Black People : World Cup, SA/ cup of prosperity or cup of Woe for poor Blacks?

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  1. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    "Upside Down World Cup": Raj Patel on How South Africa Has Cracked Down on the Poor and the Shack Dwellers’ Movement Ahead of the World Cup
    As the 2010 World Cup opens in South Africa, Raj Patel looks at one of the most overlooked aspects of this year’s tournament: the ongoing struggle of tens of thousands of shack dwellers across the country. Over the past year, shack settlement leaders in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town have been chased from their homes by gangs, arrested, detained without hearing, and assaulted. As the World Cup begins, a shack dwellers’ movement known as Abahlali baseMjondolo is mounting what they call an "Upside Down World Cup" campaign to draw attention to their plight.

    http://www.democracynow.org/2010/6/11/upside_down_world_cup_raj_patel

    "Upside Down World Cup": Raj Patel on How South Africa Has Cracked Down on the Poor and the Shack Dwellers' Movement Ahead of the World Cup

    As the 2010 World Cup opens in South Africa, Raj Patel looks at one of the most overlooked aspects of this year’s tournament: the ongoing struggle of tens of thousands of shack dwellers across the country. Over the past year, shack settlement...
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  2. chuck

    chuck Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Can we find some balance between the social stuff and the political stuff?

    It's not as though the haves shouldn't have their parties, though hardly at the expense of the have nots!

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