Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Sudan Divestment Bill is Passed in Congress



"States, localities and private investors would be allowed to cut their investment ties with Sudan under legislation passed by Congress on Tuesday and sent to the president for his signature. The legislation adds to sanctions already in place against the Khartoum government meant to pressure Sudan into ending the murderous violence in the Darfur region of the country."


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2 comments:

Yobachi said...

Oh great, I didn't know this.

I've written about the bill, and urged people to contact the congress people on it; but hadn't heard anything lately.

Well, the democratic congress did one thing right all year...and minimum wage, so that gives the two things.

PurpleZoe said...

Perseveringly spreading the word pays off eventually. Unfortunate that it took this long, but good that it has come to pass.