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February 21, 2011 Features

Grounds for Disruption

Tent cities evolve to bring politics out of—and permanence into—the housing debate

June 10, 2010 Features

Recovering from the Heart Attack

Arrestees fighting off Olympic side-effects in court

June 7, 2010 Sports

Olympics Sidelines Youth

Understanding wider impacts of the Games

May 28, 2010 Ideas

Fear: An Olympic Legacy

How the security apparatus rules our world

March 27, 2010 Sports

World Cup Knock-Out

South Africa to score big public debt in 2010

The Tar Sands Oilympics

The London Tar Sands Network and London Rising Tide hold the inaugural Tar Sands Oilympics in Trafalgar Square, London.
Corporate contenders RBS, Shell and newcomer BP compete for the chance to wreak environmental havoc in their scramble for Canada's tar sands.
In the process they will lay waste to vast areas of boreal forest, poison First Nations communities and push the planet towards catastrophic climate change. The race for the most polluting fossil fuel resource on the planet is on. Forget the Winter Olympics in Canada, the real competition for the future of the planet is here.

February 23, 2010 Feb 23 by London Tar Sands Network and London Rising Tide
February 18, 2010 Canadian News

Military, Mounties Trained for the Games

Demonstrations a greater security threat than terrorism: CSIS

Update From Olympic Tent Village

Organizers and residents of the Olympic Tent Village in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside give a press conference on the day after the tent city is set up.

February 16, 2010 Feb 16 by Vancouver Media-Coop

Rally and March to Begin the Olympic Tent Village

Residents of a neighbourhood in Vancouver that is often referred as the countrys poorest postal code set up a tent encampment in a vacant Downtown Eastside lot to advocate for housing and to shelter the neighbourhoods homeless population.

February 16, 2010 Feb 16 by B-Channel

2010 Rings Hollow

This documentary feature examines the history of housing in Vancouver and the impact of the 2010 Olympic Games on the city's homelessness and poverty. The film features interviews with legal experts, activists, and people affected by the housing crisis, with particular focus on hotel closures, evictions and the criminalization of dissent.

February 15, 2010 Feb 15 by Dave Ron

Vancouver 2010 Olympic Opening Ceremony

Vancouver 2010 Olympics protesters march past the Vancouver Art Gallery to BC Place where the 2010 Olympic Opening Ceremony is taking place and meet a wall of Vancouver police.

February 15, 2010 Feb 15 by Vancouver Media-Coop

The NLG vs BC Civil Liberties

During today's tent city action in Vancouver the VMC caught up with Larry Hildes, an attorney for the National Lawyers Guild. We asked him why he had broken ties with BC Civil Liberties

February 15, 2010 Feb 15 by Vancouver Media-Coop
February 14, 2010 Accounts

In Our Own Words

Women living in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside weigh in on the Olympics

February 11, 2010 Business

2010 Carte Blanche

Olympic spending tallies won’t come in till the party’s over

Why oppose the Vancouver 2010 Olympics

The Olympic Resistance Network has called for a convergence to protest the Vancouver Winter Olympics. This video explains some the reasons why these activists have organized the first ever anti-Olymopic summit.

February 9, 2010 Feb 9 by Vancouver Media-Coop
February 9, 2010 Original Peoples

Host First Nations Bite the Olympic Hand

Will the government meet its funding obligations before the Games?

February 8, 2010 Canadian News

"We Better Be Ready"

2010 resistance anticipates a rough ride

February 6, 2010 Canadian News

Catch and Release

Hunt for oil patch bomber takes new twist

January 27, 2010 Environment

"Greenest Games Ever"

What environmental legacy will the Olympics leave for British Columbians?

January 24, 2010 Features

2010 Rings Hollow

Video on the housing legacy of the Vancouver Olympics

January 20, 2010 International News

Chicago Thwarts the Bid

How one American city dodged the Olympic bullet

January 13, 2010 Ideas

Land and Rights in Canada

Don't let Harper play hockey with human rights

January 6, 2010 Business

Greenwashing at the Games

Heavy polluters look lighter as Olympic sponsors

January 4, 2010 Business

Low-balling Security

Toronto's Pan Am budget likely to inflate, Olympics-wise

December 30, 2009 Media Analysis

Embedded at the Olympics

Media's sponsorship of 2010 compromises coverage, begs alternatives

December 23, 2009 Canadian News

Torch Ignites Resistance

Opposition to Olympic Torch spreads across Canada

Apples, not applause, for AFN chief

Assembly of First Nations national chief Phil Fontaine's news conference in Vancouver on Feb. 18 was disrupted by an anti-Olympics native protester who dumped red apples on the podium. The red on the outside, white on the inside B.C.-grown fruit symbolizes aboriginals who adopt white peoples' values and culture.

December 10, 2009 Dec 10 by Bob Mackin 24 hrs

Homes not podiums, say Poverty Olympics organizers

The first Poverty Olympics were a light-hearted affair with an important message at Carnegie Centre in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside ghetto on Feb. 3. Activists used the satirical event to warn organizers of Vancouver's 2010 Winter Olympics that time is running out to fulfill the five-year-old housing and environmental promises.

December 9, 2009 Dec 9 by Bob Mackin 24 hrs

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