Blood diamond: is writing petition enough?
Previously, it was mentioned on the article that Blood Diamond is a massive human trafficking by the Zimbabwean regime. On the same article, the recommendation from Human Rights Watch representative to fight against human trafficking by the regime was also mentioned. One of the recommendation is that American public is encouraged to write petition and letters to their elected officers to stop the atrocity committed by the Zimbabwe's president, Mugabe along with the recommendation to exercise discretion in purchasing the diamonds to ensure not buying Zimbabwean diamonds.
Forced labor and sexual exploitation in blood diamond mines have been the main reason for many countries to withdraw their support from Mugabe's government. China, on the other hand, has proven itself to be the opposite. When the U.S. strengthened its sanction against Mugabe because of his oppression of Zimbabweans, China reached out to him and built bilateral relation with Zimbabwean regime to fulfill its ambition of west Africa expansion. The question reminds constant, though: Can an average Joe do anything about it?