April 16th marked the 100 day countdown to the start of the London Olympics: 100 days for some of the world’s most disreputable corporations – such as Dow, Rio Tinto 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.
Don’t let BP, Rio Tinto and Dow win at the 2012 Olympics!
During the Olympics, the winner will be announced, and Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to the three companies.
Watch the video and vote for Dow here.
Sponsored by Bhopal Medical Appeal, London Mining Network and UK Tar Sands Network.
You can visit the Greenwash Gold Campaign’s website here.