Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Big Milkin









The pictures of protests in the days running up to and during the World Cup 2014 in Brazil apparently have nothing to do with a farmhand milking a cow.


Some people however, see these groups or movements as simply milking the international attention that Brazil is getting because of the competition. After all, everybody sees you when you are in the limelight.

Milking a situation is using a situation to gain some kind of personal advantage.

Two questions arise: 

Should workers, unions, or groups use the international attention that an event like the World Cup draws to a country to make their voices heard? 

Does this happen in other parts of the world when there is a lot of inernational media attention?

What's your view? 




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