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    Diamond mines known as “ Blood Diamonds” are killing millions of people, just in the last year 200 people have died in these diamond mines. Russia, Africa, Canada, and Australia are damaging their country trying to recover from war. Blood diamonds are deadly and shutting down the diamond mines will solve the issue. Blood diamond industry provides jobs, money for education, housing and medicine. “Blood diamonds are meant to help us recover from the war” (web 2003). These diamond mines are suppose

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    Danny Archer Does Have an Epiphany Danny Archer is a character in the movie Blood diamond. Edward Zwick displays the complete transformation of Archer over the course of the movie, from a greedy anti-hero to a selfless hero who puts others before himself. Archer’s epiphany starts after meeting Solomon Vandy in prison, the local fisherman who found the rare pink diamond. Another person that play a huge role in determining the identity of Archer is Maddy Bowen, the reporter from New York. I will

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    Imples Paynter Prof. P.M. Roach Politics & Cultures of Africa Ever since British geologists first discovered diamonds in Sierra Leone 's jungles in the 1930 's, diamonds have been a key factor in the bloody conflict that has ravaged this small West African country. In his novel, Blood Diamonds, Greg Campbell captures the heart wrenching story of one man 's encounter with the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), a rebel group in Sierra Leone, infamous for their brutal tactics of mass rape, torture

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    Blood Diamonds

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    Blood Diamonds: The Conflict in Sierra Leone       History of Diamonds:   The name "diamond" comes from the Greek word, "adamas" meaning unconquerable. Fittingly diamonds are made of pure carbon, and diamonds are the hardest natural substance known to man.[1][1] Diamonds have long been a sign of wealth and fortune. Kings and queens have worn these forms of concentrated carbon and even more countless millions people over time have lusted after them. These gems can be transparent, truculent white

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    Blood Diamond Research

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    Hendina Riyadi Blood Diamond Research For thousands of years, diamonds have been highly regarded by everyone from kings and queens to ordinary people. Diamonds are a symbol for wealth, elegance, love, and power. Centuries ago, they were also a symbol of courage, invincibility and strength. What is less commonly known is that these stones are also a symbol of terror and death. Conflicts arise from the mining of these gems; many people have died and many are perhaps still dying because of the mining

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    Blood Diamonds in Africa

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    Ms. Korbelack English 121 13 November 2012 “Blood” Diamonds in Africa “In Sierra Leone, more than 10,000 people have suffered amputation because of the diamond trade, which has become a trademark atrocity for the rebels”. Unfortunately, Ibrahim Fofana, a diamond miner, shared a similar fate to the thousands that suffered brutal amputations from the Rebels. Ibrahim Fofana is like many of the miners who are forced to work long brutal hours in diamond mines. And according to UK Channel 5 "The True

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    In developed countries, a diamond signifies love, status, beauty, and endurance/strength; however, in developing countries such as Africa, the diamond symbolizes torture, extreme labor, and exhaustion. The idolization of diamond rings began in the 15th century when Archduke Maximilian of Austria presented Mary of Burgundy a diamond ring upon the suggestion of “a faithful advisor who counseled: “At the betrothal Your Grace must have a ring set with a diamond and also a gold ring” , thus it became

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    Dear, um, Kim Kardashian-West, I recently read an article concerning a very expensive push present you asked from your husband, Kanye West, in November. In a KimKardashianWest.com post, you wrote, “This pregnancy, I would love a Lorraine Schwartz diamond choker, like the ones I've worn before to the Art + Film Gala.” You went on to say, “I like the idea of a push present—after nine months of pregnancy it's a sweet and well-deserved thank you. We women go through an entire pregnancy carrying a baby

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    Through the movie Blood Diamond you can see many tragic events happening. There is loss for some people and gain for others. The movie takes place during the time of the civil war in Sierra Leone in 1999 (Synopsis for Blood Diamond). The movie portrays the events that transpired between the government soldiers and rebel forces. (Synopsis for Blood Diamond). As the Movie opens Solomon Vandy is taken away from his family by RUF (the Revolutionary United Front). Among other Solomon is set to work to

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    Diamonds: A Symbolism of Blood or Regality? Marilyn Monroe’s famous line “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” is glamorously known worldwide. It is true that diamonds is what every girl desires for. Diamonds signifies to consumer’s wealth and glamour and are generally associated to gift one another or symbolize romance, marriage, and purity. However, despite how appealing a diamond is, its worth could be someone’s life. This is known as blood diamond or conflict diamond. A blood diamond is a diamond

