Stop Civil Obedience: Fight the Games

by: Harsha Walia

They’ve been dubbed everything from the Surveillance Games to the Bailout Games to Olympics Inc., and British historian George Monbiot has aptly characterized the Olympics as “a legacy of a transfer of wealth from the poor to the rich … Everywhere they go, they become an excuse for eviction and displacement; they have become a license for land grabs.”

It is trite to comment on how taxpayers are the real sponsors of the $6 billion–$7 billion Winter Games.

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