OTTAWA: PGA DISRUPTS VANOC EVENT:
Last Wednesday everything seemed to be going quite well for the Vancouver Olympic Committee and their unveiling of an "Olympic Countdown Clock " in Ottawa. All until, that is, about 25 people from the People's Global Action Group showed upand enetered the event with banners and chanting "No Olympics on stolen native land!" and "Occupation anywhere, resistance everywhere !". Sorta spolied the whole party. The group made their way to the front of the stage where they continued giving anti-Olympic speeches. no arrests were made, and the event dissolved in chaos. A further and larger protest is being planned for February 12th. For more information see http://no2010.com/ . See also the Ottawa Indymedia site for further coverage. It should also be noted that Russian anarchists (see the Avtonom site) are engaged in their own protests against the candidature of Sochi for the 2014 Olympics.