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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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Disabled People Against the Cuts


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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