Category: Sports

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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Dave Zirin: ‘Psychological Attack’ to Oust Favela Residents

There is something very precious in the favelas that is becoming endangered by the worship of “speculation and real estate”

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Dave Zirin: Indigenous People Fight to Be Seen

By branding Natives with invisibility, they have provided the most damning possible evidence of both the persistence of anti-Native racism and the power of a new hemispheric-wide movement for indigenous rights

Vik Birkbeck: A Story of Occupations and Evictions

As the current wave of anti-World Cup protests shows, the genie is out of the bottle — and it will take a lot more than violent evictions and police repression to silence the awakened and indignant multitude

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Dave Zirin: The World Cup You Won’t See on TV

Protests, Tear Gas, Displaced Favela Residents

Mike Lasusa: Let Them Eat Soccer

Anti-World Cup protests rage in Brazil, but political struggle has long known the beautiful game

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Dave Zirin: Protesters Clash with Police in Brazil

Brazilian police and hundreds of protesters have come clashing with each other just hours before the World Cup.

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