Today on United Nations World Refugee Day activists and
community leaders across the country are protesting the non-activity of corporate sponsors who have the leverage to make change in the lives of the
the 2.5 million displaced from their homes in Darfur. Activists will gather at the
stores and headquarters of Olympic sponsors Coca-Cola, General Electric,
Swatch and Volkswagen intent to hold these companies accountable for their
silence on the genocide in Darfur.
If you can't make an event.
Write to them and let them know you protest them in spirit and are actively boycotting their products.
Quick template you can use:
As an aware citizen, I am appalled that you have not taken a stand on the human rights abuses in Darfur that are directly funded by China's gun trade with the Sudanese government. Due to my inability to physically take a stand on this particular day, I am protesting you in spirit. This protest is in solidarity with my human siblings who are protesting you in person.
I am spreading the word, and may even post an open letter or blog about it in solidarity with other activists doing the same. It is deplorable that you have not taken an active stance against genocide and crimes against humanity. By now you must realize consumers will continue with loud and bold activism for Darfur and other areas affected by crimes against humanity and genocide. Aware consumers are growing and will be supporting companies that engage in humane practices, partnerships, and fair trade. This is the time we are in, because it is time for all of us to wake up and take a stand for humane and ecologically sound living.
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note: Yes, the template has an angry tone, but aren't we tired of the softspoken excuses corporations are giving us? If they don't realize by now we will continue to be vocal and the voices will grow against corporate funded genocide and crimes against humanity, they might want to hire some people who can see more clearly for them.
The Direct Links To Online Contact Forms For Some Of The Major Corporations Non-Active In Darfur Leadership:
If you haven't already sent a mass letter announcing your boycott directly to China's corporate sponsors click here as well.
Thankyou for your active solidarity. Your voice is saving lives.
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Crossposted at UltravioletUnderground.