18.8.11

London Calling...


London calling to the faraway towns
Now that war is declared-and battle come down
London calling to the underworld
Come out of the cupboard, all you boys and girls





It seems like there was hardly time to recover
from the culture shock of the London Olympics 
using the old Clash standard to invite people 
to the Games before it all hit the proverbial fan
in the streets of old London town.

British PM Cameron has been doing his 
best Maggie Thatcher imitation for days 
now...to no one's great surprise 
and precious little effect. 

This cartoon captured my sentiments well...






and this week, Naomi Klein has done a good 
job of summing them up in the Guardian:


Looting with the lights on

We keep hearing England's riots weren't political – but looters know that their elites have been committing daylight robbery.

I keep hearing comparisons between the London riots and riots in other European cities – window-smashing in Athens or car bonfires in Paris. And there are parallels, to be sure: a spark set by police violence, a generation that feels forgotten.

Highly recommended reading- find the rest here!



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