Homes Not Games

Abby Zimet

Olympic protests have escalated
on both sides, with at least seven activists arrested for smashing
windows and police ramping up their presence from "friendly security"
to full riot gear mode. Some protesters have taken issue with press
reports of "a criminal element" among them, charging that Olympics
organizers are criminal for "pillaging public coffers" to the tune of
$8 billion when homeless numbers are climbing. More on
the Games here.

"We and our children are going to be paying for these Games for decades," said Leo Hunt, a 55-year-old sawmill worker.


We know things are bad. We know it's worth the fight.

You are part of a strong and vibrant community of thinkers and doers who believe another world is possible. Alone we are weak. Together we can make a difference. At Common Dreams, we don't look away from the world—we are not afraid—our mission is to document those doing wrong and galvanize those doing good. But we can't do it alone. It doesn't work that way. We need you. We have now launched our annual Summer Campaign. Can you pitch in today?

Share This Article

More in: