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Brazilian army cleans slum in Rio for FIFA & Olympics

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Thousands of Brazilian soldiers have fanned out in one of Rio de Janeiro’s most notorious slums to provide security less than three months before the FIFA World Cup. The security push on Saturday is considered the latest attempt to drive drug gangs out of the infamous Mare slum, which is located near Rio de Janeiro’s international airport and is... 

Jogger Arrested for Jaywalking, ‘Failure to identify’

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Footage capturing an aggressive arrest by Austin police of a non-violent jaywalker yesterday near the University of Texas campus is spurring outrage. Witnesses say a jogger wearing headphones ran past an officer and was quickly subdued for jaywalking. She was later arrested for failing to produce identification. “I was sitting at the Starbucks at 24th and... 

Over 450 Indian workers died in Qatar in 2012-2013

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The Indian embassy in Qatar says over 450 Indian migrant workers have died in the Persian Gulf state over the past two years. The embassy said on Monday the deaths occurred in 2012 and the first 11 months of 2013 but did not give details about the circumstances of the deaths or where they occurred, AFP reported. It said on average about 20 Indian migrants died... 

Super Bowl Hijack Proves Government Cannot Protect You

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The much vaunted multi-million dollar security ring put in place at taxpayer expense for this year’s Super Bowl was easily penetrated by a man with a fake pass and an excuse that he was “late for work,” yet another example of how government security theater cannot protect you and is a colossal waste of money. Prior to the big game, authorities boasted... 

NFL fans know everything about football, nothing about US constitution

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In an extraordinary display of stupidity, NFL fans show just how decadent and foolish they really are. Infowars reporter Jakari Jackson asks a list of meaningless questions about the NFL and the Super Bowl with almost complete accuracy from the fans answers. Jakari then asks important and pertinent questions focusing on the Bill of Rights and The US Constitution... 

US military on standby for Winter Olympics in Russia

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The USS Mount Whitney supports maritime security operations with the Georgian coast guard in the Black Sea. The US military will have warships and aircraft available for evacuating American officials and athletes from the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in case of an attack. If necessary, the evacuation of Americans from the Olympics would be coordinated by... 

National Movement to Boycott NFL Launched

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The National Football League once again revealed itself to be little more than an establishment political tool when it declined to run a Super Bowl ad submitted by rifle manufacturer Daniel Defense. The company’s “offensive” ad depicts a former marine arriving home to greet his wife and child, accompanied by a voice over stating, “no one has the right... 

FIFA’s Blatter backs EU calls on Qatar workers

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FIFA President Joseph Blatter has backed calls from the EU Parliament condemning the exploitation of migrant workers in Qatar, but he also said Europe bears responsibility for the working conditions at the 2022 World Cup sites. Blatter said on Friday that there is a need to investigate what has happened in Qatar regarding the alleged abuses of the migrant workers,... 

World Cup 2018 to be Russia’s greatest economic disaster?

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Russia will spend over 600 billion rubles on the World Cup. The funds will be allocated by the federal budget, regions and private investors. In June, the government adopted a program to prepare for the World Cup FIFA 2018, and is now discussing the allocation of resources and responsibilities between federal entities. The Director of the Department for Relations... 

German filmmaker imprisoned for exposing dire Qatar World Cup worker conditions

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Toiling in terrible conditions, no salaries for months, passports confiscated by employers – that’s the horrendous reality for migrant workers helping with preparations for the World Cup 2022 in Qatar, as revealed by German filmmaker, Peter Giesel. He and his cameraman were detained and imprisoned after they tried to investigate the story. The two went... 

Olympic torchbearers set off from Moscow

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced the start of the Russian leg of the record-breaking Olympic torch relay for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. The relay kicked off at Moscow’s Red Square, where the flame arrived on Sunday. The first people to carry the torch around Kremlin were aspiring Russian ice-skaters Lina Fyodorova, 16, of Moscow and Maksim... 

Brazil football referee beheaded after stabbing player to death

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Otavio Jordao da Silva A soccer referee has been beheaded then had his body dismembered by the spectators at a game following a dispute in which he fatally stabbed an amateur player for refusing to leave the field. Brazilian police spokesman Kena Souza said on Saturday that the incident took place on June 30 in the remote northern town of Pio XII. The dispute... 

US robots, Israeli drones to “secure” 2014 World Cup in Brazil

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Brazil has added 30 US military robots to the Israeli drones and ‘Robocop-style’ glasses with face recognition cameras to its arsenal after the country allocated $900 million to make 2014 World Cup “one of the most protected sports events in history.” The 30 PackBot 510 units, which usually cost between $100,000 and $200,000 apiece,... 

Legless athlete runs faster than Arabian race horse

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South African athlete and amputee Oscar Pistorius, was faster than an Arabian horse in the competition “Run Like the Wind,” which was held in the city of Doha, Qatar. The event was dedicated to the achievements of people with disabilities, the Moskovsky Komosmolets newspaper wrote. Oscar Pistorius’s agent tweeted that the South African athlete... 

World Women’s chess crown goes to Ukrainian

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Ukrainian player Anna Ushenina in the final round of the World Cup 2012 Women’s Chess Championship in Khanty-Mansiysk on December 1, 2012 Ukrainian Anna Ushenina has claimed the World Women`s Chess Championships, beating Antoaneta Stefanova of Bulgaria in the four-game finals. The match concluded with the same rapid tiebreaker that decided the men’s... 
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