Podcast: Dave Zirin on the World Cup, FIFA & the ‘Sporting Shock Doctrine’ in Brazil

By: Sunday July 6, 2014 10:47 am

For weeks, Brazil has been the host of one of the most prominent mega-events in sports. The World Cup has been dazzling and inspiring at times, as the unexpected has happened. Yet, off the pitch, there have been armed Brazilian police firing tear gas at protesters as they fight to prevent dissent from becoming visible [...]

Penn State University & the Folly of ‘Moving Forward, Not Looking Back’

By: Monday July 23, 2012 12:35 pm

What former FBI director Louis Freeh described in the report that came from an eight-month inquiry included details on how the institution of Penn State University had shown “total disregard for the safety and welfare” of the child victims of now-convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky “by the most senior leaders” of the university. For fourteen years, [...]

John Carlos & Dave Zirin at Occupy Chicago (VIDEO)

By: Monday October 24, 2011 7:12 pm

John Carlos, an Olympic athlete best known for his black power salute during the national anthem during the 1968 Olympics, and Dave Zirin, a sports writer for The Nation magazine, are touring America with their book The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World. They visited Occupy Chicago for a teach-in on [...]

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