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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.

Read more: http://www.corporatewatch.org.uk/?lid=3940

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. http://www.gamesmonitor.org.uk/

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.  http://www.lammaslands.org.uk/

Filed under: campaigns, environment

Carpenter’s Residents Association (CARP)

http://www.facebook.com/carpvoice

Filed under: campaigns, housing


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

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London Takes Gold

A struggle to survive: dedicated to Leyton Marsh

LONDON OLYMPICS Lost Opportunities

Olympics: This Is Not A War Zone

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From the Anti-Olympics poster competition!

Don’t Buy It, by Regime

‘Out damn logo!’ The Reclaim Shakespeare Company