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Terrorism


More powers for the cops won’t make us more safe

06 June 2017
Theresa May has said that the Tories will bring in new terror legislation.

‘Don’t attack Islam’—residents at London Bridge reject racist scapegoating

06 June 2017
After Saturday’s attack the area around London Bridge in central London was in lockdown.

Theresa May wants to use London Bridge attack to step up Islamophobia and repression

06 June 2017
Prime minister Theresa May is deliberately using the deaths of seven people last night to boost the Tories and encourage revenge against Muslims.

Massacres made by the West

30 May 2017
Two massacres of civilians, including children, each on a greater scale than the Manchester bombing took place last week—and the West was directly involved in both.

Spooks, torture, oil and war—how the British state brought terror to Libya

30 May 2017
The British state has a long history of interfering in the Middle East

Police raids sow fear in Manchester

30 May 2017
The cops’ heavy-handed response to the Manchester attack has chilling echoes of the state’s deadly clampdown that followed the 7/7 bombings in 2005, writes Dave Sewell

Blame the system that creates terrorism

30 May 2017
Terrorist attacks are often a brutal response to a brutal world, explains Simon Basketter—and the only way to end the violence is to transform the society that breeds it

Stop Britain’s wars to end terror, says Corbyn—while May offers only repression

30 May 2017
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is expected to make a bold move today, Friday, by linking Britain's involvement in military interventions overseas and terror attacks at home.

After Manchester attack—don't let right exploit horror

23 May 2017
A horrific bombing killed 22 people, including five children, as they left an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on Monday night.

Imperialist wars make terror inevitable

28 March 2017
Much of the media was quick to declare Khalid Masood, who attacked people on Westminster bridge last Wednesday, an Islamist.

Cops raid Birmingham homes as Tories scapegoat Muslims

28 March 2017
Cops have targeted areas of Birmingham in the wake of the Westminster terror attack last Wednesday.

Calls for cops to get more repressive powers after Westminster attack

28 March 2017
More cops, more weapons and more powers to use them and detain people. That’s what cops and commentators are demanding after Khalid Masood’s attack on parliament on Wednesday.

Racist report used to scapegoat Muslims in Birmingham after Westminster attack

28 March 2017
As details of the life of Westminster attacker Khalid Masood emerge, so is a veiled and poisonous type of Islamophobia

Calls grow for crackdown on Muslims after Westminster attack—we need unity against the racists

28 March 2017
Anti-racists and socialists have to act now to make sure the attack in Westminster on Wednesday isn’t used to deepen racism, bolster police powers and justify more wars.

Migration didn’t cause the attacks in Germany

26 July 2016
Refugees are being scapegoated for a series of attacks in Germany last week

War and clampdown fail to stop massacre in Nice

19 July 2016
The French state responded to the horrific killings in Nice last week with more of the war and repression that had already failed to prevent the attack.

Ombudsman slams cops over Loughinisland murders in Northern Ireland

14 June 2016
Police informants were involved in planning and executing a sectarian attack in which six people were shot dead in a bar in Northern Ireland as they watched a World Cup match in 1994. 

Mythical Muslims

19 April 2016
The programme What Muslims Really Think peddled a toxic stereotype. It bears no relation to reality, argues Yuri Prasad

The media—a house of spin built on lies

30 March 2016
Faycal Cheffou, the only person to be charged with last week’s Brussels attacks that killed 31 people, was released on Tuesday of this week. The authorities seized and named Cheffou hours after the attacks. Media outlets were quick to condemn him.

Nazis given confidence by Belgian state's crackdown

30 March 2016
The bombings in Belgium were horrific but repression helped the far right

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