UK Uprisings Newslinks Roundup 6-13 August 2011

13 August 2011 —

A collection of stories mostly from independent journalists and media sources on the uprisings.

After London Police Killing, Media Focus on Problem of Police Restraint By Peter Hart

The Life of the People By Edward Lewis, Jonathan Rutherford

Ten reasons to riot By William Bowles

Britain’s Riots: Thuggery, Looting, Lawlessness… By the Ruling Class By Finian Cunningham

Stopping the UK’s looters By Alex Free

Video – UK: The Voice Of Reason

Who is the sick one here? By William Bowles

Feral Capitalism Hits the Streets, by David Harvey

London Burning, What’s Next, By Michael Albert

Linking the riots to the media scandal

Tottenham: Neoliberal Riots and the Possibility of Politics

There is a Context to London’s Riots which Cannot be Ignored, by Nina Power:

London Calling: A Haunting Glimpse into our Future?, By Jérôme E. Roos

Things Fall Apart, By William Bowles

#riotcleanup or #riotwhitewash?

Deptford United – You’re Invited, Opportunity Knocks Us, and From Stockholm Syndrome to Self-Representation, Ewa Jasiewicz

Darcus Howe and Richard Seymour on Democracy Now

Statement by Arts Against the Cut

London Riot Pt 2, Arts Against the Cuts:

An open letter to those who condemn looting (Part one):

An open letter to those who condemn looting (Part two):

Violence at the Edge: Tottenham, Athens, Paris:

A time of riot: England and the world, Paul Rogers

Riots: The left must respond, by James O’Nions :

UK: Bullets won’t solve anything

UK: An Anatomy of a police shooting By Tony Mckenna

Black Britain Revolts: What If It Had Been New York? By Glen Ford

Left groups respond to the UK riots

Things fall apart By William Bowles

July Days Again in Britain — This Time in August By S. Artesian

Monday night in Peckham By Kate Belgrave

Hackney Burned and Smashed Sean Gittins

Back to the future By William Bowles

Major police clampdown as riots spread across London and other UK cities By Julie Hyland

Tariq Ali on British riots: Why here and now?

“Recreational looting” in perspective:

The Riots: A grim mirror image of neoliberal Britain, by Tom Fox:

Criminality and Rewards – Max von Sudo:

Britain and its Rabble:

‘Panic on the Streets of London’, blogpost by Laurie Penny:

From Self-Mutilation to Self-Organisation

North London Solidarity Federation’s Response to the London Riots

The London Riots: On Consumerism Coming Home to Roost, by Zygmunt Bauman

‘AA+ for the Rioters?’ blogpost by The Free Association:

These Riots are the Fruits of Austerity

The riots: Marcus Dowe vs Mr Jones

The other side of ‘we’re all in it together’

Riot Thoughts

A FITWatchers view of the riots:

These riots reflect a society run on greed and looting, Seamus Milne

These riots reveal some unpalatable home truths

‘A Message to a Country on Fire’, statements by London Anti-Cuts Space:

‘Five Quick Points on The Riots’, by Kenan Malik:

‘Don’t Moralise, Don’t Judge, Don’t Take Pictures – It’s Time for the Riots to get radical, Daniel Harvey:

Darcus Howe on the BBC:

Interview with Tottenham local the morning of Sunday 7th August:

Badiou article about the ‘Banlieue riots’ in France (2005). Worth a read now:

This from Paul Mason in Feb – Twenty reasons why it’s kicking off everywhere

Moral Economy of the Crowd

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