Olympic Resistance Network Press Conference – recap + audio

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Recording of the Olympic Resistance Network press conference on November 20, 2008, including: Arthur Manuel, Garth Mullins, James Lilly, Dustin Johnson, Carol Martin, Laura Track, Anita, Gord Hill… at the Anti-Poverty Committee office on Coast Salish land (know colloquially as Vancouver) downtown eastside neighbourhood.

Plus separate clips for remarks by Chris Shaw and Joan Morelli.

Note: This event was held the same day as VANOC’s World Press Briefing at Canada Place. Recorded by Dave Olson.

Listen: Olympic Resistance Network Press Conference – most speakers (54:27, .mp3, 26MB)

Chris Shaw speaks at a press conference for the Olympic Resistance Network at the Anti-Poverty Committee’s HQ in Vancouver, BC, Canada on the same day (Nov. 21 2008) as VANOC’s World Press Briefing at Canada Place. Recorded by Dave Olson.

Listen: Chris Shaw speaks at Olympic Resistance Network Press Conference (3:38, .mp3, 1.7MB)

Joan Morelli of shares remarks including literary references to Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass at the Olympic Resistance Network Press Conference, Nov. 21, 2008 in Vancouver BC, Canada. Recorded by Dave Olson.

Listen: Joan Morelli speaks at Olympic Resistance Network Press Conference (3:56, .mp3, 5.5MB)

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For the record, i am not personally an Olympic resister per se, i am a documentarian & an enthusiast of stories, international relations and winter sports. I am disheartened and flummoxed by some of the practices of the IOC and VANOC but feel engaging in respectful dialouge is key to finding common ground.

I am also an advocate of media democracy and also enjoy helping people who have a heard time finding coverage in the mainstream media find outlet for their concerns.

Photos from VANOC Worldwide Press Briefing and Olympic Resistance Network press conference

These audio files are shareable under the creative commons license with attribution to Dave Thorvald Olson.

VANOC & ORN Press Conferences

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