Monday 16 April, 7 – 9pm,
Amnesty International UK Human Rights Action Centre,
17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA.
(For directions see http://www.amnesty.org.uk/content.asp?CategoryID=10151)
April 16th marks the 100 day countdown to the start of the Olympics: 100 days for some of the world’s most disreputable corporations – like Rio Tinto, Dow and BP – to keep using the Olympics as a smokescreen for environmental and human rights abuses the world over. The list of Olympic Sponsors reads like a “rogues gallery” of some of the most controversial corporations in the world. It makes you wonder if they included “how much pollution, turmoil and displacement has this company been responsible for?” as one of the selection criteria.
Meredith Alexander, the ex Olympic ‘Ethics Csar’ who stepped down over controversial sponsorship decisions, will be introducing members of communities impacted by Olympic sponsors all over the world, and we will be launching a new, participatory campaign to stop Dow, BP and Rio Tinto from winning at the 2012 Olympics.
Drinks and light refreshments available
Sponsored by Bhopal Medical Appeal, London Mining Network and UK Tar Sands Network