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Militia groups and factions of the Congo's army control many mines, imposing heavy "taxes" on miners for whom there are few alternatives for making a living. Juxtapose these gritty images of Congo with shots filmed at the headquarters of Nokia, the electronics powerhouse that sells these minerals in its consumer products, and you have a message that is difficult to ignore: the cell phones, laptops, digital cameras and other products we have come to rely on link all of us to the conflict in Congo.
Originally posted by Char-Lee
reply to post by Daedal
What happens to these people if the demand drops? I can't figure how the problem can be fixed by no buying the materials. I think the solution can only be that all large enterprises need to share in a reasonable maner the profits with all workers.