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What a riot!

The DLR is not being republican (us? never…) when it turns to the subject of last year’s riots on the day of Queenie’s Diamond Jubilee. We like the idea of the Jubilee; we never use that Tube line, exactly, but … Continue reading

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Communicaddiction

What is all this outpouring of communication? Reading the (heartwarming, inspiring, grassroots-good) notes on the Peckham Post-It wall you really feel like no one ever had a chance to say anything to anyone before. Does anyone remember the Warhol quote … Continue reading

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After the ruckus

And so, like an expensive pop-up restaurant from a country you’ve never heard of, the riots have disappeared from Hackney as quickly as they came. What’s left in their place is a sense of bewilderment, community and thousands of words … Continue reading

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Hurrah to the good people of Hackney

Hurrah to the good people of Hackney (and elsewhere in the city), who turned out in droves on the streets of the neighbourhood, indignation in their eyes, anger in their hearts, armed to the teeth with brooms and bin bags. … Continue reading

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“I wanted to see us do this to the fucking Feds for years.”

As we sit here in Dalston at 23:30, the sirens fading, the scene directly outside appears to be calming down. Maybe it is because of the gangs of vigilante Turkish men who have appeared on Kingsland Road, armed with sticks … Continue reading

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