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25 October 2004

Endowment Tied to Sudan - University bought stock in oil firm that activists say helped fuel genocide

Author: Daniel J. Hemel & Zachary M. Seward, Harvard Crimson [USA]

Harvard has invested millions of dollars in a Chinese oil company [PetroChina] whose financial dealings with the Sudanese government, human rights activists say, have funded that regime’s ongoing slaughter of its own people...PetroChina is a spin-off...

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14 November 2004

Groups Want Pensions to Divest From Sudan

Author: Marcy Gordon, Associated Press

Black activists and religious groups are pressing public pension funds to divest a purported $91 billion in holdings of companies operating in oil-rich Sudan. [refers to Siemens, Total, ABB, Talisman, PetroChina, Calpers]

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15 November 2004

Harvard's Investment in Sudan Part of a Larger Problem

Author: Bryan J. Auchterlonie, MA candidate, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, in Harvard Crimson

Two weeks ago, the Crimson Staff demanded that the Harvard Management Company (HMC) divest its 72,000 shares of Chinese state-owned energy giant PetroChina because of its oil operations in Sudan...But it is...only a first step...Harvard also holds 10...

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16 November 2004

Shake-Up at CNPC [China National Petroleum Corporation]

Author: Africa Energy Intelligence

In recent weeks, CNPC, advised by JP Morgan [JPMorgan Chase], has initiated talks with [its affiliate] PetroChina - advised by Citigroup in its turn - on selling the affiliate all of its international holdings, particularly in Sudan...Up to the present...

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19 November 2004

How the world's biggest corporations are fuelling genocide in Sudan

Author: Johann Hari, The Independent [UK]

...multinational corporations have ignored the pleas of human rights groups and handed money to the [Government of Sudan] in exchange for Sudan's oil. The roll-call of companies who chose to do this is long and distinguished: Siemens AG from Germany,...

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10 December 2004

Divesting From Genocide: A Conversation with Eric Reeves [co-founder] of the Divest Sudan Campaign [Part 1]

Author: William Baue, SocialFunds.com

In part one of this two-part interview, Mr. Reeves explains why shareowner action and direct dialogue with companies operating in Sudan is not an option in the context of genocide. [refers to ABB, Alcatel, PetroChina, Siemens, Tatneft, Talisman]

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1 March 2005

full report: "Beyond the Rhetoric - Measuring revenue transparency - Company performance in the oil and gas industries"

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1 March 2005

[PDF] full report: "Beyond the Rhetoric - Measuring revenue transparency - Company performance in the oil and gas industries"

Author: Save the Children UK

[report ranks performance of 25 companies: Amerada Hess, BP, Chevron Texaco, CNPC, Conoco Phillips, Devon Energy, Eni, Exxon Mobil, Lion Energy, Lukoil, Nexen, Norsk Hydro, Paladin Resources, PetroChina, Petronas, Premier Oil, Repsol YPF, Santos, Shell...

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17 March 2005

Beyond the Rhetoric: Measuring revenue transparency — Company performance in the oil and gas industries

Author: Save the Children UK

Save the Children UK has created the ‘Measuring Transparency’ framework...In our first two reports...we assess the revenue transparency of [oil & gas] companies and the reporting requirements of their ‘home’ governments...The performance of 25...

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31 March 2005

Tyranny's Full Tank

Author: Marina Ottaway, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, in New York Times [opinion]

Oil prices will remain high for the foreseeable future, yielding more revenue to shore up authoritarian regimes...It is imperative for the international community, led by the United States, to increase its so far timid efforts to curb the political and...

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