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The Carbon Footprint of the 2010 World Cup

The Carbon Footprint of the 2010 World Cup: “If you thought that those pesky vuvuzela were the worst thing about the 2010 World Cup, wait until you hear about the carbon emissions estimated to be released during the planet’s biggest sporting event. According to a study conducted by the Norwegian embassy and South African government on the eve of the games, this year’s World Cup will emit 2,753,251 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere, which is roughly equivalent to the amount released by one million cars over the course of a year–and six times worse than those emitted during the last World Cup….

Read all about it – on TreeHugger.

Note: TreeHugger is part of the Discovery media network, which also includes the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, etc. and which recently debuted a show with everyone’s favorite Tea Partier, Sarah Palin…

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Event: People’s World Cup – Sydney, 12 June

In the shadow of corporate funding and overt attempts to deny the game’s multicultural and working-class history. In opposition to racists and sexist attitudes within and surrounding the game. Jura is organising a match to reclaim football (yes, we mean soccer). A football match like no other you have ever been a part of. A match that will borrow and adapt anarcho-football rules and style of play, with any player able to substitute back for either team without formal restrictions on substitutions. And naturally it will not be gender restrictive, encouraging all to play! The general theme of the event will also aims to subvert the primacy of nationalism and patriotism during the Men’s World Cup period.Come join the Jura people and the anarchist community in a football kick around within an anti-racism, anti-sexism setting. Jura will also organise a people’s kitchen on the day.

Kick Racism out of Football!
Tackle Sexism in Football!
Shoot unethical companies out of Football Sponsorship!
No Winners. No Losers.

via Facebook | People’s World Cup.

Anarchist football is a regular feature of North American anarchist bookfairs – and always a highlight, a pleasure, a joy.

Event: The inaugural Anticapitalathon (TM) Games

The Self Described Anarchist Collective is pleased to announce the schedule of events for the inaugural Anticapitalathon (TM) Games. The events will be held from April 23 through April 25 in Washington, DC, and are timed to coincide with the annual spring meetings of both the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
via Self Described Anarchist Collective.

If you’ve never played fútbol with a bunch of anarchists, it is an experience not to be missed. (It’s similar to playing ultimate frisbee with a bunch of freegans who found a huge stash of Red Bull…) And at 10pm in Dupont Circle it should really be a hoot. Check out the rest of the events at the link above…