August LinkDump! London Calling; Darcus Howe for Prime Minister! UK Anarchy as more EconomyFail sets in; United States of America is being EXTRACTED sez Ratigan/Howard Beale


Riots are about power, and they are about catharsis..... No one expected this. The so-called leaders who have taken three solid days to return from their foreign holidays to a country in flames did not anticipate this. The people running Britain had absolutely no clue how desperate things had become. They thought that after thirty years of soaring inequality, in the middle of a recession, they could take away the last little things that gave people hope, the benefits, the jobs, the possibility of higher education, the support structures, and nothing would happen. They were wrong. And now my city is burning, and it will continue to burn until we stop the blanket condemnations and blind conjecture and try to understand just what has brought viral civil unrest to Britain. Let me give you a hint: it ain’t Twitter.

-- Penny Red: Panic on the streets of London.

If nothing else, the paternalistic spin machine of social control which forms the kernel of the BBC is revealed perfectly here. Obviously Darcus Howe is perhaps the only person who deserves to be prime minister of the United Kingdom. If nothing else listening to this stunningly offensive & privileged BBC host disrespect an "old West Indian Negro" frames the whole damn scenario going on. Howe appeared earlier on a video about the 1981 anti-Thatcher/police riots.


The waves of riots sweeping England are probably subsiding for now, but the ground has definitely shifted. This is what happens when you keep making the rich richer and the poor poorer. No amount of riot police, surveillance, social control or even drugging can fully contain what happens (sorry Huxley). You can't stack sand vertically. It always crumbles chaotically to a certain maximum slope. Societies always destabilize beyond certain inequality levels, and "catharsis events" and moments of insurrection are major moments for the sand grains to topple.

Politics - or rather the political industry - has nothing to offer these young Britons. Isn't the "apolitical" "selfish" message of the riots a message that politics isn't even worth owning or capturing, that the Tory HQ is really unworthy of even bothering with?

And the many reactions tell as much as the riot, don't they? Being angry, or excited, or casting "condemnation" or whatever about this is like condemning the weather, it's like demanding the tide go back out.

It's unfortunate that brinkmanship in the form of riots and related stuff damages local communities; it's unfortunate the nominally "pro-business" Republicans destroyed America's AAA credit rating. Both events are pointless on the surface, sure, but they happen these days because no one is "delivering the goods" in our declining Western-dominated political/economic systems. (More links below, as unrest emits from the West's DoomBanking vortices, spreading East)

Recommended music: Bob Marley - Burnin and Lootin // Documentary style: Bob Marley Burnin And Looting Tonight (LOLsome spoof pics here looted from Looters vs Photoshop!)


The Tory classes and the Daily Mail types are JPMorgue furious and totally don't care that bankers do far more damage in an invisible fashion all the time. Taking offense from these petulant scum, hurrrrmph:


1919 Bloody Friday: A classic moment in suppressing the people, back in Glascow. They Read the Riot Act here all right.

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While the entire global economy, especially the tottering EU currency regime & assorted government bonds destabilize, everyone with a nice job is basically on vacation across Europe. Thus *all of them* have to decide to Fly Back Early from Tuscany -- or in London Tory Mayor Boris Johnson's (below) case, Canada.


Initial London riots / UK riots - Google Maps - nifty crowdsourced map:

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This probably indicates what it's all about....


Ah the Evening Standard... when they were young they could actually find jobs. Londoners: Rioting through the ages - Al Jazeera


Some high-grade Classic Tut-Tuttery & Off With Their Heads below...


Meanwhile in America the steady collapse of living standards has brought food stamp distribution to an all time high -- the essential "bread" part of the "bread & circuses" social control system.



London Calling Link Dump! I don't really agree or disagree with any of these links. I'll put in the decidedly racist DailyMail rhetoric and the insurrectionary anarchists, you can sort it out. Consider them shards of a confused clusterfail. My friend put it best that the City of London wasn't going to get any trouble... Sounds true.

Probably my favorite piece: Penny Red: Panic on the streets of London:

Already, the internet is teeming with racist vitriol and wild speculation. The truth is that very few people know why this is happening. They don’t know, because they were not watching these communities. Nobody has been watching Tottenham since the television cameras drifted away after the Broadwater Farm riots of 1985. Most of the people who will be writing, speaking and pontificating about the disorder this weekend have absolutely no idea what it is like to grow up in a community where there are no jobs, no space to live or move, and the police are on the streets stopping-and-searching you as you come home from school. The people who do will be waking up this week in the sure and certain knowledge that after decades of being ignored and marginalised and harassed by the police, after months of seeing any conceivable hope of a better future confiscated, they are finally on the news. In one NBC report, a young man in Tottenham was asked if rioting really achieved anything:

"Yes," said the young man. "You wouldn't be talking to me now if we didn't riot, would you?"

