Non-government organizations (NGOs)

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Help that hinders
By Arundhati Roy, Le Monde diplomatique, November 2004. Because of globalisation the distance between decision-makers and those who endure the effects of those decisions has never been so great. One problem faced by mass movements is the NGO-isation of resistance. As the state abdicated its traditional role, NGOs moved in to work in these areas. But their available funds are a minute fraction of the cut in public spending.
Survival strategies against catastrophe and disaster: The future is now
By Agnhs Callamard and Randolf Kent, Le Monde diplomatique, November 2004. International humanitarian organisations are in urgent need of reform. They have to improve their capacity to advance strategic thought and planning, even if in so doing they risk having to challenge directly those who at present fund their work.
Amnesty's Intl's Disinformation
By Joan Malerich, 22 March 2005. An analysis of AI's performance and a compendium of information on the institution.
Proliferation of non-state actors worrying
By Mabasa Sasa, Political Editor, Sunday Mirror (Harare), 13 February 2005. The recent Cosatu short-lived ’fact-finding’ mission to Zimbabwe once again highlighted the growth in influence of non-State actors, as embodied in civil society, multi-national corporations and churches, in the affairs of sovereign nations—particularly those in the Third World.
A Modest Proposal for Amnesty International: How about a ‘71 for 5’ Campaign?
By P. Waldo, 28 March 2005. Many people think that Amnesty International (AI) is trying hard to do a good job towards human rights at many locations of human mistreatment. However, many believe that there is room for AI to expand and go beyond its present range of work.
The International Crisis Group: Who Pays the Piper?
By Jan Oberg, TFF director, The Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research, Press Info #219, 15 April 2005. 2005 is the tenth anniversary of the International Crisis Group, ICG. The International Crisis Group is an independent, non-profit, multinational organisation to prevent and resolve deadly conflict. Professionals in conflict-analysis, -resolution and peacemaking may find reasons to question the image ICG promotes of itself.
The big charity bonanza
By David Ransom, New Internationalist, October 2005. Big international non-governmental organizations (bingos) are not just a mouthful they're a handful, growing into clumsy but powerful giants. David Ransom is not sure they're a good idea.
Why They Hate Our Kind Hearts, Too
By Joan Roelofs, Counterpunch, 13–14 May 2006. In recent years, nations have challenged the activities and very existence of non-governmental organizations. What are these organizations, and who or what is behind them?
Phooey on Amnesty Intl and Its Mandela Hypocrisy
Amnesty International press release, 19 September 2006 9:58 AM; prefaced by a comment by Francis A. Boyle. While he was imprisoned I am not aware that AI did diddlysquat for Mandela or any imprisoned ANC guerillas, except perhaps token efforts when they were about to be executed and it was already too late.