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Terrorism


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

Nazis given confidence by Belgian state's crackdown

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

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.

Belgians fear repression after bombings in Brussels

22 March 2016
Bombings in the Belgian capital Brussels had left a reported 31 people dead as Socialist Worker went to press.

Government admits Loyalist killer was in British army

04 February 2016
A terrorist convicted of killing of two men in Northern Ireland was a former member of the British army’s Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), the government has admitted.

Shankill bomb revelation blows the cover of British state terror

26 January 2016
Extraordinary new revelations this week show that a notorious bombing by Irish Republicans was planned and overseen by a British agent.

More spies won’t stop terrorism

17 November 2015
Whenever there is a terrorist attack the intelligence services use it to demand more resources and powers.

French activists respond to Paris attacks

14 November 2015
A series of shootings and suicide bombings saw at least 128 people killed in six sites around the French capital Paris last night, Friday. Activists in the New Anticapitalist Party (NPA) in Paris spoke to Socialist Worker on Saturday morning.

Israel is to blame for new outbreak of violence

20 October 2015
The outbreak of Palestinian resistance has continued with protests and stabbing attacks against Israeli soldiers and civilians.

Tories' sinister clampdown will not stop terror attacks

07 July 2015
Politicians and newspapers are whipping up Islamophobia—and continuing a process that was ramped up a decade ago after the 7/7 London bombings in 2005, argues Simon Basketter

New anti-terror bill makes Muslims the enemy within

10 February 2015
The Islamophobic Prevent Strategy, which demands that workers in the public sector spy on Muslims, is set to become law. Ken Olende explains what the counter-terrorism bill will mean

Paris attacks are a legacy of imperialism

13 January 2015
What happened in Paris last week has happened in Europe before—in Madrid in March 2004 and in London in July 2005. The infernal cycle of imperialist intervention in the Muslim world and Islamist terrorism continues.

Terrorism is no answer to horrors of imperialism and capitalism

13 January 2015
The people who carried out the murders in Paris will have seen themselves as striking a blow against Western imperialism.

Techniques of terror—the truth about state torture

16 December 2014
Simon Basketter looks at how the US uses torture to punish those who challenge its power—and how the British state has backed it all the way

Islamophobia and scapegoating over Sydney siege

16 December 2014
The media went into Islamophobic overdrive at news of a gunman holding people hostage in a cafe in Sydney, Australia, this week.

Tory 'anti terror' bill is a licence for Islamophobia

02 December 2014
Simon Basketter looks at the Home Office’s new ‘counter-terrorism’ bill

‘Blame the West’s wars, not Muslims’ says 7/7 survivor

14 October 2014
Linda is a 7/7 London bombing survivor, who was injured in the Aldgate Tube bomb on 7 July 2005. 

Cameron veers right with ‘terror’ crackdown amid Tory crisis

02 September 2014
David Cameron has given police and intelligence agencies further powers to crack down on those he decides are “terrorists” in a raft of new measures announced this week.

Birmingham school smears shows the government are the real plotters—not Muslims

29 July 2014
The Trojan Horse hoax in Birmingham subjected Muslims to a racist witch hunt—and the recent report is full of contradictions

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