Linkmarks

Items waiting in the Pocket queue: 2015

Enter one or more words
Enter one or more words
Enter one or more words
A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Haiti, rocking the capital and sparking a tsunami alert for neighbouring states.

2010-01-12

 Haiti earthquake
The leading US general in Haiti has said it is a "reasonable assumption" that up to 200,000 people may have died in last Tuesday's earthquake.

2010-01-18

 earthquake Haiti
How do zombies know not to eat each other? What would they do if there were no non-zombies left?

2009-12-02

 zombie Haiti death
In the 18th century, the genre of “earthquake sermon” was good business. Two small shocks in London, in 1750, sent the preachers to their pulpits and pamphlets. The bishop of London blamed Londoners’ lewd behavior; the bishop of Oxford argued that God had woven into his grand design certain incidents to alarm us and shake us out of our sin. In Bloomsbury, the Rev. Dr. William Stukeley preached that earthquakes are favored by God as the...

2010-01-23

 earthquake religion politics Haiti Lisboa punishment
Bless the President for having rescue teams in the air almost immediately. That was President Olafur Grimsson of Iceland. On Wednesday, the AP reported that the President of the United States promised, "The initial contingent of 2,000 Marines could be deployed to the quake-ravaged country within the next few days." "In a few days," Mr. Obama?

2010-01-17

 Greg Palast earthquake Haiti USA disaster capitalism politics humanitarian aid
Haitian police have arrested 10 US nationals on suspicion of trying to illegally take 33 children abroad.

2010-01-31

 Haiti orphan child trafficking religion war profiteering adoption abduction
The failed attempt by the New Life Children's Refuge to take 33 Haitian children into the Dominican Republic has shed light on the activities of groups that disregard the rules of international adoption.

2010-02-01

 Haiti adoption abduction children
Minutes after the earthquake, as phone lines collapsed, Haitians tried to discover the fate of relatives and friends by using the web and social networks.
 disaster communication social network Haiti earthquake toread
When crisis hits, the basics are needed. Food, water, shelter and, almost as important, internet access.

2010-07-16

 Internet access humanitarian aid Haiti earthquake
The United Nations has set up an independent panel to investigate the source of cholera in Haiti. The move comes after accusations that UN peacekeepers from South Asia introduced the disease to the poverty-stricken country.

2010-12-17

 cholera United Nations peacekeeper poverty Haiti earthquake