Is the UK the new USSR? And, if so, how far behind the parent, is its wily offspring, Uncle Sam?
Recent riots in Britain were officially labeled criminal acts of retaliation for the police shooting of a young black man in Tottenham, a poorer area of London. But such a dramatic, countrywide response across numerous cities in England and Wales (made viral by the Internet) with participants from various social classes involved, was most certainly triggered not by that isolated event, but by growing social and economic inequities fueled further by the initiation of austerity measures (specifically, education cuts) that had already incited student and union protests from Oxford to London in the later months of 2010.
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