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Monson knocks daylights out of Moscow cops

Monson knocks daylights out of Moscow cops

By RT American MMA star Jeff Monson will be remembered by the Moscow crowd not only for his fight with Fedor Emelianenko, but also by his off-ring adventures in the Russian capital. On Monday, the Russian internet simmered with discussions of Fedor Emelianenko’s latest win over the American veteran fighter Jeff Monson. While the majority of fans celebrated Fedor’s return to the sport’s elite, the others, quite a significant part it must be said, admired the American. The … Read entire article »

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Michael Tomasky: The Racist Redskins

Michael Tomasky: The Racist Redskins

By Michael Tomasky Showdown: JFK and the Integration of the Washington Redskins by Thomas G. Smith Beacon, 277 pp., $26.95 In 1992, four years after Jesse Jackson joined Stanford students in chanting “Hey hey, ho ho, Western Civ has got to go,” the Native American writer and activist Suzan Harjo, who had moved to Washington, D.C., in the 1970s, became the lead plaintiff in a case against the Washington Redskins football organization. She was joined by six other Native Americans, including … Read entire article »

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Bob Mackin: Mayor, Top Cop Finger-Pointing Wrong, Says Anarchist

Bob Mackin: Mayor, Top Cop Finger-Pointing Wrong, Says Anarchist

By Bob Mackin: Anarchy is a lack of order by rejection of authority, which is one way of describing the violent June 15 rampage through downtown Vancouver after the Canucks lost the Stanley Cup final. Mayor Gregor Robertson and Police Chief Jim Chu were quick to blame “anarchists” for the city’s second such hockey riot. They even claimed that some of the perpetrators were also involved in unrest at the 2010 Winter Olympics and Toronto’s G20 summit. “They’ve … Read entire article »

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Ben Fowlkes: MMA’s Best-Known Anarchist Sticking to His Guns for Strikeforce Debut

Ben Fowlkes: MMA’s Best-Known Anarchist Sticking to His Guns for Strikeforce Debut

By Ben Fowlkes: Jeff Monson has cost himself plenty of money over the years. Nobody has to tell him that. It’s not the tattoos. In another line of work being inked from head to toe with everything from anarchy symbols to a Soviet hammer and sickle might be detrimental to your career health. But Monson is lucky. He’s in the line of work where tattoos are almost part of the uniform. When he fights Daniel Cormier inStrikeforce this … Read entire article »

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By Stephen Allen: Before The Eyes Of The World – Mexico And The 1968 Olympic Games

By Stephen Allen: Before The Eyes Of The World – Mexico And The 1968 Olympic Games

By Stephen Allen: Kevin B. Witherspoon. Before the Eyes of the World: Mexico and the 1968 Olympic Games. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2008. xi + 212 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87580-388-3. As Brazil prepares to host the FIFA World Cup (2014) and the Summer Olympics (2016), it makes sense to reflect on the last time a Latin American nation hosted both events in a two-year span. Much like Brazil now, Mexico used the Summer Olympics (1968) and … Read entire article »

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French Football Chiefs’ Secret Plan To Whiten ‘Les Bleus’

French Football Chiefs’ Secret Plan To Whiten ‘Les Bleus’

By Fabrice Arfi, Michaël Hajdenberg, and Mathilde Mathieu: Members of the French Football Federation’s National Technical Board, including the France team coach Laurent Blanc, have secretly approved a quota selection process to reduce the number of young black players, and those of North African origin, emerging from the country’s youth training centres as potential candidates for the national team, Mediapart can reveal. The plan, presented in November 2010, involves limiting the number of youngsters from black and … Read entire article »

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