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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

  • RT @hangorinnokai: 辞めさせられた元都知事らが元気ですね。。嘘ついてオリンピック招致したことが問題になってるのに、すっかり評論家きどり、石原、猪瀬、舛添も同罪ですよ。小池都知事はいつ辞めるのかな、オリンピックもろとも退場してくれ https://t.co/Hf… 38 minutes ago
  • RT @NOlympicsLA: ... so Mayor Garcetti made another wild claim yesterday. Here’s former UN Special Rapporteur @raquelrolnik on why jokes l… 54 minutes ago
  • RT @DecidonsParis: #VillageOlympique «Mais qui va habiter dans ces appartements ?» interroge cet habitant de Seine-Saint-Denis dans le film… 56 minutes ago
  • RT @StateOfSwimming: @Hogshead3Au @iChampionWomen Blackballed like so many victims, media and others who are not ‘on message’ with the self… 6 hours ago
  • RT @witch_kazumin: もう、開催返上すればいいのに…… > 五輪の本番まで10ヵ月程度しか残されていないが、他にもトライアスロン会場である東京・お台場の海水の汚水や大腸菌の問題をはじめ、今後も課題が噴出する可能性は高い。都だけでなく組織委の機能不全ぶりを指摘す… 6 hours ago
  • RT @StateOfSwimming: @JensWeinreich Athletes commissions chosen by the machine simply end up doing the machine’s bidding. .... if any athle… 7 hours ago
  • RT @JensWeinreich: @StateOfSwimming I saw him instructing Kirsty Coventry, chair of IOC‘s athlete‘s commission ... you know ... the Bach se… 7 hours ago
  • RT @SportCampaign: The TUE management could be interesting. With Salazar's athletes putting down 35 substances on their DOU forms and Seren… 7 hours ago
  • RT @galeainvegas: Strange, I thought there was a consultation process. I heard mixed views not rejection on the call. I would like to know… 7 hours ago
  • RT @desler: #Tokyoインパール2020 まさにボイコフの唱える「祝賀資本主義」の悪しき見本。五輪のためなら企業活動も市民生活も犠牲にする政府の横暴。こんな理不尽な要請は断固拒否すべきだ。 東京五輪期間中の時間指定配達を中止 政府が宅配大手に要請へ #ldnews7 hours ago
  • RT @CardiacTrance: 五輪を誘致した都市はことごとく財政難の借金地獄になってるから、ホント災害だな。人災。だから賢い都市は誘致したがらない。 あの震災の直後で、復興に膨大な費用がこれからかかりますよって時に日本は何やってんの…?ってマジ呆れたね。その頃から反対し… 9 hours ago
  • RT @JensWeinreich: It‘s this Sam Ramsamy who has almost destroyed FINA and swimming. @StateOfSwimming twitter.com/anoc_olympic/s… 9 hours ago
  • RT @NOlympicsLA: Background: thenation.com/article/is-fuk… 19 hours ago
  • RT @NOlympicsLA: Tokyo 2020 is planning events in Fukushima in 9 months... ...and this is what's happening right now. https://t.co/apK20yl… 19 hours ago
  • RT @NOlympicsLA: It's wild that any human being, let alone an elected entrusted with the well-being of their constituents, would invite the… 19 hours 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