2010 Olympics – Call for Action
This is a call for an anti-colonial, anti-capitalist and anarchist bloc at the February 12th demo from the Vancouver Art Gallery to BC Place. This bloc is called in defiance of police and social repression that has become increasingly normalized; in struggle against the Olympics and its projects; and in continuation of a greater resistance against all forms of control.
We support family-friendly demonstrations and recognize that everyone has a different level of engagement – whether it be throwing slogans or throwing down. We support people’s decision to not partake in conflict, but let us make it clear that violence always comes from the cops. When repression comes down on those around us, we will act accordingly.
Our diversity – of tactics, of levels of engagement, of experience – should be our source of strength. We need to confront our opponents in many ways and from many angles. From direct action against corporate sponsors to postering campaigns, public meetings, protests, street actions and all other manifestations of resistance, we need it all.
We want you here. For the 12th meet the torch at 9am in Grandview Park, then hook up with the bloc behind the black flags at 3pm at the Art Gallery. Show up for HeartAttack on the 13th. But don’t let it end there – the Olympics are here for two solid weeks.
We know it’s a little late for a callout saying “come to our city!” – so if you can’t be here in person, be here in spirit: engage in whatever it is that makes you feel good wherever you are. Just know that there will be support and appreciation for your actions.