Blood and Earth

Blood and Earth

Modern Slavery, Ecocide, and the Secret to Saving the World

Book - 2016
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"BLOOD AND EARTH is a gripping account of the deadly link between slavery and environmental destruction. Kevin Bales is a social scientist, human rights activist, and journalist -- and he's also one of the world's leading experts on modern slavery. In his work he began to notice the connection between environmental decline and slavery: the two almost always went hand-in-hand, whether in the hellish gold mines of Ghana or the miraculously beautiful mangrove forests of Bangladesh. But why? He set off to find the answer on a fascinating and moving journey that took him into the lives of modern day slaves and along a supply chain that leads directly to the cell phones in our pockets. He found solutions that redeemed both the lives of the slaves in the world's most threatened places and the environments they live in. This is a clear-eyed, inspiring, and profoundly hopeful book that brings us dramatic stories from the world's environmental and human rights hotspots and offers solutions to our most pressing crises"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Spiegel & Grau, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780812995763
Characteristics: 290 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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Aug 17, 2015

Gosh, what a letdown this book was - - this is another author clown who appears to believe the corporations will save us - - has positive things to say about the Cabot Corporation [FYI: the subsidiary that clown Perkins worked at in his book, Confessions of an Economic Hitman, was owned by Cabot], and also Peter Thiel - - that would be Thiel the Bilderberger, founder of Palantir and parters with the CIA; he also thinks TED talks are cool?
In the end, it is a clownish book by a clownish author. Sorry. [But the author is correct about at least one thing - - slavery is bad, very, very bad - - and so is predatory capitalism.]


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