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To Sponsors of PyeongChang2018: help bring an end to the dog/cat meat trade in South Korea

To the Sponsors of PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea: please help bring an end to the dog and cat meat trades in South Korea As sponsors of these Olympic Games, we are contacting you to ask for your help: please will you consider withdrawing your sponsorship of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics?  You have the power to influence the South Korean government by putting pressure on them to end the horrific cruelty that is routinely inflicted on the animals involved in all areas of the dog and cat meat trades. Did you know that, in South Korea, each year an estimated two and a half million dogs are electrocuted, hanged, or beaten to death?  Were you aware that thousands of cats are slaughtered for soups and so-called “health” tonics - often by throwing the living animal straight into boiling water? These animals are deliberately killed in the cruelest ways imaginable, because many South Koreans believe the insidious myth that the more an animal is made to suffer, the more delicious or efficacious their meat products will become for the consumer. The practice of eating dogs is not widely accepted in South Korea; it gained popularity after South Korea was left devastated by the effects of war.  What, then, can the justification be in 2017 for continuing this aberrant practice, with South Korea having become such a prosperous nation?  What excuse can the authorities give for allowing these illegal trades to continue unpoliced, unpunished, and unchallenged?  We now ask that you do not endorse a nation that endorses such unspeakable cruelty and shows so little consideration for the health and happiness of its citizens.  Please insist that the dog and cat meat trades are ended now - and ended permanently – or take action by withdrawing your sponsorship.Respectfully, Click for Boycott PyeongChang 2018 Action Center: http://koreandogs.org/pc2018/ Korean Olympic Committee Homepage: https://www.sports.or.kr/eng/index.do Samsung Vice Chairman & CEO: Oh-Hyun KwonSamsung Electronics Building 40th FloorPost Office Box 170, Seochodaero 74-gil 11 , Seocho-gu Seoul, Postal Code 06620South Korea 1-800-726-7864 FREEContact email: sanjose@sra.samsung.com; samsungblog@samsung.com; recruituk@samsung.com; d2.cohen@sea.samsung.com; SamsungHEMedia@fleishman.com; samsungmobile@allisonpr.com; r.schultz1@samsung.com; SamsungDI@allisonpr.com; samsungha@talktocurrent.com; tom.beermann@ssi.samsung.com; SamsungCIT@allisonpr.com; SamsungBusiness@allisonpr.com; Courtney.Kessler@edelman.com; Homepage Global: http://www.samsung.com/function/ipredirection/ipredirectionLocalList.do Send the online message: https://contactus.samsung.com/customer/contactus/formmail/mail/MailQuestionGeneral.jsp?SITE_ID=76&PROD_ID=2088Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/samsungTwitter: https://twitter.com/samsung Click for more contact info of Samsung Companies: http://koreandogs.org/what-you-can-do/contacts-for-protest-s-korean-companies/ Samsung USHomepage - USA: http://www.samsung.com/us/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SamsungUSTwitter: https://twitter.com/SamsungUS The Coca-Cola Company CEO:  Muhtar Kent P.O. Box 1734 Atlanta, GA 30301, USA 1.800.GET COKE (800.438.2653 FREE) Homepage: http://www.coca-cola.com/en/index.html Submit letter here: https://secure.thecoca-colacompany.com/ssldocs/mail/eQuery_product.shtml Atos CEO:  Thierry Breton River Ouest 80, Quai Voltaire 95877 Bezons, France Contact email: more-info@atos.net, info.na@atos.net Homepage: http://atos.net/en-us/ The Dow Chemical Company CEO Andrew N. Liveris 2030 Dow Center Midland, MI  48674, USA 800-258-2436 FREE (U.S. and Canada) Homepage: http://www.dow.com/ Office Locations: http://www.dow.com/locations/office.htm Submit letter here: http://www.dow.com/company/contact/ General Electric Company CEO:  Jeff Immelt 3135 Easton Turnpike Fairfield, CT 06828, USA 1-203-373-2211 Investor Relation contact email: ir.contacts@corporate.ge.com Homepage: http://www.ge.com/ Submit letter here: https://www.ge.com/contact/contact_form.html?ref=http://www.ge.com/ McDonalds Corporation CEO:  Steve Easterbrook 2111 McDonald's Dr. Oak Brook, IL 60523, USA 1-800-244-6227 FREE Homepage: http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/home.html Submit letter here: http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/contact_us/social_responsibility/social_responsibility.html Omega The Swatch Group Ltd CEO:  Raynald Aeschlimann Seevorstadt 6 P.O. Box 2501 Biel / Bienne, Switzerland