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Equality Is Nat a Game! Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia Petition!!!


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Robert
- 397 days ago - secure.hrw.org
A Russian law passed this year punishes LGBT persons, and anyone who speaks on their behalf in front of children. Join Human Rights Watch in demanding that 2014 are not the Olympics of hate.



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AniMae Chi (428)
Friday October 25, 2013, 2:14 pm
Thank you for joining Human Rights Watch in demanding that International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach uphold the values of its own charter.
 

Dave C. (224)
Friday October 25, 2013, 2:27 pm
signed.
 

Dandelion G. (387)
Friday October 25, 2013, 2:35 pm
Thank you for joining Human Rights Watch in demanding that International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach uphold the values of its own charter.
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Friday October 25, 2013, 2:41 pm
In February, the Winter Olympics will open in Sochi, Russia. They will give a world stage and sanction to a country that is repressing the rights of its own citizens. A Russian law passed this year punishes LGBT persons, and anyone who speaks on their behalf in front of children.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) - the multi-billion dollar organization that runs the Olympics has the ability to speak out against this law. Not only that, it has a duty to do so. Its own charter swears to uphold human dignity and reject discrimination.

Until now the International Olympic Committee has lacked the spine to take the necessary actions. It has hid behind vague assurances from the Russian government, and refused to stand up for its own values. But if the fans speak out, the International Olympic Committee - and its vital commercial sponsors - will be forced to listen, and forced to stand up for what is right.

Join Human Rights Watch in demanding that 2014 are not the Olympics of hate.
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Dear IOC President Thomas Bach,
The Olympic Charter dedicates itself to "promoting a peaceful society concerned with the preservation of human dignity," and rejects discrimination of any kind.

Recent actions on the part of the Russian government have betrayed that charter. Banning speech that advocates for the rights and equality of LGBT citizens is discrimination - and it undermines human dignity.

As the new president, we call on you to uphold these most basic tenets of your charter, and demand the repeal of this repugnant law.
Sincerely,
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Friday October 25, 2013, 2:47 pm
I re-posted this in the Care2 group, "Bloody Olympics",
which is an Open Group that ANYone is invited to join.

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

Michela m. (3949)
Friday October 25, 2013, 2:57 pm
S&N
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Friday October 25, 2013, 3:20 pm
'Slaves Worked to Death' Building Qatar's World Cup Paradise - Report video

Please ALSO go to that site!
The two things are related - Big Sports is a HUGE Billion-dollar Business, and TOTALLY CORRUPT thru & thru.

Sochi in 2014, the IOC - the International Olympic Committee -
and Qatar in 2022 - the World Cup Soccer.
[Qatar has nasty repressive anti-Gay laws too, as well as Russia!]

"Slaves worked to Death" link under Most Active Today in World...
 

Just Carole (338)
Friday October 25, 2013, 3:32 pm

Gladly signed!

Thanks for posting, Robert . . . and Barbara for leading me here.

 

Sue H. (7)
Friday October 25, 2013, 4:10 pm
Noted and signed, thanks.
 

(0)
Friday October 25, 2013, 5:16 pm
Signed, thanks.
 

Susan Allen (218)
Friday October 25, 2013, 6:17 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Winn Adams (199)
Friday October 25, 2013, 7:01 pm
Signed
 

Fran away F. (115)
Friday October 25, 2013, 10:55 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks, Robert.
 

Natasha Salgado (563)
Friday October 25, 2013, 11:17 pm
Gladly signed-thx Robert
 

Frances Darcy (224)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 12:44 am
done
 

Danuta Watola (1210)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 4:46 am
noted
 

caroline s. (79)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 4:53 am
Signed
 

Gloria picchetti (299)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 4:56 am
Signed. There is a strange line at the end...
Display Options: Show my name in the signature list.
Anyway I certainly checked it.
 

Angelika R. (144)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 7:15 am
Thank you for joining Human Rights Watch in demanding that International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach uphold the values of its own charter.
Thx to you both, Robert + Barbara

Yes, Gloria, that's rather unusual, it has been mostly the opposite before-check box for anonymous
 

. (0)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 7:29 am
Signed and noted. Thanks for sharing, Robert.
 

Marija Mohoric (44)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 9:27 am
thank you for sharing
 

Stan B. (122)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 11:09 am
Signed thank you, Robert.
 

norma laborie (32)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 12:39 pm
signed
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 12:52 pm
signed & noted
 

Birgit W. (151)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 2:10 pm
Signed.
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 2:17 pm
Signed & noted. Thank you, Robert.
 

