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audra trower williams
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posted 14 October 2003 11:33 AM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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There is still no guarantee that “blood diamonds” — used to fund war and abuse in Africa — are not being sold in Canadian stores. An international diamond certification system did come into effect in January. But there's a gaping loophole. Will you help close it?

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Michelle
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posted 09 November 2003 12:15 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
A good reason not to buy diamonds.

Blood diamonds: still no regular monitoring - Amnesty International Canada

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Last week's Kimberley Process meetings saw modest progress toward better monitoring of the rough diamond trade. However, the Plenary did not endorse a proposal to deploy a system of regular, impartial monitoring of all participating countries within four years. Bottom line: Canadians cannot know if the diamonds they buy are financing war and abuse in Africa.

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