Category: International

The other 2014 World Cup song: Desculpe, Neymar (Sorry, Neymar)


A protest song against the 2014 World Cup by Edu Krieger is going viral. It highlights the inequality among Brazilians and the lack of desperately needed public infrastructure such as inadequate public schools, public hospitals, public transport and affordable housing.

The lyrics of the song, below: (more…)


As Fifa World Cup opens, a People’s Cup protest movement emerges in Brazil


As football fans around the world train their sights on the opening of the football World Cup opening, the real story is on the streets of Brazil, where hundreds of thousands of people are calling for affordable housing, better public hospitals and improved public schools. (more…)


Francis prays for peace with presidents of Israel, Palestine


The Bishop of Rome, Francis, has hosted a prayer session with the presidents of Israel and Palestine in a bid to build bridges and jump-start the peace process. (more…)


Singapore unearths its pre-colonial history that began centuries earlier


The New York Times reports:

While earlier generations learned a narrative that essentially started in 1819 with the British colonial administrator, Sir Stamford Raffles, stumbling upon a sleepy Malay fishing village, 13-year-olds now learn of a golden age that started 500 years earlier. (more…)