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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 12:49 AM

Thinking of Haiti, how can we send money that actually gets to the Philippines?

It looks like all the major US charities are complicit.

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Reply Thinking of Haiti, how can we send money that actually gets to the Philippines? (Original post)
kickysnana Nov 2013 OP
JI7 Nov 2013 #1
Ava Gadro Nov 2013 #5
hollysmom Nov 2013 #8
JI7 Nov 2013 #9
Liberal_in_LA Nov 2013 #2
Whisp Nov 2013 #3
Jesus Malverde Nov 2013 #7
Whisp Nov 2013 #4
Jesus Malverde Nov 2013 #6
bobclark86 Nov 2013 #10
JI7 Nov 2013 #11
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2013 #12

Response to kickysnana (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 01:12 AM

1. isn't there a red cross in the philippines ?

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Response to JI7 (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:28 AM

5. I would certainly think so.

They're always there to help those in need. I'm not sure how much money goes to administrative fees, but the filipinos need the kind of help the red cross knows best.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:53 AM

8. red cross really failed Haiti,

I think UNICEF does a little better.

Oh never mind, they failed too, I don't know, did anyone get anything done there?

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Response to hollysmom (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 03:06 AM

9. what were they supposed to do ? i think the problem was lack of Govt controls

same reason the place was full of religious missionaries who had done nothing to improve the place and the earthquake was the biggest and most sad example of it.

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Response to kickysnana (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 01:23 AM

2. good question

 

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Response to kickysnana (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 01:23 AM

3. 5 star hotels and 500,000 displaced Haitians in camps:

 

http://www.globalresearch.ca/haiti-reconstruction-luxury-hotels-sweat-shops-and-deregulation-for-the-foreign-corporate-elite/5344546
One can easily tell by comparing the very slow construction of shelters and basic infrastructure for the Haitian majority with the rapid rise of luxury hotels for foreigners, sometimes with the help of aid funds which, we were told, were going to provide Haitians with basic necessities.

Most of the aid money went to donor countries’ businesses, government agencies and NGOs, as usual. International “aid” is a well-known capitalist scheme aimed at developing markets in the global south for businesses from the North. Of course this “aid” will benefit Haitians. But only the very few elite ones: those in power and the rich corporate elite. “Haiti’s open for business” and deluxe hotels will be welcoming businessmen so they can set up their sweat shops in a cool and luxurious environment.

A year ago the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund invested humanitarian aid money in a five star hotel, as some 500,000 Haitians were still in displaced camps:

Picture (right): Oasis Hotel, Petionville Haiti (can't grab it)


The giant Caracol Industrial Park was inaugurated in March 2013 in the presence of President Martelly, as well as “Haitian and foreign diplomats, the Clinton power couple, millionaires and actors, all present to celebrate the government’s clarion call: ‘Haiti is open for business.’” (The Caracol Industrial Park: Worth the risk? Haiti Grassroots Watch, March 7, 2013)

Clearly, in addition to providing slave labor for U.S. and other foreign garment companies, the Caracol Industrial Park has contributed to reduce even more what remains of the local farming in Haiti, eradicated over the years by a barbaric U.S. foreign policy.


Picture: Jean-Marie Vincent camp, January 2013. AP/Dieu Nalio Chery

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Response to Whisp (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:50 AM

7. You forgot a cholera epidemic courtesy of the UN...nt

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Response to kickysnana (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 01:48 AM

4. Don't let a Clinton or a Bush help. n/t

 

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Response to kickysnana (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:48 AM

6. blankets or water? Just send your cash.

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 03:07 AM

10. As much as I despise that man...

and the concept of trusting HIM to spend money wisely...

He has almost an iota of a point. And that is this: You ever try to buy 500,000 blankets and ship them across an ocean for a second time? That's the reason we don't bring crap home from Afghanistan -- you ever try to ship an 5-year-old, beat-up Abrams tank... again?

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 03:07 AM

11. i hate that fucker but i think even a good effective charity would prefer Cash

just because it is easier to deal with in getting what they need and for the people.

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