• Conflict Minerals, Rebels and Child Soldiers in Congo

    Warlords, soldiers, and child laborers all toil over a mineral you've never even heard of. Coltan is a conflict mineral in nearly every cell phone, laptop, and electronic device. It's also tied to the deaths of over 5 million people in Congo since 1990. Hosted by Alison Suroosh Alvi | Originally released in 2011 at http://vice.com Click here to help: http://www.raisehopeforcongo.org/ Watch more VICE documentaries here: http://bit.ly/VICE-Presents Subscribe for videos that are actually good: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://www.youtube.com/user/vice/videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com

    published: 22 May 2012
  • Very disturbing link between The Congo & Cellphones & coltan!!!!! MUST WATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    A speaker explaining the link between the Congo & cell phones today!!! Very disheartening indeed!

    published: 12 Nov 2014
  • Congo: Blood, gold and mobile phones

    Democratic Republic of Congo's rush for an estimated £15tn in gold and rare earth minerals is fuelling a culture of violence and forced labour and exploiting some of the most vulnerable people on earth. At Kamituva gold mine in South Kivu Province, women are raped while men work for 33p per day

    published: 06 Sep 2011
  • Conflict Cell Phones - The Horror We Are All Responsible For - Conspiracy Files

    Conflict cellphones are casuing a war in the Congo that every one of us is responsible for. A nearly two decade long war in the eastern Congo has been the deadliest in the world since World War II. That means worse than Korea, Vietnam, all the conflicts the Middle East. Why don't we ever hear anything about it? Why the cover up? According to a study released by the International Rescue Committee, an estimated 5.4 million people have been killed in the the war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since 1996. That's a death toll equivalent to the entire population of Colorado. 45,000 deaths occur every month!! And all this is taking place in an International news media blackout. In addition hundreds of thousands of women have been raped over the past decade. Who is responsible for this ...

    published: 31 Oct 2016
  • Your Cell Phone Might Be Powered By Child Labor

    Fifty percent of the world's cobalt comes from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where children as young as seven mine the rare metal, which is used in lithium-ion batteries. Amnesty International wants tech companies to be more vigilant. Subscribe for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV3Nm3T-XAgVhKH9jT0ViRg?sub_confirmation=1 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ajplusenglish Download the AJ+ app at http://www.ajplus.net/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajplus

    published: 21 Jan 2016
  • CONGO'S CONFLICT MINERALS Blood in the Mobile phones

    Blood in the Mobile phones, Apple,Samsung,Nintendo,Canon,Nikon, Sharp,HP,Dell,Microsoft, HTC etc.. There's blood in these devices because your mobile contains tiny electronic circuit, and they couldn't work without mineral call COLTAN . The Congo possesses 80 percent of the world’s coltan. If you own a mobile phone, or an mp3 player then it’s likely that you’ve got a little piece of the Congo in your pocket right now.i

    published: 17 Sep 2016
  • Coltan: Conflict minerals in Congo

    Fungamwaka - a mine in the east of Congo. These men work so that we can make telephone calls. They are mining coltan, which is indispensable for the production of mobile phones. The Democratic Republic of Congo is the world’s second-largest supplier of this rare mineral. Fungamwaka is a model mine. There is no child labour, state controls are carried out, taxes are paid. Those in charge of the mine operate legally. And above all there are no militia groups who finance themselves by smuggling resources. The long civil war is the biggest problem in east Congo - funded by the resource wealth in the ground. Ninety percent of the mines are managed by small-scale miners in remote border areas - an El Dorado for rebel groups who demand a share of the yield and sell it the global market via n...

    published: 18 Feb 2016
  • Unwatchable - Is your phone rape free?

    Sign the petition at http://www.unwatchable.cc. This contains scenes of sexual violence, and has an 18 rating.

    published: 27 Sep 2011
  • Congo Kivu - exploitation du Coltan pour les téléphones mobiles

    Congo Kivu - exploitation du Coltan pour les téléphones mobiles http://nuit.debout.free.fr

    published: 18 May 2016
  • Smartphones: The world in your pocket - The Congolese Blood in your hand

    Google, Apple, Intel and other tech companies revealed that minerals sold to fund combattants in the Democratic Republic of Congo and nearby countries may be used in the manufacture of their gadgets. Everyday its an emergency in east of Congo due to crisis war and sexual violence. The disclosures come thanks to the reform-focused Dodd-Frank Act, which now requires thousands of companies to release an annual report detailing the use of so-called conflict minerals. Tungsten, tin, tantalum and gold-products common in electronics and known collectively as "3TG" are mined heavily in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and other central African countries. Proceeds from some of the mines are used to fun an ongoing war that's become the deadliest armed conflict since World War 2, according to on...

