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‘People’s World Cup’ -YES
Say NO to FIFA Mafia

Down with FIFA Mafia-Down Down Down Down!

‘People’s World Cup’ Occupation- Zindabad, Zindabad!

MTST- Roofless Workers Movement of Brazil-Zindabad, Zindabad!

These above chants of slogans against FIFA Mafia was at its highest pitch despite the small number of protesters because of the incessant rain that came our way. There were about 20 people, women & men who braved the weather and joined the solidarity protest in support of the ‘People’s World Cup ‘ Occupation at Itaquera in Brazil. read more

Analysis

‘Olympics Games’ & Manifestation of Sports under Capitalism

A little more than a month ago, less than a billion people and yet a sixth of world’s population, had viewed ‘London 2012 Olympics’ and by now are through with the ‘Olympic hangover’. The post Olympic exodus of thousands of tourists, people switching back to their usual ‘TV favourites’, the news media again getting bombarded with fresh reports of billions of pounds overspent in the 2012 Olympics, the Dow chemicals company getting ready for the next big game in 2016 Olympics at Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); and the victims and the survivors of the ‘Bhopal Gas disaster’, who had organised numerous protests, are still awaiting for their compensation. Olympic Games, the greatest sporting spectacle is also the finest show-piece of the establishment in diverting the attention of the ordinary people from the real issues of the day. read more

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CWG: Showcase of India’s Progress?

Now it’s more than a month since Common Wealth Games (CWG) 2010 hosted by India at the national capital Delhi concluded (14th Oct) after 12 days of competition. Games witnessed participation of 6000 athletes from 71 nations competing in 17 sports. Indian ruling class was determined to use this as an opportunity to showcase country’s growth and development. Looking back it’s clear that CWG truly showcased India’s lopsided growth and development. Mega projects like hosting CWG games offers a huge opportunity to make big bucks and the corrupt Indian ruling classes have left no stone unturned to make the maximum out of it. read more