Be it bilateral or multilateral, dispensed directly from a government or through an international lending agency, foreign aid embodies all the failures and tragedies that have come to typify our government-run domestic poverty schemes.
After waging a year-and-a-half long battle to win dignity and respect at work, caregivers and other employees at the Star of David nursing home have finally reached a tentative agreement with management that will raise their pay, preserve health benefits and improve working conditions. This first agreement also puts in place new personnel policies that are backed up by an enforceable grievance procedure.
Warsaw 1944, Grozny 1994, Berlin 1945, Stalingrad 1942, such were the military metaphors conjured up by the media. In the end it was more Los Angeles 1992. Yet again the working people of Iraq have put their needs before the siren call of patriotism.