    published: 09 Mar 2015
  • It's Congo's Time COLTAN

    What is coltan you may ask? It is a rock that contains precious minerals. The Congo possesses 80% of the world’s coltan. It is the reason your car, computer and cell phone work. It is also the reason over 6 million people have died. I bet you’ve never looked at your cell phone and asked yourself, “How many people died for my phone?” There has been a lot of conflict in the Congo over coltan and how it is mined. M ost miners are children as young as 8 years old. Many of them are killed in the mines. Others suffer serious injury, which results in their inability to work. Most people know nothing about the struggle for coltan. Footage taken from the documentary BLOOD COLTAN click link below to watch entire documentary. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=in0A8SFL3XM

    published: 24 Jul 2015
  • REPORT: Child Labor In The Congo Used To Make Your Phone

    Amnesty International is calling out major tech manufacturers – including Apple, Microsoft, Sony and others for their alleged links to illegally-sourced cobalt in the volatile Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Children are forced to work in subhuman conditions and under constant threat of violence. The organization says the mineral used in household appliances the world over is largely sourced from child labor that goes on deep inside hazardous mines and tunnels... Read More At: https://www.rt.com/news/329420-amnesty-cobalt-child-labor-apple/ Clip from The Kyle Kulinski Show, which airs live on Blog Talk Radio and Secular Talk Radio Monday - Friday 4:00 - 5:30 PM Eastern time zone. Check out our website - and become a member - at: http://www.SecularTalkRadio.com Listen to the Live...

    published: 20 Jan 2016
  • Your Smartphone Was Made By Child Slave Labor - Congo Cobalt Mines

    Your Smartphone Is Powered by Child Labor at Cobalt Mines in Africa. Human rights watchdog Amnesty International has accused several tech and auto industry giants of turning a blind eye to child labor. In a damning report released on Tuesday, the organization found that major brands, including Apple, Samsung, Sony, and Volkswagen, were allowing cobalt mined by children into their products. Cobalt — a metallic element that is found mostly in minerals — is a key component in the lithium-ion rechargeable batteries that power electronic devices such as laptops, smartphones, and electric cars. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), in central Africa, is the world's top cobalt producer, accounting for more than half of the planet's supply. According to the DRC's government, 20 percent of t...

    published: 15 Jul 2017
  • Blood in the Mobile: Mining in the Congo

    http://academicvideostore.com to purchase full length streaming movie. We all love our mobile phones. They connect us to our family and friends. But, they also connect us to with the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the most dangerous places on earth. Inside our mobile phones are illegally mined minerals, minerals that fuel conflict. Blood in the mobile is a film about human courage, about hope, and the search for solutions. What do you think? Film brought to you by Filmakers Library.

    published: 12 Aug 2011
  • Congo : People Who Die to Make Your Cell Phone http://africafrique.com

    DR Congo People Who Die to Make Your Cell Phone http://africafrique.com

    published: 08 Mar 2017
  • Found Phone, Wallet, Knife Underwater in River! (Scuba Diving)

    In this video I scuba dive for river treasure! If you want to see more videos like this make sure to click the like button! Let's aim for 10,000 likes! • New? Subscribe and help me reach 3,000,000 subscribers! https://goo.gl/tXzZYd Lindsey's Instagram: https://goo.gl/o6omVv My PO Box DALLMYD P.O. Box 211 Phenix City, Alabama 36868-0211 Check out my previous most recent videos! Found Knife, Razor Blade and $50 Swimbait Underwater in River! (Freediving) https://youtu.be/aJHas5fUo88 Scuba Diving Half Sunken Tug Boat in River! (Explored for Potential Treasure) https://youtu.be/lFvugvdykPU Found GoPro Camera Lost 2 Years Ago! (Reviewing the Footage) https://youtu.be/l4Vi4Pcv7Gw Found Lost iPhone in River While Scuba Diving! (Returned to Owner) https://youtu.be/XfYylx3WaRM Found Lost iPh...

    published: 24 May 2017
  • Congo creates francophone Africa's first mobile phones

    Keep up-to-date with the latest news, subscribe here: http://bit.ly/AFP-subscribe When Vérone Mankou hit a few snags in his quest to build a low-cost laptop, he did not give up. Instead he simply transformed his project and now is the proud creator of the first mobile phones "designed and assembled" in Francophone Africa. Follow AFP English on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AFPnewsenglish Latest news on AFP English Twitter: https://twitter.com/AFP Share your top stories on Google+ http://bit.ly/AFP-Gplus

    published: 31 Jul 2015
  • Au Congo, Verone Manku et le 1er Smart Phone made in Africa

    S'ABONNER pour nos vidéos http://goo.gl/QtVrna Notre TWITTER: https://twitter.com/b_oneTV

    published: 08 May 2015
  • Cobalt mining for phones: How you could be holding a product of child labour

