Brazil's Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, The Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy

By Dave Zirin

The folks of Brazil celebrated after they figured out they'd be web hosting the 2014 global Cup - the world's most-viewed carrying match - and the 2016 Olympics. Now they're protesting in numbers the rustic haven't noticeable in a long time, with Brazilians taking to the streets to aim to reclaim the activities they love yet see being corrupted via robust company pursuits and greed. during this compelling new ebook, Dave Zirin examines how activities and politics are colliding in amazing type in Brazil, commencing up a global dialog at the tradition and politics of activity.

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Bankruptcy 6 1. Galeano, Open Veins of Latin the USA, 2. 2. a lot of this part is predicated on my article “Olympic-Sized Horror in Greece,” initially released in universal goals, August sixteen, 2004, http://www. commondreams. org/views04/0816-12. htm. three. Ibid. four. Ibid. five. Mark Golden, Greek recreation and Social prestige (Austin: collage of Texas Press, 2008), one hundred thirty five. 6. Ibid. , one hundred thirty five. 7. Democracy Now! , “Crackdown on Homeless, Refugees and Prisoners in Athens,” August 10, 2004, http://www. democracynow. org/2004/8/10 /headlines#8107. eight. BBC information, “Greek crew ‘Behind Athens Bombs,’” may well thirteen, 2004, http:// information. bbc. co. uk/2/hi/europe/3710371. stm. nine. Ibid. 10. John Clarke, “Olympics... the opposite Greek Tragedy,” Forbes, February 15, 2012, www. forbes. com/sites/johnclarke/2012/02/15/olympics-the-other -greek-tragedy. eleven. a few fabric during this part is drawn from Zirin, “The Ghosts of Olympics previous. ” 12. Xinhua information, “IOC leader: Beijing Olympics ‘Glorious Days’ to ‘Cherish Forever,’” August 24, 2008, http://news. xinhuanet. com/english/2008-08 /24/content_9691378. htm. thirteen. Thomas Boswell, “They Made the Buses Run on Time,” Washington put up, August 25, 2008, www. washingtonpost. com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008 /08/24/AR2008082400603. html. 14. Mark Magnier, “Many Eyes Will Watch Visitors,” la occasions, August 7, 2008, http://articles. latimes. com/2008/aug/07/world/fg-snoop7. 15. Human Rights Watch, “China: web hosting Olympics a Catalyst for Human Rights Abuses,” August 23, 2008, www. hrw. org/news/2008/08/21/china -hosting-olympics-catalyst-human-rights-abuses. sixteen. Ibid. 17. a few fabric during this part is drawn from Dave Zirin, “As Olympics close to, humans in Vancouver Are Dreading Games,” activities Illustrated, weblog put up, January 25, 2010, http://sportsillustrated. cnn. com/2010/writers /dave_zirin/01/25/vancouver/index. html#ixzz2r4woHBJX; Dave Zirin, “The Vancouver Olympic Blues,” fringe of activities, January 27, 2010, www . edgeofsports. com/2010-01-27-494; and Dave Zirin, “When Snow Melts: Vancouver’s Olympic Crackdown,” kingdom, February nine, 2010, www. thenation . com/blog/when-snow-melts-vancouver%E2%80%99s-olympic-crackdown#. 18. Greg Bishop, “Vancouver’s Former Mayor continues to be Face of the Games,” long island occasions, January 1, 2010, www. nytimes. com/2010/01/31/sports /olympics/31sullivan. html? pagewanted=all. 19. Doug Ward, “Support for Olympics at the Decline in B. C. : Poll,” Vancouver solar, January 21, 2010. 20. CBC information, “U. S. Journalist Grilled at Canada Border Crossing,” November 26, 2009, http://www. cbc. ca/news/canada/british-columbia/u-s-journalist-grilled-at-canada-border-crossing-1. 801755. See additionally Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan’s ebook The Silenced Majority (Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2012), 272–73. 21. a few fabric during this part is drawn from Dave Zirin, “‘At Least lower than Apartheid’: South Africa at the Eve of the realm Cup,” Huffington publish, June 10, 2010, www. huffingtonpost. com/dave-zirin/at-least-under-apartheid_b_607823. html, and Dave Zirin, “The South Africa international Cup: Invictus in Reverse,” Huffington publish, March 10, 2010, www .

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