NOII Anti Olympics Extravaganza

Posted by admin on Oct 5th, 2009


The Vancouver-Whistler 2010 Winter Olympics are just around the corner, it’s time to take some action! While governments and corporations continue to steal unceded indigenous land, spend billions of dollars in rights repressing security measures, destroy the environment, criminalize poverty, and make a profit out of all this; people all over are resisting! It’s time to join the struggle against these colonial, capitalist, greedy and repressive games!

Rhizome Café 317 East Broadway. Friday October 23, 2009 6:30 pm

1) Get informed: Sudbury-based sociologist and author Gary Kinsman speaks on national security and queer resistance to the Olympics, Lindsay Bomberry (Onondaga Nation, Eel clan of the Haudenosaune Confederacy League of Peace) will talk about Indigenous opposition to the Olympics.

2) Get inspired: Local multi-talented Nuxalk and Cayuga mc JB THE FIRST LADY and one of the Pacific Northwest’s most conscious and fierce MC’s KHINGZ – who has shared the stage with hip hop greats Talib Kweli, Lupe Fiasco and K’naan- will share their skills and get you pumped for resistance.

3) Get expressive: Share your thoughts about the Olympics and its effects at the Anti-Olympics Speaker’s Corner. The Olympic Resistance Network Media Committee and the Vancouver Media Co-op will be recording your opinions, rants, and ideas.

4) Get to action: Take part in the Anti-Olympics treasure hunt. Grab a bag full of materials and head to the streets to document and express your opposition to the games.

5) Share your actions: Come to Rhizome on November 27 (details to come soon!) to collect prizes from the treasure hunt, make a collage of your actions and watch the video from the anti-olympics speaker’s corner.

The Olympics are not going away. The devastating effects are here. But we can still very loudly say: *No Olympics on Stolen Native Land!*

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