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
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 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 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
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