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Sa-weeeet. [Nov. 17th, 2005|12:06 pm]
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The first food boycott in history was organized by abolitionists against sugar because its harvesting was done by slaves. By forging sugar or by purchasing sugar from the East Indies (which did not use slaves), the Anti-Saccharite Society claimed that eight families that each typically used five pounds of sugar a week would over the course of twenty years, prevent the slavery or murder of one hundred people. One supporter of the boycott was Mrs. B. Henderson, a businesswoman in London who sold sugar basins wiht cold letters that proclaimed “East India sugar not made by slaves.”

[User Picture]From: maudelynn
2005-11-17 10:18 am (UTC)
sugar and diamonds....
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-11-17 10:26 am (UTC)
Mm? Diamonds are a girls best.. sugar is a girls best.. sugardiamonds are a girls best friend!
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From: kiwioverture
2005-11-17 10:28 am (UTC)
Most African diamonds are mined by people put in a hole and who stay there until they die, trading diamonds for food.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-11-17 10:34 am (UTC)
It's terrible. No one can deny that.
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From: kiwioverture
2005-11-17 10:31 am (UTC)
Oh yes, I forgot this other bit of shock value.

The revenue the diamond sales make is used to buy guns to fuel the Warlord's army.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-11-17 10:37 am (UTC)
Which fuels the viscous circle. :(
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