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Trust Is Essential for a Sustainable Future

If judged exclusively by the front page news, distrust within society is accelerating. While the Occupy Wall Street, Arab Spring, and London Riots are now distant and seemingly isolated in time, there remains a strong undercurrent of irreverence and distrust within the global populous. Show More Summary

The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

Welcome back from the weekend! It's chilly in London but it's all sunshine in New York. And now, here's what people will be chatting about on Monday.  1. Riots in Ferguson, Missouri, have reached a new level of violence after police imposed a curfew. Show More Summary

Telegraph Publishes 'Deeply Racist' Article Demanding Whites Move Away from London Borough

She was known as the 'Hackney Heroine' – a brave, black woman who confronted looters in her neighbourhood during the London Riots of 2011. But now Pauline Pearce may be known as the London Loony after a Telegraph comment piece in which she claims that the gentrification of her area by "white hipsters" may cause further unrest. Show More Summary

When crime stops paying

To an economist, tougher sentencing in the wake of the 2011 riots offers a fascinating natural experiment The third anniversary of the 2011 London riots is this week. They erupted so suddenly and spread so quickly across the capital and to other English cities that at the time the disintegration of British society seemed, if […]

Anti Israeli protests rock Paris , London over Gaza invasion

Thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters marched in French cities on Saturday to condemn violence in Gaza, defying a ban imposed after demonstrators marched on two synagogues in Paris last weekend and clashed with riot police. A Reuters...Show More Summary

Thousands in Europe rally for Palestinians

Peaceful protest held in London while demonstrators in Paris defy ban on protests and clash with riot police.

Sykes - Gold Dust

Sounds like: Freelance Whales, Ra Ra Riot, Misterwives Song: Sykes - Gold Dust What's so good? It may be a almost a year and a half on since I last heard from London trio Sykes, but by no means does this mean I forgotthem. Their OutShow More Summary

My London: Chris McMuck

'I’ll always remember the initial days of the Shoreditch art scene in the mid-‘90s; things were fresh and new and we had our part of London to run riot' This post is from The London Word and should not be republished elsewhere without prior permission. Please check out our site for more great stories and features. My London: Chris McMuck

'World's first riot control copter' drone unveiled, shoots pepper spray, plastic bullets

2 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

An eight-armed drone designed to fire dye markers, pepper spray pellets, plastic bullets, and other "less-lethal" ammunition was shown off in London this week. Read the rest

Police Apologize for Threatening to Arrest Pro-Life Woman at a Prayer Vigil

The Metropolitan police have apologised for wrongfully threatening to arrest pro-life campaigners for holding a prayer vigil outside a London abortion facility Police used a draconian ‘riot law’ legislation usually employed to disperse rioters and football hooligans to force the three women to move away from the BPAS clinic in Twickenham. Officers issued the group […]

Scotland Yard apologizes for threatening pro-lifers outside London abortion facility

by Peter Saunders The Metropolitan police have apologised for wrongfully threatening to arrest pro-life campaigners for holding a prayer vigil outside a London abortion facility. Police used a draconian ‘riot law’ legislation usually employed to disperse rioters and football hooligans to force the three women…

Buy The Land Rover That Defended England In Two Riots & Earned TV Fame

3 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

An armored 1979 Land Rover Series III is on eBay right now, which supposedly enforced order in the siege of London's Iranian embassy in 1980 and the London Poll Tax Riots ten years later. Seller also claims the Rover retired to TV stardom on "Juliet Bravo." Pedigree or no, it's a beautiful beast. Read more...

London Journal: From Riots and Rebels to Juice Bars and Tapas, a New Brixton Emerges

The London neighborhood of Brixton, long one of the capital’s most downtrodden areas, has recently seen a quickening in its decades-long gentrification.

The Fake Town Where London Cops Train for Riots

This series was shot at the Metropolitan Police Specialist Training Center in Gravesend, Kent, a mock town that has been built purely so that young police officers can run around it, learning how to deal with angry mobs. The place is...Show More Summary

Scientists are Building a Lie Detector for Tweets

Efforts to rid Twitter of false posts are to be the focus of a new UK-led study. During the 2011 riots in London, there were widespread and untrue claims that London Zoo animals had been set free. Social media has also been used in global conflicts to spread dangerous and damaging rumours about what is... Read More

Researchers are working on a lie detector to sniff out false tweets

6 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Sure, some less-than-true statements on Twitter are innocuous, but the social media network's vast audience means it has huge potential to spread inaccurate, even dangerous, information. Citing examples like the 2011 London riots and accusations of...

Churchill memo on Tonypandy riots - 'I do not anticipate any shooting' - for sale at Bonhams

7 months agoArts : Artdaily

A signed memo by the then Home Secretary, Winston Churchill, about his handling of the Welsh miners? strike in November 1910 is to be sold at Bonhams sale of Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs in London on 19 March. It is estimated at £1,000-1,500. Show More Summary

Aus Frau

Frau From: London, England Remember last year when I alerted you to the thriving femme punk scene sprouting across the United Kingdom (and the world) in the wake of Pussy Riot? Well strangely enough it's been ignored by the mainstream media. Show More Summary

Picturing Mark Duggan

Last week the controversial killing of 29-year-old Mark Duggan by police in North London was ruled lawful by a jury.  His killing sparked riots across London and elsewhere in England.  To many, it seemed like another unnecessary killing of a young man found prematurely guilty in the minds of police by virtue of the color […]

Boris Johnson wants water cannon for London streets

The mayor of London proposes to fund the controversial purchase in case of future riots One-Minute Read LAST UPDATED AT 09:44 ON Thu 9 Jan 2014 MAYOR of London Boris Johnson wants water cannon ready for use on the streets of London by...Show More Summary

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