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The Other Side of the Upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil

"Cops pointed guns at and threatened to shoot protestors as they forcefully and brutally evicted locals from the slums of Rio de Janeiro. Armed and aggressive cops were sent in by the government to destroy these poor people’s dwellings in Mangueira, so they can build parking lots for the upcoming World Cup 2014." "A dozen houses in the Mangueira slums of Rio de Janeiro have been demolished, and residents have been removed at gun point by the government of Brazil in order to build a parking lot for the upcoming World Cup."
via revolution-news.com
"A shocking video was posted by Midia Informal, showing cops ready to open fire on people." "People who were living in these homes were targeted by militarized riot cops, sent in by the government to push them into the streets. They were not even allowed to gather their personal belongings." "Another video shows even more brutality: cops teargassing women for simply passing by; riot cops repeatedly attacking locals, throwing teargas grenades into their homes or aiming straight at them, and terrorizing and bullying defenseless people on the streets".
Full articles here and here. Videos below. Banner photo above by Paula Kossatz.





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Comment by BlvkNerd on June 3, 2014 at 8:44pm

It is disgusting what people who wear uniform will stand for and represent as a means to make a living. Where is their humanity? I could not be an officer in general be it Brazil or the US, its either you represent them all or you lose your career and or life at the end of the day. Its disgusting and showcases perverse in every aspect, the same corruption goes on in our country. Interesting article for sure!

Comment by BK_Malik on June 2, 2014 at 9:52pm

We gotta raise enough stink to make FIFA pay for this crap right now and make sure they don't get back in 2 years. There are a lot of petitions circulating now, sign some!

Comment by boot-cheese-3000 on June 2, 2014 at 9:39pm

Man and I thought shit was fucked up when Shogun Rua got robbed at double shotgun point by 2 stick-up men. This definitely takes the cake and the bakery. I knew things wern't going to bode well.

........now imagine 2 years from now when the Summer Olympics are going to be there as well............

Comment by BK_Malik on June 2, 2014 at 9:37pm

Only in a country with a majority of people of African and Native descent...

Comment by Milo Mojo on June 2, 2014 at 9:29pm

I doubt this could happen anywhere else. So f*cked up.

Comment by BK_Malik on June 2, 2014 at 7:47pm

FIFA is in only Brazil because they can get everything done cheaply there and mistreat the people with the support of the government. 

Comment by Nelson D on January 10, 2014 at 4:15pm

Sadly my country does not need a World cup...We still live in a medieval period... I love my Brazil but our reality is still hard...


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