Wednesday, 10 August 2011

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09 Aug 2011 10:48 pm

It's not from the reporters and well-heeled media pundits where you can find insight into the London riots, but from the people they are obliged to interview, argue Joe Glenton and Jo Gough.

09 Aug 2011 08:06 pm

FE student Amy Addison-Dunne argues that most politicians live in such a different reality, their opinions on the riots can be of little value.

09 Aug 2011 05:39 pm

Politicians and journalists have rushed to blame the riots on 'sheer criminality'. The same cry from the defenders of the status quo has echoed down the centuries after every riot in London.

09 Aug 2011 05:02 pm

Teresa MayThe moralistic backlash from the Con-Dems and the media has begun in earnest. Jonathon Shafi takes on the reactionary critics, with reference to a challenging BBC interview with influential commentator Darcus Howe.

09 Aug 2011 12:27 pm

Called by Coalition of Resistance and Black Activists Rise Against the Cuts - What do the recent riots in Britain mean? Why are they happening? What can we do in response? All welcome to come and discuss this and decide on what to do next.

08 Aug 2011 12:25 pm

Lindsey Oil Refinery strikers 2009Two years after construction bosses got a bloody nose when they tried to smash union organisation on major construction sites, they think enough water has passed under the bridge to give it another go. Richard Allday argues they can be

07 Aug 2011 09:27 pm

Excessive policing in Europe and the United States shows that governments are resorting to ever more coercive measures in order to save their neoliberal project, writes Dan Poulton.

07 Aug 2011 09:02 pm

In the most unequal borough of the UK, young people do not riot just for the fun of it. Poverty and a lack of opportunities are the deeper causes behind the public anger that erupted in Tottenham over the weekend, argues Elly Badcock.

07 Aug 2011 03:24 pm

Regularly updated and challenging the portrayal of the London rioting as simply a mass outburst of criminality without any roots in social problems and police harassment.

07 Aug 2011 01:56 pm

small US flagThe world's leading economy has had its credit rating reduced as the ability of the US political system to manage the crisis is called into question. James Meadway looks at the implications.

07 Aug 2011 01:11 pm

A first hand account of last night's riot in Tottenham by Reuben Bard-Rosenberg

07 Aug 2011 03:32 am

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05 Aug 2011 11:13 am

As fear spreads across the world's stock markets, political leaders offer no real solutions. This might be the end of the Euro in its current form, argues James Meadway.

04 Aug 2011 06:47 pm

From Rebellion to Reform in Bolivia is an important contribution to understanding Bolivian politics, critiquing the politics of Evo Morales in an effort to analyse the limitations of his rule and the potential of the social movements that brought him to power.

04 Aug 2011 02:19 pm

After extensive lobbying and boycott threats from the UK and around the world, the International Gay and Lesbian Youth Organisation has withdrawn its annual conference from Israel.

04 Aug 2011 08:13 am

The UN Assembly vote on a Palestinian state is an important issue, but statehood can only be a first step in the struggle for the Palestinians' rights, argue Joseph Daher and Hesham Zakai.

03 Aug 2011 06:41 pm

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