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Central American Integration System
Central American Integration System (Spanish: Sistema de la Integraci¢n Centroamericana; SICA) is an intergovernmental organization of Central American states. It has a standing invitation to participate as observer in the session...
Council of Europe
Founded in 1949, the Council of Europe seeks to develop throughout Europe common and democratic principles based on the European Convention on Human Rights and other reference texts on the protection of individuals. The Council ha...
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...
Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
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 American States
The Organization of American States (OAS) brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world. T...
United Nations Human Rights Council
The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the UN system made up of 47 States responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe. The Council was created by the UN Genera...
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...
Barrie Zwicker
Author, producer and social and political activist Barrie Zwicker has specialized in media criticism since 1970. Since the events of 9/11 he has become a leader in the "9/11Truth movement." Millions of people around the world (as ...

News Releases

CEC Extends Sympathies to the People of Norway
2011-07-28
Canadian Ethnocultural Council
The Canadian Ethnocultural Council extends deepest condolences to the people of Norway. We share in their sorrow at this moment of great loss and grief.
Le CEC transmet ses condolances a la population de la Norvege
2011-07-28
Canadian Ethnocultural Council
Le Conseil ethnoculturel du Canada transmet ses plus sinceres condolances a la population de la Norvege. Nous partageons leur chagrin a l'occasion de cette immense perte et de ce deuil.
EFJ Supports UK Photographers in Counter Terrorism Act Protest
2009-02-17
European Federation of Journalists (EFJ)
The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) today condemned amendments to the UK Counter Terrorism Act, which came into force in the UK yesterday.
IFJ Calls on United States to Withdraw "Perverse" Bar on Colombian Journalist
2010-07-15
International Federation of Journalists
International Federation of Journalists calls on the United States to lift a travel ban on a leading Colombian journalist who has risked his life to expose terrorism, warning of a "grave injustice" th...
IFJ Condemns Killings of Media Staff in Shocking Attack on French Magazine Charlie Hebdo' Office in Paris
2015-01-07
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today joined its French affiliates -- SNJ, SNJ-CGT and CFDT -- in condemning the shooting that has taken place today at the offices of the French sati...
IFJ to Hold 'Journalism in Shadow of Anti-Terror Laws' Conference on Tenth Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks in US
2011-09-08
Sources News Releases
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its European Group, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) are holding an international conference to mark the tenth anniversary of the terr...
Indonesia: light sentences for deadly attack threaten religious tolerance
2011-08-01
Article 19
An Indoensian court sentenced 12 Islamist militants to three to six months imprisonment yesterday for the attack on members of the Ahmadiyah minority group in Cikeusik last February, which resulted in...
Journalists Welcome European Call to Review Anti-Terrorism Laws
2009-06-01
International Federation of Journalists
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...
RWB appeals to media outlets to publish Charlie Hebdo cartoons
2015-01-07
Reporters Without Borders
In response to today's shocking attack on the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo that cost 12 lives, Reporters Without Borders issues an international appeal to media editors to begin publishing Charlie H...
Sources welcomes Omar Ha-Redeye
2009-01-30
Omar Ha-Redeye
Sources welcomes a new member: Omar Ha-Redeye. Omar Ha-Redeye is frequently interviewed by the media on subjects relating to health, security, law, politics, social media, disasters, minority rights a...
Sources welcomes Pearson Peacekeeping Centre
2009-01-23
Pearson Peacekeeping Centre
The Pearson Peacekeeping Centre (PPC) is a Canadian-based institution dedicated to making international peace operations more effective through research, education and training, and capacity developme...
What if Someone Called You a Terrorist?
2009-02-02
Omar Ha-Redeye
Members of the Canadian public will be in the Brampton courthouse today to hear some of the problems associated with the anti-terrorism provisions in the Criminal Code.

