Aid Falls Short of Goals: No Debt Relief Pledged at Nepal Recovery C (tags)
This week's Nepal donor conference pledged $4.4 billion in aid to Nepal, short of the $6.6 billion Nepal requested for earthquake recovery. About half of the total financing is loans and half is grants. Nepal did not receive any pledges of debt relief while world leaders gathered in Kathmandu. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Thursday Nepal will not qualify for its new emergency debt relief trust fund. "The initial aid pledges are helpful and we can close the $2 billion gap quickly with debt relief," said Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of the religious development organization Jubilee USA Network. "One of the quickest ways that the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and governments can deliver rebuilding grants is by canceling debt." Nepal spends $600,000 a day paying its debt, or more than $35 million since the first April earthquake. The World Bank and the Asian Development Bank pledged a combined $1.1 billion in new concessional loans and grants. Nepal already owes the World Bank and Asian Development Bank approximately $3 billion. Although the World Bank has not announced plans for a debt relief fund, the IMF created the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust in the wake of the Ebola crisis and cancelled $100 million of West Africa's debt. IMF spokesperson Gerry Rice said Thursday Nepal met the first requirement for relief but that the earthquake did not cause enough total economic damage. Rice did not reference whether or not damage to Nepal's "productive capacity" pulled another trigger for the fund to release about $23 million in debt relief.
Nepal Conference Hopes to Raise $6.6 Billion in Post Earthquake Aid Debt Relief Could Be (tags)
Nepal Conference Hopes to Raise $6.6 Billion in Post Earthquake Aid Debt Relief Could Be Part of Nepal Recovery Plan
Devastated Nepal Daily Pays $600,000 on Debt (tags)
Nepal underwent another earthquake on May 12 amid recovery from the April 25 quake. It owes billions of dollars of debt to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the International Monetary Fund and foreign lenders. Anti-poverty organization Jubilee USA Network states that debt relief would aid Nepal's recovery efforts.
World Bank and IMF Announce $1.1 Billion in Debt Relief for Chad (tags)
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank announced $1.1 billion in debt relief for Chad. The money comes through the IMF and World Bank's two major debt relief programs: the Heavily Indebted Poor Country Initiative (HIPC) and the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative (MDRI). Chad is the 36th country to receive HIPC relief and the first since 2012. Chad is the fourth-least developed country in the world. More than half its population lives in poverty.
Aftershocks Pummel Highly Indebted Nepal: Poor Country Spends 217 Million Annually on Debt (tags)
As Nepal experiences aftershocks from Saturday's earthquake, it may find relief in the IMF's Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust, a fund that cancels the debt of poor countries in crisis.
World Bank Announces Package of Aid and Loans to Ebola-Affected Countries (tags)
The World Bank announces $650 million in new concessional loans and grants for Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone at the start of the Spring IMF and World Bank Meetings.
KPFK in fund drive, yet again , but in deeperin trouble (tags)
here is excerpt from more updated site ..re KPFK... see lots more there re Pacifica and it's conflictual perpetual state and the dangers therein... we want some reality- radio to be heard here in LA, not just brand-image presentations... to then beg for cash.. same as the usual commercial style replicated here too.
African Mayors Call for Debt Cancellation for Ebola-Stricken West Africa (tags)
G20 Moves Forward on Ebola Debt Relief Plan.
US Brings Jubilee Ebola Debt Relief Request to G20 (tags)
Treasury Secretary Lew Brings Jubilee USA Request for Debt Relief for Ebola-Stricken Countries to G20. US Seeks to Move IMF to Cancel $100 Million in Debt for Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.
Debt Payments Dwarf Reconstruction Aid on Philippine's Typhoon Haiyan Anniversary (tags)
Religious, Development and Environmental Groups Petition World Bank for Debt Relief
Banks and Investors Call for New Debt Rules In Wake of Argentina Hedge Fund Case (tags)
The International Capital Market Association (ICMA), a group of banks and investors, will call Friday for reforms aimed at preventing repeats of the Argentina/NML Capital debt dispute.
