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Olympics

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The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (BP Miller/Unsplash)
Michael Nicholas | Jules Boykoff, a prolific critic of the Olympic games, convincingly demonstrates that zeroing in on anti-Olympics organizing can help us understand how local movements interact with global issues.
Blog
Image: National Film Board
Doreen Nicoll | This film takes a fresh, often moving look at a variety of LGBTQ athletes who are working to overcome the stereotypes and prejudices in order to improve life for all athletes.
Blog
Lime green blankets, donated by PanAm games cover the mats on a floor in a city warming centre.
Cathy Crowe | Once again, Toronto politicians and entrepreneurs decide to focus on big circus events instead of the social good.
Blog
Nick Fillmore | The IOC and COC are unaccountable organizations who are happy to lavish themselves with gifts and money while amateur athletes struggle to make ends meet.
Activist Toolkit
| Allies and community, let's keep the momentum going!
Activist Toolkit
| Speak up during the Federal government's Temporary Foreign Worker Program review hearings
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Photo: flickr/Atos International
Jessie Johnston | The Sochi Olympics were so great, right?! Wrong. Don't let the flash deceive you, these Games served up a litany of issues from human rights abuses to environmental destruction.
RabbleTV
rabble staff | Pussy Riot ended their stay in Sochi on Thursday by posting a video criticizing the Olympic Winter Games and President Vladimir Putin.
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David J. Climenhaga | Now that the plucky Finns have humbled the mighty Russians in men's Olympic hockey, Alberta Diary explains what it's going to take for Canada to beat them.
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photo: City Lax
Amira Elghawaby | Heart-warming and award-winning, 'City Lax' illustrates how critical sport is in bringing hope and uplift to those who have very little else to look forward to.
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Gay Pride marchers wave rainbow flags atop Calgary's Mewata Armoury tank
Penney Kome | At the Sochi Winter Games, every LGBT athlete's win is treated like Jesse Owens' victories at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
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Photo: Elizabeth Littlejohn
Roy Mitchell | Rob Ford ordered the removal of the rainbow flag, raised in solidarity with the LGBTQ people in Russia, and subsequently unleashed a wave of fear and anger at what the Ford regime could do next.