Editorial on the World Cup – Autogoal within the Metropolis of Geneva
– Personal aim in Metropolis of Geneva
Greens and PS denounce the misdeeds of the Soccer World Cup. They need an consciousness marketing campaign across the fan zone in Plainpalais. Greenwashing.
Geneva, capital of human rights. Geneva the place, as elsewhere, requires power frugality are multiplying. On this context, the fan zone which shall be arrange this winter in Plainpalais to broadcast the Soccer World Cup is a problem.
A lot ink has been spilled to denounce the 1000’s of employees who died in Qatar constructing stadiums destined to grow to be white elephants. Added to this modern-day slavery is environmental absurdity and climatic anachronism. Cool open-air stadiums in the midst of the desert? And watch these matches in tents that could be heated? Sadly, that is not a foul joke.
To not point out the suspicions of corruption within the awarding of the competitors or the destiny reserved for migrants on this nation, the therapy of gender minorities or the place of girls on this society.
“Did the Metropolis have to show a blind eye to the grim facet of this occasion?”
Whereas requires a boycott resound in every single place, every and everybody will comply with, or not, the soccer excessive mass. In spite of everything, soccer is at first a sport, it is also a celebration.
However did the Metropolis have to show a blind eye to the grim facet of this occasion? She whose Inexperienced and socialist leaders have as a displayed worth the protection of democratic rights and as a precedence the power transition?
The query clearly disturbs the ranks of the municipal left. However to not the purpose of requiring the abandonment of the fan zone. Socialist and environmental teams, then again, need the Metropolis to accompany the retransmission of matches with an consciousness marketing campaign on the dangerous impacts of the World Cup.
It is referred to as having a transparent conscience. Or greenwashingin good French.
Armanios go has been a journalist for the Geneva part since August 2022 and covers cantonal politics particularly. Beforehand, he labored for greater than twenty years on the Mailthe place he was notably co-editor-in-chief and accountable for the Geneva part.Extra informations