Monday, October 14, 2013

This Man Has the Power and the Money to Make a Difference, Please Help Him Choose Well

Warren Buffett is investing in a steel company that's planning to kick 22,000 Indian
villagers from their homes.
The UN's top experts have condemned the project -- tell Buffett to stop this human
rights disaster now!
Sign the Petition
Warren Buffett is investing in a massive steel company that's planning to force 22,0000
Indian villagers from their homes.
 Now, eight of the UN's top human rights officials have called for an immediate halt
to the project -- and we need to make sure Buffett acts.
If this project goes ahead, thousands of acres of forest will be flattened, and tens
of thousands of poor Indian villagers will lose their homes and livelihoods. The
company behind this disaster is Posco Steel, a South Korean giant, in which Warren
Buffett has invested more than $1 billion.
If Buffett uses his financial might, he can push Posco Steel to address the UN's
human rights concerns
 or stop the project. He claims to uphold the "highest levels" of business ethics
-- but still hasn't spoken out.
Sign the petition to tell Warren Buffett: stand up for human rights and stop Posco's steel plant disaster.
It's rare that eight of the UN's most senior human rights experts all speak out like
this -- and it shows
something is seriously wrong.
And their message is clear: "The construction of [this] massive steel plant … must
not proceed as planned."
Posco Steel is busy claiming they are "highly sensitive" to the community's human
rights -- all while preparing to boot them from their homes and destroy their subsistence
lifestyles. But
despite having one of the largest stakes in Posco Steel and a reputation as a progressive
investor, Warren Buffett has stayed silent.
A wave of media stories in the Washington Post, the Guardian, ABC News, and Business
Week have covered this impending disaster, but
so far Buffett has avoided the heat. Now, we need to tell Buffet to stand up for
his principles
 and demand that Posco Steel addresses these concerns or stops the project.
Click here to hold Warren Buffett accountable for his investment in this gross violation of human rights.
Thanks for all you do,
Paul, Rob, and the rest of us.
 SumOfUs is a world-wide movement of people like you, working together to hold corporations
accountable for their actions and forge a new, sustainable path for our global economy.

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