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Terrorism, Counterterrorism, and Repression
Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007
$22 million for the establishment of a “ National Commission On The Prevention Of Violent Radicalization And Ideologically Based Violence.” Read More.

Lieberman/Collins Report

An inflammatory report, "Violent Islamist Extremism, the Internet, and the Homegrown Terrorism Threat,"(PDF), issued via the Senate Committee on Homeland Security was drafted solely under the direction of Committee Chairmen Joseph Lieberman (DI-CT), a pro-war "Independent Democrat," and ranking Republican Susan Collins (R-ME).


Leaderless Analysis:
The “War on Terror,” Civil Liberties, and Flawed Scholarship

The Public Eye Magazine.

Leaderless Resistance
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Repression and Ideology:

How Police Justify Labelling Demonstrators as "Terrorists" by Chip Berlet & Matthew N. Lyons

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.

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

Networks and Netwars:
The Future of Terror, Crime, and Militancy
John Arquilla, David Ronfeldt (editors)
Rand Corporation

See especially the following chapter:
Gangs, Hooligans and Anarchists
The Vanguard of Netwar in the streets.
John P. Sullivan
Rand Corporation


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