A Victory for London’s 99%?


Last August we wondered, in the course of writing about the London riots, whether that city’s 2012 Olympic Games would live up to their billing as the “Regeneration Games” for the blighted East End where they’ll be located. Michael Powell, writing in this week’s New York Times, reports some promising movement on this front.  He describes tactics used by the organization London Citizens to win better-than-minimum-wage jobs for those who’ll work within the Olympic perimeter during the Games, as well as 2000 houses for working class Londoners after the Games have ended.  Some of these are earmarked for the housing-hungry borough of Hackney. Perhaps there are some lessons here for the Occupiers of Denver, and elsewhere?

Olympic Stadium, View from Hackney (Reuters, Eddie Keogh)


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