Good day friends,
We are starting an online campaign to disseminate information about the Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power & Stop Impunity. Launched in June 2012, the campaign was established to facilitate a cooperative movement of solidarity between existing local, national and global movements and networks in order to increase the visibility of campaigns of resistance to transnational corporations (TNCs) around the world.
As a result of ongoing violations of human rights by TNCs such as the 2013 Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh that killed 1,132 factory (mostly female) workers, the 2012 Marikana massacre of 34 miners in South Africa, the ongoing destruction caused by Shell in Nigeria’s Ogoniland and by Chevron in the Ecuadorean Amazon as well as the human rights violations linked to the Cerrejon Coal mine in Colombia – along with countless others – the need for radical action to control the devastating violations by TNCs has never been more urgent.
In order to push the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to adopt this type of binding Treaty, a coalition of social movements, networks and civil society organizations has been organized a full week of mobilization on the occasion of the 26th session of the UNHRC session from June 23-27 in Geneva. Our very own Fr. Joy Pelino and Rene Pamplona of SAC Marbel will be participating in the event to expose Glencore/Xstrata’s violations in TAMPAKAN.
We wanted to invite you to add your Facebook and/or Twitter support. It couldn’t be any easier to help het the word out. We are using a platform called Thunderclap.
It allows people to pledge a Tweet or Facebook message that is concentrated and unleashed all at the same time. Think of it as a massive flash mod on Twitter (a twitterbomb). It is safe a will automatically post exactly one message on your behalf.
It takes 5 seconds to join, just click on this link: http://thndr.it/1ucwIdL
#StopTNCimpunity, call for a #UNAgreement on #bindingcodes to punish the crimes committed by TNCs.
If you want to know more about the campaign, go to: http://www.stopcorporateimpunity.org/
Thank you so much.
Alyansa Tigil Mina
By Twitter (examples)
@ mention relevant people directly asking for support. Don’t be shy!
Create a sense of urgency (i.e. “3 days to go…,” “2 days to go…”)
Share and retweet when people support you (i.e. “Thanks to @Username for supporting…”)
Send updates on current events that relate to your message
On Facebook (just copy the link on your wall): http://thndr.it/1ucwIdL
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