11 Articles on the British Riots | And The Meaning Discussed

Dylan Eleven | Truth11.com

Lets be clear.  The public are robbed blind daily, enslaved to an economic system of scarcity that favours the few.  Innocent people murdered daily in the name of spreading peace?.  We are poisoned, tortured, lied to, cheated, and rightfully pissed of because of all of it.  We have no pensions, the money is gone, the pyramid scheme is failing and we are the ones left holding the bag.  Perpetual wars of endless aggression consume the financial resources of our time and we are brainwashed to accept it by the mass media.

So it then comes to a point in time when it is in the best interests of the powers that are in control to let the ponzi scheme they have created collapse.  The math makes no sense any more, they need it to fail so they can start the next one hundred year pyramid scheme of fractional reserve banking.  We are at 100% of GDP to service the debt.  Income tax would have to be raised to 80% to cover the debt. Baby boomers are retiring in mass with nothing to show for their years in the slave system.  The elite know its going down and they respond by furiously further robbing us blind, transferring even more wealth back to them in fast forward. Foreclosing on houses and taking vast land ownership, crashing markets and daily gouging the lemmings in the stock market corrupt trading system.

When it all collapses you will not even have your house to hold up in… and thats their plan.

One way to make this transition would be to stand up and simply say; ” Ok populate of the planet, we fucked up and we have a simple solution. Every one has a chance to swap what dollars you have for the new IMF currency that will further enslave you all..” That would be the  honest approach to the situation, allowing simple transition into further slavery. With minimal problems along the way.

However slavery is not enough, they want what wealth we have left to create a massive discrepancy between the elite at the top and the rest of the slaves.  To start a new pyramid scheme, they want the masses to be reset to zero, so it takes us a long time to climb back up the walls of the pyramid.    They also want us to give up rights before we sign up for the next slave generation.  They want us to trade liberty and freedom for false security against the threats they provide for us.

They want the fall of the dollar to crumble the streets of the world into bedlam, so much that the fucking sheep of the planet demand a nazi police state they will so happily provide.

Thus begins the next generation of financial terrorism, perpetual war and endlessly enslaved populous, with less freedom of speech, less ability to protest in mass, less privacy… oh wait, we already have this… it is upon us.

Yes we must resist. Yes we are fucking pissed. But we must not play into their hands. Or they win.

Riots are not the answer > This is what they want. Plain and simple.

Unity and A Self-Government System is the answer.

If you are truly revolutionary you will realize the goal of freedom should be the most important factor.  If your action falsely provides a revolution that enforces less freedom, you work for them and please stop.

In addition, please safely stop others by asking them, who’s side are they really on, and do they want to be part of the justification for a further police state.

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Here is 11 Articles on the riots:

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Washington’s Blog
Aug 13, 2011

Corruption At The Top Leads To Lawlessness By The People

I’ve repeatedly noted that corruption and lawlessness by our “leaders” encourages lawlessness by everyone else. See this, for example.

Peter Oborne – the Daily Telegraph’s chief political commentator – wrote yesterday:

The criminality in our streets cannot be dissociated from the moral disintegration in the highest ranks of modern British society. The last two decades have seen a terrifying decline in standards among the British governing elite. It has become acceptable for our politicians to lie and to cheat. An almost universal culture of selfishness and greed has grown up.It is not just the feral youth of Tottenham who have forgotten they have duties as well as rights. So have the feral rich ….

***The so-called feral youth seem oblivious to decency and morality. But so are the venal rich and powerful – too many of our bankers, footballers, wealthy businessmen and politicians.

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The sad young men and women, without hope or aspiration … have caused such mayhem and chaos over the past few days. But the rioters have this defence: they are just following the example set by senior and respected figures in society. Let’s bear in mind that many of the youths in our inner cities have never been trained in decent values. All they have ever known is barbarism. Our politicians and bankers, in sharp contrast, tend to have been to good schools and universities and to have been given every opportunity in life.

