Ball point pen on the morning newsprint

A new United Nations report details the continued corruption in the Congo. How the rebels smuggle millions of dollars in gold and other minerals out of the Congo to help fund one of Africa's bloodiest wars. How Congolese Armies supply the rebels with weapons. How those weapons have been used to brutally kill millions, and how women are being raped and mutilated by the hundreds of thousands. All funded by the illegal flow of minerals out of the Congo to markets in Europe or smelters in the Far East.

Read the article in todays NYT

  1. November 25, 2009 -

    Reading articles like this really do make our national problems seem smaller. That's not to say we have small problems here but it is definitely worth appreciating the freedoms we do have. I too am thankful, in this economy especially, to be able to make a living as an illustrator.

  2. November 25, 2009 -

    Touching post today, Larry. You are a phenomenally talented artist, and you certainly deserve any acknowledgments or accolades you receive. In today's world climate, it's so true that despite small setbacks, I feel very, very fortunate compared to so many. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Larry!