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2013-04-30 14:23:27

Participants of group riots have since the end of the 1960s been viewed as rational individuals driven by a sense of injustice. But in today´s world this is misleading, concludes sociologist and PhD Christian Borch in a newly published doctoral thesis, and he encourages the police to take the destructive behaviour of some participants into account when dealing with groups of rioters. During the so-called ´UK Riots´ in the summer of 2011, discontented young people set the...

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2012-07-11 15:39:31

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last summer, rioters took to the UK streets to loot and pillage in protest of the shooting of Mark Duggan by police in Tottenham, North London. These youths allegedly used BlackBberry´s BBM messaging feature to gather and organize their next “protest.” Though technology may have aided and abetted these criminals, it also helped bring the story to the rest of the world as local citizens took to Twitter and Facebook,...

2010-03-11 13:36:00

NEW YORK, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Paramore jump-starts the hottest music scene this summer as the headliner for the 2010 Honda Civic Tour. American Honda Motor Co., Inc. announced the participation of the 2008 and 2009 Grammy-nominated band today. The tour will kick off July 23 in Raleigh, NC and visit 31 U.S. cities and one Canadian city. Over the past decade, the Honda Civic Tour has provided nearly two million fans with an exclusive, interactive concert experience with up close and...

2009-10-15 06:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Legacy Recordings, the world's foremost catalog music label, is continuing its on-going digital reissue initiative with a round of classic album titles, from a variety of genres, to be released for the first time in the online digital realm this fall. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060130/LEGACYLOGO ) "Whether offering a celebrated masterpiece for rediscovery or shining a new light on a rare cult classic, Legacy is committed to...

2009-01-21 05:01:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- NonStop Riot, a US music branding agency, has secured an undisclosed round of Series B financing from Oakland, CA-based North Venture Partners. The Los Angeles-based firm has worked with a growing list of brand partners including: Ray-Ban, SanDisk, Loopt, slotMusic, and Red Bull among others. The funding will ensure NonStop Riot's continued ability to propel brands and artists to the mainstream. NonStop Riot CEO Josh Crick comments, "This round of...

2008-09-27 00:00:25

By CLARE ROBINSON Music Writer IF AN 'anomaly' is something difficult to identify, something that deviates from the norm, then it's a rather appropriate moniker for a collection of musical minds whose influences veer from swing to indie, hip hop to big band, all delivered with a very strong dance element to boot. Formed around the core of two MCs, Mouthmaster Murf and Goldseal, The Anomalies have been concocting tunes and touring for the past three years and recently supported Dan Le...

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2008-04-07 10:35:00

Security officials snuffed out the Olympic torch and carried it through Paris in the safety of a bus at least five times Monday as chaotic protests against China's human rights record turned the relay into a chaotic series of stops and starts. Despite massive security, at least two activists got within almost an arm's length of the flame before they were grabbed by police. A protester threw water at the torch but failed to extinguish it and was taken away. Officers tackled numerous protesters...


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