Oil is a HUGE issue when it comes to international relations. Most of commerce today is based on the sale or price of the stuff. DK brings this up in his post about Darfur and Oil. His argument is that Darfur activists are not talking about the Oil issues. I would argue that they are.
JCPA, AJWS, URJ, STAND, Many of the Ivy Leagues, the University of California and many other major orgs are divesting from companies that benefit from business in Sudan. Most of these companies are Chinese energy companies getting oil from Sudan.
So DK, while I 100% agree with you that oil is a major issue in Sudan and addressing these issues will help end the genocide in Darfur, I don't believe it is being ignored. Divestment is a wonderful way to bring the issue of the oil to the forefront. And if you bring up the idea that Divestment from Sudan is a clear and simple way to make an argument for Divestment from Israel I might flip a lid. Genocide is different from Occupation. We are people of nuance and should use our tactics accordingly. Sudan is nothing like Israel and Israel is nothing like Sudan.
What else can we do but use the power of the purse? The governments won't act after years of protest and advocacy. The time is now to divest from companies that benefit from the murder, rape and destruction of the people of Darfur.