Terrorism and the “War on Terror” have dominated much of international politics since September 11 2001. It influences people involved in civil society all over the globe in their practical daily work. Authorities and private companies spend enormous resources on what is labelled “anti-terrorist” efforts. The security industries are making massive profits of the fear of terror. In our workshops and lectures we put this in perspective. Political motivated violence against innocent civilians is not a major problem in our societies and the actions taken against this type of violence is completely out of proportion.
Terrorism is a method for reacting in a conflict that some people choose. In the majority of cases, it is a response to experiences of injustice. We provide tools for analysing the causes on of terrorism, and present alternative ideas for how to respond to it.