"Two months ago we marched to Scotland Yard, more than 2,000 of us, all blacks, and it was peaceful and calm and you know what? Not a word in the press. Last night a bit of rioting and looting and look around you."

Eavesdropping from among the onlookers, I looked around. A dozen TV crews and newspaper reporters interviewing the young men everywhere ‘’’

VIDEOS:290765_10150741959800037_787175036_20189783_5616914_o.jpg Hell of a scene: London Riots - Police Overrun in Woolwich (8th Aug 2011)‬‏ - YouTube - LRAD at the end after police run away.

Tottenham riots - the truth‬‏ - YouTube // Car explodes in Thamesmead. ‏ - YouTube < wow // London Street Battles: Video of mad clashes, riots out of control - YouTube // London Ruins: Aerial video of riot 'warzone' cleanup, homes destroyed - YouTube

Roundup via Associated Press // Good pix: London riots 2011: 'BlackBerry Messenger hasn't been shut down, unbelievable!' | Mail

368733394.jpg | Sign at Subway shop in Manchester--- due to imminent collapse of society - Subway is CLOSING!

Socialism and/or barbarism: An open letter to those who condemn looting (Part one)

Sales Of Police Batons On Are Up Over 41,000% As Riots Continue

Total BankerFail collapse going on continent-wide: Bill Black: European Central Bank Throws "Peripheral" Countries to the Wolves - YouTube

The Maddow Blog - Anarchy in the U.K. Moar anarchyNews at Freedom Press.

The wheelchair-bound guy who got beat up by UK cops some months ago is furious & pushing for moar resistance: Jody McIntyre's Bars For Change - Episode 1 - WHO POLICES THE POLICE. His twitter lol and analysis: From Brixton to Tottenham, inequality lies at the heart of the riots -- New Internationalist

Infosheet security culture: Don't Panic - Don't Talk - UK Indymedia!

London Riots: Shop-owners defend their businesses in east London -

‪London Riot Video 2011: City Crumbles Before Residents' Eyes; Violence Spreads Across U.K.‬‏ - YouTube

Why here, why now? « LRB blog - Tariq Ali

Riots against Repression sweep UK « The Freetot-riot3.jpg & related Ian Bone | Anarchist in the UK

London Riots: Government Prepares Troops - Martial Law Imminent. - 9th August 2011 - YouTube

There is a context to London's riots that can't be ignored | Nina Power | Comment is free |

London riots: Guerrilla warfare erupts as no one knows where mob will strike next - Telegraph

Nice historical backdrop with Darcus: Black Youth Rise Up: Summer of 1981‬‏ - YouTube

AlexJones blob: BlackBerry Website Hacked as Company Pledges to Help Cops Find Brit Rioters // Rioters and Vigilantes Divide Along Racial Lines // The Rioting Underclass: Product of a Diseased Culture // Police to Use Plastic Bullets on Rampaging Youth in Britain // UK Riots: Government Prepares Troops, Martial Law - Infowars //Plundering Arsonists Looters Are Criminals Not Revolutionaries // Specialreport.

185250_158570707554089_158533737557786_298457_2178923_n.jpgBBC News - UK riots: Trouble erupts in English cities // BBC News - Live: UK riots //

protectukprotesters | Protect the UK Protesters // Racial and Class Revolts (“riots”) in Britain :: // A fitwatcher’s view of the riots « Fitwatch

DNow! Over 1,000 Arrested in UK as Anger Over Inequality, Racism Boils Over Into "Insurrection" (Video) | Truthout

Compass Special Statement: Anatomy of a riot | Compass // Income inequalities within London boroughs | Poverty Indicators | London's Poverty Report

London Rioting Prompts Fears Over Soccer Matches and the Olympics -

Quasi-related: V For Vendetta Domino Scene‬‏ - YouTube

Drugs, gangs and police corruption in Stoke Newington: An Interview with an ex gang-member on Stokey's underworld

Britain’s Riots: A Society In Denial Of The Burning Issues - Globalresearch.CA // London Riots: A Symptom of the ‘Burning’ & ‘Looting’ of UK Public Services | The Dissenter

