FIFA

  • Brazilian Riot Police Evict Community of Peace in Fortazela

    Since 6am the morning of Thursday, 20, about 150 riot police moved in to evict the Community of Peace in Vicente Pinzón. The reason for evicting around 350 poor families is the planned construction of a higher end, touristy housing development. All part of a process of gentrification that’s...
  • Dangerous brew of police abuses and impunity threatens to mar World Cup

    Protesters taking to the streets across Brazil during the upcoming World Cup risk facing indiscriminate police and military violence as the country steps up efforts to control demonstrations, Amnesty International said a week before the start of the tournament. “Brazil’s deficient policing record, reliance on the military to police...
  • KOSOVO PLAYED ITS FIRST INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL MATCH LAST WEEK

    On Wednesday evening, Kosovo played its first ever international football match. And while the 0-0 game against Haiti was mostly very uneventful, the historical build up to those 90 minutes was anything but. I’m not sure how to confirm this, given it happened almost 100 years ago and is...