Tagged: riots

We always seem to ignore the causes - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott May 04, 2015

I thought this cartoon was very relevant – not only to the Baltimore situation but to many areas of conflict throughout the world. Take the situation in Ukraine. The media seems to only concentrate on problems of the ceasefire – violations and non-compliance with withdrawal of heavy arms. But the Minsk agreement covering the current … … Continue reading … Read More

The UK Riots and Knee Jerk "Justice" - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Aug 20, 2011

“Civilization is hideously fragile… there’s not much between us and the Horrors underneath, just about a coat of varnish.”  ~C.P. Snow The recent riots across England demonstrate that there is certainly truth in the above quotation. There is a darker side to human nature, which may be readily come to the surface particularly, in this case, where groups of disaffected … Read More

Social disorder - Ariadne

Robert Hickson Aug 19, 2011

There has been much debate all over the place about the causes of the recent riots in the UK. Similar discussion and analyses occurred following the ‘Arab spring’ uprisings earlier in the year. In this post I look at signals and trends that are being used to forecast social disorder in various parts of the world. Conflicts over resources … Read More