The US Occupy Movement - Since the Eviction from the Squares (tags)
Robert Ogman studied social theory at The New School in New York and was active in the alterglobalisation movement. Following the evictions of the Occupy encampments in late 2011, he met with and interviewed participants. Today he lives in Berlin.
On the death of Filipino Comedian-Activist Arvin “Tado” Jimenez (tags)
We mourn the untimely loss of an artist, comrade, and friend who had been one of standard-bearers of our party during the local elections in May last year.
Philippine Debt Repayments from Marcos Regime Overshadow Typhoon Relief Funds (tags)
Two weeks after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, the world has responded with astounding generosity, donating tens of millions of dollars to aid in the recovery effort--$37 million from the United States government alone. Unfortunately, since the typhoon struck on November 8th, the Philippines has spent more than $310 million paying off overseas debts, and it will spend a total of $6.7 billion this year alone. Some of those debts are from the corrupt and abusive regime of Ferdinand Marcos.
A Call for Donations to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines (tags)
Akbayan Partylist, through its #Akbayanihan Relief Drive, is again calling on the public for donations and volunteers to help the victims of super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).
Isle of Man Enacts Legislation to Outlaw Vulture Funds (tags)
This week, the Isle of Man passed legislation that would prevent vulture funds from exploiting the debts of some of the world’s poorest countries.
In the Blockade Trap (tags)
Barack Obama must stimulate the economy with state spending. The astonishing example of Europe could convince republicans who in the past blocked everything... The monetary policy of a central bank cannot replace fiscal policy,
Obama administration grants DACA relief to more than 50,000 undocumented immigrants (tags)
The Obama administration released updated statistics today that indicated that, as of yesterday, 53,273 undocumented youths have received relief under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Letter to Governor Jerry Brown from immigrant youth led groups across California (tags)
Governor Brown: Sign the TRUST Act! Don't sign a symbolic driver’s license bill.
PHILIPPINES: Appeal for Flood Victims (tags)
In scenes reminiscent of the large scale destruction wrought by Typhoon Ondoy (international name Ketsana) in late 2009 in which 400 died, torrential rains brought widespread flooding in the capital Metro Manila and nearby provinces. Almost a million people are affected and some 250,000 forced to evacuate, majority of whom are workers and poor, with 15 deaths already reported.
Stolen Haitian Relief Money (tags)
AN URGENT CALL: DONATE TO PEOPLE’S CORE STP-Relief Mindanao 2011 (tags)
An urgent call to all: Be generous this Christmas season, donate/give to STP Relief Drive for Mindanao 2011 and help the victims of the Mindanao flood victims, 2011. The ECPP NEWS reported today that the People's CORE , a 501 (C) 3 organization in Southern California announced Sagip-Tulong Pilipinas (STP) and is accepting now, cash or check only donations for Sagip- Tulong Pilipinas (STP)-Emergency Relief to Mindanao flood victims. Please send checks or cash: to People’s CORE, 1610 Beverly Blvd. Suite No. 2, Los Angeles, CA 90026. Pleasealso write in the memo: STP-Mindanao 2011.
Katrina five year anniversary; revisiting the good work of Rainbows and friends (tags)
This press release is from a year ago, the hurricane hit five years ago...and the Gulf Coast still needs help
Washington Orders Shahbaz Airbase Saved, not Pakistan's Flood Victims (tags)
Washington treating Pakistanis like Haitians
Leak Hampers BP Effort to Shut Off Well and Halt Spill (tags)
ABOARD THE RESOLUTE, 50 miles off Louisiana — BP stopped collecting oil from its runaway well on Wednesday afternoon, laying the groundwork for a critical test that could halt the rush of oil into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time since the disaster began three months ago. The test involves closing valves on a new tight-fitting cap to increase pressure in the well, so that BP can assess the rest of the well’s condition.
People's CORE Successfully Ends Relief and Fund Drive (tags)
People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment with co-organizer Alliance Philippines, Los Angeles, ended its relief and fund drive to help the victims of the back to back floods that deluged the Philippines in October-November, 2009. Final Report The campaign which was launched on September 21, 2009 ended on December 31, 2009. The Relief and Fund Drive in Southern California and the Bay Area received a total donation of $6,469.43. The financial aid and 174 “Balikbayan” boxes of used and brand new clothing, shoes, canned goods and medicines were sent to the Philippine-based non-profit organization, AKAP (Ang Kalusugan para sa Pinoy) for assistance to the flood victims.
