Category archives for world

Fire disaster appeal

John Quiggin is running an appeal for donations to help the survivors of the terrible fires in Victoria. I’ve donated there.

London Bombings

I’m in favour of this suggestion from Kevin Drum. If I could have one small wish for today, it would be for the blogosphere on both left and right to refrain from political point scoring over the London attacks. Just for a day. Isn’t tomorrow soon enough to return to our usual arguments? Tim Blair…

Global Fund Appeal

John Quiggin is donating $1 to Medecins Sans Frontieres for each comment he gets on this post. Go and leave a comment! The money will aid the The Global Fund to fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Your comment might even help pay for some DDT spraying! (Though insecticide treated netting is usually the better…

Tsunami Appeal

Today is a day of mourning in Australia for tsunami victims and John Quiggin is donating $1 to Australian Red Cross tsunami appeal for each comment left at this post on his blog. I know we have some redoubtable commenters here—go and do your stuff!

Australian Compassion

Now I thought that Australians were being extremely generous with $110 million in private donations (that’s over $5 per capita) and $1 billion from the Australian government but over at Tech Central Station Jackson Kuhl and Nick Schulz have come up with a measure that they call Amazonian Compassion where Australia comes dead last. They…

Earthquake and Tsunami

The Sydney Morning Herald has an informative page with news and links for donations. I donated to The Australian Red Cross, who have already raised $3 million. You have to look hard to find any good aspect to such a terrible catastrophe but the generosity of my fellow human beings certainly qualifies.