The View From Inside A São Paulo World Cup Protest

SÃO PAULO—During the lead-in to the World Cup, thousands of Brazilians took to the streets to protest a range of social ills highlighted—and exacerbated—by the arrival of Swiss distressed debt shop FIFA. Protesters wanted better health care and education, higher wages, lower transit costs. They wanted the rich and… » 6/16/14 11:54am 6/16/14 11:54am

Expect More Protests And Strikes In Brazil As World Cup Approaches

Last Thursday, protestors walked through a business district in São Paulo to oppose construction for the World Cup which has reportedly left at least 4,000 Brazilian families without homes. The march clogged up traffic and shut down shops. There will be more demonstrations—along with public employees striking—as the… » 5/24/14 11:06am 5/24/14 11:06am

Flames and Chaos Erupt in Kiev as 21 Die in Police Raid on Protest

The months-long standoff between Ukraine's strongarm pro-Russian president and opposition protesters in the streets of Kiev, the capital, has turned grisly in recent hours, with 18 deaths reported in clashes between police and the demonstrators. This gripping livestream is being broadcast from Kiev's main square: » 2/18/14 4:29pm 2/18/14 4:29pm

Fans Protest At Marlins' Home Opener, Get Ejected For No Good Reason

When a franchise is as committed to shitting on its fan base as the Miami Marlins are, receiving a little animosity from those fans is to be expected. So it's not surprising that a group of Marlins fans staged a small protest at yesterday's home opener, nor is it surprising that the Marlins organization handled the… » 4/09/13 1:01pm 4/09/13 1:01pm

Vladimir Putin Was Confronted By A Topless Protestor, And He Really,…

Russian President Vladimir Putin was in Germany this morning when he found himself in the crosshairs. Ukrainian protest group Femen, known for their topless protests against the church, the sex trade, and "dictators" like Putin, crashed his appearance at a Hanover trade fare wearing slogans, and little else. » 4/08/13 12:19pm 4/08/13 12:19pm

Two Members Of An Extremist Right-Wing English Group Occupied The Roof…

Security must not be very tight at FIFA headquarters in Zurich because two members of the notorious right-wing English Defence League took to the roof of Sepp Blatter's palace to protest FIFA's recent and—it must be acknowledged—very stupid decision to prevent English players from wearing embroidered poppies on their… » 11/09/11 12:25pm 11/09/11 12:25pm

BOCOG Vice President Wang Wei Wants You to Stop Bothering Him

The Olympics are in full-swing and they're in China, so, you know, it should be a rather fascinating world event, if you're into fascinating world events. And we are proud to welcome back our Deadspin Beijing Bureau, our own trio of correspondents living in China and reporting on everything they see, Olympics related… » 8/18/08 1:30pm 8/18/08 1:30pm