Articles tagged with: riots
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
So it begins, the predicted summer riots started.
Rioting in Manchester and Salford.
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.
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 …
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.