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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.

Report: Police Response Fueled London Riots

AP | CASSANDRA VINOGRAD | Posted 01.28.2012 | World

LONDON — A weak police response allowed rioting to spread across Britain last summer, an independent panel concluded Monday. The Riots Communit...

Official Figures Show Few UK Rioters Were Gang Members

AP | Posted 12.24.2011 | World

LONDON — After riots swept through Britain in August, some officials blamed the looting and violence on gangs. But official data released Monday...

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.

Majority Of London Rioters Had Criminal Records

AP | Posted 11.06.2011 | World

LONDON — Three-quarters of those arrested in Britain's riots last month had criminal records, London's mayor said Tuesday, blaming the U.K.'s cr...

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.

Blair: UK Riots Caused By 'Disaffected' Youth

AP | By JILL LAWLESS | Posted 10.21.2011 | World

LONDON -- Former Prime Minister Tony Blair on Sunday rejected the British government's claim that this month's riots were caused by the country's mora...

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...

Teenager Charged For Murdering Retiree During Riots

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 10.16.2011 | World

LONDON (Associated Press)-- British police revealed Tuesday that they sent officers to protect major shopping centers and the 2012 Olympics sites afte...

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 Police: Nearly 700 Charged Over Riots

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 10.12.2011 | World

LONDON — Thousands of extra police officers were stationed on Britain's streets, as the country faced its first weekend since riots raged throug...

In Wake Of Riots, Some Criticize Britain's Juvenile Justice System

AP | PAISLEY DODDS and JILL LAWLESS | Posted 10.12.2011 | World

LONDON — It wasn't long ago that David Cameron launched what became known as his "Hug a Hoodie" campaign – an initiative born of a public ...

Nearly 700 Charged Over Riots (Update)

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 10.12.2011 | World

LONDON -- Police in London said Friday they have charged almost 600 people with violence, disorder and looting over deadly riots in Britain's capital,...

Prime Minister: UK Will Seek Anti-Gang Ideas From US

AP | DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS | Posted 10.11.2011 | World

LONDON — Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday that Britain would look to the United States for solutions to gang violence after nights of ...

Police Use Technology Considered For Olympic Games To Identify Rioters

AP | PAISLEY DODDS and RAPHAEL G. SATTER | Posted 10.11.2011 | World

LONDON — Facial recognition technology being considered for London's 2012 Games is getting a workout in the wake of Britain's riots, a senior po...

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.