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Terrorism


We need more than brave individuals to beat the Nazis

07 May 2013
Thousands of supporters of the racist English Defence League (EDL) rallied in Dewsbury, in Yorkshire, last June yelling abuse and threatening local Asian people. 

Confusion in Boston as bombing suspects shot

23 April 2013
The police manhunt for the people who planted the Boston bombs targeted two brothers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. 

Six arrested under Terrorism Act

17 July 2012
West Midlands Police have charged six men under the Terrorism Act 2006 for an alleged plot to attack an English Defence League (EDL) demonstration in Dewsbury last month.

News round-up

17 July 2012
Police invent terror evidence West Midlands Police have been caught making up evidence to detain a Muslim student under the Terrorism Act.

Talha Ahsan extradition threat: 'It's reprehensible to detain someone without trial for so long'

29 May 2012
Talha Ahsan was arrested in 2006, so he could be extradited to the US to face terrorism related charges.

Court rules that nightmare must go on for Babar Ahmad in US extradition case

10 April 2012
The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday of this week that British terrorism suspects wanted by the US can be extradited there.

Quotes of the week

06 December 2011
‘An institution that confuses active citizens with criminals and equates Al Qaida with efforts to reimagine the City is an institution in grave danger of losing its way’Statement by Occupy London after police briefed against them in a "terrorism update".

Mike Davis: 9/11- the embers of September

06 September 2011
Ten years ago, lower Manhattan became the Sarajevo of the "war on terrorism". Although conscience recoils against making an equation between the assassination of a single Archduke and his wife (28 June 1914) and the slaughter of almost 3,000 New Yorkers, the analogy otherwise is eerily apt.

Documents reveal how Britain backed Loyalist terror in Northern Ireland

09 August 2011
The British government and army covered up state sponsored right wing terrorism for over 35 years.

How right wing think-tanks push Islam fear

02 August 2011
A new report describes how two of Britain’s most influential right wing think‑tanks have used the fear of terrorism and of Islam to push an authoritarian agenda.

Muslims boycott Glasgow airport

19 July 2011
Muslims are boycotting Glasgow airport in protest at harassment by counter-terrorism officers.

Syria: a rogue state in the back pocket of the Western powers

14 June 2011
According to the West, Syria is a "rogue" state that has interests in developing weapons of mass destruction and supports terrorism.

Tory ‘Prevent’ strategy stokes Islamophobia

14 June 2011
The Tories have released a new version of the Prevent strategy—supposedly designed to tackle "terrorism" and "extremism."

Cleaners not guilty of terror

17 May 2011
Six Westminster street cleaners arrested on terrorism charges during the visit of Pope Benedict to Britain last September have been cleared.

Terrorism cannot rid the world of oppression and injustice

03 May 2011
The killing of Bin Laden will not stop terrorism any more than the preceding ten years of the "war on terror" did. It may even increase it.

Bin Laden—from friend to foe of US imperialism

03 May 2011
Osama Bin Laden is often presented as single-handedly controlling world "terrorism" from a bunker in Afghanistan or Pakistan. It is a myth that has suited both Bin Laden and his enemies.

Iraq: an illegal war that led to terrorism

27 July 2010
Evidence given to the Chilcot inquiry into the war in Iraq is consistently proving the anti-war movement right.

New government’s torture cover-up

29 June 2010
Human Rights Watch published a report this week that says Britain has "pursued a series of counter-terrorism policies that undermine the absolute prohibition on torture".

Workers' anger at meeting of G20 leaders in Canada

29 June 2010
"Corporate greed is terrorism." That was the message that striking Vale Inco miners took to a 25,000-strong march against the G20 in Toronto, Canada, last Saturday.

Does war make Britain safer from terrorism?

01 December 2009
"A more stable and secure Afghanistan and Pakistan will help ensure a safer Britain."

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