“United States military intelligence spied on Planned Parenthood and other domestic groups as part of US security preparations for the 2002 winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, according to a recently declassified military document obtained by a civil liberties group” | JOHN BYRNE, rawstory.com
(Feb 2, 2010) – United States military intelligence spied on Planned Parenthood and other domestic groups as part of US security preparations for the 2002 winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, according to a recently declassified military document obtained by a civil liberties group Thursday. Continue reading
GABRIEL MOLINA on how US Major League Baseball and the Eisenhower administration sabotaged professional baseball in Cuba for counter-revolutionary aims
Built in 1946, Estadio Latinoamericano, the home of the Havana Sugar Kings, is by far the largest ballpark in Cuba, with a capacity of 55,000. Known as the Colossus of Cerro and Gran Stadium, the entire grandstand is covered, and there are open bleachers in the outfield. It is the home of Los Industriales and the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame | http://ballparkdigest.com/
Not even organized baseball escaped the many-faceted, relentless undeclared war the U.S. government has been waging against Cuba for the last almost half a century.
An alleged incident in Cerro Stadium on June 25, 1959 served as the pretext for Washington to cancel the island’s franchise for the Cuban Sugar Kings, a team in the Triple-A International League, the doorway to Major League baseball. It was not something that happened by chance or casually. Continue reading
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Police on sticky wicket as they try to court NY’s South Asian Muslim community with cricket. After establishing a youth cricket league as a front, the police department of New York, one of the most heavily militarized cities in the USA – is marred by spying scandal. Kanishk Tharoor in Aljazeera America
NEW YORK (Oct. 5, 2013) — The players in the New York Police Department’s under-19 cricket league refer to one of its oldest supervising officers as “Shabash”(“Bravo” in Urdu). They call him that because he uses the term so often and so indiscriminately. It is the only Urdu word he has picked up in his six years of working with the predominantly South Asian and Caribbean teams.