Simon Bisson (sbisson) wrote,
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Blood Minerals

We're all guilty.

Sure, it's a sin of omission, but it's a sin all the same...

We buy technology without thinking about where it's from or what it contains, not realising that our desire for the latest shiny fuels wars and conflicts the world over.

From the original YouTube link:
Hello, I'm a Mac, and I'm helping fuel the war in the Congo -- the deadliest war in the world. So are PCs, cell phones, digital cameras and other electronics. That's what Apple's famous ads don't tell you. So actor/activist Brooke Smith and cinematographer Steven Lubensky teamed up with actors Joshua Malina and John Lehr to create a version that sets the record straight.

To learn more about conflict minerals and how you can help end war in the Congo, visit

I'm a PC, and I'm part of the problem.
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