I’m sick to death of hearing, reading, and writing about the stadium debate. I’ve despised games bids for a long time, and for a lot of good reasons. They usually amount to little but an excuse for shady development deals, and the Pan-Am Stadium debacle in Hamilton is no exception.

Five Ring Circus (Youtube, 8 ten minute chunks) is an amazing documentary about the preparations for this year’s Olympics in Vancouver. It chronicles the Eagleridge Bluffs blockade against a highway through a West Vancouver forest, and a number of struggles against gentrification in Vancouver’s infamous Lower East Side.