‘A spectre is haunting Europe — the spectre of the hooded rioter. All the powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre: The British prime minister David Cameron and the General Secretary Aleka Papariga 1, the Italian foreign secretary Roberto Maroni, Adonis 2 and Takis Fotopoulos, Italian COBAS and German police officers.’
The following aims to provide some basic materials for people who were involved or interested in the events of N24 (during the student movement in Britain winter 2010-11), to think about what happened there and what it means for them – and for next time. It’s based on numerous personal accounts, collated into a punch-by-punch narrative.
The Indonesian economy has been booming due to high prices for the commodities it is based on, but living costs are also rising and there is a strong sense that the country’s economic successes have not been shared. This has triggered a number of strikes across Indonesia in late 2011 and the start of 2012, some of which have succeeded in gaining higher wages.
German libertarian communists Wildcat on the rioting which swept the UK in August 2011.