Make a conflict-free product that includes minerals from eastern Congo
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Make a conflict-free product that includes minerals from eastern Congo

    1. Delly Mawazo Sesete
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      Delly Mawazo Sesete

I am originally from the North Kivu province in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where conflict has been raging for over fifteen years. While that conflict began as a war over larger issues like politics and ethnicity, it has increasingly turned to war of profit, with various armed groups destroying communities by fighting one another over control of key mining areas. The minerals being fought over are part of your daily life. They power your phone, your computer, your music player.

I want an iPhone for the holidays this year - and I do like the iPhone4S - but having monitored mining sites in eastern Congo for several years documenting human rights abuses, I have seen firsthand the rape, violence, and devastation being fueled by the trade in minerals found in electronics products.

I cannot in good conscience purchase a new phone because the gold, tin, tungsten, and tantalum that power it are destroying my home.

Join me in asking Apple to create a conflict-free product that includes conflict-free minerals from eastern Congo that help Congolese communities by the 2013 holiday season. They can pave the way for all companies and consumers to make conflict-free phones and computers that help people in eastern Congo.

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      Emmanuelle Chriqui, star of the HBO series "Entourage," has officially joined Delly's campaign and has recruited many of her celebrity friends as well. Check out Emmanuelle's tweet and her comment on the petition!

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    3. Entourage Star Emmanuelle Chriqui joins campaign!

      Sarah Ryan
      Campaigns Strategist and Coordinator

      Emmanuelle Chriqui, actress and star of HBO series "Entourage," has officially joined Delly's campaign. Check out her Tweet and look at her comment on Delly's petition!

    4. Reached 50,000 signatures
    5. Your cell phone, Congo's misery

      Sarah Ryan
      Campaigns Strategist and Coordinator

      Actor and activist Robin Wright recently traveled to eastern Congo with the Enough Project, a Washington-based group focused on ending genocide and crimes against humanity. Her video trip diary appears as a special feature on a new UK edition of "Blood in the Mobile," available on DVD.

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    • Larissa Stiem LUND, SKåNE COUNTY, SWEDEN, SWEDEN
      • 6 days ago

      Because I are about the people in Congo

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    • Eliza Grisanti NEW YORK, NY
      • 10 days ago

      People shouldn't have to die due to something that can be prevented by ordinary civilians.

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      • 10 days ago

      This is horrifying.

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    • Khoa Tran WESTMINSTER, CA
      • 11 days ago

      if apple can not do it....who can?

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    • Hannah Montana MALIBU, CA
      • 15 days ago

      lol idk

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