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Tanggal 30 Agustus diperingati sebagai Hari Internasional Bagi Para Korban Penghilangan Paksa. Secara singkat penghilangan paksa terjadi ketika seseorang diculik atau ditahan oleh institusi negara atau organisasi politik atau pihak ke-3 dengan persetujuan dan dukungan negara atau organisasi politik, diikuti oleh penolakan untuk mengakui nasib dan keberadaan orang tersebut.

Menjelang kejatuhan presiden Suharto (1997-1998), terjadi penculikan aktivis mahasiswa dan organisasi kemasyarakatan. Berdasarkan data yang dikumpulkan oleh Komisi untuk Orang Hilang dan Korban Tindak Kekerasan (KontraS) , masih ada 13 korban yang hingga saat ini tidak diketahui keberadaannya. Mereka adalah Dedy Umar Hamdun, Herman Hendrawan, Hendra Hambali, Ismail, M. Yusuf, Nova Al Katiri, Petrus Bima Anugrah, Sony, Suyat, Ucok Munandar Siahaan, Yani Afri, Yadin Muhidin, dan Wiji Thukul.

Seorang demonstran membawa foto 13 orang hilang yang saat ini tidak diketahui keberadaannya. Sumber foto : http://assets.kompas.com/data/photo/2011/03/06/1736073620X310.JPG

Setiap hari Kamis, sejak tanggal 18 Januari 2007, para anggota keluarga korban berkumpul di seberang Istana Negara untuk melakukan aksi diam melawan impunitas. Aksi ini dikenal dengan nama “Kamisan”. Tujuan utama dari aksi ini adalah meminta pemerintah mengusut tuntas kasus kasus pelanggaran HAM berat masa lalu, tidak hanya kasus penghilangan paksa melainkan juga kasus penembakan mahasiswa Universitas Trisakti dan Semanggi, diantaranya.

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                                                     Aksi Kamisan 27 Agustus 2015. Foto koleksi pribadi .

Penghilangan paksa tidak hanya terjadi di Indonesia. Setahun yang lalu, 43 pelajar di salah satu universitas di Ayotzinapa “menghilang” setelah diduga keras diculik oleh polisi setelah menghadiri unjuk rasa. Pihak berwenang mengatakan bahwa polisi menyerahkannya ke kelompok mafia narkoba bernama Guerreros Unidos yang membantai mereka. Namun, keluarga korban marah dengan ketidakseriusan penanganan kasus itu dan menolak percaya jika anak-anak mereka telah tewas.

Berbagai cara dilakukan untuk menyuarakan kepedihan keluarga korban, salah satunya adalah melalui sebuah puisi. Puisi yang ditulis oleh Marcela Ibarra Mateos, seorang dosen di Universidad Iberoamericana di Puebla berjudul : Mamá, Si Desaparezco, Adónde Voy? (Mom, If I Disappear, Where Do I Go ).

Pengunjuk rasa di Mexico City menuntut pengusutan kasus "penghilangan paksa" 43 pelajar universitas di Ayotzinapa. Sumber : http://www.noticiasnet.mx/portal/sites/default/files//fotos/2014/10/23/1.jpg

Pengunjuk rasa di Mexico City menuntut pengusutan kasus “penghilangan paksa” 43 pelajar universitas di Ayotzinapa. Sumber : http://www.noticiasnet.mx/portal/sites/default/files//fotos/2014/10/23/1.jpg

Selain itu, ada sebuah esai karangan Zen RS yang berjudul “Karena Nyeri itu Tiap Hari, Bukan 5 Tahun sekali” , yang sangat mewakili perasaan keluarga korban penghilangan paksa yang saat ini masih menunggu kejelasan nasib orang orang yang sangat disayanginya. Berikut kutipan kata kata dalam esai itu :

“Karena untuk sebuah cinta yang dalam, kehilangan akan selalu aktual. Karena untuk kerinduan yang menahun, kehilangan tak akan pernah basi. Hilangnya boleh tahun 1975 atau 1998, tapi nyerinya bisa datang kapan saja sampai entah. Bagi mereka yang kehilangan orang-orang tercinta karena kekerasan yang dilakukan negara dan aparatusnya, HAM bukanlah pasal-pasal dalam konstitusi atau kalimat-kalimat indah nan bersayap dalam sebait puisi. Bagi mereka, HAM adalah sesuatu yang konkrit dan sehari-hari. HAM adalah ketika bangun pagi dan mendapati kamar anak tercinta masih kosong tak berpenghuni. HAM adalah isak sedih dalam hati saat menatap foto suami yang sudah mati. HAM adalah mulut yang diam terkunci tiap kali ada anak bertanya: Bu, kapan bapak pulang?”

