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Terrorism

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.

US internment law

The US government is still allowed legally to detain suspected terrorists indefinitely, after a ruling by the US court of appeals on 2 October.

Guantánamo names

On 21 September, the US justice department released the names of 55 men held at the Guantánamo detention centre on Cuba, who have been cleared for release.