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Games Over! Resistance Lives!

Posted in Corporations, Direct Action & Civil Disobedience, Environment, Housing Rights, Indigenous, Police State, Prisoner Support, Revolution with tags , , , on February 27, 2010 by Ⓐb Irato

Celebrating Unity & Solidarity

Sunday FEB 28th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
Smithe and Cambie

Followed by celebration at 4:30 pm of 2 weeks of dignity, hope and freedom at Olympic Tent Village. [info below on tent village]

Bring the NOISE! Pots, pans, drums and noisemakers welcome! Join us in a noisy public festival to celebrate our communities and our resistance. Just because the IOC says the games are over doesn’t mean it’s over.

Our struggles for justice as indigenous, migrant, poor, working class and queer communities existed before the olympic and paralympic games and will exist after. The games have also provided a spark that we hope will inspire all effected communities to bind together in our coming struggles to attain justice.

These were not the greenest games – they were the corporate greenwash games. They were not the socially responsible games – homelessness tripled as billions were spent on highways and convention centers for the rich. And these games occurred on un-ceded territories where the indigenous communities continue to be on the front lines defending lands from industrial expansion.

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