Students Push University of Virginia out of Unocal
Author: Mark Thomsen, SocialFunds.com, Published on: 23 October 2001
Unocal is feeling pressure from activists because the company continues to do business with Burma's ruling military regime. (part one of a two-part article) - Last week, students at the University of Virginia (UVA) succeeded in persuading UVA's administration to divest the University's 50,000 shares of stock in Unocal, a California-based oil company that is doing business with Burma's (Myanmar's) military rulers. Students were pushing for divestiture because of the company's complicity in human rights violations inflicted by the military.
Related companies: Unocal (part of Chevron)