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Riots


Mark Duggan wasn’t armed when police killed him

22 November 2011
Police killed Mark Duggan in August in Tottenham, north London. The investigation into his death is in chaos.

New figures show poverty at heart of riots

25 October 2011
David Cameron declared "all-out war on gang culture" after the August riots. But the latest government statistics show only 13 percent of those arrested were part of a gang.

Judge upholds ‘severe’ jail terms for Facebook messages

18 October 2011
People sentenced to some of the harshest jail terms after the summer riots have lost their appeals.

Riots - cops go for the usual suspects

20 September 2011
The media has pounced on statistics from the Ministry of Justice claiming three quarters of rioters in court so far already had a criminal record.

Riots: ‘One law for the rich−one for the poor’

06 September 2011
Defence campaigns are starting to take shape for the thousands of young people who face jail over the recent riots.

'It's no wonder riots happened'

06 September 2011
Sadie lives on the riot-hit Pembury estate. She told the Hackney meeting:

Anger at south London eviction threats

06 September 2011
Residents and activists are campaigning against threats by two south London councils to evict families of people convicted over the riots.

‘Feeding frenzy’ in courts after riots

30 August 2011
A man has been jailed for 16 months—for "looting" an ice cream during the riots.

Harshest riot sentence yet

30 August 2011
A man has been jailed for four years and eight months in what is believed to be the harshest riot-related sentence so far.

Riots: Harshest sentence yet as dozens more rushed through courts

25 August 2011
A man has been jailed for four years and eight months in what is believed to be the harshest riot-related sentence so far.

Post riot raids: ‘This could happen to anyone’

23 August 2011
Dozens of armed police smashed their way into a man’s home last week—and claimed they’d had a tip-off that he was a looter.

Post riot evictions: Standing against the injustice

23 August 2011
Local campaigners protested on Thursday of last week against plans to evict rioters’ relatives from their council houses in south London.

Was riot reporting part of the problem?

23 August 2011
Tony Evans, a sports writer for the Times newspaper, told a National Union of Journalists meeting last week "It has been a particularly grim period for journalism. I found it staggering, the way the news presenters were editorialising.

Tottenham defence co-ordinating campaign meeting

19 August 2011
Activists in Tottenham, north London, will meet tomorrow (Tuesday) to help co-ordinate campaigning activities for people coming up in court after the riots.

What next in Tottenham?

16 August 2011
Up to 200 people gathered for a meeting on Monday night about the riots in Tottenham.

‘Give our kids a future’, demands 2,000-strong march across London

16 August 2011
The Tories claim that Britain is united against the rioters. But while there is a backlash, many people have defended young people and opposed the police crackdown.

‘Rioting is the only voice we have that they will listen to’

16 August 2011
The riots have lifted the lid on the routine police harassment, racism and deprivation that is the daily life of thousands of young people in Britain.

Elite’s hypocrisy—they are the real criminals

16 August 2011
Just as MPs hoped they could hide behind the media frenzy over riots, the hacking scandal has returned with a vengeance.

Birmingham comes together

16 August 2011
In Birmingham, where three young Muslim men died after being hit by a car during the riots, there were fears that it might stir up animosity between Asian and African‑Caribbean people.

Courts dole out rushed revenge after riots

15 August 2011
The courts have launched an onslaught against poor, working class people in the aftermath of the riots that swept British cities.

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