Phone: +41 32 343 68 11 Homepage: http://www.swatchgroup.com/intro_en Submit letter here: http://www.swatchgroup.com/en/services/contact_us/contact_form Panasonic President:  Kazuhiro Tsuga Panasonic Corporation 1006, Oaza Kadoma, Kadoma-shi, Osaka 571-8501, Japan Phone: +81-6-6908-1121 Panasonic Corporation of North AmericaCEO: Joseph M. TaylorTwo Riverfront Plaza Newark, NJ 07102 Homepage: http://panasonic.com/ The Procter & Gamble Company CEO, Chairman and President:  A. G. Lafley 1 or 2, Procter & Gamble Plaza Cincinnati, OH 45201, USA Phone: 1-513-983-1100 Contact email: Shareholders.IM@pg.com Homepage: http://www.pg.com/en_US/index.shtml Submit letter here: http://pg.custhelp.com/app/ask/session/L3NpZC9KcjEyQloybA%3D%3D Visa CEO:  Alfred F Kelly Jr Visa Inc. P.O. Box 8999 San Francisco, CA 94128 - 8999, USA 1-800-847-2911 FREE Contact email: ir@visa.com, globalmedia@visa.com Homepage: http://usa.visa.com/?country=us&ep=v_gg_new&akamai=true Submit letter here: https://corporate.visa.com/utility/contactus.jsp ToyotaPresident Akio Toyoda Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.19001 South Western Ave.Dept. WC11Torrance, CA 90501 USA1- 800-331-4331 FREE Homepage: http://www.toyota.com/Submit letter here: http://www.toyota.com/support/#!/app/askFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/toyotaTwitter: https://twitter.com/ToyotaMotorCorp BridgestoneCEO: Masaaki TsuyaBridgestone Americas535 Marriott DriveP.O. Box 140990Nashville, TN 37214-0990615-937-1000 Homepage: http://www.bridgestone.com/regional/north_america/Submit letter here: http://www.bridgestoneamericas.com/en/contact-us/write-to-usFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/BridgestoneTiresTwitter: https://twitter.com/Bridgestone KT(Korea Telecom)CEO: Chang-Gyu Hwang90 Bulljeong-ro (206 Jungja-dong), Bundang-gu, Seongnam-city, GyeongGi-Do, Postal Code 13606South Korea+82-1588-8448 or +82-31-390-7111Contact email: webmaster@kt.comHomepage: http://www.kt.com/pr/sns.jspFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/withKTgroupTwitter: https://twitter.com/olleh The North FacePresident Todd Spaletto2701 Harbor Bay PkwyAlameda, CA 94502 USA (510) 618-3500Contact email(For Press and Media related inquiries): pamela_ajello@vfc.com; jessica_hollister@vfc.com; lindsey_sine@vfc.com;Homepage: https://www.thenorthface.com/Submit letter here: https://www.thenorthface.com/help/contact-us.htmlFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenorthfaceTwitter: https://twitter.com/TheNorthFace Korean AirCEO: Yang-Ho Cho260 Haneul-gil (1370 Gonghang-dong), Gangseo-gu, Seoul Postal Code 07505South Korea +82-2-2656-7114 Homepage: https://www.koreanair.com/global/en.htmlSubmit letter here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KoreanAir.USTwitter: https://twitter.com/KoreanAir_KE Alibaba GroupExecutive Chairman: Jack Yun MaAlibaba (China) Co., Ltd:969 West Wen Yi RoadYu Hang DistrictHangzhou 311121ChinaU.S. Office:400 South El Camino RealSuite 400San Mateo, CA 94402 USATel: (+1) 1-408-785-5580Fax: (+1) 1-408-748-1218United StatesHomepage: http://www.alibaba.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlibabaUS?spm=a2700.7848340.0.0.x10SU3Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlibabaTalk SKCEO: Tae-Won CheySK Group26 Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul Postal Code 03188South KoreaTel: +82 2 2121 0114Homepage: http://www.sk.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skstory/Twitter: https://twitter.com/skstory_blog LGCEO: Bon-Joon KooLG Electronics Headquarters Corporate Communications TeamP.O. Box 150-721LG Twin Towers 128 Yoidae-ro, Yeongdungpo-gu, SeoulPostal Code 07336South KoreaTel: +82-2-3777-1114Fax: +82-2-3777-5331Email: john.taylor@lge.com; taryn.brucia@lge.com; Christopher.demaria@lge.com; kim.regillio@lge.com; franc.lee@lge.com; lgpr@lge.com; Homepage: http://www.lg.com/usFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/LGUSATwitter: https://twitter.com/lgus LOTTEGeneral Chairman: Kyuk-Ho ShinChairman: Dong-Bin ShinLotte Shopping81 Namdaemun-ro, Jung-gu, SeoulPostal Code 04533South KoreaTel : +82-2-2118-2020FAX: +82-2-2118-2028Homepage: http://www.lotte.co.kr/eng/index.jspFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/LOTTEshoppingTwitter: https://twitter.com/LOTTEstory POSCOCEO: Oh-Joon KwonPOSCO6261 Donghaean-ro, Nam-gu, Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-doPostal Code 37859South KoreaEmail: webmaster@posco.co.krHomepage: www.posco.comContact: http://www.posco.co.kr/homepage/docs/eng5/jsp/support/qa/s91f1010010l.jsp?news_cat_num=1Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HELLOPOSCO      

