y to help relief organizations get supplies to Haitian earthquake survivors who questioned foreigners, soldiers and God about aid yet to arrive.
The troop increase and an expected request to the U.N. for more peacekeepers were coming a day after sporadic violence and looting in Port-au-Prince underscored how an uptick in water and food deliveries still fell far short of overwhelming demand.
"We don't need military aid. What we need is food and shelter," one young man yelled at U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during his visit to the city Sunday. "We are dying," a woman told him, explaining she and her five children didn't have any food.
Haitian riot police meanwhile fired tear gas to disperse crowds of looters in the city's downtown as several nearby shops burned.
"We've been ordered not to shoot at people unless completely necessary," said Pierre Roger, a Haitian police officer who spoke as yet another crowd of looters ran by. "We're too little, and these people are too desperate."
A reliable death toll may be weeks away, but the Pan American Health Organization estimates 50,000 to 100,000 died in Tuesday's 7.0-magnitude quake. Haitian officials believe the number is higher. Survivors live outside for fear of unstable buildings and aftershocks.
On the streets, people were still dying, pregnant women were giving birth and the injured were showing up in wheelbarrows and on people's backs at hurriedly erected field hospitals.
On Sunday, supplies of water made it to more people around the capital and while fights broke out elsewhere, others formed lines to get supplies handed out by soldiers at a golf course. Still, with a blocked city port and relief groups claiming the U.S.-run airport is being poorly managed, food and medicine are scarce. Anger mounted hourly over the slow pace of the assistance.
"White guys, get the hell out!" some survivors shouted in the city's Bel-Air slum, apparently frustrated at the sight of foreigners in their streets who were not delivering help.
At a destroyed nursing home, a 71-year-old resident said she could hold on for another day.
"Then if the foreigners don't come (with aid)," said Jacqueline Thermiti, "it will be up to baby Jesus."
Improbably, five days after the magnitude-7.0 quake struck, more survivors were freed from under piles of concrete and debris.
At a collapsed supermarket, rescuers late Sunday pulled a 30-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman from what had been its fourth floor. Officials said both were in stable condition, able to survive for so long by eating food trapped along with them.
"She's responding, she's with it. So she's in very good shape for somebody who's been basically trapped for five days," said Capt. Joseph Zahralban, a South Florida rescue team leader.
Earlier in the day, a policeman reported three other people had been rescued from market's rubble. Emergency teams said they were still hopeful of finding more possible survivors in other parts of the damaged store.
U.S. teams with search dogs also found and rescued a 16-year-old Dominican girl trapped for five days in a small, three-story hotel that crumbled in downtown Port-au-Prince.
At the U.N. headquarters destroyed in the quake, rescuers lifted a Danish staff member alive from the ruins, just 15 minutes after Secretary-General Ban visited the site, where U.N. mission chief Hedi Annabi and at least 39 other staff members were killed.
U.N. spokeswoman Elisabeth Byrs said it was possible people could survive until Monday, adding to the 70 lives saved by 1,700 rescue workers since Tuesday's quake,
"There are still people living" in collapsed buildings, she told The Associated Press. "Hope continues."
The U.N. World Food Program was on target to reach more than 60,000 people Sunday, up from 40,000 on Saturday, spokesman David Orr said. U.N. officials said they must raise daily deliveries to 2 million within a month.
But the aid group CARE had yet to set a plan for distributing 38 tons of high-energy biscuits in outlying areas of Haiti, CARE spokesman Brian Feagans said Sunday. He did not say why.
The Geneva-based Doctors Without Borders said bluntly: "There is little sign of significant aid distribution."
The aid group complained of skewed priorities and a supply bottleneck at the U.S.-controlled airport. Doctors Without Borders spokesman Jason Cone said the U.S. military needed "to be clear on its prioritization of medical supplies and equipment."
The on-the-ground U.S. commander in Haiti, Lt. Gen. Ken Keen, acknowledged the bottleneck problem. "We're working aggressively to open up other ways to get in here," he said on NBC's "Meet the Press."
Part of that will be fixing Port-au-Prince's harbor, rendered useless for incoming aid because of quake damage. The White House said Sunday that the U.S. Coast Guard ship Oak had arrived and would use heavy cranes and other equipment to make the port functional.
Some 2,000 Marines also were to arrive off Haiti on Monday, Keen said, reinforcing 1,000 U.S. troops on the ground. Former President Bill Clinton, the U.N. special envoy for Haiti, was expected to visit the country and meet with President Rene Preval. Also Monday, U.N. peacekeeping chief Alain Le Roy said he planned to ask the Security Council to temporarily increase the U.N.'s force. There are currently about 7,000 U.N. military peacekeepers and 2,100 international police in Haiti.
During Mass outside the ruins of the Port-Au-Prince cathedral, the Rev. Eric Toussaint preached of thanksgiving to a small congregation of old women and other haggard survivors assembled under the open sky.
"Why give thanks to God? Because we are here," Toussaint said. "What happened is the will of God. We are in the hands of God now."
Others said their faith had been shattered.
"How could He do this to us?," cried Remi Polevard, who said his five children lie beneath in the rubble of a home near St. Gerard University. "There is no God."
Associated Press writers contributing to this story included Jennifer Kay, Mike Melia, Tamara Lush, Jonathan M. Katz, Gregory Bull and Edith M. Lederer in Port-au-Prince; Alexander G. Higgins in Geneva, and Jill Lawless in London.…
he future of food.
