Re: [OPE-L] On recent events in London and elsewhere

From: Philip Dunn (pscumnud@DIRCON.CO.UK)
Date: Thu Jul 14 2005 - 14:54:58 EDT

Hi Andrew

I hear you have taken to keeping explosives in the bathtup oop North.  Makes a
change from coal. :-) (I was born in Newcastle-on-Tyne.)

The money question is: who is prepared to admit cricket loving suicide bombers
into their ontology?


Quoting Andrew Brown <A.Brown@LUBS.LEEDS.AC.UK>:

> Hello from Leeds.
> Leeds -- like rest of UK -- very different culture from Spain and NY in ways
> I don't have time, nor knowledge, to analyse. Anyway, there's no need for
> police occupation - there is, on the other hand, a world press occupation of
> some previously anonymous backstreets.
> Andy    
> -----Original Message----- 
> From: OPE-L on behalf of glevy@PRATT.EDU 
> Sent: Thu 14/07/2005 17:28 
> Cc: 
> Subject: Re: [OPE-L] On recent events in London and elsewhere
>       Don't we have a member (or members) in Leeds?  What's it like
>       there?  Had the 'terrorists' come from my community in New
>       York City, I can tell you that it would be locked-down and
>       under police occupation.  But, maybe that's a difference
>       between the situation 'there' and 'here'?  To what extent will
>       this event further empower Blair and his 'Labour' (!) agenda?
>       The popular response in London to the events there are quite
>       different -- it seems to me from afar -- to the reaction of
>       people in Madrid after the events there.  Why is that?  Shouldn't
>       it be obvious to everyone that the events in London are
>       connected to the war against Iraq?
>       In solidarity, Jerry
>       Belfast, Maine

Philip Dunn

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