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Mining Giant Glencore Accused in Child Labour and Acid Dumping Row

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Glencore, the commodity and mining firm worth £27bn, stands accused in the Democratic Republic of Congo of dumping raw acid and profiting from children working 150ft underground.

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Vivien Green (153)
Sunday April 15, 2012, 7:43 am
Noted thank you Rose.
This is so wrong!!!

Penny C. (94)
Sunday April 15, 2012, 9:04 am
I agree Vivien,thanks Rose.

Margaret K. (19)
Sunday April 15, 2012, 2:21 pm
This is more evidence of the social damage caused by the mining for minerals in the Congo.

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 15, 2012, 11:08 pm
I agree Vivien

Nimue Pendragon (325)
Monday April 16, 2012, 12:37 am

Past Member (0)
Monday April 16, 2012, 1:30 am

S M. (0)
Monday April 16, 2012, 3:36 am
With all these (dubious) companies having Headquarters in London because of tax breaks etc it makes one feel we (UK) responsible, thank you Gordon Brown and now George Osborne, NOT!

KS Goh (0)
Monday April 16, 2012, 6:17 am
Thanks for the article.

Rich Blue (72)
Monday April 16, 2012, 10:17 am
noted...CSR is a scam

Angela N. (0)
Monday April 16, 2012, 12:04 pm
thanks :)

Shirley S. (0)
Monday April 16, 2012, 1:08 pm

Kathleen R. (138)
Monday April 16, 2012, 1:31 pm

Past Member (0)
Monday April 16, 2012, 1:55 pm
Humans do the most vile things. I wish we all would be urged to never cause harm to any part of this planet or to any form of sentient life.

Gene Jacobson (273)
Monday April 16, 2012, 4:56 pm
I don't know why anyone would be shocked by this. If it makes someone a profit, it matters not how it is come by or who, or what is harmed in the process. The owners aren't actually down there watching those kids, or the hell they are creating for them, they're too busy with their meetings and counting their money to pay attention to details like the environment or the safety of their employees, let alone notice if some of them aren't big enough to ride all the rides at Disney world yet. It does seem though that even in a world approaching 7 billion people, we have more than our fair share of outright lunatics running far too many things. How do such people sleep at night? Or look at their own little darlings and think, damn, I could have them working in the mine too. Icky people whose only real function is to show the rest of us how NOT to be...

Emma S. (238)
Tuesday April 17, 2012, 11:20 am
Bloody vile.

alicia m. (97)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 1:04 am
noted, gracias

alicia m. (97)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 1:04 am
and con tu amable permiso Rose.


Damaris C. (147)
Friday April 20, 2012, 4:04 pm
Noted, Rose.

Yvonne F. (177)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 12:33 am
Shame on them! And the richer they are the worse they get! Thanks Rose for sharing this
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