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Activists or Terrorists?new

The Oscar-nominated documentary film If A Tree Falls traces the transformation of one otherwise ordinary young man into an activist and then into what the courts have deemed a "terrorist" and the way those actions affected the environment, his family and the community.
Eugene Weekly  |  Camilla Mortensen  |  02-24-2012  |  Profiles & Interviews

Attack on the Dreamnew

Though unexploded, Kevin Harpham's backpack bomb sent ripples across Spokane, Wash. Inside the plea deal with the attempted Martin Luther King Day parade bomber.
The Inlander  |  Chris Stein  |  09-16-2011  |  Crime & Justice

What Constitutes Terrorism?new

Three Muslim men from North Carolina will stand trial next week. Are they really terrorists or were they just posturing?
INDY Week  |  Aaron Lake Smith  |  09-14-2011  |  Crime & Justice

Profiting From 9/11: The Winnersnew

For some people, the terrorist attacks have been a gold mine.
The Village Voice  |  Graham Rayman  |  09-02-2011  |  Policy Issues

A South Florida Muslim Leader Refused to Be a Snitch, So the Feds Tried to Destroy Himnew

The FBI's intense efforts to pressure Imam Foad Farahi into becoming an informant reveal the government's desperation to infiltrate local Muslim communities. His battle with the government is not only daring but also unusual.
New Times Broward-Palm Beach  |  Trevor Aaronson  |  10-13-2009  |  Crime & Justice

What Made the World Trade Center Fall?new

One of the crucial technical disputes in American history is underway. It pits government technicians who say the WTC buildings were brought down by airplane impact against architects and building engineers who insist that the Twin Towers could never have collapsed solely due to the planes and are calling for a new independent investigation.
Santa Barbara Independent  |  Jay Levin and Tom McKenzie  |  09-21-2009  |  Science

'Amreeka' Skillfully Evokes American Post-9/11 Uneasenew

Amreeka hops over every one of its predictable, carefully laid-out hurdles.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  09-03-2009  |  Reviews

Animated Cartoon: Terror Yokelsnew

Lampooning the new trend in radical Islamist terror: rural cells of wannabe jihadis in the sticks.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  08-18-2009  |  War

Black-Market Cigarettes: Miami's New Vicenew

A gray-haired 57-year-old Florida man named Roman Vidal smuggled millions of cigarettes from Miami to Dublin criminals who funded a terrorist group, investigators say. The charges are just the latest link between black-market U.S. smokes and violent terrorist groups around the world.
Miami New Times  |  Tim Elfrink  |  07-06-2009  |  Crime & Justice

How Can I Avoid Joining al-Qaeda by Mistake?new

According to the journal of the U.S. Army's Combating Terrorism Center, al-Qaeda's HR department is actively seeking new recruits among the general populace. Sneaky bastards that they are, they're not posting help wanted ads on Craigslist or sticking "Earn money and martyrdom from home" flyers under the windshield wipers of parked cars.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  04-01-2009  |  Commentary

'Dynamite Club' Revisits the Bomb Heard 'round the Worldnew

John Merriman examines how an 1894 anarchist bombing in Paris kicked off the age of modern terrorism, and what we stand to learn from the bomber.
The Texas Observer  |  Tom Palaima  |  01-16-2009  |  Nonfiction

'Slumdog Millionaire' Director Talks About Mumbai Before the Terrornew

English director Danny Boyle was visiting Seattle a while back, raving about the inspiration Mumbai provided during the filming of his acclaimed new Slumdog Millionaire. Then we all know what happened in that city.
Seattle Weekly  |  Brian Miller  |  12-08-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Oregon Eco-Activist Sent to Secretive New Prisonnew

The federal government has begun creating special prison units for terrorists, and eco-saboteur Daniel McGowan has been sent to the newest "communication management unit" (CMU) in Marion, Ill., possibly in retaliation for his continued environmental activism while behind bars.
Eugene Weekly  |  Camilla Mortensen  |  12-07-2008  |  Civil Liberties

Terror Unlike the Usual Terrors: A Report from Mumbainew

Mumbai, India has endured terrorist attacks for decades, but the November assault on the Taj Mahal Hotel stopped the city in its tracks.
Boston Phoenix  |  Kathryn Gearhart  |  12-03-2008  |  International

Bollywood's Terrorism Masalanew

Bollywood's colorful, multi-genre musicals serve up their most interesting protagonist yet, the singing, dancing terrorist.
Boston Phoenix  |  Seetha Narayan  |  11-26-2008  |  Movies

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