Jun 25 2002 | by Linsey McGoey | Coming Together. From the Bikesheviks Vélorutionnaires, non-motorized, progressive bikers' road trip from Montreal to Ottawa, to the Revolutionary Knitting Circle knit-in, to the "No One I
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Jun 25 2002 | by Shane Schick | Canada's anti-terrorist legislation, passed in the wake of the September 11 attacks in the U.S., increased police powers and limited the public's right to protest, rolling back years of civil rights
Jun 25 2002 | by Sarah Blackstock | Sunday's Solidarity March in Calgary saw thousands hit the streets in protest to the policies of the G8. But while activists are happy with the success of the action, there are grave concerns about t
Jun 25 2002 | by Dan Rubinstein | Have no fear boys, the security zone will protect you. Nestled in the woods of Kananaskis Village -- an upscale hideaway in the Rockies (an hour from Calgary, Alberta) -- at this week’s G8 summi
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Jun 25 2002 | by Erin George | Trade unionists, environmentalists, human rights activists, women, ecumenical coalitions, disability rights activists, global justice campaigners and peaceniks from across Canada are dancing and chan
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Jun 25 2002 | by Sarah Blackstock | There are real alternatives to the path the G8 are taking us down, say activists in Calgary. And they can prove it. Listen in on some of what activists are proposing for a greener, healthier world.
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Jun 24 2002 | by Meera Karunananthan | At a conference in Montreal last week, a panel of African speakers denounced the G8's "new" plan for Africa saying it's not that new, and not much of a plan.
Jun 24 2002 | by CBC News Staff | Someone's focusing on human rights, civil liberties and food aid? As part of the Group of Six Billion (G6B) conference (held in advance of Wednesday's G8 leaders' summit in Kananaskis, Alberta), thou
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Jun 21 2002 | by Penney Kome | In preparation for G8 meetings in Kananaskis next week, Calgarians are witnessing unprecedented security measures. So why don't they feel safe?
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Jun 21 2002 | by Krystalline Kraus | No Apologies. In this age of protest, being a woman and running with the black bloc means having to pad places other than your bra. Once a rare breed of super-femmes, are now entering into the black
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Jun 20 2002 | by Claude Latour | Visit our slide show of photographer Claude Latour’s latest series, Our Streets  a street-level view of anti-globalization protests. The over forty images paint a potent picture of the state of
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Jun 19 2002 | by Chris Arsenault | This past weekend, G7 Finance Ministers met in Halifax. The Welcoming Committee -- a global justice coalition -- was ready. Over five hundred protestors drew attention to the effects of globalization
Jun 19 2002 | by Marguerite Pigeon | Gulping air and clenched fists. Yesterday, I cried in front of a room full of people. Big hot tears. On my not-so-good days, what we can or can’t get across to people on our way to Kananaskis, A
Jun 19 2002 | by The New Forum Staff | A friendly walk. Longtime <i>Gazette</i> staffer and columnist Ashok Chandwani is escorted from the paper's newsroom, after receiving delivery of a memo stating: &#147;Ashok Chandwani is no longer in
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Jun 19 2002 | by John Maclennan | The Canadian Labour Congress's annual convention held last week in Vancouver was a battle between left and right &#151; and the left won.
Jun 18 2002 | by Robert Fisk | Publicity you can do without. Starbucks is in the spotlight for its pro-Israel, anti-Arab sentiments, in a new campaign of boycotts of American goods, being launched across five Arab states. Nestl&#1
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Jun 17 2002 | by Sarah Cox | Colombia now exports more fresh flowers than any country except Holland. Canadians buy more than $45.5 million worth of Colombian-grown flowers yearly, double what we bought a decade ago. But questio
Jun 16 2002 | by Beth Johnston and Keith Bonnell | At one point during the demonstration, half a dozen protesters kneeled, making peace signs in front of riot squad members. Officers kneeled down too, but to place gas masks over their faces as the dr
Jun 16 2002 | by David Redwood | Protesters in Halifax faced riot police with tazers as they protested the G-7 meetings. Different estimates suggested at least ten people got shocked by the weapon.
Jun 15 2002 | by Michael Scott | Protesters, some dressed in identical Andy Warhol costumes, crashed a Vancouver Art Gallery opening gala where British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell was the guest of honour.
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Jun 14 2002 | by Shane Schick | After 52 years in politics, including a stint as Trudeau's defence minister, Canadian Action Party leader Paul Hellyer is tired of working on the sidelines.
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Jun 13 2002 | by Krystalline Kraus | In today's political climate, hate-based groups are gaining momentum so anti-racist groups are hitting the streets. Toronto's Anti-Racist Action formed a picket line last weekend to disrupt plans for
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Jun 13 2002 | by Judy Rebick | Judy Rebick, now back from her recent trip to Israel and the Occupied Territories, saw an incongruous mix of haunting and beautiful scenes throughout her travels. And she's got the pictures to prove
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Jun 12 2002 | by Kimberley Fry | Don't give up on the NDP. Sure it's irrelevant and misguided, says Kim Fry, but times they are a changin'. Radical cheerleader and radical thinker, Fry argues for her utopian socialist future - in fi
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Jun 11 2002 | by Judy Rebick | Conditions worsen daily in Gaza, this strip of land cut off from the rest of the world. The press mostly ignores the people here. "Our biggest problem is the distortion of the Zionist media," explain
Jun 11 2002 | by Transportation Magazine Staff | Out of the frying pan, "back" into the fire? From Sylvia Ann Hewlett&#146;s backward book, <i>When Creating A Life: Professional Women And The Quest For Children</I>, to this excerpt from <I>Transpor
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Jun 10 2002 | by Judy Rebick | Yasser Akawi is what they call an Arab Israeli. He is a doctor with Physicians for Human Rights. But his passion is with Ta'ayush - another organization of Palestinians and Israelis. Akawi is young,
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Jun 7 2002 | by Judy Rebick | Today we are the first foreigners to enter Nablus after a six-day siege. We see stores with front doors blown open and homes with walls blown out. We see houses that have been bulldozed with people i
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Jun 7 2002 | by rabble staff | When Alexa McDonough announced this week that she was stepping down after seven years at the helm of the federal NDP, she spawned a leadership race that could change the terrain of Canadian politics.
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Jun 6 2002 | by Abby Lippman | It's had a long gestation. But Parliament is finally debating a bill on assisted reproduction that may actually become law. How well does Bill C-56 respond to the concerns of women's groups and healt