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Native Warriors Claim Responsibility for Taking Olympic Flag

March 7th, 2007 Coast Salish Territory [Vancouver, Canada]

In the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 6th, 2007, we removed the Olympic Flag from its flag-pole at Vancouver City Hall. We pried open the access panel on the pole with a crowbar, using a bolt-cutter, cut the metal cable/halyard inside, cause the flag to fall to the ground. We claim this action in honor of Harriet Nahanee, our elder-warrior, who was given a death sentence by the BC courters for her courageous stand in defending Mother Earth.

We stand in solidarity with those fighting against th destruction caused by the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

No Olympics on Stolen Land!

Native Warrior Society

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Native Warriors Claim Responsibility for Taking Olympic Flag
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, March 09 2007 @ 02:20 PM CST
Very cool, good job. Next time though, they should be more specific when outlining why they did what they did, as the mass public does not necessarily understand resistance to the olympics.
Native Warriors Claim Responsibility for Taking Olympic Flag
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, March 09 2007 @ 02:43 PM CST
the mass public cares more about who will win gold medals in the olympics...fuck 'em
Native Warriors Claim Responsibility for Taking Olympic Flag
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, March 09 2007 @ 03:34 PM CST
fucking tards.
Native Warriors Claim Responsibility for Taking Olympic Flag
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, March 09 2007 @ 04:02 PM CST
yeah the public is so dumb ha ha what a bunch of idiots
Native Warriors Claim Responsibility for Taking Olympic Flag
Authored by: mittens on Friday, March 09 2007 @ 04:25 PM CST
C'mon people, you're never going to get anywhere with anyone with that attitude.
Native Warriors Claim Responsibility for Taking Olympic Flag
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, March 09 2007 @ 04:47 PM CST
What? That's a pretty fucked up comment. language that insults people with mental disabilities has no place on an anarchist site or anywhere.
Native Warriors Claim Responsibility for Taking Olympic Flag
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, March 09 2007 @ 06:18 PM CST
anyways...

that was a really awesome action! good job!

-living on stolen land
x412x Anarchist
Native Warriors Claim Responsibility for Taking Olympic Flag
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, March 10 2007 @ 12:06 PM CST
As anarchists, we can say whatever we want. Freedom means hearing things you don't like...
Native Warriors Claim Responsibility for Taking Olympic Flag
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, March 10 2007 @ 02:00 PM CST
freedom means being responsible for your own actions instead of leaving it to the state to decide what's right and wrong....
Native Warriors Claim Responsibility for Taking Olympic Flag
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, March 09 2007 @ 06:57 PM CST
is there a website with more information about the resistance to these olympics and why? especially if there are any calls for solidarity or actions?
Native Warriors Claim Responsibility for Taking Olympic Flag
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, March 09 2007 @ 11:03 PM CST
http://mostlywater.org is a good place to start. It is the Resist!'s collective news site. Resist! is located in BC.
Native Warriors Claim Responsibility for Taking Olympic Flag
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, March 10 2007 @ 10:21 AM CST
Top Ten Reasons to BURN the Olympics (that's Build Underground Resistance, Not the Olympics)

- The Games don't help athletes.

- They benefit mega-corporations and the very rich.

- Public-private partnerships are screwing the public.

- The Olympics are sexist.

- The Games are all about advertising, consumption, and television

- The officials are corrupt.

The legacy of the games includes:

- environmental destruction,

- pressure on First Nations to give up land,

- a police state like our worst nightmares,

- And hundreds more people sleeping in doorways because all the shelters are full.

Read the article:
http://mostlywater.org/build_underground_resistance_not_the_2010_olympics
Native Warriors Claim Responsibility for Taking Olympic Flag
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, March 10 2007 @ 01:46 PM CST
alright empathy here we go

please post stories relating to the things you have accomplished.

good work comrades!
Native Warriors Claim Responsibility for Taking Olympic Flag
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, March 10 2007 @ 05:19 PM CST
it was a potent symbolic action- which is all it was intended to be i believe. relax everybody.......
Native Warriors Claim Responsibility for Taking Olympic Flag
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, March 10 2007 @ 04:49 PM CST
The original communication didn't have the spelling and grammar mistakes the one posted above does. Here's the original:

Native Warriors Claim Responsibility for Taking Olympic Flag

March 7th, 2007
Coast Salish Territory [Vancouver, Canada]

In the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 6th, 2007, we removed the Olympic Flag from its flag-pole at Vancouver City Hall. We pried open the access panel on the pole with a crowbar, using a bolt-cutter, cut the metal cable/halyard inside, causing the flag to fall to the ground.

We claim this action in honor of Harriet Nahanee, our elder-warrior, who was given a death sentence by the BC courts for her courageous stand in defending Mother Earth.

We stand in solidarity with all those fighting against the destruction caused by the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

No Olympics on Stolen Land!

Native Warrior Society