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The Modern Mandela

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On December 28, 2015

Above: Ousted FIFA president Sepp Blatter Sepp Blatter is a man who works strictly in subtlety. But for Blatter, a man who makes Donald Trump seem modest and reticent, this is a moment to preen. Holdi

Today in Sexism in Sports

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On July 7, 2015
Sigh: In the Women’s World Cup, the USA soccer team took the championship against Japan on Sunday—just not with their pocketbooks. In fact, they are being paid 40 times less than their male counterparts. In a Politico piece, Mary Pilon points out that the National Women’s Soccer League salaries range from $6,000 to $30,000 and […]

World Cup Labor

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On November 8, 2014
That Qatar World Cup is really setting a new standard for labor rights: Thousands of migrant labourers from North Korea are toiling for years on construction sites in Qatar for virtually no pay – including on the vast new metropolis that is the centrepiece of the World Cup – in what may amount to “state-sponsored […]
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