The Ravaging Effects of Foreign Aid

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 […]

Facebook to Suck Profit From World’s Poor

To view the mainstream media reports and the publicity from internet.org may give the impression that Zuckerberg is doing something laudable, providing “internet” access for free to poor people. Digging deeper only encounters obstruction by way of weasel-worded vagueness about the actual services provided. To be honest, I only spent a couple of hours researching […]

Kenyan doctors find anti-fertility agent in UN tetanus vaccine

Kenya’s Catholic bishops are charging two United Nations organizations with sterilizing millions of girls and women under cover of an anti-tetanus inoculation program sponsored by the Kenyan government. According to a statement released Tuesday by the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association, the organization has found an antigen that causes miscarriages in a vaccine being administered to […]

Why isn’t aid money going to Haitians?

Three years on from Haiti’s devastating earthquake, the country’s UN special envoy has revealed little  official aid money has gone to the country’s government and organisations. Why is the funding bypassing Haitians? More on the BBC website. Saved as a pdf here: Haiti_quake_aid_money in case link goes. The only way to be sure your money gets through […]

Who is most in need of Aid?

This is old, and thus not really news, but it does illustrate (caricature?) the attitude of a lot of westerners toward Africa and the South. I don’t know who this is, she’s some kind of celebrity. She was asked ‘Why can’t the majority of Americans find Iraq on a map?”. The radio host discussing the […]