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14.02.2018

Korea: An Olympic Truce – Time For Concerted Nongovernmental Efforts

Korea: An Olympic Truce – Time For Concerted Nongovernmental Efforts

By Rene Wadlow The holding of the Winter Olympics in South Korea from February 9 to 25, followed by the Paralympics on March 9-18, may be an opportunity to undertake negotiations in good faith to reduce tensions on the Korean Peninsula and to establish, or re-establish, forms of cooperation between… »

02.01.2018

South Korea welcomes North Korean proposal for talks ahead of Olympic Games

South Korea welcomes North Korean proposal for talks ahead of Olympic Games

While also warning of “nuclear button” on his desk, Kim Jong Un called for efforts to “improve inter-Korean relations by ourselves” by Jessica Corbett, staff writer for Common Dreams The South Korean government welcomed on Monday North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s proposal to open a dialogue between the… »

22.08.2016

The Olympics Review: some of the good things

The Olympics Review: some of the good things

My dark secret as an activist and someone committed to a revolution of the violent, global system in which we live is that I get obsessed by the Olympic Games.  My activist friends can’t quite really understand it, denouncing them as a huge waste of money and as a way… »

19.08.2016

For future summer Olympics, climate change is no game

For future summer Olympics, climate change is no game

By Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan The first marathon, legend has it, occurred in ancient Greece in 490 B.C. The Athenians had repelled an invasion by the Persians, and a messenger was dispatched to run from the scene of the battle, the city of Marathon, to the capital at Athens,… »

30.07.2016

No Medals for Sanitation at Rio Olympics

No Medals for Sanitation at Rio Olympics

Human Wrongs Watch By Mario Osava* RIO DE JANEIRO, 27 July 2016 (IPS) – The biggest frustration at the Olympic Games, to be inaugurated in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro on August 5, is the failure to meet… »

09.02.2014

Amy Goodman Questions Freed Pussy Riot Members on Olympics, Putin & Obama During 1st U.S. Appearance

Two freed members of the Russian group Pussy Riot made their first public appearance in the United States Tuesday after being released from prison in December. Nadia Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina served nearly all of their two-year sentences for protesting Russian leader Vladimir Putin inside an Orthodox cathedral. »

06.02.2014

LGBT Activists Stage Global Protests

Protests have been held in 20 cities around the world to protest Russia’s crackdown on LGBT rights. The “All Out” protests were part of a series of actions organized around Russia’s hosting of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, which begin on Friday. In London, protest organizer Marie Campbell called on the… »

26.12.2013

Freed Pussy Riot Members Call for Olympic Boycott

Freed Pussy Riot Members Call for Olympic Boycott

The two freed members of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot are calling for a boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics following their release from prison. Nadia Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina had been jailed since last March for protesting Russian leader Vladimir Putin in an Orthodox cathedral. They were due… »

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