Promoted by blackandred on Mon, 2010/02/22 - 11:11am
February 21, 2010
"We are here to join the Convergence and offer solidarity to the Indigenous people of Turtle Island," said a man dressed in black wearing sunglasses and a black balaclava covering his face from the nose down. He was the only person among his group of about six, similarly-clad, who was willing to talk to media. He said he would not identify himself.
Since Feb 15, 2010 the Olympic Tent Village has been set up at 58 West
Hastings, an empty lot owned by notorious condo developer Concord Pacific,
currently being leased by VANOC as a parking lot for the Olympics. The
first few days at the Olympic Tent Village have gone strongly and
smoothly, thanks to the community effort to support and defend it.
Since Feb 15, 2010 the Olympic Tent Village has been set up at 58 West Hastings, an empty lot owned by notorious condo developer Concord Pacific, currently being leased by VANOC as a parking lot for the Olympics.
February 15th 2010 marked Day One of the Olympic Tent City Campaign under the slogan "No More Empty Talk, No More Empty Lots". Housing, poverty and First Nations activists gathered at PIgeon Park in Vancouver's downtown eastside to protest the lack of affordable/social housing, gentrification, the criminalization of the poor and No Olympics On Stolen Native Land in Vancouver, BC.
2010 Heart Attack was an Anti-Olympic march that wound its way through Vancouver's downtown eastside to downtown. Masked protesters blocked off intersections with newspaper boxes and other found objects, as well as smashed windows of Olympic sponsors such as the Hudson Bay Company. Riot police were eventually called to the march where police and activists clashed.
(ce texte n'est qu'un bref aperçu de la lutte des anarchistes contre les Olympiques de 2010 écrit à l'occasion de la présence d'un contingent anarchiste à la manifestation contre la cérémonie d'ouverture des Olympiques de 2010)
Vancouverites and concerned citizens from all over BC and beyond showed up and took to the streets today in full force to protest the 2010 Winter Games. The marched from the Vancouver Art Gallery all the way to BC Place where the opening ceremonies were taking place.