KoreanDogs​.​org Team
283,039 supporters
Petitioning Samsung, President & CEO Charlie Bae, CEO of SAMSUNG Electronics (UK) Ltd, Giny Woo

Samsung: Help us to end the abhorrent cruelty and suffering of cats & dogs in your country

For more actions you can take please visit: http://koreandogs.org/samsung/ To the Samsung Group,  The dictionary definition of the word ethical shows that it is: ‘relating to morals, esp. as concerning human conduct’.  Samsung states that it has “an aim to become one of the most ethical companies in the world”. We challenge this statement, as your company originates from South Korea, and therefore represents a country which endorses ‘human conduct’ that is unacceptable, immoral, and shocking: we refer to the endemic and brutal practices that are unashamedly being carried out within all parts of the dog and cat meat trade. South Korea is the only country in the world which commercially farms cats and dogs to supply the nation’s demand; and the brutalization of these helpless animals is appalling, and the suffering which they experience is immense. Within the thousands of farms, ranging in size from small, backyard enterprises to huge concerns, every year many millions of animals are bred and reared, and kept in completely inhumane and pitiful conditions: with dogs being raised in small, filthy, barren cages, with no reprieve from hunger or fear.  They endure all of this before they are finally condemned to hideous deaths, by horrendous and prolonged methods of slaughter - all of which are illegal, and completely unacceptable by any human standard. We know that dedicated, caring people in South Korea have been asking their Government to ban this atrocity for many years, but the Government has yet to take a leadership role in this matter; and it is hard to believe, in the twenty-first century, that a civilized nation such as South Korea, which is one of the major economic world powers, and also boasts one of the highest educational levels in the world, is still committing this type of unnecessary and despicable cruelty. The dog meat trade is a two billion dollar industry, but South Korea could stand to lose considerably more in terms of export revenue, goodwill and its positive image within the international community if this appalling industry is not stopped; and if South Korea wants to join civilized nations around the world, and be respected as a nation of conscience, then it needs to strengthen and, importantly, enforce its animal protection laws.  Many people around the world, because of their great love for dogs, will either continue, or decline, to support your corporation depending on how you now decide to act with regards to the animal rights and welfare issues in your country.  Do you want your product image to suffer? Samsung is the largest electronics company in South Korea - it has the power to change this tragic and cruel situation; and we are surprised that a business with so much power, influence and money, is not already doing something about this abhorrence.  It is shameful. As a representative company of your country, Samsung has a moral duty to be proactive in this matter: you must urge the South Korean Government to put an end to the dog and cat meat trade once and for all. We implore you, Samsung, to live up to your claim to “inspire the world” by standing up for what is right, and so “shape the future” that all South Koreans will be proud to be a part of.

