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What happened at Countering the Olympics

The report below was filed by Kevin Blowe and can be found on his website Random Blowe. In addition, further information on the conference can be found on JenniferMJones’ blog.

Yesterday’s ‘Countering the Olympics’ conference at Toynbee Hall certainly didn’t lack ambition: nothing less than constructing an alternative narrative to the constant, almost cult-like cheerleading in support of this summer’s Games. It brought together many of the local campaigns that have tried to resist the anti-democratic imposition of the Olympics on London, one that has pressed ahead with little regard for Londoners as anything other than passive spectators and with even less interest in the notion that ‘consultation’ means listening and acting upon the concerns of local people. Read the rest of this entry »

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

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@counterOlympics twitter action

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