The 2014 Winter Olympics contained many warm fuzzy moments for Canadians: the Dufour-Lapointe sisters topping the women's moguls' podium, speedskater Gilmore Junio giving his spot to a teammate who went on to win silver, repeat gold medals for men's and women's hockey teams. But these glittering moments are powerful distractions, clouding issues from the Games. Before Sochi's Olympics fade into a shiny memory, let's round up some of the darker issues:
In Benefit of the Mapuche Communities in Conflict of so-called Southern Chile, affected by the violent Earthquake
In Memory of Matias Catrileo, Alex Lemun, and Jaime Collío, murdered by the repressive forces of the Chilean State.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW:
Panaderia Barreda Chilean Bakery - 262 Christie St.
The Toronto Women's Bookstore - 73 Harbord St.
Grand Opening: Saturday March 27th Beginning @ 7 P.M.
Welcome to the Downtown Eastside, where poverty and homelessness continue to rise and gentrification threatens our community despite Olympic promises. Here, we do things our own way - we are inviting the world in to attend the third annual Poverty Olympics!
Join our mascots Itchy the Bedbug, Chewy the Rat and Creepy the Cockroach in a dignified torch relay from VANDU (380 East Hastings St.), shining the light of equality on our beloved neighbourhood. March with us to the Japanese Hall and enjoy hilarious street theatre, music and refreshment!
Wrestling for Community!
Olympic Promises Slalom race!
Gold Medal hockey - Team VANOC vs. Team DTES!
Cockroach cake will be served!
Free - family event.
What do you mean by diversity of tactics?
Diversity of tactics means support for each others' chosen method of resistance while not threatening the lives of those around us. It is a way by which we hope to create space for the realization of tension, uncertainty, action, humour and beauty as we strive for new ways to engage with each other and against a common enemy. While we may practice one tactic or action, we do not chose yours. As participants we agree to leave the policing of tactics to our oppressors, not our comrades; we will not attack each other for using methods that are not our own. Through a diversity of tactics we are stronger and more cohesive towards our goal of giving Capitalism a massive coronary.