Burning Britain: Riot Fever as a Symptom of Systemic Failure

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Burning Britain: Riot Fever as a Symptom of Systemic Failure

You may be interested in this article by Dr Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, written just after the riots in Britain at the beginning of August 2011.

http://crisisofcivilization.com/2011/08/09/burning-britain-riot-fever-as-a-symptom-of-systemic-failure/

"The unprecedented economic crisis, linked to the global political economy’s fundamental breaching of ecological and energy limits, has already generated outbreaks of civil disorder all over the world in different regional and socio-political contexts. In the Middle East, we have seen the Arab spring, triggered by rocketing food prices, driven by a combination of environmental, financial and energy factors. In Europe, we have seen protests and rioting in Greece, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Turkey and France, fuelled by the devastating impact of the global recession. It is only a matter of time before these crisis-conditions catch-up with the United States mainland."

 

Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed is Executive Director of the Institute for Policy Research & Development. His latest book is A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: And How to Save It(Pluto/Macmillan, 2010), which inspired the forthcoming documentary feature film, The Crisis of Civilization, to be released in October this year.

To watch the trailer for 'The Crisis Of Civilization' please visit www.crisisofcivilization.com and for more articles check out the 'Learning Machine'.

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crisisofcivilization wrote:

You may be interested in this article by Dr Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, written just after the riots in Britain at the beginning of August 2011.

http://crisisofcivilization.com/2011/08/09/burning-britain-riot-fever-as-a-symptom-of-systemic-failure/

"The unprecedented economic crisis, linked to the global political economy’s fundamental breaching of ecological and energy limits, has already generated outbreaks of civil disorder all over the world in different regional and socio-political contexts. 

A link exists but the underlying cause of the crisis is social neglect caused by our economics gods of greed and profit as the sole determining factor of investment.

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