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London Riots 2011

The Riot in Rio -- Anti-FIFA Backlash Spotlights English As Brazil's Other Language

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 09.02.2013 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Inside and outside stadiums throughout Brazil one saw banners and placards in English and in Portuguese. Online media and social utilities like Facebook and Twitter feature pages and live citizen journalist updates in both languages.

Hip Hop and Global Unrest

Sujatha Fernandes | Posted 11.07.2011 | Black Voices
Sujatha Fernandes

Four decades after its birth in the Bronx, rap music has become the soundtrack to the social unrest sweeping the globe from Tunisia to Libya and London.

Fashion's Response to the London Riots

Ben Arogundade | Posted 10.30.2011 | Style
Ben Arogundade

As a resident of the area, I am always struck by the way the boarded up fashion stores take on the appearance of failed businesses. Notting Hill looks like the opposite of what it is -- a post-apocalyptic village in terminal decline.

The Full Picture Of Sentences Handed Down To Rioters

The Guardian | Alan Travis, Simon Rogers | Posted 10.19.2011 | World

The courts are handing down prison sentences to convicted rioters that are on average 25% longer than normal, according to an exclusive Guardian analy...

Water Cannons

Carolita Johnson | Posted 10.17.2011 | Comedy
Carolita Johnson


Iran Media Using Archived Images To Portray UK Riots

The Guardian | Saeed Kamali Dehghan | Posted 10.16.2011 | World

Iranian media affiliated to the Islamic regime have been accused of using library images from different times and locations in Britain and other parts...

Public Unrest, Social Institutions and Trust

Iyiola Solanke | Posted 10.15.2011 | World
Iyiola Solanke

The outbreaks of violence, looting and arson in England's towns and cities might become slightly less perplexing if set within the context of the immoral behavior and wrong-doing that seems common in public life.

London Calling

Christopher Holshek | Posted 10.14.2011 | World
Christopher Holshek

When you look at the world and see hundreds of millions of idle, unemployed, and estranged youth who feel -- as the punks of a previous generation chanted -- they have "no future, no future," some pretty big things are going to happen.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.13.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, the continuing riots in London once again demonstrated the power of social media, for good and for bad: rioters used BlackBerry Messenger to organize their mayhem, but @riotcleanup on Twitter has drawn throngs of people to efforts to restore ravaged neighborhoods. In Wisconsin, voters gave walking papers to two Walker-aligned GOP state senators, but Democrats fell short of recalling the three Republicans needed to take control. In Iowa, all the GOP candidates indicated they would reject a hypothetical deficit reduction deal with a spending cut vs. revenue increase ratio of 10 to 1 -- even following a week in which jittery investors on Wall Street sent a clear message that they are more worried about a weak economy than reducing the deficit. And, in Washington, the announcement of the members of the Congressional debt-reduction "super committee" proved that truth in labeling laws don't apply to politics.

London Riots Hit Local Record Labels

Chicago Reader | Chicago Reader | Posted 10.10.2011 | Chicago

Round-the-clock news coverage notwithstanding, to Americans the rioting in England over the past few days can seem pretty remote. Unless you've got fr...

British P.M. Promises Vigorous Measures

AP/The Huffington Post | DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS | Posted 10.11.2011 | World

LONDON -- Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday promised vigorous and wide-ranging measures to restore order and prevent riots erupting again on Br...

Police Raid Rioters' Homes

AP/The Huffington Post | DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS | Posted 10.11.2011 | World

LONDON -- British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed Thursday there would be no "culture of fear" on Britain's streets, as police raided houses to rou...

Who Are The Rioters?

The Guardian | Paul Lewis And Kames Harkin | Posted 10.10.2011 | World

The crowd gathered outside Chalk Farm tube station at 1am on Tuesday morning was representative of those who had been at the frontline of other riots ...

Police Use Flickr To ID London Riot Suspects

TheNextWeb | Posted 10.10.2011 | Technology

London has been the scene of utter chaos over the past few days, and last night it hit a new peak when it seemed many parts of the UK capital were und...

Violence Never Has and Never Will Be The Answer

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 10.10.2011 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

Let us remember that even in the face of fire hoses, hate groups and imminent death, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. never faltered in his dedication to peaceful opposition.

David Cameron: Britain Will Not Allow Culture Of Fear To Take Over

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.10.2011 | World

LONDON (AP) -- Britain will not allow a culture of fear to take over the streets, Prime Minister David Cameron insisted Wednesday, saying police have ...

Sneering Reactions To London Riots Begin

Posted 10.09.2011 | World

As London went into its fourth day of protests, the unrest in the English capital provided a rare opportunity to those previously criticized by the Br...

Stunning Photo Of Woman Leaping From Burning Building Amid London Riots

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 10.09.2011 | World

A photograph of a desperate woman leaping from a building engulfed in flames is surfacing as the iconic image capturing London's ongoing riots. On ...

Jason Linkins

If Obama's Past Statements Are Any Guide, Then He Doesn't Support Urban Rioting | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.09.2011 | Media

Were you wondering if President Barack Obama is secretly siding with London's opportunistic looters and arsonists? Probably not, because that sounds crazy... but not at National Review!

Crowdsourcing The London Clean Up

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 10.09.2011 | World

As David Cameron rushed home from his Tuscan holiday, Londoners bound together on Twitter and Facebook to start the clean up. The first person to o...

The Anatomy of The London Riots

The Atlanta Post | Posted 10.09.2011 | Black Voices

The city of London had received a great boost in popularity this year due to the intense media attention and international interest in the royal weddi...

Sales of Baseball Bats On Amazon UK Are Up 5,000 Percent

The Huffington Post | Jason O. Gilbert | Posted 10.09.2011 | Technology

Another scary bit of news out of the United Kingdom, which has been overtaken by riots in the past three days: The sale of baseball bats via the UK br...

Londoners Demand Police To Do More

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.09.2011 | World

LONDON (AP) -- Britons swept up, patched up and feared further violence Tuesday, demanding police do more to protect them after three nights of riotin...

Indie Record Labels In London 'Devastated' By Riot Fire

Posted 10.09.2011 | Home

A Sony DADC building in north London has apparently been burned down as a result of the riots. The warehouse contains the stock for more than 150 reco...

PHOTOS: UK Papers Splash London Riots

Posted 10.09.2011 | Media

The violence coursing through London is, without a doubt, the biggest story in Britain, and the newspapers there used their front pages to get that me...