KOREANDOGS.ORG
108,204 supporters
Petitioning Samsung, Apple, Unicode

The flag of #KurdistanEmoji

for PR enquiries contact us at: pr@houseofkurds.org  More than 63 million Kurds live across the globe mainly in their divided land between Southeast Turkey, Northeast Syria, North Iraq & Northeast Iran. Kurds identify themselves as Kurds and embracing our Identity via our language, culture, art & flag is very important to us Kurds because we have been oppressed, genocided, assimilated, murdered and discriminated for hundred of Years still we never lost hope. Our Kurdish Flag is a Symbol of our existence and represents our Values, Suffer & History which impacted every single Kurd Family in the world. Red: Symbolises the blood of the martyrs & the continued struggle for freedom & dignity. Green: Expresses the beauty & landscapes of Kurdistan. Life & vitality. Yellow: source of life & light of the Kurd People. The sun is an ancient symbol & twenty one sunbeams White: Peace & equality. We live in a modern world were technology is connecting people across the globe and empowering humans to live their dreams. We believe adding the Flag of the Kurd People is a symbol of acceptance, respect & recognition towards the Kurd People who suffered for decades and never had a voice in any global community. Give us a Voice, add our Kurdistan Flag as a Symbol. Kurd People are puzzling their own flag emoji together with coloured heart emojis ❤️ & the sun emoji ☀️  This has to change! Kurds have the right to express their emotions like all other people & a Kurdistan Flag emoji would mean a lot to us and enable us to express ourselves. Many communities have their own symbol in the Keyboard not just countries.  We demand a Kurdistan Flag Emoji. Help us, sign & share right now.          

Bedirxan House of Kurds
97,658 supporters
Petitioning Apple, ALSTOM , Amazon, Bmw, Bosch, Calvin Klein, Cerruti 1881, Dell, Electrolux, fila, General Electric, GENERAL MOTORS, Google, H&M, Hitachi , HP, Huawei, Jack&Jones , Jaguar, Lacoste, Land Rover...

