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How Gadgets Are Perpetuating Atrocities In Congo


Business  (tags: electronics, war, conflict, D.R. Congo, bestiality, atrocities, minerals, tantalum, tungsten, tin, gold, violence beyond words, Human Rights Violations, gadgets, electronics, Enough Project )

Marta
- 3076 days ago - gizmodo.com
'I've never reported on a war more barbaric than Congo's, and it haunts me. In Congo, I've seen women who have been mutilated, children who have been forced to eat their parents' flesh, girls who have been subjected to rapes that destroyed their insides.'



   

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. (0)
Wednesday August 18, 2010, 6:54 pm
Thank you Marta.
 

Mack David (100)
Thursday August 19, 2010, 4:18 am
Society is to blame.
We all have blood on our hands and All have raped the planet.
We will need a revolution of LOVE to STOP it........
Or,
We must find another way to use these items without the need for harm.
 

Andrew Melendez (6)
Thursday August 19, 2010, 12:43 pm
thank you for this. another reason for me to stay away from such technologies
 

Ria T (6)
Thursday August 19, 2010, 1:46 pm
Thank you! I naively believed Apple was one of the good guys. Had no idea. Thank you for making tantalum mining evident to me. Blessed be,
 

Mary Ann Coute (1)
Thursday August 19, 2010, 3:28 pm
I found this article to be very disturbing. I only own a pc,which doesn't make me feel any better after I read this article about what the innocent people are forced to endure.I'm sure most people are unaware of what others are put through just so they can text their friends or play some mindless game that keeps you from thinking about what is going on in the world.Maybe we should all go back to using the basics again. SAVE THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD FROM THEMSELVES!!!
 

Penelope P (222)
Thursday August 19, 2010, 5:16 pm
The Afghan war is about some of the same minerals as those in the congo and also a petrol war
 

Ron Avila (20)
Thursday August 19, 2010, 6:57 pm
I don't know about heaven but hell sure exists right here on earth.
 

mr Crowley (23)
Friday August 20, 2010, 1:13 am
thanks!
 

Kerrie G (116)
Friday August 20, 2010, 6:18 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Nicholas Thibeault (2)
Friday August 20, 2010, 11:37 am
Sadly noted. At least the companies have pledged to change/overhaul their supply chains. I only hope they are faithful with that pledge. Terribly sad. It's probably ruining the forests over there too. Isn't anybody convinced that overpopulation is a problem? We are struggling for resources! We need to reduce our population and get sustainable solutions!
 

David R. (0)
Friday August 20, 2010, 12:38 pm
This is an awful theme in our society today where business circumvents human rights. I hope that someday we can find a way to do business without destroying lives in the process. The United Nations should do more to stop this. Isn't their whole existence about protecting human rights. They're definitely dropping the ball in the Congo.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 21, 2010, 3:18 am
These gadgets take us more and more away from human eye to eye contact, and in human interaction. I do not personally believe there is a need for cell phones, etc., except in case of emergency. We are addicted to technology. What about going for a walk or gazing up at the stars? No, and young people especially, would rather be texting....Noted.
 

MICHELLE S (101)
Friday September 3, 2010, 4:06 pm
Greed Sucks! >:(
 

alicia m (97)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 8:34 am
hope you don't mind, here is a petition.

http://www.thehungersite.com/clickToGive/campaign.faces?siteId=1&campaign=ViolenceDRC

gracias
 
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