    The Chinese mining company Hauyou has refused to apologise after Sky News found that it was sourcing cobalt mined by children as young as four. We've also discovered that Apple has told Huayou to suspend all sourcing from mines until they can be checked to be free of child labour. Here's our Technology correspondent Tom Cheshire. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: iPad https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/Sky-News-for-iPad/id422583124 iPhone https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-news/id316391924?mt=8 Android https://play.google.com/store/app...

    published: 28 Feb 2017
  • Special report : Inside the Congo cobalt mines that exploit children

    It is an essential part of most mobile gadgets sold around the world and demand for cobalt is soaring. But the process of extracting the mineral from the earth comes at a huge human cost. A Sky News investigation has found children as young as four working in dangerous and squalid conditions in Cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for as little as 8p a day. Sky's special correspondent Alex Crawford reports. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: iPad https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/Sky-News-for-iPad/id422583124 iPhone htt...

    published: 27 Feb 2017
  • Blood In The Mobile (ENGLISH) - FULL DOCUMENTARY

    Blood in the Mobile is a 2010 documentary film by Danish film director Frank Piasecki Poulsen. The film addresses the issue of conflict minerals by examining illegal cassiterite mining in the North-Kivu province in eastern DR Congo. In particular, it focuses on the cassiterite mine in Bisie.[1] The film is co-financed by Danish, German, Finnish, Hungarian and Irish television, as well as the Danish National film board. The film premiered in Denmark on September 1, 2010. During the making of the film Frank Piasecki Poulsen is working with communications professional and new media entrepreneur Mikkel Skov Petersen on the online campaign of the same name. The campaign is addressing Poulsen and Petersens notion of the responsibility of the manufacturers of mobile phones on the situation in ...

    published: 02 Dec 2016
  • The Congo: Our Cell Phones. Making the Connection

    Students speak out about economic exploitation in the Congo.

    published: 09 Jun 2008
  • Coltan Issue in the Congo..."Choose Life" - Pastor Moss

    Pastor Moss of TUCC portion of his sermon covers the issue of children dying over the mining of Coltan - Educate yourself; an excellent documentary can be found at http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/blood-coltan/ - Download letter to write your senator: http://www.fredicircle.com/CongoConflictMineralsActLettertoSenator.pdf - Lookup where to write your senator: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

    published: 07 Sep 2011
  • Conflict Minerals 101

    Congo's conflict minerals leave a trail of destruction as they make their way from the mines in eastern Congo to the mobile phone in your pocket. How does the process work? What is the human cost? What can consumers do to help end the violence being fueled by Congo's illicit mineral trade? Enough's John Prendergast breaks it all down. Visit www.raisehopeforcongo.org to find out how you can help end the world's deadliest war in the Congo. Video directed and produced by Robert Padavick. Editing and animation by Jeff Trussell. Copyright 2009 Center for American Progress.

    published: 18 Nov 2009
Conflict Minerals, Rebels and Child Soldiers in Congo

Conflict Minerals, Rebels and Child Soldiers in Congo

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Warlords, soldiers, and child laborers all toil over a mineral you've never even heard of. Coltan is a conflict mineral in nearly every cell phone, laptop, and electronic device. It's also tied to the deaths of over 5 million people in Congo since 1990. Hosted by Alison Suroosh Alvi | Originally released in 2011 at http://vice.com Click here to help: http://www.raisehopeforcongo.org/ Watch more VICE documentaries here: http://bit.ly/VICE-Presents Subscribe for videos that are actually good: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://www.youtube.com/user/vice/videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com
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Very disturbing link between The Congo & Cellphones & coltan!!!!! MUST WATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Very disturbing link between The Congo & Cellphones & coltan!!!!! MUST WATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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A speaker explaining the link between the Congo & cell phones today!!! Very disheartening indeed!
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Congo: Blood, gold and mobile phones

Congo: Blood, gold and mobile phones

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Democratic Republic of Congo's rush for an estimated £15tn in gold and rare earth minerals is fuelling a culture of violence and forced labour and exploiting some of the most vulnerable people on earth. At Kamituva gold mine in South Kivu Province, women are raped while men work for 33p per day
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Conflict Cell Phones - The Horror We Are All Responsible For - Conspiracy Files

