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February 23, 2005 8:54 PM   Subscribe

Which companies and nations are propping up the Khartoum regime? Sudan - News and Analysis by Eric Reeves
posted by semmi (4 comments total)

 
Web sites like www.darfurgenocide.org and
www.savedarfur.org are trying to galvanize Americans, but the response
has been pathetic. It's our passivity, which allows these people to be
slaughtered. During past genocides it was possible to claim that we
didn't fully know what was going on. This time, we have no excuse.
posted by semmi at 8:57 PM on February 23, 2005


Thank you for this post. The lack of discussion on this issue is damnable.
posted by tweak at 10:15 PM on February 23, 2005


more info on business and humanrights:
http://www.business-humanrights.org
posted by borq at 2:17 AM on February 24, 2005


Excellent post. Just to highlight a crucial paragraph:
Good examples of especially culpable commercial presence in northern Sudan include Germany's Siemens AG (listed on the New York Stock Exchange), presently building outside Khartoum the world's largest diesel-powered electrical generating plan; Switzerland's ABB Ltd (also listed on the New York Stock Exchange), now engaged in a huge project to upgrade the electrical grid for Khartoum and the surrounding urban areas, as well as in automation work for the major oil production consortium in Sudan, the Greater Nile Petroleum Operating Company; France's Alcatel, a telecommunications giant, is yet another company that both lists on the New York Stock Exchange and offers commercial telecommunications support that benefits Khartoum, and the immediate environs of Khartoum; nothing benefits the rest of Africa's largest country.
(Names of malefactors highlighted by me.) Let's put some pressure on these jerks.
posted by languagehat at 7:19 AM on February 24, 2005


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