Preparing for the London 2012 Olympics

As Ken’s roadshow begins to get going the cost of the 2012 is beginning to become apparent, both financially and socially.


The primary benefactors will be not just the esteem of our politicians but the City and property developers too.


The working class will, as usual, be at the sharp end of this grandiose gentrification plan.


It’s time now for both groups and individuals to start to get organised.


The Games Monitor website was launched this week and promises to be ‘a network of people raising awareness about issues within the London Olympic development processes’


They say, ‘We want to highlight the local, London and international implications of Olympic processes. We seek to deconstruct the ‘fantastic’ hype of Olympic boosterism and the eager complicity of the ‘urban elites’ in politics, business, the media, sport, academia and local institutional ‘community stakeholders’.


The first initial planning meeting takes place at 7pm on November 13 at Passing Clouds in Dalston, Hackney (Richmond Road, just off Kingsland Road behind Uncle Sam’s)


Also, the UK Rank and File Building Workers Committee have called a meeting about organising for the 2012 Olympics at 7pm, Tuesday November 28 at the Cock Tavern, Chalton Street, Euston.


All building workers and rank and file trade unionists are welcome. For further details please ring 07749 517074



The Games Monitor website can be found at