On Feb. 17, 2010, VIVO hosted a night of discussion on the support of a 'diversity of tactics' and the direct action protests against the Olympics that took place on the previous Saturday.
Chris Shaw, a well-known leader in the anti-Olympics movement, gives his analysis of the actions and their impact on the anti-Olympic movement.
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Harsha Walia and Derrick O'Keefe debate a diversity of tactics. Moderated by the Georgia Straight's Charlie Smith.
It's fair to speculate that the Games have been used as cover for a massive new NATO offensive that has already claimed many Afghan civilians' lives.
CTV and NBC seem to have made a barbaric and Machiavellian decision for ratings.
On the final day of the convergence to oppose the 2010 olympics, a tent village was erected in the downtown east side of Vancouver, demanding (among others) the social housing the VANOC promised.
Black Bloc vandalism in the middle of a big protest is not only a diversion from the issues but puts everyone into unneccessary jeopardy without their consent.
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Pivot Legal Society to hand out thousands of cards with legal rights and sets up 24-hour Pivot Lawyer Hotline.
Early on an apparent agent provocateur moved into the crowd, pushing and taunting marchers before darting to the sidewalk, at times stopping to talk with police before running forward.
Video from this mornings "riot" in downtown Vancouver.