Born into deep divisions of race and class, young footballers fought for more than thirty years to be treated as equals and, in the process, perfected an amorphous contest into o jogo bonito, the beautiful game. Arthur Friedenreich set goalscoring records while breaking the colour line in Brazil, decades before Jackie Robinson conquered the baseball fields further north. ‘The First Kings of Football’ from São Paulo were crowned in Paris, right before professionalism exploded and fascism set the world on fire...
The dynamics of the attacks on indigenous rights, identities and habitats are worldwide yet the cruel irony is that our insatiable consumption destroys the livelihood first and foremost of those people who have always lived in balance with their environments. Restricted, a street project to promote the cultural survival, advance protection of the rights of the indigenous people of Australia and defend Native Title, was written and produced by Vive.
UN Millennium Development Goals / Convention on the Rights of the Child
Its message is Total Change, ending psychic, social, economic, and political parochialism. The old civic, state and national groupings have become unworkable. Nothing can be further from the spirit of the new technology than 'a place for everything and everything in its place.' Marshall McLuhan
Photo by Lewis Hine, social activist using a camera to fight child labour... about > Lewis Hine
In a world of vastly unbalanced global economies, poverty, social injustice and vulnerabilities are interrelated. We covered and amplified messages of social activists and progressive artists at the first Universal Forum of Cultures in Barcelona 2004.
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