the Issue Has Caught Fire

Demands for divestment grow to thwart apartheid

Apartheid. Nearly everyone deplores it. Divestment. It is a way to fight apartheid by withdrawing U.S. investments from South Africa, so who can be against it? That may be an oversimplification, but leaders of the movement to apply economic pressure on Pretoria's white government are making dramatic progress in the U.S. with that argument. Even though its impact is sharply debated, divestment has become a new buzz word of social protest on college campuses, at shareholders' meetings and in legislatures across the country. Said Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley: "The issue of divestment has really caught fire."

New York Governor Mario...

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