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Sudan and Divestment

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in the House of Representatives that would provide legal protections to investment managers who sell holdings in companies involved in key sectors of Iran's or Sudan's economy. Several weeks ago, Florida became the first US state to pass a law requiring their state pensions funds to divest from companies operating in Iran's oil and mining sectors. Other states including Michigan, Texas, and Illinois are seeking to pass similar legislation. This comes on the heels of a very successful Sudan divestment movement that started in Illinois and has since been implemented in various forms in over a dozen states. The ...
with specific emphasis on liquidating stock, to pressure a government, industry, or company towards a change in policy, or in the case of governments, even regime change. The term was first used in the 1980s, most commonly in the United States , to refer to the use of a concerted economic boycott designed to pressure the government of South Africa into abolishing its policy of apartheid . The term has also been applied to actions targeting Iran , Sudan , Northern Ireland , Myanmar , and Israel .
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TIAA-CREF is the most ambitious divestment campaign yet « U.S. ...
On July 9, 2004, the International Court of Justice found Israel’s Wall built on occupied Palestinian land to be illegal under international law. Israel disregarded the Court’s decision and continued to build wherever it pleased. It was one of Israel’s many violations of international law that the international community failed to enforce, and it was the last straw. A year later, on July 9, 2005, Palestinian civil society called for the international community—individuals, organizations, companies, and governments—to boycott, divest from, and sanction Israel until it complies with international law and universal principles of ... market research, surveys and trends
TIAA-CREF is the most ambitious divestment campaign yet
Israel disregarded the Court’s decision and continued to build wherever it pleased. It was one of Israel’s many violations of international law that the international community failed to enforce, and it was the last straw. A year later, on July 9, 2005, Palestinian civil society called for the international community—individuals, organizations, companies, and governments—to boycott, divest from, and sanction Israel until it complies with international law and universal principles of human rights, believing it to be a powerful form of non-violent resistance to injustice. Amid a growing global effort to ... market research, surveys and trends

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Berkshire shareholders reject PetroChina divestment for Darfur ...
May 5, 2007 (OMAHA, Nebraska) — Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shareholders voted by a 53-to-1 margin against an investor proposal calling on the firm to divest a $3.3 billion stake in PetroChina Co. because it’s controlled by a company that does business in Sudan. China National Petroleum Corp., PetroChina’s parent, holds oil reserves and pipelines in Sudan, where the government has been accused of supporting genocide. At final count, 830,598 votes were cast against the resolution and 15,740 for it, the company said today at Berkshire’s annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska. "We have no disagreement with what ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Activists say Sudan divestment campaign working | Reuters
In this file photo a child soldier from one of the many rebel groups operating along the Chad-Sudan border holds a gun in eastern Chad February 3, 2007. The campaign to persuade U.S. companies and investors to halt the flow of dollars to war-torn Sudan through China and other countries is making significant progress, activists say. Credit: Reuters/Emmanuel Braun WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The campaign to persuade U.S. companies and investors to halt the flow of dollars to war-torn Sudan through China and other countries is making significant progress, activists say. U.S. sanctions on Sudan, where conflict in the Darfur region has ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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The Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007
While the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007 (P.L. 110-174), signed into law on. December 31, 2007, provides for the “authority of State and ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
The Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007 - Global Legal ...
The Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-174, 121 Stat. 2516-2523) was enacted to authorize state and local governments to divest assets in companies that conduct business operations in Sudan, to prohibit United States Government contracts with such companies, and for other purposes. It expresses the sense of Congress that the U.S. government should support a state or local government decision to divest from or prohibit the investment of state or local assets in a person determined to pose a financial or reputational risk. It authorizes a state or local government to divest state or local assets or ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Action in Sudan: What is Divestment
Divestment is the opposite of investment. Sometimes it is called Divestment. Instead of taking a sum of money an placing it into an institution to gain capital, here money is taken out to place economic pressure on that institution [1] . Here we are primarily concerned about divesting from the Government of Sudan(G.O.S.) in order pressure it to take responsibility for the atrocities happening in Darfur, Sudan. You most likely have the following questions: How does divestment work? Who does it effect and Why should I care? We hope to answer all of these questions for you here... When someone divests from a company, that ...
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The process of disinvestment in India began in 1992, under the aegis of new economic liberalization policy put forward by then Finance Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh. Disinvestment was supposed to be... What does divesting mean? to strip, to remove, to take away What does divest mean? divest is to rid oneself of an investment What is difference between divestment disinvestment? The term disinvestment is defined as the shrinkage of capital investment which is caused by the failure of a firm to maintain or replace its capital assets which are being used up or by the sale of... What is the difference between Divestment and Disinvestment?
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1. FANNIE MAE/FREDDIE MAC: Palin said “it was John McCain who pushed so hard with the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac reform measures,” but fact checkers say that’s “Quite A Stretch” And “Barely True,” and that McCain was a “latecomer” to the discussion. 2. FUNDAMENTALS ARE STRONG: Palin tried to say “John McCain saying our economy was strong” but McCain has used the phrase “The Fundamentals Of The Economy Are Strong” At Least 16 Times This Year. 3. PARTISAN POLITICS: Palin said McCain is “known for putting partisan politics aside to just get the job done,” but he has voted with Bush 90% of the time in the Senate and bragged about ...