Sources Select Resources

After Nice, Don't Give ISIS What It's Asking For
Hussain, Murtaza
Article
2016
The Intercept
Not much is yet known about Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, the 31-year-old man French police say is responsible for a horrific act of mass murder last night in the southern city of Nice. In the wake of th...
After Paris
Malik, Kenan
Article
2015
Some have seen the terrorism as the consequence of French foreign policy in Syria. Yet we should be wary of seeing these attacks as a response, however perverted, to French, or Western, foreign policy...
The Anti-Semitism That Goes Unreported
Hass, Amira
Article
2012
Our grandparents knew that the order-enforcement authorities wouldn't intervene to help a Jewish family under attack; we know that the Israel Defense Forces, the Israel Police, the Civil Administratio...
Assange and Posada in the Propaganda System
Mixed Media
Herman, Edward S.; Peterson, David
Article
2011
CounterPunch
Posada's case is a dramatic illustration of the fraudulence of the so-called "War on Terror" and highlights the U.S. refusal to abide by the rule of law. Assange's case shows well the U.S. establishme...
Before Parliament Hill attack, RCMP got 3 warnings, reduced patrols
Documents show Mounties reduced patrols prior to shootings, despite 3 separate warnings
Beeby, Dean
Article
2015
CBCNews.ca
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...
Charleston Massacre Media Coverage: Recognizing the Crime, Downplaying the Causes
Norton, Ben
Article
2015
Fair
Dylann Roof is a white male who killed nine people; targeting African Americans. Elliot Rodger was a white male who killed six people; targeting women. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (The Boston Bomber) is a non-w...
CIA awards Saudi prince medal for anti-terror efforts
Article
2017
RT
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, Saudi Arabia's deputy premier and interior minister, has been presented with a CIA award for his work fighting terrorism.
Connexions Library: Africa Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on Africa.
Connexions Other Voices - May 28, 2017
Resisting Injustice
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Connexions
In this issue, we look at the relentless persistence of people challenging injustice and entrenched power in places around the world, including Palestine, Korea, China, Canada, and the United States. ...
Connexions Other Voices - July 22, 2017
Secrecy and Power
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Connexions
Secrecy is a weapon the powerful use against their enemies: us. This issue of Other Voices explores the relationship of secrecy and power.
EFJ Supports UK Photographers in Counter Terrorism Act Protest
Sources News Release
Article
2009
European Federation of Journalists (EFJ)
The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) today condemned amendments to the UK Counter Terrorism Act, which came into force in the UK yesterday.
Florida Man, Accused of Terrorism Based on Book Collection, Set Free
Hussain, Murtaza
Article
2015
The Intercept
Robertson had been incarcerated since 2011 on charges of tax fraud and illegal gun possession. After his arrest and subsequent conviction, prosecutors sought to add a 'terrorism enhancement' to his se...
Free Speech and Unsafe Spaces
Malik, Kenan
Article
2017
Pandaemonium
Malik criticizes "the blinkered, self-centred, indeed narcissistic, attitudes that shape much contemporary discussion on speech and its limits. Free speech, from this perspective, requires not a robus...
Human Rights Protections Weaken as Tunisia Fights Terror
Abrougui, Afef
Article
2015
Global Voices
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.
IFJ Condemns Killings of Media Staff in Shocking Attack on French Magazine Charlie Hebdo' Office in Paris
Sources News Release
Article
2015
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today joined its French affiliates -- SNJ, SNJ-CGT and CFDT -- in condemning the shooting that has taken place today at the offices of the French sati...
Israel Calls a Man Its Soldiers Killed a 'Terrorist': Until They Realized He Was an Israeli Jew
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2015
The Intercept
The Jerusalem Post today describes the killing of a man by two IDF soldiers after, the soldiers claim, he was acting erratically and tried to grab one of their guns. When he was fatally shot by the ID...
'Israel is a terrorist state'
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2015
Jonathan Cook's Blog
