Organized crime controls illegal gold distribution and illegally mined gold commands an important share of the world’s gold market. In the case of Latin America experts estimate that one half of the region’s exported gold is mined illegally.
Narco-traffickers are contributing to the violence in the Amazon region. Their operations used to rely on drug trafficking. Now, they also depend on illegal gold. One of the reasons illegal gold is so valuable to criminal groups is that, unlike cocaine, there’s a legal version that looks exactly like it…
Cartier represents the commodity fetishism of luxury jewelry – items that are functionally useless to human society. You can click on this link: https://www.cartier.com/en-fr/ to see what luxury gold items they are selling and then you can click on Foundation Cartier at the bottom of the page to see how they are selling « Nature » and « Yanomami » to make it seem as though they care about the forest and Indigenous people while they continue to sell gold to the world.
What do the Yanomami and other Indigenous people think of gold? Please see the Yanomami shaman’s message here:
PLEASE BOYCOTT GOLD FOR THE YANOMAMI! – Please give gifts that don’t destroy nature and the lives of indigenous peoples! – LISTEN TO THE YANOMAMI SHAMAN’S MESSAGE – THE PLEA OF THE RAINFOREST!
Nobody needs to use gold jewelry, watches or accessories to decorate themselves. There are so many less destructive and non-destructive options.
Small elements of gold are in phones and other electronic items. We should replace them as seldom as possible…
« You must make every choice as though the life of your Earth Mother depended upon it, as though your own life depended upon it, as though your children’s lives depended upon it. » – John Lundin
Here are 13 Reasons Why You Should Boycott Gold For The Yanomami People by Palm Oil Detectives:https://palmoildetectives.com/2021/12/07/here-are-13-reasons-why-you-should-boycottgold4yanomami/
And here’s information for the group exhibition « NO to GOLD – Pas de Cartier! »: