Tag Archives: Olympics

What happened to our money?

Following the takeover of Leyton Marsh by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) for the construction of the absurd and rarely used temporary basketball arena, which was vigorously opposed by members of the local community and resulted in the creation of … Continue reading

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Losing the Marshes: Preview

On Tuesday 12th November at 7pm there will be a premiere screening of the film ‘Losing the Marshes: A true story of the Olympics’ at the Red Gallery for the ‘Making Something Out Of Nothing’ season. Shot over 5 years, … Continue reading

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LVRPA face angry residents over their campsite and stables plans

At yesterday’s Lea Bridge Ward (WF) Community Forum five officers from the LVRPA struggled to answer the many questions and concerns of residents about the current planning applications re consolidating the fait-accompli loss of the golf course public amenity and … Continue reading

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Save Leyton Marsh 1 Year On!

Save Leyton Marsh Campaign: Reflections One Year On This video documents reflections on the Save Leyton Marsh campaign one year on. Campaigners describe the journey that the campaign took them on, working with Occupy, being challenged in the High Courts … Continue reading

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Another local legacy betrayal as basketball floors snatched away for ‘elite’ use

The ODA’s promise to provide a community legacy from reuse of the Leyton Marsh Olympic basketball training venue court floors has been revealed to be a cynical piece of PR following a Freedom of Information request to UK Sport. Among … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Friends of the Earth: Not the Greatest Show for the Earth

This is a letter from local resident and campaigner Jane Bednall to Friends of the Earth in response to an article published in their ‘Earth Matters’ magazine they send to their members: Dear Andy Atkins and Paul de Zylia,   … Continue reading

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Waltham Forest Planning Committee Meeting 12th September 7:30pm

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In the Name of the Future, Rio is Destroying its Past

In the Name of the Future, Rio is Destroying its Past [Please share article http://bit.ly/OpEdProvidencia & accompanying video Providência: 115 Years of Struggle, widely, and tweet after 2pm EST today #remoçãonão #rio2016 as part of Tweetfest taking place as Rio’s … Continue reading

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video – poverty torch relay 27 July 2012

film by Genie Weaver [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/47101884 w=400&h=300] Also there is a great film by DailyMotion here.

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Olympic projection spotlights Adidas factories ‘exploitation’

Inspirational action from War on Want. From war on want here Olympic projection spotlights Adidas factories ‘exploitation’ 05 August 2012 NEWS PEG: Sunday, 5 August 2012   Olympic men’s 100 metres final Olympic projection spotlights Adidas factories ‘exploitation’ London 2012 sponsor … Continue reading

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