Conflict Cell Phones - The Horror We Are All Responsible For - Conspiracy Files

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Conflict cellphones are casuing a war in the Congo that every one of us is responsible for. A nearly two decade long war in the eastern Congo has been the deadliest in the world since World War II. That means worse than Korea, Vietnam, all the conflicts the Middle East. Why don't we ever hear anything about it? Why the cover up? According to a study released by the International Rescue Committee, an estimated 5.4 million people have been killed in the the war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since 1996. That's a death toll equivalent to the entire population of Colorado. 45,000 deaths occur every month!! And all this is taking place in an International news media blackout. In addition hundreds of thousands of women have been raped over the past decade. Who is responsible for this unspeakable horror? Could it be (pause – point at camera)... you? The protracted wars in the Congo have led to massively wide and diverse violence against civilians by an variety of armed groups. Sexual violence has become a tool of war and control on an immense scale for all the armed groups in the Congo. Both sides. But wait how can you be to blame for this, you are asking? I'll tell you why. Do you own a mobile phone, a laptop computer? A Nintendo or PlayStation? Perhaps you should ask, “How many people died today in order to manufacture my cell phone?” Our cell phones and almost all other electronic equipment contain an essential element called tantalum. Tantalum is comprised of two minerals: columbite and tantalite. The combination of these two elements is known as coltan. And 80 percent of the world’s coltan is mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Extraction and mining of this element has fueled vicious civil wars in the Congo since 1996. Everyone involved in the mining and sale of coltan are part of this civil war. Any household electronic, phone, remote, or a laptop can contain minerals mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Armed rebel groups connected with crimes of rape and murder profit from trade of these minerals. Sale of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold mined in the eastern part of the DRC finance the militia groups that contribute to the ongoing violence in the country. These armed groups that reap enormous profits from the mineral trade in eastern Congo regularly commit shocking atrocities as they fight to control the region's most valuable mines. As well as the transportation routes and opportunities to impose taxes on everyone involved in this trade. The world's news media totally ignores this conflict. Could it have anything do do with... well draw your own conclusions why the lives of these victims are so devalued and ignored. The armed groups perpetuating the violence generate an estimated $144 million each year by trading in four main minerals, gold, tantalum, tungsten, and tin. All of of these are required to make our consumer electronics products function properly. The global demand for coltan increased when cell-phone and other electronic manufacturers discovered that this element could be used to make the products more compact. Tantalum capacitors are essential to the miniaturization of our cell phones and other gadgets. Cobalt is an important component of rechargeable batteries in mobile phones, laptops and digital cameras. Since the beginning of 2009 there has been an alarming increase in reports of sexual violence which has coincided with the renewed offensive by the Congolese armed forces against the FDLR, a Rwandan Hutu militia whose leadership was responsible for the Rwandan genocide. Many of these incidents have occurred in and around mineral rich areas of the eastern Congo. Coltan is mined by hand in the Congo by groups of men digging basins in streams and then scraping off the surface mud. A team can mine one kilo of coltan per day. Children work in mines under horrible conditions. Women are violently raped by rebels and soldiers alike and abandoned by their communities. The entire process of putting that cell phone in your pocket results in indescribable horror at every step of the way. Because war costs money weapons, ammunition and equipment have to be purchased, troops must be paid and fed. The armed thugs either occupy the mines and force civilians to work there, or they block the roads and airports on which the minerals are transported so they can illegally tax the drivers, pilots and traders. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is as large as Texas, California, Montana, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and Colorado combined. Within this huge area there are only 300 miles of paved roads. Every day, porters carry 50 kilogram backpacks of this valuable rock across a 40-mile footpath to reach one of the many mines. Only to be met at the end of the trail at gunpoint by government soldiers who refuse reimbursement for their deadly trip.make up to five dollars a day for this work. http://www.facebook.com/conspiracyfiles http://www.youtube.com/conspiracyfiles
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Your Cell Phone Might Be Powered By Child Labor

Your Cell Phone Might Be Powered By Child Labor

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Fifty percent of the world's cobalt comes from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where children as young as seven mine the rare metal, which is used in lithium-ion batteries. Amnesty International wants tech companies to be more vigilant. Subscribe for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV3Nm3T-XAgVhKH9jT0ViRg?sub_confirmation=1 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ajplusenglish Download the AJ+ app at http://www.ajplus.net/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajplus
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CONGO'S CONFLICT MINERALS Blood in the Mobile phones

CONGO'S CONFLICT MINERALS Blood in the Mobile phones

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Blood in the Mobile phones, Apple,Samsung,Nintendo,Canon,Nikon, Sharp,HP,Dell,Microsoft, HTC etc.. There's blood in these devices because your mobile contains tiny electronic circuit, and they couldn't work without mineral call COLTAN . The Congo possesses 80 percent of the world’s coltan. If you own a mobile phone, or an mp3 player then it’s likely that you’ve got a little piece of the Congo in your pocket right now.i
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Coltan: Conflict minerals in Congo

