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ABA President Wants U.S. Business to Invest in Russia
9 months ago

Invest in Moscow? NYET! Divest!
Society & Culture  (tags: LGBT, LGBTrights, Gayrights, Russia, Putin, HumanRights, AmericanBarAssociation, WorldJusticeProject )
BMutiny  - change.org

James R. Silkenat, president of the American Bar Association (ABA), is lending his credibility, and that of his associated organizations - the ABA, Human Rights First, and the World Justice Project - to the effort to entice U.S. investors into investing!
PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION CHALLENGING THIS!

NYET! to Investment in Russia, until Policy changes towards LGBT rights
9 months ago
With capital becoming ever scarcer, Russia is fighting hard to lure businesses from around the world to invest there.

But until Russia ends its brutal crackdown on LGBT people — including officially sanctioned kidnapping, torture, and rape of gay youth and severe laws prohibiting any expression of support for LGBT rights — Russia must be challenged, not financially supported.

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James R. Silkenat, president of the American Bar Association (ABA), is lending his credibility, and that of his associated organizations — the ABA, Human Rights First, and the World Justice Project — to the effort to entice American investors into investing in the Russian economy.
On November 18, 2013, at the offices of Goodwin Procter, a New York City law firm, he will be the keynote speaker of the Russia Forum NY investment seminar, a role from which he has refused to withdraw.

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The ABA president’s support for investment in Russia is shocking.
As was done to combat South Africa's apartheid, the call to Americans of conscience should be to divest from Russia, not invest.

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Mr. Silkenat, since you have chosen to remain involved with the forum, you must use your platform to offer a full-throated, unvarnished warning to Russian government officials that their abuse of basic human rights is bad for business.

This has GOT to be KNOWN! especially to the Gay Community...
9 months ago

This Petition is JUST STARTING and so it doesn't have many signatures yet!
Please CIRCULATE IT widely!!!

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We are BOYCOTTING Olympic Sponsors like Coca-Cola, Sony, etc. [Sponsors for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in February 2014.]

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What a SHOCKING THING it is, that the PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION - of all things!!!!! - wants to SUPPORT RUSSIA FINANCIALLY rather than Boycott!
And the associated organizations of Human Rights First, and the World Justice Project!
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It is true, THE CAPITALISTS AND THE CORPORATIONS HAVE NO MORALITY WHATSOEVER.
NONE.
BMutiny TheCorporationsAreEvil

9 months ago

There is a Care2 group, "Bloody Olympics", that is open and anyone who wishes may join.

http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/BloodyOlympics

We deal with problematic issues that arise, not only in the Winter Olympics at Sochi, Russia, in February 2014;
but also ANY Olympics and Big Sports issues - LOTS of Human Rights issues for example, and other issues - Big Sports are full of scams and corruption, have a dirty underside.

Can you believe it? We WON ONE ROUND!!!
9 months ago

The American Bar Association's President, James R. Silkenat, has CANCELLED his proposed speech.....!!!!!

So, now there is a NEW PETITION:

and here is the News to Note on that New Petition:

Petition | New York Stock Exchange and Goodwin Procter: Cancel Russia Day 2013 | Change.Org
Society & Culture  (tags: Russia, NewYorkStockExchange, LGBTrights, HumanRights, Putin, anti-Gaylaws, RussianWinterOlympics, investment )
BMutiny  - change.org

The New York Stock Exchange and Goodwin Procter are lending their credibility to the effort to entice American investors into investing in the Russian economy. On November 18, 2013, the NYSE will host Russia Day, when leading Russian government officials
Read on.....
9 months ago

The New York Stock Exchange and Goodwin Procter are lending their credibility to the effort to entice American investors into investing in the Russian economy. On November 18, 2013, the NYSE will host Russia Day, when leading Russian government officials — some of them the very architects of Russia's homophobic law banning any gay-positive speech and tacitly encouraging violence against LGBT Russians — will ring the closing bell at the stock exchange, to sickening applause from NYSE traders. That same day, Goodwin Procter, a major New York City law firm, will host a high-profile investment seminar called Russia Forum NY.

It is shocking that the NYSE and Goodwin Procter are calling for investment in Russia. As was done to combat South Africa's apartheid, the call to Americans of conscience should be to divest from Russia, not invest.

DENY THE S.O.B.s VISAS to come to NYC!!!
9 months ago

"On November 18, 2013, the NYSE will host Russia Day,
when leading Russian government officials
 — some of them the very architects of Russia's homophobic law banning any gay-positive speech and tacitly encouraging violence against LGBT Russians —

will ring the closing bell at the stock exchange, to sickening applause from NYSE traders."
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Those same Russian officials ought to be DENIED VISAS TO COME TO THE UNITED STATES -
for engaging in HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS that are
CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY.

Our govt officials like to TALK a good game, where it's EASY for them -
but to PUT THEIR MONEY {literally!} WHERE THEIR MOUTH IS?
Not so much.....

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