Free Hackney flyer

image 2010-05

Object

flyer

Title

Free Hackney flyer

Production date

2010

Material

paper

Dimensions

Size (Whole): A4

Description

This flyer promotes the with Free Hackney campaign. Across the bottom 'Free Hackney' and the Tibet flag and an Olympic logo is printed with a no entry sign over the top. The text explains that the Free Tibet campaign has handed over the Olympic protests to the Free Hackney campaign. They explain that the Olympics is nothing more than a 'money making opportunity for business and the government', and is cleansing the area of all character.

Production organisation

Space Hijackers

Inscription

THE OFFICIAL OLYMPIC HANDOVER
LET THE GAMES BEGIN
The Free Tibet campaign will today be officially handing over the Olympic protests to the Free Hackney campaign!
What is the FREE HACKNEY campaign all about and why are you a bunch of anti-olympic killjoy scrooges?
We see the Olympics as nothign more than a money making opportunity for business and the government. Businesses and Residents in Hackney are having their livelihoods and homes compulsory purchased and bulldozed to make way for the games, council tax is going through the roof, public spaces are being closed, free sports facilities are being closed, rents in the area are going to go up and the character of our area is being bulldozed. It seems to us that the people are getting a raw deal from "the peoples games".
Developers in East London have for years been ripping the heart out of the area, bulldozing buildings to make room for more 'luxury' flats. The Olympics seems nothign mroe than a huge cash injection into this spurious re-generation where existing residents are shoved out of the way to make room for city living loft apartments and second homes for city workers. How about some low cost housing, how about stopping buy to let purchases, how about improving the area instead of cleansing it of all character?
Plus to be honest, does anyone actually expect Boris and London to build the thing on time for it not to fall over?

Associated place

Hoxton Street - street party on Olympic handover day
hoxton

Object number

2010.5

On display?

No

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