Coltan: Conflict minerals in Congo

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Fungamwaka - a mine in the east of Congo. These men work so that we can make telephone calls. They are mining coltan, which is indispensable for the production of mobile phones. The Democratic Republic of Congo is the world’s second-largest supplier of this rare mineral. Fungamwaka is a model mine. There is no child labour, state controls are carried out, taxes are paid. Those in charge of the mine operate legally. And above all there are no militia groups who finance themselves by smuggling resources. The long civil war is the biggest problem in east Congo - funded by the resource wealth in the ground. Ninety percent of the mines are managed by small-scale miners in remote border areas - an El Dorado for rebel groups who demand a share of the yield and sell it the global market via neighbouring countries like Rwanda. The ore is separated from the sand with a shovel, just like in the old gold-digging days. The price of tin has dropped to 5 euros a kilo in the provincial capital; at least coltan still fetches 20 euros. That is why organisations like Misereor have been demanding for a long time that organisations should be legally obliged to ensure that human rights standards are maintained throughout their supply chain from raw materials to finished product- and to cover the costs of this. In Fungamwaka it’s only the miners who pay for the controls- they earn less. www.misereor.org twitter: http://www.twitter.com/misereor
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Unwatchable - Is your phone rape free?

Unwatchable - Is your phone rape free?

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Sign the petition at http://www.unwatchable.cc. This contains scenes of sexual violence, and has an 18 rating.
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Congo Kivu - exploitation du Coltan pour les téléphones mobiles

Congo Kivu - exploitation du Coltan pour les téléphones mobiles

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Congo Kivu - exploitation du Coltan pour les téléphones mobiles http://nuit.debout.free.fr
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Smartphones: The world in your pocket - The Congolese Blood in your hand

Smartphones: The world in your pocket - The Congolese Blood in your hand

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Google, Apple, Intel and other tech companies revealed that minerals sold to fund combattants in the Democratic Republic of Congo and nearby countries may be used in the manufacture of their gadgets. Everyday its an emergency in east of Congo due to crisis war and sexual violence. The disclosures come thanks to the reform-focused Dodd-Frank Act, which now requires thousands of companies to release an annual report detailing the use of so-called conflict minerals. Tungsten, tin, tantalum and gold-products common in electronics and known collectively as "3TG" are mined heavily in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and other central African countries. Proceeds from some of the mines are used to fun an ongoing war that's become the deadliest armed conflict since World War 2, according to one study. However, because such materials travel through a variety of smelters, manufacturersand distributors before they end up in a phone or laptop, vetting the entire manufacturing line is a difficult, expensive process. The SEC has estimated that compliance with the new rule cost companies $3 to $4 billion in the first year and will cost $206 to $609 million in subsequent years. In regulatory filings, the tech giants continuously said they did not have sufficient data to fully determine whether conflict minerals were present in their products. Google wrote in its filing that "based on our due diligence, we have reason to believe that portion of the 3TG used in our products originated from the covered countries, but we have not identified any instances of sourcing that directly or indirectly supported conflict in the covered countries". The company disclosed that about 36 percent of its smelters in the Democratic republic of the Congo region have been certified as not trafficking in conflict minerals, but it could notmake a firm determination about other suppliers. Apple, which began tracking the practices of individual smelters in 2010, said that 80 percent of the smelters it does business with in the region do not use conflict minerals. But like Google, Apple said it did not know enough to definitively say whether the other suppliers use them. Intel, meanwhile, said that its microprocessors and chipsets are conflict-free, but it could not determine the conflict status of its other products. And Amazon said "majority" of the suppliers that contribute to its kindle pipeline are not using conflict minerals. Every company which made a disclosure said they would pressure their questionable suppliers to be certified as compliant with conflict-free standards. overall, the reports indicate that tech companies are at least advocating for the manufacture of conflict-free products, but they are finding it difficult to implement such initiatives on a practical level. No ones is keen on abandoning the region entirely-despite raised awareness of conflict minerals, the Democratic Republic of the Congo's share of tantalum production actually increased in 2013, according to the Wall street Journal. Some companies even argue that continuing to draw minerals from the region could allow them to be a force for good. "Rather than simply funneling its demand through a limited number of verified smelters or those that are not sourcing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo," Apple wrote, "Apple believes the best way to impact human rights abuses on the ground in the Democratic Republic of Congo is to have critical mass of smelters verified as conflict-free, so that demand from other questionable sources is reduced."
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It's Congo's Time COLTAN

It's Congo's Time COLTAN

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What is coltan you may ask? It is a rock that contains precious minerals. The Congo possesses 80% of the world’s coltan. It is the reason your car, computer and cell phone work. It is also the reason over 6 million people have died. I bet you’ve never looked at your cell phone and asked yourself, “How many people died for my phone?” There has been a lot of conflict in the Congo over coltan and how it is mined. M ost miners are children as young as 8 years old. Many of them are killed in the mines. Others suffer serious injury, which results in their inability to work. Most people know nothing about the struggle for coltan. Footage taken from the documentary BLOOD COLTAN click link below to watch entire documentary. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=in0A8SFL3XM
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REPORT: Child Labor In The Congo Used To Make Your Phone