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    effective campaign against “conflict diamonds.” Recently, rapper Kanye West raised the issue of conflict “blood” diamonds in his song “Diamonds” (featuring Jay-Z). Conflict diamonds — diamonds mined and traded by rebel groups — have been the source of murder and mutilation in the small, west-African country of Sierra Leone. In the song, West voices his own inner conflict with diamonds: See, a part of me say keep shinin’ How? When I know what a “Blood Diamond” is … In his video, West takes his message

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    and misrepresent reality” (2012:17). The mediated contents are charged with many ideological messages that consumers often passively take in. Blood Diamond, released in 2006, is one of these films that seems to at least start out in display of the images of mediated ideologies. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly, and Djimon Hounsou, Blood Diamond is a film directed by Edward Zwick, with themes including war, politics, and race. DiCaprio and Hounsou were nominated at the Academy Awards

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    Blood Diamonds: The Real Story Behind The Diamond Trade. Most of us live in a world of luxury; three meals a day, food on the table, clothes to wear, and a temperature regulated house which in fact, has a roof over our heads. We are so privileged that we even complain about the things so freely given to us, such as our food, clothes, phones, and our given right to education. But what about those who yearn to live a life that isn’t made to feed our privileges? After years, greed captivates the

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    individual level, but also that of a communal and global level. Contextually there is a superficial alteration in the stimulus (Ivory vs. diamond) for greed and of global awareness towards the issue, although in the century that separates Joseph Conrad’s exploration of colonial regime in his novella Heart of Darkness and Edward Zwick’s post-colonial film Blood Diamond, the values driving the major characters and factions from the different texts are comparably similar. In both texts, there are individuals

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    Essay on Blood Diamonds

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    Blood Diamonds Until 1974, Angola had been a colony under Portuguese jurisdiction since 1576. “The combined forces of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), the National Front for the Liberation of Angola (FNLA), and the National Union for the Total Independence succeeded in their struggle in removing the Portuguese colonial government in April, 1974”[1]. A bloody transitional period ensued throughout the next year, where a struggle for control of Angola’s government erupted

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    Diamonds are the universal symbol of love, devotion and commitment between couples. Diamonds bring joy and elation to most people but to others, they are a source of suffering. A blood diamond is a diamond that is mined in a war zone; more precisely in Africa. Due to blood diamonds, people have been held against their will and forced to work in mines with poor working conditions. The countries that are most affected with this issue are Sierra Leone, Angola, and Liberia. These places have used the

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    day. Diamonds account for 94% of its exports. Sierra Leone gained the deserved reputation as "the most dangerous country on earth." Diamonds from these mines are called conflict diamonds, or blood diamonds. Blood diamonds were used to finance civil war. Several foreign journalists were killed here during the war. African tribal war over nothing is more common than war over diamonds. Diamonds are a commodity. African nations benefit much from the diamond industry. It is true that "blood diamonds" did

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    Blood Diamond Study Note

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    sBlood Diamond (2006) CHARACTERS Danny Archer – Diamond Smuggler Maddy Bowden – Journalist Solomon Vandy – Fisherman Dia Vandy (see me no more) Jassie Vandy – Solomon’s Wife Captain Poison Benjamin Kapanay M’Ed Ambassador Walker Diamond Traders Diamond Traders Rudolf Van De Kaap Rupert Simmonds SETTING Sierra Leone 1996-1999 Civil War THEMES R.U.F (Revolutionary United Front) T.I

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    I have chosen to focus on and analyze one pattern of the Diamond Trade at a global scale. The pattern illustrates that the Diamond Trade exists on a global scale. I have used examples and specific evidence from different regions and nations across different hemispheres to highlight this Global pattern. 

There are five different processes of the Diamond Industry. Exploration, mining, selling rough diamonds, cutting and polishing and selling on world markets. Each process happens in different location

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    Reflection Paper: Blood Diamond To buy expensive jewels or even be gifted one has always seemed ridiculous to me. To wear 10,000 dollars on your finger seems a bit gratuitous. Not only that but diamonds aren't that rare just hard to get and can be artificially made, unlike gold. For me, it has always been the symbol for why the trickle-down effect does not work. It is rich peoples priority to keep their money, to keep it in their family, not to pump it back into the economy. I have thought

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