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The Growing AID-India Scandal
Email from AID list. Look what AID is upto!

<<original email message>>
>hey guys, here's the email flier for Biju Mathew's talk, make changes
>to it if u
>want, but please start sending it out to people and groups as soon as
>you can,
>the talk is coming up very very soon...hope everyone is doing well
>and enjoying
>the break!
>take care,
>*Association for India's Development(AID)*
>~ presents ~
>Funding Hate: Hindutva in the U.S.
>A conversation with Professor Biju Mathew
>Thursday. March 4th - 7:00 p.m.
>Room 1636 International Institute
>"Are the charity dollars generously provided by American companies,
>some of our leading corporate citizens of the high technology world,
>being used
>to fund violent, sectarian groups in India?"
>Prof. Mathew will be discussing Hindutva in the United States and the
>of funds from the US to organizations that spread sectarian hatred in
>Biju Mathew is a professor of business at Rider University, New
>Jersey, a
>of the Organizing Committee of the New York Taxi Workers' Alliance,
>and a
>coordinator for the Forum of Indian Leftists (FOIL).
>His works revolve around three primary thematics: Hindutva,
>Migration, and
>Globalization and attempts to explicate the inter-relations between
>these three
>nodes of interest for contemporary South Asian scholars and
>activists. On
>Hindutva, his work is largely on Hindutva's relation to the politics
>identity within diasporic Indian-American communities and on the
>aspects of caste and class that make Hindutva such a potent force in
>life. Further it locates the flourishing of Hindutva in North America
>the context of globalization. The other mode by which the thematic of
>globalization is reflected in his work is through a critical
>examination of the
>discourses of globalization and its(dis)connections with post-80's
>South Asian
>labor migration into the US. Much of this work is related to his work
>as a
>volunteer organizer for the New York Taxi Workers Alliance.
>The Association for India's Development (AID) is a non-profit
>dedicated to grassroots/sustainable development in urban and rural
>India. For
>more information on AID-Ann Arbor please visit
>www.umich.edu/~aidindia or
>www.aidindia.org or email skmathew@umich.edu
>--- End forwarded message ---

Can someone prepare a short report in bullet point format with references to counter the speaker at the next university he is scheduled to speak.

An outreach has to be made to the Graduate students in different universities who are AID volunteers so that they question these things from within.
<b>Colorful bash welcomes spring</b>

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Over the two weekends, nearly $30,000 was raised for Asha for Education, a charity that sponsors education for underprivileged youths in India<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->

How ASHA is fooling Hindus? This amount will be used against anti Hindu efforts
<!--QuoteBegin-Mudy+Mar 28 2004, 03:29 PM-->QUOTE(Mudy @ Mar 28 2004, 03:29 PM)<!--QuoteEBegin--> How ASHA is fooling Hindus? This amount will be used against anti Hindu efforts <!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
<!--emo&:thumbdown--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif' /><!--endemo--> ASHA did certainly fool me - sometime back I gave them $ to sponsor the some kids in W. Bengal for a period of 5 years. Never heard from the co-oridnators/kids ever again. When I wrote to some ASHA big cheese on West coast, the response I got was that folks who co-ordinate ASHA activities are volunteers and these things fall through cracks.
Didn't help me replying back that this co-ordinator was not a school kid but a India engineer working for Microsoft and how does a single donation in four figures "fall through the crack" <!--emo&:angry:--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/mad.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='mad.gif' /><!--endemo-->

They ain't getting a dime from me in future. <!--emo&:thumbdown--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif' /><!--endemo-->
Of course, only stuff that can be seen in public, as in this forum.. <!--emo&:tv--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tv_feliz.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tv_feliz.gif' /><!--endemo-->

1. Archive the whining from AID types as they sink deeper and deeper into <!--emo&:flush--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/Flush.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='Flush.gif' /><!--endemo-->

denying connections with the Marxist Commie mass-murderers.