REPORT: Child Labor In The Congo Used To Make Your Phone

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Amnesty International is calling out major tech manufacturers – including Apple, Microsoft, Sony and others for their alleged links to illegally-sourced cobalt in the volatile Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Children are forced to work in subhuman conditions and under constant threat of violence. The organization says the mineral used in household appliances the world over is largely sourced from child labor that goes on deep inside hazardous mines and tunnels... Read More At: https://www.rt.com/news/329420-amnesty-cobalt-child-labor-apple/ Clip from The Kyle Kulinski Show, which airs live on Blog Talk Radio and Secular Talk Radio Monday - Friday 4:00 - 5:30 PM Eastern time zone. Check out our website - and become a member - at: http://www.SecularTalkRadio.com Listen to the Live Show or On Demand archive at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kylekulinski Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kylekulinski Like on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SecularTalk Friends Of SecularTalk: http://www.facebook.com/beastofreason AMAZON LINK: (Bookmark this link to support the show for free!!!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=seculacom-20
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Your Smartphone Was Made By Child Slave Labor - Congo Cobalt Mines

Your Smartphone Was Made By Child Slave Labor - Congo Cobalt Mines

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Your Smartphone Is Powered by Child Labor at Cobalt Mines in Africa. Human rights watchdog Amnesty International has accused several tech and auto industry giants of turning a blind eye to child labor. In a damning report released on Tuesday, the organization found that major brands, including Apple, Samsung, Sony, and Volkswagen, were allowing cobalt mined by children into their products. Cobalt — a metallic element that is found mostly in minerals — is a key component in the lithium-ion rechargeable batteries that power electronic devices such as laptops, smartphones, and electric cars. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), in central Africa, is the world's top cobalt producer, accounting for more than half of the planet's supply. According to the DRC's government, 20 percent of the cobalt exported by country is extracted from mines in the southern province of Katanga. Much of the cobalt mined in the region is sold to Congo Dongfang Mining International (CDM), a company owned by Chinese mineral company Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Company Ltd (Huayou Cobalt), which the Amnesty report describes as one of the world's leading manufacturers of cobalt products. According to Amnesty, the components produced by Huayou Cobalt are then sold on to battery manufacturers in China and South Korea, who, in turn, supply some of the world's top electronics companies. A 2014 report by children's rights agency UNICEF found that approximately 40,000 children worked in mines in southern DRC, and that many of them were involved in the mining of cobalt. 'There is lots of dust, it is very easy to catch colds, and we hurt all over.' Amnesty said its report was researched jointly with DRC-based NGO African Resources Watch (Afrewatch). The report is based on interviews of miners working at four sites in the DRC. As part of their investigation, researchers spoke to 17 children, ages 9 to 17. One child said he started working at the mine when he was 7. Most of the children interviewed by Amnesty worked above ground, collecting ore and sorting through rocks, which they then washed in streams and lakes around the mines. The children described working gruelling, 12-hour shifts in the extreme heat or in the rain, often for no more than 1,000 to 2,000 Congolese Francs ($1-$2) per day. Some of them explained that their school day was bookended with shifts at the mine, and that they also worked weekends and during the holidays. Paul, 14, told researchers he also worked underground in the mines, often spending up to 24 hours at a time in unsafe tunnels. "I arrived in the morning and would leave the following morning," he said. Researchers found that the vast majority of workers in the DRC's mines handle cobalt without wearing any protective gear, such as gloves or facemasks, despite the known dangers of chronic exposure to cobalt dust. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned that extended exposure to cobalt dust can result in "respiratory sensitization, asthma, shortness of breath," as well as dermatitis and a serious condition known as "hard metal lung disease." Amnesty said the children they interviewed complained of frequent illness. "There is lots of dust, it is very easy to catch colds, and we hurt all over," Dany, a 15-year-old miner, told the watchdog. Amnesty also found that many of the underage miners were malnourished and subjected to "physical abuse, sexual exploitation and violence." Many of the children endured regular beatings at the hands of security guards, who also extorted them for a cut of their earnings. "They asked for money, but we didn't have any... They grabbed my friend and pushed her into a tank containing diesel oil," said Mathy, who told researchers she was 12 at the time of the incident. In a response published as an annex to the report, Apple said that underage labor was "never tolerated in our supply chain and we are proud to have led the industry in pioneering new safeguards." The company said that it was "actively looking for any violations." Microsoft said that it did not "tolerate the use of child, involuntary or forced labor" in its supply chain, but added that it was "unable to say with absolute assurance" whether cobalt in its products could be traced back to ore in the Katanga region. Samsung SDI noted that "up until now, there has been no case of child labor violations reported or detected from Samsung's SDI's plants or suppliers." But like Microsoft, the Korean company also said that it could not determine whether its cobalt supplies originated in Katanga. Music: Road of Fortunes by Dhruva Aliman https://dhruvaaliman.bandcamp.com/album/road-of-fortunes http://www.dhruvaaliman.com/
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Blood in the Mobile: Mining in the Congo

