Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Brokers of Death

Once again, something I missed in the past few months of absence from the blogosphere, but that is worth noting.
A new report from the International Rescue Committee has indicated that the number of people dying from the results of the war in the Congo has gone up to 5.4 million. It's time to name the individuals and corporations who have profited from this. In addition, I will suggest appropriate sentences for the crimes, based on Nuremberg Trial standards.

Samuel Bodman of the Cabot Corporation, and now US Secretary of Energy, has been involved in looting millions of pounds of cobalt from the area, encouraging and turning a blind eye to the many atrocities that occurred to extricate the minerals.

Sentence: Death (based on Göring and Fritz Sauckel's sentence at Nuremberg)

James P. Mooney (former CEO) and Joseph M Scaminace (current CEO) of OM Group, mining and chemical company
I believe the only way we will be able to make headway in the Congo, at least on the corporate front, will be to constantly name and shame those corporations that are fueling the conflict in the Congo. So shame on you Cabot! Get your act together and act right!! (well, actually, if you read their website, they claim to be acting right now. Can someone verify that?)

1 comment:

Salons in Indore said...

Your blog has always attracted me and this particular post left me speechless. It is one of the best pieces of writing I have seen. Good job.

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