Gates Foundation Plunders African Agriculture

From a recent article in The Ecologist: The Gates Foundation – widely assumed to be ‘doing good’, is imposing a neoliberal model of development and corporate domination that’s opening up Africa’s agriculture to land and seed-grabbing global agribusiness, writes Colin Todhunter. In the process it is foreclosing on the real solutions – enhancing food security, […]

Rural DIY Internet in Greece

A community in a remote mountainous area of Greece has created its own access to the internet via a wireless mesh network. As well as serving the local people, free wi-fi is available for visitors. This is a truly autonomous network. When something goes wrong, people work together to fix it. It’s helping to bring together […]

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 […]

Sumerian Civilization Ended by Drought?

A 200-year-long drought 4,200 years ago may have killed off the ancient Sumerian civilization, according to Matt Konfirst, a geologist at the Byrd Polar Research Center Thanks largely to the mainstream obsession with ‘climate change’, research into historical disasters that focuses on climate is getting more funding. Mainstream reporting of this research is skewed towards supporting […]

Red Cross Scam Exposed by Pro Publica

(NaturalNews) A pair of massive, once-in-a-generation storms lambasted regions of the U.S., leaving in their wake destruction, some death and havoc. Hundreds of thousands of people were without food, shelter and power, many for weeks on end. But Americans responded like they always do after such disasters, whether they occur on home soil or abroad: […]

Save the corporations… I mean children

When Save the Children chose to bestow the Global Legacy Award on Tony Blair, the charity inadvertently revealed the dark underbelly of NGO activity. When Tony Blair received the Global Legacy Award last week from Save the Children, an organization dedicated to “transforming children’s lives,” it seemed like a bad joke to many people. This, […]

Eritrea: The Threat of a Good Example

“Fifty years, and billions of dollars in post-colonial international aid have doe little to lift Africa from chronic poverty. African societies are crippled societies. You can’t keep these people living on handouts, because that doesn’t change their lives.” – Eritrea’s President explaining to the World Bank why he was rejecting their $200M aid package. The […]