Sunday, August 30, 2009

Here's more from the No2010 Victoria group and the Olympic Resistance Network about upcoming events against the Vancouver/Whistler 2010 Winter Olympics.
Upcoming Meetings and Events:‏
Upcoming ORN general meetings: (Every 2nd Sunday)
Sunday, Aug. 30, 6pm @ Spartacus Books, 684 E. Hastings (The first meeting of each month includes time for new member orientation and Olympic issues background.)
Sunday, Sept. 13, 6pm and Sunday, Sept. 27, 6pm @ Spartacus Books, 684 E.Hastings
** If you are interested in ORN, but unable to attend Sunday meetings, consider getting involved in one of the subcommittees planning popular education/outreach, legal defense, fundraising, indy media, etc. and contact for more information.
Upcoming Events (Vancouver Island):
HALLOWEEN Convergence
- October 30-31, Victoria BC Olympic Torch Relay - Coast Salish Territory
Get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share the spotlight with the world's biggest circus of misspent public resources!
Deliver a message to the world for justice and equality in Canada!
Exercise our right to free speech and free association in the face of a police clampdown and come PARTY on Halloween!
Ninjas, zombies, pirates, and superheroes welcome! (What no cats ?????-Molly)
Plan your own surprise party!
The official 2010 Olympic Torch Relay begins Friday morning, October 30, in downtown Victoria. On October 31, the relay goes through Sooke, Metchosin, Langford and beyond. Stay tuned for event announcements. Media convergence organizing is underway. Everyone welcome!
Canada is a Free Speech Zone!
View the relay route on an interactive map here:
for more info:
The Vancouver Renters At Risk group want to collect stories and interviews about some of the housing impacts of the Games; anyone with contacts, personal stories, ideas, etc., please send to: "Renters At Risk Campaign - Subject: renters on video I'm looking for BC renters who have been affected/experienced evictions, renovictions, and/or huge rent increases in the lead up to the Olympics. If that's you, are you willing to allow me to film you in a short 15-45 sec segment? If you're interested in hearing more, please write: "
Olympic Resistance Network: contact -
The Olympic Resistance Network is primarily based in Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories and exists as a space to coordinate anti-2010 Olympics efforts. In doing so, we act in solidarity with other communities across 'BC' - particularly indigenous communities who have been defending their land against the onslaught of the Olympics since the bid itself. Our organizing is largely being done under the slogan of "No Olympics on Stolen Native Land," while creating an opportunity for all anti-capitalist, indigenous, anti-poverty, labour, migrant justice, environmental justice, anti-war, and anti-colonial activists to come together to confront this two-week circus and the oppression it represents.

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