London Riots Sensemaking
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Tracking sensemaking efforts on the London riots as opposed to law-and-order calls
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Pankaj Mishra: London's rioters are Thatcher's grandchildren - The News Journal

Pankaj Mishra: London's rioters are Thatcher's grandchildren - The News Journal | London Riots Sensemaking | Scoop.it
Pankaj Mishra: London's rioters are Thatcher's grandchildrenThe News JournalIt's hard for me to explain, and so I never confess, that I feel more insecure on the streets of Tower Hamlets, a London borough just south of Tottenham and Hackney, the...
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Guest Blogger – Les Floyd London’s Burning - Compassion

Guest Blogger – Les Floyd London’s Burning - Compassion | London Riots Sensemaking | Scoop.it

Passions are flying high… both with the looters, and also in the general public… but what will become of the world if we always fight violence with violence, hate with hate and negativity with negativity?

Compassion is needed, now, more than ever.

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London Reporter Suggests 'Cuts in Spending and Services' by Conservatives Led to Riots

London Reporter Suggests 'Cuts in Spending and Services' by Conservatives Led to Riots | London Riots Sensemaking | Scoop.it
Reporter Ravi Somaiya quickly got to the root of the London riots: 'Economic malaise and cuts in spending and services instituted by the Conservative-led government have been recurring flashpoints for months....As the budget cuts take hold, risk of...
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London riots: Cameron has learned nothing, will do nothing – Telegraph Blogs

Can it really have been that this time last week that our streets were being torn apart by some of the worst civil unrest in recent British memory? Obviously not.
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Socialism and/or barbarism: An open letter to those who condemn looting (Part one)

Socialism and/or barbarism: An open letter to those who condemn looting (Part one) | London Riots Sensemaking | Scoop.it

Agrees "There is no excuse for looting." but We don't think "these people" are "apes," rats," "dogs".

In 2 parts. Part 1 argues against "This ain't political"

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Socialism and/or barbarism: An open letter to those who condemn looting (Part two)

Socialism and/or barbarism: An open letter to those who condemn looting (Part two) | London Riots Sensemaking | Scoop.it

Part 2 covers  3) materialism, 4) do not work are criminals

5) Have no right to do this 6) This is indiscriminate violence 7) no excuse just destructive and more

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LONDON RIOTS: Young man speaks up to London Mayor Boris Johnson: Not shown on UK Media

Young man speaks up to London mayor Boris Johnson LONDON RIOTS...
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A Scuffle: Or, How Theatre Can Change The World (A Response To The London Riots) | A Younger Theatre

A Scuffle: Or, How Theatre Can Change The World (A Response To The London Riots) | A Younger Theatre | London Riots Sensemaking | Scoop.it
When a crime is committed, we should look to understand and tackle the conditions that led to it.
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Montclair SocioBlog: The London Riots – How Do We Really See Class?

Montclair SocioBlog: The London Riots – How Do We Really See Class? | London Riots Sensemaking | Scoop.it

Are we being classist when we assume that the rioters in London were poor? Great post @jaylivingston's blog: via @lisadwade

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George Ciccariello-Maher: Planet of Slums, Age of Riots

The similarities with other serious waves of social rebellion then began to emerge with increasing clarity. This was both about Mark Duggan and it was not

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No easy answers (but history provides a few clues)

No easy answers (but history provides a few clues) | London Riots Sensemaking | Scoop.it

Last night on the BBC political correspondent, Nick Robinson described UK Prime Minister, David Cameron as a ‘political historian’. Who would have thought it

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UK riots: looting is nothing new - Londoners even did it during the Blitz | News & Politics | News & Comment | The First Post

UK riots: looting is nothing new - Londoners even did it during the Blitz | News & Politics | News & Comment | The First Post | London Riots Sensemaking | Scoop.it
Calls for the 'Blitz Spirit' following the riots are misguided: looting was rife in London's darkest hour (RT @TheCharmQuark: So much for the Blitz spirit: http://t.co/HxDPS2x via @LondonReview...)...
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‘Riot is the language of the unheard’ What MLK would have said about the London riots / Waging Nonviolence - People-Powered News and Analysis

‘Riot is the language of the unheard’ What MLK would have said about the London riots / Waging Nonviolence - People-Powered News and Analysis | London Riots Sensemaking | Scoop.it

Speaking just weeks before his assassination, which catalyzed rioting across America, Martin Luther King offered his thoug...

