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‘The London Olympics: challenging the neo-liberal games’ with David Renton

8 Aug 2012 - 19:00
8 Aug 2012 - 21:00

According to David Renton the Olympics are a windfall for the privileged: construction companies (who have been bloated by building contracts worth £12 billion), the organisers (16 of whom are on salaries of over £150,000 per year) and East End landlords, who have used the Games to evict thousands of tenants. They have seen an unprecedented militarisation of London. But has it always been like this? Dave Renton, the author of ‘Lives; Running’ (Zero Books, summer 2012), reaches into the history of the Games to tell an alternative story of protest and hope.

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