Cross posted by our friend, Richard Millett
On annual Red Nose Day the BBC broadcasts an evening of entertainment interspersed with heart-breaking scenes from Africa and British hospitals and hospices all in the hope of encouraging people to donate to Comic Relief.
Red Nose Day is on March 15th but one has to wonder how much money Comic Relief wastes. It is an ongoing tragedy which I witnessed at first hand last night when War On Want appeared at the Israeli Apartheid WeekeventVoices from Palestine: Resisting Racism and Apartheid heldat theUniversity of London Union (ULU).
By April 2010, when I first wrote about War On Want’s anti-Israel activism, Comic Relief had already given War On Want approximately £1.7m. War On Want’s accounts now show that in2011 Comic Relief gave War On Want yet another £303,391. I await the figures for 2012 and 2013.
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