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No Olympics: Not in PyeongChang, Los Angeles or anywhere else.

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LA does not need to be 'fixed.' When we look at places like East London, where they were also trying to fix or revitalize that community by pumping money into it to force infrastructure changes like transportation updates - the legacy that they leave doesn't actually benefit the communities they've completely uprooted and the people that they've displaced.

Organizers Arielle Sallai and Rachel Reyes of No Olympics LA explain what cities lose when the Olympics take control - from the large-scale policy decisions made in private by politicians and international groups, to the human cost of ramped up police militarization and displacement from real estate development cashing in on emptied neighborhoods.

Read the NOlympics LA Statement of Solidarity with Pyeongchang and official platform here.

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Arielle Sallai

Arielle Sallai is an organizer on DSA-LA’s Steering Committee and the NOlympics Working Group

 

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Rachel Reyes

Rachel Reyes is an organizer on DSA-LA’s Steering Committee and the NOlympics Working Group

 

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