Manchester riots: '2,000' thugs rampage through city centre - // Gloucester suffers night of violence as rioting spreads - Telegraph // Riots: the underclass lashes out - Telegraph // London and UK riots day three aftermath: live coverage | UK news | // Riots Spread in London and Beyond -

Ruppert getting around on RT: RT Video Interview with Michael C. Ruppert : Violence spreads beyond London - he makes reference to GARDEN PLOT and a sense of authoritarian beta testing going on here.... this is wise to consider when we look at G8/G20 type madnesses. (verging on Conspiracybits, moar below!)

281236_158603460884147_158533737557786_298480_5368173_n.jpgFinest Elitist Tory TutTut: UK riots 2011: Liberal dogma has spawned a generation of brutalised youths | Mail: "Rampage: We are told that youths roaming the streets are doing so because they are angry at unemployment, but a quick look at an apprenticeship website yields 2,228 vacancies in London" etc. None of these guys recognize the much more vast damage spawned by banks etc: Fight back David Cameron, most Britons are on your side // The long retreat of order // British society could learn a lot from the Turks of Dalston

Liberal confusions: The year we realised our democratically elected leaders can no longer protect us // These riots show the cost of consumption // Our streets are aflame. Now black Britain will be allowed its say

INDIA: Clashes erupt in Indian capital during anti-graft protest

CHILE: Student protests turn violent in Chile - Al Jazeera

Earlier: government-theft.jpg a different kind of looting: British government begins stealing its peoples’ bank deposits ahead of the global financial collapse

Conspiracybits: I don't particularly like the tone of aangirfan (in fact no small bits are rather offensive) but it's got some interesting links. There's always a weird conspiracy in the UK but I don't really think these are bankerPatsies set loose. Another theory: CanSpeccy: English Immigrant Underclass Riots: Who Benefits -- dissent suppression --

Points out MI5/MI6 drugOps etc: Want to Cover Up an Extra-Judicial Murder? Start a Riot! | Philip Brennan

On a different tack is Wayne Madsen with a kind-of typical explanation: August 10-11, 2011 -- English riots said to be "well-coordinated" - Wayne Madsen Report

WMR's British intelligence sources report that the rioting sweeping London and other British cities, including Liverpool, Birmingham, and Manchester appears to be "well-coordinated." WMR has learned that some rioters with sophisticated radio communications systems are very organised, in some cases as in Clapham, south London, and in Birmingham, there is no police presence. Rioters are resorting to the same use of social networking services, such as Facebook and Twitter, that was seen in George Soros-financed "themed revolutions" in eastern Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.

The rioting broke out when police shot and killed an unarmed black youth named Mark Duggan. Soon, riots broke out in Tottenham, Edmonton, Brixton, and other London neighborhoods. Intelligence on such rioting was not passed to senior British government officials, many of whom were on holiday for the month of August. The word from a senior British intelligence source is "Her Majesty's Government has been completely blind-sided."281579_218622024856045_100001247474659_695364_4736392_n.jpg

Police are being accused of withholding intelligence on the rioting now spreading throughout England and of allowing the rioters to get out of control by standing down. WMR has been informed that NSA's British counterpart, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in Cheltenham, has been ordered to conduct widespread surveillance of riot leaders and police. British intelligence wants to know if there has been any collusion between the rioters and the police in an effort to stage a retaliatory operation for the exposure of police involvement in the wiretapping operations of Rupert Murdoch's News International papers in London, including the News of the World and The Sun.

London's top police officials resigned after it was determined that police were sharing wiretap and other personal data with Murdoch's reporters and editors.

Some senior British government officials have even suggested the rioting spreading through London may be part of a coup attempt.

In addition, the last four days has seen one of the worst financial meltdowns on the London financial markets.

KEY? On a more down-to-earth level of analysis please consider from John Robb's Global Guerrillas blog:

London riots. Lots of the activity going on in London is based on open source warfare precepts. Much more going on here than a simple riot or looting. It's a learning lab. Communicating via BlackBerry instant-message technology that the police have struggled to monitor, as well as by social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, they repeatedly signaled fresh target areas to those caught up in the mayhem. They coupled their grasp of digital technology with the ability to race through London’s clogged traffic on bicycles and mopeds, creating what amounted to flying squads that switched from one scene to another in the London districts of Hackney, Lewisham, Clapham, Peckham, Croydon, Woolwich and Enfield, among others — and even, late on Monday night, at least minor outbreaks in the mainly upscale neighborhood of Notting Hill and parts of Camden.

