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A New Wave of Food Riots Swamps South Asia Amid Floods

Posted by terres on August 22, 2008

Food riots as floods swamp South Asia

By Sharat Pradhan

Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:24am EDT

LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) – Flood victims demanding food and shelter beat up government officials in India on Friday as monsoon rains spread misery among millions of people across South Asia and forced thousands from their homes.

People take shelter at the road side as floodwaters from the Saptakoshi River created havoc in Sunsari August 21, 2008. Wednesday.REUTERS/Jitendra Khadka. Image may be subject to copyright.

Rising rivers have crumpled embankments, swamped farmlands and destroyed homes, killing almost 1,000 people since the monsoon rains began in June. More …


Stranded people make their way through flood waters in the eastern Indian state of Bihar August 22, 2008. Flood victims demanding food and shelter beat up government officials in India on Friday as monsoon rains spread misery among millions of people across South Asia and forced thousands from their homes.  REUTERS/Krishna Murari Kishan. Image may be subject to copyright.

Season’s Death Toll

  • India: about 1,000 people;
  • Nepal: up to 100;
  • Bangladesh as many as 50.

Other casualty

  • Up to 10,000 flood victims treated for water-borne diseases.

Displaced

  • Up to one half of a million people have been displaced in Bangladesh, Nepal and India in last week alone.

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No Bravery!

Posted by terres on December 27, 2007

No Bravery (A 4-minute Video)

“I just watched a piece on several networks about a little Iraqi boy that was horribly burned and disfigured! The piece showed how so many people came to his aid and how the Dr’s donated their time and skills to try and repair the damage we have caused!

“I’m sure that this piece helped many Americans to ease their guilt and let them believe that we, as a nation, are a loving, compassionate and kind people.

“It would have been far better to show the pictures of thousands and thousands of children that are dead, dying, crippled, disfigured, homeless, malnourished, without family, and many other horrible problems that the American people and our corrupted government have caused! We mourn our own dead, wounded, and otherwise harmed troops, and rightly so, yet we fail to comprehend the vast destruction that, we, the American people along with our Corporate controlled government have inflicted on this world, all in the name of greed!!” ~ Bob Egan


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