The violence rocking the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and now Gaza is on the verge of spilling into Israel, Palestinian leaders in Israel warned. A wave of unrest has swept Palestinian towns in ...
Israel is a Terrorist State
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2015
Dissident Voice
The violence rocking the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and now Gaza is on the verge of spilling into Israel, Palestinian leaders in Israel warned.
Israelis Shoot Motionless Arab Woman - Video
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2015
Dissident Voice
In the age of phone cameras, we have become increasingly used to photos and videos of Palestinians in the West Bank being shot by soldiers in unjustifiable circumstances.
Journalist's Guide to Covering Bioterrorism
Second Edition
Chandler, David; Landrigan, India
Article
2004
Radio and Television News Director Foundation
The Radio and Television News Directors Foundation has published "A Journalist's Guide to Covering Bioterrorism" to help reporters and producers tackle these stories. Among this guide's features: - ...
Journalists Welcome European Call to Review Anti-Terrorism Laws
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
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...
Lavon Affair
Wikipedia article
Article
1954
The Lavon Affair refers to a failed Israeli covert operation, code named Operation Susannah, conducted in Egypt in the Summer of 1954. As part of the false flag operation, a group of Egyptian Jews wer...
The Leading Terrorist State
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2014
Truthout
"It's official: The U.S. is the world's leading terrorist state, and proud of it." That should have been the headline for the lead story in The New York Times on Oct. 15, which was more politely title...
Living in Pitiless Times: Baghdad, Beirut and Paris
Prashad, Vijay
Article
2015
CounterPunch
A week of horrible carnage -- bomb blasts in Beirut and Baghdad and then the cold-blooded shootings in Paris. Each of these acts of terror left dead bodies and wounded lives. There is nothing good tha...
NBC News Releases the Long-Awaited Trailer for its Summer Horror Film About ISIS
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2015
The Intercept
ISIS now officially poses a bigger threat to the "U.S. homeland" than the one posed by former title-holder Al Qaeda.
Newspaper Owned By Fracking Billionaire Leaks Memo Calling Pipeline Opponents Potential "Terrorists"
Horn, Steve
Article
2017
Desmog
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has produced a report titled, "Potential Domestic Terrorist Threats to Multi-State Diamond Pipeline Construction Project," dated April 7, 2017. The DHS f...
1950–51 Baghdad bombings
Wikipedia article
Article
1950
1950–1951 Baghdad bombings refers to the bombing of Jewish targets in Baghdad, Iraq, between April 1950 and June 1951. It is widely believed that the bombings were carried out by Zionist agents seekin...
1919 United States anarchist bombings
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
The 1919 United States anarchist bombings were a series of bombings and attempted bombings carried out by anarchist followers of Luigi Galleani from April through June 1919. These bombings fueled the ...
The one thing that won't stop terror is more war
Nunns, Alex
Article
2015
Red Pepper
Provoking retaliation is a key part of the jihadists' strategy, writes Alex Nunns - we need a different approach.
The Other 9/11
Z., Mickey
Article
2014
CounterCurrents.org
Whether or not activists will ever mount a serious threat to U.S. hegemony and propaganda remains to be seen. One thing is certain, however: Without such organizing, action, and sacrifice, there will ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 10, 2015
Labour Day issue
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Connexions
Labour Day issue, with articles examining the relentless pressure put on workers to work ever longer hours, at the cost of their health and family life; anti-worker legislation, Zapatista popular educ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 21, 2015
Climate Change and Social Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Connexions
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 - December 5, 2015
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Connexions
This issue of Other Voices covers a wide range of issues, from the climate crisis and the ecosocialist response, to terrorism and the struggle against religious fundamentalism, as well as items on urb...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 20, 2016
