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Musab Younis

11 October 2012

Life in many working-class areas of London has remained difficult. Local groups have reported repeated police raids and a tightening of policing. A friend who attended some of the court cases put me in touch with George, a 44-year-old black man from London who was arrested in a raid on his home some weeks after the riots. I went to his house in East London, and we spoke for a couple of hours in his living room. More…

26 August 2011

It is not an accident that the term “IMF riots” has become a social science cliché, or that Cameron’s public sector cuts mirror an IMF structural adjustment program. Gary Younge, writing for the Guardian, noted that serious social unrest was predicted “not just by the left but by, among others, the guardians of global capital.” Nick Clegg, now deputy prime minister, had predicted “Greek-style unrest.” More…