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Stop the Olympic Missiles

The ‘Stop the Olympic Missiles’ campaign was launched in East London at a public meeting on 4 May 2012. Activists have since then been protesting, campaigning and petitioning on the streets against the positioning of missiles in residential areas of London.

Please download a copy of the petition to print or sign our iPetition online.

There will be a public forum with local politicians and the Ministry of Defence (who have accepted).

A street demonstration against the olympic missiles will be held in the future.

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Filed under: campaigns, militarisation

Our Olympics

A website for ‘Our Olympics: Reclaim London 2012’….

We exist to provide a hub for creating and promoting acts of civil disobedience around the London 2012 Olympics.

We believe that the London 2012 Olympics is an £11bn tax payer funded ad campaign for some of the worst offending corporations in our world.

We believe that public funds should be spent on public services, not redirected to private profits.

We believe the policy of Austerity is a lie.  It is a means of imposing an economic apartheid upon the UK.

We believe that it is time for us TO, come together and make London 2012 the greatest act of non violent civil disobedience of our time.

Join us….

Filed under: events

Drop Dow Now

1984 saw the biggest industrial disaster in human history. A Union Carbide factory in Bhopal leaked toxic gas, killing 7-10,000 people in just a few days. Today the death toll has reached at least 25,000, and an estimated 500,000 have been affected. Survivors suffer extreme health problems, the groundwater is contaminated, and birth defects are many times higher in Bhopal than anywhere else in India.

In 2001, Union Carbide (UCC) was bought by Dow Chemical, so the responsibility to adequately compensate the gas victims, clean up the site and compensate those poisoned by the contaminated water falls to Dow.

Now Dow are sponsoring the London Olympics, gaining millions of pounds of contracts and boosting their reputation. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) is supposed to promote environmental, social and ethical issues, but Dow is responsible for this ongoing humanitarian and environmental disaster.

 LOCOG needs to Drop Dow Now

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Filed under: campaigns, corporate gain

Looking forward to the Fattylympics

The Fattylympics is a community event satirising the You Know Whats in East London, 2012.

It takes place on Saturday 7 July 2012, at Grassroots, Memorial Park, West Ham. It is free to attend and children are welcome.

The Fattylympics is organised by two fat activists living in East London, it has been paid for by a series of community fundraising events, and is supported by a handful of volunteers. It is non-commercial.

Download the Fattylympic poster

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Filed under: events

After Bishopsgate Planning Meeting, Saturday May 19th

CounterOlympics will be holding an action planning meeting at Room L67SOAS (Lower Ground Floor, Main Building, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square WC1H 2 to 5pm 

Filed under: Uncategorized


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

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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Solidarity T-shirts! Sold in support of the Save Leyton Marsh Campaign. Different colours and sizes. Contact us if you would like some/one.

From the Anti-Olympics poster competition!

Don’t Buy It, by Regime

‘Out damn logo!’ The Reclaim Shakespeare Company