Your Call: What’s fueling the protests at the World Cup?
On today's Your Call, we’ll talk to Dave Zirin, sports correspondent for The Nation Magazine and author of the new book, Brazil’s Dance with the Devil. Zirin is just back from Brazil, where he covered the protests. He reports that the protestors “are fighting against those who aim to bury the favelas—one World Cup, one Olympics and one demolition at a time.” What do you think about the impact of international sports events on local communities? Join the conversation on the next Your Call with Matt Martin and You.
Dave Zirin, political sports correspondent for The Nation Magazine and author of many books including his latest, Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy
Dave Zirin speaking TONIGHT, 6/25, 8pm
at Solespace in Oakland — 1714 Telegraph
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Dave Zirin’s blog: Edge of Sports
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