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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 […]

Stadium Ruins

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On June 29, 2014

A surprisingly harsh and direct article by Juliet Macur in the Times on the complete idiocy of stadium building for the World Cup. A lot of these new stadiums not only cost a ton of money, but they we

Labor in Qatar

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On September 24, 2013
It’d be nice if FIFA had the least interest in human rights or labor rights when it made the choice for where to place the World Cup. Given the gargantuan wealth disparities in Qatar and the horrible conditions of work for the laboring classes, it’s obvious FIFA couldn’t care less. A lot of workers are […]

World Cup Challenge

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In Robert Farley
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On June 2, 2010
I have created an LGM World Cup Challenge group at ESPN: Group Name: Lawyers, Guns and Money Password: zevon Deadline is June 11. Speaking of pointless competition, here are the current LGM Baseball Challenge Standings: RNK ENTRY, OWNER 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 SEGMENT TOTAL PCT 1 Feces Flingers, B. Drunk 366 99 […]
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