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A beginners guide to the social impacts of the Olympics

Taken from http://www.gamesmonitor.org.uk/node/333

The Olympics project is large and complex. It is not easy to quickly grasp the nature of its probable impacts on the Lower Lea Valley and London. Here is a collection of four useful papers which together give a relatively short description of some of the significant impacts. Read the rest of this entry »

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How can we respond to the Olympics?

The Olympic mayhem will have had an impact and left a legacy which will affect our communities in numerous ways for many years to come. There are so many concerns: the destruction of local businesses, homes, local environments and treasured spaces; the pricing out of local people; huge corporate gain at our expense; massive surveillance operations including the development of drone technology, and many more.

How can local communities respond to what is happening? How can the assumptions behind who benefits from the Olympics be publicly challenged? How can the corporate profiteering be exposed? How can we take the opportunity to add London voices to those from other cities around the world who have challenged the Olympics, and further a growing critical perspective?

How can we build alliances with other local communities around the world that have mounted stiff opposition when Big Sport has invaded them? How can we avoid having to start organising from scratch each time?

Filed under: the problem with the Olympics


Whose Games? Whose City?

NO LIMOS! NO LOGOS! NO LAUNCHERS!


12 noon, Saturday 28 July
Assemble Mile End Park, East London.

March to Wennington Green for People's Games for All (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF FINAL DESTINATION)

A family-friendly protest. More details and press release

@counterOlympics twitter action

  • RT @MigrantRights: MR spoke to dozens of Kenyan women about their life in the Gulf. While all speak of exploitation, those who have worked… 49 minutes ago
  • RT @NcGeehan: "You will be raped. You will be beaten. No action will be taken. You will have a child as evidence of rape. Still no action.… 49 minutes ago
  • RT @NOlympicsLA: Reminder: the banishment of Los Angeles’ poor is being accelerated for investors & vapid sports marketers. They are workin… 53 minutes ago
  • August 5, 2016 - hours before the Olympics Opening Ceremony at 'The Exclusion Games' Rio 2016 - Os Jogos da Exclusã… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 13 hours ago
  • @Lolwah_Alkhater True enough. But it doesn’t alter the situation in Qatar 1 day ago
  • RT @JulesBoykoff: Time & again, the Olympics spur the militarization of policing (& techno-fetishism). Ahead of #Paris2024 #Olympics, Frenc… 1 day ago
  • How can Japan seriously consider hosting another #Olympics even as MORE #corruption from the last one is being unco… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 1 day ago
  • RT @odtak0: 【電通スポーツ利権】これが五輪の表だ!受託収賄の疑いで五輪組織委員会の高橋治之元理事宅を家宅捜索【本間龍】#オプエド #電通 #Shorts youtube.com/shorts/Ig-fQdV… via @YouTube 1 day ago
  • RT @TheTibetNetwork: #China has separated almost 1 million #Tibetan children from their families and is forcing them to live in colonial bo… 1 day ago
  • RT @2024Saccage: Nos ami.es de Los Angeles nous rappel que leur police n'avais pas de Tank avant les JO de 1984. Et nous… 1 day ago
  • RT @NoSapporo: #札幌オリンピック招致がなくなりますように のツイデモ参加してくれている皆さん、本当にありがとうございます! 予定の時間は過ぎていますが、余力のある方、今気付いた方で協力いただける方は、ぜひご参加を☆彡 https://t.co/oGkE7fhWHv 2 days ago
  • RT @Txantxangorri: As the new season begins we are launching a NEW #NUFC fanzine on football and human rights. HIGHLIGHTED ARTICLE THREAD… 2 days ago
  • RT @NoMoreIOC: 「オリンピック招致した国は極悪人国みたいになっちゃうよ」 皆やってるから、仕方ないだろ!というしょーもない言い訳 招致活動のボスが、当たり前のように賄賂を送りあってる五輪を堂々と認めたという意味で凄く意味のある発言 ゼニリンピックは不要 #… 2 days ago
  • RT @StanisElsborg: .@hrw has long criticized the UAE's failure to uphold basic human rights, and in a report in June 2022 the organisation… 2 days ago
  • RT @StanisElsborg: THREAD🧵Today #ManCity sets out for their #PremierLeague title race. Here's a thread on their owners from the ruling fami… 2 days ago

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