Saturday, February 4, 2023

Tag: sports

Can global sports boycotts help end the war in Ukraine?

The power of sports to legitimize a regime also means they have the power to delegitimize one, too.

Report finds climate polluters are spending millions on sports sponsorships

"Sport is in the frontline of the climate emergency but floats on a sea of sponsorship deals with the major polluters."

Does the Super Bowl feel too political? Thank American militarism.

Make no mistake – even “non-political” celebrations of veterans are deliberately political.

Why can’t we just play ball?

The militarization of sports and the redefinition of patriotism.

Another season of despair

Or a pigskin blue wave?

Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony Reminds World That Climate Change is Very...

The Opening Ceremony at the Rio 2016 Olympics Games centered on climate change and its effects.

Eight NFL Scandals Worse Than ‘Deflategate’

Football has become America's pastime, but it's time the sports reporters start covering real NFL scandals and stop focusing on non-stories such as "deflategate." Here are a few leads for reporters to chase.

Remembering the Greatest ‘Babe’ in Sports

There was one "Babe" that helped change the political climate of sports. Babe Didrikson Zaharias was a true hero who helped girls and women that came after her receive the proper help to develop their athleticism.

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How corporations hope to eviscerate workers’ right to strike

Corporations so fear this kind of worker power that they’re asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rig the scales and help them kill future strikes before they even begin.

Can the Military-Industrial Complex be tamed?

Cutting the Pentagon's budget in half would finally force the generals to think.

‘Death sentence for women and families’: US court blocks domestic violence gun ban

The court ruled that the law prohibiting people with domestic violence restraining orders from owning guns "fails to pass constitutional muster," and that the ban is an outlier "that our ancestors never would have accepted."

The interminable, withering babble from today’s Tower of Babel

When the end is messianic, imperial, “destiny” or God’s will—human fabrications made into commandments—all civilized bets are off.

Department of Veteran Affairs exceeds goal of providing safe, stable homes to veterans in...

The VA permanently housed 40,401 homeless veterans.