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Terrorism


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."

More terror raids target Muslims

01 December 2009
Police raids in the north west of England on 16 November shocked many people. Five men were arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences.

Construction round-up

20 October 2009
Trade union activist charged under prevention of terrorism act A leading trade union activist faces a court hearing this week under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.

Europe 2009: The new fascist election threats and how they can be stopped

19 May 2009
Imagine a group of thugs, implicated in terrorism and racist attacks, becoming our representatives in Europe. In the days following Thursday 4 June, the date of elections to the European parliament, we could wake up to find that this is exactly what has happened.

A step forward for civil liberties over stop and search

12 May 2009
Police have had their power to stop and search people without reasonable suspicion suspended. Section 44 of the Terrorism Act gave police the power to search people without an expressed suspicion.

Raids and reports fuel Islamophobia

14 April 2009
A high-profile counter-terrorism raid, in which 12 Pakistani students were arrested on Wednesday of last week, has raised key issues over civil liberties and the "war on terror".

British authorities step up their vendetta against Hicham Yezza - by jailing him

10 March 2009
Hicham Yezza, the Nottingham university administrator who was falsely accused of terrorism for printing off an "Al Qaida" document, has been jailed for nine months for immigration irregularities.

Men arrested on Gaza convoy are released

24 February 2009
A high profile raid on activists joining a humanitarian convoy to Gaza has highlighted how the police are using "anti-terrorism" laws to harass campaigners.

Anger grows at police for arresting Muslims on Gaza aid mission

20 February 2009
Three men from Burnley, Lancashire, were released without charge yesterday after being arrested under anti-terrorism legislation on their way to join a humanitarian mission to Gaza.

Trying to have it both ways over the economy

17 February 2009
The new US director of national intelligence, Dennis Blair, last week proclaimed that instability caused by the global economic crisis had outstripped terrorism to become the country’s biggest security threat.

Meena Menon: ‘Demand justice and peace’

02 December 2008
Combating terrorism needs political will, not a military solution or draconian laws, more CCTV, and metal detectors.

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