This dynamic is similar to that seen up close at 2009 G20 in Pittsburgh - quick moving squads vs much slower, truck & gas burdened police squads suffering intelligence failures. Major OODA loop dynamics in play that need to be studied carefully by all!


Meanwhile in America: Feds coverup for police violence: U.S. asks judge to keep Jordan Miles grand jury proceedings secret - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Democracy Died First in Wisconsin – Long Live the Oligarchs | Common Dreams - Alright Hartmann I'll give you this one.

Ratigan: "I have been coming on TV for 3 years doing this and the fact of the matter is that there is a refusal on both the Republican and Democratic side of the aisle to acknowledge the mathematical problem, which is that the United States of America is being EXTRACTED - it's being extracted through banking, it's being extracted through trade, and it's being extracted through taxation and there's not a single politician that is willing to step forward and deal with this."

Total Howard Beale LOL: Dylan Ratigan rages against ‘bought’ Congress on MSNBC. ALSO Which Way Wednesday - Let's Try Dylan's Way! | ZeroHedge

I swear not a joke? To Infini-Tea And Beyond: 'Tea Party In Space' Aims To Stop NASA's 'Socialism' | TPM

The Bin Laden Seal Team Six thing looking sketchy, this Army guy claims to have the answers: Colonel6's Blog

EducationForYootsFail: U.S. charges for-profit college with huge fraud - MSNBC

281413_10150236752687294_641607293_7111863_286229_n.jpgFedFail: RTR-Post S&P Downgrade, Chicagoans Take to Streets, Demand Arrest of Bankers. RELATED: US Government Monitoring Facebook for Federal Reserve Protests‬‏.

NATOFAIL: "Blanket of Darkness" over Tripoli. NATO Targets Electricity Generation. Launches Psychological Attacks

lol win: best of craigslist: Manhood Camping

Photography != crime: Stand Your Ground‬‏ - YouTube

Apparently "Hackers Wanted" enticed poor Manning? Clue here: Manning-Lamo Chat Logs Revealed | See Chirpstory - Adrian Lamo, Bradley Manning & the 'Hackers Wanted' Documentary

Today's news summary: Sibel Edmonds' Boiling Frogs Post // also the 9-11 Moussaoui coverup

Bee fail: Death of the Bees. Genetically Modified Crops and the Decline of Bee Colonies in North America

Trust neither? Ron Paul: I Trust the Markets Much More than the Rating Agencies - 08/09/11 ‏ - YouTube

Can you hear neo-Wobblies now? Verizon reports cases of sabotage, warns of delays in customer service - The Boston Globe

Wisconsin, a near-victory for Dems. Next time: general strike! What's next for Wisconsin after the recall | Countdown // Insurgent Notes | More on Madison

COOP GPL:205973_153553288057106_100002073081857_308900_3733271_n.jpg Here's a good one: IS4C is an open source co-op point of sale app developed for the Wedge originally - here's the intro.

LOLFail: Hacker Plot to 'Kill Facebook' Is All a Terrible Misunderstanding // RE: OpFaceBook - (post) (video) etc.

Police Can't Ask Your Mobile Phone Where You Are In Order To Arrest You - Forbes

Pharmafail: the mysterious microscope-looking thing in the new Hongpong banner is a Rife telescope which can spot viruses: Suppressed Health Technology. Use frequencies to cook out cancer cells? Impossible!! BAN IT!

SecurityFail: DHS Funds Real-time Spy Cams on SF Buses - Infowars // Beachball-like observation UAV developed | Homeland Security News Wire. Only $1400 parts so DIY potential here. // Cyber Military Blather Strategy Paper (PDF). // NYPD's Social Media Unit Will Track Criminals On Facebook, Twitter // Raising Up an Orwellian Generation | AxXiom for Liberty // Timeline of FDA raids on raw milk farmers, dietary supplement makers and natural medicine practitioners // DHS & FBI Merge Data Creating Database of Secret Watch Lists

DEAfail: The DEA's Terrorist Hunters: Overreaching Their Authority? - TIME // US Government Informant Helped Sinaloa Narcos Stay Out of Jail | the narcosphere / Thai court revises Bout"s extradition: Voice of Russia

