TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: French Youth Use Internet to Plan Riots

Re: French Youth Use Internet to Plan Riots
Wed, 9 Nov 2005 13:41:04 -0500

> Young rioters are using blog messages to incite violence and
> cellphones to organize attacks in guerrilla-like tactics they have
> copied from anti-globalisation protesters, security experts say.

I find it interesting that the news media portrays the rioters as
comprised of those marginalized by poverty,(as if that were
justification for burning your neighbors car) yet according to this,
they're well enough heeled to afford computers and cellphones.

There must be a new-age definition of poverty.


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