A new German-language book edited by Steffi Richter, Andreas Singler, Dorothea Mladenova explores the Tokyo 2020 Olympics spectacle at the intersection of disaster and celebration capitalism. It features chapters from Ichimura Misako, Koide Hiroaki, Ukai […]
This diary was written by a NOlympics LA member in late 2019. I’m squished inside our makeshift organizing headquarters in Tokyo, the largest city on the planet, with a ragtag bunch of organizers like myself […]
日本語 | 한국어 | Français Following the postponement of Tokyo 2020 due to the covid-19 pandemic, the transnational NOlympics Anywhere coalition, with participants from Los Angeles, Paris, Tokyo, and Pyeongchang, released a statement with four key demands: Cancel all […]
They have profited even as local finances are in crisis, they have extracted value from land even as a protected forest was irreversibly destroyed, and they have won reelection campaigns on a discourse touting “regional development,” even as the Olympics project created little benefit for the public. […]
Hangorin no Kai published the following statement on their website on February 20, 2020. 日本語版はこちら. We condemn the Tokyo Police’s house search against our comrade in the Anti-Olympics struggle! Around 8am on February 18th, the […]
Six months before the start of the Tokyo Olympics, Hangorin no Kai’s Tetsuo Ogawa reflected on the event’s impact on the city’s unhoused residents. The article was originally published on Knock-LA and RioOnWatch on January […]
日本語 | 한국어 | Français The specifics may differ in scope and scale, but the broad forces that the Olympics unleash wherever they take root are the same: the expansion of police and military surveillance, […]
Representatives from groups in Rio de Janeiro, Pyeongchang, Tokyo, Paris, Los Angeles, Seoul, and Jakarta will join forces in Tokyo for an unprecedented transnational coming together of anti-Olympics organizers.