Thursday, May 24, 2012

Resistance - The Best Olympic Spirit

This Monday gone saw, what was for my money, the finest political meeting I have ever had the privilege of attending. For two hours a packed Friends Meeting House in London witnessed some truly incredible speakers come together to denounce racism and call for justice. Whether it was the quiet dignity of Doreen Lawrence, the passion of Janet Alder or the sheer presence of 1968 Olympic legend John Carlos, I have never felt a room so electric, so emotionally charged as Monday night. The video of the event can only convey a fraction of the atmosphere, which still makes it an absolute must see.