greenpeace has laid blame at the feet of procter and gamble, who knowingly purchase palm oil from those who extract it from palm tree plantations grown on the razed land (last photo). the palm oil is used in such products as crest toothpaste, head and shoulders and pantene shampoo, christina aguilera perfume, clairol and cover girl make up and gillette shaving gel.
"the maker of head & shoulders needs to stop bringing rainforest destruction into our showers. it must clean up its act and guarantee its customers that these products are forest friendly," said bustar maitar, head of the indonesian forest campaign at greenpeace international. these sentiments are echoed in a greenpeace media campaign targetting procter and gamble.
indonesia is home to approximately three percent of the world’s forests, which are part of a ring of forests along the equator known as the lungs of the world. yet deforestation in indonesia represents over a third of the total global carbon emissions from deforestation and land degradation.
Salute to the enduring spirit of the children of the slaves…
A lot of the men and women that had to endure this are still alive. Don’t let white people act like this is the distant past. It’s not.
It actually pisses me off that i’ve not seen these Images before. How the fuck am I or others meant to learn about how badly US black people were treated? Words seldom give you enough to go from. More People need to see this. Learn from the past and don’t repeat it.
This is why African Americans get so heated over the trend of killing black people and getting off from it (Trayvon Martin for example).