Blood and Firestone

First time I heard about Charles Taylor and the heinous acts of violence he perpetrated was when I watched the movie ‘Lord of War’. All too often, it seems that criminals like him are not alone in mechanizing such killing machines. Usually, there are other entities involved, either through direct or indirect facilitation or inaction.

Today I came across an investigation by Pro Publica and Frontline about how the global corporation ‘Firestone’ supplied resources to Charles Taylor and seems to have played their part in the Liberian massacre. Why would they do it? Liberian Rubber! Such a shame…

Something to keep in mind when shopping for those next set of tires.


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