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People's History of Sports in the United States, A&hellip by Dave Zirin
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sport and Class, 12 Nov 2012
When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, hundreds of thousands of the poorest people in the city were left homeless. With no money to buy an escape, 30,000 people sheltered in the Louisiana Superdome - the largest dome structure in the Western Hemisphere and home to the New Orleans Saints, an American Football team.

Yet those cooped up in the stadium were likely there for the first time: a ticket at the time cost $90 at the least, season tickets were going for $1,300 while a year in the corporate boxes would set you back more than $100,000.

Katrina revealed the gaping holes in the armour of US capitalism, a world of huge inequalities that professional sport… Read more
Sorry To Bother You ~ Coup
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Two decades since their first LP The Coup have returned from a six year break with their sixth album, Sorry to Bother You, which accompanies an as-yet unreleased film of the same name.

The group, and lead member Boots Riley in particular, have always been clearly political whether through their music or in their own lives - indeed this album was held back a year so Boots could concentrate on being one of the key organisers of Occupy Oakland. They've also always laid their musical cards clearly on the table, taking cues from the agitational 80s/90s hip/hop sound of groups like Public Enemy and Ice Cube while infusing a thick layer of funk.

Lyrically, Sorry to Bother You… Read more

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