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IOC member's racism

*********Open Letter:**********************

November 10, 2008

Academic Community Calls for Resignation of Dick Pound, Chancellor of McGill University

Recently, members of Indigenous communities in Canada have expressed outrage at racist comments made by Richard Pound, currently serving as Chancellor of McGill University, Canadian representative on the International Olympics Committee (IOC) and member of the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC) for the 2010 Olympic Games. During an August 2008 interview with La Presse, Pound responded to criticism regarding this summer's Olympic presence in China by drawing the following comparison: "We must not forget that 400 years ago, Canada was a land of savages, with scarcely 10,000 inhabitants of European descent, while in China, we're talking about a 5,000-year-old civilization."


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Vancouver 2010 Olympic Village loan scandal deepens

Olympic loan scandal deepens
Vancouver mayoral candidate Peter Ladner prepared to lose election over secret $100M loan

By Christina Montgomery, The Province
Published: Saturday, November 08, 2008 (www.theprovince.com)


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Vancouver civil society groups to launch U.N. human rights complaint against Canada on the right to adequate housing

The Impact on Communities Coalition, the Carnegie Community Action Project and the Pivot Legal Society will launch a formal human rights complaint against the Canadian government over ongoing Single Residency Occupation housing conversions in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside neighbourhood in the lead up to the 2010 Winter Olympics.


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Canada's poor are not getting adequate housing and a proper poverty reduction strategy

Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, Miloon Kothari


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Intercontinental Anti- 2010 Olympics Movement Launched In Mexico

Indigenous representatives attending an intercontinental Indigenous gathering in Vicam , Sonora Mexico have called for a boycott of the 2010 Olympics Games.


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No Vancouver 2010 Olympics on Stolen Land

The 2010 Winter Olympics, to be held in Vancouver-Whistler from February 12-27, 2010, is today a very real threat to Native peoples, the urban poor (many of whom are also Native), and the environment.


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Vancouver 2010 Watch

To access recent postings to the group site for the local resistance to the Vancouver Winter Olympics click: 2010WATCH


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Clocking escalating costs

A recent e-mail dialogue from 2010WATCH in Vancouver:

Ian Gregson from 2010watch@yahoogroups.com wrote:

Protest Against Olympic ‘Countdown Clock’
Monday Feb.12th @ 12 Noon Vancouver Art Gallery


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