Food Aid Stolen From Famine Victims

By Shafi’i Mohyaddin Abokar

Mothers and their babies queue for food aid at the Raghe Ugas School in Waberi, Mogadishu. / Credit:Shafi’i Mohyaddin Abokar

MOGADISHU, Sep 5, 2011 (IPS) – Masses of food meant for famine victims in Somalia are being stolen, an investigation has revealed.  “There is widespread food aid corruption, that is why I am calling for the establishment of a special food aid monitoring group — this must include Somalis and the foreigners themselves,” Somali member of parliament Prof. Ali Mahmoud Nur told IPS. Continue reading Food Aid Stolen From Famine Victims

A Mother’s Plea for Sasha and Malia: No Tar Sands Pipeline

Institute for Policy Studies

By Daphne Wysham

Daphne Wysham gets arrested at the White House while protesting the Keystone XL pipeline. (Photo by Shadia Fayne Wood)

Children have a way of speaking to our hearts.

As a single mother whose life’s work has largely focused on solving the climate crisis, I’m often in a quandary. How much should I share of the work I do on this issue — which overwhelms those rare adults who immerse themselves in the details with grief — with my 11-year-old son? Continue reading A Mother’s Plea for Sasha and Malia: No Tar Sands Pipeline