The Left Back

Exploitation, resistance, and futbol

The United States is currently bombing ISIS in Iraq. Before the US opposed ISIS, they briefly supported and armed them in their guerrilla campaign against Assad in Syria. ISIS has some traction in Sunni regions because Sunnis have been the target of a program of ethnic cleansing by Shi’ite militias and police under the US-backed and armed government of Maliki. These ethnocidal campaigns were sanctioned by the US military during the Iraq civil war and dubbed “The Salvador Option.” (They were named such after the US-sanctioned and armed death squads that terrorized El Salvador in the 1980s). Maliki was installed to replace Saddam Hussein who the US attacked partly because it mistakenly associated him with the Taliban, who the US had armed and supported in the 1980s in their fight versus the USSR. Before attacking Saddam, the US had supported and armed him in the war versus Iran. The government there had come to power in 1979 in a revolution against the Shah, who the US had supported since they helped orchestrate his coup in 1953 against the elected government of Iran.
If the US wants to help it should stop “helping.”

Zapatista fútbol! Via the book “Freedom Through Football” about the Easton Cowboys and Cowgirls.

Zapatista fútbol! Via the book “Freedom Through Football” about the Easton Cowboys and Cowgirls.

Futbol in the Park! Flushing, Queens

Futbol in the Park! Flushing, Queens

Study to fight, fight to study. Mexico City.

Study to fight, fight to study. Mexico City.

allxstars:

Yallah, yallah!

Rayo Vallecano is so goddamn awesome!

allxstars:

Yallah, yallah!

Rayo Vallecano is so goddamn awesome!

Under the Volcano. Misti, Arequipa Peru.

Under the Volcano. Misti, Arequipa Peru.

Yes to abortion! Madrid, Spain.

Yes to abortion! Madrid, Spain.

Fútbol & fútbol by the sea. Tarifa, Spain.

Fútbol & fútbol by the sea. Tarifa, Spain.

Against patriarchal violence, feminist selfdefense. Madrid, Spain.

Against patriarchal violence, feminist selfdefense. Madrid, Spain.