‘The story in each city remains almost identical. Once selected, a city expends vast amounts of public resource to begin a program of forced displacement, rental speculation, urban renewal projects, demolition of public housing and gentrification. In fact, if there is one thread that runs through almost every Olympic event it is that the poor of each Games subsidise their own violent dispossession.’
Did you know that the Olympics is one of the world’s leading causes of displacement?
Post(s) tagged with "greed"
- Slavoj Žižek (via antisocial-socialist)
under the guise of, more commonly known as capitalism, free market, and neoliberalism.
We talk about neo-imperialism a lot in my anthro class, and people are like “wat no it’s all good.”
Sweden should be on this map, too!
Murky business going on, with two swedish journalists, Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson, who were investigating Lundin Petroleums possible crimes against international laws, now sentenced to eleven years in Ethiopian prison, acused of terrorcrime. Carl Bildt should figure with his own flag here..