Tag Archives: World Cup

Soccer Punch

So, about soccer. I’ve never been a big soccer fan. As I said before, I watched the World Cup of 1990 and I loved it. But I was 10 then and easier to impress. I watched most of the major cups every two years but that’s about it. I often don’t know most players’ names, I don’t read or watch any after-game evaluation or pre-game analysis and I don’t collect sticker albums. I find it entertaining to watch, mostly in the background while I’m working, not more or less than a good TV series.

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There’s a Movement in Town

Protest-movement-gains-momentum-ahead-of-Spain-pollsAfter reading about the anniversary protests in Turkey at the moment, I wondered that this has been featured so strongly in German media. Sure, Germany has a higher interest in Turkey than in most other countries but it reminded me again how one-sided and hysteria-driven the media can be and mostly is. Because at least since the Arab Spring and Occupy in 2011, protest movements have become as strong as they haven’t been since the 60s. Especially since they happen all around the world and cannot be centered on one idea but reflect the general unhappiness of people with our society. So I wondered if those protests in Turkey are really the only ones worth reporting about right now. Well, they’re not. So I googled “protests” in GoogleNews and here’s what I found on one day.

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