Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights
Saturday, February 6, 2010
LA Times: Protesters amass ahead of Olympics
"An array of groups with individual agendas will descend on Vancouver, much as they have during other high-profile events like World Trade Organization and G-20 meetings: North American aboriginal groups that say the games are being hosted on unceded 'stolen land.' Conservationists alarmed at the construction of the 62-mile Sea to Sky Highway connecting the city to the skiing venues at Whistler. Opponents of tar sands oil development in northern Canada. Anti-poverty activists who say the Olympics have further marginalized Vancouver's poorest residents. They will join under the umbrella of the Olympic Resistance Network, which has been organizing the effort through its website, http://www.olympicresistance.net/ "