Multinationales et profits de la honte : l'exploitation du peuple Ouïghour

Chères Citoyennes, Citoyens Je m’appelle Laïla, je suis mariée et maman de 3 enfants, je suis fonctionnaire et j’habite Dijon.Concernée depuis toujours par la persécution des minorités dans le monde, et de la souffrance en générale, j’ai repris espoir lorsque le monde entier s’est indigné devant la mort de George Floyd....Dans les minorités qui subissent des atrocités au vu et au su de tous, il y a celle des Ouïgours en Chine. Parcourez cette liste d'entreprises* rapidement, si vous y voyez une marque que vous consommez, alors vous avez encore plus le pouvoir d'agir et d'aider une une minorité chaque jour torturé et persécuté dans la province du Xinjiang en Chine. Cette minorité , ce sont les Ouighours. Ils sont aujourd'hui détenus dans des camps d'internements ou ils subissent d’innombrables tortures et sont forcés à travailler pour notamment, de grands groupes internationaux via leurs sous-traitants en Chine. L'Institut Australien de Stratégie Politique (ASPI) vient de publier un rapport et dénonce le fait que " la Chine a transféré des dizaines de milliers de membres de la communauté musulmane Ouighour détenus dans des camps d'internement vers des usines fournissant au moins 80 des plus grandes marques mondiales"En parcourant cette liste, mon sang s’est glacé, ces marques faisaient partie de mon quotidien : mon dernier sac que j’avais acheté chez Lacoste, mon tailleur Zara ou le pyjama que j’avais sur le dos de chez H&M, pour moi s’en était trop !Je ne pouvais pas participer à une infamie pareille il fallait que j’agisse. C’est pourquoi j’ai lancé une pétition. Le député Européen Raphael Glucksmann, annonçait dans un tweet le 19 juin , avoir reçu l'engagement de la marque Adidas "à ne jamais recourir dans sa chaine de production aux travailleurs forcés Ouighours et à couper toute relation avec des fournisseurs le faisant." Lacoste a également pris des engagements en ce sens selon le député européen. QUID des 81 autres grandes marques impliquées dans la mise en esclavage d'un peuple?   C'est une excellente question, alors nous, citoyennes et citoyens, interpellons les responsables de ces grands groupes en leur disant qu'à l'heure où des voix partout dans le monde s'élèvent contre le racisme , les injustices, et pour l'égalité entre les hommes, ces multinationales ne peuvent rester indifférentes pour des questions d'argent devant cette situation. Comme Adidas et Lacoste, ils doivent s'engager et refuser l'exploitation d'un peuple à qui l'on a retiré tous ses droits et sa dignité. Faisons nous entendre, mobilisons nous en masse et soutenons cette pétition pour que les Ouighours puissent retrouver leur dignité et leur liberté mais aussi que plus jamais un peuple ne puisse être exploité et persécuté  dans le silence , nous sommes tous concernés, nous sommes tous consommateurs.C’est nous, citoyens qui pouvons réellement avoir un impact et faire bouger les lignes. * liste complète des 81 entreprises citées par l'Aspi:  Abercrombie & Fitch, Acer, Alstom, Amazon, Apple, ASUS, BAIC Motor, BMW, Bombardier, Bosch, BYD, Calvin Klein, Candy, Carter’s, Cerruti 1881, Changan Automobile, Cisco, CRRC, Dell, Electrolux, Fila, Founder Group, GAC Group (automobiles), Gap, Geely Auto, General Electric, General Motors, Google, H&M, Haier, Hart Schaffner Marx, Hisense, Hitachi, HP, HTC, Huawei, iFlyTek, Jack & Jones, Jaguar, Japan Display Inc., L.L.Bean, Land Rover, Lenovo, LG, Li-Ning, Mayor, Meizu, Mercedes-Benz, MG, Microsoft, Mitsubishi, Mitsumi, Nike, Nintendo, Nokia, The North Face, Oculus, Oppo, Panasonic, Polo Ralph Lauren, Puma, Roewe, SAIC Motor, Samsung, SGMW, Sharp, Siemens, Skechers, Sony, TDK, Tommy Hilfiger, Toshiba, Tsinghua Tongfang, Uniqlo, Victoria’s Secret, Vivo, Volkswagen, Xiaomi, Zara, Zegna, ZTE.  

Laila BEN
95,600 supporters
Petitioning LG (Bon-Joon Koo, CEO), Samsung, President & CEO Gregory Lee, President Oh-Hyun Kwon, CEO Kun-Hee Lee, President Daniel Eum (Samsung Research America), Hyundai Motor Company (Mong-Koo Chung, Chairm...

Samsung, Hyundai, Kia, LG, POSCO, SK, FILA and all South Korean Companies: Adopt a company policy to ban dog and cat meat consumption!