A new report from the U.N. says that eating insects (high in protein, low in fat) can help fight global warming, pollutions, and yes, hunger. And if the suggestion catches on, it could even be great for small businesses.
The concept of eating insects as part of a regular diet is known as entomophagy is already practiced by an estimated two billion people, according to the report, which was issued on Monday, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization.
In 2012, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation named Dr. Aaron T. Dossey’s “All Things Bugs” company the winner of the foundation’s annual Grand Challenges Explorations contest. The group received a grant to pursue its project to come up with viable insect protein options to combat malnutrition in children.
So, which bugs earned the U.N.’s seal of approval? Well, there are reportedly more than 1,900 edible insect species. The international governing body suggested people try red ants, bees, caterpillars, crickets, grasshoppers, locusts wasps and certain types of water beetles.
And why do insects provide a viable alternative to other livestock?
That’s because on average insects product less greenhouse gas than larger animals and require a smaller ratio of food compared to the amount of substanance they provide. A Rice University study found that cultivating insects for food requires about 10 times less plant and land-mass than producing food from traditional livestock sources.
And the U.N. is looking to insects for more than food. A recent $100,000 was given by the organization to study whether South African flies can be used to transform blood, manure and other organic waste into animal feed.
happens and it will happen because those in Afrika are clueless about almost if not all, clueless about everything.
Pay close attention to the word coerce which is (economic hit men/women) and pharmaceutical corporations to create drugs to be given to the people in Afrika. Afrika is wealthy in many resources, why are people even starving in afrika or lacking for anything?
Obama Announces Aid Initiative to Support UN’s African Land Grab
President Barack Obama will soon publicly announce his $3 billion plan to securitize Africa’s food supply and agricultural farms. Obama wants to use Africa as a base for growing the world’s food supply, under his controlled initiatives.
Through corporatism, Obama hopes to gain control over Africa’s rich lands to have full oversight through NAFNS.
Obama is using investments in African agriculture with a collaborative effort with private corporations.
Obama is directly mirroring the UN’s proposal to securitize the world’s food supply through their “land grab” invasion of Africa.
The starving people of Africa are simply trying to maintain control over their land and resources.
The UN, with Obama pledging support, will not allow that to happen.
Their focus is to support the UN’s land grab plan, as well as the Global Fund’s Affordable Medicines Fund that is in negotiations with pharmaceutical corporations to create drugs that can be disbursed to the African people.
The announcement from President Obama comes on the heels of the UN’s declaration that they will coerce nations like Ethiopia, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone, in Africa “voluntarily” sign agreements with multi-national corporations and foreign investors, allowing them to control agricultural land
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The Philadelphia Tribune is reporting that the United Nations Working Group of Experts On People of African Descent are finally calling out the United States on slavery reparations. They have come to an agreement that the trans-Atlantic slave trade was a crime against humanity and urge this country to establish a national human rights commission and publicly acknowledge this trauma.
The group spent more than a week engaging with Black Americans from cities such as Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Chicago and New York just to name a few. In the report, the chair of the working group, Mireille Fanon Mendes-France of France, said that they found themselves to be “extremely concerned about the human rights situation of African-Americans” once they deliberated. “The colonial history, the legacy of enslavement, racial subordination and segregation, racial terrorism and racial inequality in the U.S. remains a serious challenge as there has been no real commitment to reparations and to truth and reconciliation for people of African descent.”
Mendes-France continued to compare the ways by which unarmed black men have more recently been murdered to lynchings of black men in southern states, post-Civil War. “Contemporary police killings and the trauma it creates are reminiscent of the racial terror lynchings in the past,” she told reporters. “Impunity for state violence has resulted in the current human rights crisis and must be addressed as a matter of urgency.”
This is all great news, considering this group was just started in 2002. Still, there’s no doubt that more needs to be done and now that these people are aware of socio-economic problems and racism in the U.S., they’re working diligently to eliminate them! To start, they’ll begin suggesting changes to improve human rights such as “establishing a national human rights commission, ratifying international human rights treaties, asking Congress to study slavery and its aftereffects and considering reparations.”
Let’s chat, Roommates! This is good news even though #theylate.
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UN experts deplore South Carolina killings, urge measures against racially motivated crimes in USChairperson of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent Mireille Fanon-Mendes-France. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré19 June 2015 – In the wake of the 'appalling' attack that left nine African Americans dead at church in South Carolina, a group of UN human rights experts today called for prompt action by authorities in the United States to investigate the hate crimes and urged measures to prevent gun violence affecting the security of African-Americans, their communities and wider society as well. morehttp://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=51203#.VrPQ9k9tPv0Mireille Fanon-Mendes-France Father Frantz Fanonmorehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frantz_Fanon-----------------It’s About Time: UN Tells U.S. To Consider Slavery ReparationsUnited Nations Working Group of Experts On People of African DescentMireille Fanon Mendes-France of Francehttp://theshaderoom.com/its-about-time-un-tells-u-s-to-consider-slavery-reparations/
See who Mireille Fanon Mendes is.Published on Jan 15, 2015The Wretched of the Earth by the French Martinique author Franz Fanon is intellectual fodder for most scholars and experts of African history, revolution and evolution. Professor Mereille Fanon-Mendez, his daughter and chairperson of the Franz Fanon Foundation is in South Africa to run a week long programmes on DE COLONIASATION , she joins us now from our Pretoria studio.See who Mireille Fanon Mendes is.videoProf Mireille Fanon-Mendes on decoloniality https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00T7x1stw2I