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Terrorism


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.

Journalists protest at police use of anti-terror laws

28 October 2008
Jeremy Dear, general secretary of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ), instigated a meeting on Tuesday with Vernon Coaker, the minister of state for security, counter-terrorism and policing.

Teenager’s conviction on ‘terrorism’ charges shows threat to civil liberties

19 August 2008
Hammaad Munshi became the youngest person convicted under the Terrorism Act this week. He was under police surveillance from the age of 16 and was found guilty along with two other men of "making a record of information likely to be useful in terrorism".

Who says?

17 June 2008
"Let me thank him for the steadfastness and resolution he has shown in rooting out terrorism in all parts of the world, in working for a Middle East peace settlement, in bringing hope to Africa, in working for a free trade world."Gordon Brown on George Bush

Case studies raise question marks over terror convictions

17 June 2008
The existing terrorism laws have the potential for miscarriages of justice.

Nottingham ‘terror arrests’: ‘The clampdown is about trying to depoliticise us’

03 June 2008
The harrowing story of Rizwaan Sabir – a postgraduate student studying terrorism who was arrested for downloading an Al Qaida training manual – is testimony to the Islamaphobia that has been whipped up by politicians and the media.

British exam board brands PLO as ‘terrorists’

03 June 2008
A proposed new history GCSE syllabus could force students to accept the government’s point of view on contentious issues such as terrorism and the Middle East conflict.

Israel - created by terrorism

13 May 2008
The state of Israel was founded 60 years ago out of a monstrous crime – the expulsion of nearly a million Palestinians from their homes.

Left list election candidate held at Heathrow

02 April 2008
Tower Hamlets councillor Oliur Rahman, a Left List candidate in the 1 May London Assembly elections, was detained at Heathrow airport under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.

Muslim chaplain Adam Kelwick speaks out against airport stops

01 April 2008
A Muslim chaplain from Liverpool has spoken out against the treatment that Muslims face at airports from anti-terrorism officials.

‘War on terror’ becomes a war without end

11 March 2008
"We can’t agree it’s global, we can’t agree it’s terrorism, but we all generally agree it’s a war, and it’s going to be long," wrote James Carafano, a leading neocon "intellectual" of the Heritage Foundation.

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