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Hat Trick

Hat Trick / Image by Monica Kostas

A piece by John O’Reilly in Minnesota about his experiences working at a liquor store. Sports is often there in the background shaping our interactions, defining relationships, and reflecting the struggles and aspirations of workers. In Hat Trick O’Reilly reminds us of the role of sports setting out the divisions and unity in our lives.

The Olympics: a reflection of society under capitalism

The Olympic games are here again and while it’s sold to us a demonstration of peace and solidarity and the finest humans have to offer, it is often anything but that. In fact, in many ways, it is a reflection of the very worst of society under capitalism.

What we can learn from the US women's soccer team

The US women's soccer team has recently been in the news, both for a wage discrimination suit and a judge denying them the right to strike during the Rio Olympics. This is something we should be paying attention to. Here's why.

The character builders - Harold Drasdo

Harold Drasdo on "adventure" schemes such as Outward Bound, aimed at young people.

Football as a commons - Yavor Tarinski

Football has been turned from a commons shared by everybody who loves and practices it, to big business put in service of profit. In this article are described alternatives in which the sport has been run by players and fans.

The Giants won and capitalism is the loss

Cindy Milstein on the celebratory rioting which followed the San Francisco Giants winning the world series, and its background.

Jon Stewart's NFL - Joshua Sperber

Jon Stewart delivers a lecture

The criticism of US professional football represents self-indulgent liberal sanctimoniousness at its finest.

Fascism and Football

A documentary on how the Fascist regimes of Spain, Italy and Germany made football an important pillar of their propaganda and the lengths they went to in order to control the sport both domestically and internationally.

An overview of Italy’s anti-fascist gyms and boxing clubs

Over the past ten years, many squats across Italy have begun opening self-organized sports centres, offering mostly (but not exclusively) combat disciplines and promoting anti-fascist values alongside a non-commercial training philosophy. In this article, we provide an overview of the antifascist sports in Italy, exploring its powerful blend of training and activism.