Dark side of the World Cup

Brazil continues to abuse the indigenous population, who took part in the anti-FIFA riots along with ordinary citizens. FIFA and other corporations rely upon the coercive state to do their dirty work.

“Brazil is hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup with impeccable style and a great win for its national side on the very first day! But scratch the surface and you’ll find a darker side, because what’s missing from the popular image of Brazil is the shocking treatment of its first peoples. Its football stadiums are built on Indian land, and its new-found wealth comes from the dispossession of the Indians and the theft of their lands. Now Brazil is planning a new assault on its first peoples: targeting the lands they have managed to keep.”

General Gentil Noguera Paes said, ‘The road must be finished, even if we have to open fire on these murderous Indians to do so. They have already greatly defied us and they are getting in the way of construction.’
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An excerpt from chapter 21 – Global Corporation Inc.

“Many examples of corporate abuse persist today, where a corporation has enlisted the state to do the dirty work it could not do itself. Whether it is tribal farmers in Guatemala murdered to pursue World Bank-supported dam projects, or indigenous communities evicted when mineral rights to their ancient lands are sold to Western companies, it is the state with its soldiers and police who are there to do the dirty work, paid for by the purchase of “rights” from the state. Companies cannot easily get away with naked coercion in today’s world. Hell, even the police are having a difficult time getting away with indiscriminate beating and killings, now likely to be broadcast worldwide within minutes.”

World’s oldest indiginous peoples under threat

TestI saw a movie last week that both shocked and surprised me. It’s called Our Generation and catalogues  the Australian government‘s ongoing effort to extinguish the last remnants of the 60,000 year old culture of Australia’s first peoples. It is a shocking tale of racist suppression that is taking place here and now in cool, laid-back Australia. Many will remember Kevin Rudd’s moving apology to the aborigines back in 2008. Well, it’s since become worse and the world stands by, ignorant of blatant land-seizure for mining interests and removals to concentrated housing. While white Australians wantonly rape the land, it is stolen from its rightful owners under falsely righteous accusations of pedophilia.

Surely we should not be playing cricket in such places, nor traveling to holiday while this iniquity continues.OUR GENERATION – revealing new documentary on Aboriginal rights in Australia