sochi olympics

Abroad, we need to strike a balance between mockery and condemnation, prioritising our ultimate aims over indignation. Preaching or ridiculing other countries is unlikely to generate positive results.
One of the most iconic moments from the history of the Olympic games is the shot of John Carlos and Tommie Smith giving the Black Panther salute at the 1968 games in Mexico City on the winner's podium...
Despite the favorable Russian medal count "Rootin' Tootin' Putin" may have unintentionally forced himself off the medal stand and into a cauldron of controversy. With his desire for a meaningful place in the international spotlight, Putin may have out manoeuvred himself on the domestic front...
In a delicious bit of irony for the country that legislates against homosexual 'propaganda', Sochi 2014 has done nothing but boost the visibility of the Russian LGBT community. It's the most expensive piece of propaganda they could ever have produced.
It's been proposed that, since it's popular in Russian law, it's not the job of the Western world to change it. This is ridiculous on many levels. Firstly, a human rights violation is a human rights violation, regardless of whether anyone, majority or minority, elite or common, thinks it's a good thing.
I like to think of myself as socially aware. I'm fully aware that the world is still a playground of power and influence for the white, heterosexual male whilst anyone else who fails to fit into this category is plagued with inequalities and discrimination at nearly every stage of their lives. Whereby Britain is a relatively forward-thinking society for those who are the victims of discrimination, the global environment is far less so.