Here is a good CBS 60 Minutes show about the terrors of metal mining in the Congo. Here is another report from the United Nations, which connects the conflict mining to the electronics producers - the stuff we throw away as "e-waste".
Urge your Representative: support efforts to break the chain binding mining and human rights violations.
If signed into law, HR 4128, the Conflict Minerals Trade Act will identify goods imported into the United States that contain conflict minerals. This transparency would be a significant step toward breaking the links between metals mining and human rights abuses in Congo.