 

Also look at comments - interesting

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Taliban blames US economy, London riots on Afghan war - Hindustan Times

Reuters AfricaTaliban blames US economy, London riots on Afghan warHindustan TimesThe Taliban blamed the state of the US economy and last week's London riots on the war in Afghanistan in a statement published on its website on Monday.
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The Politics of Desire & Looting - A Designer Perspective Observatory: Design Observer

The Politics of Desire & Looting - A Designer Perspective Observatory: Design Observer | London Riots Sensemaking | Scoop.it

The part designers have played in the London riots: Observatory: Design Observervia

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London burns – causes & consequences of the riots – an anarchist perspective » Freedom Press - The Home of Freedom Books and Freedom Newspaper

London burns – causes & consequences of the riots – an anarchist perspective » Freedom Press - The Home of Freedom Books and Freedom Newspaper | London Riots Sensemaking | Scoop.it

London burns – causes & consequences of the riots – an anarchist perspective.

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The right to compare arms - so few died!

The right to compare arms - so few died! | London Riots Sensemaking | Scoop.it
TO AN American visiting London, one of the more striking aspects of last week’s riots was how few people died.
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The London Riots. - The Madbury Club ::

The London Riots. - The Madbury Club :: | London Riots Sensemaking | Scoop.it

"Considering the UK has replaced manufacturing with financial services, this is not unexpected, but when you build your country around the business of selling debt to people, what kind of prosperity can you really build? Especially when politics and the banking sector revolve around the tradition of old boy’s clubs and are dominated by old, rich white men."

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Work Without Dread: Telepathy for rioters Who has defended the Los Angeles rioters in the terms they deserve

Work Without Dread: Telepathy for rioters Who has defended the Los Angeles rioters in the terms they deserve | London Riots Sensemaking | Scoop.it

Like these other positions, and like all commentary on the U.K. this week, Debord’s text performs the class division between participants and commentators in the same gestures in which it defends the rioters against other commentators.

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Boomer generation's drag on economy sparked London riots

Re: "Riots rock London for third straight day; Deputy PM calls attacks 'needless, opportunist theft and violence'," The Journal, Aug. 9. (@silverssummit Call me oversensitive but I track incidents of boomer blame.
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Cameron blames UK riots on 'moral collapse'

Cameron blames UK riots on 'moral collapse' | London Riots Sensemaking | Scoop.it

Prime Minister David Cameron blames the riots that shook Britain over the past 10 days on a "slow-motion moral collapse ... via @ozolalee

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UK riots: Our wounded nation will not be healed by vengeful gestures

UK riots: Our wounded nation will not be healed by vengeful gestures | London Riots Sensemaking | Scoop.it
Will Hutton: Unfairness and inequality are corroding the social ties that bind us...
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Salford and Hackney riots: 'We don't want trouble. We want a job' - audio

Salford and Hackney riots: 'We don't want trouble. We want a job' - audio | London Riots Sensemaking | Scoop.it
Witnesses to the riots in Salford, Greater Manchester, and Hackney, east London, tell Shiv Malik what happened this week and speak of their anger at a lack of job prospects...
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These riots were political. They were looting, not shoplifting

These riots were political. They were looting, not shoplifting | London Riots Sensemaking | Scoop.it

Gary Younge: The riots cannot be explained by criminality or deprivation alone.

When a group of people join forces to flout both law and social convention, they are acting politically.

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UK riots and the Haroon Jahan death: Legacy of a society that believes in nothing - A moral perspective

UK riots and the Haroon Jahan death: Legacy of a society that believes in nothing - A moral perspective | London Riots Sensemaking | Scoop.it
Tariq Jahan had the dignity, the compassion and the common sense to demand an end to the violence that had shattered his life with the death of his son Haroon.
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