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How Guantanamo Fosters More Terrorism


Guantanamo Bay has entered headlines again as at least 42 inmates are participating in a hunger strike to protest their continued detention. But those 42 are only part of the ongoing story.

There are still 166 prisoners being held at Guantanamo Bay.

Eighty-six of these individuals have been cleared


Is Copyright Infringement Now Considered Terrorism?

We reported last year:

The government treats copyright infringers as terrorists, and swat teams have been deployed against them. See this, this, this and this.

As the executive director of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School More…

Panetta: Never Ending Drone War Necessary

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According to United States Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, the U.S. must indefinitely extend the drone war against al Qaeda in Pakistan and elsewhere in order to prevent a terror attack on U.S. soil.

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This comes with the continued expansion of the drone war in Africa, the More…

Pentagon: Protesting is Low Level Terrorism


Sacramento Trying to Charge six ways to Sunday for protesting

First, the government responds to the September 11th attack by passing the Patriot Act, which is purportedly designed to protect us from foreign terrorists. Most of America cheers it on, never realizing that within the act is a broad


As Chestnuts Roasted on an Open Fire, Drone War Escalated

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While millions of Americans celebrated the birth of the Prince of Peace, agents of the federal government were delivering death by remote control overseas.

On Friday, December 28, for example, five people were killed and three others injured in a U.S. drone attack on a house in the Mana Gurbaz area of the remote and


Senate Report: Multi-Billion Dollar Intelligence Program Largely Useless Against Terror

A multi-billion-dollar information-sharing program created in the aftermath of 9/11 has improperly collected information about innocent Americans and produced little valuable intelligence on terrorism, a Senate report concludes. It portrays an effort that ballooned far beyond anyone’s ability to control.

What began as an attempt to put local, state and federal officials in the same


Ridiculous: Do You Behave Like a Terrorist

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Purchasing a cup of coffee using cash instead of a credit or debit card, using Google Maps to view photos of sporting event stadiums and large cities, and installing software to protect your internet privacy on your mobile phone — these and many other mundane activities are now considered to be potential terrorist activities


Drone Strikes Jeopardizing Democracy in Pakistan

In an interview with the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, one of Islamabad’s most senior diplomats says that ongoing CIA drone strikes in Pakistan’s tribal areas are weakening democracy, and risk pushing people towards, not away from, extremist groups.

Wajid Shamsul Hasan says the use of drones by the US is weakening democracy


Death by Furniture More Likely than Terrorism

Today, the National Counter Terrorism Center (NCTC) released its 2011 Report on Terrorism. The report offers the U.S. government’s best statistical analysis of terrorism trends through its Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS), which compiles and vets open-source information about terrorism–defined by U.S. law as “premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated


Do You Behave Like a Terrorist Online?

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A flyer designed by the FBI and the Department of Justice to promote suspicious activity reporting in internet cafes lists basic tools used for online privacy as potential signs of terrorist activity. The document, part of a program called “Communities Against Terrorism”, lists the use of “anonymizers, portals, or other means to shield


Chinese Bank Sued for Financing Terrorism

Dozens of Israeli terror victims are suing the Bank of China for helping fund two groups they say launched attacks against them and their family members, in the latest case of Chinese-sponsored terrorism to make its way to U.S. courts.

A lawsuit alleging that the Bank of China aided and abetted the Palestinian Islamic Jihad


Terrorist Activity Targets Food in U.S.

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Senator Promises Terror Attack

For much of the early part of the year, Sen. Lindsey Graham and the White House were locked in heated negotiations over legislation that could close the military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, move some of the war-on-terror prisoners there to the U.S. mainland and create a system to


War on Terrorism Tops 1 Trillion Dollars


Washington – The United States has spent more than $1 trillion on wars since the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, a recently released Congressional report says.

Adjusting for inflation, the outlays for conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere around the world make the “war on terrorism” second only to World War II.

The report


Banning Pre-Paid Cell Phones

Former Libertarian Party presidential nominee Bob Barr notes that Faisal Shahzad’s Times Square bombing attempt might be a causus belli for the federal government to make pre-paid cell phones illegal. Excerpt:

This innocuous device, available now to virtually anyone wishing to buy a cheap cell phone useable for a limited period, represents perhaps


Unannounced Terrorist Drill at Hospital

At the St. Rose Dominican Hospital in Henderson, Nevada this past Monday, a very unusual and terrifying scene took place that left nearly all its participants in shock — both out of fear and genuine bewilderment as to how safety planners could be so stupid.

That’s because last Monday, an off-duty police officer stormed into


No Trial Assassination of Americans Abroad

Allegedly the U.S. has created an illegal “hit list” of Fellow Americans abroad marked for murder.

Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair told a House Intelligence Committee hearing February 3rd the U.S. may, with executive approval, target and kill American terrorist suspects, Inter Press News Service of Rome reported. ”We take direct action


Terror Suspects Shown CIA Officers Photo’s

CIA Officers Exposed

It looks as though lawyers representing terror suspects detained in Guantanamo Bay have revealed classified information to their clients by showing them photographs of covert CIA Operatives.

The Justice Department is investigating whether Guantanamo Bay detainees charged with roles in the Sept. 11 attacks were improperly given photos of CIA


Interrogation, The Obama way

The Obama administration is considering overhauling the way terror suspects are interrogated by creating a small team of professionals drawn from across the government, according to people familiar with a proposal that will be submitted to the White House.

The new unit, comprising members of spy services and law-enforcement agencies, would be used for so-called


Anti-Terror Training for Boy Scouts

IMPERIAL, Calif. — The gunman, a disgruntled Iraq war veteran, has already taken out two people, one slumped in his desk, the other covered in blood on the floor. The responding officers — eight teenage boys and girls, the youngest 14 — face a tripwire, a thin cloud of poisonous gas and loud


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