Isi puisi karangan Marcella Ibarra pun tak kalah mengharukan. Berikut adalah terjemahan puisi itu yang dikutip dari situs web http://sparksmex.blogspot.com/2014/11/mom-if-i-disappear-where-will-i-go.html

Mom, if I disappear, where will I go?
I don’t know, son.
I only know that if you disappear, I would look for you everywhere on earth and below the earth.
I would knock on every door of every house.
Asking every single person who I find along my way.
I would insist, every single day, at every moment, that I was obligated to look for you until I found you.
And I would want you not to be afraid, because I am looking for you.
And if they didn’t listen to me, my son,
My voice would grow stronger and I would shout your name in the streets.

I would break glass and tear down doors to search for you.
I would burn buildings so everyone would know how much I love you and how much I want you back.
I would paint walls with your name and I wouldn’t let anyone forget you.
I would look for others who are also searching for their children, so that together we could find you and them.
And my son, I would want you not to be afraid, because we would be looking for you.
If you didn’t disappear, my son–oh, I want that you not!–I would shout the names of those who have disappeared.
I would write their names on walls.
I would hug, even from a distance, all of the mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers who are searching for their disappeared.
I would walk arm in arm with them in the streets.
I would not allow their names to be forgotten.
I would want, my son, for none of them to be afraid because we would be looking for them.

Turkish Super League began on August 14. Now, some top players started to follow Wesley Sneijder’s (Galatasaray) and Didier Drogba’s (former Galatasaray player) path. They were Lukas Podolski (Galatasaray), Robin van Persie, Nani (Fenerbahce), Samuel Eto’o (Antalyaspor), Mario Gomes and Ricardo Quaresma (Besiktas). Not to mention continued speculation linking Victor Valdes with a move to Galatasaray.

With the transfer of top players, it seems that Turkish league will be more attractive, especially for fans of big clubs (Beşiktaş, Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray). But behind the glamorous of world of new signings, Turkish league existence is being threatened.

Last season, the spectators has fallen dramatically. It happened since the implementation of new ticketing system called passolig by Turkish Football Federation (TFF). This system requires football supporters to acquire a card called passolig to buy a ticket. The problem is that the passolig contains personal details including name and bank account number.

Initially, passolig was introduced as implementation of Law Number 6222 of 2011 on Prevention of Violence and Disorder at Sporting Events. Hoooliganism taking place in big some of big matches triggered TFF to take strict measure, one of them was applying passolig system.

In fact, passolig was negatively responded by football fans. They boycotted the matches in protest at passolig. As a consequence, attendances in stadium dropped sharply. According to stadiumdb.com , the number of Beşiktaş, Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray fans fell by an average of 15.335, 22.241 and 16 255 people per game.

In a country like Turkey, football can’t be separated from politics. And passolig accused as a part of the attempts to spy on citizens. In addition, passolig also considered violating protection of personal data.

People in Turkey have used football as a tool to exercise freedom of expression. Passolig was implemented last season, 1 year after after anti-government protest in Gezi Park, Istanbul, which was spread to other cities in Turkey. At that time, supporters of Beşiktaş, Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray took to the street to participate in such protest.

In December 2014, Çarşı, a leftist supporter group of Besiktas, was indicted by prosecutor on charges of trying to overthrow the government of Prime Minister Reccep Tayyip Erdogan (now President of Turkey) on that protest. This result in lower public trust in government.

Withdrawal of Sponsorship

As of January 2015, due to the decrease in the number of attendance in stadium, Yildiz Holding withdrew as a sponsor. Yildiz Holding is a Turkish top business group which has become a sponsor of TFF, Fenerbahce and Galatasaray. In his letter to TFF, Murat Ulker, owner of Yildiz Holding (the richest man in the Turkey according to Forbes magazine) said that Turkish football brand value has dropped and the games become unattractive.

Ulker also criticised on passolig system. He said nobody wants their information to be collected. He also slammed TFF decision regarding foreign player quota. “Teams can now play with 11 foreign players. This is irrational. Then what will the Turkish players do?”

