New Events

International

no events posted in last week

Blog Feeds

Anti-Empire

Anti-Empire

offsite link How the US Could Have Prevented the Russ... Sat Nov 26, 2022 04:06 | Anti-Empire

offsite link Putin Talks Free Fertilizer for Hungry A... Fri Nov 25, 2022 14:04 | Anti-Empire

offsite link “Trusting the Plan” in the Russian W... Sun Nov 20, 2022 12:03 | Anti-Empire

offsite link Putin’s SMO Half-Assery Has Been an In... Sat Nov 19, 2022 03:50 | Anti-Empire

offsite link Thank You! Wed Nov 16, 2022 15:13 | Anti-Empire

Anti-Empire >>

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Meeting with mothers of servicemen participating in the SVO (transcript) Sat Nov 26, 2022 21:33 | The Saker
Note: this is a machine translated (Yandex) translation of the full Russian text posted here: http://kremlin.ru/events/pr... It was sent to me from a reader. Vladimir Putin met with mothers of

offsite link Finis Sinarum: Why I think China Cannot Win This Sat Nov 26, 2022 21:24 | The Saker
America Has Infiltrated China By Thorsten J. Pattberg for the Saker blog In this naturally calm and composed piece of art, I will expose the global blueprint for the defeat

offsite link Ukraine is proud of its war crimes Sat Nov 26, 2022 21:24 | The Saker
by Batko Milacic for the Saker blog Ukraine and the United States were the only two countries in the world that did not vote in the UN for the Resolution

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2022/11/25 ? Open Thread Fri Nov 25, 2022 20:30 | herb
2022/11/25 20:30:02Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of

offsite link Kiev by night Fri Nov 25, 2022 18:21 | The Saker

The Saker >>

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link RTE in breach of its own editorial principles Anthony

offsite link Waiting for SIPO Anthony

offsite link Formal complaint against Robert Watt Anthony

offsite link RTE bias complaint Anthony

offsite link Fergus Finlay and the maternity hospital ‘gotcha’ trap Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

Voltaire Network
Voltaire, international edition

offsite link Zelensky trapped by Moscow and Washington, by Thierry Meyssan Tue Nov 22, 2022 07:02 | en

offsite link "Voltaire, International Newsletter" n°15 Sun Nov 20, 2022 14:01 | en

offsite link ?Voltaire, International Newsletter? n°14 Thu Nov 17, 2022 10:39 | en

offsite link Is the conflict in Ukraine a civil war? Tue Nov 15, 2022 17:44 | en

offsite link Who are the Ukrainian integral nationalists ?, by Thierry Meyssan Tue Nov 15, 2022 07:02 | en

Voltaire Network >>

Blair & Geldof's Africa panel?

category international | rights, freedoms and repression | other press author Sunday January 31, 2010 11:21author by Henk Ruyssenaars fwd. The Telegraph - Foreign Press Associationauthor email fpf at chello dot nl Report this post to the editors

Blair didn't show up for two years

Not one word too much: those creatures are a living shame to humanity in which they not any longer take part.

They are not the solution: they are the problem!

Quote from the Telegraph article:

"A top-level panel set up by Tony Blair to monitor official aid pledges to the global Live8 campaign will hold its final scheduled session this week with him not having attended a single meeting since 2007.

Convened with great fanfare in the wake of the 2005 G8 summit at Gleneagles, the Africa Progress Panel was charged with ensuring that Western governments did not renege on their promises to pump billions of dollars of extra cash into fighting poverty.

When announced by Mr Blair, who once described Africa as “a scar on the conscience of the world”, he said its remit would be as a high profile watchdog ensuring that Africa’s plight did not “slip out of the headlines”.

Yet the panel, which includes Bob Geldof as a member and has had about Ł1.5 million of taxpayer funding, faces the prospect of being wound up in Geneva on Wednesday despite only about half of the G8 pledges having been honoured.

Some of those close to the organisation believe that there is no point in it continuing in its current form. At most, they say, it should be scaled down to a few key staff and shed its high-profile membership line-up, which has failed to deliver the clout that was hoped for.

One insider told The Sunday Telegraph that it had achieved “nothing whatsoever”, and accused Mr Blair of having lost interest in it after setting it up. The former prime minister, who is currently based in Israel as special envoy for the Middle East Quartet, and also holds a large portfolio of other roles, has not attended any of its past four meetings.

He has also said he will not attend on Wednesday, despite having returned from Israel last week to give evidence to the Chilcot Inquiry on Iraq.

“Mr Blair has not contributed anything whatsoever to this panel, even to the point of not bothering to turn up to meetings,” said one person with knowledge of the organisation.

“As far as we can see, he got his moment of glory when he launched it and that was that. Partly as a result, the panel itself has hasn’t achieved anything either. Basically, several million dollars have been spent, and nobody in Africa is any better off.”

The panel was formally announced by Mr Blair in June 2006, a year after the Gleneagles G8 summit, and was designed to counter fears from aid agencies that the wealthy nations of the world would quietly forget their promises to donate roughly $50 billion (Ł31 billion) extra to Africa by 2010." - [end excerpt]

The full story is at Url.: http://tinyurl.com/yeyjylo

HR

Related Link: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22Henk+Ruyssenaars%22&btnG=Search&aq=f&oq=%22Henk+Ruyssenaars%22&aqi=&aq=f&oq=&aqi=
author by Paul o toolepublication date Tue Feb 02, 2010 13:56author address author phone Report this post to the editors

No wonder the cases of schizophrenia are on the rise...its not schizophrenia....
Blair the war criminal and his puppet/jester Geldoff are not interested in sharing the wealth or bringing Africa along as an equal nation but deliberately support its impoverishment through world bank and IMF loans to keep the poverty alive.

 
© 2001-2022 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy