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Edward Zwick

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Chut Wutty and the Heroic Fight Against "The Resource Curse"

(19) Comments | Posted May 15, 2012 | 7:52 PM

On April 26th, a Cambodian environmental activist named Chut Wutty was killed by military police. Two journalists present at the incident reported that Wutty was shot after refusing to hand over photographic evidence he had been collecting. A subsequent government inquiry -- open and shut within three days...

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The Sad Truth About the Fight Against Blood Diamonds

(297) Comments | Posted December 4, 2011 | 11:53 AM

It is a tragic paradox of our time that poor nations with abundant resources should suffer unimaginably while their political leaders appropriate riches that might otherwise mitigate poverty and foster economic growth. This brutal phenomenon is known as the "resource curse." With a global economy increasingly defined by access to...

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