Something has gone horribly wrong in Britain. If we are ever to confront the problems which have been exposed in the past week, it is essential to bear in mind that they do not only exist in inner-city housing estates.

The culture of greed and impunity we are witnessing on our TV screens stretches right up into corporate boardrooms and the Cabinet. It embraces the police and large parts of our media. It is not just its damaged youth, but Britain itself that needs a moral reformation.

Osborne also gives specific examples of corruption, such as the prime minister’s involvement in the Murdoch scandal, and members of parliament abusing expense accounts.

Indeed, the rioters themselves agreed. As Reuters notes:

Speaking to Reuters late on Tuesday, looters and other local people in east London pointed to the wealth gap as the underlying cause, also blaming what they saw as police prejudice and a host of recent scandals.

Spending cuts were now hitting the poorest hardest, they said, and after tales of politicians claiming excessive expenses, alleged police corruption and bankers getting rich it was their turn to take what they wanted.

“They set the example,” said one youth after riots in the London district of Hackney. “It’s time to loot.”

(Indeed, looting by the bankers has been shown by a Nobel prize winning economistas being the root cause of the S&L crisis and today’s economic crisis).

Austerity Leads To Rioting And Unrest

I’ve previously argued that the British riots are due to bad economic policy which has created rampant inequality. (As I’ve noted for yearsraging inequality and policies which help the big boys at the expense of the “little people” are causing unrest – not just in Egypt – but worldwide.)

As the above-quoted Reuters article notes:

“I don’t think the implications of this have been fully thought through or accepted yet,” said Pepe Egger, western Europe analyst for London-based consultancy Exclusive Analysis.

“What we have here is the result of decades of growing divisions and marginalization, but austerity will almost certainly make it worse. Yes, the police can restore control with massive force but that is not sustainable either in the long term. You have to accept that this may happen again.”

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Analyst Louise Taggart at security consultancy AKE said that in time urban unrest worries could make it harder to cut other programs as well, including sorely needed education and community services. It went well beyond Britain, she said.

“Across Europe, we’ve already seen some incidence of civil unrest,” she said, saying it would almost inevitably impact policy. “There’s definitely a likelihood that similar scenes might erupt when austerity cuts really start to be felt.”Indeed, a study this month by economists Hans-Joachim Voth and Jacopo Ponticelli shows that – from 1919 to the present – austerity leads to violence and instability:

Does fiscal consolidation lead to social unrest? From the end of the Weimar Republic in Germany in the 1930s to anti-government demonstrations in Greece in 2010-11, austerity has tended to go hand in hand with politically motivated violence and social instability. In this paper, we assemble cross-country evidence for the period 1919 to the present, and examine the extent to which societies become unstable after budget cuts. The results show a clear positive correlation between fiscal retrenchment and instability. We test if the relationship simply reflects economic downturns, and conclude that this is not the key factor. We also analyse interactions with various economic and political variables. While autocracies and democracies show a broadly similar responses to budget cuts, countries with more constraints on the executive are less likely to see unrest as a result of austerity measures.

As CNN notes:

Studying instances of austerity and unrest in Europe between 1919 to 2009, Ponticelli and Voth conclude that there is a “clear link between the magnitude of expenditure cutbacks and increases in social unrest. With every additional percentage point of GDP in spending cuts, the risk of unrest increases.”

“Expenditure cuts carry a significant risk of increasing the frequency of riots, anti-government demonstrations, general strikes, political assassinations, and attempts at revolutionary overthrow of the established order. While these are low probability events in normal years, they become much more common as austerity measures are implemented.”

