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Countering the Olympics public meeting

28 Jan 2012 - 10:30
28 Jan 2012 - 17:00

Fed up with Olympic Impunity? Don’t Agonise—Organise
Countering the Olympics – A public meeting
28 January 2012 10.30-5pm
Toynbee Hall E1 6LS

There are now less than seven months before the shenanigans hit town, with each day bringing more news about runaway finances, contaminated topsoil, privatised housing, militarised neighbourhoods, losses of basic liberty, corruption, undemocratic planning decisions…. This will be a day-long investigation of all aspects of Olympic theft and opportunity for those of us adversely affected to share, network, strategise and make our voices heard in 2012.

Topics explored will include thematic objections to Olympic cost, debt, repression, pollution, displacement and lack of consultation, and will include contributions from a range of UK and international activist groups, from NOGOE and Save Wanstead Flats to Vancouver and Athens organisations.

Cost: There is a sliding scale of £4 – 15 which includes lunch, refreshments and all sessions. But no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Bookings: Please note: Some places will be available on the day. However space is limited so please book early to ensure a place. If you indicate a particular interest (eg Olympic effect on housing, parks, waterways, civil liberties, debt) it will give us a better idea of space allocation for workshops.