The power of sports to legitimize a regime means they have the power to delegitimize one, too.
A toxic combination of exploitation, corruption, and greed tarnish soccer’s governing body.
With a million people demonstrating in the streets of Brazil, everyone’s scrambling to understand how a 20-cent bus fare hike turned into a social revolt.
After the World Cup bombing by the militant group al-Shabaab, it’s time for a strong regional response to the crisis in Somalia.
Both the United States and South Africa, despite black leadership and multicultural societies, still labor under the legacy of segregation and inequality.
The U.S. Men’s World Cup victories are not signs of some unique “American character” that we have and that no one else possesses.
South Africans appear to have had their constitutional right to protest suspended during the 2010 World Cup, following a directive from the country’s police service (SAPS) to municipalities hosting matches.
It’s almost as if Pyongyang has ties to the Heritage Foundation.
In June, the first coin of the 2010 FIFA World Cup will be tossed in host country, South Africa. Amidst the entire African continents’ excitement over its hosting debut, South Africa will once again make its mark as the midfielder of the seamless intersection of soccer fever and government and corporate accountability. Join labor, gender, peace and justice activists and true fans of the sport to make South Africa’s mark count. Midfielders, strikers, forwards and defenders: Let the games begin!
Soccer’s big event is about to begin in South Africa. It’s time to root for your favorite team…and for Africa.