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Very Bad People

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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781800960008

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Genre: Biography & True Stories / Memoirs

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Patrick Alley is one of the three founders of Global Witness, one of the world’s leading organisations dedicated to routing out corruption and environmental abuse around the world.

In SHADOW NETWORK, case, by case, we see Global Witness delve deeper and deeper, finding themselves pitched against warlords, super villains and blue-chip companies. They expose the Blood Diamond trade, root out illegal arms sales, and reveal kleptocracy on a giant scale as ruling classes strip countries of their natural wealth. They also travel the world, from the board rooms of London and New York and the jungles of Cambodia and Liberia, to the offshore tax havens of the Caribbean, and the falling states in the former Soviet Union.

And then, eventually, the penny drops. So much of what they find is linked. Behind the economic and political systems that we all accept as normal there is a Shadow Network that enables criminality on a truly gargantuan scale. There is a pinstripe army of business people, lawyers, accountants, service providers and secrecy jurisdictions that enable the dirty money to flow easily around the world. Big business is often involved, as are politicians, governments and banks. This is important and urgent work – the Shadow Network threatens democracy itself and directly impacts the lives of billions of people.

In an age of increasing environmental and political awareness, SHADOW NETWORK is an urgent read that shows we can no longer sit idly by.

(p) 2022 Octopus Publishing Group

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