Yesterday, I read Ashly Judd’s article, Costs of Convenience. She tells the story of conflict minerals, tin, tungsten, tantalum, and the Congolese men who enslave 11-year-olds to mine these minerals for our convenience. Our electronic devices can not operate without them. It’s a story of violence and mass rape, all committed so we can have cell phones and computers and other electronics.
Read Cost of Convenience.
Read what Business for Social Responsibility said about conflict minerals.
Read what Steve Jobs said about conflict minerals.
Read about the Financial Reform bill in the U.S. that includes legislation about conflict minerals.