“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.”
Louder than words: Brazilian graffiti clashes against the World Cup
While the protests that took place during last summer’s Confederations Cup were overwhelming and affecting, recent news out of Brazil suggests that what we saw last year might have only been a precursor to a larger movement set to convene just as the World Cup looks to kick off in less than two weeks.
From teachers to doctors, artists to indigenous populations, the Brazilian population is once again uniting against a perceived neglect on the part of the Brazilian government. With taxpayer funds gone missing, local businesses shunned in favor of multinational conglomerates, and many Brazilians left in an unstable position as both housing costs and forceful evictions increase, Brazilians are angry, and rightfully so.
But while last summer’s protests focused upon mass gatherings as a primary means to garner international attention, organizers and frustrated Barzilians have shifted tactics, utilizing a variety of platforms to spread their message. And what could be more arresting for visitors to Brazil than anti-World Cup graffiti in the cities hosting matches?
Here’s to Brazilians taking a stand and making their voices heard. In any way possible. [Posted by Maxi]
Can you have it all, futbol the glory and the business? Play futbol DE corazon not for $$$
The long awaited, and much anticipated, show dealing with the often rapped about dining habits of our favorite rapper, Action Bronson, is finally upon us. In the premier episode of Fuck, That’s Delicious, we hear from our host about what he has been up to while on tour earlier this year. This naturally involves a combination of swan diving off yachts while at least three types of meat are being prepared, finding South Africa’s best mixed grill, and taking us to his favorite ice cream parlor in Queens, New York. Stayed tuned for new episodes every month.