Conflict Minerals

From CBC News:

“Robin Wright stars in a documentary called When Elephants Fight, the name taken from the African proverb, ‘when elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.’ It means that in conflicts between the powerful, it is the weak who are hurt.”

CBC had a fascinating and troubling story about DRC’s conflict minerals.

In the USA, section 1052 of the Dodd-Frank Act seeks to prohibit companies from buying conflict minerals, such as tin, tantalum, and tungsten.  President Trump wishes to repeal this law, seeing it as being too much regulation on business.

Fortunately, companies such as Intel disapprove.  Intel, Apple, and other high tech companies rely on the “Three T” minerals for mobile and computer parts, but understand the moral need for conflict-free minerals.

Conflict minerals are minerals mined by child and slave labor.  The money goes to warlords who have little regard for human rights.

 

Video: YouTube, Stand With Congo

 

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