Monthly Archives: December 2009

Militarization of Vancouver and Whistler

StopWar Statement

VANCOUVER (December 9, 2009) – The Olympic Charter states that the Olympic movement aims, “to place sport at the service of the harmonious development of man, with a view to promoting a peaceful society concerned with the preservation of human dignity.” The StopWar.ca coalition in Vancouver, Canada considers that this noble ideal is contradicted by the reality of the Games which reveals a consistent, predictable and historical pattern of militarization and anti-democratic acts everywhere that they are hosted. The 2010 Winter Games that will take place in Vancouver next February are no exception to this reality. Continue reading

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Kissinger and the 1978 World Cup in Argentina

NATE JONES of The National Security Archive in Washington on declassified documents linking US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to the covert plans of the Argentine dictatorship of Jorge Rafael Videla to subvert the 1978 World Cup in Buenos Aires. Kissinger had already informed the Argentine government of US support of the use of arrests, mass disappearances and the murder of civilians to combat “terrorist activities” – known as the “dirty war” and the infamous Operation Condor Continue reading

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