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John Prendergast guest authors NY Times newsletter: Go after the money to stop human rights crimes

Today, John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Sentry and Founding Director of the Enough Project, is the featured guest author for Nicholas Kristof’s New York Times Sunday newsletter. In his essay, John explains why we’re using the wrong approach to address some of the world’s deadliest conflicts:

It is unchecked greed that created this “looting machine” in East and Central Africa. For war profiteers, crime pays. And violence — even genocide — has a purpose: to maintain or gain power in order to control the primary sources of wealth … If the primary motive for the system is unchecked greed and the accumulation of wealth, then the solution is obvious: Go after the money.”

Click here to read the full essay.