Tag Archives: Human Trafficking

The Price of Palm Oil

If you look up Wikipedia for general information on palm oil, it explains that it is an edible vegetable oil derived from the reddish pulp of the fruit of the oil palms, primarily the African oil palm. Along with coconut … Continue reading

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Conflict-Minerals Unchained

On the 9th of February of this year, through one of the internet news sources I follow from the USA called, ‘Reader Supported News’ (RSN), I was dismade to read about a leaked Trump Presidential memo that would free US … Continue reading

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Modern Slavery in the Electronics Industry

The business world most often comes into contact with modern slavery where there are complex global supply chains. Business owners, of course, are primarily motivated by finances. They wish to make a profit – that is to at least cut … Continue reading

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Cobalt and Congo

In my blog article last March I gave an update on my further research into Coltan (Columbite Tantalite), a ‘conflict mineral’ whose importance in modern technological devices has fueled a bloody civil war that to date has resulted in around … Continue reading

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Coltan Update

In March of 2015 I wrote an article for this blog entitled, “The Curse of Coltan,” which has since received many hits. I thought it opportune, therefore, to write a new article, furthering the discussion on where things are up … Continue reading

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The Curse of Coltan

Columbite-tantalite — Coltan for short — is a dull metallic ore found in major quantities in the eastern areas of Congo. When refined, Coltan becomes metallic tantalum, a heat-resistant powder that can hold a high electrical charge. These properties make … Continue reading

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Responding to Trafficking

I have been a member of ACRATH for about a year now. ACRATH stands for Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans. That is, in fact,  the way it all began – as a group of religious: Priests, brothers, nuns … Continue reading

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