Complete insanity: the U.S. and North Korea

Obama sentences thousands of Koreans to die of starvation for...some reason.

Claiming that North Korea had broken previous agreements made with the United States, the Obama administration announced in late march that it would be cancelling plans to supply North Korean children and pregnant mothers with food aid.

The food-aid racket

A former international development worker outlines how the industry has nothing to do with meeting human needs.

[i]From a speech delivered in March by Michael Maren to the Camel Breeders, a group of Cornell University graduate students from various disciplines who are preparing to work in international development. Maren worked for the Peace Corps, Catholic Relief Services, and the United States Agency for International Development between 1977 and 1982.

Haiti earthquake - statement from Batay Ouvriye

Position statement on the devastating Haiti earthquake and its aftermath by Haitian workers' organisation Batay Ouvriye.


After the January 12, 2010 Earthquake

Kashmir: Public sector workers continue strike, French NGO MSF threatens strikers.

Striking public sector workers in Poonch, Kashmir

Public sector workers in Kashmir continue strike action to attempt to force the government not to renege on promises it made to workers after the 2005 earthquake. The French-based NGO Médecins Sans Frontières has threatened striking health workers at one of its district hospitals with dismissal if they continue the strike.

Public sector workers continue strike despite leader’s betrayal

Medecin Sans Frontier threaten striking health workers with dismissal

Somalia and the Islamic threat to capital

Aufheben gives the background to the civil war, famine and the US invasion of Somalia in 1992.