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CounterOlympics at Bishopsgate Institute Saturday 14th April

Whose Olympics…?

Mass action planning meeting – with special guests

Saturday 14th April 2012, 11 – 4.30 pm
Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate London EC2M 4QH

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We’ve heard about the soaring costs, debt, repression, pollution, displacement and lack of consultation. We’ve been told of the drones to be deployed, the renewable targets ignored and neighbourhoods pushed sideways for a giant consumer playground. The laws have even been rewritten to deter us from disrupting the glorified three-week party. And we’ve been fighting back for months – and even years – with activist groups working to protect Greenwich Park, save Wanstead Flats, occupy Leyton Marsh, oust Dow… the list the goes on.

But now the Olympics are upon us. Most of the damage has been done. It’s time to come together, uniting behind the common cause that people from London to Portland and beyond are sick of being sacrificed for this giant corporate bonanza.

Come along to Bishopsgate Institute to plan for major actions over the coming months and during the Olympics – the target, location, date and nature of the action are all open for discussion.

We will be joined by Clayton Thomas Muller from the Indigenous Environmental Network who will share his experiences on organising around the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and campaigning against ‘Sustainability Partner’ BP, along with Derrick from Gulf Coast campaign against BP. Newham Monitoring Project will be providing a thorough explanation of the complex legal situation we face. Also coming to London from Vancouver, the Vancouver Poverty Olympics torch will be handed over at the Bishopsgate Institute to inspire our own alternative torch relay.

Free entry – hot soup and bread lunch will be provided on the day for £1, tea and coffee for donation.

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  1. […] If you’re interested in making contact with people wanting to do something about the dangers posed by these lanes, see counterolympicsnetwork.wordpress.com/category/transport. Also, note the next gathering of anti-Olympics campaigners will be taking place on 14 April – see counterolympicsnetwork.wordpress.com/2012/03/21/counterolympics-at-bishopsgate-institute). […]

  2. […] t-shirts will be available for sale at £10 every Saturday at the Leyton Marsh site and at the ‘Whose Olympics?’ event on 16 April at Bishopsgate […]


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