I’m a Mac…and I’ve got a Dirty Secret.

Via on Jul 5, 2010

The Deadliest War since WWII is taking place right now in the Congo. Five million people have died and hundreds of thousands of women and girls have been raped.

I first heard about this via some article in the Times, just a week or so ago. I first learned something about this thanks to my Dharma brother, Nathaniel Janowitz’ great article just last week.

And now, with thanks for the heads up on the above video to Nyima Wimberly, here’s a vid. that help makes this complicated, troubling subject immediately accessible.

What can we do? Send a clear message to electronics manufacturers: “If you take conflict out of your cell phone, I will buy it.” Sign the pledge. ~ ed.

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 www.raisehopeforcongo.org.

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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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One Response to “I’m a Mac…and I’ve got a Dirty Secret.”

  1. Jo Linda Van Haren says:

    What is going on in the Congo is so horrendous and has and it's ironic that I'm using the very gadgets everyday that are fueling these atrocities! I HATE myself!!! I am putting off buying a new cell phone, Ipad, Ipod, anything of this nature until I can be assured that the company is using conflict free materials!

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