Blood in the Mobile: Mining in the Congo

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http://academicvideostore.com to purchase full length streaming movie. We all love our mobile phones. They connect us to our family and friends. But, they also connect us to with the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the most dangerous places on earth. Inside our mobile phones are illegally mined minerals, minerals that fuel conflict. Blood in the mobile is a film about human courage, about hope, and the search for solutions. What do you think? Film brought to you by Filmakers Library.
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Congo : People Who Die to Make Your Cell Phone http://africafrique.com

Congo : People Who Die to Make Your Cell Phone http://africafrique.com

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Found Phone, Wallet, Knife Underwater in River! (Scuba Diving)

Found Phone, Wallet, Knife Underwater in River! (Scuba Diving)

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In this video I scuba dive for river treasure! If you want to see more videos like this make sure to click the like button! Let's aim for 10,000 likes! • New? Subscribe and help me reach 3,000,000 subscribers! https://goo.gl/tXzZYd Lindsey's Instagram: https://goo.gl/o6omVv My PO Box DALLMYD P.O. Box 211 Phenix City, Alabama 36868-0211 Check out my previous most recent videos! Found Knife, Razor Blade and $50 Swimbait Underwater in River! (Freediving) https://youtu.be/aJHas5fUo88 Scuba Diving Half Sunken Tug Boat in River! (Explored for Potential Treasure) https://youtu.be/lFvugvdykPU Found GoPro Camera Lost 2 Years Ago! (Reviewing the Footage) https://youtu.be/l4Vi4Pcv7Gw Found Lost iPhone in River While Scuba Diving! (Returned to Owner) https://youtu.be/XfYylx3WaRM Found Lost iPhone, Fishing Pole and Swimbaits Underwater in River! (Scuba Diving) https://youtu.be/dPTglkp4Lpw Found Lost GoPro Underwater in River! (Scuba Diving) https://youtu.be/tJ4BG7_WWcE Found Lost iPhone, Fishing Pole and Swimbaits Underwater in River! (Scuba Diving) https://youtu.be/dPTglkp4Lpw Found Money and Jewelry While Freediving at Waterfall in Hawaii! https://youtu.be/kSv3ndA7qQY Found Human Remains Underwater in River! (Police Called) https://youtu.be/cQ8ia7PejfY Skydiving out of Small Plane at 15,000 Feet! - Hawaii (Worlds Most Beautiful Drop Zone) https://youtu.be/jA2wU4ayw7w Swimming with Sharks Outside the Shark Cage! - Hawaii (Open Ocean) https://youtu.be/plCKTW2DriM Freediving in Dangerous Murky River Water for Treasure! - Cast Net, Fishing Tackle and MORE! https://youtu.be/nt7iwFt3UC4 Found Half Sunken Tug Boat in River! (Explored for Potential Treasure) https://youtu.be/QLx-IepSAE4 Cant Believe They Sent Me This! - Unboxing (Hurley) https://youtu.be/Onyp8mFuFw8 Freediving in Murky Water for River Treasure! - Anchor, Fishing Tackle, Zipline and More! https://youtu.be/Txr6uUvn348 Found Secret Fishing Spot Infested with Alligators! (Worlds Best Bass Fisherman) https://youtu.be/APJJ_TskXV8 One Million Subscribers! (Live Reaction) https://youtu.be/Rs6e51Exmog Found Possible Murder Weapon Underwater in River! (Police Called) https://goo.gl/DIFPtP Searching for River Treasure! - Knife, $40 Swimbait, 4 Sunglasses, Fishing Tackle and MORE! https://goo.gl/Jglc90 Searching for River Treasure! - GoPro, Diamonds, Ray-Bans, Costas, Fishing Tackle and MORE! https://goo.gl/PkcjSt Follow me on Twitter & Instagram! Twitter (Daily Updates): https://twitter.com/DALLMYD Instagram (Daily Pictures): https://www.instagram.com/WooverRain/ Email: DALLMYD@yahoo.com Location: Columbus, GA My Scuba Gear - Mantus Scuba: https://goo.gl/yYUiKy The goggles I use in my videos: http://octomask.com/DALLMYD Music Provided by the Following ProleteR "Faidherbe square" Link: http://goo.gl/1KLAt0 Conro - Chardonnay (feat. Karra) [Monstercat Release] Link: https://youtu.be/0r26CEi29fc Flarve "Bounce" Link: https://goo.gl/Um1gXw
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Congo creates francophone Africa's first mobile phones

