The UN has taken the rare step of invoking its legal immunity to rebuff claims for compensation from 5,000 victims of the Haiti cholera epidemic, the worst outbreak of the disease in modern times
357,000 Haitians are still living in tent cities after the earthquake. A cholera outbreak spread by UN Peacekeepers has killed nearly 5,000 people.
55 percent of the population lives on less than $1 a day. 78 percent lives on less than $2 a day.
So clearly the one thing that Haiti needs is not food… but millions of dollars for Unions.
Fred Branfman, author, blogger and early contributor to the current California economic miracle under Governor Jerry Brown, has written a very long apologetic about Noam Chomsky, or more accurately a standard screed against US imperialism and capitalism using Chomsky as a prop. Presumably he thought that invoking the grand old man’s name would somehow spur [...]
It must be tough to be a Jewish student in the University of California system these days — what with even the mainstream leftist student organizations aligning to blame Israel for Middle Eastern troubles.
This week, student organizations at two universities — UC San Diego and UC Berkeley — have exhibited great hostility toward the Jewish [...]
NOTE: This is a slightly modified version of a post I put up at BigJournalism. One of the professional Media Matters character assassins, Simon Maloy, whose job consists of smearing whomever the group’s masters at Democracy Alliance require, labeled me an “all-around clown” for defending Beck’s statement. I replied on Twitter in an NSFW manner (writers who [...]
As you might have heard, America’s preeminent financial firm, Goldman Sachs is in some serious hot water with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The leader in Obama-era crony-capitalism is facing daily accusations of highly unethical, and possibly illegal, business dealings. Now, the plaintiff list includes the beleaguered nation of Ghana’s once largest business operation, Ashanti [...]
After Haiti’s devastating earthquake last January, Americans showed their incredible generosity by donating money, resources and manpower to help the victims of the natural disaster and to help Haiti recover.
U.S. Air Force air operations specialists and FAA air-traffic controllers managed air traffic at Haiti’s main airport, facilitating the logistics of getting humanitarian aid coming into the [...]