Riots: Some antidotes to reaction

Feral Capitalism Hits the Streets, by David Harvey

London Burning, What’s Next, By Michael Albert

Linking the riots to the media scandal
http://universityforstrategico​​12/linking-the-riots-to-the-me​ dia-scandal/

Tottenham: Neoliberal Riots and the Possibility of Politics

There is a Context to London’s Riots which Cannot be Ignored, by Nina Power:

London Calling: A Haunting Glimpse into our Future?, By Jérôme E. Roos

Things Fall Apart, By William Bowles

#riotcleanup or #riotwhitewash?

Deptford United – You’re Invited, Opportunity Knocks Us, and From Stockholm Syndrome to Self-Representation, Ewa Jasiewicz

Darcus Howe and Richard Seymour on Democracy Now,

Statement by Arts Against the Cut

London Riot Pt 2, Arts Against the Cuts:

An open letter to those who condemn looting (Part one):

An open letter to those who condemn looting (Part two):

Violence at the Edge: Tottenham, Athens, Paris:

A time of riot: England and the world, Paul Rogers

Riots: The left must respond, by James O’Nions :

“Recreational looting” in perspective:

The Riots: A grim mirror image of neoliberal Britain, by Tom Fox:

Criminality and Rewards – Max von Sudo:

Britain and its Rabble:

‘Panic on the Streets of London’, blogpost by Laurie Penny:

From Self-Mutilation to Self-Organisation

North London Solidarity Federation’s Response to the London Riots

The London Riots: On Consumerism Coming Home to Roost, by Zygmunt

‘AA+ for the Rioters?’ blogpost by The Free Association:

These Riots are the Fruits of Austerity

The riots: Marcus Dowe vs Mr Jones

The other side of ‘we’re all in it together’

Riot Thoughts

A FITWatchers view of the riots:

These riots reflect a society run on greed and looting, Seamus Milne,

These riots reveal some unpalatable home truths

‘A Message to a Country on Fire’, statements by London Anti-Cuts Space:

‘Five Quick Points on The Riots’, by Kenan Malik:

‘Don’t Moralise, Don’t Judge, Don’t Take Pictures – It’s Time for the
Riots to get radical, Daniel Harvey:

Darcus Howe on the BBC:

Interesting interview from the London Streets:

Interview with Tottenham local the morning of Sunday 7th August:

“Truly extraordinary speech by Fearless and Brave Lady to Hackney London

Badiou article about the ‘Banlieue riots’ in France (2005). Worth a read

This from Paul Mason in Feb – Twenty reasons why it’s kicking off everywhere

Moral Economy of the Crowd

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Uneasy Walk

At our last session (Tues 13th July) there was  a consensus for taking a walk.
Therefore at our next session (Tues 20th July 6pm) we will go for this walk.

There were various options for walking, some of the choice ingredients for the sort of walk we wish to take include:

  1. Purposeful/purposeless (do we have a destination, or do we change direction ‘at random’, but as a group).
  2. Where is the collective? (do we choose a location together, or individually. Do we go to that location individually, or as a group? Is the interest in going together, experiencing together, or reacting together?
  3. Aleatory (randomness) concerns. Do we select a destination, or do we choose at random (throw of the dice etc)?

The discussion selected 1. Purposeful (prefixed destination), 2. Collectively (travel as a group) 3. Destination chosen at random.

All of these selections will be re-discussed at the session.

The actual process of the Walk will be formed from the actual Walking. However, some considerations that can be made (or discarded) include:

  1. Should we appropriate found objects into our Walk; should we return with them?
  2. Should we produce artefacts from the process; should they be audio, visual, physical, memorial?
  3. Should we be making deliberative movements and actions; should we avoid deliberation?
  4. How does our status change in relation to those around us and the spaces we inhabit because of our intentions and actions?
  5. Is it immoral to enjoy walking (in non designated walking areas); what does it mean to ‘kill time’?
  6. Are we separating ourselves needlessly?
  7. What do we do when it rains?

(If you have any more, please add them)

(The video below is a discussion about what it is acceptable to do where, when and to whom in our current society. Background material to accept or reject.)

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