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Links 1 through 6 of 6 by Latoya Peterson tagged London

"London -- and England -- is now dealing with black kids, white kids and indeed most likely children from other ethnicities who all have their axes to grind, who feel victimized and oppressed and excluded in their own country with few opportunities. With no place to go to, nowhere for their voices to be heard, violence seems an easy answer. With a media looking for its next juicy story and instantaneous, free communication tools at hand -- it has been reported that Blackberry Messenger has been the main organizing tool for the riots, and it has allowed the quick spread of the violence from place to place -- suddenly the previously disenfranchised now have some power, destructive as it may be."

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"'There appears to be a disconnect between young people's actual experience on the street of the police and what the statistics say,' he said. 'There is a perception that the police are not on their side – on the side of law-abiding people – that the police are thuggish, that they're pretty much another gang, that they are abusing their powers of stop-and-search and that they are treating people and speaking to people with such lack of dignity or respect that …'

"At this point the bishop's words were drowned out by applause. Once it had subsided he referred to the purpose of mentoring young people and how bad policing undermined this: 'On the mentoring side we are saying to people, 'You are someone, you can become someone.' And their experience with the authorities is, 'You are nothing, you are in the way.' I'm saying the perception is real and it really has to be managed.'"

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"Bharat Mehta, chief executive of Trust for London, said: 'Although most of the capital's Latin American community are working hard, many are facing high levels of exploitation and abuse and as a result experiencing significant poverty and hardship.'"

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"The row has prompted the University of London Union Senate, the union's legislative body, which represents more than 120,000 students, to vote unanimously for the dismissal of Kanazawa, and to condemn his research."

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"Hester's portrait forms part of an exhibition depicting 200 of the hundreds of women who have been murdered or declared missing in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez since the early 1990s.

"Over the past five years, Ciudad Juarez has been in the news for the violence and havoc caused by Mexico's drugs cartels.

"But the murder of these women is largely unrelated and pre-dates the country's drugs war.

"Because almost all the women are 'extremely poor' they are 'seen as inconsequential,' according to Tamsyn Challenger."

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"Recently, the London Review of Books contracted the South African writer and Rhodes scholar R W Johnson to write a series of blog posts on the World Cup. Johnson, an Anglophone liberal, was once the authoritative source for the centre-left press in the UK on apartheid. He has long since moved to the right, disappointed by post-apartheid South Africa and almost comically paranoid about Marxist racist black nationalist conspirators having taken control of the ANC and driven the country into the dirt....If he was ever a reliable source, it is fair to say that he has long since ceased to be...Unfortunately, Johnson has embarrassed his employers with a rather peculiar racist outburst in an article entitled 'After the World Cup' (or rather that appears to have been the title finally chosen - the URL of the now vanished post suggests that it was originally called 'The Coming of the Baboons')."

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