Connexions Enters Its Fifth Decade
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
This issue of Connexions Other Voices falls on the 40th anniversary of the publication of the very first Connexions newsletter, which was published in February 1976. That first issue carried the title...
Pentagon Trained Terrorists In Nevada To Use Against Iran
Ross, Sherwood
Article
2012
Countercurrents
The Pentagon trained members of the dissident Iranian terrorist group M.E.K. in Nevada starting in 2005, after which they returned to Iran and may have engaged in covert activities, investigative repo...
Preparing for a Digital 9/11
Greenberg, Karen
Article
2012
TomDispatch
In recent years, in one of the more dangerous, if largely undiscussed, developments of our time, the Bush and then Obama administrations have launched the first state-planned war in cyber space. First...
Red Menace #5
Summer 1980
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1980
Liberatarian Socialist Collective
A Libertarian Socialist Newsletter
Reflections on the Brussels Attacks
Falk, Richard
Article
2016
CounterPunch
Debate and reflection are urgently needed with respect to the political violence that is being unleashed in various forms in the West and non-West.
Refusal to Call Charleston Shootings 'Terrorism' Again Shows It's a Meaningless Propaganda Term
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2015
The Intercept
In February 2010, a man named Joseph Stack deliberately flew his small airplane into the side of a building that housed a regional IRS office in Austin, Texas, just as 200 agency employees were starti...
Remembering Argentina's Mothers of the Disappeared
Sun, Rivera
Article
2016
CounterPunch
Campaign Nonviolence is a movement to build a culture of active nonviolence. We share the stories of nonviolent action, drawing lessons, strength, and strategy from the global grassroots movements for...
The Right Kind Of Terror
Cromwell, David; Edwards, David
Article
2012
Medialens
When is an act of terrorism not terrorism? When the victims are officially sanctioned state enemies.
The right way to end terrorism
From armed resistance to jihadist networks
Gresh,Alain
Article
2015
Le Monde diplomatique
Gresh discusses a way to end terrorism, by placing an emphasis on the term itself and the repercussions of its meaning and use.
The Semantics of Terrorism
Al-Jurf, Soha
Article
2010
CounterPunch
A mental construct has been created in which the State of Israel is an entity that is under constant attack. By terrorists. Who, irrefutably, must be eradicated. Their actions are somewhat irrelevant....
The 712-page Google doc that proves Muslims do condemn terrorism
When a classmate told 19-year-old Heraa Hashmi that “all terrorists are Muslims” she began to compile a dossier of all instances of Muslims
Mahdawi, Arwa
Article
2017
The Guardian
Muslims are constantly denouncing atrocities that have been committed in the name of Islam. Yet many people seem to think Muslims don't condemn terrorism enough. So Heraa Hashmi decided to put the not...
'Shooting to Kill:' Operation Get Corbyn
Tickell, Oliver
Article
2015
Counter Punch
As David Cameron talks tough on shooting terrorists on Britain's streets, bombing Syria, shooting off nuclear weapons at unnamed enemies, over half of the Labour Party's MPs in the House of Commons ga...
16th Street Baptist Church bombing
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
The 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed by violent racists on Sunday, September 15, 1963. The explosion at the African-American church, which killed four girls, marked a turni...
Slain cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo were allies of anti-nuclear movement
Article
2015
Beyond Nuclear
Several of the cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo were close allies of the French anti-nuclear movement, even providing cartoons to the French anti-nuclear network.
Terrorist Attacks in Paris: Can Tragedy Bring Change?
Johnstone, Diana
Article
2015
CounterPunch
Paris has now suffered the sort of attacks that are familiar to Beirut or to Russia. The big question is: what next? Will this fear cause people to wake up to reality and think clearly?
Total terrorism solution
Article
2016
Yes Lab
Hoax highlights failures of military, security approaches to terrorism.
Trump's Muslim Ban Will Only Spark More Terrorist Attacks
Cockburn, Patrick
Article
2017
CounterPunch
Donald Trump's travel ban on refugees and visitors from seven Muslim countries entering the US makes a terrorist attack on Americans at home or abroad more rather than less likely. It does so because ...
