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Monday, October 13, 2008

Funding Darfur

Darfur3/19/2008 ~ Alaska:

Citizens call for the state to Divest all Alaska holdings that have links to Sudan. Juneau - We Alaskans are frustrated that our PFD checks continue to assist funding the genocide in Darfur, and we're tired of not being heard! On Wednesday, March 19th at Noon, a public rally will be held in support of HB 287 and SB 227.

5/15/2008 ~ Sudan Divestment Org.:

McCain Urges Sudan Divestment -- After Wife Dumps Her Holdings

Cindy McCain has sold off those holdings, McCain confirmed .... "I would hope" Americans would sell stocks and other investments tied to Sudan, McCain told reporters

10/03/2008 ~ Alaska:

"The [Palin] administration killed our bill," said Alaska state representative Les Gara, D-Anchorage. Gara and state Rep. Bob Lynn, R-Anchorage, co-sponsored a resolution early this year to force the Alaska Permanent Fund – a $40 billion investment fund, a portion of whose dividends are distributed annually to state residents – to divest millions of dollars in holdings tied to the Sudanese government.

The truth may lie somewhere in between what Sarah Palin has said in her speeches and what she's actually done. In fact, like many things in life - both may be true. It very well may be true that she does indeed support divesting Alaska's funds from holdings tied to the Sudanese government. I tend to believe what the relief organizations state when they talk about what a politician has/hasn't can or won't do and what Save Darfur ~ Anchorage says is that they believe she wants to divest (maybe she doesn't quite understand it all yet).

They also, as do the rest of us talking about this crisis, appreciate the media that is being drawn to this crisis by all of the candidates.

Here at SCREAMING at the TV! all that I want is to raise the issues and awareness and along the way offer my perspective. As I've stated, I don't care if you agree or not - it is only when and if the world starts talking that it will be good. I believe that talk leads to action, and action is what we need.

You have been given a voice, use it. Go out and SCREAM! about something you care about. If you scream loud enough, who knows, maybe a guest author on the "Screaming at the TV!" show!


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