AJLPP Wraps Up STP Relief Drive, 2009, Gains $12, 649.43 (tags)
The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) wrapped up its successful relief and fund drive to help the victims of the successive floods in the Philippines. The relief drive commenced on September 27, 2009 and ended in December 31, 2009. According to the AJLPP national secretariat based in Los Angeles the fund drive netted a total amount of $ 12, 649. 43 from voluntary contributions and 234 Balikbayan boxes send to two non-profit agencies in the Philippines. .
Haiti Disaster Relief Fund (tags)
Your gift now will help distribute relief supplies – including food, clean water, blankets, and tents to children and families impacted by the earthquake and aftershocks in Haiti.
174,000 still in Maguindanao evacuation centers (tags)
174,000 still in Maguindanao evacuation centers Philippine Daily Inquirer First Posted 00:15:00 12/22/2009 Filed Under: rebellion, Armed conflict, Evacuation(General) DATU PIANG, Maguindanao—Johana Maluba, 24, is not sure if she could be back to her home to give birth before the end of the month. The mother of four is one of the 174,370 persons or 38,874 families referred to by humanitarian agencies as internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Maguindanao. The IDPs are scattered around the 103 evacuation centers. They fled their homes when fighting between government soldiers and Moro Islamic Liberation Front forces broke out August last year. It was not clear, however, how many evacuated following the Nov. 23 massacre of 57 civilians, including 31 journalists, in Ampatuan town, allegedly led by Datu Unsay town Mayor Andal Ampatuan Jr. The incident led to the weeklong imposition of martial law in the province. Some of the evacuees, those who fled their homes in Shariff Aguak after the massacre, are living with relatives, while others have set up camps in nearby towns. For the evacuees, it is safer to be away from home. “I am afraid to go back to our own house because we might get caught in crossfire,” Maluba said as she waited in line for the relief goods being distributed by the Act for Peace, a humanitarian organization. Diosita Andot, chair of Act for Peace, said their main intervention for the Maguindanao evacuees remains focused on “early recovery and rehabilitation program.” She said several core shelters have been constructed for families whose houses were razed in last year’s fighting. Presidential Assistant for Mindanao Secretary Jesus Dureza, who also joined the distribution of relief assistance, tried to convince evacuees to go home. “It is now safe to go back to your own homes,” he told them. But Dureza said not all could be given a house and that the relief assistance “is just temporary and you cannot be given every day, so it’s a must that you go home and start making a living.” Lt. Gen. Raymundo Ferrer, chief of the Military’s Eastern Mindanao Command, assured the evacuees that the police and military would respect the ceasefire with the MILF. “We will work to restore your normal lives,” he said.
STP Typhoon Relief Operation Gains Support in Key US Cities, Relief Drive Extended (tags)
he Sagip Tulong sa Pilipinas (STP) campaign gained massive support among different communities in the US . As of October 16, organizers have collected and sorted out an equivalent of 170 boxes of clothing, canned goods, shoes, bottled water and other materials. This is on top of around 250 boxes that People’s CORE facilitated to send to the Philippines through another organization in LA. The GABNET Los Angeles has sent 52 Boxes to the GWP group in the Philippines. Pledges, cash and check donations totaled around $ 10,000—meant mainly to purchase medicines and supplies in the Philippines for medical missions. STP collection centers like DAMAYAN Migrant Workers in New York and People’s CORE in Los Angeles have been flooded with material donations and phone calls throughout the day from ordinary people who were willing to help in any way.
