US Congressional Committee Passes Darfur Accountability and Divestment Act that will now be up for voting in the general congress. Help stop the genocide in Darfur, Darfur: An Unforgivable Hell on Earth needs your help and cooperation this Monday, 30th of July, 2007 to call your US representatives to urge them to vote for the passage of H.R. 180.
The Darfur Accountability and Divestment Act. H.R. 180 would require the Secretary of the Treasury to establish a list of companies whose business activities in Sudan directly support the Sudanese Government. The measure also authorizes divestment by state and local governments and bans the federal government from contracting with companies on the Treasury list.
Help pass H.R. 180 and Call 1-800-436-6243 or visit the Anti-Genocide Hotline to urge your representative to co-sponsor the Genocide Accountability Act (H.R.2489).
Individuals who participated in the Rwandan and Bosnian genocides that have been identified by the US Justice Department and some of whom are living in the United States under false pretenses are able to escape prosecution.
Under current law, these individuals cannot be arrested or prosecuted, because they are not U.S. nationals and the genocides they perpetrated did not take place in the United States. The Genocide Accountability Act would close a legal loophole that prevents the United States from prosecuting individuals who are guilty of perpetrating genocide in foreign countries. The laws on torture, material support for terrorism, terrorism financing, hostage taking, and many other federal crimes allow for the United States to hold foreign nationals accountable. Take a stand and be counted… you can also visit this site for Ten Things you can do to Stop Genocide.