Corruption And Austerity = Global Unrest

Time Magazine’s Global Spin blog sums up these two threads nicely:

Simply working hard and playing by the rules is no longer a path to prosperity or even a dignified future in much of the industrialized West, where neoliberal economic policies have funneled most of the wealth created in recent decades to a small, already wealthy elite, while shrinking the middle class finds its living standard steadily declining, and more than one in five young people is unemployed with no prospect of finding work in the foreseeable future.The looters respond to their circumstances by simply breaking the rules and grabbing whatever they can, while the moment — and their capacity to hurt anyone who gets in their way — allows it. The protestors, who are far more numerous, despond by demanding that the rules be changed, and they’re on the streets because they believe that even the democratic political system has failed them, producing governments in thrall to the interests of financial elites regardless of which party dominates. And the British anti-austerity programs are echoed on the streets of Madrid and Barcelona, Rome and Lisbon, Athens and Tel Aviv — an Austerity Intifada is sweeping Europe.

The term “looting” commonly describes the actions of those who help themselves to the merchandize of stricken stores when social order breaks down. But many of those in the more orderly protests on the streets of Europe accuse the Western world’s bankers of doing the same to the state, demanding bailouts to save them from the consequences of their catastrophic mistakes, leaving them sitting pretty while public debt balloons and the middle class and poor are expected to shoulder the burden of austerity.

Whether they respond with disciplined protest or nihilism and criminality, millions of young people in Europe today see playing by the rules of the socio-economic and political status quo as offering them no decent future. Politicians may comfort themselves with the notion that the social unrest on the streets is simply a problem of a “culture of irresponsibility” and deviance, but if mainstream society is unable to integrate whole swathes of its youth population and give them a stake in playing by the rules, it’s going to face growing discontent.

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The protests that have shaken Spain, Greece, Portugal, France, Israel and Britain this year (even before this week’s rioting) suggest that the pattern continues. The orgy of looting and vandalism that Britain suffered this week may have been simply the ugly Halloween face of a far broader wave of social unrest that expresses not simply economic discontent, but the declining legitimacy of the political system in the minds of millions of people who see it as serving the interests of a narrow elite at the expense of the majority.

More vigorous policing will drive the thugs off the streets and restore a tenuous calm. But keeping them off the streets, and integrating them — and the hundreds of thousands who have poured onto the streets in peaceful protests — into a socio-economic system that offers them a future and a stake in social stability is a challenge that may be nearing crisis proportions.

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British Prime Minister Does a 180 on Internet Censorship

Electronic Frontier Foundation

August 12, 2011

After several days of destructive riots throughout the UK, British Prime Minister David Cameron is practically tripping over himself in his eagerness to sacrifice liberty for security. In a speech before an emergency session of Parliament today, Cameron highlighted concern over rioters’ use of social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter:

…when people are using social media for violence we need to stop them. So we are working with the Police, the intelligence services and industry to look at whether it would be right to stop people communicating via these websites and services when we know they are plotting violence, disorder and criminality. I have also asked the police if they need any other new powers.

Exactly what kind of government censorship of social media Cameron has in mind is unclear, but he went on to urge Twitter, Facebook, and Blackberry to remove messages that might incite further unrest across the country. British Home Secretary Theresa May is reportedly meeting with all three companies to discuss their “responsibilities” in light of the UK riots. Twitter has steadfastly refused to bow to government pressure to shut down the rioters’ accounts or delete their Tweets, referring to ablog post written by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone and General Counsel Alex McGillivray earlier this year, near the start of the Arab Spring:

Some Tweets may facilitate positive change in a repressed country, some make us laugh, some make us think, some downright anger a vast majority of users. We don’t always agree with the things people choose to tweet, but we keep the information flowing irrespective of any view we may have about the content.

It was a sentiment shared by Cameron as recently as this February, when he gave a speech in Kuwait in which he asserted that freedom of expression should be respected “in Tahrir Square as much as Trafalgar Square.” The Prime Minister’s 180-degree shift on freedom of expression unfortunately places him one step closer to the growing, worldwide cohort of politicians and despots seeking solace in censorship.