STP Typhoon Relief Operation Gains Support in Key US Cities, Relief Drive Extended (tags)
The Sagip Tulong sa Pilipinas (STP) campaign gained massive support among different communities in the US . As of October 16, organizers have collected and sorted out an equivalent of 170 boxes of clothing, canned goods, shoes, bottled water and other materials. This is on top of around 250 boxes that People’s CORE facilitated to send to the Philippines through another organization in LA. The GABNET Los Angeles has sent 52 Boxes to the GWP group in the Philippines. Pledges, cash and check donations totaled around $ 10,000—meant mainly to purchase medicines and supplies in the Philippines for medical missions. STP collection centers like DAMAYAN Migrant Workers in New York and People’s CORE in Los Angeles have been flooded with material donations and phone calls throughout the day from ordinary people who were willing to help in any way.
STP Relief and Fund Drive for Thypoon Victims Extended Until Dec. 31, 2009 (tags)
The Alliance-Philippines STP announced today that its relief campaign will continue until December 31, 2009. The relief drive for goods will continue in Los Angeles area while the monetary donations will go on in other parts of the United States. STP also announced that in the West Coast ,all monetary donations may be sent to: People's CORE, 1610 Beverly Blvd.; Ste. #2, Los Angeles CA, 90026. Checks may be made payable to "People's CORE" with "Typhoon Relief" written in the memo. Donations of $50 or more are tax-deductible.
PEOPLE’S CORE DISASTER RELIEF EFFORTS PROVE SUCCESSFUL (tags)
Congratulations to volunteers and community members who did an amazing job supporting the relief efforts for the campaigns Sagip-Tulong sa Pilipinas (STP) and Operation Metro Manila. Over 100 volunteers gathered to package relief items to be sent to the areas hardest hit by the floods in the Philippines. Students, activist, families, and community members organized by People’s CORE, Alliance Philippines, GABRIELA Network Los Angeles, KmB Pro-People Youth, Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), UCLA Samahang Pilipino, UCLA Kappa Psi Epsilon, CSULB Pilipino American Coalition, and Search to Involve Pilipino American (SIPA), collected and packed more than 400 bags of material donations for the Typhoon Ondoy victims at SIPA Hall in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles, on Saturday, October 3rd, 2009. Please visit our gallery videos to see a brief news coverage of Saturday's STP Donation Drive entitled "Sagip Tulong sa Pilipinas (STP), People's CORE, Alliance Philippines, Gab-Net and SIPA" or click this link to go there directly: www.peoplescore.net/video_gallery.php
Philippines: statements and solidarity calls after tropical storm Ondoy devastation (tags)
We are posting below statements and solidarity calls from Philippine left forces after typhoon Ondoy devastation. We shall add more as soon as we receive them.
PEOPLE’S CORE CO-SPONSORS DISASTER RELIEF FOR THE PHILIPPINES FLOOD VICTIMS (tags)
Typhoon Ondoy smashed ashore in the Philippines on Friday, September 25th, killing over 400 people in Manila's worst flooding in generations. More than 80 percent of Manila was under water Sunday. The Philippine authorities are still struggling to help the hundreds of thousands of people affected by the devastating floods of Typhoon Ondoy. Over 240 people have died and the death toll is rising. Thirty-eight people are still missing. Almost 2 million people have been affected by the flooding. More than 380, 000 have reportedly abandoned their homes. Over 450, 000 people have taken refuge in emergency evacuation centers. However, finding shelter has not alleviated the suffering. Food, sanitation, and medical supplies are low. Major relief efforts are underway, yet are not sufficient to support the people’s needs for long. More support is needed. It is our time to help. People’s CORE is a federally recognized non-profit organization locally based in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles (Federal Tax Id Number: 93-1216789). Working in partnership with four other non-profit and community-based organizations, AKAP (Ang Kalusugan para sa Pinoy, Inc.), AJLPP (Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines), KmB Pro-People Youth, and JFAV (Justice for Filipino American Veterans), People’s CORE launched Sagip Tulong sa Pilipinas (STP) Relief Drive on September 27th, 2009. The STP Relief Drive is collecting monetary and material donations such as clothes, shoes, medicines or non-perishable foods such as canned goods, to support the disaster relief efforts in the Philippines. This relief project will support food, sanitation, medical services and supplies for the victims of Typhoon Ondoy in the Philippines.
