Vancouver based journalist and Olympic Resistance member Guillaume gives a very detailed, on the ground report about the impacts of the 2010 winter olympic games in Vancouver, taking place from february 12-27th.
This presentation was given at the KW community centre for social justice (KWCCJS) and includes info about gentrification of Vancouver's downtown east side and the programs of social exclusion and cleansing that are occurring, the abuses of indigenous rights occurring against the non-capitalist resistance, the implementation of the security state as envisioned by the "defunct" SPP, the sky rocketing homelessness rates, and much more.
For more information about the olympic resistance movement, visit olympic resistance.net, no2010.com, and peaceculture.org
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