Tag: counter-terror

Remembering Utøya

We cannot allow the memory of the Utøya massacre ten years ago to be co-opted and depoliticised. Breivik's murderous Islamophobia and his hatred of the Left display affinities with far more mainstream political ideology.

Gender and nationalism: Breivik’s ‘Western values’

Breivik's political motivations for committing the massacre have been consistently side-lined. But when examined, his far-right politics demonstrate clear affinities with much more mainstream right-wing ideology.
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France’s authoritarian turn: Islamophobia and the security state

Macron has backtracked after hundreds of thousands of people protested against the Comprehensive Security Law that would ban filming police officers.
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Jeremy Corbyn and the IRA smears

Claims that Jeremy Corbyn was a supporter or even a member of the IRA were a prominent part of how he was demonised. But there was little discussion of the context for the IRA campaign or the left’s attitude.

PREVENT: protecting the vulnerable?

Emily Cousens looks at what's behind the language of 'vulnerability' in the government's PREVENT strategy. Spying and suspicion are now legally required as public sector workers are being trained to look for signs of vulnerability...

10 years on: Timeline of anti-terror legislation since the July bombings

There has been an almost constant ramping-up of anti-terror legislation in the UK since the 9/11 bombings in 2001. Legislation passed that year set the context for subsequent laws. In the wake of the...
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Fighting the Prevent agenda

The Prevent agenda is an Islamophobic policy framework that pushes forces racist policing into teachers' classrooms.