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UK August Riots Newswire Archive

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Cartoons on the riots, genetic engineering and fracking.

21-08-2011 19:52

Riot cartoon 1
Two cartoons on the riots, two on genetic engineering and one on fracking.

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Dignified and Undignified Rage:Brief Notes on a Pending Invitation, the UK riots

21-08-2011 06:12

here are some thoughts i wrote about the london riots and wider world dynamics.

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The Insurrection of the English Underclass

20-08-2011 20:16

In this article, Takis sees the tremendous explosion of anger by the British underclass as part of similar recent explosions in France and Greece of the main victims of neoliberal globalisation and particularly those who have not yet been integrated into it.

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Punks and "Rioting scumbags"

20-08-2011 14:10

Riot analysis c/o North London punks.

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Coda to an open letter

20-08-2011 13:26

Three follow-up comments on the London riots, drawn in part from astute comments from friends and strangers.

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Government considers curfew powers following riots

20-08-2011 06:41

In the aftermath of the riots that swept London and other cities in England last week, the Conservative/Liberal government is actively planning the imposition of curfew powers covering wide geographical areas.

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Rant: Cameron's Wars - Coming Home Soon To British Streets?

20-08-2011 00:35

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six: straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

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Emergency solidarity march and noise demo

19-08-2011 21:16

An emergency solidarity march and noise demo has been called in Brixton.

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Report from Wandsworth ‘no to evictions’ protest

19-08-2011 20:01

Tonight I approached the senior police officer at the ‘ No Evictions’ protest in Wandsworth, South London and asked him a question.

Why had he just arrested a man? The best answer he could give ” he was whipping up the crowd “… his colleague added he was ‘ swearing’. In fact the gentleman in question had indeed used that dreadful and clearly very naughty F word and pointed out that capitalism was not a very good economic system. He also advised the police they had ‘ transferable skills’ and should get out while they can. It would appear he had a point as it all went down well, but did not amount to ‘whipping up the crowd’

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Pro-Populus: Give the People a Chance!

18-08-2011 21:35

The recent cacophony of events have explicitly revealed the shortcomings in the multi-faceted beast that is our 'United' Kingdom. Let us use this opportunity to change it for the better.

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Merkel, Sarkozy plagiarise from indymedia

18-08-2011 18:04

While all the periphery of Europe is in turmoil, the centre of the subcontinent appears remarkably calm. But that appearance is deceptive. There has been a hidden struggle going on beyond the surface of the hegemonic narrative for a long time, and now the fog is beginning to clear.

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Daylight Robbery, Meet Nighttime Robbery

18-08-2011 06:35

I keep hearing comparisons between the London riots and riots in other European cities—window smashing in Athens or car bonfires in Paris. And there are parallels, to be sure: a spark set by police violence, a generation that feels forgotten.

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Youth sentenced to years in jail for posting Facebook notices during riots

18-08-2011 06:22

The state clampdown against working class youth in Britain continues unabated. On Tuesday, crown court judges in England handed down long jail sentences to two young men for posting comments on Facebook.

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The stench of a police state

18-08-2011 06:20

The events of the last 12 days are a warning to the working class in Britain and internationally. The state repression and right-wing hysteria unleashed in response to youth rioting in London and other cities reveal the preparations of the ruling class for police-state forms of rule.

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Riot Graffiti !

16-08-2011 21:05

something from exeter

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News from Colchester

16-08-2011 19:26

spot the difference!
In Colchester, one young man has just been charged under the 2007 Serious Crime Act for organising a fight... with water pistols, while another languishes in a military prison for refusing to take part in rifle training with real guns. What sort of a message does this send to our young people?

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Nick Clegg ARSONIST - make this go viral ASAP

15-08-2011 18:49

Nick Clegg ARSONIST - make this go viral ASAP

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Solidarity with UK rebelion from Berlin!

15-08-2011 18:03

Sparkasse Bank smashed in Berlin.

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Understanding The Riots – Where Next?

15-08-2011 13:25

Understanding The Riots – Where Next?
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