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
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...
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
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
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 […]
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
A high court jury has said Mark Duggan, whose death sparked the 2011 London riots, was lawfully killed by police. The 29-year-old was shot dead by police in Tottenham in… Continue reading The post Mark Duggan lawfully killed, says high court jury appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Wednesday afternoon, a jury ruled that, though he was unarmed at the time, Mark Duggan was lawfully killed by London police in August 2011. Duggan's death sparked giant riots in London's Tottenham neighborhood that ended with dozens of arrests and several injuries. Read more...
A British jury said Wednesday that the killing of an unarmed man by police officers in London in August 2011 was lawful, a move that may inflame anger at the police in the U.K. two years after the shooting sparked destructive riots throughout the country. Show More Summary
Killing of 29 year-old whose death sparked London riots was lawful even though he wasn't holding gun when shot First Reaction LAST UPDATED AT 16:39 ON Wed 8 Jan 2014 MARK DUGGAN, the man whose death sparked the London riots, was lawfully...Show More Summary
This week, UK's scary internet filter, more on Nazi-era art dealer Hildebrand Gurlitt, a London church builds a replica of Israeli's West Bank barrier, ridiculous moments from Pussy Riot's first TV interview, James Franco on celebrity selfies, and more.
LONDON (AP) — They're portrayed as pickpockets who will steal British jobs. There are predictions they will beg, the unruly young ones will stir up riots, and some will even try to sell babies.
The Ending Gang and Youth Violence Programme was set up in November 2011 in response to the London riots. It prioritised 33 local authority areas across England and Wales where gang culture was deemed to be an issue. An annual report into the results of the programme, published on Friday (13 December) reveals that work […]
A very articulate young man was being interviewed on the Radio 4 'Today' programme, on the anniversary of the London riots. It was, he said, something that happened because young people felt that no one was listening to them. You could hear the interviewer nodding. "Nobody is listening to me" has become a modern mantra. [...]
Fringes, riots and birthday celebrations.
This week, NYC's $50M Culture Shed, Pussy Riot denied bail, Smithsonian and Trayvon Martin, JFK airport demolishing Pan Am Worldport, London's Independent cuts Sunday culture critics, and more.
Cat Bear Tree From: London, United Kingdom Wow that is not what I was expecting, not at all. From London based trio Cat Bear Tree's self penned description as "a blend of riot grrrl, indie, post-punk and a little tiny bit of pop" I was expecting a rowdy, noisy blast of polemic. Show More Summary
Poll tax riot, central London, March 1990. Photo by Paul Mattsson.
Interview with the author.