The 2010 Winter Olympics will take place on unceded indigenous land in the Coast Salish Territories. Far from being simply about 'sport', the history of the Olympics is one rooted in displacement, corporate greed, fascism, repression, and violence. Those with the most to gain from the Olympics are the political and corporate elite - from real estate developers to private security corporations.
The Olympic Resistance Network will be in Portland to teach about the devastating legacy and impacts of the Olympics as well as describe the state of movement that is building militant resistance to the Five Ring Circus. Come learn how we in Portland can stand in solidarity with our neighbors to the north!
Based out of the Coast Salish Territories, the Olympic Resistance Network has worked to coordinate anti-Olympic efforts. They describe their efforts as:
"Acting 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. Our organizing is largely being done under the slogan of "No Olympics on Stolen Native Land", while creating an opportunity for all anti-capitalist, Indigenous, anti poverty, labor, migrant justice, environmental justice, anti-war, labor, and anti colonial activists to come together to confront this two-week circus and the oppression it represents.
In addition to building ongoing educational and resistance efforts, the Olympics Resistance Network is organizing towards an anti-2010 convergence, currently called for between Feb 10th-15th 2010. Building on the call by the Indigenous Peoples Gathering in Senora, Mexico in October 2007, we will be working to coordinate the logistics to host all rebels converging on Vancouver, Whistler, and surrounding unceded native land during 2010."
For more info: www.No2010.com, www.OlympicResistance.net, http://cascadiaconvergencenetwork.wordpress.com/
MT. Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark St.
Gresham, OR 97030
Blue Heron Infoshop
3203 SE Woodstock BLVD
Portland OR 97202
Portland State University
Native American Center
The Center is located at the southern tip of the PSU campus on SW Jackson Street between Broadway and Park.
Red and Black Cafe
400 SE 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97214