Coast Salish Territories (BC, CANADA): OLYMPIC RESISTANCE

Activists getting ready for Vancouver 2010 Olympic games

 
In the shadow of the largest internal security operation in Canadian history, activists prepare to expose the truth about colonial politics.

From February 12-28 2010 Vancouver & Whistler will be host to the 2010 Winter Olympics and local activists are calling for a anti-olympic convergence to dispel the spectacle of the games. Vancouver is located in the province of British Colombia, Canada, on the traditional land of the Coast-Salish indigenous communities. This land was never legally ceded to the colony of British Colombia and no treaty exists between native communities and the government of Canada. This fact hasn't stopped the government from allowing the development of large settlements, such as the city of Vancouver itself with it's population of well over 1 million, nor the huge resource extracting industries that come with it. For this reason Indigenous rights activists are demanding "No Olympics on Stolen Native Land."

No Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics On Stolen Native Land | Olympic Resistance Network (ORN)

The Olympic host city of Vancouver, is also host to an selection of other social and environmental crimes. While critical funding is being cut from housing and social programs, billions are being spent on Olympic-related construction. Considerable attention is being focused on promoting green initiatives in Vancouver and British Columbia, calling this years' winter games the "green Olympics". This being said while logging and mining remain the greatest industries in the province and land is continuously destroyed for the expansion of industrial infrastructure. The government of British Colombia is also making big use of appropriated native names and symbols while it continues to ignore the rights of the indigenous population.

The range of people negatively effected by the games has unified diverse communities and created an opportunity for people to come together and join forces to create two weeks of events and actions highlighting these issues. The Olympic Resistance Movement will not allow the province of BC or the government of Canada to use these games in their propaganda machine. So when the world comes to Vancouver this winter, they'll see the true cost of colonial politics.

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more info for those who read the above

ted... 11.Feb.2010 08:38

Also, ( for your information )

the company that opperates whistler, (the Oylimpic's site )
are selling the ski-hill , at an auction during the Oylimpics...!

The Provincial-gov in BC , has re-called it's self
to "finalise" the treaties ( mentioned above )

they hope to do this in 2-days...!!!!!

----- simply ----------

pray for rain

Or,
understand the tricks being played on the people of BC...!

No-Treaties execpt those that can/will "EXTINGISH" native right's,
in the same paragraph that acknowleges their basic historic-right's...!

---- how nice ------


and the main-stream media still doesn't want to talk about it

( good thing INDY-MEDIA was invented before nov-30 , 1999 )


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later

BOYCOTT CHINA

AA 12.Feb.2010 16:00

TO BAD YOU CANT GET THE OLYMPIC TEAM TO BOYCOTT DUE TO GLOBAL WARMING CONDITIONS ON THE SLOPES...BUT, REVISITING RACIST POLICIES THAT HAIL FROM EURO CENTRIC CONTROL OF CANADA IS JUST ANOTHER EXCUSE TO YELL IN THE STREETS THEN GO HOME GREATFUL YOUR NOT AS BAD OFF AS OTHERS....STOP THE EURO/ASIA CENTRIC ABUSE OF AMERICA...DISCIPLINE THE ILL GOTTON BILLIONAIRES FROM THE 3RD WORLD PRESENTLY DESTROYING WHATS LEFT OF THEWORLD SO THEY CAN GET RICHER THAN IS NECESSARY WHILE STILL DESTROYING SUSTAINABLE RESOURCES CUZ THE PROFIT MARGINS ARE LARGER WITH LESS JOBS ONLY SIDE EFFECTS IS SOIL , WATER,AIR DEMISE...BUT THEY DONT CARE THEY LIVE ELSEWHERE..

BOYCOTT THE MCDONALDS IN B.C.....THEY DONT PROVIDE NUTRITION NEEDED TO COMPETE..ONLY ENCOURAGES MORE PEOPLE TO RUIN OLYMPIC CHANCES WITH THIER UNSUSTAINABLE CLAIMS OF NUTRITION....WHAT A SABOTAGING WAY TO WIN FOR THE HOME TEAM.. GIVE FREE MC DONALDS TO SLOW DOWN THE COMPETITION......3RD WORLD

Activistas se preparan para los Juegos Olímpicos Vancouver 2010

Alfredo 19.Apr.2010 00:06

Me solidarizo con los activistas en reclamo de los derechos de los pueblos originarios en contra de la extraccion de recursos de su tierra que le ha sido expropiada.
No a las Olpimpiadas en Tierra Nativa Robada.

Activists getting ready for Vancouver 2010 Olympic games

Donald Jeo 21.Apr.2010 11:44

The 2010 Winter Olympic Games are opening today in Vancouver. Large-scale protests are planned over the weekend. The Olympic Resistance Network has organized a people’s summit to coincide with the Games’ opening ceremonies. Franklin Lopez of the Vancouver Media Co-op filed this report. JUAN GONZALEZ: Well, the 2010 Winter Olympic Games are opening in Vancouver today. Large-scale protests are planned over the weekend. The Olympics Resistance Network has organized a people’s summit to coincide with the Games’ opening ceremonies. Franklin Lopez of the Vancouver Media Co-op filed this report. FRANKLIN LOPEZ: Vancouver, BC is abuzz with the Olympic fever. But there is something a little bit different this time around. What started out as hundreds of local people organizing against the Olympic bid has turned into an international convergence of thousands coming from around the world preparing to confront the 2010 Games. HARJAP GREWAL: It’s a unique moment in history, because a call for mcp a convergence normally happens at the G8, WTO and World Bank summits that happen around the world, and this time organizers have actually called for a demonstration against the Olympics industry. We don’t see the Olympics industry as being that much different than these other institutions that are unaccountable to the people of the world. The IOC is like the WTO. The IOC is like the IMF, is like the World Bank. And it encourages the transfer of wealth from public hands to private pockets. FRANKLIN LOPEZ: That was Harjap Grewal of the Olympic Resistance Network. PROTESTERS: No homes, no peace, no racist police! REPORTER: Even though the Anti-Poverty Committee has demonstrated its pension for violence in the past. FRANKLIN LOPEZ: Though demonized in the media, the Olympic Resistance Network is getting their message out, as the anti-Olympic movement grows. A recent poll shows that a landslide of British Columbians think too much is being spent on the two-week sporting event. Here’s Harsha Walia of the Olympic Resistanc

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