Monday, June 28, 2010

Blood diamonds; blood phones

“Blood diamonds” have faded away, but we may now be carrying “blood phones.” Thus writes Nicholas D Kristof of the NY Times.

An ugly paradox of the 21st century is that some of our elegant symbols of modernity — smartphones, laptops and digital cameras — are built from minerals that seem to be fueling mass slaughter and rape in Congo.

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