Esther Z. (96)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 2:29 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Karen Chestney (110)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 3:27 pm
Petition....signed...&...forwarded.....Thank-you for this petition !!! We need Equality for all people worldwide.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (105)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 3:30 pm
signed and noted, thanks
 

Vicky P. (466)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 5:37 pm
noted, signed
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 7:39 pm
Thank you for joining Human Rights Watch in demanding that International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach uphold the values of its own charter. The IOC has the power to change the course of Olympic history it has failed to act, but cannot ignore the voices of thousands.
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 8:44 pm
Rachel Rice on Oct 26th at 7:47 am
Please ALWAYS FLAG, FLAG, FLAAAAG!!! such STINKING ADS!
These are NOT real people, let alone real Care2 members - as you probably know!
So it is no use "talking" to them.
These are anonymous, faceless employees of a company - with MULTIPLE "identities" -
and there are no real "offers", just BAIT FOR THE SUCKERS.
They may be involved in IDENTITY THEFT and in capturing and RE-SELLING your Information to other companies.
Therefore, PLEASE HELP KEEP CARE2 SAFE by ALWAYS, ALWAYS FLAGGING!
And also WARNING others.
Thank you for FLAGGING!
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 10:15 pm
Noted, signed, twittered, fb and google shared. Also signed petition Barbara mentioned. And the troll has been flagged. I have been flagging this same troll all day long. Thank you Robert for posting this very important petition and B for bringing it to my attention. I hope they move the Olympics to a progressive country that does not espouse hate and inequality.
 

Liliana Garcia (92)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 10:24 pm
Signed. How can a law be passed anywhere telling parents what things they can tell their children pertaining to human relations and justice?
 

Ellen J. (81)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 3:37 am
Thanks, BMutiny. Noted, signed, & shared.
 

John B. (158)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 3:51 am
Thanks BMutiny for the heads up on this and to you Robert for posting the link. Signed and noted.
"Thank you for joining Human Rights Watch in demanding that International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach uphold the values of its own charter."
 

DaleLovesOttawa O. (192)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 4:24 am
Russia must not be permitted to oppress LGBT rights Hosting the Olympics is a privilege not a right. Oppressing the rights of LGBT is unacceptable and it's a sham that the IOC isn't taking strong action against oppression by Russia of the LGBT community.
 

Cathleen K. (71)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 5:19 am
Signed, gladly.
 

Dotti Lydon (112)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 8:45 am
Signed. And thanks again, Barbara.
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 10:47 am
Signed
 

Joanne Dixon (40)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 12:19 pm
Pretty sure I signed previously, but it took my info (again?)
 

lee e. (114)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 12:44 pm
I've been busy boycotting - and am sorry that I won't have the "opportunity" to witness the spectacle of inhumanity in February, as it nauseates me! Sorry for the stupid athletes who won't stand up to this dysfunctional country - I guess "sports" is more important than standing up for humane treatment of all people!
 

Israel Valdez (0)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 5:51 pm
Signed
 

Sue Clayton (8)
Monday October 28, 2013, 12:56 am
I've signed a number of petitions on this subject. It is my belief the Olympic Games were begun to bring countries together, not separate due to gender issues. Maybe there are no LGBT people in Russia....sure and my male dog is having kittens next week heheehe.
 

Marlene Dinkins (241)
Monday October 28, 2013, 6:54 pm
notato E` firmato grazie Robert !!!!!!! ciao
 

Dimitris Dallis (2)
Tuesday October 29, 2013, 1:09 am
Yo signed.
Thank you Robert.
 

Franshisca Dearmas (91)
Tuesday October 29, 2013, 2:04 am
Noted and signed. TY Robert
 

Antonella C. (86)
Wednesday October 30, 2013, 3:05 am
signed!
 

Ros G. (87)
Wednesday October 30, 2013, 3:06 am
Thank you for the forward Dimitris...signed with pleasure
 

Victoria Pohrebna (264)
Wednesday October 30, 2013, 3:24 am
Signed.
 

Jim Phillips (3203)
Wednesday October 30, 2013, 7:03 am
Petition signed.

Per IOC policy, discrimination is not part of its policy. IOC is against discrimination.
IOC needs a strong spine to stand up to Russia and denounce discrimination.

ty, Robert.
.
 

Bee S. (226)
Wednesday October 30, 2013, 7:24 am
Signed. TY Robert & Dimitris for forwarding
 

Bridget Robertson (106)
Wednesday October 30, 2013, 12:32 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you Dimitris for forwarding.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (447)
Wednesday October 30, 2013, 1:51 pm
petition signed
 

Cinzia Palamara (64)
Wednesday October 30, 2013, 2:00 pm
Many thanks for sharing, Robert. Immediately signed
 

Laetitia SCHARTNER (171)
Wednesday October 30, 2013, 2:46 pm
signed and noted
 

Teresa Garc?a (39)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 11:49 am
Done gladly, S & N. :)
 

Melania Padilla (180)
Friday November 15, 2013, 10:50 am
Signed
 
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