13.8.11

Linkdump: perspectives on the London riots

In the rough chronological order in which they appeared (all links open in a new window):

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At 8/14/2011 1:50 pm , Anonymous Laremy said...

Thanks!

I'm so annoyed with and tired of people harnessing this event for their own agenda and taking their focus away from two basic aspects fuelling the chaos:

1. A failure to discipline these louts, and
2. Riots as a misnomer, because these dipshits are just opportunistic thieves and looters!

 
At 8/15/2011 1:37 am , Blogger Tym said...

Actually more fundamental issues include poverty, access to education and jobs, the criminalisation of poverty and, as always, the hard questions about how we behave towards each other.

I'm not saying there wasn't opportunism out there, but I think what Cameron et al are doing "in response" isn't addressing the many underlying problems.

Another good link from yesterday: Profits must no longer go to the few at the top by MP Simon Hughes.

 

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