blood diamonds

Monday, November 8th, 2010

‘Blood Diamond Bazaar’

“Searching for the world’s newest blood-diamond bazaar …” Yes, that’s the opening lines in a story in this week’s “Time” (by the magazine’s South Africa-based correspondent Alex Perry) about Zimbabwe’s diamond mines (production could reach US$1.7 billion a year).

Monday, November 1st, 2010

‘The Blood Diamond Myth’

It would be interesting to hear people’s opinions about this argument by writer Adam Hochchild (the author of King Leopold’s Ghost: ) published earlier this year in  Mother Jones magazine:

Friday, October 15th, 2010

The Supermodel’s Revenge

For a brief moment this past August, the world worked itself into a frenzy over Naomi Campbell’s “hostile” turn on the witness stand at The Hague. Finally, it seemed, we had the perfect ammunition to level at...

Monday, May 10th, 2010

The Model and The Activist

We’ve all heard the one about the model and the dictator. The setting is South Africa, 1997. President Nelson Mandela is hosting several prominent figures as guests in his home. Quincy Jones is there (the...

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Adam Hochschild on Eastern Congo

From my mate Dan Moshenberg: Adam Hochschild (in “Mother Jones” magazine), who does know something about the Congo, takes us there, and indicts pretty much everyone. Especially foreign multinationals, Western consumers. Many of us. Remember, the civil...

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