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Discussion about Games Monitor research into radioactive contamination of the Olympic Park

5 Jul 2012 – 19:00 – 20:30

Investigative research into radioactive waste on the Olympic Park site

Discussion with Paul Charman and Mike Wells of Games Monitor, chaired by Julian Cheyne

Thursday 5th July 19.00 – 20.30, Auditorium

UCL Slade Research Centre, Woburn Square, London, WC1H 0NS

A hosted discussion with Paul Charman and Mike Wells, will explore the processes of investigative journalism, including the limitations of Freedom of Information legislation, and the detail of their investigations into the excavation and disposal of contaminated and radioactive soil on the Olympic Park site in Stratford.

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Filed under: environment, events

London Takes Gold

London Takes Gold from Marie Billegrav Bryant on Vimeo.

London Takes Gold is an antidote to Olympic propaganda.

London 2012 organisers fear everything – streakers, terrorists, ambush marketeers, brand hijackers, space hijackers, real hijackers, ticket touts, Olympic flame firefighters, dog walkers, Tibetans, and survivors of Olympic sponsor Dow Chemical, everyone except the VIPs is on the list of suspects.

This film plots local opposition to the construction of Olympic buildings on public parkland and also examines controversy over Olympic sponsors.

While on location shooting footage for this film at Leyton Marsh, Mike Wells was arrested and spent the following 8 days in prison. The authorities were unwilling to grant bail as they claimed he would make mischief in relation the Olympic Project if released. Under his bail conditions, which he believes have been used as a political instrument, he is banned from the proximity of Olympic venue/s.

Please download this movie and share it.

London Takes Gold

Filed under: environment, film, policing & civil liberties, public space, the problem with the Olympics

Postponed – March to Leyton Marsh: Saturday 16 June, 12 moon

Please note, this event has been postponed!

Save Leyton marsh: March to the marsh
Sat 16th June, assemble 12 noon, Hackney Town Hall
March to Leyton Marsh for speakers at 2pm

They stole our land, they unearthed explosives and hazardous waste. They tried to criminalise the local community!
Legacy, what legacy is there for us? Enough is Enough!

http://saveleytonmarsh.wordpress.com/

Filed under: environment, events, take action

BP or not BP? The debut performance of the Reclaim Shakespeare Company

On April 23rd 2012 – Shakespeare’s birthday and the launch of the World Shakespeare Festival – a group of merry players known as the “Reclaim Shakespeare Company” took unexpectedly to the stage in Stratford-upon-Avon, just before a Royal Shakespeare Company performance of The Tempest. This piece of guerilla Shakespeare aimed to challenge the RSC over its decision to accept sponsorship from BP in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon drilling disaster and the oil company’s decision to start extracting highly polluting and destructive tar sands in Canada. Find out more here:
http://bp-or-not-bp.org/news/protesters-take-to-the-stage-at-rsc-over-bp-spon…

Filmed by Zoe Broughton

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Here’s the script in full:

What country, friends, is this?

Where the words of our most prized poet

Can be bought to beautify a patron

So unnatural as British Petroleum?

Strange association!

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Filed under: campaigns, corporate gain, environment, the problem with the Olympics

Campaign for a More Sustainable OLympics (CAMSOL) statement

Posted at http://www.locog2012.com/news/2012/04/bp-replaced.html

11 April 2012

This morning CAMSOL masqueraded as Sustainability Manager for the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (LOCOG) in order to highlight their unethical decision to make BP Sustainability Partner for the London 2012 Olympics. The story was picked up by several media outlets, including City AM and LBC radio, who ran a live interview with us.

In taking action against BP’s role as Sustainability Partner for the London 2012 Olympics, we are standing up for those suffering as a direct result of BP’s unsustainable practices across the world. Catastrophes such as the Deepwater Horizon spill are still having immense economic and health impacts for those living on the Gulf of Mexico coast and projects such as the Alberta tar sands have devastated indigenous communities and wreaked havoc with the local ecosystem. In addition to this, BP’s closure of its solar sector demonstrates a clear shift away from renewable energy development and back towards their core business of unsustainable fossil-fuel extraction.

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Filed under: campaigns, corporate gain, environment

Video – Dedicated to Leyton Marsh

a Struggle to Survive – Dedicated to Leyton Mar

Filed under: environment, film, the problem with the Olympics


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

  • Everyone's forgotten about #Tibet 1 hour ago
  • RT @GlobalAthleteHQ: In today’s @thesundaytimes Global Athlete Chief speaks about WADA’s refusal to listen to International Athlete Communi… 1 hour ago
  • You don't make deals with dictators. Didn't they learn anything from the last World War? 1 hour ago
  • Foul play: how racism towards black footballers is moving online theguardian.com/football/2019/… 2 hours ago
  • So ##Arsenal gained nothing by its cowardice! 'Chinese state broadcaster pulls Arsenal v Man City after Mesut Özil… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 2 hours ago
  • RT @PeriKazuko: “旭日旗の意味”が世界に?米NYで「五輪での旭日旗持ち込み」反対デモ またある米国人男性は米ホワイトハウスに「旭日旗が五輪で使われれば、米国の世界平和に向けた努力に否定的な影響を及ぼす」と訴える請願書を提出。同請願書は10万人の同意を得て… h… 17 hours ago
  • RT @attackoncrow: オリンピック反対デモやってます https://t.co/7qiu6EzB5a 17 hours ago
  • RT @yajipoi0810: (3/6)…(中略)…ジェイミー・グレアム警察長は反オリンピック団体にセキュリティ・エージェントを潜入させたことを自慢げに語った。警察のスパイがバスの運転手になりすまして潜り込み、オリンピックの聖火リレーへの抗議行動に参加する活動家の送迎を担っ… 18 hours ago
  • RT @yajipoi0810: (2/6)用いられるようになってしまうのだ。おびただしい数の警察官が配備されたことに加えて、バンクーバー都市圏全体で一〇〇〇個に迫る数のCCTV監視カメラも設置された。市の統合警備ユニット(VISU)は大会が終われば撤去すると約束したが、「撤去… 18 hours ago
  • RT @yajipoi0810: (1/6)メガイベント開催都市では、期間中に軍事要塞に匹敵する警備体制を敷くことが、いまや標準的手続きになっている。…(中略)…重要なことは、一時的な例外状態への対処だと言って導入された最新鋭の警察の装備が、知らぬ間に通常の装備として定着してし… 18 hours ago
  • RT @KentaK1kuch1: 正直、札幌市民は「マラソンなんてやんなくていいよ」って思ってるだろな。 自分が札幌に住んでいた時なら絶対思ってたもの。 混むだろうし、迷惑以外の何物でもない。 黙って東京だけでやっておけばいいのに。 そもそもオリンピックが日本に来るのって… 18 hours ago
  • @tariqpanja Anyone can piss of the Chinese government and a lot more should 23 hours ago
  • RT @adrianzenz: AP EXCLUSIVE: responding to recent leaks, Xinjiang gov't issues detailed/urgent orders for destroying any documentary evide… 23 hours ago
  • RT @StephenWadeAP: Tokyo being billed as 'Recovery Olympics' -- but not for all (from @AP) apnews.com/2a0ef15f82ed9a… 1 day ago
  • RT @JulesBoykoff: “This recovery Olympics is in name only. The amount of money spent on the Olympics should have been used for real reconst… 1 day ago

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