The Netflix episode of “Dirty Money” – “Dirty Gold” – a documentary about the gold industry being used for money laundering by drug cartels, mentions Cartier three times by name. Behind the huge quantities of gold moving around the world lies a tangled web of money laundering, illegal mining and environmental destruction !!!
When the cacique Raoni Metuktire came to Paris to speak, he asked that Europeans stop eating meat in order to protect the peoples of the Xingu from the destruction of their territory by the agro-industry. Along the same lines, all of you, speaking on behalf of the Yanomami, should ask people in Europe to stop buying, selling and wearing gold in order to protect Yanomami territory.
Cartier, the luxury gold watch and jewelry company inviting you to come to Paris to speak is making money from the sympathy that French people feel for the Yanomami and using you all as promotional gifts to greenwash their involvement in the extractivist gold industry. The exposition “The Yanomami Struggle” is being presented by the very industry that is causing the destruction to indigenous lives. Cartier operates more than 300 stores in 125 countries and in 2018 was ranked by Forbes as the world’s…
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