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Sportswriter Dave Zirin tackles the growing unrest in Brazil in which thousands of police officers have joined bus drivers for day two of a massive strike in São Paulo, just weeks before the World Cup -- one of the sports world's biggest spectacles -- is set to begin.

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"Based upon the speeches during the main portion of today’s events there can be little doubt that the Dr. King who was murdered in Memphis in 1968 would not have been allowed to speak at this fiftieth-anniversary commemoration of his life," The Nation's Dave Zirin wrote of Saturday's March on Washington.

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This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Marriage equality isn't the big issue, Congress struggles to pass immigration reform, Brazil's World Cup protests, and what the hell is the matter with Texas?

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This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Marriage equality isn't the big issue, Congress struggles to pass immigration reform, Brazil's World Cup protests, and what the hell is the matter with Texas?This week on Truthdig Radio: Marriage equality isn't the big issue, Congress struggles to pass immigration reform, Brazil's World Cup protests, and what the hell is the matter with Texas?.

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The National Hockey League and its players union have announced a partnership with the You Can Play Project, because, in the words of Donald Fehr, executive director of the NHL Players' Assn., "it's the right thing to do."

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Dave Zirin, in "Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down," returns to his favorite topics: race, gender, unions, the corporatization and corruption of sports, and athletes willing to speak out on any of the above.Dave Zirin, in "Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down," returns to his favorite topics: race, gender, unions, the corporatization and corruption of sports.

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This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Civil rights leader Julian Bond says, "Things are better than they used to be; they're worse than they should be" Also: Tom Cruise, Ron Kovic and Oliver Stone; good news about jobs, and the edge of sportscom/avbooth/category/truthdig_radio/" title="Truthdig Radio">Truthdig Radio: Civil rights leader Julian Bond; Tom Cruise, Ron Kovic and Oliver Stone; good news about jobs, and the edge of sports.

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This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Civil rights leader Julian Bond says, "Things are better than they used to be; they're worse than they should be." Also: Tom Cruise, Ron Kovic and Oliver Stone; good news about jobs, and the edge of sports.

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