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Countering the Olympics public meeting

Fed up with Olympic Impunity? Don’t Agonise—Organise

Countering the Olympics – A public meeting

28 January 2012 10.30-5pm
Toynbee Hall London E1 6LS

There are now fewer than seven months before the shenanigans hit town, with each day bringing more news about runaway finances, contaminated topsoil, privatised housing, militarised neighbourhoods, losses of basic liberty, corruption, undemocratic planning decisions…. This will be a day-long investigation of all aspects of Olympic theft and opportunity for those of us adversely affected to share, network, strategise and make our voices heard in 2012 and beyond.

Topics explored will include thematic objections to Olympic cost, debt, repression, pollution, displacement and lack of consultation, and will include contributions from a range of UK and international activist groups, from NOGOE and Save Wanstead Flats to Vancouver and Athens organisations.

Filed under: events

Olympic Sized Lies

The myth: An inclusive festival providing a legacy of hope through regenerating a run-down marginal East End. Huge benefits in terms of jobs, homes, increases in tourism and prosperity, of improvements in health and greater participation in sport.

The reality: The past ten Olympics have in fact brought a legacy of displacement, a burden of public debt, derelict or underused stadia and few long term jobs. Nations have won bids by paying bribes or making deals as with Salt Lake City, Sydney and Beijing. Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: the problem with the Olympics

Whose Games? Whose City?


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Assemble Mile End Park, East London.

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