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    Critical Mass 18 February 2005 Cycle against the Olympic Bid! Meet 6pm outside the GLA?s HQ at City Hall on the Southbank. Heading up to the areas affected by
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      "Critical Mass
      18 February 2005
      Cycle against the Olympic Bid!
      Meet 6pm outside the GLA?s HQ at City Hall on the Southbank.
      Heading up to the areas affected by the Olympics, London Fields, Hackney
      Marshes, the Eastway cycle track which will be destroyed if London wins the
      olympic bid and Stratford."

      The 19th will see the anti-olympics week culminate in a large demo in Stratford,
      East London, more info at:
      http://www.nolondon2012.org
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      Also from www.schnews.org.uk/archive/news484.htm

      "Sporting Zeros

      History is not always kind to politicians, not much legacy in
      unsupported wars and the privatisation of all our public
      services...no, what's needed is a big feelgood project, one the
      nation can unite behind with pride. Like the er, Millennium Dome
      for example... Ok, well what about the Olympics? That Kelly Holmes
      sure was popular last summer eh? So... London is bidding for the
      2012 games. Ok, yes, the unaccountable International Olympic
      Committee (IOC) have regularly been embroiled in more bribery and
      corruption stories than a Tory cabinet...and yes, the costs for
      all recent Olympics have spiralled well beyond all estimates given
      beforehand (Sydney 2000 costs doubled, Athens 2004 quadrupled -
      largely paid for by European Union money by the way, support which
      London is unlikely to get - and Montreal are still paying off the
      bills from 1976!). Yes, so civil liberties tend to get a little
      trampled in the name of security, alright the plans do involve
      Londoners stumping up at least £2bn for the privilege of turning
      the city into a building site and yes, the plans include the
      destruction of some natural conservation habitats in favour of
      'landscaped parks' and the loss of cycle lanes in East London, but
      none of these things should hold us back..! Well, we do have some
      genuine gold medal contenders in the field of spin. London's bid
      has been put forward with great celebrity razzmatazz but virtually
      no public consultation, no transparency as to bid spending and
      vague details as to how all the hidden costs such as transport
      infrastructure will be paid for. Don't worry though, the
      Government have got good planners in place - Arup, who did such a
      good job on London's Millennium Bridge!"




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