Bachmann madness Avidorian style: Minneapolis Comics

Delicious: Fluoride Can Damage Your Bones // Foodfail? "Green" Eggs and Ham? The Myth of Sustainable Meat and the Danger of the Local. Oakland Contemplates a “Bill of Rights” for Urban Farmers | Harvest 2011 // Twin Cities community gardens: A study in variety | Twin Cities Daily Planet

FREAK! Glymes: The Next Big Group Of Chemicals That Everyone Is Going To Freak Out About | Fast Company

Little inspirations: Hullabaloo


Spat among whistleblowers: A rather sketchy digression between Robert MacLean (formerly a TSA air marshal) and Julia Davis (formerly a Homeland Security apparatchik). Davis wrote a really negative piece on MacLean and he's ticked. I don't think it's appropriate for Davis to put this kind of stuff out there without bothering to do an interview with MacLean. Both sides have points to make but I would not like to see Davis on Whistleblower patrol. POGO supports Robert MacLean: Homeland Security Whistleblower.

Overall I think Davis needs to loosen up & MacLean needs to chill. Problem?

Related-ish: Fmr. Classification Czar: Sanction Those Who Improperly Classify Information | The Dissenter


International affairs:284880_10150261387016681_696031680_7943846_6574141_n.jpg Syria ‘heading to point of no return’ - Arab News

Man even North Korea's freaking out: South Korea returns fire on North in disputed waters | The Guardian

OpenLeaks Announces A Test Launch, Invites 3,000 Hackers To Attack It - Forbes (lol site is down)

Bigger Solar Flares Could Cause Year-Long Blackouts, Nuclear Crisis - IBT

Interesting stuff on blog: Alternatív oktatás


More on EconomicFail: Central Bankers Worldwide Race to Save Growth in 72 Hours of Policymaking | COLLAPSENET (FULL)

The Price Of A Big Mac Is Now $17.19 In Zurich // Must Read: UBS' Andy Lees On Why The US Economy Is, All Else Equal, Doomed // Russ Certo: "The Fed Just Basically Announced Recession" // Bondi Whistleblower | INTERNAL RELEASE: From Andrew Bennett Spark, Assistant Attorney General, Tampa Economic Crimes // On Perpetual ZIRP // Faber on Fed Decision, Treasury Market, Gold //

Interventions now totalfail: this is a VERY important idear: Latest SNB Intervention Half Life - One Hour 15 Minutes | ZeroHedgeSNB 8.10.jpg

The trend is unmissable - every single intervention (that of the Fed included) has progressively little impact as these desperate measures, traditionally reserved for life or death situations, and which are supposed to bring the element of surprise with them, are now not only not surprising, but demanded every single day, and if absent, cause asset sell offs. Pretty soon the battlefield will be central planners vs HFTs, with the money printers issuing money at first on a monthly, then weekly, daily, hourly, then lastly millisecond-ly, and ultimately constant basis, at which point it will truly be too late to buy gold.

Pardon Me, Madame, Do You Have A Moment For Fancy Man Rights? | The Onion

Guest Post: Macro Commentary - The Cost of Fiat Money and Gold | ZeroHedge

Pessimism Hits Record: 73% Of Americans, All Time High, Think US Is Headed In Wrong Direction | ZeroHedge

FractalWeirds: Fractal TBT.jpg Fractal Algo Strikes Again, This Time Impacts Popular Bond Bear ETF TBT | ZeroHedge

Special Notice: Obama To Vacation On Martha's Vineyard Following A Job Well Done | ZeroHedge

Great News: Just 10% More Quote Churn And The Broken Market "Resets" | ZeroHedge

Quote Stuffing Surges As If On Demand As Market Touches Intraday Lows | ZeroHedge

DOW(N): 521 | ZeroHedge

Weekly Outflows From Domestic Equity Mutual Funds Surge To $13 Billion, Nearly Surpass Post-Flash Crash Record // Moynihan Says His Entire Net Worth Is In BAC Stock | ZeroHedge

2008 Redux and naturally Hacker Triggers Halt on Hong Kong Exchange - Bloomberg // LET IT DIE: Rushkoff on the economy | ARTHUR MAGAZINE //

New York Times: What the Hell is Obama Doing? | AlterNet

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MEDIAROOTS – industrial collapse notes


Here's what the Banksters think every time they go to bed...

"We always get away with it, at the City of London, the Federal Reserve, the ECB & Beyond. Hey Rabble: Problem?"


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