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.


Never Miss a Beat.

Get our best delivered to your inbox.


This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.

Because of people like you, another world is possible. There are many battles to be won, but we will battle them together—all of us. Common Dreams is not your normal news outlet. We don't survive on clicks. We don't want advertising dollars. We want the world to be a better place. But we can't do it alone. It doesn't work that way. We need you. If you can help today—because every gift of every size matters—please do. Without Your Support We Won't Exist.

Please select a donation method:

Share This Article

More in: