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Riots report
December 5, 2011 – 12:34 pm | One Comment
Riots report

Here’s a decent piece from the Guardian, about a report which supports much of what was written on afinelung.com in the immediate aftermath of the riots:
At the beginning of August, in a fit of collective …

No, I Really <3 MCR
August 28, 2011 – 4:16 pm | No Comment
No, I Really <3 MCR

Well, the cynicism is what makes us Mancunian int it?
I quite heart this piece from Manchester Mule

I heart corporate MCR

In the words of the city’s tourist board Marketing Manchester, today’s “I Love MCR” day will …

Looting with the lights on
August 19, 2011 – 10:35 am | 2 Comments
Looting with the lights on

Great piece here from Naomi Klein:
Shock Doctrine in Practice: The Connection Between Nighttime Robbery In the Streets and Daytime Robbery By Elites
When you rob people of what little they have, in order to protect the …

Know your enemy
August 11, 2011 – 8:58 am | One Comment
Know your enemy

The worst thing about this whole ugly riot business is the way so many people, when they’re frustrated about something they have every right to be frustrated about, instead of looking around for the bigger …

Commodity wars
August 10, 2011 – 8:26 pm | 4 Comments
Commodity wars

What we saw in the riots was a war of ownership.
One of the most shocking things about the riots was the way very law abiding, so called peaceful people were willing to see and accept the extreme violence towards unarmed people.

Summer in the city
August 9, 2011 – 9:36 pm | 2 Comments
Summer in the city

So it begins, the predicted summer riots started.

Mither
August 9, 2011 – 3:05 pm | 3 Comments
Mither

Rioting in Manchester and Salford.

Panic on the streets of London
August 9, 2011 – 3:00 pm | 10 Comments
Panic on the streets of London

By Chris Taylor

If I hear or read one more bell-end claim that the disturbance in London isn’t political but just about nicking and greed, I’m going to kick their windows in and nick their flat screen and all their shoes.

The Greggs that went up in Peckham? That’s my Greggs. That’s where I get my ham, cheese and pickle bloomers and sausage and bean melts from. It’s a ten minute walk from my door. The bus that got set on fire is the bus I take home from work.

Sheer criminality
August 9, 2011 – 8:36 am | 21 Comments
Sheer criminality

You start with a society in which material wealth is the only way to get ahead. You follow with a culture in which fame and money dominate. You bombard people with images of luxury …

…pour on water
August 8, 2011 – 9:37 pm | 2 Comments
…pour on water

The usual suspects in the media and parliament queue up to condemn the ‘mindless thugs’ on a wrecking mission throughout London and seemingly elsewhere, without so much as a thought as to why we are currently witnessing a situation reminiscent of the early 1980s and, in fact, the early 1900s.

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