Terrorism/Counter Measures

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The Case Against Bombing ISIS
Shupak, Greg
Article
2016
The military campaign against ISIS is just the latest phase of US imperialism in the Middle East.
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
The CIA and Questions of Torture: Against The Current vol. 131
Fish, George
Article
2007
Alfred W. McCoy's A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation, from the Cold War to the War on Terror is a chilling, eerily fascinating account of how the CIA used physical and psychological torture as a...
The CIA's Greatest Hits
Zepezauer, Mark
Book
1994
Brief case studies of the CIA's greatest 'triumphs'.
Dark Days: The Story of Four Canadians Tortured in the Name of Fighting Terror
Pither, Kerry
Book
2008
An exposé of Canadian national security investigations, Kerry Pither's Dark Days exposes a disturbing record of human-rights abuses, both at home and abroad, and ultimately questions our notion of the...
FBI Continues To Foil Its Own Devised Terrorist Plots
Geigner, Timothy
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2012
It seems there's a new pattern showing itself every time I read a news report in which the FBI proudly announces it foiled a terrorist plot. That pattern goes something like this: hear that a huge exp...
First a Hand on Your Crotch, Next a Boot in Your Face: False Choices and Airport Security
Scott, Michael
Article
2010
Since 9/11, we have given up many of our rights and our government has condoned practices like torture, legalized assassination, kidnapping, indefinite detention without access to council or trial – a...
Human Rights: in a time of terror: New Internationalist January/February 2008
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2008
A look at human rights in various countries including women's and sex rights.
Human Rights Protections Weaken as Tunisia Fights Terror
Abrougui, Afef
Article
2015
The Tunisian government is cracking down on civil and political rights as it fights a rise in Islamist insurgency, in the aftermath of the deadliest terror attack in the country's history.
ISIS Thrives on the Disunity of Its Enemies
Cockburn, Patrick
Article
2015
The aftermath of terrorist attacks such as the massacre in Paris are a bad time to produce new policies, but they provide ideal political conditions for a government to take radical, if ill-thought-ou...
A Left Voice in Pakistan: Against The Current vol. 131
Tariq, Farooq
Article
2007
Following the October 18 attack on the massive procession into Karachi welcoming Benazir Bhutto back from an eight-year exile, Farooq Tariq, General Secretary of the Labour Party Pakistan, expressed h...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 21, 2015: Climate Change and Social Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
This issue of Other Voices spotlights climate change, the escalating crisis that the upcoming Paris climate conference is supposed to address. But climate change is not a single problem: it is a produ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 1, 2017: April 1 issue
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Other Voices always strives to present you with alternative views on important topics. This issue offers some really alternative perspectives and even some "alternative facts." As always, read critica...
Terror Takeover: The monstrous march of the security state
New Internationalist November 2009 - #427
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2009
Has our panic over terrorism given permission for unchecked abuse? The fear of terrorism has been used to curtail our liberties and violate human rights.
Total terrorism solution
Article
2016
Hoax highlights failures of military, security approaches to terrorism.
TSA's Gestapo Empire: A Greater Threat Than the Terrorists
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2010
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration is a far greater threat to the lives and freedom of Americans than the 'terrorists' it claims to be protecting them from.
The Young Man Was: Part 1: United Red Army
Mohaiemen, Naeem
Film/Video
2012
The start of a film trilogy that traces 1970s ultra left movements' turn to violence; Part One is based on the negotiations of the 1977 JAL hijacking, between the Japanese Red Army members on board th...

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Chomsky.info
The Noam Chomsky Web site.

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Article 19
ARTICLE 19, a human rights pioneer, defends and promotes freedom of expression and freedom of information all over the world. Censorship Kills. It starves and it represses. It denies people access to information essential to thei...
International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
INTERPOL is the world's largest international police organization, with 187 member countries. Created in 1923, it facilitates cross-border police cooperation, and supports and assists all organizations, authorities and services wh...
International Development Law Organization
IDLO is an international intergovernmental organization dedicated to promoting the rule of law and good governance in developing countries, countries in economic transition and in those emerging from armed conflict. We pursue ou...
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is an alliance of 26 countries from North America and Europe committed to fulfilling the goals of the North Atlantic Treaty signed on 4 April 1949. In accordance with the Treaty, the f...
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
With 56 States drawn from Europe, Central Asia and America, the OSCE is the world's largest regional security organization, bringing comprehensive and co-operative security to a region that stretches from Vancouver to Vladivostok....
Organization of the Islamic Conference
The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) is the second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations which has membership of 57 states spread over four continents. The Organization is the collective voic...
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was established when its Charter was formally adopted on December 8, 1985 by the Heads of State or Government of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and...
World Customs Organization
The World Customs Organization (WCO) is the only intergovernmental organization exclusively focused on Customs matters. With its worldwide membership, the WCO is now recognized as the voice of the global Customs community. It is p...

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Before Parliament Hill attack, RCMP got 3 warnings, reduced patrols
Documents show Mounties reduced patrols prior to shootings, despite 3 separate warnings
Beeby, Dean
2015
Mounties received at least three warnings of potential terrorist attacks on uniformed officers before last year's shootings on Parliament Hill, yet the RCMP wound down extra patrols around the parliam...
Journalists Welcome European Call to Review Anti-Terrorism Laws
Sources News Release
2009
Ministers of the human rights network of the Council of Europe have called on their governments to review anti-terrorism laws in the face of strong criticism from journalists that some laws are in pra...
Police log 'domestic extremists' and keep database on activists
Forces survey and file details of peaceful protests and political activities
Lewis, Paul; Evans, Rob; Taylor, Matthew
2009
'Domestic Extremists' are persons involved in political meetings and protests who are photographed and added to a national database by the UK police. This surveillance falls under the purview of "ter...
Rendition ordeal raises new questions about secret trials
Fatima Bouchar's story reveals involvement of the British government
Cobain, Ian
2012
Investigative reporting on the rendition (initiated by British intelligence officers) of Libyian Islamist militants who sought to oust Muammar Gaddafi.
The right way to end terrorism
From armed resistance to jihadist networks
Gresh,Alain
2015
Gresh discusses a way to end terrorism, by placing an emphasis on the term itself and the repercussions of its meaning and use.
Vienna Declaration calls on governments to respect media freedom in fight against terrorism
Sources News Release
2009
Effective security and respect for freedom of expression and press freedom are not incompatible but, rather, complementary.
Will the government's counter-extremist programme criminalise dissent?
Kundnani, Arun
2015
From 1 July, a broad range of public bodies - from nursery schools to optometrists - will be legally obliged to participate in the U.S. government’s Prevent policy to identify would-be extremists. Und...