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Spain’s Indignados

At least 20 people, including seven police officers, were injured in clashes between riot police and protesters in Madrid on the night of Aug. 4 when demonstrators were stopped from entering the central square Puerta del Sol, a focus point of anti-government protests. It was the most serious incident since the movement began on May […]

Rebelling Without a Cause

  It was a balmy August evening in London when, standing in a parking lot in the deprived Haringey borough, hip-hop artist Lefty made a dark prediction about an imminent rise in the local crime rate. “Our community is in trouble,” he told me.  “Our local youth centre is closing down because of government cuts. […]

The Domino Effect of Violence

The holiday spirit of this past December was fractured by riots in Europe and beyond. Widespread clashes between police and dissatisfied populations of Italy, Greece, England, Haiti and Russia somehow dissolved into a blur, as people couldn’t decide what to focus on between their last hectic rounds of Christmas shopping. After a first flare up, […]

A Greek Tragedy

A Greek Tragedy

Dec. 8, 2008 Monday. The Inferno Greece is an inferno. The raging gangs of youths seem to be unstoppable, destroying anything that comes their way. In government buildings, shops, banks, and even luxury hotels, windows have been smashed and flames plume up into yet another night of lawlessness. Youths continue fighting running battles with riot […]

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