Yildiz Holding is known for its contributions to sport activities in Turkey. Over the past nine years, their contribution to Turkish football reached 215 million US dollars. The decision was really unfortunate, because it doesn’t rule out any other companies withdrawal from sponsorship.

Besides passolig and the withdrawal of sponsor, Turkish clubs are also in debt. According to data from the Stoxx Europe Football Index released by bloomberg.com, Beşiktaş, Fenerbahçe, Galatasaray and Trabzonspor were on the list of 22 football clubs with the highest debt.

Interestingly, despite the debt, Turkish clubs signed top players. Fenerbahce, for example, agreed to pay Van Persie as much as 6.2 million US dollars per season. Similarly, Galatasaray wasn’t left behind by bringing Lukas Podolski.

How could it be? Emre Deliveli, a Turkish economic consultant who was interviewed by bloomberg.com said : ” Galatasaray is buying because Fenerbahce is buying, and Fenerbahce is buying because Galatasaray is buying “.

Meanwhile, in April this year, some Besiktas assets were seized by court for its debt amounting to 3.8 million US dollars to an advertising company called Active Tanitim.

Security Threat

Last year, Donetsk’s Donbass Arena Stadium bombed as a consequence of conflict between the armed forces of Ukraine and pro-Russian separatist. As a result of this conflict, Shaktar Donetsk had to move its headquarters to Kiev and its training ground to Lviv.

The situation in Turkey is not as bad as in Ukraine. However, on 22 July, a suicide bombing by suspected ISIS supporters rocked Suruc (a city on the border with Syria). One of the participants of Super League, Gaziantepspor, has its headquartered in Gaziantep, which sits on the border between Turkey and Syria .

Potential security threat also faced by Istanbul and other cities. In fact, terrorist cells also spread in big cities. Fortunately, Turkish government responded by conducting large scale anti-terrorist operations in 13 provinces (including Istanbul) shortly after the bombing.

Other examples of terrorist attack which “disrupted” football competition were bombing of the British Consulate and HSBC building in Istanbul by Al-Qaeda terrorist network in 2003. As a result, 2 European matches, Juventus vs Galatasaray and Besiktas vs Chelsea, were moved from Turkey to a neutral venue.

In the end, the existence of Turkish football depends not only on the technical aspects of football. Social politics and economics aspect also play an active role. Business and technical aspect of football remain the domain of club and TFF. However, security is “absolute domain” of government. Will the Turkish football climb out of this crisis? Only time will tell.

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This article was translated from Indonesian. The original version has been published in Topskor Daily Sport Newspaper, 15 August 2015 . You can see the original version below .

After a month-long competition, the United States of America won FIFA Women’s World Cup for the third time, beating Japan 5-2 in the finals early this month. The thrilling final match happened shortly after the US Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage on 26 June. The decision is a reminder of the long battle against homophobia in the sport.

It is an undeniable fact that football still has a problem with homophobia. In a press conference in 2013, FIFA President Sepp Blatter evaded a question on this issue: “This, I think, is not the time to bring it up now. If you bring it to my attention, then I should have a look at it, but I cannot give you a definite answer.”

When Mexican fans chanted anti-gay slurs in Men’s World Cup 2014 in Brazil, FIFA investigated the case, but finally dropped it after its disciplinary committee considered the word “puto” not a derogatory term. In fact, “puto” in Spanish could be translated as “gay”. The world of football has always been a men’s world, with misogyny, sexism and homophobia being common ingredients.

Women in football have had to battle sexism and discrimination, and homophobia adds another layer to this. But women’s football has been less harsh when dealing with homosexuality than its male counterparts. It is commonly known that many female footballers are lesbians, and in recent years, more of them have come out.

During FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada, Swiss International forward, Ramona Bachmann for the first time talked about her girlfriend openly to Swiss popular newspaper, Sonntagsblick. She decided to come out publicly after Switzerland beat Ecuador with 10-1, three of the goals were made by her. It was a perfect timing for Bachmann to reveal that she was in relationship with Camille Lara, a 21-year-old student.

“When I hold hands with Camille on the street in Switzerland, people turn their heads. This is not the case in Sweden, and not here in Canada,” said the 24-year-old forward who had been called “the Female Messi from Switzerland”. Bachmann was already pretty open on her Instagram, sharing some pictures of her and her girlfriend.

