*As part of “pre-emptive” arrests of activists at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia in August, 2000, police raided their art space and destroyed puppets as “evidence of criminal plans.”
*Since 2000, laws originally passed over a century ago as anti-Ku Klux Klan measures have been used in many cities and states in the u.s.a. to block, repress, and derail anti-war, anarchist, and anti-global capital protests. Demonstrators have been arrested for wearing masks and even hooded jackets.
why do some writers assert that this is so?* * “It’s just too hard -- and in some sense not important -- to understand why one human being can actually take a knife to another person’s throat and lift off his head.” from “The Terrorist as Auteur,” by Michael Ignatieff, 2004
can you pick out the terrorist from each of the following pictures?
LAST WORDS from Edward Said We’re not in a position to renounce anything that confirms our status as essentially terrorists, which is what the Israelis have been trying to convince the world of since the middle 1970s. ( 1996 )
I find the use of the word terrorism in almost any context to be a largely self-defeating tactic… where things “we” do not like are identified with terrorism. ( 1998 )