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5 Ways Global Sporting Events Like Brazil's World Cup Wreck Lives and Exploit the Poor
World  (tags: olympics, exploitation, sports, Brazil, politics, humanrights, world, society, news )

Cal
- 98 days ago - alternet.org
Mega-sport tournaments: where fun and games mask violence and plunder.
Why Are the Cities of the World Deciding to Bail Out of Hosting the Olympics?
World  (tags: Olympics, public funds, Brazil 2014 World Cup, Sports mega events, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', corruption, crime, europe, ethics, government, HumanRights, news, politics, society, violence, world )

Betsy
- 98 days ago - money.cnn.com
The process of awarding the 2022 Winter Olympics is in disarray after two leading contenders pulled out amid growing concern over cost overruns, the use of public funds and corruption. Krakow and Stockholm bow out moved by popular choice.
Release Yevgeny Vitishko - the Sochi Olympics' First Prisoner of Conscience ACTION
World  (tags: activist imprisoned, Russia, Olympics, prison, humanrights )

Nancy
- 218 days ago - amnesty.org.uk
'Swearing at a bus stop'. This is the charge that landed environmental activist Yevgeny Vitishko with a 15-day prison sentence on Monday, after his arrest near the Winter Olympics host city of Sochi, in southern Russia.
Withhold Support For Rio 2016 Olympics In Light of Child Trafficing Offences 'Please Read & Sign'
World  (tags: Olympics, Brazil, humans, children, exploitation, ignorance, rightscrime, safety, violence, law )

Borg
- 255 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Brazil is a large source, destination, and transit country for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor. A significant number of Brazilian women and children are exploited in sex trafficking within the country, and federal
As Fukushima Radiation Rages, Tokyo Awarded Bid to Host 2020 Summer Olympics, Hilariously Named the 'Safe Games'
World  (tags: Olympics, Japan, Fukushima, radiation, safety, disaster, world, news )

Carrie
- 372 days ago - naturalnews.com
How, exactly, is it safe to host the Olympics in a nation which absolutely no workable evacuation routes from a nuclear facility on the verge of collapsing into another deadly radiation release?
Tokyo Will Host 2020 Summer Olympics, Beating Out Istanbul and Madrid
World  (tags: Tokyo, Istanbul, Japan, Olympics, Fukushima, safety, Asia, humans, politics, society, news )

Carrie
- 374 days ago - washingtonpost.com
The International Olympic Committee on Saturday chose Tokyo to host the 2020 Summer Olympics, a bid that beat out Istanbul in final voting at the organization's meetings in Buenos Aires.
*Take Action* Move the 2014 Winter Olympics Out of Russia
World  (tags: Russia, 'CIVIL LIBERTIES!', 'HUMAN RIGHTS!', Gay Rights, Olympics )

Kit
- 397 days ago - act.credoaction.com
Russia is waging a war on gay people -- and Russian politicians have made it clear that they will enforce the country's draconian new anti-gay rules on both fans and athletes at the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014. *Sign Petition!
Unease In Sprawling Rio Slum Ahead Of Police 'Pacification'
World  (tags: freedoms, conflict, politics, Brazil, Olympics, favelas, pacification, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', government, world, society, news )

Cal
- 403 days ago - npr.org
Brazilian police are preparing to occupy one of the deadliest shantytown complexes in Rio de Janeiro, hoping to drive out drug gangs ahead of next year's World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.
Playing for Peace-Athletes From the Democratic Republic of Congo.
World  (tags: Kony, human rights, Congo, Sudan, petition, family, athletes, Olympics, London )

Nancy
- 773 days ago - pinterest.com
"Because of the [girls' soccer] matches we play, I have met many new friends from areas outside my village. I say to my family that I am the example of gender equality because I go to play matches all over Bunyakiri."
Hurray on No Olympic Tax Break for Targeted Sponsors!
World  (tags: Olympics, sponsors, Coca Cola, tax havens, money, economy, corporate, finance, ethics )

Nancy
- 779 days ago - blog.38degrees.org.uk
Asda, McDonald's, Coca-Cola, Adidas, VISA... In the last couple of weeks we've taken on some of the most powerful companies in the world - and won! Our petition to Asda helped pressure them to increase the price they pay farmers for their milk. And...
GREATEST OLYMPIC MOMENTS: Six Minutes in Berlin
World  (tags: Olympics, 1936 Olympics, greatest moments, sports, world, politics, GoodNews, interesting, news )

Cal
- 780 days ago - slate.com
In 1936, nine American rowers took on the Nazis in front of Hitler and 75,000 screaming Germans. The story of the greatest Olympic race you've never heard of.
Keep Syrian Weapons Dealer Vladimir Lisin Out of the Olympics. ACTION
World  (tags: genocide, Syria, weapons, Lisin, violence, Olympics, death, crime, human rights, ethics )

Nancy
- 783 days ago - secure3.convio.net
We need your help to send a strong message to Lord Lord Sebastian Coe, head of the London Olympics Committee: keep enablers of genocide and mass atrocities out of the Olympics Games.
Surface to Air Missiles Being Installed on Residents Roof to Protect Olympics
World  (tags: London, Olympics, surface to air missiles, Fred Wigg Tower, terrorist, peacetime )

Dandelion
- 795 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Residents, many of whom have young children, are upset that they were not consulted on the decision to install the missiles, which was made in secret by the government, the landowner and local counsil. They only knew of the plans when they got leaflets.
Vietnam: Dow Chemical Shouldn't Sponsor the Olympics
World  (tags: world, politics, Olympics, Dow Chemical, legacy of the Vietnam War, protests, activism, vietnam, IOC, society, news, freedoms, 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

Cal
- 844 days ago - globalpost.com
Vietnam joins the protest against Olympic sponsor Dow Chemical, accused of "green-washing" its Agent Orange sins.
OUTRAGEOUS! IOC Defends Stance Against Moment of Silence for Israel's 'Munich 11'
World  (tags: Olympics, ethics, crime, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', politics, news, world, media, freedoms, death )

Cal
- 845 days ago - cnn.com
The International Olympic Committee on Monday defended its stance against a moment of silence at the London Games for Israel's 11 athletes and coaches killed by terrorists in 1972, a response that follows an Israeli official's vow to pressure the organizi
 

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