Dave Zirin on Super Bowl Fever in New Orleans and the Militarization of Sport’s Biggest Spectacle

via DemocracyNow.org: Sportswriter Dave Zirin, author of A People’s History of Sports in the United States, says the New Orleans Saints’ Super Bowl appearance—at least for the moment—is boosting spirits in New Orleans on a level unseen since Hurricane Katrina. Zirin also discusses pro athletes who have stood up for gay rights and how the […]

Al Sharpton: Live streaming re: The Post

It’s 5:28pm EST. Press conference over. Still lots of people and chanting. Interesting to watch. 5:30pm. I think live streaming is turned off? Notes below. http://www.tmz.com/2009/02/20/sharpton-calls-in-reinforcements/ Great coverage. Live streaming of the demonstration at the NY Post, and press conference with Al Sharpton and others. Al Sharpton  is discussing the waiver for Murdoch to have […]

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