GMA’s Handling of Typhoon Ondoy is the Real Disaster (tags)
In response to the devastation of Typhoon Ondoy, members of the national Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) and the Filipino youth-based Daluyong Coordinating Committee are organizing Sagip-Tulong Sa Pilipinas (STP) Emergency Relief Fund Campaign. This campaign will raise material and monetary support for the typhoon victims and aims to raise $5,000 by Monday, October 5, and another $5,000 by Friday, October 16.
STP RELIEF DRIVE FOR THE PHILIPPINES (tags)
As many of you know already, and the media has circulated, Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) has submerge major parts of the Philippines. At this point, estimates from varying sources are 360 people have been killed, several thousand are still missing and hundreds of thousands have been displaced. News reports state that this is the worst rainfall the country has seen in 40 years. It was reported that Ondoy's total rainfall was 410mm, while Hurricane Katrina's was 380mm in New Orleans. Lack of an early warning system, and the low-levels of governmental support and action, are all issues that Americans can relate too. Alliance-Philippines, Kabataang maka-Bayan, the ANSWER Coalition alongside many other Pilipino organizations, have teamed up with PEOPLE"S CORE to collect the much needed material for the relief efforts. PEOPLE"S CORE teamed with ANG KALUSUGAN PARA SA PILIPINO (AKAP) in the Philippines will take a huge role in the organization of the relief efforts.
Philippines - Citizens’ Action is Best Response for Disaster (tags)
Saying that the country needs to unite in order to confront and address the calamities brought about by typhoon Ondoy, Akbayan Party-list Rep. Walden Bello on Monday asked every Filipino here in the Philippines and those overseas to summon their Bayanihan spirit and help the victims in any way possible.
SAGIP TULONG SA PILIPINAS RELIEF DRIVE, COLLECTION DAYS, SEPT.28-OCTOBER OCT.3 (tags)
Alliance-Philippines, Kabataang maka-Bayan, the ANSWER Coalition alongside many other Pilipino organizations, have teamed up with Search to Involve Pilipino to collect the much needed material for the relief efforts. The generous people at Team Pacquiao with there efforts titled "Operatin Metro Manila" will take a huge role in the organization of the relief efforts. Collection will happen through out the week at SIPA from 10am to 7pm. Below are the material we are collecting...
AJLPP LAUNCHES SAGIP TULONG SA PILIPINAS (STP) Relief Drive (tags)
The US –Arroyo Regime is guilty of criminal neglect. There are parallels between the hurricane Katrina and typhoon Ondoy specifically how the Philippine governments neglect the basic needs of the people while spending money for civil wars against the NPA and the Moros (MILF), foreign trips and personal profiteering. More than 25 provinces from Nothern Luzon to Bicol were affected by the floods. More than 400,00 people were homeless and hundreds are feared death. For cash and check donations please send it to: People'S CORE, 1610 Beverly Blvd. Suite No. 2 Los Angeles, CA 90026 or call (213) 241-0906 or check our website at peoplescore.net We will announce our drop-off points for material donations such as clothes, foot wears, medicines and others later.
THE TRUTH ABOUT DRUGS (tags)
There are solutions to the drug problem
Dissolve the UNRWA (tags)
In this difficult economic climate, as American citizens are seeking ways to cut costs, the U.S. government must consider ways to eliminate waste. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) is not only a wasteful expenditure but, unbeknownst to most U.S. taxpayers, this U.S.-funded agency serves as an incubator for Arab-Palestinian terrorists. In the 60 years of its existence, UNRWA has done little to rehabilitate and settle the Palestinian-Arab refugees and much to foster incitement, hate, and terror against Israel.
Chilean Letters (tags)
In politics, going from bad to worse because no one wants to say anything. And that still affects more than bad news.
Federal Lawsuit Filed Against Obama: Ineligible for the Presidency (Not Natural USA Born) (tags)
Philip J. Berg, Esquire, filed a lawsuit in Federal Court 8/21/08, Berg vs. Obama, Civil Action No. 08-cv-4083, seeking a Declaratory Judgment and an Injunction that Obama does not meet the qualifications to be President of the United States. Berg stated in his lawsuit that Senator Obama: Is not a natural-born citizen; and/or lost his citizenship when he was adopted in Indonesia; and/or has dual loyalties because of his citizenship with Kenya and Indonesia.
