Divesting to Help Sudan

A growing number of institutions divest from companies that do business in Sudan

With Sudan still a killing ground, a growing number of states and universities are protesting the Sudanese government's apparent complicity by divesting from companies that do business there. Acting New Jersey Governor Richard Codey said he will sign a bill passed last week doing just that, making his state the first to carry out such a tactic. Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich last month approved a similar bill, which will take effect in January and also forbids the state to place public money in banks that deal with foreign companies operating in Sudan. (It is illegal for U.S. firms to do work...

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