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Boycott The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi
A concept similar to the divestment-based idea behind the Stoli boycott, but on a much, much larger scale. And besides financial pressure as a means to an end—which would be staggering if this petition demanding Coca-Cola, Panasonic, Samsung, Procter & Gamble, and Visa pull their sponsorship from the games
holds sway—the 2014 Olympics themselves have become a significant safety issue. In spite of limp assurances from Olympics officials that LGBT athletes, their friends, and families would be safe during the games, just this morning a high-level Russian politician announced
that gay Olympic athletes will, in fact, be subject to arrest. Not long after, protestors headed uptown to the Russian Consulate
, dumping vodka in front of the building and demanding a repeal of the nation's new anti-gay laws prior to the games.