Mar 7 2003 | by Patrick Cockburn | In the mountain city of Dohuk, some forty highly trained U.S. special forces are secretly preparing the way for the American armies expected to invade Iraq in the next few weeks. The purpose of the s
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Mar 6 2003 | by Judy Rebick | The <i>Lysistrata</i> Project, one of the many anti-war actions sweeping the globe, reminds us that women&#146;s opposition to war goes back a long way in human history. While I am glad to see a rev
Mar 6 2003 | by Gerard Seenan | Every person in Scotland is to be guaranteed a home under legislation passed in Edinburgh yesterday. The Homelessness Act, passed by the Scottish parliament, is intended to ensure that by 2012 every
Mar 5 2003 | by Muddassir Rizvi | The weekend show of strength by religious parties in the southern port city of Karachi is making Pakistan&#146;s government extremely uncomfortable, coming at a time when it is trying to keep a low p
Mar 5 2003 | by Nicholas Keung | And then immediately begins again. Mr. Justice Lee Ferrier declared the mistrial due to legal issues concerning the first attempt at jury selection in the trial of anti-poverty activists John Clarke,
Mar 5 2003 | by Asjylyn Loder | At least 110 Romani women in eastern Slovakia have been subjected to involuntary sterilization says a recent report by investigators from women&#146;s rights organizations in New York and Slovakia.
Mar 5 2003 | by Jim Lobe | &#147;Turkish support is assured,&#148; Paul Wolfowitz declared triumphantly in early December as he emerged from a meeting with top military and government officials in Ankara. The smug certainty wi
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Mar 5 2003 | by Aaron Mat&#195;&#169; | Arrests at York University Peace Protest: <a href="http://www.rabble.ca/babble/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=29&t=000119" target="_blank">find out more</a> on <i>babble</i>. Students across Canada a
Mar 4 2003 | by Justin Huggler | A pregnant woman crushed to death when Israeli soldiers dynamited the house next door; a few streets away a smear of the blood on the road where a boy aged fourteen was shot dead by tank fire &#151;
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Mar 4 2003 | by Penney Kome | Dr. Arthur Clark is a neuroscientist from Calgary who has dedicated his off hours to shining the spotlight on America&#146;s warring ways &#151; and the propaganda machine that makes it all possible.
Mar 3 2003 | by Robin Wright | After a weekend of stunning setbacks, the United States appears increasingly isolated in its efforts to rally international diplomatic and military support for a war in Iraq, although the Bush admini
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Mar 3 2003 | by J.B. MacKinnon | The uncomfortable fact is that the pro-war camp is merrily interpreting even its staunchest opposition on pro-war terms. Under that rubric, there&#146;s no doubt that there&#146;s a &#147;just war&#1
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Mar 3 2003 | by Penney Kome | &#147;The Parhad programs take as their field of interest conditions and events that affect human health and well-being worldwide, with particular emphasis on circumstances that can be influenced by
Mar 2 2003 | by Hayssam Hulays | In 1997, political insiders were saying that the Liberal Party of Ontario changed its position on Bill 167 &#151; the NDP&#146;s bill that extended gay rights in Ontario &#151; after losing a by-elec
Mar 1 2003 | by Marie Woolf | Charities in the U.K. have warned that Iraq faces a far worse humanitarian crisis than Afghanistan after a war and accused the Government of failing to prepare for the emergency. The aid agencies pre
Feb 28 2003 | by Phil Reeves | The U.N. has suspended aid operations in parts of Afghanistan due to dangerous conditions, highlighting the weakness of the American-backed transitional government. Afghan President Hamid Karzai fear
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Feb 28 2003 | by Jemeni | Fire breathing black girl<br>With soft lips and hard facts<br>Who just might try to mobilize blacks<br>for a soft spoken verbal attack<br>And yall just aint havin that! <br>Unless of course its Fe
Feb 27 2003 | by Sebastian Hacher | Bolivia &#151; There was no coordinated uprising of coca growers, highland Aymara peasants, and Quechua speaking peasants as planned; instead, high school students and the working class of La Paz and
Feb 27 2003 | by Jim Bell | Nunavummiut may eventually find some badly needed help in the federal government&#146;s new budget &#151; but no one can say how much until details emerge over the coming weeks and months.
Feb 27 2003 | by Allison Stevens | Many concerned about women&#146;s health were delighted when U.S. President George W. Bush announced his $15 billion package to fight AIDS. Alarms are now going off with indications that the &#147;gl
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Feb 27 2003 | by Verena Stefan | Do you like winter in Quebec? is one of the standard questions for newcomers. When I came from Munich to Montreal in February 1998, I replied cheerfully, buoyed by an enormous wave of new love: I cer
Feb 26 2003 | by Charlotte Denny | Ethiopia&#146;s prime minister called on the west yesterday to reform damaging trade policies and increase development aid to help his country break its twenty-year-long cycle of poverty and famine.
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Feb 26 2003 | by Gloria Bergen | Imperialist Gangs Stalk Planet! Imperialism, the highest level of capitalism, has ravaged our oceans, polluted our atmosphere and plundered our planet. It has laid waste to our forests, our mountains
Feb 25 2003 | by Rupert Cornwell | But for Christ, George Bush likes to tell churchy visitors, he might be found today in a bar rather than the Oval Office. As it is, the man who may soon take the world to war over Iraq heads the most
Feb 25 2003 | by rabble staff | Greenpeace activists forced the closure of scores of Esso petrol stations yesterday, before giving themselves up to police as part of an anti-war protest. The group claimed it had sabotaged a hundred
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Feb 25 2003 | by Finn Harvor | We accept war because we don&#146;t think we will lose much as a result of it. Koreans have something special. And that special quality easily translates into mass culture. Call it shallow, but, imag
Feb 24 2003 | by Canadian Press | The Toronto-based organization Rooting Out Evil sent a team of &#147;weapons inspectors&#148; to the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center near Aberdeen, Md. yesterday, but the group was refused entry
Feb 24 2003 | by rabble staff | The quality of a community cannot always be measured by the state of its housing, the presence or absence of sewer and water facilities, or the amount of its median neighbourhood income. The measure
Feb 24 2003 | by Thalif Deen | The U.S. is flexing its economic muscle to round up political support and generate United Nations votes &#151; both of which it needs for its impending war on Iraq. The political lobbying, according
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Feb 24 2003 | by Daron Letts | Well, the World Social Forum, anyway... Just a month ago, over 100,000 people from around the world gathered at the third annual WSF in Porto Alegre, Brazil, to subvert neo-liberal debates and articu