Morningstar remains on Florida’s ‘scrutinized companies’ list because the state thinks it might label companies that do business in occupied Palestinian territories

Morningstar remains on a Florida list of “scrutinized companies” tied to the BDS movement against Israel's occupation of Palestinian lands.
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Florida lawmakers could scrap China-linked investments

The Florida House rolled out a proposal to divest $277 million in state pension-fund investments in Chinese state-owned companies.
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Morningstar disputes Florida’s determination that it supports efforts to boycott or sanction Israel

The company said, “Morningstar does not support the anti-Israel BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) campaign.”
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Florida places Morningstar on its blacklist of companies alleged to be involved in boycotts of Israel

Gov. Ron DeSantis placed Morningstar, a Chicago-based investment research firm, on Florida’s list of “scrutinized companies.”
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Jewish civil rights attorney: Florida governor signs “absurd” bill and visits “stolen Palestinian land”

Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet had a busy day Wednesday in Israel: a state cabinet meeting, signing a bill on anti-Semitism and a visit to an industrial park in the Israeli-occupied West Bank....
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USF students voting on whether to divest from fossil fuels

This week students at the University of South Florida are voting on a referendum that urges the university to take its money out of three categories of investments: fossil fuels, private prisons and companies that...
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Tampa Muslim reacts to “Islamophobic” joke by Florida legislator

This show is a look at Islamophobia in the Florida Legislature and on the presidential campaign trail; we spoke with a Tampa Muslim who says she was the victim of Islamophobic bigotry by a member of...
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Students smoke to call attention to USF’s tobacco investments

Some University of South Florida students trying to call attention to the school’s investment policy are organizing a smoking party Wednesday on campus; the campus officially became smoke-free this academic year and the students say it’s...
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Tampa vigil for hunger-striking Palestinian journalist

A Palestinian journalist on hunger strike in an Israeli jail is in failing health and activists in Tampa are organizing a vigil Tuesday evening to call attention to the case of Muhammad Al Qiq. Dezeray Lyn,...
Laila Abdelaziz

CAIR opposes Florida bill it says targets human rights defenders

A bill in the Florida Legislature would sanction groups that organize boycotts of or divestment from Israel or from companies that contribute to alleged human rights abuses in Israel and Palestine. But HB 527 isopposed by the Council on...
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USF student government votes to divest from human rights abusers

This week the University of South Florida student government Senate overwhelmingly passed a resolution to pull the university’s investments from companies involved in human rights violations against Palestinians; but USF appears ready to reject the...
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Ali Abunimah live on TrueTalk Radio show with Ahmed Bedier and Samar Jarrah

Journalist and author Ali Abunimah was the guest on TrueTalk radio show with Ahmed Bedier and Samar Jarrah.  Listen to the full audio here http://www.wmnf.org/events/true-talk/ select show August 21, 2015. Ali Abunimah is the author of...

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