Genocide Intervention Network Featured in New York Times

 

Genocide Intervention Network
Featured in New York Times

 

Nicholas Kristof spoke with Mark Hanis '05 (pictured) about divestment efforts in Sudan for his latest column in The New York Times, "Death by Dollars." He wrote:

 

''People are surprised to find out that Royal Dutch Shell is not a targeted company by us, even though they are an oil firm and operate in Sudan,'' notes Mark Hanis, who runs the Genocide Intervention Network (which has a divestment hot line, 1-800-GENOCIDE). That's because Shell sells gas in Sudan at a retail level, rather than enriching the army through production, Mr. Hanis said, and less than 5 percent of those sales are believed to be to the government.

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Kristof first wrote about Hanis and his efforts to address the genocide in Sudan in 2005. Read that article here.

In related news, the Swarthmore men's soccer team hosted the Fifth Annual Benefit Youth Soccer Clinic on February 4th, raising over $2,100 for GI-Net.  more