Bono’s ‘Charity’ exposed

ONE gives only a pittance in direct charitable support to its causes.

The Bono nonprofit took in $14,993,873 in public donations in 2008, the latest year for which tax records are available. Of that, $184,732 was distributed to three charities, according to the IRS filing.

Meanwhile, more than $8 million was spent on executive and employee salaries. The rest seems to have been squandered on self-indulgent advertising gimmicks. See ‘Poor Idea, Bono‘ in the New York Post.

The aid agencies have been ‘working’ in the third world for at least 50 years. Billions of dollars (either ours directly or from taxes or profits the corporations made from us) have gone through their hands. They have failed miserably to affect anything like the change that we want to see. It’s time to cut off their parasitic presence and find more direct ways to express our desire to make the world a better place.
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Design Course Video now on Youtube

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The Permaculture Design Certificate Course was held in Spring 2010 at Ait Attab in Morocco. As far as we know it was the first PDC Course to be done in Morocco.

We’re holding an introductory course in French in October just outside Marrakech, and there will be an inaugural meeting at the same time to set up a network or org for Permaculture in Morocco.

For more on that see http://marocpc.ning.com/

Land Grabs in Poor Countries Increase

stock image from original articleAcquisitions of vast tracts of fertile land in Africa by foreign governments and companies stirred public attention when Korean company Daewoo bought more than a million hectares of farmland in Madagascar.

A World Bank report estimates that 2009 saw 45 million hectares of farmland deals going through and predicts that this ‘will increase, especially in the developing world’.

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