Dear Owners of Samsung, Hyundai, Genesis, Kia, LG, POSCO, SK, FILA and all South Korean Companies, Please watch this: https://youtu.be/cCdTceduKcY When people in other parts of the world think of Korea, the first thing that comes to their mind is how Koreans horribly treat these dogs and brutally kill them to make them into soup.  When this is their first thought, you have lost an opportunity to gain a customer and sell your product. Starting almost 10,000 years ago, dogs have held a special place in human society as helpers and companions in mutually beneficial relationships, and the rest of the industrialized world recognizes and protects them for this reason. To our fellow human beings, dogs symbolize love, affection, loyalty, and altruism, but in South Korea dogs are raised in cruel confinement and various methods of slaughter totally void of compassion are used on them. This is unbecoming of humankind. In the worst cases they are beaten to death slowly and deliberately in the belief that this softens the meat. Your customers do not support the cruel and barbaric treatment of these animals, and if they discover that you close your eyes to this brutality they will no longer want to spend their money on your products. Your customers will be horrified at your profound indifference and complete disregard of the unimaginable agony and suffering of these animals. Whether a dog or cat is a “farmed” animal or a beloved family pet, their savage slaughter is unacceptable to the rest of the world. You must let your company stand against these heinous crimes and this grisly illegal industry. We request that you: 1. Formally adopt and implement a policy to ban dog and cat meat consumption and terminate immediately those who violate this policy.  This policy should be enforced at all your companies and their subsidiaries, as well as other companies with whom you have business transactions. 2. Adopt a policy to protect and provide a safe environment for your employees to report those who violate the dog and cat meat ban policy. 3. Provide a mandatory education to 100% of your employees about the horrors of the dog and cat meat industry and what they can do to fight this cruel industry. 4. Use your position and resources to petition your government to enact a law against the dog and cat meat consumption. 5. Donate generously to the Korean animal rights organizations, rescue groups, and the campaign against dog and cat meat consumption in South Korea. 6. Create a culture of compassion and empathy instead of apathy and indifference. By complying with these requests, you will gain the respect of your customers and the rest of the world. If you do not, we will persist with boycotts against your company that will continue to have a major economic impact on your business and brand image. Please act now and make a difference. Albert Einstein said, "The indifference, callousness and contempt that so many people exhibit toward animals is evil first because it results in great suffering in animals, and second because it results in an incalculably great impoverishment of the human spirit.”  It is better late than never. We are hopeful that compassion will prevail over grievous and rampant injustice to dogs in South Korea and that you, as economic leaders of South Korea, will take steps to help bring this terrible injustice to an end!  Sincerely,

KoreanDogs​.​org Team
82,019 supporters
Petitioning Samsung

Stop selling us inferior Exynos phones!

Outside of the US, Samsung sells phones that use their own-branded Exynos SoC chips, instead of using Qualcomm's Snapdragon. Samsung also use their own-brand camera sensors, whereas in the US, they use parts from specialists Sony. Based on experience, and studies from numerous sources online, we believe Samsung's parts to be inferior to their US counterparts. Phones with Exynos SoC chips are shown to perform slower, have less battery life, use inferior camera sensors and processing, overheat and throttle faster, amongst other issues. At the very least, we would appreciate if Samsung were transparent about their inconsistencies. Alternatively, for Samsung to ensure we weren't paying the exact same price or even higher than our US friends. We have had to accept this over many years over different iterations of the flagship phones. Every year we have hoped for Samsung to either give us the same device, or make their own parts perform on par with the competition. They have failed to deliver on these requests over and over again and the performance gap only seems to widen over time. In the age of transparency, it is time for a change and for us consumers to have the right to choose what we spend our hard earned money on. Samsung, please hear us! We love your devices and want to be treated fairly, so that we can continue to enjoy them. Please sign our petition, share it and write your message to Samsung below. Further reference: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Benchmarks-show-the-Exynos-990-on-the-Galaxy-S20-phones-to-be-considerably-worse-than-the-Snapdragon-865.457542.0.htmlhttps://beebom.com/snapdragon-865-vs-exynos-990-benchmark-test/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CUSe8kgIE8For any inquiries, you can reach me at: SamsungPetition@gmail.com

Daniel H
49,207 supporters
Petitioning Google, International Business Machines - IBM, Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, SONY

Get the multinational technology companies to donate computers to school children