Congo creates francophone Africa's first mobile phones

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Keep up-to-date with the latest news, subscribe here: http://bit.ly/AFP-subscribe When Vérone Mankou hit a few snags in his quest to build a low-cost laptop, he did not give up. Instead he simply transformed his project and now is the proud creator of the first mobile phones "designed and assembled" in Francophone Africa. Follow AFP English on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AFPnewsenglish Latest news on AFP English Twitter: https://twitter.com/AFP Share your top stories on Google+ http://bit.ly/AFP-Gplus
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Au Congo, Verone Manku et le 1er Smart Phone made in Africa

Au Congo, Verone Manku et le 1er Smart Phone made in Africa

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Cobalt mining for phones: How you could be holding a product of child labour

Cobalt mining for phones: How you could be holding a product of child labour

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The Chinese mining company Hauyou has refused to apologise after Sky News found that it was sourcing cobalt mined by children as young as four. We've also discovered that Apple has told Huayou to suspend all sourcing from mines until they can be checked to be free of child labour. Here's our Technology correspondent Tom Cheshire. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: iPad https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/Sky-News-for-iPad/id422583124 iPhone https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-news/id316391924?mt=8 Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bskyb.skynews.android&hl=en_GB
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Special report : Inside the Congo cobalt mines that exploit children

Special report : Inside the Congo cobalt mines that exploit children

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It is an essential part of most mobile gadgets sold around the world and demand for cobalt is soaring. But the process of extracting the mineral from the earth comes at a huge human cost. A Sky News investigation has found children as young as four working in dangerous and squalid conditions in Cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for as little as 8p a day. Sky's special correspondent Alex Crawford reports. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: iPad https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/Sky-News-for-iPad/id422583124 iPhone https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-news/id316391924?mt=8 Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bskyb.skynews.android&hl=en_GB
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Blood In The Mobile (ENGLISH) - FULL DOCUMENTARY

Blood In The Mobile (ENGLISH) - FULL DOCUMENTARY

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Blood in the Mobile is a 2010 documentary film by Danish film director Frank Piasecki Poulsen. The film addresses the issue of conflict minerals by examining illegal cassiterite mining in the North-Kivu province in eastern DR Congo. In particular, it focuses on the cassiterite mine in Bisie.[1] The film is co-financed by Danish, German, Finnish, Hungarian and Irish television, as well as the Danish National film board. The film premiered in Denmark on September 1, 2010. During the making of the film Frank Piasecki Poulsen is working with communications professional and new media entrepreneur Mikkel Skov Petersen on the online campaign of the same name. The campaign is addressing Poulsen and Petersens notion of the responsibility of the manufacturers of mobile phones on the situation in war torn eastern Congo. The project is collaborating with NGOs like Dutch-based Make It Fair and British-based Global Witness who are also engaged in changing the conduct of Western companies regarding the industrial use of minerals of unknown origin. The cassiterite dug out in the illegal mines in North-Kivu is according to Danish corporate monitor organization Danwatch [2] primarily purchased as tin by the electronics industry after processing in East Asia. Apart from trying to raise awareness of the issue of illegal mining and alleged lack of corporate social responsibility from the mobile phone industry, the campaign is an attempt to experiment with new ways of building an audience and create additional funding for documentary films. The production of the film and the campaign is run in association with Danish new media company Spacesheep, founded in 2009 by Poulsen and Petersen in association with major Danish independent TV and film production company Koncern.
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The Congo: Our Cell Phones. Making the Connection

The Congo: Our Cell Phones. Making the Connection

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Students speak out about economic exploitation in the Congo.
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Coltan Issue in the Congo..."Choose Life" - Pastor Moss

Coltan Issue in the Congo..."Choose Life" - Pastor Moss

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Pastor Moss of TUCC portion of his sermon covers the issue of children dying over the mining of Coltan - Educate yourself; an excellent documentary can be found at http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/blood-coltan/ - Download letter to write your senator: http://www.fredicircle.com/CongoConflictMineralsActLettertoSenator.pdf - Lookup where to write your senator: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
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Conflict Minerals 101

Conflict Minerals 101

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Congo's conflict minerals leave a trail of destruction as they make their way from the mines in eastern Congo to the mobile phone in your pocket. How does the process work? What is the human cost? What can consumers do to help end the violence being fueled by Congo's illicit mineral trade? Enough's John Prendergast breaks it all down. Visit www.raisehopeforcongo.org to find out how you can help end the world's deadliest war in the Congo. Video directed and produced by Robert Padavick. Editing and animation by Jeff Trussell. Copyright 2009 Center for American Progress.
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