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The darker side of the London 2012 Olympics – an activist’s view

sporting excellence and feel-good factor of London 2012, but there is a rather gloomy undercurrent to the Olympics – claims activist
The circus has come to London and many people are excited by the spectacle. However, there are dissenting voices protesting against this event, which is mainly financed by British taxpayers. We are often asked[...]

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Fireboxlondon.net Neil Faulkner on the Olympics: Ancient and Modern 8 Aug 2012

The Firebox is a new co-operative Venue, a political project, following in the footsteps of the Chartist’s meeting halls, Sylvia Pankhurst’s International Club, right down to Eric Hobsbawn’s and E P Thompson’s involvement in the Partisan cafe.
As part of the Festival of Dangerous Ideas:
Described in the Guardian as ‘enlightening and apocalyptic in equal[...]

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Cyclists arrested by the bus load

The Olympics has started and it seems cycling has become a criminal offence, worthy of police brutality – I hope the Olympic cyclists are okay tomorrow.
Hang on a minute: this is the same Olympics that politicians have been trying to brand as the greenest Olympics ever? Also, they did say how this would encourage[...]

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Counter Olympics Network: Whose Games. Whose City?

Livestream of the Counter Olympics Demo.

Wennington Green Talks[...]

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Guest blog: Olympic Protesters Arrested for Spilling Custard in Trafalgar Square

Campaigners condemn heavy-handed policing of Greenwash Gold Award ceremony.
A mock awards ceremony at the Olympic Clock in Trafalgar Square descended into farce on Friday 20 July after police arrested seven people taking part. Three people pretending to be corporate representatives from BP, Dow and Rio Tinto were awarded gold medals for being the worst[...]

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Spanish Embassy Protest 19/07/12

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Protest against PC Simon Harwood’s verdict in Ian Tomlinson trial 19/07/12

Protest against PC Simon Harwood’s verdict in Ian Tomlinson trial

Full Videostream of Protest.[...]

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Occupy Nomads, the Inside story

Hazel (aka Em) occupied at St Paul’s and now helps out where she can with all things Occupy, most labour-intensively with The Occupied Times. Here she reports on her visit to the Occupy Nomads camp. You can follow her blog at hazelhedge.wordpress.com
 
The Nomadic Occupy group are currently camped in a corner of Haggerston Park,[...]

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Roving Assembly City of London Tour 7th July 2012.

Start from St. Paul’s Cathedral. Original site of the moots to vote on the Lord Mayor of the City of London

Main Event.

Liverpool Street. Deutche Bank jobsworths.[...]

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