The fight against popular terrorism

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National Commission on Terrorism report should be rejected
By Hussein Ibish and Salam Al-marayati, Los Angeles Times, 19 June 2000. The National Commission on Terrorism was charged by Congress with proposing measures that would make the United States safer. But the recommendations in its recently released report instead create new dangers for core American values.
War Against the Planet
By Vijay Prashad, Black Radical Congress, September 2001. The war on terror began five decades ago when the US assumed charge of that band of nations that stretches from Libya to Afghanistan, most of whom are oil rich and therefore immensely important for global capitalism. The US adopted the white man's burden on behalf of the Seven Sisters, the largest oil conglomerates in the world.
U.S. Officials Consider Future Targets in Worldwide War on Terrorism
Associated Press, 28 October 2001. Eventually, the war on terrorism could have a long target list, one that stretches into all corners of the world. A final escalation would be U.S. involvement in conflicts against non-Islamic insurgencies in friendly nations. The State Department lists terrorist groups—usually Marxists or ethnic separatists—operating in Colombia, Greece, Japan, Peru, Turkey, Spain and Northern Ireland.
America's hyperreal war on terrorism
By Anis Shivani, DAWN, 5 November 2001. The best way to understand “America's new war” is as a convenient legitimizing rubric to extend American economic and military power abroad, and to complete the repressive domestic agenda already set in motion during the post-cold war years in the guise of the “war on drugs.”
LTTE in terror list
By Nirupama Subramanian, The Hindu, 10 November 2001. Canada has included the LTTE in a fresh list of 83 terrorist groups and individuals whose property will be frozen and reported to the relevant authorities. The new list also includes the Abu Nidal Organisation, Aum Shinkriyo, Hamas, the Palestinian Liberation Front, PKK and the real IRA, among others.
False victory in the sham conflict
By John Pilger, The Mirror (London), 16 November 2001. Not a single terrorist implicated in the attacks in 911 has yet to be caught or killed. There was, and still is, no “war on terrorism”. Instead, we have watched a variation of the great imperial game of swapping “bad” terrorists for “good” terrorists, while untold numbers of innocent people have paid with their lives.
Trial and terror
SchNEWS, Issue 336, [December] 2001. The events of September 11 and the campaign against terrorism are being used across the world as an excuse for governments to bring in more repressive laws, along with redefining and widening who the terrorists could be.
Anti-Terror Campaign Cloaking Human Rights Abuse
Human Rights Watch, 16 January 2002. New Global Survey Finds Crackdown on Civil Liberties. The anti-terror campaign led by the United States is inspiring opportunistic attacks on civil liberties around the world. Human Rights Watch annual global survey.
Euro law wrongly defines terrorism
By John Brown, Le Monde diplomatique, February 2002. A full-blown judicial doctrine has emerged from the refusal to provide a clear definition of terrorism. A democracy distinctuishes political action and terrorism, so that the latter could be covered by conventional law. By systematically ignoring the political aims of terrorist action—the only feature that distinguishes it from ordinary crime—law-makers have made it impossible to define.
The Latest New ‘War on Terrorism’
By Michael Shehadeh, CounterPunch, 3 December 2002. The declaration of the Bush administration to wage open-ended “war” against international terrorism will have definite implications for dissent at home. They estimate the campaign will last five to ten years. In wartime, the US government has always used fear to expand its powers and suppress opposition to its policies.
US Trampling Human Rights to Prevent Terror Attacks
Agence France Presse, Arab News, 30 July 2003. The United States has been trampling human rights since Sept. 11, 2001, as it tries to prevent further attacks on its soil. A series of measures taken to combat terrorism are infringing on fundamental human rights, particularly civil and political rights, said the German Institute for Human Rights, a body set up by Parliament.
A Deadly Franchise
By Naomi Klein, The Guardian, Thursday 28 August 2003. The global war on terror is a smokescreen used by governments to wipe out opponents. The spectre of terrorism—real and exaggerated—has become a shield of impunity, protecting governments around the world from scrutiny for their human-rights abuses.
A Bush slap for workers
Editorial, The Boston Globe, 29 August 2003. President Bush has pulled a Labor Day surprise on federal workers, announcing that he is using his authority to cut the size of the pay raise most workers were to receive next year. He blamed the move on the cost of fighting terrorism.