I am a year 9 pupil and I know from first-hand experience that distance learning is extremely hard and I can only imagine how difficult it would be without a device. Keeping up with distance learning would be nearly impossible. Yet Ofcom estimates there are 1.1-1.8 million children students in the UK without a digital device on which they can learn. How in the 21st Century can such a critical mistake be allowed without massive multinational companies like Apple, Google, IBM and Microsoft rectifying it? I am proposing tech companies give any old, used, or unused devices to schools. In this time of crisis everyone is doing their bit but the tech companies response to COVID seems weak for businesses of their size and wealth. How difficult is it for a tech company to give a child a second hand computer? Technology is their area of expertise and they have the resources and money to make a difference. Every day of learning is vital and if a large section of school children miss out because they can’t afford a computer, that cannot be right. Can Apple, Google, IBM, Sony, Microsoft, and Samsung and other tech firms help bridge the gap and prevent the academic shortcomings of 1.5 million children across the UK. When history is written, will the question be, why didn't they help?

Harry Beresford-Peirse
35,486 supporters
Petitioning Deutscher Olympia Sportbund, International Olympic Committee, Nationaler Olympia Komitee, Heiko Maas, Bundesregierung, Thomas Bach, European Parliament, Samsung, Intel, Toyota Motor Company, Volksw...

Genozid an den #Uiguren: Boykott von Winter-Olympia 2022 in Peking!

DE / EN Seit 2017 ist laut UNO bekannt, dass mindestens eine Million Uigur:innen willkürlich in Westchina in der Provinz Xinjiang gegen ihren Willen und ohne richterlichen Beschluss gefangen gehalten werden. In den sogenannten Internierungslagern werden die Uigur:innen zu guten und sozialisierten Chines:innen erzogen. Kurz und knapp: Sie werden politisch und kulturell indoktriniert, weil man ihre Identität und Ethnie vernichten möchte. Es findet somit ein kultureller Genozid statt! Hierbei handelt es sich bei den Betroffenen nicht nur um Uigur:innen, sondern auch um Menschen die dem muslimischen oder christlichen Glauben angehören oder Minderheiten, wie den Kasachen, Kirgisen und Hui-Chinesen. Maßnahmen wie Sanktionen sind von der EU und anderen Nationen zwar erteilt worden, fallen jedoch zu milde aus.  Deshalb fordern wir vom Deutschen Olympia Sportbund den Boykott der Winter-Olympia 2022 in Peking! Wir möchten verhindern, dass unsere Sportler:innen für wirtschaftliche Zwecke instrumentalisiert werden und somit indirekt die Menschenrechtsverletzungen in Ostturkestan (Xinjiang) unterstützen. Seit 2019 berichten Augenzeugen und Betroffene von ihrer Zwangssterilisation sowie Schwangerschaftsabbrüchen, Foltermethoden und von Suizidfälle in den Arbeitslagern. Kinder werden von ihren Eltern getrennt und in Internate und Pflegefamilien gesteckt. Viele Uigur:innen im Ausland haben seit längerer Zeit keinen Kontakt mehr zu ihren Verwandten und Bekannten in Ostturkestan (Xinjiang). Anfragen über den Vermisstenstand und der gesundheitlichen Situation von Familie und Freunde blockieren die chinesischen Behörden ab und weisen sie zurück. Uigurische Zwangsarbeiter:innen sind zudem bei der Produktion von großen internationalen Firmen eingesetzt. Durch hochmoderne Überwachungstechnologien werden Minderheiten in der Provinz identifiziert und ausfindig gemacht, um sie dann in Internierungslager zu stecken. Wir sind Sabrin und Torhan und stellen eine klare Forderung! Als Studierende der Sozialwissenschaften haben wir uns in einem Seminar für Politische Soziologie kennengelernt und schnell gemerkt, dass uns die Situation der Uigur:innen in Ostturkestan aus humanitären/pflichtbewussten Beweggründen sehr am Herzen liegt. Aufgrund unserer Geschichte tragen gerade wir als junge Generation die unverzichtbare Verantwortung die Menschenrechte zu verteidigen! Wir dürfen nicht zulassen, dass Berlin 1936 zu Beijing 2022 wird. Wir tragen die Verantwortung! 

Sabrin & Torhan von "Loud For Uyghurs"
21,200 supporters