UK riots

Why the UK needs International Brigades, now.

- More than battles, sometimes the challenge is to pick battle-fields -

Shoplifters of the world unite - Slavoj Žižek

Slavoj Žižek on the meaning of the recent riots in England's cities.

An open letter to those who condemn looting (Part two)

Looted goods lie on the pavement outside a fire-damaged footwear shop in Brixton

Second part of an open letter from Socialism and/or barbarism about responses to looting. First part can be found here on Libcom.

An open letter to those who condemn looting (Part one)

Rioting in Brixton

An open letter from Socialism and/or barbarism about responses to looting.

Tottenham and beyond: neoliberal riots and the possibility of politics

Hackney, 9 Aug 2011

Writer and poet William Wall explores the link between neoliberalism and the UK riots.

Deptford, Hackney, Tottenham respond

Deptford Street Assembly Aug 9, photo from South London SolFed

A look at how some communities in London have been responding to the riots which have swept the country.

Criminality and rewards - Max von Sudo

An article by London anarchist 'Max von Sudo' published on London Indymedia on the looting in his home neighborhood of Brixton.

Anarchists respond to the London riots - Solidarity Federation

Riot police in Hackney - photo by Henry Langston from

With media sources blaming “anarchy” for the unfolding violence in London and across England, the North London Solidarity Federation has released the following statement as a response from an anarchist organisation active in the capital.

London riots: Fight there on Mare Street

Rioting is continuing in Hackney after hundreds of people ripped through shops, attacked buses and took on Met police earlier in the day.

Tottenham fights back against police brutality

Carpet Right in flames on Landsdown Road, via @Shmeelitche

Hundreds gathered on the streets of Tottenham, North London, after the police killed local man, Mark Duggan. Barricades were set up and police cars burned as the protests ran long into the night.