Monday, August 8, 2011

Cables from the class war (Aug 8) - London riots continue

England: Riots extend through London suburbs.

It would seem that the ambient was already very hot before the trigger, the killing by police of a Tottenham young resident, that people is tired of the abuses of authorities in general and needed to vent their anger off. Systematic racism by London Metropolitan Police is almost without doubt one of the causes.

An acquaintance of Mark Duggan declared:
I knew the person that was shot, he's a really nice guy, and they're making him out to be some kind of gangster involved in guns and all that kind of stuff.

You know sometimes you might get caught up in a situation, I'm not saying it's right. I'm not saying that you should have a gun or a knife, but you might get caught up in a situation where you can't go to the police. 

The way the police treat black people is like we're nothing, they handle us really like we're nothing. They speak to the young people like they're nothing.
The uprising has extended to much of the North, South and Easth suburbs of Greater London.

Sare Antifaxista mentions Tottenham, Brixton, Walthamstow Central, Chingford and Leyton. The officialist BBC mentions also Wood Green, Ilsington, Oxford Circus and Waltham Forest, mentioning that the following public transport has been affected:
  • Brixton Tube station is closed
  • Tottenham High Road and Bruce Grove closed between Monument Way and the Roundway
  • Lordship Lane closed between the A1010 High Road and Bruce Grove
  • Church Street in Enfield closed between Chase Side and Willow Road
  • Bus routes 67, 123, 141, 243, 259, 279, 349, 318, 341 and W4 are on diversion
··> BBC (link 1, link 2, link 3), Sare Antifaxista[es].

Spain: conservatives smooth down their discourse against the Basque Nationalist Left

While they do not want to be perceived as 'weak', they are already planning ahead for the expected role in government after November elections, when they will have to negotiate. 

··> La Haine[es].

Spain: struggles between fascists and anti-fascists in Poyales del Hoyo for the tombs of victims of fascism. ··> Sare Antifaxista[es].

Basque Country, Spain, Chile: those readers who understand Spanish may be interested in the radio-interview to Paco Etxeberria, forensic physician and president of Arazandi Society of Science, who has played a central role in the research of the deaths of President Allende and other victims of fascism in Chile and the state of Spain.  ··> Sare Antifaxista[es].

Chile: police arrest students protesting  at Copiapo against Piñera visit

The much questioned President of Chile was visiting the site of a mining accident a year ago. Students consider him a hypocrite and persona non grata ··> blog (video).

Syria: citizens demonstrate in Damascus against governemnt massacres

At Al Saqba neighborhood ··> blog (video).

At Arbeen neighborhood ··> blog (video).

Bahrain: Doctors without borders attacked by the dictatorship

The charity''s project in the island was shut down, a driver arrested and their office raided by police forces of the fascist regime ··> NPR.

Pakistan: citizens rally against pro-US policies ··> blog (video).

USA: Nuclear Power Plant closed in New York

Nine Mile Point 2 NPP was shut down on Saturday because of leakage. The incident is considered low level ··>

Japan: Fukushima Daiichi 3: fuel is melted and remelted, causing radioactive spikes ··> Ex-SKF

Also Tokyo citizens protest against nuclear power ··> blog (video)

Science: Earth's magnetic field holds antimatter atoms

Not many but enough to use them as fuel for spacecraft, claim some. ··> BBC.

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