In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, hundreds of homeless men and women from dozens countries participated in this year’s Homeless World Cup. But the event wasn’t just about soccer, it was about changing lives.
The English Defense League is Britain’s latest and fastest growing far-right movement, a movement dedicated to aggressive mass-demonstrations and violent confrontation.
Source: Yes Magazine
Last spring, public officials from Madison, Wisconsin, returned home from a tour of the Netherlands, and within three weeks were implementing what they learned there about promoting bicycling on the streets of their own city.
This month, I joined a similar group of latter-day explorers on a quest to discover what American communities can learn from the Dutch about transforming bicycling in the U.S. from a largely recreational pastime to an integral part of our transportation system.
Source: Guardian Unlimited
In June of last year, when the Honduran military overthrew the social-democratic government of Manuel Zelaya, President Rafael Correa of Ecuador took it personally. “We have intelligence reports that say that after Zelaya, I’m next,” said Correa.
On Thursday, it turned out to be true. Some analysts are still insisting that what happened was just a police protest over possible benefit cuts that got out of hand. But to anyone who watched the prolonged, pitched gun-battle on TV last night, when the armed forces finally rescued President Correa from the hospital where he was trapped by the police, this did not look like a protest. It was an attempt to overthrow the government.
After a promising discovery, endemic corruption causes hope to fade.