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Inciting a riot

Written By: - Date published: 11:20 am, August 18th, 2011 - 46 comments

Cases being tried in England raise the question – what is an appropriate punishment for inciting a riot on Facebook?

London riots: a guest post

Written By: - Date published: 1:51 pm, August 10th, 2011 - 228 comments

A standard reader based in London has sent us this account of the riots.

Good to get some of the context the UK media doesn’t seem to want to talk about…

London riots

Written By: - Date published: 9:19 am, August 9th, 2011 - 201 comments

There have been two nights of rioting, looting and burning in London.  The trigger was the police shooting of Mark Duggan.  But the cause is the alienation of the permanent underclass, and the stresses of the current austerity programme.

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