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Logo free Counter Olympics Torch Relay completes first leg

Three runners, David, Charlie and Simon, completed the first leg of the Counter Olympics Torch Relay on Saturday 21st. The torch had been handed over to London by Vancouver Counter Olympic protesters after they completed a very successful protest relay around British Columbia. After a short speech on the steps at Stratford…

…the relay circled Stratford Town Centre…

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Counter Olympics Torch Relay – Saturday 21st July – Stratford to Wanstead Flats via Leytonstone

The torch will depart from the steps at Stratford Station at 2pm depending on situation in Stratford after the official torch relay passes through. Supporters should plan to arrive at around 1.30pm at the steps outside Stratford Station. A group of runners will be accompanied by cyclists and two police officers and will first run around the town centre past St John’s Church on the Broadway and then head off up the Grove to Maryland and then up Leytonstone High Road to Gainsborough Road, loop back down to Leytonstone Tube and then back to Leytonstone High Road to Ferndale Road and Montague Road past Fred Wigg Tower, where missiles have been installed and on to Wanstead Flats.

There will be serious transport problems with road closures caused by the official torch so it is best to travel by bike or tube although buses should restart in the east once the official torch has left Stratford sometime around 1.40pm.

Buses 308 and 58 go past Wanstead Flats.

Come and cheer on the Counter Olympics Torch along its route. It passes two tube stations at Stratford, at the start, and Leytonstone (Central Line) a bit more than mid way along the route. Or got to Wanstead Flats to be part of the welcoming party!

Arrangements may change on the day but this is what we plan to do.

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PAUPERS PICNIC ON COLLEGE GREEN AND AT THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

Disabled People Against the Cuts

PAUPERS PICNIC

Tuesday, 17 July 2012, 14:00 until 17:00

College Green & House Of Commons

There will be an alternative Picnic On The Commons on Tuesday 17th July 2012. The aim is to Lobby MP’s in the Central Lobby and then go onto a Paupers Picnic consisting of BREAD AND WATER AS A SYMBOLIC GESTURE.

Every one who comes would be well advised to bring water/drink and food with them and we can all share our food/drink if people want to.

I would like to see as many people there, along with PA’s/SW’s, Wheelchair Users, Sight Impaired/Guide Dogs etc…everyone is welcome to join in, but you must be prepared to complete a Green Slip to ask to see your MP to complain about the Welfare Reform Act and upcoming PIP/Universal Benefits.

The time to start going into the Central Lobby to see your MP is 2pm onwards, so please give yourselves enough time to go through Security and be guided by House Of Commons Guides to walk you to the Central Lobby.

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One Law For All – Protest – London 2012: Justice for Women

25 July 2012: Protest against the Olympics Committee’s failure to implement principles of equality and neutrality 

On 25 July 2012 in conjunction with the opening of the London Olympics, ‘London 2012: Justice for Women’ is organising a protest against the Olympics Committee’s failure to implement principles of equality and neutrality. The group’s concerns include the banning of female athletes in contravention of principles of equality by Saudi Arabia and the inclusion of veiled women in contravention to neutrality principles. The group is also calling for homage to women pioneers in sports, amongst other demands.

The protest begins with a public meeting on the Hispaniola (moored near Embankment tube station) from 10.30am-13.00pm, focusing on the concepts of neutrality versus politico-religious symbols, and how women’s rights to equality and universalism are being ignored and denied by the Olympics Committee. Speakers at the public meeting include representatives of the European Women’s Lobby, secularists and women’s rights defenders, including from countries under Islamic laws.

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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… 1 hour ago
  • RT @NOlympicsLA: ... so Mayor Garcetti made another wild claim yesterday. Here’s former UN Special Rapporteur @raquelrolnik on why jokes l… 1 hour ago
  • RT @DecidonsParis: #VillageOlympique «Mais qui va habiter dans ces appartements ?» interroge cet habitant de Seine-Saint-Denis dans le film… 1 hour ago
  • RT @StateOfSwimming: @Hogshead3Au @iChampionWomen Blackballed like so many victims, media and others who are not ‘on message’ with the self… 7 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… 7 hours ago
  • RT @StateOfSwimming: @JensWeinreich Athletes commissions chosen by the machine simply end up doing the machine’s bidding. .... if any athle… 8 hours ago
  • RT @JensWeinreich: @StateOfSwimming I saw him instructing Kirsty Coventry, chair of IOC‘s athlete‘s commission ... you know ... the Bach se… 8 hours ago
  • RT @SportCampaign: The TUE management could be interesting. With Salazar's athletes putting down 35 substances on their DOU forms and Seren… 8 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… 8 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 #ldnews8 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… 10 hours ago
  • RT @JensWeinreich: It‘s this Sam Ramsamy who has almost destroyed FINA and swimming. @StateOfSwimming twitter.com/anoc_olympic/s… 10 hours ago
  • RT @NOlympicsLA: Background: thenation.com/article/is-fuk… 20 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… 20 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… 20 hours ago

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