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Anna Minton

Anna Minton author of GROUND CONTROL: Fear and Happiness in the Twenty-First Century City

Brought up-to-date with new material, including a chapter on the true Olympic legacy, Ground Control is a revelatory and passionate defence against the privatisation of our streets and the disturbing reality of Britain today.

See more here and read Anna’s blog here

Filed under: info sources, Olympic legacy, public space

Corporate Watch

The countdown to the Olympic con continues, April 6, 2011

As the London Olympics approaches, and more and more corporations participate in the spectacle that they stand to profit from, resistance to the Olympics in London takes on an international dimension, with anti-olympics activists standing up and being counted.

Read more: http://www.corporatewatch.org.uk/?lid=3940

Filed under: corporate gain, info sources

Games Monitor

Games Monitor is a network of people raising awareness about issues within the London Olympic development processes.

“We want to highlight the local, London and international implications of the Olympic industry. We seek to deconstruct the ‘fantastic’ hype of Olympic boosterism and the eager complicity of the ‘urban elites’ in politics, business, the media, sport, academia and local institutional ‘community stakeholders’.”

Games Monitor publish all the latest stories plus background papers, contacts for media interviews and much more. http://www.gamesmonitor.org.uk/

Filed under: info sources, the problem with the Olympics

Random Blowe

“Random Blowe is the personal and political blog of Kevin Blowe, a community centre worker, campaigner and proud ‘stopper’ based in Newham in east London.”

For more on Kevin’s articles about the Olympics, see here.

Filed under: info sources


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 2 hours ago
  • RT @GlobalAthleteHQ: In today’s @thesundaytimes Global Athlete Chief speaks about WADA’s refusal to listen to International Athlete Communi… 2 hours ago
  • You don't make deals with dictators. Didn't they learn anything from the last World War? 2 hours 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 18 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

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