11 Aug '11, 1pm

Are London Riots Just Consumerism Gone Mad? #LondonRiot #LondonCleanup

Are London Riots Just Consumerism Gone Mad? #LondonRiot #LondonCleanup

When scanning the Facebook posts of friends back home, one in particular caught my eye. "What" , asked a friend, "have these kids got against furniture stores, shoe shops and stereos?" It was a tongue in cheek comment, but it had a serious undertone to it. Because the targets of the kids' rage were not authority figures or symbols of the political establishment. They were almost exclusively retail outlets of one kind or another—from Carharrt stores, to high end stereo equipment, to the latest sneakers—kids as young as eleven were willing to put lives at risk, including their own, to get hold of these items that their circumstances (whatever those may be) had apparently denied them. As this viral video (warning: strong language) of a brave woman in Hackney showed, this was not people rallying for a cause, but "running down Footlocker" (a popular shoe store). Meanwhile a pai...

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The difference btwn London Police and our PDRM....

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todayonline.com 10 Aug '11, 9pm

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No Singaporeans affected by London riots so far: MFA

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straitstimes.com 10 Aug '11, 10am

No Singaporeans have been affected by the ongoing riots in London, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in an issued...

London on lockdown to prevent new riots

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channelnewsasia.com 13 Aug '11, 5am

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channelnewsasia.com 10 Aug '11, 10am

SINGAPORE: Singaporeans are snapping up overseas properties, especially those in London. Analysts said the demand for over...

London police say 1,051 arrested over riots

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straitstimes.com 12 Aug '11, 8am

British police say they have arrested 1,051 people in London over the country's deadly riots, and 591 have been charged. -...

EVERY GOODBYE IS A SUN GONE DOWN

EVERY GOODBYE IS A SUN GONE DOWN

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art-harun.blogspot.com 10 Aug '11, 2am

I have been rather sarcastically asked on Twitter such questions as, “you support freedom of assembly, you want Malaysians...

Snaps to @NeilHumphreys for his piece on London riots - brings economics and cultural issues together very well...

Snaps to @NeilHumphreys for his piece on London...

miostadium.com 11 Aug '11, 6am

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Why Bottle Recycling in US is Still Just a Drop in the Bucket

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greenbiz.com 11 Aug '11, 1pm

The highest recycling rates for cans and bottles in the U.S. go hand-in-hand with deposit programs. Beverage companies, th...

Monocolumns quite good on the #londonriots

monocle.com 12 Aug '11, 10am

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care2.com 08 Aug '11, 2am

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#Malaysian youth #beaten and #robbed by #UK #rioters: S'poreans in #London, stay safe!

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singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg 11 Aug '11, 3am

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