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I didn't predict a riot
I don't know why I feel I ought to say something about the riots -- I haven't been affected by them & I don't have any dazzling personal insights. However, I thought I'd share some of the things I've read that have been thought-provoking and not angry-making (if you're on Twitter you've probably already seen most if not all of these).

NB I am not saying that I agree with everything they're saying, or that I think any of these people have "the answer", or that this list is an exhaustive collection of everything that's worth reading on the subject; just that these articles are well-written and interesting:




Feel free to debate here but a) KEEP IT CIVIL, and b) bear in mind that I probably won't have enough free time (or free hands) to monitor the debate very closely, so please don't take silence as implying anything except being busy with a baby.

ETA: If I'd seen it before posting I would have also included Sunny Hundal's roundup of riots articles: Who's to blame for riots? Play the right-wing bingo!

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htfb From: htfb Date: August 12th, 2011 09:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I'd like to read what juggzy has to say. I've not worked out who you are in real life but I've seen your handle around for years. Frwiends?
juggzy From: juggzy Date: August 12th, 2011 11:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Hi. I'm not adding people to my flist at the moment. I have, however, unlocked the post so that you can view it.
htfb From: htfb Date: August 12th, 2011 11:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you.
rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: August 12th, 2011 01:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd add the most recent post on kenmacleodblog as being worth looking at, fwiw.
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