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London Riots

London Calling: Post Olympics and One Year After the Riots

Alan Miller | Posted 10.20.2012 | World
Alan Miller

The run-up to the Olympics that was filled with anguish and concern reflects a far deeper problem in society. Indeed, it was a result of the over-inflated obsession with security that has gripped the U.S. and many in Europe, but particularly Britain, since 9/11.

Crime-Fighting App Makes Big Brother Bigger

Posted 07.02.2012 | Technology

Smile! You're on a crowdsourced, crime-fighting camera. Britain's police force has unveiled a new app titled "Facewatch" that aims to empower anyon...

Police Arrest 6 For Starting Riots

AP | Posted 07.31.2012 | World

Associated Press LONDON -- British police say six people have been arrested on suspicion of instigating the riots that swept London last summer. ...

Investigating Kenya: What's In A Name?

Seth Engel | Posted 04.04.2012 | World
Seth Engel

Let's hope that the next cases brought in the ICC are winners with real "organizational policies" committing the most serious of crimes.

At Davos Summit, Income Inequality Is A Major Concern

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.25.2012 | Business

High in the Swiss Alps, the global wealth gap is being identified as a source of misery and unrest. Participants in the annual World Economic Forum...

Unemployment Is The World's Fastest-Rising Concern: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.12.2011 | Business

Worried about making ends meet? You're not alone. Unemployment is the fastest-rising concern around the globe, suggesting the softening global job ...

Income Inequality Rising In Most Wealthy Countries: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business

Scales continue to tip in the rich's favor the world around. Income inequality -- the gap between a society's richest members and its poorest -- i...

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...

London Theater Reenacts England's Riots

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 01.24.2012 | Home

LONDON — It sounds like a tough sell for an evening out: Come relive the London riots. But that is the offer currently packing audiences into L...

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...

The Forecast: Winter of Discontent, Chance of an American Spring

William S. Becker | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
William S. Becker

Several factors that triggered the Arab Spring are present in the United States today, including crony capitalism, political corruption, poverty and the unmet aspirations of the young.

Pope Explains Cause Of British Riots

Posted 11.09.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca c. 2011 Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI linked last month's riots in England to the corrosive effec...

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.

PHOTOS: Notting Hill Carnival Kicks Off In Spectacular Style

Posted 10.29.2011 | World

The second day of the Notting Hill Carnival kicked off in spectacular style Monday, despite a visible increase in police presence following London's v...

Suspect Arrested In UK Riots Police Murder

AP | Posted 10.28.2011 | World

LONDON — British police on Sunday charged a man suspected of participating in a hit-and-run attack that seriously injured two police officers du...

Facebook, Twitter Meet With U.K. Government For Riot Talks

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 10.25.2011 | Technology

LONDON — More than two weeks after riots, Britain's government and police met social media executives Thursday to discuss how to prevent their s...

The English Riots: Just Meaningless Sound and Fury?

Thomas Ferguson | Posted 10.24.2011 | World
Thomas Ferguson

Slavoj Zizek is right about one important fact: Repetition is a basic feature of social history. Unfortunately, it's not, as St. Augustine thought, the mother of learning.

Changing Communication, Changing World

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 10.22.2011 | Technology
Max Fraad Wolff

Crowds, linked by clouds, are wielding new mobile devices to communicate different types of information across different types of network. The commercial implications are transformative. The political ramifications are revolutionary.

After the British Riots: What Comes Next?

Erik Bleich | Posted 10.22.2011 | World
Erik Bleich

The recent events in England allow us the opportunity to make social scientific lemonade out of British lemons. Cameron's government should not only crack down on protesters, but also unearth funds to implement jobs programs for at-risk youth.

After the Riots, "Broken" Britain Grows Still More Fractured

Michelle Chen | Posted 10.21.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

You won't find the most troubling "moral breakdown" in London among its youth. It reveals itself in every humiliating police search, every shuttered youth club, every corruption scandal ingrained in a political structure that walls off ordinary people.

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...

From "Too Big to Fail" Banks to "Too Big to Default" Nations to What's Next?

Lydia Fisher | Posted 10.19.2011 | Business
Lydia Fisher

We've had financial bubbles before. This one's got a twist though. It's fraught with complexity, scope, depth, widespread fraud and bad underwriting practices making coming out of it, all the more difficult.

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...