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Ahdaf Soueif

– sometimes the news is so sensational (as in the case of the Abu Ghraib photographs) that they have to run it. Then there are other channels: the ‘alternative’ media, for example, and the blogs coming out of Iraq and other Arab or Eastern countries. So when the White House website claims that ‘Since the terrorist attacks of September 11 th , the United States has waged two of the swiftest and most humane wars in history’ 6 everyone who cares to know, knows that they’re being lied to – on a massive scale. (4) Finally and very importantly: the American narrative is

in ‘War on terror’
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Heike Wieters

.4 (1995), pp. 1–11; Bernard Hours, “NGOs and the Victim Industry,” Monde Diplomatique , November 2008, (accessed September 11, 2015); see also R. Glenn Hubbard and William R. Duggan, Can Business Save the World? Hard Truths about Ending Poverty , New York and Chichester, 2009; Dambisa Moyo, Dead Aid. Why Aid is not Working and

in The NGO CARE and food aid From America, 1945–80
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Reflections on harming the innocent
Thomas Pogge

for the Middle Eastern regimes the terrorists despise and have also increased Western tolerance for, and collaboration with, these regimes’ long-standing practices of severe repression of dissent and of Islamic dissent in particular. To be sure, the terrorists of September 11 would have welcomed the demise of Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq, which their attacks facilitated; but they would not have welcomed the way he fell, the occupation of Iraq by Western troops, or the emerging successor regime. Their attacks predictably endangered the Taliban regime in

in ‘War on terror’
Shayk Muhammad Afifi Al-Akiti

of the kuffār . For them, attacks such as the September 11th Hijackings is [ sic ] a viable option in jihād , even though for the Muslims living in America who are under covenant, it is not allowed to do operations similar to those done by the magnificent 19 on the 9/11. This article speaks about the covenant and what the scholars have said regarding Al-‘Aqd Al-Amān – the covenant of security. […] Shaykh Muhammad Afifi al-Akiti’s reply: [In the name of God, the Merciful and Compassionate. Praise be to God Who sets the boundaries of war and does not

in ‘War on terror’
Ben Worthy

reforms in the aftermath of September 11, re-classifying millions of documents, using executive orders to restrict access to Presidential papers and sending out clearly restrictive memoranda (Roberts 2006). Australia’s resource cuts were swiftly followed up with changes to the law limiting what parts of the Australian Parliament were subject to FOI. Japan in 2014 passed secrecy legislation that cut into its FOI, while the relaunched Danish FOI Act in 2013 added stronger protections for policy-making (Huffington Post 10/5/2014; Dahllhöf 2016). Dismantling is easier said

in The politics of freedom of information
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Migrants into minorities
Shailja Sharma

. February 26 2009. Faist, T. (2000). Transnationalization in international migration: Implications for the study of citizenship and culture. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 23(2), 189–222. Faist, T. (2002). Extension du domaine de la lutte: International migration and security  before and after September 11, 2001. International Migration Review, 36(1), 7–14. Garner, S. (2007). The European Union and the racialization of immigration 1985– 2006. Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts, 1(1), 61–87. Gibney, M. J. (2002). Security and the ethics of asylum after 11

in Postcolonial minorities in Britain and France
From sick talk to the politics of solidarity
Sean Parson

buttresses white supremacy. 4 COOKING UP A REVOLUTION In one meal service, shortly after September 11, eggs from a passing SUV pelted me while I held a Food Not Bombs sign. Another time, a man dressed as Uncle Sam with a severed Osama Bin Laden head set up across from the park to counter protest our sharing of vegetable soup. While Uncle Sam’s papier-mâché work was fantastic, his message was downright frightening: instead of food and compassion, we need to kill or be killed. It seemed that with the drumbeats of war echoing in the cultural background and the media

in Cooking up a revolution
Sean Parson

interviewed from San Francisco Food Not Bombs argued that the group’s actions following the earthquake were a reason that Art Agnos backed off arresting Food Not Bombs activists during the second half of his term as mayor. Food Not Bombs activists have also been at the forefront in relief after the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City and after the devastation of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. In the case of Katrina, organizers from Hartford, Connecticut coordinated with 20 other chapters to create a community food relief center in the 9th ward of

in Cooking up a revolution
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From wasted time to damaged goods
Kinneret Lahad

, Dana Spector compliments Greenwald, describing her book as sincere and effective. Dana opines that anyone who implements Greenwald’s tactics seriously will increase her chances of getting married: Single women who read Greenwald’s book undergo a harsh reality check, which urges them to wake up and realize that their worst fears have become a reality: Yes, a single woman at this age is considered to be damaged goods, with a limited chance of getting married. In fact, this single woman has reached the September 11 of her singlehood; this ON COMMODIFICATION: FROM WA

in A table for one
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Surveillance and transgender bodies in a post-9/ 11 era of neoliberalism
Christine Quinan

, D., 2012. ‘Firemen Fetishes and Drag King Dreams: Queer Responses to September 11’, in S. Laura and V. Sandra, eds, Gender, War and Militarism: Feminist Perspectives , Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger. Côté-Boucher, K., F. Infantino, and M. B. Salter, 2014. ‘Border Security as Practice: An Agenda for Research’, Security Dialogue 45(3): 195–208. Cresswell, T., 2010. ‘Towards

in Security/ Mobility