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London Riots

After the Riots,

After the Riots, “Broken” Britain Grows Still More Fractured

by Michelle Chen on August 18 2011, 10:44AM

Lost amid all the racialized, anti-youth invective is the story of youth on the margins, whose voices go ignored until they explode in collective rebellion. Michelle Chen explores what happens next for London’s fractured neighborhoods.

Topics: Global Affairs, Global Justice, London Riots

Dispatch from London: A Night Bus Ride Through the Riot Corridor

Dispatch from London: A Night Bus Ride Through the Riot Corridor

by Sean O'Neill on August 18 2011, 10:02AM

On this bus, you can see the exhaustion that often comes with low-wage labor in the birthplace of capitalism—and with being the cultural scapegoat for the increasing anxieties of the British middle class.

Topics: Dispatches, Global Affairs, London Riots

The U.S. Is Still Recovering from 'Supercop' Bill Bratton's Policing

The U.S. Is Still Recovering from ‘Supercop’ Bill Bratton’s Policing

by Jamilah King on August 17 2011, 10:00AM

Activists say that the man who led New York and Los Angeles’s police departments into the days of zero tolerance on crime is a bad choice to lead London’s recovery.

Topics: Criminal Justice, London Riots

Black Journalists Scold BBC for 'Stunning Lack of Sensitivity' in London Riots

Black Journalists Scold BBC for ‘Stunning Lack of Sensitivity’ in London Riots

by Bryan Gerhart on August 16 2011, 2:44PM

The scathing letter says the world’s largest news network should have a better analysis around race.

Topics: London Riots, Media

Quick Retribution in London Threatens Due Process for Thousands

Quick Retribution in London Threatens Due Process for Thousands

by Bryan Gerhart on August 12 2011, 3:52PM

Prime Minister David Cameron has vowed to ignore “phony concerns about human rights.” The courts appear to be eagerly taking his cue.

Topics: Global Affairs, London Riots

BBC (Sort of) Apologizes for Accusing Darcus Howe of Rioting in London

BBC (Sort of) Apologizes for Accusing Darcus Howe of Rioting in London

by Jorge Rivas on August 11 2011, 11:48AM

As outrage continues to mount in London, the country’s news agency apologizes for a shady interview.

Topics: Criminal Justice, London Riots

“Have Some Respect,” 68-Yr-Old Man Tells BBC Anchor on London Riots

by Jorge Rivas on August 9 2011, 11:37AM

Black British columnist Darcus Howe offered meaningful context on the conditions of London’s poor. And he didn’t hold anything back.

Topics: Criminal Justice, London Riots