Bachmann is not alone. There are 17 World Cup players who are open about their homosexuality. Two-time World Cup winners and Germany Women’s National Team, Nadine Angerer talked about her bisexuality in 2010.

In her biography, Angerer said: “I have been with men. But, I do love women only.” Many female players who are openly lesbian are in romantic relationships with their teammates, but Angerer avoided romance with colleagues,

“With a footballer, let alone a fellow player, I’ve never been together…. Never fuck the Company,” she writes in her book Im richtigen Moment: Meine Story. Angerer has been in a relationship with Magda Golombek since 2013.

The US Women’s National Team veteran Abby Wambach, who just won the 3rd World Cup for USA is also open about her relationship. In 2013 she married her former teammate Sarah Huffman.

“After I got married, I definitely had a shift in emotional devotion. Forever, it was just soccer – passion, life, love. Then I got married, and I had to transfer some of my energy. I want to be my best for my country, but I also made a really big promise and choice to be the best in my marriage. That has not always been the easiest thing to manage,” said Wambach to The New York Times in 2013.

Isabelle Herlovsen is the daughter of famous international footballer Kai Erik Herlovsen. When she was born, her father played for Borussia Mochengladbach. She came out as a lesbian publicly in July 2011, but had been out to her friends and family since her teen years. It felt natural to her when she wanted to be true to herself. She believes that it is important to be open publicly.

The Canadian International goalkeeper, Erin McLeod is in a relationship with fellow National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) side, Houston Dash teammates Ella Masar.

McLeod wrote in her blog: “As I get older I realize how important it is to be true to exactly who you are – and to have the courage to be just that – so that all young people can grow up in a world that is accepting of all people – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, or heterosexual.”

Her partner Masar, who is very religious, came out in an honest article in Pitchside Report, telling of her current love, “That has always been my deal with Erin – that was my word to her that love will always win.” Masar and McLeod shared their moments together on their Instagram and Twitter accounts.

Katie Duncan (nee Hoyle), who played for New Zealand’s national team, just wedded former Football Ferns (the team’s nickname) team member Priscilla Duncan. After the wedding, Katie adjusted her life and joined Swiss Nationalliga side FC Zurich to be closer with her wife.

The Swedish team has several openly lesbian players. Nilla Fischer is married to Maria Michaela in November 2013 and had her upper arm tattooed with the declaration “I love her. That is the beginning and the end of everything.” She was named “LGBTQ Person of the Year” in 2014 in Sweden.

The Swedish International goalkeeper, Hedvig Lindahl is married and has a son with her wife Sabine. Swedish midfielder, Caroline Seger, who has won over a century caps for the country’s national team since her debut in 2005, used to conceal her sexuality, but decided to speak out to help other gay and lesbian young people who might be struggling with their identity. Lisa Dahlkvist, daughter of former pro footballer Sven Dahlkvist, came out publicly as lesbian in 2008 and is now in a relationship with Jessica Danielson.

There is no secret about the US Women’s National Team midfielder, Megan Rapinoe, who came out as lesbian in 2012. She said: “I just felt like I was leaving something out and omitting something and not being 100 percent truthful. Even though I never lied about anything.”

England and Arsenal Ladies defender, Casey Stoney, came out publicly in February 2014, and then announced that her partner, Megan Harris was pregnant with twins. Harris gave birth to Teddy and Tilly, in November 2014.

“I have struggled to accept myself for many years, I have had no reason to feel that way but there is still a stigma, you still hear certain abuse thrown at other people and think, We are still living in the dark ages sometimes. But actually what coming out has shown me is that society is changing for the better. I feel lucky to live in this country,” Stoney told the BBC.

While men’s football leagues are reluctant to support the LGBT community, female football teams offer acceptance. Robbie Rogers is a member of LA Galaxy football club and a former US men’s national football team member. In February 2013, he came out as gay, making him the second gay football player in Britain to come out in public after Justin Fashanu. Several weeks after being released by Leeds United, he announced his retirement. Rogers claimed his sexuality had become a dark secret and he was forced to leave football, because of attitudes towards homosexuality in the sport. But in April 2013 he decided to return and joined LA Galaxy.

Breaking down the barrier of homophobic attitudes is only possible if players, fans, and FIFA stand together. As is stated in FIFA statutes, the role of FIFA is to promote the game “globally in the light of its unifying, educational, cultural and humanitarian values.” However, its core mission is mutually incompatible with the reality on the ground. The world’s highest football organization has a lot of work to catch up.

