State Terrorism

Fears over new rules on ID and 'terrorism'

Mainland rights advocates are alarmed by the passage yesterday of new national rules that expand police powers of detention and define what constitutes terrorism.

Sunday, 30 October, 2011, 12:00am

Dining with Terrorists

Dining with Terrorists

by Phil Rees

Ran, $120

4 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Finger of suspicion?

Under new anti-terrorism regulations in Japan, every foreign visitor will be photographed and fingerprinted. Amnesty International says the move is an erosion of human rights. What do you think? Write to us

9 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

A leading role in the fight against terrorism

Fifty nations have backed a Saudi proposal for a centre where countries could exchange data and ideas in the worldwide battle against terrorists

23 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Declare a war on world problems

Although any right-thinking person could not object to the so-called 'war against terrorism', why is it that we cannot now (or did not previously) exercise the same fervour or international effort against say, poverty, disease or world hunger?

1 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Nation on its guard

AS the death toll from the callous bombing in Oklahoma City mounts, the rest of the world can do little more than express shock and offer condolences. Even organisations which have little compunction about bombing and murdering children in pursuit of their own political ends have condemned the attack in America's provincial heartland.

21 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Nightmare is now reality

THE motives behind yesterday's terror attack on the Tokyo subway remain obscure and incomprehensible. But the attack marks a new phase in the development of terrorism which many nations will find all-too-easy to understand. Until now the fear that a terrorist group would get its hands on weapons of mass deaths has been the stuff of action-novels and the nightmare of security forces.

21 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Why the US should not forget killers without a cause

IN the cruel calculus of deaths and injuries, the explosion that rocked New York's financial district last week was not nearly the catastrophe it might have been. More people were killed in a single, execution-style slaying in a Bronx apartment a week earlier than died in the blast.

4 Mar 1993 - 12:00am