Friday, July 27, 2012

In solidarity with the people of Bhopal

In solidarity with the people of Bhopal, India, protesting the 2012 Dowolympics for allowing Dow Chemical sponsorship in defiance of human rights, we remember this glorious moment at the 1968 Olympic games in Mexico City. Tommie Smith & Juan Carlos (with the support of Peter Norman who wore a human rights badge on his shirt) raised their fists in a gesture that Smith said was not a “Black power salute, but in fact a “human rights salute”. It’s an immensely dignified protest whereas the Dowolympics might better deserve the inglorious “digital salute”.

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