Counter Olympics Network


Anna Minton

Anna Minton author of GROUND CONTROL: Fear and Happiness in the Twenty-First Century City

Brought up-to-date with new material, including a chapter on the true Olympic legacy, Ground Control is a revelatory and passionate defence against the privatisation of our streets and the disturbing reality of Britain today.

See more here and read Anna’s blog here

Filed under: info sources, Olympic legacy, public space

Corporate Watch

The countdown to the Olympic con continues, April 6, 2011

As the London Olympics approaches, and more and more corporations participate in the spectacle that they stand to profit from, resistance to the Olympics in London takes on an international dimension, with anti-olympics activists standing up and being counted.

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Filed under: corporate gain, info sources

Games Monitor

Games Monitor is a network of people raising awareness about issues within the London Olympic development processes.

“We want to highlight the local, London and international implications of the Olympic industry. We seek to deconstruct the ‘fantastic’ hype of Olympic boosterism and the eager complicity of the ‘urban elites’ in politics, business, the media, sport, academia and local institutional ‘community stakeholders’.”

Games Monitor publish all the latest stories plus background papers, contacts for media interviews and much more.

Filed under: info sources, the problem with the Olympics

Random Blowe

“Random Blowe is the personal and political blog of Kevin Blowe, a community centre worker, campaigner and proud ‘stopper’ based in Newham in east London.”

For more on Kevin’s articles about the Olympics, see here.

Filed under: info sources

New Lammas Lands Defence Committee

Based in Leyton, in the north-east of London, the New Lammas Lands Defence Committee exists to defend and preserve the ancient Lammas Lands of Leyton as public open space, free from enclosure, encroachment, and inappropriate use. They also aim to promote their use and enjoyment, and increase understanding of their history and significance, by such means as guided walks, historical talks and social events held on the Lammas Lands.

Filed under: campaigns, environment

Carpenter’s Residents Association (CARP)

Filed under: campaigns, housing

Whose Games? Whose City?


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 @galbraithian999: 【五輪へ 準備は万全!?|おはBiz キーワード解説】… このNHKのニュース、「五輪への準備」という切り口で製作しているが、東京湾の臨海部はもともと物流拠点。そこに五輪関連施設を乱立させたの… 1 hour ago
  • RT @Swift__Girl: Well I am shocked that ex-Nike ambassador Seb Coe, head of the Nike sponsored ‘World Athletics’ (formerly Nike sponsored I… 1 hour ago
  • RT @riathalsam: Britain are expected to pull out of the World Indoor athletics championships after the Foreign Office warned against all bu… 1 hour ago
  • RT @ORION_coaching: Nike’s new slogan: Just Blew It. Nike said the results of the internal investigation will not be made public, but “w… 1 hour ago
  • RT @140CharTerror: @stevechapman65 DCMS innit 1 hour ago
  • RT @stevechapman65: Amina puts cheats on notice ahead of Olympic Games… 1 hour ago
  • RT @HelenJe63185798: Wigan Warriors announce 'Pride Day' after Dragons sign Israel Folau via @MailSport 1 hour ago
  • RT @hangorinnokai: 報道ステーションも。「オリンピックは今すぐやめろ!」 You can hear the voices of protest such as “Olymic Imasugu Yamero (Stop the Olympics right no… 1 hour ago
  • RT @StopMSGSphere: By MSG's own definition, #MSGSphere is a 96m x 120m advertising billboard. It will be 50m from some residents' windows.… 1 hour ago
  • RT @hangorinnokai: apでは言葉が細切れに…。でも、オリンピックに使った税金返せ!賄賂で買ったオリンピックいらない!等聞こえます。 AP shredded our voices but you can still hear “Stop the Olympics… 1 hour ago
  • RT @JulesBoykoff: Yes! Player union movement vows to back athletes who exercise their human right to freedom of speech at the #Tokyo2020 #O1 hour ago
  • RT @hangorinnokai: メディアでは「新たなインスタ映えスポットとして賑わっている」と評判のお台場の3億円五輪モニュメント。設置から10日余りの様子がこちら。既に閑散としていて、撮影する人も数える程度しかいません。今日は寒いし雨だし平日だけど、それにしても。。。… 9 hours ago
  • RT @TrackCoachMJR: @seaningle As expected, @WorldAthletics will take action by deciding to do nothing of consequence. Exactly the same leve… 12 hours ago
  • RT @SBSNews: Tennis Australia has slammed two greats of the sport for breaching protocol after they carried a banner onto the court calling… 12 hours ago
  • RT @NOlympicsLA: We get a think piece every time Trump tweets something racist, but LA media still won't cover the material risks involved… 12 hours ago

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