La Pittura di Rivelazione
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THE STORY-In 1994, South African photojournalist Kevin Carter won the Pulitzer prize for his disturbing photograph of a Sudanese child being stalked by a vulture (left). That same year, Kevin Carter committed suicide. To learn more: Darfurian Voices, The Conflict, The Death of Kevin Carter. The Core-Oil. Oil. International Involvement.
A blood diamond (also called a conflict diamond, converted diamond, hot diamond, or war diamond) is a diamond mined in a war zone and sold to finance an insurgency, invading army's war efforts, or a warlord's activity. These terms are particularly used in the context of diamond trading to indicate the negative effects for this sale. These diamonds are mined particularly in Africa and Russia where around two-thirds of the world's diamonds are extracted. The phenomenon of conflict minerals has the same nature.
De Beers is a cartel of companies that dominate the diamond, diamond mining, diamond hops, diamond trading and industrial diamond manufacturing sectors. De Beers is active in every category of industrial diamond mining: open-pit, underground, large-scale alluvial, coastal and deep sea. Mining takes place in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Canada.The company was founded in 1888 by Cecil Rhodes, who was financed by South African diamond magnate Alfred Beit and the London-based N M Rothschild & Sons bank. In 1927, Ernest Oppenheimer, a German immigrant to Britain who had earlier founded mining giant Anglo American, with American financier J.P. Morgan, took over De Beers. He built and consolidated the company's global monopoly over the diamond industry until his retirement. During this time, he was involved in a number of controversies, including price fixing, antitrust behaviour and an allegation of not releasing industrial diamonds for the US war effort during World War II.Blood Diamonds, J.P. Morgan, NWO
Power: the capacity or ability to direct or influence the behavior of others or the course of events. To be continued...
A new report claiming to be the most comprehensive look at global slavery says 30 million people are living as slaves around the world.The Global Slavery Index, published by the Australia-based Walk Free Foundation, lists India as the country with by far the most slaves, with an estimated nearly 14 million, followed by China (2.9 million) and Pakistan (2.1 million). The top 10 countries on its list of shame accounted for more than three quarters of the 29.8 million people living in slavery, with Nigeria, Ethiopia, Russia, Thailand, Democratic Republic of Congo, Myanmar and Bangladesh completing the list.In terms of countries with the highest of proportion of slaves, Mauritania in West Africa topped the table, with about 4% of its 3.4 million people enslaved, followed by Haiti, Pakistan, India and Nepal. CNN Reports
Beyond these known slavery issues, there is another, not so blatant form of slavery that has been often times overlooked. It is about the people who generate the money that makes the wealthy so absorbently wealthy, and at the same time, take care of the poor. Another part to The Revelation Painting will be added nearer to its completion that will blow your mind. If you work for a living, pay taxes, and think you are unaffected, think again. A "revelation" is going to show you a few things about corporate America, the politics of it, and how it affects you.
Segregation, inequality, prejudice, injustice happens world-wide. Please see the following websites to make an informed decision regarding how you can help.
Safe World for Women is an award-winning advocacy organization and multicultural movement for social justice and equality. We highlight abuse and oppression, and promote grassroots initiatives for women's empowerment.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of American families become homeless, including more than 1.6 million children. These children are hidden from our view, but they are living in shelters, cars, and campgrounds. They are young and scared, and their parents and families are frustrated and desperate. Family homelessness is caused by the combined effects of lack of affordable housing, extreme poverty, decreasing government supports, changing demographics of the family, the challenges of raising children alone, domestic violence, and fractured social supports. As the gap between housing costs and income continues to widen and housing foreclosures increase, more and more families are at risk of homelessness. For extremely poor families and those with vulnerabilities or little safety net, even a seemingly minor event can trigger a catastrophic outcome and catapult a family onto the streets. For more information visit: http://www.familyhomelessness.org/