Anti-poverty activists angry over Winter Games + Torch bearer forced off Commercial Drive

Olympic Protests in Canada

February 14, 2010


Anti-poverty activists angry over Winter Games

February 14, 2010

More than 200 masked demonstrators have staged protests in the Canadian city of Vancouver as the 2010 Winter Olympics officially got under way.

Many of the protesters were anti-poverty activists who say that Canada has failed to live up to promises it made to tackle poverty when it bid for the event in 2003.

Al Jazeera’s Cath Turner reports from Vancouver on the Olympic Resistance Network, created with the express intent of disrupting the Winter Games. (14 Feb 10)


Torch bearer forced off Commercial Drive

February 12, 2010

Hundreds of anarchists block the Olympic torch route and forced torch bearer Carrie Serwetnyk out of Commercial Drive


Why oppose the Vancouver 2010 Olympics? + Canada’s Olympic crackdown

The Stimulator: The Olympigs are here + Unlawful anti-terror powers planned for use during 2012 Olympics