In Uncategorized on June 14, 2010 at 1:37 pm
Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign
The Poor Peoples World Cup
After months of organizing a World Cup that is accessible for all the poor communities who won’t be able to see their favourite soccer teams playing in Cape Town’s expensive Greenpoint Stadium – there are only a few hours left until the kick-off of the PPWC starts!
This Poor Peoples World Cup is organized, because we feel that we are excluded from the FIFA World Cup 2010. Read the rest of this entry »
In Moments of Grace on June 14, 2010 at 1:21 pm
When the World Cup comes around, us Nigerians are Africans, too, writes Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Guardian
On a humid Lagos night in July 1996, my family gathered around the television, all of us armed with hope: Nigeria was playing Argentina in the final game of the Atlanta Olympics. We shouted – “Go now, go go!” “What is he doing?” “Look at this stupid boy!”– and fell silent, by turns; we hoped and despaired; and we threw Igbo and English insults at the bald referee who we were convinced was biased against Nigeria. Read the rest of this entry »