In this week's panel we discuss:
- The London riots. Were those involved consumerist, criminal opportunists or representing true angst against government cuts, social/economic injustice and the police?
- The sentences delivered to some involved in last summers riots have been hugely disproportionate to the crime they were convicted of. Does this send a message of zero tolerance or does this alienate the younger generation even more?
- Representation of women in today’s media
- Rich & poor. The widening divide. The majority of cuts are directly effecting the youth - should the government be doing more to punish those who’s greed created our current economic problems?
Ellie Mae O'Hagan, Guardian Comment is Free / community organiser
Occupied Times collective; Tzortzis Rallis, Mike Sabbagh, Michael Richmond
Ewen Spencer, Photographer who has extensively documented youth culture
Sam Wolfson, Journalist
Teo Connor, W Project
This event is part of a month long debate with young people about the state of the nation.