[Ibogaine] [OT] Katrina
rickstrcat at hotmail.com
Sat Sep 3 01:14:49 EDT 2005
Sara, thanks. Since you didn't suggest an alternative charity, let me
suggest one: Oxfam America has a sterling reputation for honesty and a
great track record with relief causes. Their website is
>From: sara119 at xs4all.nl
>Reply-To: ibogaine at mindvox.com
>To: ibogaine at mindvox.com
>Subject: Re: [Ibogaine] [OT] Katrina
>Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2005 15:55:07 +0200 (CEST)
>Don't Give Your Hurricane Donations to the Red Cross
>Establishment charities have history of withholding disaster funds
>As the aftermath of hurricane Katrina continues to wreak mayhem and havoc
>amid reports of mass looting, shooting at rescue helicopters, rapes and
>murders, establishment media organs are promoting the Red Cross as a
>worthy organization to give donations to.
>The biggest website in the world, Yahoo.com, displays a Red Cross donation
>link prominently on its front page.
>Every time there is a major catastrophe the Red Cross and similar
>organizations like United Way are given all the media attention while
>other charities are left in the shadows. This is not to say that the vast
>majority of Red Cross workers are not decent people who simply want to
>help those in need.
>But what the media fails consistently to remember in their promotion of
>the organization is that the Red Cross have been caught time and time
>again withholding money in the wake of horrible disasters that require
>immediate release of funds.
>The Red Cross, under the Liberty Fund, collected $564 million in donations
>after 9/11. Months after the event, the Red Cross had distributed only
>$154 million. The Red Cross' explanation for keeping the majority of the
>money was that it would be used to help 'fight the war on terror'. To the
>victims, this meant that the money was going towards bombing broken backed
>third world countries like Afghanistan and setting up surveillance cameras
>and expanding the police state in US cities, and not towards helping them
>rebuild their lives.
>Then Red Cross President Dr. Bernadine Healy arrogantly responded when
>questioned about the withholding of funds by stating, "The Liberty Fund is
>a war fund. It has evolved into a war fund."
>Despite the family members of victims of 9/11 complaining bitterly to a
>House Energy and Commerce Committee's oversight panel, the issue seemed to
>be brushed under the carpet and the mud didn't stick.
>The Red Cross' scandalous activities reach back far before 9/11.
>After the devastating San Francisco earthquake in 1989, the Red Cross
>passed on only $10 million of the $50 million that had been raised, and
>banked the rest.
>Similar donations after the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 and the Red
>River flooding in 1997 were also greedily withheld.
>Smaller charities that were involved with the 2004 Tsunami relief project
>went public to say that large charities like Red Cross and United Way were
>engaged in secret backroom negotiations with each other that meant a large
>portion of the donation money was purposefully restricted from reaching
>the most needy areas affected by the disaster.
>The history is clear, the Red Cross and other large so-called charities
>are in actual fact front group collection agencies for the military
>Many informed historians have even alleged that the Red Cross was used as
>a Skull and Bones cover to overthrow The Russian Czar and pave the way for
>the rise of the Bolsheviks.
>Do not give any money to the Red Cross unless you support the expansion of
>empire abroad and police state at home. Find a smaller trustworthy
>organization in the local area of New Orleans and make your donation to
>Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones | September 1 2005
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