State Terrorism

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(1) Terrorism carried out or sponsored by a government, which involves deliberate attacks on civilians, for the purpose of attaining a political or religious goal
(2) Acts of violence committed by an official state, military or sponsored by a sovereign government outside of the context of a declared war, which target civilians or show a disregard for civilian life in attacking targets—either people or facilities
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Most human rights defenders in Turkey are victims of state violence.
Instead, the leaders of the new state have embraced state violence and the language of exclusion as tools to secure power and wealth.
PESHAWAR -- The Sikh Community of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa here Tuesday held a protest demonstration against desecration of Guru Garanth Sahib the holy scripture of Sikh region, in Chandigarh state of India followed by state violence against peaceful protesting Sikhs.
Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl said that the UN also needed to initiate its preventive diplomacy to save the precious lives in Kashmir as India had unleashed its state violence and was denying democratic space to the Hurriyet leadership.
Synopsis: "Politics and Literature at the Turn of the Millennium" by Michael Keren (Professor in the Department of Communication, Media, and Film at the University of Calgary) shows how important insights about genocide, poverty, state violence, world terrorism, the clash of civilizations, and other phenomena haunting the world at the turn of the millennium can be derived from contemporary novels.
Syria: When al-Assad regime shuts off Internet, state violence spikes
Her murder underscored that black women were also routinely victimized by state violence and that "home" was not a safe space.
Former vice-chancellor of Islamic University of Science and Technology, Siddique Wahid, wrote on Facebook: "If the battle of ideas about Kashmir has begun, let us chronicle that it has begun with innocent blood shed by deliberate state violence.
Notions of home and belonging were shaped by refugees' experiences of state violence and forced displacement and the multiple attempts to make home along the way, in the multiple locales of short-term or long-term residence migrants encountered after their initial displacement.
Pratt reminds the reader that the Canadian government's decision to restrict live-in caregivers from entering Canada with their families is "an arbitrary act of sovereign power that defines these women as less than citizens and temporarily strips them of their full personhood, including familial relations," (70) a form of state violence.
As far as 'terror' goes, the Israeli regime is the biggest terrorist of all, and those Palestinians who commit violence in response to Israeli state violence do so out of desperation.
Furthermore, there are reasons to reconsider the conventional, and generally correct, skepticism about the efficacy of economic and other sanctions as a response to state violence.
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