Nobel Laureates Declare Support for Divestment from Burma Move at University of Virginia
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(signed by Jody Williams [USA 1997] Jose Ramos Horta [East Timor 1996], Rigoberta Menchu Tum [Guatemala 1992], His Holiness, The Dalai Llama [Tibet 1989], Oscar Arias [Costa Rica 1986], Betty Williams [Ireland 1976]
Author: Free Burma Coalition
"Unprecedented" in History of Student Activism - Six Nobel Peace Prize Laureates have written an open letter to the University of Virginia Board of Visitors calling on the administration to divest its holding in Unocal, a California-based oil company. The letter supports a resolution passed by the UVA Student Council last March and a subsequent resolution on September 18th both of which called for the UVA Board of Visitors to divest the University’s 50,000 shares of stock in Unocal on account of the company’s complicity in human rights abuses in Burma.
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