EFF urges Facebook, Blackberry, and Twitter to fight for the rights of their users. In large part, this means refusing to censor speech, protecting users’ data unless compelled to do so by law, and informing users if their data is sought by the government. But the companies’ hands may be tied if Cameron takes advantage of hysteria over the riots to pass shortsighted legislation meant to protect Britons from the so-called “misuse” of social media.

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Steve Watson
Prisonplanet.com
Aug 11, 2011

The British government has today suggested that it is working with the intelligence agencies on a way of shutting down at will social media websites including Twitter, claiming that they were used by looters to organise and avoid police during the riots in London and elsewhere in the UK.

“Free flow of information can be used for good. But it can also be used for ill.” Prime Minister David Cameron said during today’s emergency meeting of Parliament.

“Everyone watching these horrific actions will be struck by how they were organised via social media.” Cameron said.

“We are working with the police, the intelligence services and industry to look at whether it would be right to stop people communicating via these websites and services when we know they are plotting violence, disorder and criminality.” The Prime Minister added, without going into detail concerning how a block on such services would be applied.

During later questions to the Prime Minister, he suggested that government was considering whether it was feasible “to give the police the technology to trace people on Twitter or BBM or close it down”.

Cameron also announced that the home secretary will meet with representatives of Facebook, Twitter, and BlackBerry concerning the “responsibility” those companies have in preventing incitements to violence.

Although the notion that social media was used as a tool by rioters has been repeated ad infinitum by the media this week, the evidence to back up the claim is hard to find.

In the absence of such evidence, the government has suggested that misinformation and untruths spread on Twitter also constituted cause to consider a kill switch option.

Police have suggested that BlackBerry’s closed network Messenger service was used heavily by looters, with sources within the company having already revealed that Blackberry is “engaged with the authorities to assist in any way we can”.

Government eavesdroppers at the super secret Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) are reportedly working to provide police with information on the suspected rioters gleaned from messages they sent over the network.

Messages sent over BBM are encrypted and thought to be virtually untraceable, yet it is possible that government decoders working with the company itself could unearth chat logs, GPS locations, customer information, as well as direct access to people’s BlackBerry Messengers.

A number of people have already appeared in court charged with using Facebook to incite rioting, others have been arrested for allegedly using Twitter to encourage looting and violence.

Twitter itself has refused to close down accounts that police claim belong to suspected rioters. The company said that it felt information should “continue to flow” and that securing “freedom of expression” was essential.

A spokesperson for the company has said that the following statement, issued earlier in the year, covers the stance of the company with regards to the recent events in the UK:

“Our goal is to instantly connect people everywhere to what is most meaningful to them. For this to happen, freedom of expression is essential.”

“Some tweets may facilitate positive change in a repressed country, some make us laugh, some make us think, some downright anger a vast majority of users. We don’t always agree with the things people choose to tweet, but we keep the information flowing irrespective of any view we may have about the content.”

  • Beyond the issue of social networks, Cameron revealed that police have already been given powers to use water cannon and plastic bullets on any suspected rioters or looters, should they deem it necessary.

The government will also give the police powers to demand people remove face masks and balaclava’s.

The Prime Minister also admitted that he had held discussions with senior security officials concerning thepotential use of the military on the streets in conjunction with a curfew.

“It is my responsibility to make sure that every contingency is looked at — including whether there are tasks that the army could undertake that would free up more police for the front line,” Cameron said.

He stated that the role the army would play would be “some simple guarding tasks”, adding that such a deployment is “not for today, it is not even for tomorrow, it is just so you have contingency plans in case it becomes necessary.”

“On dealing with crowds, we are also looking at the use of existing dispersal powers and whether any wider power of curfew is necessary,” he said.

Ed Miliband, the leader of the opposition Labour Party called for a rethink on the coalition Government’s proposals to scale back the use of CCTV under its “civil liberties drive” pledge.

