With the 2008 Olympics being held later this year in Beijing, working people around the world are focusing on the lack of workers’ rights and human rights in China. Now Play Fair 2008 has launched “Catch the Flame,” a unique way for workers everywhere to send a message to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that Olympic products must be made in safe conditions and workers must be paid a fair wage.
“Catch the Flame” is an electronic relay race to bring public attention to the need for the Olympics movement to stamp out abuses of workers’ rights in workplaces making Olympics goods. Each person who signs up online is able to help move an electronic torch toward Beijing and add comments supporting workers’ rights. With a wave of Bluetooth, SMS and e-mail messages, “Catch the Flame” forwards Play Fair’s version of the Olympic flame to Beijing. Click here to join the electronic relay race.