While surfing the net, I stumbled on a call out for people to come speak at City Council against the proposed City Bylaw Changes for the coming 2010 Olympic and the Olympic Village.
The Call out was only publicized on the "NO 2010 Olympic on Stolen Native Land" www.no2010.com
Curious I looked bit deeper into it and find out that the reasons this web page's host resisted the 2010 Olympic made lot of sense to me and he have ten good reasons, and they all looked legit to me.
The Olympics are a global industry worth billion and billion backed by the western elites, to make more money and force their way on the world. Throughout history the Olympics were a way to strengthen colonialism, fascism, and help legitimate state terror under the cover of the athletic excellence.
I attended the debate at City Council thinking that the chamber will be full of people prep to talk against the violation of civil liberty, the housing problems in the east side, and the hundreds of millions from the tax payers, that will end up in some fat corporations pockets. But to my deception there were more reporters and City Councilors than the hand full of people willing to speak their mind and call for the legitimate truth.
The hand full of speaker presented their arguments, they spoke about past experiences with big event and the police comportment, the violation of civil liberty, the police riots, the massive arrest, the right to protest without fear of arrest or sanctions, the housing crisis, and more.
At the end of the debate the city councilors, all voted to bail out the Olympic village by borrowing more money that the tax payer will have to pay, as if they were not there during the debate.
All arguments presented didn't change anything, the councilors did what they assembled to do and no legitimate argument was gone change their decision, it was all a lies.
The colonial powers waging war on the peaceful people of the Middle East are waging a different kind of war on the natives, the poor people, and the homeless of Vancouver. The war here is not done bombs and rockets but it's a smarter one, a silent one, with the same result at the end to push people out of their houses and land. We must do something.