Bárbara da Silva, an educator and Brazilian activist, will be joining us as our guest speaker.
“Maria das Dores Cirqueira, 44, a coordinator for the MTST, told the Los Angeles Times: “For people just tuning in, the idea that people in Brazil would be protesting the 2014 World Cup makes about as much sense as New Yorkers rebelling against pizza. And yet here we are, less than one month before the start of the Cup, and demonstrations bear the slogan #NãoVaiTerCopa, or “There will be no Cup.” “When the government told us we would host the World Cup, we hoped there would be improvements for us. But they aren’t putting on a Cup for the people, they’re putting on a Cup for the gringos.”
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- Brazil’s World Cup Is An Expensive, Exploitative Nightmare
- “World Cup 2014: Bullish Brazil insist there is ‘no panic’ and they will be ready for kick-off”
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