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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.

Internet ruling is civil rights victory

19 February 2008
Civil rights campaigners have welcomed last week’s decision by the appeal court to overturn the convictions of five young Muslims who were jailed under anti-terrorism laws simply for downloading material from the internet.

Further education minister Bill Rammell whips up 'terror' fears

12 February 2008
New Labour further education minister Bill Rammell is stirring up Islamophobia with claims this week that colleges are under "serious" threat of terrorism.

Counter-terror bill threats

05 February 2008
A new counter-terrorism bill currently going through parliament is set to remove juries from some inquests into how people have died.

Real victim of bugging scandal is Babar Ahmad

05 February 2008
Arrested on the wishes of the US. Thrown in jail for the past three and a half years. Threatened with extradition on trumped up "terrorism" charges. And now it has been revealed that the police bugged his meetings with his MP.

Pakistan spirals out of control

29 January 2008
While Pakistan’s president Pervez Musharraf was in London being praised by Gordon Brown as a "key ally in the war on terrorism", his country’s border with Afghanistan was in flames.

Threat of 42 day detention limit

11 December 2007
Gordon Brown’s government is pushing ahead with plans to further extend the period that terrorism suspects can be held without charge.

Tim: poetry terrorism

13 November 2007

The sentencing of Mohammed Atif Siddique

30 October 2007
In Edinburgh High Court last week, Mohammed Atif Siddique, a 21 year old Scottish born Muslim student, was sentenced to eight years in prison for terrorism offences.

Mohammed Atif Siddique: civil rights queries over ‘terrorist’ conviction

25 September 2007
The family of Mohammed Atif Siddique – known as Atif – wept as the 21 year old student was found guilty of several counts of terrorism in the high court in Glasgow last week.

Sacco and Vanzetti: murdered in an American crusade against ‘terrorism’

28 August 2007
The last 100 years of the US’s history has been punctuated at regular intervals with crusades not just against the enemy without but the enemy within. That has involved the legal death sentence and extra-legal lynchings and assassinations.

Heathrow climate protest defies anti-terrorism laws

14 August 2007
New Labour’s anti-terror legislation is being used this week against protesters wanting to take part in the climate camp near Heathrow airport.

Judges halt deportations

31 July 2007
The deportation of three Algerian men accused of terrorism was halted by appeal court judges on Tuesday who ruled that the government could not be certain that they would be safe from torture after they were sent back.

Lords refuse to hear Babar Ahmad's appeal against extradition to the US

12 June 2007
Campaigners for Babar Ahmad, the south London IT worker threatened with extradition to the US on trumped-up "terrorism" charges, have reacted with anger to a decision by the House of Lords to refuse him an appeal.

Gordon Brown moves to attack civil liberties

05 June 2007
Last weekend prime minister-to-be Gordon Brown announced plans to hand a host of new powers to the police under the pretext of "anti-terrorism".

‘I took a picture of Tower Bridge and was arrested for terrorism’

29 May 2007
Government ministers and police chiefs are demanding new powers to allow the police to stop and search people in the streets if they suspect them of terrorism. These powers echo the notorious "sus laws" of the 1970s.

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