The job of investigation and enforcement are the government jobs! Unless the cobalt shipment directly from DRC or labelled it from the result of child labors, it is impossible to tell. DRC government since independent never made a single effort and too busy to fill out its pockets. Those are the one that must be investigated and freeze their account.
“we investigated ourselves and found no evidence of wrongdoing” – the tech giants
I have a moral dilemma, I hate the fact that children in poor countries have to work at all let alone work for pittance and in dangerous conditions. But on the other hand if everyone stops buying photos from these companies that practice this, then what will happen to that child and his family? If he has no job then how will he feed himself and his family? So what’s the solution?
I hate being a consumer. When I was a kid, none of these devices were essential to living a good life. As I’m getting older, I am actively trying to revert back to the simpler life, and I have already started to stop funding such gadgets, and human rights breaches. It’s a process, but I can’t clear my conscience knowing my selfish search for satisfaction and entertainment perches on the backs of people who suffer to just have a meal.
besides other things it was interesting for me that people in this video talked much about paying for school etc.
This is a great window into humanity as the total video “views” is tiny even taking a tiny “peak” causes a count increment. If I uploaded a video titled “Elon Musk does blah” I will get more hits in a few months than a video that has been up like this for 2 years, people just don’t care about other people is what it proves, the vast majority of the cobalt goes into electric vehicles as you need huge batteries, the Tesla Semi Truck uses over 1 ton of battery. Don’t let them think for a second Tesla don’t use this cobalt.
Imagine how advanced this country would be if they were allowed to develop and become a super power utilizing their own riches for their own avanves ……but no they are being deprived of their riches just sad.
Sharing, Justice and Peace for all.
what can we as the consumers do against it???
Nothing wrong with a little hard work.
Please…Affirm the importance of every single individual. UBI Human Rights Equal Opportunity and Treatment
I send the miracle of Love to the DRC.
Musste letztens mein Samsung Galaxy S7 einmotten weil der Akku nicht austauschbar ist ohne eine riesige Investition in die Reparatur zu tätigen. Hätte es gern behalten, aber nach spätestens drei Stunden war der Akku platt. Also anstatt das Austauschen zu vereinfachen drängt Samsung mich dazu ein neues Smartphone zu kaufen, was ich auch gemacht habe. Fazit: Mir macht hier NIEMAND ein schlechtes Gewissen! Klopft bei den Herstellern an der Tür! Und die Kids die alle zwei Jahre ein neues brauchen….schröpft sie ordentlich! Ein neues Phone sollte mindestens 1000€ aufwärts kosten meiner Meinung nach, wenn alte besser und billiger zu reparieren sind. Geht mir ansonsten bitte nicht auf den Nerv!
no way big tech compies use this labor and make money apple should have no part in this
Amnesty should promote an UN plan to issue a “certification mark” for commodity companies that increase remuneration with an acceptable minimum guarantee, at least 300%
Instead of beautiful environment with economically sound society for millions of people in the community, african choose to have this harsh surrounding living like scavangers so that very few can have posh elite lifestyle.
Thanks for your reporting. I Love you.
They don’t have to spend money for the investigation, they could just see the video of Amnesty International!!!!!!!!!!!! Insatiable apetite and greediness.
“Blood, sweat and tears: That’s how we feel the years”
Is this still occurring?
YOU CANNOT GO AFTER THE COMPANIES OVER THESE ABUSES.. THEY ARE DEAD ENTITIES, YOU HAVE TO GO AFTER THE MEN AND WOMEN ACTING AS CEO.. SUE MEN AND WOMEN FOR THESE CRIMES
Dear Heaven, let me help. Thank you.
Big corporations folks.
asking clearly doesnt help
this is like having a billionaire parent and sleeping nights in this Africa shit
and then we complain about refugees…
keep buying electric cars
Yay, let’s buy more iPhone and iPad shit! People don’t seem to get a flying fuck where materials come from!
this makes no sense. IF ITS NOT FROM AFRICA WHERE ELSE DID U STEAL IT FROM?
who cares as long as it makes my life better…… good luck getting that cobalt…… I need a new phone
yay tesla cobalt bateries are not from RDC
Mr. Robot ?
very important information made unwatchable by loud, obnoxious, distracting soundtrack.