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This article has been publish here . Read also my article about “Discrimination Against Women Footballer In Spain

By : Helga Worotitjan

Saya sering sekali membaca broadcast atau membaca postingan yang berisi: Wanita* harus dimuliakan, disayangi dst..dst.. Kesan yang ditimbulkan seolah pemuliaan perempuan. Benarkah demikian? Saya coba urai apa sebenarnya yang terjadi serta disampaikan oleh pesan-pesan tersebut. Sayangnya oleh kebanyakan masyarakat dianggap sesuatu yang lumrah bahkan indah sehingga minim pemikiran kritis.

Biasanya, isi kalimat-kalimat tersebut kelihatan menjunjung perempuan. Tapi sesungguhnya esensi dasarnya adalah menganggap perempuan selalu lemah dan oleh karenanya perlu dilindungi. Betul bahwa saat menyayangi kita perlu melindungi satu dengan yang lain, tapi bukan melulu menargetkan perempuan. Siapa pun perlu dilindungi saat dalam kondisi terancam jiwa raganya.

Nyatanya, melindungi perempuan yang dimaksud dalam kerangka berpikir dan bersikap yang dimaksud di atas, bukan karena keberadaan yang perlu dilindungi karena selalu ada kemungkinan bahaya dan situasi khusus, tapi lebih pada merendahkan eksistensinya. Eksistensi manusia perempuan. Eksistensinya dinihilkan sebagai manusia yang berdaya.
Yang menjadi masalah adalah, pemikiran seperti ini adalah konstruksi sosial sistem nilai patriarki. Sistem nilai yang menomor satukan laki-laki.

Sesugguhnya yang terjadi adalah perempuan didomestikisasi ke peran-peran ‘second line’ dengan menempelkan sifat-sifat (stereo-typing) lemah-lembut-butuh disayang-selalu hanya memakai perasaan dll. Padahal laki-laki juga. Sistem nilai patriarkilah yang menuntut laki-laki tidak boleh mengekspresikan sifat feminin yang sebenarnya banyak lebih baik dari pada ekspresi maskulin yang lebih banyak dalam bentuk kekerasan.

Sebagian besar laki-laki menjadi maskulin hanya karena tuntutan gender yang sangat purba. Peran dan fungsi sosialnya dipaksa untuk menjadi jagoan, yang nomor satu, yang mendahului, yang menyerang, yang lebih logis dll, sesuai konstruksi sosial.

Masalah besarnya adalah karena tuntutan berlebihan inilah maka laki-laki menjadi di bawah tekanan, lalu maskulinitasnya keluar dalam manifestasi kekerasan terhadap yang dianggapnya lebih bisa didominasi-dikontrol-rentan. Siapa korbannya? Perempuan-anak-minoritas seksual. Apa bentuknya? Perundungan (lebih dikenal dengan bullying), KDP (kekerasan dalam pacaran), KDRT, diskriminasi gender, dan kekerasan seksual (seksisme, pelecehan, pemerkosaan dll). Setara.

Bagaimana menghentikan dan atau mengurangi hal ini?
1. Mengedukasi masyarakat pentingnya menyadari bahwa manusia setara hak dasarnya, hak perempuan adalah hak asasi manusia. Jadi hidup, posisi hukum, pendapat, ekspresi, tubuh dllnya adalah otoritasnya bukan orang lain.

2. Perempuan dan laki-laki memang TIDAK SAMA tapi SETARA. Kesetaraan inilah yang oleh para feminis diperjuangkan. Ketimpangan gender (peran-fungsi sosial perempuan dan laki-laki bentukan budaya-politik-agama-pendidikan dll) membuat ada yang merasa superior (berkuasa, mengontrol & mendominasi) dan inferior (obyek, lebih lemah & penerima keputusan).
Dengan menyadari bahwa semua gender SETARA, akan timbul kesadaran untuk saling menghargai. Yang laki-laki tidak lagi memandang perempuan sebagai obyek, yang hetero tidak lagi melihat yang LGBTIQ/minoritas seksual lebih rendah, serta yang mayoritas tidak menindas dan mendiskriminasi yang minoritas.

