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Video Plea From One Of the 2014 World Cup Homeless

World  (tags: Brazil, World Cup 2014, Evictions of thousands, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', children, corruption, crime, freedoms, government, news, violence )

- 1421 days ago -
One lady appears in this video. She tells of her eviction, of police beating her children as the family was evicted in the middle of the night. It is a crime against humanity.

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Fiona O (565)
Wednesday June 4, 2014, 10:08 pm
Please watch this video. Then please sign this petition housed on WE SIGN IT.

More people have been made homeless by the Brazilian government in the name of modernizing for the 2014 World Cup that were made homeless by the last four major hurricanes. For the people made homeless by the hurricanes, the world came to their aid. No one is offering help to this poor Brazilian families. (This statement about the amount of homelessness is made relative to all of the evictions in the cities that will be part of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil,)

Please sign the petition. It only needs 2,500 more signatures. Let's do something about the suffering of so many for this one time mega event.

I feel that if I do not do something, I am part of the problem. Let's be the change we want to see in the world in the very small way of signing this petition.

Artur B (135)
Wednesday June 4, 2014, 10:43 pm

Autumn S (151)
Wednesday June 4, 2014, 10:47 pm
Thank you for your support: We sign this petition to show our support to the evicted families. We ask the Mayor of Rio Eduardo Paes, the Governor uiz Fernando de Souza,

Steven G (25)
Wednesday June 4, 2014, 11:10 pm
Signed with relish and shared. The Mayor of Rio Eduardo Paes, the Governor Luiz Fernando de Souza, (Pez„o) and the FIFA president Joseph S. Blatter should be arrested and prosecuted.

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Wednesday June 4, 2014, 11:18 pm
Noted and signed, thanks Betsy. This is so unacceptable and unthinkable!!!

Carrie B (306)
Wednesday June 4, 2014, 11:21 pm
Noted and Signed. Here is the hot link to the petition: Brazil 2014: Our lives are worth more than football!

Fiona O (565)
Wednesday June 4, 2014, 11:26 pm
Thank you so much everyone who has noted and commented.

I hope so much that this article gets to the front page.

Carrie, very special thanks for hot-linking the petition.

Inge B (202)
Wednesday June 4, 2014, 11:27 pm
It's the same in Sweden, police harassment occurs regularly, yesterday, police shot dead an innocent man, again. He was mentally ill and needed care.
The difference between Brazil and Sweden is that in Brazil reacts people, here we keep quiet and let the police and the politicians carry out their harassment.


Fiona O (565)
Wednesday June 4, 2014, 11:34 pm
Thank you so much everyone who has noted and commented.

I hope so much that this article gets to the front page.

Carrie, very special thanks for hot-linking the petition.

Lynn S (235)
Thursday June 5, 2014, 1:00 am
This should be a crime against humanity.
When FIFA announced Brazil was hosting the 2014 FIFA tournament, I wondered how a country with such abject poverty could pull this off. Now I know. It's governing people don't give a rat's ass about the people, only the entertainment of the rich. Soccer may bea very loved sport in Brazil, but one can't eat soccer. One cannot live in a soccer ball. Priorities!

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Hahn H (167)
Thursday June 5, 2014, 2:07 am
noted and signed... thanks Carrie B.

Sascha Harper (303)
Thursday June 5, 2014, 2:19 am
Many many countries befůre Brazil organised the World championships of soccer, and they all had their stadiums ready in time and nobody lost their house... so I signed Šnd noted this

Millie O (147)
Thursday June 5, 2014, 2:29 am
This is so heartless. How would they feel if they were thrown out in the streets with no where to go, and these poor citizens have children, too. This is just unfathomable, and should remind us how lucky we are to live in the USA. Those despots need to be kicked out and replaced with compassionate people who care about their citizens. There is just too much cruelty in the world. So depressing. I hope this can be resolved asap. Thanks for forwarding this, Betsy!

Angelika R (143)
Thursday June 5, 2014, 3:09 am
Definitely signed, what a heatbreak..and that is just ONE of so many identical fates, shame on Brazil, shame on Dilma and the FIFA. Thx Betsy

Arild Gone for now (174)
Thursday June 5, 2014, 3:12 am
Petition signed but for those of you who has been to Rio de Janeiro and seen the Favelas you know that they are no place for people to live + they are riddled with drugs and gun fights.Brasil need to build new houses for all of those living in subhuman cobdidtions asap.
President Djilma:"Este e uma vergonha para Brasil!!!

