The Autódromo José Carlos Pace in Sao Paulo
IJ Hallen- Huge warehouse flea market in Amsterdam once a month
I love the design of these stairs and how they incorporate a wheelchair access ramp.
A demonstrator holds up a wastepaper bin during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo.
SÃO PAULO – A string of protests against the World Cup and strikes by teachers, military police and other public workers across Brazil have brought thousands of people onto the streets on Thursday.
Protests were held in multiple locations in and around São Paulo, Brazil’s largest city, where police said around 4,000 people had taken part in the early demonstrations, most of which were organised by the Homeless Workers’ Movement (MTST) and affiliated groups.
Members of the movement are currently occupying around 90 sites around the city, including the camp known as the “The People’s Cup” accommodating an estimated 2,500 families, who marched from the camp to the nearby World Cup stadium on Thursday morning, burning tyres and blocking a major highway in front of the venue.
"FBI aiding Brazil police in Cup challenge"
Thousands of Brazilians have been displaced, many now unhoused, in “preparation” for hosting the World Cup and protests have been ongoing since last year. At least 9 deaths have occurred during the building of structures and other work done for this event. Less than a week ago it was reported that Brazil was seeking to pass a bill using eerily vague terms like “terrorism” and “disorder” in an attempt to criminalize protest/dissent: http://revolution-news.com/brazil-pushes-terrorism-law-criminalizing-protest-ahead-world-cup/
All the protest photos are from yesterday. In the 5th photo, you can see the stadium where the first game was said to be played yesterday; guessing it was an exhibition game or something similar, since the World Cup doesn’t officially begin until next month. That last photo was taken after police had gassed the protesters, forcibly dispersing them.
Photos and links are courtesy of @15MBcn_int, @OccupyBrazil & @YourAnonNews on Twitter.
People defending Taylor Swift yet critiquing Nicki Minaj will always be the most ironic thing ever lmao it’s great cause it’s so easy to spot the racist lol
More proof that Paul Ryan is a despicable human being.
This is actually consistent with Ryan’s philosophy that no one should be compelled via taxation to help others. He believes this should be wholly voluntary.
Of course, voluntarism is an inefficient, inadequate method to address big, entrenched, systemic problems. People suffering from debilitating conditions should not have to come up with cute ad campaigns or have photogenic advocates in order to attract adequate public interest and funding.
This illustrates my problem with conservatives of all stripes. What they see as equality—individuals competing for resources—is really those without power begging those with power for help and humanity. This is a problem with liberals as well—how many times have we been told, “If you keep hurting my feelings, I’m not going to keep being an ally,” as though helping us fight for the rights we deserve is a reward for coddling those with privilege—but it’s a codified part of conservative socioeconomic philosophy.
To tell people who are already suffering enough that they don’t deserve help unless they come up with something that’s fun for people who aren’t suffering is cruel and disgusting.