3. Pendidikan HAM, seks dan kesehatan reproduksi dini. Tujuannya adalah memberi penyadaran sejak usia dini bahwa manusia setara dan memiliki otoritas atas tubuhnya sendiri. Moda pendidikan ini akan meningkatkan kesadaran dan penghargaan atas diri sendiri dan orang lain. Dengan meningkatnya kesadaran diri, akan berpengaruh kolektif dan menekan angka kekerasan berbasis gender dan agama (KDP, KDRT, kekerasan seksual, diskriminasi dan penyerangan kelompok minoritas dalam konflik/peperangan).

Demikian saya mengajak kita kritis menyikapi fenomena sosial menyangkut hak perempuan dan upaya pemahaman lebih baik terhadap tuntutan kesetaraan. Perempuan bukan ancaman sehingga kesuksesan, kecerdasan dan kecantikannya harus diwaspadai. Saya kutip lirik kelompok musik SIMPONI: “…perempuan bukan obyek seksual, (perempuan adalah) subyek..”

Catatan tentang wanita*: mengapa kini kata perempuan dalam literatur dan penyampaian resmi lebih banyak dipakai dibanding wanita? Bahkan Komnas Perempuan dan kementerian negara pemberdayaan perempuan dan perlindungan anak juga memakai kata perempuan, bukan wanita. Wanita diambil dari kata wani dan toto, mengatur manusia (perempuan).
Perempuan berarti “yang di-empu-kan” atau yang dihornati.

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Tulisan ini dikutip dari sini

Kematian adalah hal yang tak terelakkan yang sudah pasti akan dialami oleh semua manusia. Namun, kematian tragis menyisakan luka mendalam bagi beberapa orang. Hari ini, setahun yang lalu, teman sekantor saya, Ahmad Faqih, tewas tertabrak oleh truk trailer ketika sedang mengendarai sepeda motornya di kawasan Jembatan Tiga, Pluit, Jakarta Utara. Korban sempat dibawa di rumah sakit untuk mendapatkan perawatan, namun apa daya , saat di perjalanan , korban meninggal dunia. Dan seperti kasus kasus tabrak lari lainnya, polisi kesulitan untuk mengusut pelakunya.

Daerah Pluit, Jakarta Utara memang dikenal sebagai kawasan yang seringkali dilewati oleh truk truk berukuran besar. Kadangkala, saya sendiri sering melihat supir truk mengemudi secara ugal ugalan dan membahayakan pengguna jalan lainnya. Namun, bagi mereka pengguna sepeda motor, hal itu telah menjadi resiko terburuk yang dapat mereka hadapi.

Sesungguhnya motor bukanlah kendaraan yang tepat untuk digunakan sebagai transportasi jarak jauh, apalagi di jalan yang sangat ramai. Akan tetapi, ketidakmampuan pemerintah untuk menyediakan transportasi publik, terutama untuk mereka yang pulang dinihari (catatan : Almarhum Faqih pulang dari kantor pukul 01.00 ) membuat banyak pekerja terpaksa mengambil resiko ini. Mayoritas kawan kawan saya yang bekerja di media, terutama yang tidak memiliki mobil, mengendarai motor setiap hari. Jarak yang tidaklah dekat karena dapat mencapai 30km (sekali jalan) atau bahkan lebih.

Taksi memang dapat menjadi alternatif angkutan umum di malam hari, namun tidak semua orang mampu membayar ongkos taksi yang menurut saya cenderung mahal. Dan perlu diingat bahwa tidak semua perusahaan memberikan voucher kepada para karyawannya. Jadi, opsi ini tidak berlaku untuk semua orang.

Well, saya hanyalah orang biasa yang cuma bisa menuntut ini itu. Saya hanya menginginkan agar tidak ada lebih banyak korban kecelakaan. Saya berharap agar pemerintah kota memikirkan ide ini. Ya, mengoperasikan angkutan umum malam hari. Tentunya, pemerintah kota Jakarta dan kota-kota lainnya di pinggiran Jakarta (Bekasi, Depok, Tangerang) perlu bekerjasama untuk mewujudkan hal ini.

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Piala Dunia Wanita Kanada 2015 telah memasuki pertandingan kedua fase grup. 552 Pemain dari 24 negara siap bertarung memperebutkan trofi utama dan memberikan yang terbaik untuk bangsa mereka. Satu diantaranya adalah Brasil yang lolos ke Piala Dunia Wanita 2015 dengan status sebagai Juara Copa America 2014. Prestasi terbaiknya adalah sebagai runner-up Piala Dunia Wanita 2007 di Tiongkok.

