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No One Is Illegal

The No One is Illegal campaign is in full confrontation with Canadian colonial border policies, denouncing and taking action to combat racial profiling of immigrants and refugees, detention and deportation policies, and wage-slave conditions of migrant workers and non-status people.

We struggle for the right for our communities to maintain their livelihoods and resist war, occupation and displacement, while building alliances and supporting indigenous sisters and brothers also fighting theft of land and displacement.

contact NOII-Van:
email: noii-van@resist.ca
tel: 604-682-3269 +7149

 
 

Resisting the Olympics Resources

Resources
Creative Resistance's Olympic Watch - BC
2010 Games Watchdog Committee- Vancouver - updated regularly
2010watch - Yahoo News Group - updated regularly
SFU Library Olympic Research Site - research sources for Vancouver's 2010 Olympic Games
Melvin Creek/Cayoosh Ski Resort - Society Promoting Environmental Conservation site on the proposed development
Managing the cost of Olympic gold - Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - news release and link to report on cost-benefit analysis of Olympics
Working TV webcast of the Victory Squat - Tent city set up on the day of Vancouver's Olympic announcement
Jumbo Creek Conservation Society - environmental group opposed to ski resort development in the Kootneys (the BC government has been fast tracking ski resort development all over BC without the consent of local communities, especially native communites, see the BC government's Ski Resort Development page )

Statements and Articles
Massacres and Profits: A Brief History of the Olympics - article by Maryann Abbs
Sutikalh - Statement on the Olympics
Indigenous Resistance to the Olympics
Real estate, sport tourism and Native sovereignty in BC - speech by Billie Pierre, Seven Oaks Magazine
Child Labour Day is everyday, in Dickensian B.C. - Charles Demers The Olympics Land Grab - Naomi Klein
I do not agree with this $20 million bribe - member of the Lil'wat Nation - letter to the editor, The Province
Skwelkwek'welt and Sutikalh Statement on the Olympics
Mayor 'guarantees' no home losses - CBC
Resistance Without Reservation - Zmag - article on resistance to Sun Peaks resort and the Olympics at Skwelkwek'welt
Globalisation comes home to roost:
Child labour in Campbell's B.C.
- Gina Whitfield, Seven Oaks Magazine
The Vancouver Agreement's “2010 Winter Games Inner-City Inclusive Commitment”

Groups Fighting the Olympics
Skwelkwek'welt Protection Centre
Sutikalh
Bus Riders Union
Anti-Poverty Committee
Native Youth Movement
Land, Freedom and Decolonization Coalition
DERA - Downtown Eastside Residents Association

Sites Supporting Olympics
Impact of the Olympics on Commmunity Coalition - environmental, labour, business, tenant coalition in Vancouver
Official Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
City of Vancouver Olympic Site
BC Government Olympic Site
BC Government - Land and Water BC, Resort Development Site

International Articles and Resources
Zmag Articles
Not Snow White - article on deportations of foreigners in preparation of the Nagano Winter Olympics in Japan
The Emperor's Olympics - article on fascism and the Olympics from Japan
From Pericles to Samaranch - article on the IOC corruption in Salt Lake City)
Patriotism Is An Olympic Event - article about the Salt Lake City Olympics
Interview with John Carlos - Amazing interview with John Carlos who, along with gold medialist Tommie Smith, raised his fist on the podium after winning the bronze medal in the 200 meter dash at the Mexico City 1968 Olympics
This Sporting Lie: 'Green Olympics' - article on the Sydney Olympics

Other Articles
Anti-Olympics rally honors dead workers - Greece
Poor pay price of Olympic glory - Utah (The Guardian UK)
1968: The Year of the Fist (Edge of Sports) - article on the Olympic Project for Human Rights, organized by amateur black athletes to boycott the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City
Popular Dissent against the Olympic Corporate Games - (Dissent: a network of Resistance UK)
Inside the Olympic Industry: Power, Politics and Activism - book on Olympic resistance published by SUNY Press , available in the Vancouver Public Library here

International Anti-Olympic Groups
Comitato NoOlypiadi - Turin, Italy Anti-Olympic Group
Anti-Olympics Alliance - Australia - old site against the Syndey Olympics
International Network Against Olympic Games and Commercial Sports - Finland
Anti-Olympic Committee - Helsinki, Finland
Bread Not Circuses - old site against the Toronto 2008 Olympic Bid

                 

   RESIST 2010 !!!
BOYCOTT DELTA HOTELS !!!

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SATURDAY FEBURARY 12TH
GATHER AT VICTORY SQUARE @ 1 PM
We will march to Oppenheimer Park

For more information, contact
noii-van@resist.ca
or call 778-552-2099

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February 12, 2005 will mark the five-year countdown to the 2010 Olympics, which runs from February 12-28. On Saturday February 12, 2005 we will bring the struggle against the Olympics to the forefront by targeting the Delta Hotels and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) offices. We will be marching to confront and remind people that there can be No Olympics on stolen native land as the the Secwepemc, St'at'imc, Cheam and other communities are fighting ski resort development, including hotels like Delta which is now the target of an International Boycott called for by the Secwepemc community, on unceded traditional territories.

The Olympics must be exposed and confronted and the fightback must begin now. The effects of the Olympics are far greater than the games itself- with gentrification of poor neighbourhoods through draconian policies such as the Safe Streets Act, increasing privatization of public services, the expansion of sport tourism on unceded indigenous lands and increased land tenure to corporations, union busting through decisions such as the seven-year imposed contract handed down to the BC Ferry and Marine Workers Union, and exploitative conditions for temporary migrant labour.

This is merely the beginning of a larger, more coordinated and more comprehensive movement being built over the next few years to oppose and disrupt the Olympics and the various policies justified in its wake.

United we will continue to struggle for our self-determination and dignity!!!
No Justice, No Peace!

flame1.pdf - Download Resist 2010 Poster