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Thursday, May 29, 2003

In it's annual report, Amnesty International has said that the "war on terror" has made the world a more dangerous place by creating divisions which make conflict more likely and "by curtailing human rights, undermining the rule of international law + shielding governments from scrutiny".

Iraq had also diverted attention from problems in areas like Cote d'Ivoire, Columbia, Burundi, Chechnya + Nepal... whilst "Governments have spent billions to strengthen national security and the 'war on terror' for millions of people, the real sources of insecurity are corruption, repression, discrimination, extreme poverty + preventable diseases."