"A Crime against Humanity" (tags)
When you fill the tank of an ethanol car with 50 liters, you burn over 700 pounds of corn. A Zambian child could live a whole year from that. More regulation instead of more market access is vital for developing countries. A rebellion of conscience is needed.
Federal Tax Relief Package is Welfare for Billionaires (tags)
President Franklin Roosevelt introduced the New Deal that began to release the nation from the grips of the Great Depression. America is now in the Bush Recession, and to implement effective economic solutions it will be necessary to take a page from the socialists' book. One-time checks are not the answer, and the federal stimulus package is already doomed to failure.
Blackwater's California Wildfire Relief Efforts Backfire With Local Residents (tags)
While hundreds of thousands of citizens were fleeing Southern California's wildfires in October, Blackwater USA was charging back in. While the fires still burned, executives from the private security firm personally delivered food and supplies to displaced residents and eventually set up temporary housing. But don't accuse Blackwater of taking advantage of the disaster for the purposes of self-promotion. The company insists that it is just a friendly corporate citizen.
Blackwater ‘Fire Relief’ a PR Campaign to Win Hearts and Minds, Timed Influence Voters (tags)
s Blackwater ‘Fire Relief’ Part of Larger PR Campaign to Win Hearts and Minds and Timed to Influence Local Voters? Potrero Residents/Fire Victims Speak-Out in Wake of Up Coming Recall Election - Referendum Could Put End to Blackwater West Project– Deadline to Mail Ballots to Voters in Just Two Weeks Conflict of Interest Questions Raised as Mercenary VP Allowed Through Sheriff’s Blockade With Supplies While Community-Based Relief Efforts for Potrero and Immigrant Residents of Surrounding Area Were Thwarted or Delayed
OAKLAND CITY ATTORNEY SLAMS CRITICS OF LAWSUIT AGAINST OAKLAND HOUSING AUTHORITY (tags)
Critics of the recent lawsuit filed against the Oakland Housing Authority by the City of Oakland, are under attack from the City Attorney's office!
no medical pot for SoCa. Desert (tags)
medical marijuana dispensaries are outlawed
TALIB KWELI & THE PEOPLE'S HURRICANE RELIEF FUND TEAM UP THIS SUNDAY NOV. 26TH IN LA (tags)
Join nationally and internatioanally renowned hip hop artist Talib Kweli, the Peoples Hurrican Relief Fund, Change the Game, The Labor /Community Strategy Center & Strategic Actions for A Just Economy (SAJE) for a town hall and open mic on Hurricane Katrina Survivors Right to Return to New Orleans. Los Angeles, CA – On Sunday, November 26th, from 4 to 6 PM at SAJE 152 W 32nd st, Los Angeles, CA.
Sudanese interferring with aid to darfur (tags)
The top U.N. humanitarian official accused Sudan on Wednesday of deliberately hindering relief aid in Darfur, attacking villages and arming brutal militia to combat rebels and bandits.
Help Save South Central Farm (Los Angeles) and Create Global Humanitarian Relief (tags)
Here is the PLAN: http://ABC4All.net/plan.htm What can you do? Just go here: http://www.southcentralfarmers.com/ and there are a lot of actions you can take including calling the developer and requesting that he cooperate with this plan. He can be a hero!
LOUISIANA’S COASTAL TRIBES APPEAL FOR HELP (tags)
Four of Louisiana’s coastal Native American tribes issued an urgent appeal for support in the aftermath of Hurricane’s Katrina and Rita. Despite the buzz of recovery activity in New Orleans and on other parts of the Gulf coast, tribal leaders say they have been forgotten and their people continue to suffer.
"Neighbors helping Neighbords" Axis of Justice Food Not Bombs Katrina Relief Con (tags)
Neighbors helping Neighbords" Axis of Justice Riverside Food Not Bombs nationwide Katrina Relief concert!