Birgit W (160)
Thursday June 5, 2014, 3:53 am
When do we ever get it in our head that all major sport events are just money making machines?
All the major sport occasions cost a fortune, and those events are just done for a week or two. Who is really profiting? The big 1% again.
The tax paying people are ending up having to pay for all the expenses. Later on, the buildings are just staying empty, and are not being used. But all the suffering, which is always affecting the poor people, is not worse the effort and money.
This is not only happening in Brazil. It happened in China, in Russia during the Olympics, and nobody cares.
We donít need major sport events which cost a fortune.
I love sports, but why donít we just play at home.
Is competition really so important in our lives that we have to always prove who is the best?

Millie O (147)
Thursday June 5, 2014, 4:02 am
The same thing happened in Sochi for the Olympics. They were killing the stray animals to clean up the streets for the Olympics. Such inhumanity.

mary f (202)
Thursday June 5, 2014, 4:23 am
noted signed this is outragious

Pamylle G (461)
Thursday June 5, 2014, 4:36 am
Signed - what a terrible price for "games" !

Gloria picchetti (304)
Thursday June 5, 2014, 4:46 am

Barbara K (60)
Thursday June 5, 2014, 5:34 am
S & N, thanks What an outlandish thing to do to human beings.

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 5, 2014, 6:35 am
Signed-thx Betsy

Michela M (3964)
Thursday June 5, 2014, 7:28 am


Barry AWAY T (932)
Thursday June 5, 2014, 9:40 am
Noted, signed & shared (FB) - thanks!

. (0)
Thursday June 5, 2014, 12:11 pm

Yvonne White (229)
Thursday June 5, 2014, 12:55 pm

Don H (45)
Thursday June 5, 2014, 2:05 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you, Betsy Bee.

Patsy Olive (0)
Thursday June 5, 2014, 2:28 pm
Noted. But I had no petition to sign.

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday June 5, 2014, 3:00 pm
Noted. Thanks, Betsy. Signed the petition from Carrie's hotlink....many thanks!

Sandi C (99)
Thursday June 5, 2014, 3:31 pm

Elisa F (235)
Thursday June 5, 2014, 3:58 pm
N&S. Thanks, Betsy. Thanks to Carrie B for petition link.

Edwin M (346)
Thursday June 5, 2014, 4:10 pm
Signed thank you Betsy

Anette S (22)
Thursday June 5, 2014, 5:46 pm

Debbie H (115)
Thursday June 5, 2014, 7:16 pm
Just for a damned game they're doing this? Unbelievable....

Judy C (97)
Thursday June 5, 2014, 7:35 pm
Signed, noted, commented, and tweeted. This is an outrage. Thanks, Betsy.

Colleen L (3)
Thursday June 5, 2014, 9:10 pm
Petition signed. Thanks Betsy

Dee C (229)
Friday June 6, 2014, 9:05 am
Signed & noted..

Thanks Betsy..

Winn A (179)
Friday June 6, 2014, 9:09 am
Heartless and cruel . . . . .

David C (133)
Saturday June 7, 2014, 6:51 pm

Kay M (46)
Saturday June 7, 2014, 10:26 pm
Good Evening Dear Betsy- Thank you for staying on this subject and bringing all of these updated articles to our attention- We the people of all the nations that take part in these games should say no more- NO MORE DISPLACING HUMAN BEINGS FOR BLDG AND GREED from crooked government officials If this is the cost of these games let us not hold them anymore---- The same with the Olympics and all of these other World Sports events

Frances Darcy (135)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 8:56 am

bev g (128)
Tuesday June 17, 2014, 6:29 pm

Gina Caracci (219)
Monday June 23, 2014, 6:28 pm
but isnt that how it is with every event? look at what happened in Russia
but most sports fans dont care if the homeless or poor get displaced for their new stadiums or events..its FUN for them

AMY M (204)
Wednesday June 25, 2014, 10:25 pm
Sadly signed and noted Thanks

Meil Raine Martin (31)
Monday June 30, 2014, 6:27 pm
Noted! Thank you Betsy for sharing.
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