Brixton http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/45028/all en Six British police injured at Thatcher death party http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/six-british-police-injured-at-thatcher-death-party <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Six British police officers were injured, one of them seriously, as they tried to break up a street party apparently celebrating the death of ex-prime minister Margaret Thatcher, police said Tuesday.</p> <p>The incident in Bristol, southwest England, happened at one of a number of impromptu events across the country held by critics of the so-called "Iron Lady".</p> <p>Police said about 200 revellers in Bristol refused police requests to disperse.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/six-british-police-injured-at-thatcher-death-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Brixton Disaster Labor Margaret Thatcher Politics Social Issues United Kingdom War AFP Tue, 09 Apr 2013 10:26:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5806659 at http://www.globalpost.com Riots to riches: gentrification sparks fears for Brixton's soul http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131023/riots-riches-gentrification-sparks-fears-brixtons-soul <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The small champagne bar faces the stall selling Afro-Caribbean produce, a stone's throw from the scene of some of London's worst riots. Welcome to Brixton, the once infamous district transformed by gentrification.</p> <p>Along the roads where hordes of young black men battled police in 1981, wine bars and sushi restaurants have flourished, squats have been cleared and houses are now selling for over £1 million ($1.6 million, 1.2 million euros).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131023/riots-riches-gentrification-sparks-fears-brixtons-soul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brixton Human geography London Social Issues AFP Wed, 23 Oct 2013 04:17:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5968124 at http://www.globalpost.com British 'slavery' case couple 'were Maoists' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131125/british-slavery-case-couple-were-maoists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A couple who allegedly held three women as "slaves" in a London house for 30 years were prominent Maoist activists in the 1970s, according to media reports on Monday.</p> <p>The couple, named by British newspapers as Indian-born Aravindan Balakrishnan and his Tanzanian wife Chanda, were arrested Thursday after their three alleged captives were freed in a police operation.</p> <p>One of the victims, aged 30, is believed to have spent her entire life in servitude.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131125/british-slavery-case-couple-were-maoists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brixton London Social Issues Technology AFP Mon, 25 Nov 2013 16:01:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5999549 at http://www.globalpost.com British 'slavery' case couple 'were Maoists' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131126/british-slavery-case-couple-were-maoists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A couple who allegedly held three women as "slaves" in a London house for 30 years were prominent Maoist activists in the 1970s, according to media reports on Monday.</p> <p>The couple, named by British newspapers as Indian-born Aravindan Balakrishnan and his Tanzanian wife Chanda, were arrested Thursday after their three alleged captives were freed in a police operation.</p> <p>One of the victims, aged 30, is believed to have spent her entire life in servitude.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131126/british-slavery-case-couple-were-maoists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brixton London Social Issues Technology AFP Tue, 26 Nov 2013 14:17:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6000410 at http://www.globalpost.com