Scientology: Wolves in volunteers' clothing (tags)
Scientology is preying on the victims of Katrina! please read and repost
Urgent Call for Relief: Guatemala (tags)
All over southern Mexico and Central American thousands have lost loved ones, homes and crops from Hurricane Stan's devastation. These communities may never recover.
"The People are Boiling with Rage" (tags)
Hurricane Katrina had blown the problems in GW Bush's face that he wanted to be rid of with churches and caritas. The chaotic emergency relief was also a consequence of a policy of state dismantling and deregulation
URGENT Relief Needed for Native American Communities in Louisiana (tags)
CALL FOR URGENT RELIEF ACTION Hurricane Relief Needed in Native American Communities of Southern Louisiana
Bush Administration in a Budget Dilemma (tags)
The continuation of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will lead to a doubling of the budget deficit in the next ten years..In 2006 the reduction or elimination of 150 federal programs is lined up.
Real Reports of Katrina Relief: Sept. 29th Rita Edition (tags)
Yesterday I drove to the Algiers Red Cross distribution point which is located in the southern section of the Algiers neighborhood near the middle-class white section of town. As soon as I walked in, I noticed a frowning young man in a khaki shirt and black hat with a sidearm and corporate logo prominently displayed.
The Deregulated Catastrophe (tags)
The gigantic relief machinery first started almost a week after the beginning of the catastrophe.. Hyper-modern America found it shockingly difficult to act in the emergency and provide the fastest relief to the despairing
Katrina: A Rorschach Test - (Send in the Clowns) (tags)
Hurricane Katrina -- Beware of disaster profiteers and peddlers of hate! (tags)
The Campaign to Stop Funding Hate urges donors to make an informed decision about how they want their contributions channeled and ask all those committed to broad values of secularism, pluralism and justice to oppose the forces that use the pretext of relief operations to further their sectarian agendas.
The real heroes and sheroes of New Orleans (tags)
Copied from Socialist Woker online.
New Orleans Support Rally (tags)
On Wednesday, September 7, in Westwood, Los Angeles, 95 people gathered at Westwood and Veteran to demand that the government implements a REAL relief plan for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The rally was organized by ANSWER LA.
First hand account -"Trapped in New Orleans" (tags)
Two eye witnesses give their account of police hostility and official indifference to Katrina victims.
Hurricane Katrina Mutual Aid Relief (tags)
Want to help out the people affected by Hurricane Katrina? Are you interested in supporting grassroots efforts to help people, instead of religious or corporate charities like the Starvation Army and the Red Cross?
Grassroots/Low-income/People of Color-led Relief Organizations (tags)
"Targeting donations for democratic rebuilding: relief efforts led by, and/or accountable to, low-income people, people of color and local people in NOLA and other affected areas."
BTL:Neoliberal Conditions Attached to G8 Debt Relief Plan for... (tags)
...Poor Nations Exacerbate Poverty ~ Interview with Bill Fletcher, president of Trans Africa Forum, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Gino Strada at Flor y Canto 3/19 (tags)
Dr. Gino Strada, internationally known war surgeon and founder of the Italian medical relief group EMERGENCY, will be reading and answering questions at Flor y Canto on Saturday, March 19th at 3:00.
Dr. Gino Strada in Los Angeles 3/12-19 (tags)
Dr. Gino Strada, a doctor on the front lines tells the raw truth about war.
TSUNAMI RELIEF BENEFIT SHOW FLYER! (tags)
Tsunami Relief Benefit Show @ Saddleback College Fri Feb 11! (tags)
Tsunami Relief Benefit Show @ Saddleback College Fri Feb 11! (tags)
Tsunami Relief Benefit Show @ Saddleback College Friday Feb 11 (tags)
Less than a Thousandth of Military Spending (tags)
The $350 million that Bush finally made available is embarrassing compared to the current arms budget of $401.7 billion. US relief for the catastrophe in Asia amounts to less than a thousandth of military spending.
CSFH Warns Against Hate Groups Exploiting Tsunami Crisis (tags)
Stay clear of sectarian groups such as India Development and Relief Fund (IDRF), Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS), Sewa International and Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America (VHPA).
