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The August Riots: one year on

For four days in August last year the streets of England burned. In this special report a year on from the riots Socialist Worker examines the factors that fuelled the uprising, the legacy of the state's crackdown and the effects of police harassment

Published Tue 31 Jul 2012
Issue No. 2314

Rioters and police in Hackney  (Pic: http://www.guysmallman.com/Guy Smallman )

Rioters and police in Hackney (Pic: Guy Smallman)


» One year on, the rage still burns

Police harassment, racism and poverty were the key factors that fuelled last year’s riots

» ‘The police are the biggest gang’

Young people in east London spoke to Siân Ruddick about the police, racism and their future

» Police raids and night courts

Tom Walker looks at the judicial crackdown on the riots and its aftermath

» Standing up against harassment

Stop Criminalising Hackney Youth was set up in the weeks after the riots—and is still going a year on

» Justice for Mark Duggan

A year on and we still do not know the truth of the circumstances surrounding Mark Duggan’s death


Read Socialist Worker’s 2011 coverage of the August riots:

» 13 August 2011: Rage erupts against injustice

» 20 August 2011: Jail the Tories, not young people


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Tue 31 Jul 2012, 16:51 BST
Issue No. 2314
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