Sunday, August 09, 2009

Blood diamonds – Part 1

 
Blood diamonds get their name from the fact that they are used to fund military action in opposition to legitimate governments.
 
This is a fantastic site to get up to date on the fight against blood diamonds.
 
I pretty much owe all the information in this blog to the data at the link above.
 
Today, over 99% of the world’s supply of diamonds is from sources free of conflict thanks to the Kimberly Process Certification System.
 
The movie Blood Diamond is a fantastic one to understand the implications of the trade in conflict diamonds.
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