Category: Sports

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Dave Zirin: #FergusonOctober Comes to Monday Night Football

As long as some people in the United States cannot escape the fear of police violence, the escapism of sports is a bubble well worth popping

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Dave Zirin: Israel’s War on Gaza is Not a Game

Scenes from the NBA preseason protest

Vincent Emanuele: The NFL and VA: Violence, Corruption and Institutions

Powerful institutions routinely deflect criticism by blaming the middle man, or, even more commonly, the occasional bad apple

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Noam Chomsky: Why Americans Know So Much About Sports

The following is a short excerpt from a classic, The Chomsky Reader, which offers a unique insight on a question worth asking

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Dave Zirin: On the Little League World Series, Jackie Robinson West and Michael Brown

If only the real Jackie Robinson were alive today, he would undoubtedly say that there is nothing post-racial about a world where two black people are killed on average by police every week

Christopher Gaffney: The Traumas and Dramas of Post-Cup, Pre-Olympic Brazil

Where is the benefit for the ordinary Brazilian that stays behind after the parade has moved on?

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Yesenia Barragan: Dreaming and Organizing After the World Cup

A Pleasure That Hurts

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Dave Zirin: Here’s What Happens When an NFL Player Beats His Fiancée Unconscious

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was caught on a security camera dragging his unconscious wife-to-be Janay Palmer by the hair, after knocking her unconscious

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Dave Zirin: On Dwight Howard and #FreePalestine

If anything, Howard performed a public service by demonstrating how Palestinian people are imprisoned not only by walls, barbed wire and checkpoints but also by Western hypocrisy

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Danny Schechter: The World Cup Spilleth Over

As the Soccer Games End, Political Ones Begin

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