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Panic on the streets of London - Opinion - Al Jazeera English ["Raiding shops for technology and trainers that cost ten times as much as the benefits you're no longer entitled to is another."]
"The violence on the streets is being dismissed as "pure criminality"…work of a "violent minority"…"opportunism". This is madly insufficient…no way to talk about viral civil unrest. Angry young people w/ nothing to do & little to lose are turning on their own communities…cannot be stopped, & they know it. Tonight…society is ripping itself apart.<br />
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Months of conjecture will follow these riots. Already, the internet is teeming w/ racist vitriol & wild speculation…truth is that very few people know why this is happening…don't know, because they were not watching these communities…<br />
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Riots are about power, &…catharsis…not about poor parenting, youth services being cut, or any of the other snap explanations media pundits have been trotting out…<br />
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People riot because it makes them feel powerful, even if only for a night…because they have spent their whole lives being told that they are good for nothing, & they realise that together they can do anything - literally, anything at all…"
riots  london  2011  inequality  uprising  uk  racism  voice  power  catharsis  lauriepenny 
august 2011 by robertogreco
'Biutiful': Tragedy And Addiction In Barcelona : NPR
"tragedy…a genre that has been forgotten in entertainment business…valuable way to express stories of human beings…

…people doesn't know about existence of this film because obviously the industry is just about selling entertained destruction. You know what I mean, like, predesigned corporate products to take money from the pockets of 10 to 15-year-old kids…

…audiences…have a lot of stiffness in their emotional muscles…even intellectual ones…they just want to sit…and are used to  being entertained…

…much more darkness & bleakness in 30 minute TV newscast…films that people are killed & you don't feel nothing…

…guy is dying, but you care for it. And the way I have seen people really relate to this character & are affected by the film all around the world I have been travelling, you cannot get better than that because the people really shake in a good way and they are not indifferent. And that's what art and that's what art should do, which is provoke, create catharsis."
alejandrogonzáleziñárritu  film  tragedies  biutiful  barcelona  immigration  migration  art  news  hollywood  entertainment  media  2010  darkness  bleakness  death  dying  catharsis  empathy  emotions 
december 2010 by robertogreco

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