In 2008 the Olympic Resistance Network (ORN) put out a call of solidarity and for a convergence against the 2010 winter olympic games in Vancouver. Thousands from across the globe heeded that call and protested and organized in their own communities in the lead up to the games - many came to vancouver for the convergence.
On the day before the opening ceremonies, the ORN hosted a press conference for out of towners who were participating in the convergence. The following audio is from that press conference which featured Clayton Thomas-Muller of the Indigenous Environmental Network, Bob Collos of No Games Chicago, a representative from the Native Youth Movement, and me, Dan Kellar of ORN-Ontario and AW@L.
They discuss, greenwashing, human rights abuses, the police state, militarization, corporatization, indigenous rights and more...
for more coverage of the olympic resistance check out no20201.com, peaceuculture.org and vancouver.mediacoop.ca/olympics
rabble.ca has been covering the shit out of the olympics as well.
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