John McDonnell MP and others have signed a new Early Day Motion (EDM) in support of the Greenwash Gold Campaign.
An EDM is like a petition by Members of Parliament, testing the strength of opinion about a particular issue. If you live in the UK, please contact your MP and ask them to sign EDM 221. Please do this even if you did it recently with the earlier EDM supporting Greenwash Gold, as all EDMs ran out of time before the Queen’s Speech in May. You can find out who your MP is by going to http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/ and entering your postcode.
The text of the EDM is:
“That this House welcomes the launch by Bhopal Medical Appeal, London Mining Network and UK Tar Sands Network of the Greenwash Gold 2012 awards exposing the record of environmental destruction and human rights abuses of the companies BP, Rio Tinto and Dow, which are major sponsors of the 2012 Olympics; and urges the Olympic authorities to bring forward reforms of the process by which Olympic sponsors are selected so that known polluters and human rights abusers are never allowed to tarnish the image of the Olympics again.”
You can find details of the EDM at http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2012-13/221.