To Watch The World Cup or Not To Watch The World Cup…Why That’s Not A Question
I want to be one of the cool kids - be a part of the unifying distraction that is the World Cup. But after seeing this 30 minute Vice News documentary, I can’t ignore the reality that I’ve participated in, so I’m skipping any further viewing of the games, out of respect for the voice of the people.
The people of Brazil have been relentless in their protests over class warfare, refusing to again succumb to military rule, less than 20 years after being liberated from previous military dictatorship. Brazilian government officials are pushing to categorize protests of any kind as an act of terrorism, punishable by 15 - 30 years in prison. Police are killing their people in the streets and only increase violent force in response to demands for health and freedom.
When Brazil seems to only have a deaf ear for the plight of its people, the least i can do is say ‘I hear you.’
I think that books are special. Books are sacred. And I think that when you are selling books, you have to remember that in all the profits and loss, in all of that, you are treading on sacred ground. — Neil Gaiman: “I’m obviously pissed at Amazon” (via wilwheaton)
Sir Nigel Rodley, human rights lawyer and UN committee chairman