Local Schools Join in Tsunami Relief (tags)
The Redeemer Baptist Elementary School has opened a Breakfast shop for the week of January 10th to the 14th All sales from the shop will be donated to the Red Cross Tsunami Relief fund
Washing Away the Lies about Disaster Relief (tags)
As the fervor dies down and the media stops their fanatical coverage of this event, moving on as they inevitably do to the next celebity basketball match or the next pentagon press release, what will happen to the tsunami victims?
Progress Donations Resources to the Asia Quake Relief (tags)
For the pasts several days, we had received several requests from different progress organizations to promote their humanitarian efforts in Asia, includes: Sri Lanka, India and Indonesia. Notes: The information provided here is often not verified by others, dishonest even scams involving donations are a problem in general. Please use information carefully and at your own risk
Donors Lead the Leaders (tags)
Bigshot assholes mug for the camera while people struggling for self-determination find themselves under the quiet heel of oppression, again. International sympathy might point to a hidden alliance between the common person in America, and the common person everywhere.
The Web: 'Tidal wave of generosity' online (tags)
Great story about how online contributions are integral to the tsunami relief effort.
Appeal: Emergency Donations to Asia Quake Victims! (tags)
I am appeal to you again in this holiday season, please give your helping hands by donate your money to support the Asian quake victims. So far there's 45 agencies accepting donations and/or sending emergency crews to the region, I prefer not to endorse anyone, so please read their descriptions and you decide which agency you want to donate (I will donate $50 to one of the following agency).
BTL:Israeli Raid on Rafah Refugee Camp Results in More than 50 Dead, and... (tags)
..Hundreds Homeless Interview with Maher Nasser, representative of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Aristide Kidnapping: Petition Seeks International Investigation (tags)
New petition seeks relief from International Court of Justice in Aristide Kidnapping and overthrow of democartically elected government of Haiti by US
Iranian Quake Relief Update & more (tags)
Lawsuit Threatens Bush Presidency --- Media Blackout (tags)
This could be the lawsuit that ends Bush's *illegitimate* presidency!
Santa Monica Drive-In at the Pier (tags)
The Santa Monica Film Festival presents the Santa Monica Drive-In at the Pier every Tuesday in August at Sunset on the SM Pier, Benefiting Cancer Relief.
Burma relief mission (tags)
End the atrocities
AUDIO: Dennis Halliday, former Asst UN Sec General on Iraqi relief, others (tags)
link to "Background Briefing" radio show, hosted by Ian Masters
Lets look at those who will die for oil (tags)
Picture page of Iraqi children and families and links to news, videos, comedy relief.
Hypocrisy that underlies HIPC (tags)
Vultures at the IMF/World Bank use accounting tricks to starve and further impoverish the poor.
Debt Relief Still Failing (tags)
Despite the fact that thousands die daily as a result of international debt, a leaked IMF and World Bank report shows that they will refuse to provide significantly deeper and broader debt cancellation for impoverished nations at their Annual meetings this September.
Continuing Curfew Creates Humanitarian Disaster (tags)
Israel's WAR CRIMES
Israelis Arrest Two Americans, one from Cali (tags)
Israeli authorities have arrested two Americans affiliated with relief organizations, including a Muslim commentator who recently described by telephone and in e-mails the destruction he saw in Jenin: 'He reported basically the destruction and smell of death under the rubble...'
U.S. Envoy Calls Jenin Camp a 'Terrible Tragedy' (tags)
JENIN, West Bank (Reuters) - A U.S. Middle East envoy toured the ruins of Jenin refugee camp on Saturday after an Israeli army pullback, saying enormous suffering had been visited on Palestinian civilians there
Global Relief Foundation sues US propaganda outlets for US$750 million (tags)
An Islamic charity based in suburban Bridgeview filed suit Thursday alleging it was defamed in numerous news accounts that accused the organization of being a terrorist front under investigation by federal authorities.
Global Exchange's Statement on the violence of September 11 (tags)
Global Exchange's statement on the the violent events of September 11. Followed by an announcement of a vigil that was held in San Francisco on the evening of September 11.