“Tribal peoples have been dependent on and managed their environments for millennia. Despite this, big conservation organizations are partnering with industry and tourism and destroying the b…
The Ravaging Effects of Foreign Aid and International Charity: Business & Financing War (1997)
The Road to Hell: The Ravaging Effects of Foreign Aid and International Charity, by Michael Maren, is a book about good intentions gone awry, in the realm of charitable assistance to Africa. The author argues that the international aid industry is a big business more concerned with winning its next big government contract than helping needy people. The focus of the book is Somalia. Among the organizations criticized are World Vision, Save the Children, Christian Children’s Fund, UNICEF, CARE, Catholic Relief Services, and USAID. The book argues that relief aid helped bolster the regime of Siad Barre.
If you read a statement from the Vatican saying that the Pope is working with Satan to achieve Christian peace on Earth, you’d be a bit skeptical at least, wouldn’t you? Yet WWF frequently admit that they are “working with” monsters like Cargill and Monsanto. David wasn’t “working with” Goliath, and medals aren’t handed out for working with the enemy.
The purposes of corporations such as Monsanto are directly opposed to the declared purpose of WWF, and working with them is a contradiction. If you want to go up, the down button is irrelevant, you can’t use it to go up, no matter how good you are at “spinning” your story. If someone’s pressing the down button, no matter what they say, you know what their real agenda is (or that they’re completely insane).
A string of cancer charities — the Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services, the Breast Cancer Society and the Children’s Cancer Fund of America — have turned out to be manipulative frauds run by a family of con artists. The money they raised for cancer patients actually went to pay for personal luxuries instead — Disney World trips, jet ski outings, new cars, college tuition and luxury travel.
Only 3 percent of donations went to cancer patients.
Putting funds directly in the hands of cancer patients should take precedence over cancer charity waste, and helping patients find healing strategies that empower their immune system and energy production should be paramount to all the suppressive mainstream treatments constantly being marketed down patients’ throats.
A Mail Online article, “The Great British rake-off… what really happens to the billions YOU donate to charity: Fat cat pay, appalling waste and hidden agendas” was published last November. It goes into some depth about how wasteful many charities are. Exposing how much money is spent on advertising, administration and so on, it details David Craig’s new book: The Great Charity Scandal, which he says “is not an attack on charity, but an attack on charities that put their own interests first”.
Well worth reading, here it is on the Mail Online website,
and archived as pdf: The Great British rake-off.
Western aid agencies areusing the plight of Africa’s Ebola orphans to fund a lavish lifestyle in $800-a-night hotels and leaving the children to fend for themselves, according to Liberia’s development chief.
Children who were forced to watch their parents die and were then shunned by their community are being ignored while useless facilities are being built, according to Julia Duncan-Cassell, Liberia’s minister in charge of saving the orphans.
She accused the agencies of handing out $235 daily allowances that are higher than her salary – and that the money invested is wasted on expensive hotels and driving around in big cars.
Meanwhile thousands of orphans have been abandoned to the care of neighbours and relatives who are struggling to find money and food to support them.
‘Activism’ and ‘human rights’ foundation Avaaz blames the Houla massacre on Assad and calls for foreign intervention. A peek into the background of Avaaz explains its pro-empire position, and who is really behind it.
(NaturalNews) After it was exposed that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the philanthropic brainchild of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, purchased 500,000 shares in Monsanto back in 2010 valued at more than $23 million, it became abundantly clear that this so-called benevolent charity is up to something other than eradicating disease and feeding the world’s poor. It turns out that the Gates family legacy has long been one of trying to dominate and control the world’s systems, including in the areas of technology, medicine, and now agriculture
Update 28 oct 2014: See also “African farmers fight against Gates Foundation’s attempts to implement ecologically destructive industrial agriculture”
Archived as pdf: African_farmers_fight_Gates_Foundation
Already 56,000 people have pledged to support a global ‘internet seed swap’ initiative promoted by Avaaz,. Trouble is, the plans are deeply flawed, and have been developed without consultation with major seed saving groups worldwide. They also claimed the approval of the famous activist Vandana Shiva, but had to apologize when she said she didn’t approve of it!
Is Avaaz just another NGO trying to make a buck out of others’ misfortune, or is there something more sinister going on? You be the judge.
Read the full article wrongkindofgreen.org
archived as pdf: Avaazs_Global_Ebay_of_Seeds
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.”