2010 Olympics: Gold medal for activism

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Show Notes:
In this podcast: Why protest the Olympics, Aboriginal activists speak out, talking diversity of tactics, and all about Vancouver's Red Tent campaign for housing.

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(2:38 - 6:29) The Olympic torch was intended to sail through the city on a sea of goodwill.

(6:55 - 9:11) Thousands of protesters also convened at the Vancouver Art Gallery just before the start of the Olympic Opening Ceremonies, kicking off a march through Vancouver's downtown.

(9:37 - 10:10) Not everyone was in favor of protesting the Olympics.

(10:52 - 11:18) If you remember, last episode we told you that the first caller would win an ipod nano. Well, the calls streamed in from as far away as Tokyo, but the person who was quickest on the draw was someone a little closer to home...

(12:44 - 14:44) On February 13th, a planned demonstration protesting the corporate interests of the Olympics led to a broken window at the Hudson's Bay Company which many activist link with Canada's historical corporate oppression of First Nations people and other Canadians.

(15:56 - 17:59) That discussion on Diversity of Tactics was held at the W2, which is an exciting new development in Vancouver.

(18:44 - 25:54) Following on similar actions in Europe the Pivot Society has created a space for homeless people to sleep during the Olympics by providing them with red tents, each one housing one or two people.

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