Welcome to the final post in our series, an alternative look at the eight groups that make up the first round of the World Cup. Phobias – the governments of the Group H countries have them all! The most important thing to remember is that trade unionists, civil rights groups and campaigners in those countries oppose their every move.
We are just hours away from England’s first group D match. Cameron will be cheering England on, the Sun is cheering England on and from her grave so will Margaret Thatcher. I for one won’t be.
The football maybe glorious, but much of the world’s media are ignoring the protests that are taking place in Brazil against FIFA and poverty. Brazilian police are rounding up protestors and jailing them.
What an opening to the World Cup. Was it a penalty? Was the referee really neutral? Can Brazil go on to win the tournament? And most importantly of all, how right was Dream Deferred to say that Neymar was the player to watch out for!
The death toll in Odessa, in the south of Ukraine has reached 46, after clashes between broadly pro-Russian “Antimaidan” protestors and pro-Ukrainian Euromaidan activists on Friday 2 May.
Fascist fighters are at the heart of a new paramilitary force that can already muster thousands on the streets of Kiev. The paramilitaries are openly recruiting, carrying out combat training and marching in Ukraine’s capital.