Bandi Mbubi on TED.com

Bandi Mbubi’s talk from TEDxExeter 2012: “Demand a fair trade cell phone” has been published on TED.com, to coincide with the launch of the iPhone 5.

Your mobile phone, computer and game console have a bloody past — tied to tantalum mining, which funds the war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Drawing on his personal story, activist and refugee Bandi Mbubi gives a stirring call to action.

Learn more about the issue, and discover how you can engage with Apple and the other mobile phone manufacturers, on Bandi’s Congo Calling campaign website.

You can watch Bandi’s talk here. And don’t forget, the other TEDxExeter talks are available on this site and on the TEDx Youtube channel.

Scilla Elworthy on TED.com

Scilla Elworthy’s talk from TEDxExeter 2012 on “Fighting with non-violence” has been published on TED.com:

How do you deal with a bully without becoming a thug? In this wise and soulful talk, peace activist Scilla Elworthy maps out the skills we need — as nations and individuals — to fight extreme force without using force in return. To answer the question of why and how non-violence works, she evokes historical heroes — Aung San Suu Kyi, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela — and the personal philosophies that powered their peaceful protests.

The talk has also been added to the TED playlist “The road to peace”. This is brilliant news, as it means it  will be seen by thousands more people. You can watch it here. And don’t forget, the other TEDxExeter 2012 talks are available on this site and on the TEDx Youtube channel.