Terror, Counter-Terror: Women Speak Out

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Terror is a matter of fact. Globally. Much before the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, large parts of the world had lived with and resisted terrorisms that often masqueraded as liberation struggles. Sri Lanka, Bosnia, Rwanda, Northern Ireland, Algeria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Palestine/Israel... Women across the world have spoken out against terrorism, militarism and violence of all kinds as an unacceptable strategy for resolving differences and conflict. As women, they have spoken, from an experience of all three that is both personal and political, and have analysed the links between aggressive masculinity, fundamentalism, war, global capitalism, politicized religion and ethnic nationalism. This anthology, ranging over the last decade, is a powerful statement by them against all terrorism and any counter-terrorism that uses the same violence to deal with it. With contributions by : Susan Sontag. Anisa Darwish. Rohini Hensman. Barbara Kingsolver. Barbara Ehrenreich. Sunera Thobani. Dubravka Ugresic. Amira Hass. Neloufer Pazira. Robin Morgan. Rosalind Petchesky. Sonia Jabbar. Vandana Shiva. Martha Nussbaum. Madeleine Bunting. Kamila Shamsie Suheir Hammad. Ayesha Khan and many others.