Video & blog: John Carlos, Olympic legend, on his fight for justice and supporting Playfair 2012
At the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, John Carlos used his moment on the winnerâ€™s podium to make a stand for human rights. His gesture of resistance, as part of the civil rights movement, and in solidarity with those living under Apartheid in South Africa and blue collar workers in the States, is a defining moment in the struggle for equality, justice and peace.
In May 2012, John Carlos met with representatives of the TUC and Playfair 2012 campaign as he toured the UK speaking about his ongoing fight for justice, and why we need to stand together and speak out against injustice at the local and global levels.
Watch John Carlos talking about his fight for justice
Read John Carlosâ€™ blog about his struggle and why he supports the Playfair 2012 campaign
Find out more about John Carlos and his new book The John Carlos Story www.johncarlos68.com
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