The Big Winners of the 2022 World Cup? Qatar and Despots the World Over (and Messi)
December 18, 2022
Even “sportswashing” that costs over $200 billion appears to be money well spent.
The Best of Us: A Tribute to Grant Wahl
December 12, 2022
The great soccer writer never hesitated to speak truth to power, and his sudden death sent shock waves through the World Cup.
A Vindication for Agitation: Brittney Griner Is Coming Home
December 8, 2022
Many of the obstacles to freeing Brittney Griner were domestic, not foreign.
Palestine: The Unexpected Star of the 2022 World Cup
December 7, 2022
From player demonstrations to unfurled flags, Palestinian struggle has been visible and fearless at the World Cup.
The Response to Brittney Griner’s Capture Is an Indictment of the Right and the “Left”
November 29, 2022
Why is commonsense solidarity so difficult?
Brittney Griner’s Jail Conditions Speak to the Urgency of Bringing Her Home
November 23, 2022
If the US doesn’t bring her back, the basketball star’s nine-year prison sentence in Russia’s “land of prisons” will likely be brutal.
Will Players Help Raise Awareness About the Horrors Surrounding the World Cup?
November 16, 2022
We are seeing some people from the soccer world speak out about the Qatar World Cup. We need more.
The NBA’s Hypocrisies Are Sabotaging Its Response to Kyrie Irving
November 7, 2022
The league won’t acknowledge its own culpability for the current climate of hate.
Kyrie Irving and the Fraught History of Our Collective Liberation
November 1, 2022
Kyrie’s anti-Semitism isn’t new, but his allies are. And that’s terrifying.
Is Portland About to Have Two Supporter-Owned Soccer Teams?
October 24, 2022
Forcing a franchise owner to sell the team? Community ownership? It’s on the table for the raucous fans of the Portland Thorns and Timbers.
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