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Piala Dunia Wanita Kanada 2015 telah memasuki pertandingan kedua fase grup. 552 Pemain dari 24 negara siap bertarung memperebutkan trofi utama dan memberikan yang terbaik untuk bangsa mereka. Satu diantaranya adalah Spanyol yang mencetak sejarah baru dengan lolos Piala Dunia Wanita untuk pertama kalinya. Spanyol lolos ke Piala Dunia Wanita dari Grup 2 pada Kualifikasi Piala Dunia Wanita 2015 zona UEFA.

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Foto di atas saya ambil pada tanggal 10 Juni pada sore hari sepulang kantor. Ini adalah puncak kekesalan saya terhadap para pengendara sepeda motor yang tidak tahu diri. Ketika saya sedang berjalan di trotoar di Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, tiba tiba ada pengendara motor yang berkali kali membunyikan klakson. Saya terkejut ketika mendapati seorang pengendara motor yang berada tepat di belakang saya. Bukannya saya minggir, saya tetap berjalan santai dan sama sekali tidak memberikan ruang untuk si pengendara.

Setelah itu, saya mulai memarahinya. Saya bilang bahwa dia telah melanggar hak hak pejalan kaki. Saya juga bertanya apakah selama bersekolah dia diajarkan untuk menaati peraturan lalu lintas. Reaksi si pengendara : diam seribu bahasa. Mungkin karena terlalu kaget dan tidak menyangka akan “disemprot” oleh perempuan galak. Saya mengerti bahwa aksi marah saya menjadi tontonan orang. Saya pun tidak peduli. Sekali kali, galak itu memang perlu. Saya juga tidak segan segan “galak” terhadap ibu ibu yang pernah melanggar antrian ketika sedang menunggu bus transjakarta. Kadang saya kesal, mentang mentang usianya lebih tua dari saya, mungkin dia berpikir boleh melanggar antrian.

Dalam Undang-Undang Nomor 22 Tahun 2009 tentang Lalu Lintas dan Angkutan Jalan dalam pasal 106 poin 2 disebutkan bahwa: “Setiap yang mengemudikan kendaraan bermotor di jalan wajib mengutamakan keselamatan pejalan kaki dan pesepeda”. Lebih lanjut, dalam undang undang yang sama pada Pasal 284 yang berbunyi: “Setiap orang yang mengemudikan kendaraan bermotor dengan tidak mengutamakan keselamatan pejalan kaki atau pesepeda sebagaimana dimaksud dalam pasal 106 ayat (2), dipidana dengan pidana kurungan paling lama 2 (dua) bulan atau denda paling banyak Rp 500.000 (lima ratus ribu rupiah).”

Undang undangnya jelas berbunyi demikian tapi faktanya, polisi, yang seharusnya menindak, dengan memberikan surat tilang, seringkali mendiamkan hal itu. Saya jadi berpikir : pelanggaran HAM berat di negeri ini pun tidak diusut selama bertahun tahun, apalagi “cuma” pelanggaran terhadap hak-hak pejalan kaki. Di negeri ini , peraturan memang dibuat untuk dilanggar, bukan?

Kata-kata mantan walikota Bogota, Enrique Penalosa patut dicatat : “when you construct a good sidewalk, you are constructing democracy. A sidewalk is a symbol of equality”. Jadi, terbukti kan negara ini belum berdemokrasi….mungkin demorcrazy atau demorcrashit. FYI, sedikit cerita mengenai Penalosa dan opini saya mengenai trotoar dapat dilihat disini .

Tulisan saya mengenai usaha tim klub sepakbola Atletico dan Barcelona untuk mengubah status pemain tim putri dari amatir menjadi profesional.

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Kepindahan Virginia Torrecilla ke Montpellier dan Vicky Losada ke Arsenal Ladies meninggalkan sebuah pertanyaan. Apakah eksodus di Barcelona telah menjadi trend? Jawabannya: tentu saja. Ada alasan yang mendari isu ini, yaitu status Barcelona sebagai tim yang tetap dianggap amatir, karena liga sepakbola Spanyol masih berstatus amatir. Kemudian baru sepekan yang lalu Marta Corredera mengumumkan bahwa ia resmi meninggalkan Barcelona setelah lima tahun bersama.

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