This special collection highlights the work of Leif Wenar and his team at CleanTrade.org. Leif is author of the book, Blood Oil: Tyrants, Violence and the Rules that Run the World.The Kimberley Process by which importing countries now ban the purchase of blood diamonds from armed groups marked progress in one resource area. This ban can be expanded to stolen oil, oil that belongs to the people of a country. All countries' laws make it legal to buy natural resources from whoever can control those resources by force - Might Makes Right. CleanTrade.org has set as it's goal to change this. Related special collections include Ethical Sourcing, the Ethical Sourcing Forum, and, highly recommended, Conflict-free Minerals.
Curated by EarthSayer
The Hope for Change: Ending 'Might Makes Right' by Leif Wenar
Published on Feb 15, 2016
An excerpt from the Leif Wenar speech of January 27th, 2016 based on his book, "Blood Oil: Tyrants, Violence, and the Rules That Run the World." For more details on 'Might Makes Right' go to the Clean Trade site, here. Excerpted and curated by Ruth Ann Barrett for EarthSayers.tv, Voices of Sustainability.
EarthSayer Leif Wenar