Red Cross Buries Malaria Cure

(NaturalNews) The International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the parent organization of the more widely known American Red Cross, is currently engaged in a massive cover-up of a simple, non-toxic cure for malaria. A recent field trial conducted with a team of Red Cross humanitarian workers in Uganda found that 100 percent of malaria victims treated with a simple solution mixed in water were healed within 24 to 48 hours — but now the Red Cross is disassociating from the findings, claiming the trial never even happened.

A leaked documentary film recently posted to YouTube shows a team of experts heading to the small Ugandan village of Iganga, where a joint trial evaluating the effects of sodium chlorite activated to produce chlorine dioxide, a solution more popularly known as MMS, took place back in December with the help of Ugandan Red Cross workers. The film, which features a number of Red Cross officials and other workers administering the solution to local villagers, details the progress of the trial from start to finish, highlighting its important findings. (read more at naturalnews.com archived as pdf: MMS_cures_malaria_despite_Red_Cross_coverup)

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Nonprofits caught withholding Superstorm Sandy Donations

(NaturalNews) Scores of Americans were saddened by the loss of life and massive damage caused by Superstorm Sandy and as such were motivated to give money to non-profit charities providing relief to victims of the disaster. Only much of that money – tens of millions of dollars, in fact – has never made it to those it was intended to help. And now New York state’s attorney general is trying to figure out why.

“This is about transparency. This is about accountability,” Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said. “This is about us all understanding that the money goes where the donors intended and the relief is delivered effectively and efficiently.”

More at NaturalNews.com

archived as pdf:  Nonprofits_caught_withholding_funds_Sandy

 

Cashless Society Arrives in Africa

It was recently announced at the World Economic Forum in Cape Town, South Africa that MasterCard and the Nigerian National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) under the government of Nigeria would form a partnership to distribute a new identity card to every Nigerian citizen.  The purpose of the card is to have all Nigerian citizens participate in the financial services sector under the control of MasterCard, a multinational financial services corporation headquartered in New York.  MasterCard’s press release ‘MasterCard to Power Nigerian Identity Card Program’ stated:

As part of the program, in its first phase, Nigerians 16 years and older, and all residents in the country for more than two years, will get the new multipurpose identity card which has 13 applications including MasterCard’s prepaid payment technology that will provide cardholders with the safety, convenience and reliability of electronic payments. This will have a significant and positive impact on the lives of these Nigerians who have not previously had access to financial services.

Read more at globalresearch.ca. Archived as pdf: Cashless_Society_Arrives_in_Africa

Cargill Flouts Law to Secretly Build Land Bank in Colombia

Cargill, the world’s largest food company, has been secretly amassing land from small farmers in eastern Colombia, despite a law prohibiting the practice. When the two countries signed a free trade agreement last year, Cargill emerged as the owner of 52,574 hectares where it grows corn and soybeans.

The small farms in the isolated high plains of Vichada department in eastern Colombia were given to poor peasants in the 1990s under a scheme to convert “wasteland” in an area that had become a stronghold for the lucrative cocaine trade.

Read more in the full article at http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=15854

archived as pdf: Cargill_Land_Bank_in_Colombia

Why We Should All Switch Back To Ethernet.

While the proliferation of wireless devices has made accessing the internet more convenient and less obtrusive (no unsightly cables lying around), studies are now revealing the trade-offs that come with convenience. More specifically, the dangers that the widespread adoption of wireless technology has created in regards to our health. Simply put, most people underestimate the dangers of wireless technology to our health and well-being.

Read more at naturalnews.com

Archived as pdf: Why_we_should_all_switch_back_to_ethernet

“Public” and Private Sectors Fight Over $100bn Fund

money_changersAccording to The Grauniad, there’s a big fight going on over who gets to control the $100 billion fund the UN is dispensing to poor countries via its “Climate Change Fund”.

Large contracts for “climate change adaptation” works in developing countries might have been awarded by the fund to international companies rather than to host governments, if attempts by some of the people influencing the decision had been successful. The people who attempted it are still in position, they have merely suffered a setback, not a defeat. In any case, the only alternative being considered is to put all the money through governments instead..

Either way it will be mostly wasted, but we’re distracted from this fact by the pantomime show of a struggle between the nasty greedy corporations and good honest NGOs and governments. The whole thing is broken, and we need to replace it with something human instead.

Apparently, according to the article, the greedy corporations lost, but the poor country governments are not happy because the board ruled to allow a “powerful private sector advisory group and an investment committee,” which, the reporting adds, “suggests that rich countries will continue to try to control the funds.”

So… if the poor countries’ governments get their way, it will be controlled by the governments of poor countries, who, as we all know, have a far better record of resisting corruption than the rich ones do! Why is there a UN fund at all? Why is $100, 000,000,000 of our money being put in the hands of a bunch of corrupt bankers instead of the people we believe our aid is for?

The money should never have been aggregated into such a vast amount. It’s insane to imagine that by massing it all together in one place like that it could ever get through to the people who actually need it, or do anything useful for them, or even be used efficiently. One hundred billion dollars will always attract the most able parasites and con-artists.

Well, anyway, here’s a link to the Guardian article.