Terrorism

Ajamu Baraka writes at CounterPunch: Overland Park, a city of fewer than 200,000 in the heartland of the U.S. just south of Kansas City, is an unlikely setting for a terrorist attack….


Should we worry about terrorists making our food supply even more toxic than it already is? NPR discusses the “issue”: It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood blockbuster: Villains bent on…





In the wake of an attack on a California electrical utility, terrorism experts are warning that the power grid could be America’s weak point, reports the Wall Street Journal: SAN JOSE, Calif.—The…





Contrary to some reports, the children involved had previously signed waivers for their participation. Nonetheless, it’s surreal that a community of parents and teachers were complicit in this exercise in paranoid fantasy, with terrorist hijackings of their kids’ bus in the middle of Ohio apparently being considered a serious possible threat:

Rossford, OH – Police staged a realistic hijacking of a school bus — with children on board — in order to allow a SWAT team to perform an explosion-packed rescue drill.





How long before this becomes a reality TV event? Josh Eels tags along with Team America for the New York Times: The men of Team America were missing an assault rifle. “Everybody…






In 2010, Londoner Gemma Atkinson was restrained, handcuffed, and threatened with arrest for an “act of terror” after using her phone to film police as they engaged in a random stop-and-frisk of her boyfriend. She launched a legal battle, and, with the money from a settlement, produced the following short film about her experience and how to resist police abuse of power:




Dave Lindorff is a veteran investigative reporter, a columnist for CounterPunch, and a contributor to Businessweek, The Nation, Extra! and Salon.com. Here he writes for his This Can’t Be Happening! blog: Let’s…


On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin takes with a look at the conflicting reports about chemical weapons being used in Syria, news of Israeli airstrikes in Damascus, and the…


Fred Reed writes at LewRockwell.com: In recent years, I have seen terrorism denounced as a despicable crime. I wonder whether it shouldn’t be accepted frankly as a form of war. I am…