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Terrorism, Counterterrorism, and Repression

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  • Repression and Ideology: How Police Justify Labelling Demonstrators as "Terrorists" by Chip Berlet & Matthew N. Lyons

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These selections relate to the issue of government use of terminology to demonize dissent. The first is the government's attempt to include under the term "terrorism" a variety of methodologies, some of which are not even violent. The next two are Rand studies with a similar theme. A selected response critical of that ploy follows.
 
Louis J. Freeh (Director Federal Bureau of Investigation),
Congressional Statement on the Threat of Terrorism to the United States
before the United States Senate Committees on Appropriations,
Armed Services and Select Committee on Intelligence, May 10, 2001,
full text at http://www.fbi.gov/congress/congress01/freeh051001.htm

Networks and Netwars:
The Future of Terror, Crime, and Militancy
John Arquilla, David Ronfeldt (editors)
Rand Corporation
http://www.rand.org/publications/MR/MR1382/

See especially the following chapter:
Gangs, Hooligans and Anarchists
The Vanguard of Netwar in the streets.
John P. Sullivan
Rand Corporation
http://www.rand.org/publications/MR/MR1382/MR1382.ch4.pdf

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Reclaim the Streets: "Is Dancing Terrorism?" by PB Floyd in Slingshot,
Urban75 Action News, July 1, 2001 at http://www.urban75.com/Action/news137.html
 

 

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