A Global Anti-Olympics Movement Rises

By Sam Carliner, Waging Nonviolence. -

Just three months into 2021, police officers wearing riot gear descended on an encampment of houseless people in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, forcing residents out in a sweep that [...]

For A Workers’ Olympics!

By Nathaniel Flakin, Left Voice. -

We need a Workers’ Olympics as an alternative to the bourgeois Olympics! This might sound like an empty slogan, but the International Workers’ Olympiads took place from 1921 to 1937. The workers’ [...]

German Olympic Gymnastics Team Will Wear Unitards In Protest

By Greg Evans, Indy100. -

Germany’s women’s Olympic gymnastic team will wear unitards at the Tokyo 2020 games in protest against the “sexualisation” of the sport. The team will wear full-body outfits that cover their [...]

The Tokyo Olympics Are In Peril

By Dave Zirin, Edge of Sports. -

Ten thousand people. That’s how many Olympic volunteers quit their posts in Tokyo, with the games just 50 days away. That is one of every eight volunteers needed to pull off the 2021 (still [...]

‘Suffocated’: Art Becomes Form Of Protest Against Olympics

By AP, Indian Express. -

Miwako Sakauchi stands in her studio and brushes spinning swirls on torn cardboard and drawing paper, using the five colors designated as symbols of the modern Olympiad. Titled ‘Vortex’, her [...]

From PyeongChang To Lasting Peace

By Hyun Lee, Zoominkorea.org -

Sometimes, art can point to answers that the stuffy logic of policy wonks cannot. Those who have truly felt, even for a passing moment, the pain of seventy years of artificial national division, [...]

Korean Americans Call For Peace Beyond Olympics

By Staff, Zoominkorea.org -

Leo Chang — a scholar based in Amherst, Massachusetts, and a member of the Solidarity Committee for Democracy and Peace in Korea — hopes the inter-Korean cooperation will lead to peaceful [...]

US Misses Opportunity For Peace Progress At Olympics

By Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance -

Vice President Mike Pence went to South Korea and missed the opportunity for further peace on the Olympic peninsula. The historic opening created by North and South Korea at the Olympics was an [...]

North and South Korea Discuss Olympic Cooperation

By Staff, Zoominkorea.org   -

On January 9, high-level officials from North and South Korea met to discuss the North’s participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea in February. The inter-Korean [...]

1968 ‘Black Power Salute’ Sparked Ongoing Miscarriage Of Justice

By Allen Barra, www.truthdig.com -

By Allen Barra for Truth Dig - C. Robert “Bob” Paul Jr. was one of the most interesting sports figures you probably never heard of. He was born in 1918 and died near his home on Long Island in [...]

Olympics: Torch Reaches Land Of Tribe Facing ‘Genocide’

By Staff, www.survivalinternational.org -

By Survival International. The Olympic torch is set to arrive on June 25 in a state where the Guarani tribe is widely feared to be facing annihilation due to systematic land theft, malnutrition, [...]