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  • California State Senate passes Iran divestment bill

    By Karmel Melamed

    September 13, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    On Sept. 6, the California Senate unanimously approved a bill that would require state pension funds to divest an estimated $24 billion in investments from nearly 300 companies doing business with Iran.

    "I am thrilled with the state Senate's overwhelming bi-partisan support for this...

  • Briefs: Weiss proposes city funds divestment; D.A. rejects marijuana raid case

    June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Weiss Proposes City Funds Divestment

    If Los Angeles City Councilman Jack Weiss has his way, Los Angeles soon will join a growing list of American communities divesting from companies that do business in Iran.

    "We are referring to it as a terror-free investment policy," said Weiss,...
  • Jews and Muslims unite behind Iran divestment bill

    By Karmel Melamed

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Fourteen national and state Jewish organizations and dozens of Iranian Muslim groups opposed to Iran's regime have found common ground in support of California Assembly Bill 221, which would require state pension funds to divest an estimated $24 billion in investments from more than...
  • Divestment Doubts

    By Rob Eshman

    April 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    To the extent that you closely monitor the hearings of the Committee on Judiciary of the California State Assembly -- and you know you do -- you might want to keep an especially close eye on the upcoming vote on AB 221.

    The bill introduced by freshmanAssemblyman Joel Anderson (R-El...

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