Linksamling i anledning af De Olympiske Lege i London 27. juli - 12. august 2012.
De olympiske lege er ikke bare en konkurrence blandt de bedste atleter i verden, det er også et kæmpe show, med deltagelse af en række af de største virksomheder, der arbejder for størst mulig profit. Det får en række konsekvenser for Ols påvirkning af omgivelserne, miljø, leveforhold for mennesker, demokrati og en stigende militarisering. Herom handler denne emneliste.
"Break The Record". By Anne-James Chaton + Andy Moor (www.unsounds.com) "The piece is a protest against blatant injustice in money allocation, overflow of military and security in the civilian world and unwise and often illegitimate spending of taxpayers' money, and against the pressure on the consumer by the official sponsors of the Olympic Games.."
- Counter Olympics Network (site)
- Counter Olympics Network (Facebook site)
- Bored wtih 2012 olympics already ~ and it's a colossal waste of money (Facebook site) Billeder, plakater, opslag etc.
- Games Monitor debunking Olympics myths
- Whose Games? Whose City? Af Mads Kissow (Modkraft blog, 28/7 2012) "Den neoliberale logik om, at alt er et produkt, der skal markedsfoeres og saelges, er tilsyneladende blevet antaget som officiel logik for disse lege." Mads Kissow blogger fra London under Legene.
- Militarisering af De Olympiske Lege (Autonomt InfoService, juli 2012) "Artiklen blev oprindeligt til i forbindelse med en anmeldelse af Steven Spielbergs film ”München” (2005), der tager udgangspunkt i hændelserne ved Olympiaden 1972 samme sted. Ajourført og redigeret .. i anledning af de Olympiske Lege i London, sommer 2012)."
- Den olympiske propagandamaskine. Af Casper Dahl (Information, 26. juli 2012). "De Olympiske Lege er en verdensomspændende megabegivenhed, som bruges til meget andet end at rette fokus på idrætten. Historisk er legene blevet brugt og misbrugt politisk. Storbritannien forsøger også at udnytte potentialet"
- De Olympiske Lege udrenser de fattige. Af Ashok Kumar (Modkraft.dk/Kontradoxa, 25. maj 2012)
"Enhver fortolkning af OL’s historie afslører de ægte motiver bag hver værtsbys ivrighed: Trangen til at fremskynde uddrivelsen af de fattige og marginaliserede ..." Med mange links. (Oversat fra Ceasefire Magazine, 12. april 2012, med debat)
- Blair, Olympic deals and the glimpse of another Britain. By John Pilger. (Green Left Weekly, July 26, 2012) "This is a story of two letters and two Britains..."
- Fists of Freedom: An Olympic Story Not Taught in School. By Dave Ziron (The Nation, July 25, 2012) ".. looking back at perhaps the most political, controversial, inspiring moment in Olympics, if not sports, history: the medal stand black gloved salute of 200 meter runners Tommie Smith and John Carlos."
- Resistance: the best Olympic spirit (International Socialism, Issue 135, Summer 2012) "Dave Zirin is one of the most celebrated Marxists writing about sport today. He spoke to Gareth Edwards about the contradictory nature of the Olympic Games."
- London Olympics: run for profit (Socialism Today, Issue 160, July-August 2012) "The greatest sporting show on earth has been dragged down by crass commercialisation, and become a test-bed for increased state repression. Manny Thain reports on the neo-liberal Games."
- Faster, higher, stronger: a critical analysis of the Olympics. By Gareth Edwards (Irish Marxist Review, Vol.1, No.2, 2012)
"Its history ... tells quite a different story, one in which the Games have long been a site of political, as well as sporting, contestation."
- Demonstrate against the corporate Olympics (Counterfire, 28 June 2012)
"Whose Games? Whose City? No Limos! No Logos! No Launchers! Neil Faulkner argues why we need to demonstrate against the Corporate Olympics."
