Red Cross Screws Donors And Victims Again

Whenever there is a tragedy, the American Red Cross revs up its fundraising machines. The public is inundated with slick television commercials and the money pours in. So much money that very often the American Red Cross receives 70% of ALL the donations made by the public to help the victims in any given high profile event.

Where does all that money go? Be prepared to be shocked. Here’s how bad it is:  The charity has hired a fancy law firm to fight a public request filed with New York state, arguing that information about its Sandy activities is a “trade secret.” Red Cross: “We’re not answering any questions about anything” – See more at:  propublica.org.
Archived here as pdf.

Update 1 Nov 2014: Red Cross diverted funds for hurricane relief to their own PR campaign
Through internal documents obtained by journalists and interviews conducted with those close to the Red Cross’ response to those emergencies, the reports published this week by both media outlets conclude that evidence depicts “an organization so consumed with public relations that it hindered the charity’s ability to provide disaster services.”

Thai Coup Ushers in Organic Farming Initiative

Mainstream media would have us believe that a popular government has been ousted by the military. Whatever the truth may be, looking at what people do is more important than listening to what they say. Here’s an article by Tony Cartalucci which indicates that what’s happening in Thailand might offer hope for all who want to see the current dominators of the world defeated.and a return to common sense.

http://landdestroyer.blogspot.fr/2014/06/thai-coup-ushers-in-organic-farming.html

Archived here as pdf Thai_Coup_Ushers_in_Organic_Farming_Initiative

 

 

U.K. Aid Used to Build Luxury Housing

An investment branch of the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) aid agency has come under fire for subsidizing Avance Ingenieros to build elite housing projects in El Salvador at the expense of the UK taxpayer, according to an investigation by the Guardian newspaper. This is not an accident or mistake, it’s policy. http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=15954

See also British aid money invested in gated communities and shopping centres which shows that this is not an isolated case.

The “Sustainable Forest Management” Scam.

Patrick Alley at TEDxExeter talks about how the logging industry and governments have conned people into believing that legal logging is ok and that organizations like the WWF are helping to improve the state of our forests.

There’s an article on the redd-monitor site that’s worth reading too.