Essays on Civil Liberties in Europe
Edited by Tony Bunyan
The ‘war on terror’ has continued with no end in sight in the years since the attacks on the United States on 11 September 2001. It permeates the institutions of the body politic in Europe, sacrificing liberty and freedoms in the name of a constructed ‘politics of fear’ and demands for security.
We have learnt that the greatest threat to ‘our way of life’ and democracy comes not from terrorism but from our governments’ reactions to it. The emergency measures that at first were presented as ‘expectional’ are now the norm.
These essays were prepared for the launch of the European Civil Liberties Network
Contributors: Tony Bunyan, Heiner Busch, Deirdre Curtin, Liz Fekete, Balthasar Glatti, Ben Hayes, Paddy Hillyard, Gus Hosein, Gergana Jouleva, Alexander Kashumov, Virginia Mantouvalou, Thomas Mathiesen, Steve Peers, Max Rowlands, Phil Scraton, A. Sivanandan, Lorenzo Trucco and Aidan White.