We are in for a day when our MPs strive to outdo each other in hysteria and ramping up reaction. Boris Tally ho Johnson has already set the tone – stop benefits, evict people from social housing. Johnson is the outrider of class terror on the Chavs.At such times few will speak up for those at the receiving end of our new and repressive and chaotic all night courts. Yesterday we had good ol’ PLAN B denouncing the rioters in THE SUN.To date only DARCUS HOWE gets an hounourable mention. What’s happened to all them radical musicians, rappers? Someone needs to seize the time. Resonancefm offers one of the few media spaces where contrary views get an airing. Here’s a link to lsast night’s Circled A show where members of ALARM and the local community speak up:
Happy to post any other links or news of anyone having the bottle to stick their head above the parapet.
from interview on Tower Hamlets ALARM here: http://towerhamletsalarm.wordpress.com/2011/08/10/voice-of-reason-london-riot/
Here’s the excellent regular show ‘From Bristol with love’
http://frombristolwithlove.wordpress.com/ and first musical response here:
‘We don’t like the police’ here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUYnA2k7c40
well i aint a big fan of tariq Ali but……….http://tariqali.org/archives/2108