Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Make a Difference for Tibet

I have been thinking a lot about human rights recently and the situation between Tibet and China. The main focus of my thinking is how can a person at the grassroots level show their displeasure of the human rights abuses and unlawful occupation of Tibet.

Given the Summer Olympics will be in China, I thought the best way for people to get a point across in a peaceful manner would be for everyone to check out who the sponsors and advertisers are in their home country's, the television stations, Websites, Print Media and write them, phone them or E-mail them telling them in no uncertain terms that you will boycott their products, in other words hit them in their pocketbooks if they don't pull their adds.

Let me know what you think would work or your ideas and pass this on if you think it's worthwhile. Also Please feel free to leave any comments or thoughts you have about this issue in the comments section.

Digg!

3 comments:

tahoejimbo420 said...

It will not do any good, the wealthiest communist capitalistic government in the world (and loans the US billions of dollars, who opened up trade relations in the 70's under Nixon) doesn't care.
Tibet, and Tienanmen Square and other atrocities should show that US quickly forgets, and had adopted torture as accepible.
Until there is a huge change in OUR government it will remain the status quo.

Invictus Solis said...

Thank You for your comment. I do think some things can work though.

We may be lacking leadership from the Democratic country's, but I'm talking about company's who advertise and sponsor the Olympic games. If a large number of people make it clear to those company's that they will make it a point to not buy their products, that affects those company's directly and hurts their reputation and bottom line. Company's respond to that and might with the right amount of pressure from the public pull their adds.

The last thing you want as a company is a Tainted product that will be associated with Human rights abuses.

Jinjirrie said...

The more information exchanged throughout the net about human rights abuses in ALL countries practising same, the more likely people within those countries who are working towards change will feel empowered and supported.

If you are interested in following the progress of the torch, check out http://twitter.com/teamtibet