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.
The Faces Behind the London 2012 Olympics
Shot on location in Cambodia, this short slideshow shows some of the people working to produce London 2012 branded adidas goods in Cambodia last September. Their stories can be read HERE.
Videos from the Playfair 2012 speaker tour
The Playfair 2012 national speaker tour, Workers: sweating for the Olympics, took place 7-11 June 2010, with events held in London, Nottingham, Newcastle and Scotland. From the London event, Part 1 features Frances Oâ€™Grady, TUC Deputy General Secretary talking about why we need the Playfair 2012 campaign; Part 2, Â Doug Miller, Inditex/ITGLWF Professor in Ethical Fashion talks aboutÂ pressure on the sportswear industry and Olympic movement from the Â international Play Fair campaign; and in Part 3, keynote speaker Lilis Â Mahmudah, from the National Industrial Workers Union Federation, Indonesia, describes the reality on the ground for sportswear workers and current union campaigns.