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England 2011/Riots in England/Uprising of the unheard

 

RIOTS IN ENGLAND/UPRISING OF THE UNHEARD

 

by Astrid Essed Wednesday, Sep. 07, 2011 at 6:08 PM

 

In contrary with the mainstream media and the British politicians, the 2011 riots in England are no ”mindless violence”, but a clear protest against the years of social unjustice and racist police violence

 

RIOTS IN ENGLAND/UPRISING OF THE UNHEARD

RIOTS ARE THE VOICES OF THE UNHEARD
Martin Luther King

http://quotationsbook.com/quote/34458/

”Whilst many seek to pin the blame on the inevitable result of decades of oppression in under-privileged communities, the causes of the riots are swept under the rugs looted from Carpet Right. Inequality is at the heart of this. As long as the police see themselves as above the law, young people will take it into their own hands.”

JODY MCINTYRE/FROM BRIXTON TO TOTTENHAM

http://jodymcintyre.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/from-brixton-to-tottenham-the-inequality-at-the-heart-of-the-riots/

WE ARE NO LONGER WILLING TO PUT UP WITH POLICE BRUTALITY OR RACISM

ALONDRA NELSON ON TWITTER

Dear Editor and readers,

SUMMARY:

In contrary with the British politicians and mainstream media, the riots in England are no ”mindless violence” and ”criminal acts”, but the direct consequence of government cuts, which are especially damaging to poor neighbourhoods. decennialong social deprivation and often unpunished police violence.
The methods [burning and looting] are wrong, the deadly victims unacceptable, but the fury about the yearlong police violence and the social injustice is legitimate
This is the resistance of the unheard and humiliated, as Martin Luther King has stated [1]

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