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Terrorism

Charity ends at home

The media storm around the unmasking of ISIS executioner ‘Jihadi John’ in February provided an opportunity for the right-wing press to exert enormous pressure on anyone connected with the Muslim hu

The 20 March Yemen bombing: it’s not ISIS and it’s not Sunni-Shi’ite conflict

Juan Cole explains what's really behind current events in Yemen

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No, I am not Charlie

A Swedish peace researcher reflects on the terror in Paris and the reactions to it

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Sharpening contradictions

Why al-Qa’eda attacked satirists in Paris

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We are all [ ] – fill in the blank

The renowned US dissident reflects on the hypocrisy of the elite response to the Charlie Hebdo killings

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Patrick Cockburn, The Jihadis Return: ISIS and the New Sunni Uprising

OR Books, 2014; 150pp; £9. Purchase online here: http://www.orbooks.com/catalog/jihadis-return/

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8 facts everyone should know about the Iraq crisis

Ian Sinclair looks beyond the "babbling brook of [mainstream media] bullshit" about the Iraq crisis.

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Iraq war ‘promoted terrorism’

‘Far from reducing international terrorism... the 2003 invasion [of Iraq] had the effect of promoting it'

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Freedom Bookshop re-opens after firebombing

On 4 February, Britain’s oldest radical bookshop re-opened for business only three days after being firebombed by persons unknown.

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Render unto Caesar

On 19 September, Italy's supreme criminal court, the 'court of cassation', upheld abduction and 'rendition to torture' convictions against 23 Americans, all but one CIA officers.

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