Global Anti-Capitalist, Anti-Colonial Convergence Against the 2010 Winter Olympics
Reposted from indybay.org.
The 2010 Winter Olympics will take place in Vancouver & Whistler, on unceded Indigenous land, from February 12-28 2010. We call on all anti-capitalist, Indigenous, housing rights, labour, migrant justice, environmental, anti-war, community-loving, anti-poverty, civil libertarian, and anti colonial activists to come together to confront this two-week circus and the oppression it represents. We are organizing towards a global anti-capitalist and anti-colonial convergence against the 2010 Olympic Games.
"The Olympics Resistance Network is primarily based in Vancouver, Coast
Salish Territories and exists as a space to coordinate anti-2010 Olympics
The ORN supports the international resolution passed by over 1500
Indigenous delegates at the Intercontinental Indigenous Peoples Gathering
in Sonora, Mexico to “boycott the 2010 Olympic Games” based on Resolution
#2 of the Gathering which states “We reject the 2010 Winter Olympics on
sacred and stolen territory of Turtle Island–Vancouver, Canada”.
Based on this call, our organizing as natives and non-natives alike is
largely being done under the slogan of "No Olympics on Stolen Native
Land". In doing so, we act in solidarity with other communities across
'BC' - particularly indigenous communities who have been defending their
land against the onslaught of the Olympics since the bid itself.
We look forward to working together across our experiences and movements,
while sharing a common understanding including an anti-colonial and
anti-capitalist analysis; respect for diversity of tactics and strategies;
an anti-oppression understanding and solidarity with those most directly
affected; and organizational philosophy based on decentralization within a
coordinated and accountable structure. "