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Terrorism Means Fighting the Power May 3, 2013

Posted by Summerspeaker in Anarchism, Anti-imperialism, Decolonization.
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In case we needed further proof that some lives matter vastly more than others, Assata Shakur‘s recent addition to the FBI most-wanted terrorist list provides it. The authorities apparently cannot stand that Shakur escaped their cage. The claim of terrorism is particularly brazen and speaks volumes about what the term means. According to the official story, Shakur robbed banks and killed a police officer who stopped the vehicle ey was in. Ey didn’t bomb a crowd or fly a plane into a building. Eir terrorist designation suggests that terrorism is about politics, specifically resisting, defying, or threatening the established power structure. Any sort of supposedly objective standard for terrorism based on indiscriminate violence, violence against noncombatants, or the use of fear to condition behavior misunderstands how the label functions.

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