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class-struggle-anarchism:

Just reading about the lengths Chinese people went to to gain entry to the United States during the period of their exclusion - apparently there was a Chinese Mexican called Jose Chang who made a good living helping Chinese people “pass” as Mexicans.  It’s really fascinating how people found ways of circumventing these absurd rules over human movement… also says a lot that the immigration officials apparently found it “impossible” to tell the difference between Chinese people and Mexicans. Mexican immigration into the US was fundamentally unrestricted at this time, but there was mass hysteria over Chinese immigration, even though Chinese labour was in massive demand and businesses were complaining that they had to turn down contracts because they could get enough Chinese workers. Goes to show how the interests of the racist state and capital don’t always align.
source: Erika Lee, At America’s gates: Chinese immigration during the exclusion era

class-struggle-anarchism:

Just reading about the lengths Chinese people went to to gain entry to the United States during the period of their exclusion - apparently there was a Chinese Mexican called Jose Chang who made a good living helping Chinese people “pass” as Mexicans.  It’s really fascinating how people found ways of circumventing these absurd rules over human movement… also says a lot that the immigration officials apparently found it “impossible” to tell the difference between Chinese people and Mexicans. Mexican immigration into the US was fundamentally unrestricted at this time, but there was mass hysteria over Chinese immigration, even though Chinese labour was in massive demand and businesses were complaining that they had to turn down contracts because they could get enough Chinese workers. Goes to show how the interests of the racist state and capital don’t always align.

source: Erika Lee, At America’s gates: Chinese immigration during the exclusion era

Pitch invader during USA-BEL match.

Pitch invader during USA-BEL match.

theworldsgame:

The always hilarious Zoo With Roy made this ahead of todays USA v Ghana match, and we feel that it’s more than appropriate. 

theworldsgame:

The always hilarious Zoo With Roy made this ahead of todays USA v Ghana match, and we feel that it’s more than appropriate. 

BREAKING NEWS: #FIFA advised #USA to have their organization committee ready for 2022, in case there is no #WorldCup in #Qatar. Final decision will take place in September/October 

UniMás’ broadcast of the MLS Cup Final which aired from 4 p.m. to 7:29 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, delivered an average of 514,000 Total Viewers and 245,000 Adults 18-49, out-delivering ESPN’s coverage of the same match by +14% with Total Viewers and by +7% with Adults 18-49.

UniMás aired 23 MLS regular season games which delivered an average of 223,000 Total Viewers and 121,000 Adults 18-49, outperforming ESPN2 and NBCSN’s broadcast of regular season games. ESPN2 delivered an average of 181,000 Total Viewers and 96,000 Adults 18-49 and NBCSN delivered an average of 104,000 Total Viewers and 55,000 Adults 18-49, respectively.

Spanish-speaking soccer fans saving USA’s soccer league by keeping it relevant via ratings, support. You’re welcome, USA.

Soccer is not ingrained in the main culture. It is still a sub culture sport in the USA

Project 2010 (Winning the World Cup by 2010: Soccer’s Equivalent to the Apollo XI Moon Landing)

Facing pressure to combat drug use and sexual assault at the Air Force Academy, the Air Force has created a secret system of cadet informants to hunt for misconduct among students.

Cadets who attend the publicly-funded academy near Colorado Springs must pledge never to lie. But the program pushes some to do just that: Informants are told to deceive classmates, professors and commanders while snapping photos, wearing recording devices and filing secret reports.

For one former academy student, becoming a covert government operative meant not only betraying the values he vowed to uphold, it meant being thrown out of the academy as punishment for doing the things the Air Force secretly told him to do.

meninblazers:

If you are a hardcore USMNT Von Trapps fan, this is the book for you. 100 Years of Soccer In America has landed on MiB’s Coffee Table and it is a must-have. The official book of US Soccer’s Centenary has been collated with love and care, covering the evolution of the game in this country, from the days of Pennsylvania’s barnstorming powerhouse, Bethlehem Steel, to the current cacophony propelled by The American Outlaws.  The images make this tome a work of beauty.  See Marcelo Balboa’s Mustache in all its athletic glory.  Marvel at Joe Gaetjens’ magical moment.  Relive Michelle Akers’ pomp. Get hold of a copy now.