In Copenhagen in 2009, when Brazil's successful bid for this year's Olympics was announced, Lula, then the country's president, leapt in the air and danced.
So, the Rio Olympics start on Friday. Instead of the typical media tributes to Olympic success, let's look at the political resistance to the Olympic behemoth, past and present.
Overt racism in Israeli society towards Palestinian citizens of Israel is becoming the norm. Where is Canada's institutional Jewish community?
Post #1: A Rio reality check looking at what we Canadian Afronauts know about Rio and how we know it.
After decades of women's peace activism, a new accord is signed.
Asia Pacific Currents
Labour updates of workers struggles in the Asia-Pacific region, and the struggle by the ETU to organize and protect migrant workers in Melbourne, Australia.
David J. Climenhaga
Publishing documents is weaponizing them! Who knew? I always thought this was called "journalism."
Green Majority Radio
Finance expert Tim Nash joins us this week for a segment on a global "Robinhood Tax" and it could address wealth inequality, climate change and basically all the other big-ticket global problems.
The enormity of their crimes is irrelevant. Just as Wall Street is too big to fail, so they are too big to arrest. For both, impunity is their ultimate entitlement.
The Turkish government's repression after a failed coup attempt has received near universal condemnation from international organizations, unions, and civil society groups including the ETFO.