Calls for cancellation grow louder as the Tokyo 2020 Pandemic Games approach. Check out the schedule of upcoming anti-Olympics protests, panels, presentations, and performances in cities from Tokyo to LA. All events are listed in local time.
Petition calling on IOC President Thomas Bach to cancel his visit to Hiroshima +Nagasaki.
“It seems unlikely that President Bach, who says “everyone has to make a sacrifice to host the Olympics,” deserves a welcome in Hiroshima.”Change.org petition
8am in Sapporo: Olympics marathon course demonstration walk. More information in Japanese here.
2pm in Aubervilliers/Paris, at the Workers Gardens occupation: Discussion of the implications of the Olympic law.
6pm in Osaka: Rally and discussion: “Olympics and surveillance society”
2pm in Tokyo: Rally and discussion: “Who is the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics for? Question the forced holdings of the games”
7pm in New York City, at Washington Square Park: Stop the Olympics action. More information here.
12-9pm in Tokyo, at the National Stadium: Cancel the Olympics Action
5-9pm online: “After all, we didn’t need the Olympics” YouTube livestream marathon (w/ guests)
5:30pm in Tokyo, Shimokitazawa: “Olympics Rebellion Music Festival” live music performance against the Tokyo Olympics. More information here.
7pm in Los Angeles, at Stories Bookstore & Cafe: NOpening Ceremony: Stories of Resistance Against Gentrification from LA to Tokyo and Beyond
Uplink Kichijoji (Tokyo) and Uplink Kyoto (Kyoto): Documentary screening about Kasumigaoka Apartment evictions. Trailer in Japanese here.
Japan: Nationwide release of documentary about Kasumigaoka Apartment evictions. Trailer in Japanese here.
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