U.S. Food policies and charities are starving people to death
in Africa: Now infamous, The Food-Aid
Racket, first appeared in Harper's Magazine, August, 1993.
By Michael Maren. Read this before you start
browsing sites maintained by relief and development organizations.
The Faces of Famine: Over and over, the pornography
of African suffering simply rewards the oppressors by Michael
Maren. From Newsweek, July 27, 1998.
|Feeding The War Machine in
Ethiopia In the name of humanitarian aid, the path
of the war was been set in Ethiopia. Western officials knew
that the Ethiopians would use the aid to wage war on Eritrea,
but wanted to support Ethiopia as a bulwark against Islamic
fundamentalism in the region. Analysis by Sam Barnes
NGO's Essential for Kenya's Development? Commentary
from The Daily Nation, 20 November, 1999. By Rosemarie Muganda
The World From Naive Do-gooders. by Simon Jenkins
Relief Aid to Sudan perpetuates war and starvation byRaymond
Bonner. From the New York Times, October 11, 1998.
Big Business of Famine Relief in Sudan. Through misguided
moral outrage, the war in Sudan is being prolonged. by Kevin
Toolis, from The Guardian.
Agricultural Policy: Back to the Future" by Mark Ritchie,
Farm & Trade Analyst, Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture. Ritchie
explains clearly how U.S. farm policy screws consumers and recipients
of food aid.
Unbound by Alex DeWaal. Have NGOs and humanitarian
organizations gone too far in advocating massive intervention?
on the Rampage: The Business of Foreign Aid by David Rieff.
A review of The Road to Hell from Foreign Affairs, January 1997.
US FROM OUR SAVIOURS: Good intentions are not enough. The
chaotic mass of unregulated international aid is perpetuating
suffering, argues Lindsey Hilsum.
as Peace:How the Army and the aid agencies are reinventing
militarism. The humanitarian military teams up with militant humanitarians.
Culture of Aid and the Tragedy of Somaliaby Michael Maren.
This article first appeared in The Village Voice in January, 1993
and gives a background to current problems and the US/UN intervention.
Aid fuels the conflict. by Bernhard Helander
- 11 January,
2001. Jesse Helms Wants Right Wing Religious Groups to
handle U.S. Foreign Aid See stories from
The New York Times, The Washington
Times and For a real thrill, Read
the Full Text of Helms' Remarks