NOlympics LA Statement of Solidarity with Pyeongchang
As the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang are set to open later this week despite dire environmental concerns and existential threats to residents near Games sites damaging what’s left of the IOC’s credibility among other dubious organizational concerns, we at NOlympics LA stand with you, our No Tokyo and No Pyeongchang comrades.
Should LA host the Olympics, we will see wide-ranging human rights’ violations and the forfeiture of our city to the interests of contractors, developers, media corporations and the special interests who designed the bid.
There’s a reason Rome, Boston, Hamburg, Budapest, Krakow, Oslo, Stockholm, and other “smart cities” have recently dropped out of the Olympic running; they listened to grassroots pressure—i.e. the actual voices in their cities—and ultimately did the right thing.