2. Send letters to Satya Prabhakar and post anyway possible on Sulekha asking why Satya Prabhakar is endorsing Marxist terrorist fund-raising.

3. Put up a web page listing all AID-Communist links, including Arundhati WhineRoy and Prafool Bidwai connections with the Naxal / People's War Group meetings - and IMC Annual Meeting where the same jerks were bashing India. NOTE that PWG is now on the Foreign Terrorist Groups list of the US SD.

4. Dig a bit into the Commie linkages of "Ra" Ravishankar. I note that he denies having any.

5. Dig into the connection of Gaiutra Bahadur with the Nepalese Marxist terrorists. I suspect that is the answer on her link to the commie-pakis.

6. How did PakistanNews come to post the criminals' "Memo" so quickly? Would like to find out the exact path of that - because it may be very interesting - as in "Common Sponsors". Who IS behind Paknews.com" Can you do an advanced "WHOIS" and post the answers?

7. Do we know anyone at UiUC School of Electrical Engg - to get some background? Letters need to go out to UIUC's President, Dean of Engg and EE School Chair demanding to know why they are slandering relief organizations - "Ra"'s email came from a UIUC email address, and "Ra" is listed as an "academic" with UIUC. The university bears responsbility for damages - and needs to minimize that by promptly and publicly disassociating itself from Marxist, anti-Semitic liars, terrorists and other criminals. This will take a few hundred letters.

Point is, there is no "controversy" now about IDRF/RSS/SEWA role in relief. You give them money, it gets spent on relief. No Ifs and Buts about it. So what the criminals are doing is slander.

They need to be exposed for blatant intellectual dishonesty.

Violence and Religious Extremism:
Reflections on the Human Condition in the 21st Century

A public lecture by

<b>Vinay Lal, Ph. D., Assoc. professor, Department of
History, UCLA</b>

WHEN: 6:30 PM, SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2003

Sponsored by
Institute of Global Studies, University of Minnesota

Cosponsored by:
<b>Association for India's Development of Minnesota (AID</b>-MN), <b>Council on
American Islamic Relations (CAIR</b>-MN),Sikh Society of MN,MN Advocates for
Human Rights, Dr. Cherian Puthiyottil of Agora Multicultural Center

For further information, please call Hyder Khan,
<!--QuoteBegin-narayanan+Jan 5 2005, 08:26 AM-->QUOTE(narayanan @ Jan 5 2005, 08:26 AM)<!--QuoteEBegin--> 2. Send letters to Satya Prabhakar and post anyway possible on Sulekha asking why Satya Prabhakar is endorsing Marxist terrorist fund-raising.
There seems to be some kind of reciprocal tie-up between Sulekha and AID.
From AID India website

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Q. What is the Sulekha-AID collaboration for Tsunami relief?</b>
Sulekha is collecting donations on their website for AID's relief efforts. They have set up a Matching Fund arrangement by soliciting funds from their supporters. Sulekha will regularly transfer funds collected through this drive to AID. AID thanks Sulekha for their efforts to raise funds for AID's Relief and Rehabilitation Fund.
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->"Thankfully," he continues, "there are some NGOs that are doing wonderful work. They have come here with a purpose, and it shows in the way they go about their work."

<b>The organisation he refers to in particular is the Democratic Youth Federation of India</b>. DYFI is a grassroots level organisation, and it has hordes of volunteers who have scattered themselves all across the state. Dr Narasimhan, the doctor who was doing such a brave job at Nagapattinam, is one of them. DYFI suffers from the drawback of not having a high profile and, consequently, having rather low funds. But AID takes care of that.

AID India, an organisation I can't praise highly enough for their unflagging relief work in the state, have taken a pragmatic approach, tying up with anyone who shares their vision and work ethic. <b>They (AID) have adopted two villages in this area, Pudupettai and Pudukubbam, in association with DYFI and another group called the Students Federation of India.</b><!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
<!--QuoteBegin-Viren+Jan 5 2005, 09:21 PM-->QUOTE(Viren @ Jan 5 2005, 09:21 PM)<!--QuoteEBegin--> <!--QuoteBegin-narayanan+Jan 5 2005, 08:26 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(narayanan @ Jan 5 2005, 08:26 AM)<!--QuoteEBegin--> 2. Send letters to Satya Prabhakar and post anyway possible on Sulekha asking why Satya Prabhakar is endorsing Marxist terrorist fund-raising.

Sulekha's client list and NGOs.


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<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->A number of organizations have started working together to handle the relief work - AID, TNSF, Pondicherry Science Forum, Vidyarambam, Pratham and the PHM Organizations

Google's cache of same page
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->A number of organizations have started workingtogether to handle the relief work - AID, TNSF, Pondicherry Science Forum, <b>DYFI</b>, Vidyarambam, Pratham and the PHM Organizations
Check the google cache, these guys are covering their tracks pretty fast...

Another from Google cache

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->In Nagapattinam district - which is the worst hit in Tamilnadu - we have 3organizations on the field working:  Tamilnadu Science Forum, Vidyarambamand <b>DYFI</b>. We are also trying to get other orgns and the dist administrationinto a joint coordination effort.   Many of our volunteers of who are fromfishing villages have died and so have many of the children studying in thesupport centers.  Ranganathan from Vidyarambam left yesterday from Chennaiwith a van load of clothes and relief materials.  Locally <b>DYFI </b>and TNSF havecollected some materials and started the distribution.  We have sent themsome immediate funds and I will be taking more funds and relief materialswith me today.In Cuddalore district - we have TNSF, PSF and <b>DYFI </b>working together.  Acholera epidemic seems to be starting in both Cuddalore and Nagai - we aresending out preventive information pamphlets and are also taking medicinesfor the people there. Senthil Babu has gone there yesterday.In Kanyakumari - MALAR is coordinating the relief efforts.  Many of thevillages where they are working have been washed away.   We have sent Rs.30,000 yesterday and will be sending more.I am leaving in a truck with Charles, Damu and Jagdish - with the reliefmaterials collected here today.  Will be leaving from AID office by about5:00 pm. I will first go to Pondicherry and then to Cuddalore  There we willmeet with the local TNSF and <b>DYFI </b>and other teams to plan the relief rehabwork for the next 1-2 weeks.  Damu will stay there to continue helping withthe work there as well as to keeping giving the collection/allocation teamsin Chennai info about what is going on and what are the current needs.Then the truck will go to Nagai and meet with the teams there - to plan outa joint relief coordination and also plan for the long term rehab workneeded.  Charles and Jagdish will stay there for at least a week or ten daysand work with the teams there - and also send us back information about whatis happening.<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
Balaji Sampath report dated Dec 28th 04 on a German site - guess the Webmaster is asleep at wheel <!--emo&Wink--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='wink.gif' /><!--endemo-->

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->After the initial shock and chaos, we are now quite well organized to handle the relief efforts. A number of organizations have started working together to handle the relief work - AID, TNSF, Pondicherry Science Forum, <b>DYFI</b>, Vidyarambam, Pratham and the People’s Health Movement Organizations. We have formed a quick informal coalition to coordinate this work. As of now the state level coordination is being done from the AID-India office in Gopalapuram Chennai

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->In Nagapattinam district - which is the worst hit in Tamilnadu - we have 3 organizations on the field working: Tamilnadu Science Forum, Vidyarambam and <b>DYFI</b>

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->In Cuddalore district - we have TNSF, PSF and <b>DYFI </b>working together<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->There we will meet with the local TNSF and <b>DYFI </b>and other teams to plan the relief rehab work for the next 1-2 weeks<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
A response from AID volunteer listed here:

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->The scale of the relief efforts after the disaster in Tamilnadu are beyond anything AID has worked with in the past. During the Gujarat earthquake, Orissa cyclone etc. AID entered the scene about about a week later, at which time we vetted every group we were working with. This time around, due to our presence on the ground, some temporary co-ordination has been established with groups that we do not have full confidence in. As we shift towards medium and long-term relief, we will move away from these groups. At the moment, to ensure that relief materials sent in from Chennai and Bangalore reach the affected people, teams on the ground are often making on-the-spot decisions. <b>Not all AID volunteers are comfortable with this, which is why we have removed the information from our public website. We appreciate your concern and feel it tenfold. We will resolve this matter in the next few days.</b>

Another spot, on sister site ASHA where there forgot to get their link removed.
Another on some blog
<!--QuoteBegin-rajesh_g+Jan 7 2005, 12:27 AM-->QUOTE(rajesh_g @ Jan 7 2005, 12:27 AM)<!--QuoteEBegin--> http://www.geocities.com/asmampazhy/politics2.doc

Why AID is not an apolitical organization

This information has gone to Mr. Sathya Prabhakar, AFAIK.
The doc has a lot of formatting problems. Does any body know the author? We can ask him/her to fix it.
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AID's guilty conscience is too funny.

I hope people are downloading and storing these web-pages with dates. It takes a lot of room to publish articles explaining just how dishonest the AID netas are, but it is essential to retain the proof.

My guess is that AID has realized they have a MAJOR problem - they are very explicitly tied to organizations that are banned from entry into the US, and the tie-up with the Naxals and other banned terrorist organizations is only slightly less exposed.

But neither of these is the reason why they are so frantically deleting references. My guess is that there is MAJOR financial hanky-panky going on - as in transfer of donor contributions to communist destabilizing (yes, I know, redundant terminology) organizations.

Remember "... Mazdoor organization", the Commie outfit in Vadodara to which the criminals directed money from abroad for the Gujarat riots? I suspect that the same is going on now with other organizations, and maybe DYFI is a conduit to these.

I mean, if Comrade Arundhati or Pro-fool want to send money to deserving Revolutionary Martyrs' buddies, say, in Nepal, what better source than the fat-cat capitalist donors in the hated US of A?
More on AID

<!--QuoteBegin-narayanan+Jan 8 2005, 04:09 AM-->QUOTE(narayanan @ Jan 8 2005, 04:09 AM)<!--QuoteEBegin--> I know several AID volunteers around my workplace - they look fairly normal and ought to know better, but don't.<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->

lot of ppl who attend AID picnics and get toghthers don't know that AID is connected to naxals and are buch of liars. for ex: When i was single ( 6 years ago) my room mate ( whom i have know for 10 years by then went to this AID picnic ( i think it was more like hiking trip) and didn't go after that because he did n't like the idealogy
i was tempted to go but was too lazy. from what he told me i don't think ppl who came to picnic have any idea how the money is being used or that AID is connected to naxals.
Dilip D'Souza on his blog where he refers to Amit Varma as "my travelling companion, Amit Varma"

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->I made this trip with the help and guidance of the <b>Association for India's Development (AID). They are cooperating in the field with volunteers from the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI)</b>. Now I saw plenty of other groups working in the affected areas. But nobody is more organized, dedicated and clear-headed about what they are doing and what they must achieve, than the AID and DYFI folks. If you'd like to contribute, or donate, or offer your time as a volunteer, call their office in Chennai: 91-44-2835-0403. <!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
Good lord, can these guys sink any lower <!--emo&:angry:--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/mad.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='mad.gif' /><!--endemo-->

Communist Party of India-Marxist whine
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->The Communist Party of India-Marxist, in the latest issue of its weekly publication, People's Democracy, <b>has darkly hinted that Black Sunday was god's retribution for the people voting the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance Government to power in two successive elections and keeping it in office for six years</b><!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->

I hope someone gets hard copy of this and faxes/emails it to every donor of AID

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