Blood Diamonds

posted on 27 Apr 2014 15:11 by feministblackboardg

The Big Lie About Diamond Engagement Rings

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Ira Weissman

Considering my deep personal involvement in the diamond business, my opinion might surprise you -- diamonds are a terrible waste of your money.

'Diamond Divers' Premiere: Looking For Ice In South Africa

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On the series premiere of "Diamond Divers" (Wed., 10 p.m. ET on Spike) viewers were introduced to Captain John and his motley crew of marine diamond m...

Zimbabwe: Diamond Abuses Show Need for Reforms

Human Rights Watch

(Washington, DC) - Members of the international diamond monitoring body known as the Kimberley Process (KP) should press Zimbabwe to address hum...

Message of Accountability for Murderous Leaders?

David Tereshchuk

For the world at large the decision should mean vicious despots around the world will sense that their apparent impunity is now threatened by a world which can and will call them to account. The emphasis there is on "should."

Prosecution Wants 80 Years For President

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AMSTERDAM -- Former Liberian president Charles Taylor deserves an 80-year sentence for the war crimes he was convicted of last week, including ai...

The Most Provocative Filmmaker in the World: A Conversation With Mads Brgger on The Ambassador

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Jason Apuzzo

He's punk'd both the North Korean communist government and in his new film, the Central African Republic and its corrupt diplomatic culture. Mads Brgger is one of Europe's funniest and most controversial filmmakers, although most Americans haven't heard of him -- yet.

Blood Diamonds Aren't Gone, Says Global Watchdog

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An International NGO at the forefront of investigating the illicit trade of blood diamonds has announced it will be leaving the United Nations-backed ...

The Sad Truth About the Fight Against Blood Diamonds

Edward Zwick

The Kimberley Process's refusal to address the clear links between diamonds, violence and tyranny has rendered it hopelessly ineffectual. In effect, it has become an accomplice to diamond laundering.

Let's Stop "Conflict Drugs" in Central America

Eric Farnsworth

Violence has spiked and people are dying gruesome, preventable deaths in Central America, Mexico, and elsewhere as a result of U.S. consumer tastes. Blood diamonds? No, conflict drugs.

A Hunger for Justice

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Elizabeth Blackney

As a lifelong committed Republican, a hunger strike ranked number one on the list of "things I will never do." But life brings with it surprises and revelations.

A Diamond Is Forever: One Woman Questions The Most Successful Ad Slogan Of All Time

Mary Pauline Lowry

lt's important to be aware of the way the A Diamond is Forever ad campaign -- the most successful ad campaign in history -- has shaped our thinking about this symbol of romantic love.

Conflict Minerals in the Congo: Let's Be Frank About Dodd-Frank

Mvemba Dizolele

Oversimplification of issues often produces inadequate, counterproductive policies. Dodd-Frank and its proponents penalize the people of eastern Congo, but do little to curtail the militias and their backers.

For God's Sake -- Stop Talking

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Cliff Schecter

Lately, there would seem to be a whole lot more people who have a direct channel to the Big Guy Upstairs than one could have humanly thought possible.

The Story Behind My Novel, The King of Diamonds

Simon Tolkien

The King of Diamonds is first and foremost a murder mystery, but it is also a story like my grandfather's about how people can be corrupted and enslaved by jewels.

Mia Farrow Contradicts Naomi Campbell's Testimony About Diamond

LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands -- Naomi Campbell flirted with Liberia's former president across the dinner table at Nelson Mandela's presidential mans...

PHOTOS: Black Opals, Painite, Lithium and 6 More Of The Most Valuable Minerals In The World

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From rubies to painite, coltan to diamonds, nature produces incredible minerals. Whether they are made into dazzling baubles or used in rechargeable b...

Media Lit 101: Naomi Campbell, gifts of jewelry and how to help Africa

Susan Moeller

Bling is once again in the news. Blood diamonds, of course, and the stories are all the more sensational for featuring a supermodel and one of the wo...

Creating a Greener Diamond Future

Anna-Mieke Anderson

Though it is common knowledge that the diamond trade has caused decades of bloodshed, many consumers continue to seek diamond products without truly knowing the ramifications of their purchase.

Naomi Campbell, Blood Diamonds, and the Big Picture

Human Rights First

Diamonds may prove not to be a girl's best friend later this month as the model Naomi Campbell travels to the The Hague to testify at the U.N.-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone.

Naomi Campbell Will Testify at War Crimes Trial

LONDON -- Fashion model Naomi Campbell says she will testify at the war crimes trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor. Taylor is accu...

Sustainable Corruption: Proving Biggie Smalls Wrong

Read More: Corruption, Diamonds, Notorious B.I.G., Blood Diamonds, Gleneagles, Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe, Africa, Resource Curse, Sustainable Development, BP Oil Spill, World News

Rosalia Gitau

The world breathed a collective sigh of exasperation last week as it was discovered that Zimbabwe hosts a sizable diamond depository. I have two problems with this resource curse narrative.

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Law and Order on the Docks

Carl Pope

For years the advocates of trade giveaways like NAFTA and the WTO have argued that they wanted a "rules-based" set of global trading regulations. It's a good idea. Unfortunately, they haven't delivered.

Kimberley Process Keeps the Door Open for Zimbabwean Democracy

Ben Leo

The Kimberley Process members upheld their existing ban on Marange diamonds. By doing so, they sent a strong message to the Zimbabwean people -- that the days of corruption and repression may be numbered.

Conflict Minerals 101: What They Are And How You Can Help

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Currently, there is no mandatory law or framework for companies purchasing minerals from central Africa. Two bills currently in Congress--one in the H...

Diamonds: No Longer a Girl's Best Friend?

Halle Tecco

I've been hearing more from women who say diamonds are far from their best friends. Many of the arguments originate from ethical concerns.