Alissa Westergard-Thorpe is a member of the Olympic Resistance Network, and was an arrestee, witness, and complainant in police hearings into APEC and other political demonstrations.

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    Class-war games

    On February 12, 2009, exactly one year before the opening of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and Whistler, the grim future of political freedom in British Columbia was on full display. Military and police flanked by helicopters rehearsed manoeuvres in Vancouver, where escalating harassment, intimidation and surveillance of activists had already begun.