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Child Cobalt Miners

Published: Feb. 3, 2023


Dear Editor: I write in response to “Quaker Response to War in Ukraine” in the 1/22/2023 issue of Extra Extra Western Friend.

I wish someday to see "Quaker Response to War in Congo-DRC". More than seven million dead, including Quakers. ALL I see now is Friends participating in, and benefiting from, child slavery.

And in Uganda, Quakers being lynched, and fleeing for their lives.

Is it something about Ukrainians being white and heterosexual?

Please read this report from the 1/30/2023 Daily Mail. It doesn't even account for our slaves to Coltan mining in Eastern Congo, where seven million people have died in the ongoing Coltan War.

Some of them are Quakers. But we can ignore them, because, after all, they are Black.

Click here to read “Devastating Photos from Cobalt Mines in DRC Power Apple, Tesla, and more.”

I acknowledge that this virtual communication is made possible by the labor of the people of the Congo, including tens of thousands of child slaves, mining coltan and cobalt and other materials.

from David Albert, Friendly Water for the World (2/1/2023)