The politics of the Olympics | by Brian Richardson

The politics of the Olympics | by Brian Richardson

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 The Olympic Games have been associated with three of the most inspirational moments in the...
Somebody Else’s Atrocities | by Noam Chomsky

Somebody Else’s Atrocities | by Noam Chomsky

Opposing the International Olympic Committee’s newly formed partnership with Dow Chemical, dissenters illuminate a history of human rights oversights. These instances are all nonexistent, on standard principles, along with others too numerous to mention. In his...
Britain: London Olympics opening week | by Manny Thain

Britain: London Olympics opening week | by Manny Thain

The greatest sporting, and money-making, show on earth The 2012 Olympic Games, held in London, will start with the ‘Opening Ceremony’ on Friday 27 July, watched by an estimated audience of 1 billion people around the world. Beyond the sporting excellence,...