Thursday St. Pete City Council could become first city to favor conflict-free products09/21/11 SeÃ¡n Kinane
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Today we are going to talk about conflict minerals â€“ natural resources that are extracted from war zones and the funds that come from their export perpetuating wars and atrocities, especially in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
In a moment weâ€™ll hear from an Eckerd College Student, Samantha Fenwick and St. Petersburg City Council member Steve Kornell about an effort to get St. Petersburg to be a pioneer city in purchasing electronics that are conflict-free. They will vote Thursday.
But first, hereâ€™s a summary of the problem from a YouTube video featuring John Prendergast.