Dear readers of this post

Please look at this

http://www.facebook.com/ViolenceFreeTechnology?ref=ts
The aim is to organize  world-wide campaign for a a day mobile telephone strike to protest about the rape that so often is part of extracting conflict minerals in the DRC, used for digital technology .
This does not just concern the Congo- human rights abuse are part of the ruthless exploitation of mines and Afghanistan is on the list as well, in view of the war-lords who run this juicy sector of the economy.

If enough people join the campaign, we will try to put pressure on manufacturers to achieve transparency and thereby deserve a ‘Violence-Free Technology” sticker mandatory on all devices.
Those who refuse, we should boycott
This is organised by Femaid with Women in War, based in Paris
http://femaid.org/Technology.html   http://womeninwar.org/technof.html
At the same time, we are collecting funds to finance self-defence classes for school girls in in the Kivu area, something we have already done with local grassroots associations   http://femaid.org/Congo.html.

Do you think you could help this go global?

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