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Worcester Is MAJOR!™

Monday, April 30, 2012

National Honesty Day (4/30)

 Today is National Honesty Day!

Established by author M. Hirsh Goldberg in the early '90s, April 30th was selected because "April begins with a day dedicated to lying [April Fool's Day] and should end on a higher moral note."

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Monday, October 3, 2011

[Video] "The World Cup No One Sees"

The 2012 Olympics will be taking place next summer in London, and the city is preparing for the thousands of athletes and the millions of fans that will converge on the City.

Looking ahead, the 2016 Olympics will take place in Rio de Janiero, Brazil and, again, many are preparing to make the pilgrimage to Brazil to experience the games firsthand.

Well, before the 2016 Summer Olympics can take place in Brazil, the country is currently preparing to play host to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.  

After the perceived success of the 2010 FIFA World Cup that took place in South Africa, there is a lot of talk about the 2014 games being attended by 2-times the number of people that attended the matches in South Africa.

While this will be good for Brazil, and the various businesses in the country, there is a dark side to the country playing host: The people that are some of the most marginalized are being forced from their homes, and left to fend for themselves, while the country takes over entire towns and villages to building stadiums, train stations and apartment buildings in time for the games.

In the short film, "The World Cup No One Sees", filmed in Brazil by the Worcester-based cooperative- Future Focus Media Coop- addresses the...
attempted displacement of tens of thousands of residents. But in Fortaleza and other host cities, people are resisting this social cleansing and demanding their rights to housing and their right to the city.
On October 1, 2011, in Boston, the film was shown for the first time at the International Congress of Right to the City alliance.

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Saturday, October 1, 2011


"A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at."      -Bruce Lee

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