Stop your gadget greed from fueling tragedy in Congo

Christian Science Monitor
by Sheryl Crow & John Prendergast

04/30/09

Your cellphone purchases might be fueling the world’s worst sexual violence. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a place most of us will never go, and the war there is affecting people most of us will never meet. But the link between our demand for electronic products and mass human suffering is incredibly direct. It is stunning that we as consumers have been completely unaware of the complex chain of events tying widespread sexual violence in Congo to the minerals that help power our cellphones, laptops, mp3 players, video games, and digital cameras. Thankfully, there is an alternative: Companies and consumers alike must use our buying power to bring this deadly war fueled by ‘conflict minerals’ to an end...

//www.csmonitor.com/2009/0430/p09s02-coop.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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