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I've had enough ...  [message #67864] Thu, 08 August 2013 23:03 Go to next message
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Location: Worcester, England
Registered: January 2005
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I've had enough of the shit going down in Russia. Simply put, it's sickening. And contrary to Russia's international treaty obligations. The thought that the Winter Olympics may be held in Russia is unconscionable. LGB athletes will be at risk of harm or imprisonment, as will LGBT spectators attending the event. This is entirely contrary to the Olympic spirit.

So ... there's a petition to sign. of course, calling for the Winter Olympics to be relocated. Canada would be favourite, as they hosted them last time round - but any country, or collection of countries, where all competitors and spectators will be welcome would do.  http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/international-olympic- committee-ioc-relocate-the-2014-winter-games-to-vancouver-2

But more to the point is to hit them where it hurts - in the sponsorship wallet. So, for the last couple of evenings, I've been e-mailing major corporate sponsors, pointing out that nearly a third of a million people signed the petition to the IOC that was handed in yesterday, and that their corporate image may suffer badly if there are any incidents, or simply by  association with this event.

I list a few of the major sponsors below - others are easy to find!
http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/contact_us/social_responsibil ity/social_responsibility.html
https://secure.thecoca-colacompany.com/ssldocs/mail/eQuery_p roduct.shtml
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"The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. ... Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night devoid of stars." Martin Luther King
Re: I've had enough ...  [message #67868 is a reply to message #67864] Sun, 11 August 2013 08:21 Go to previous message

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Location: UK, in Devon
Registered: February 2003
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I agree with you. Even if we all just take one each we have done something.

I have taken more than one.

Author of Queer Me! Halfway Between Flying and Crying - the true story of life for a gay boy in the Swinging Sixties in a British all male Public School
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