Dave Zirin, The Nation’s sports editor, is the author of eight books on the politics of sports, most recently, Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, The Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy. Named one of UTNE Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World,” Zirin is a frequent guest on ESPN, MSNBC, and Democracy Now! He also hosts his own weekly Sirius XM show, Edge of Sports Radio, and co-hosts The Collision: Where Sports and Politics Collide with former NBA player Etan Thomas (both available as podcasts). You can find all his work or contact him through his website EdgeofSports.com. Follow him on twitter @EdgeofSports.
In honor of the national day of action called for July 15 in solidarity with the women of Texas, hear from Katie Feyh, one of the people who was part of ‘the People’s Filibuster.’
Following thi week's military coup, expect the Egypt’s Ultras to get mad… and the military to try and get even.
When Eduardo Galeano, author and soccer fan, has something to say about the World Cup and Brazil’s protests, we need to listen.
The only historical comparison to what is happening right now in Brazil was in 1968 in Mexico City. We must be vigilant in making sure they don't end in the same way.
Stealing a Super Bowl Ring is one thing. Stealing $30 billion is a whole other ballgame.
As in Egypt, the uprising in Turkey is seeing the hyper-intense “ultra” soccer fan clubs at the center of the nation’s revolt.