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Police Were Ordered To Stand Down As London Burned

Inadequate response led public to call for martial law

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Wednesday, August 10, 2011

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Precisely as we reported yesterday on the back of numerous eyewitness reports, it has now emerged that police were ordered to stand down and let London burn during the first few nights of rioting, an action that quickly led to a frightened public to demand troops on the streets, rubber bullets, water cannons and curfews.

On Tuesday we highlighted the “lackluster police response, with numerous reports from the public that police stood back and allowed looters to pillage both large department stores and private small businesses for hours on end.”

According to eyewitnesses to the initial riots in Tottenham, police were seen “standing back and allowing rioters to cause havoc,” a trend that continued during subsequent nights before Prime Minister David Cameron ordered 10,000 extra police officers to patrol London last night.

This has now been confirmed by sources within Scotland Yard who said police were ordered to “stand and observe” even as brazen acts of violent crime were committed against both people and private property, a directive which prevented them from arresting any of the troublemakers.

“They had apparently been told to try and contain any violence but not to haul away offenders who would instead be identified through video footage later,”reports the Daily Mail.

The decision to order police to stand down is being explained as a reaction to public outcry following the death of Ian Tomlinson, a newspaper seller who was killed by riot cops during the G20 summit in 2009.

However, as we have exhaustively documented, authorities routinely allow chaos to spiral out of control, even to the extent of hiring their own provocateurs, in order to manipulate the public into demanding greater police state measures that ultimately only serve to oppress legitimate dissent against the state.

The police’s inadequate response quickly led to calls for martial law, curfews and the use of water cannons on streets in England for the first time, a power that Prime Minister David Cameron has now authorized.

Britain’s most widely-read newspaper The Sun ran a poll today which found that two thirds of Brits support the use of rubber bullets to deal with rioters, while 33 per cent supported the use of live bullets.

“Curfews are backed by 82 per cent, using tear gas got 78 per cent support and Tasers 72 per cent,” states the report.

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Violence in Leicester after “journalists” tried to pay off kids, according to Tweets

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Wednesday, August 10, 2011

As massive unrest plaguing the United Kingdom spread from London to other cities last night, claims emerged that individuals calling themselves journalists were offering to pay youths to start riots, suggesting an effort to provocateur some of the violence.

According to Tweets sent by people who were in the city of Leicester last night trying to secure their communities, kids were being told to cause mayhem in return for cash. Leicester was hit by violence later that night, as youths attacked buildings in the city center.

“There were swarms of hooded Asian, black and white youths in their 20s, and some as young as 12, being hounded out of Leicester city centre at around midnight,” nightclub owner James Cockerill told the BBC.

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In a message that was forwarded to Leicestershire police, a Twitter user called “leicestertalk” wrote, “AadamSparkzz & his mates just offered money by these journos to start a riot in #Leicester.”

“Dickheads that tried to offer us money for starting a riot in #Leicester,” said another Tweet, which included an accompanying picture of a blue car parked on the curb with its occupants standing nearby on the street.

“The media have sunk to a new low – bribing kids to start a riot. Reliable testimony that this just happened in #Leicester,” Tweeted another.

Judging by the Tweets, the men in the vehicle obviously told the kids they were journalists. The vehicle’s license plate reveals that the car is a Volkswagen Passat Se Tdi (4 Door Saloon). However, the vehicle may have no connection to the men in the picture.

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Forum posters speculated last night that the journalist claim could have just been a cover for who the men seen in the image were really working for. However, it is important to stress that the claim that the occupants were offering kids money to start riots is nothing more than an allegation at this point.

Hiring provocateurs or using undercover police officers to start riots has become a routine method for justifying brutal crackdowns, although the tactic is primarily used at global summits.

We have documented numerous instances from the UK to Canada to the United States, where authorities have either used black bloc anarchists to generate violence or simply relied on their own undercover police posing as troublemakers to provoke mayhem.

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