- David Renton on class, corruption and resistance at the London Olympics (London Socialist Historians, 25 June 2012)
"Coming back to the London Olympics; my argument is that they Olympics mark a new stage of the distinction between sport and play, a stage that could only have been reached in the neo-liberal moment."
- End harassment of sex workers (Weekly Worker, Issue 917, June 7, 2012)
"Prostitutes are being targeted in the run-up to the Olympic Games. Simon Wells reports."
- Licensing the Olympic spirit. By Mark Steel (SocialistWorker.org, May 24, 2012)
"The frenzy in the run up to the Olympics includes not only intense commercialization, but also a prohibition against any mention of politics."
- Olympic myth: the Olympic torch (Counterfire, 16 May 2012)
"Neil Faulkner dispels the myth around the Olympic Torch as the invention of the ancients, but rather as an invention by the Nazi as symbol of national prestige."
- Drones, missiles and gunships. By Dave Zirin (SocialistWorker.org, May 16, 2012)
"The London Olympics are an excuse for strengthening the forces of repression."
- Dispersal zone: protecting the Olympics (Counterfire, 13 May 2012)
"Anita de Klerk argues that the dispersal zone placed in Stratford is not about targeting local anti-social behaviour, but rather a strategy to keep the unwanted public away from the Olympics."
- Anti Missile campaigners call for ’legacy of protest’ over Olympics. By Dan Poulton (Counterfire, 4 May 2012)
"The London Olympics could leave a ’legacy of protest’ argued local residents at a meeting to oppose the placement of ground-to-air missiles in densely populated residential areas of East London."
- The austerity games. By Dave Renton (Socialist Review, May 2012)
"Just as there are two British economies, so it is at the Olympics: the rich are in permanent boom while the majority of workers find themselves in deep recession."
- The politics of the Olympics (Socialist Review, May 2012)
"The London 2012 Olympics look set to be a jamboree of profiteering and nationalism. Brian Richardson recalls how past Olympics have been the site of struggles against racism."
- Olympic myth: a reconstruction of the ancient (Counterfire, 23 April 2012)
"Neil Faulkner comments on the London 2012 Olympics in the light of the wisdom (or lack of it) of the ancients."
- London 2012: the corporate Olympics (Counterfire, 9 April 2012)
"Neil Faulkner looks at the political history of the Olympics and how global corporations are using London 2012 to broadcast their lies and promote their products."
- The Olympic branding game (Red Pepper, April 2012)
"John Hilary looks at the corporate commercial bonanza provided by sponsorship opportunities for London 2012."
- The real game at the Olympics is profit (Socialist Worker, Issue 2294, 17 March 2012)
"Dave Sewell names and shames the Olympics’ fat cat sponsors - and the contractors pocketing millions of pounds of government cash from the project."
- Olympic green-wash (Counterfire, 19 February 2012)
"London 2012 is an artefact of modern corporate capitalism, so its sponsorship by Dow and BP seems entirely natural to its organisers writes Neil Faulkner."
- Olympics 2012: London - a tale of two cities. By Paula Mitchell (Socialistworld.net, 12.02.2012)
"London is a city of enormous disparities between rich and poor, the most unequal city in the developed world - a report from the city hosting this year’s olympics."
- Black Power ved OL 1968 (Modkraft.dk/Tidsskriftcentret)
Linkbox om de amerikanske løbere Tommie Smith and John Carlos og deres OL-protest.
- Salute: a powerful political document of the 1968 Olympics (Socialist Worker, Issue 2311, July 14, 2012)
"Arnie Joahill reviews a new film about Tommie Smith, John Carlos and their black power salute."
- John Carlos interview: Flame of revolt still burns for Olympic black power salute protester (Socialist Worker, Issue 2304, 26 May 2012)
"Athlete John Carlos spoke to Ken Olende about his iconic Olympic protest against racism."
- Mexico 1968: Massacre at the Olympic games (Socialist Worker, Issue 2304, 26 May 2012)
"Eamonn McCann on the Olympics that saw repression breeding resistance."
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