Tunisia charges editor with complicity in terrorist attack
Committee to Protect Journalists
Article
2015
Committee to Protect Journalist
Tunisian authorities should drop charges against an editor accused of complicity in the June 27 terrorist attack on Sousse beach that killed at least 39 people.
The University & the Security State
Gasser, Michael
Article
2014
Against the Current
Gasser examines the implicit political agendas behind the offers of funding given to American universities by the Department of Homeland Security to research the "cognitive science of terrorisim."
Unspeakable: the Black Book of Imperial Terrorism
Street, Paul
Article
2017
CounterPunch
American "mainstream" journalists who want to keep their paychecks flowing and their status afloat know they must report current events in a way that respects the taboo status of the nation's underlyi...
Wade Michael Page and the rise of violent far-right extremism
Goodwin, Matthew
Article
2012
The Guardian
The man who opened fire in a Sikh temple in Wisconsin was not just a crazed loner, but a vocal neo-Nazi – in fact, his white supremacist ideology reflected a growing form of extremism that expresses i...
We Are All – Fill in the Blank
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2015
ZNet
We should condemn violence and terror, and defend freedom of the press. We should do so on the basis of consistent principles -- in contrast to the mainstream media and politicians, who condemn acts d...
What Does It Mean to Call Dylann Roof a 'Terrorist'?
Gupta, Arun
Article
2015
Counter Punch
It would have been unfathomable a year ago for the phrase "white terrorism" to be used by the mainstream media. This shift in discourse is just one effect of the post-Ferguson moment in which there is...
Why Do Jihadis Seem So Evil?
Malik, Kenan
Article
2015
Kenan Malik
The day before the Paris carnage, two suicide bombers killed at least 40 people in a Shia district of Beirut. The week after, two suicide bombings of street markets in Nigeria killed 49 people. Faced ...
Why States of Emergency and Extreme Security Measures Won't Stop ISIS
Article
2015
CounterPunch
There is little sign that the G20 leaders gathered in Turkey have understood the nature of the conflict in which they are engaged. ISIS's military strategy is a unique combination of urban terrorism, ...
Would as Many as 1 Million Be Alive if the Media Had Done Its Job
Pilger, John
Article
2014
Truthout
This is a transcript of John Pilger's contribution to a special edition of BBC Radio 4's 'Today' program, guest-edited by the artist and musician PJ Harvey.
Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight against Muslim Fundamentalism, by Karima Bennoune (Book Review)
Droeber, Julia
Article
2013
Europe solidaire sans frontieres
Karima Bennoune, a US-based law scholar raised in Algeria, has written an account of the stories of numerous people whose lives have been scarred by Islamic fundamentalism and who decided, using a var...

Sources Bookshelf

Crimes of War
What the Public Should Know (Crimes of War project)
Dworkin, Anthony; Gutman, Roy; Rieff, David; Mendez, Sheryl
Book
2007
An A-Z guide to the laws governing armed conflict and their application in practice. The chapters include discussions of the crimes prohibited by international humanitarian law, key terms relating to ...
Manufacturing Consent
The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Herman, Edward S.; Chomsky, Noam
Book
1988
Contrary to the usual image of the press and cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitious in its search for truth, Herman and Chomsky depict how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets...
Media Think
Winter, James
Book
2000
Increasingly the news media are owned by a small group of very large corporations with extensive interests outside the industry, run by the corporate elite.Winter argues that instead of offering diver...
Terrorism, War and the Press
Palmer, Nancy
Book
2003
Towers of Deception
The Media Cover-Up of 9/11
Zwicker, Barrie
Book
2006

Government Ministries & Agencies

Canadian Security Intelligence Service
Protects the national security interests of Canada by investigating and reporting on threats to the security of Canada.
Justice & Attorney General of Canada
The Department of Justice provides advice and services to federal departments and conducts, as the Attorney General of Canada, litigation on their behalf. The department also has general responsibilit...


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