Oct 15 2002 | by Roger Kishi and Jennifer Ahn | The last thirty years have seen an increase in the movement of people to Canada from Asia and many other parts of the world, and the great majority of these workers have no union. But now, Asian Cana
Oct 11 2002 | by Arundhati Roy | For reasons that I don’t fully understand, said writer Arundhati Roy in a recent speech, fiction dances out of me, and nonfiction is wrenched out by the aching, broken world I wake up to every m
Oct 11 2002 | by Michael Theodoulou and Daniel McGrory | What began two years ago as a low-key protest against U.S. support for Israel has developed into a sustained campaign against America’s best known brands. Threats of a conflict in Iraq have give
Oct 10 2002 | by Nick Deardon | Is what you’ll see in the War on Want and International Transport Workers’ recent report “Sweatships — What It’s Really Like to Work on Board Cruise Ships” exposing the
Oct 9 2002 | by Richard Burnett | “High school is a very sensitive time, a time when your sexuality is coming to the fore, and when you ask students the worst thing that they can be called, right across the board they will say &
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Oct 9 2002 | by Audra Estrones Williams | The legality of abortion may not be at risk in Canada, but the availability of services is. In many cases, Canadian medical schools and hospitals are not offering abortion training for future physici
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Oct 8 2002 | by Judy Rebick | “Lula” stopped just short of a first-round victory in Brazil's presidential election Sunday. But far outpacing his nearest rival, the left-wing candidate is poised to win the second-round v
Oct 8 2002 | by Ofeibea Quist-Arcton | And after a week of intensive mediation, West African ministers have failed to get Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo to agree to a truce with insurgents who launched an uprising on September 19. Journ
Oct 7 2002 | by Mark Tran | While well ahead of government-backed candidate Jose Serra, former labour leader Luiz "Lula" da Silva will still have to face a second round in the Brazilian presidential race after failing to win an
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Oct 4 2002 | by rabble staff | And it’s going to be big. When Brazil votes in Luiz “Lula” da Silva, the left-leaning candidate of the Workers Party, as its new president later this month, with his victory will come
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Oct 3 2002 | by Wayne MacPhail | An alternative course calendar. Sure, a career as a door-to-door proctologist or a small animal repairman looked good in the course calendar. Then reality bit. At <i>rabble,</i> we care about post-s
Oct 3 2002 | by Mustafa Barghouti | As the second Intifada continues, the plight of the Palestinians grows ever more hopeless and little seems to have changed since the first Intifada. With one exception, the amazing power of people, f
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Oct 2 2002 | by Erin George | Anti-war sentiment took centre stage in demonstrations against the International Monetary Fund and World Bank this past weekend in Washington, D.C. Thousands converged in the U.S. capital to protest
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Oct 2 2002 | by Judy Rebick | But not sovereignty. While the speakers at a recent colloquium on the left in Quebec did debate about whether to prioritize running candidates (through the newly formed Union des Forces Progressistes
Oct 2 2002 | by Guardian Staff | Could come this Sunday, if Latin America's biggest country elects its first leftwing leader for forty years. And with 41 per cent support in the polls and twenty points ahead of the next challenger,
Oct 1 2002 | by Glen Johnson | And in U.S. dollars, too. Enforcement of environmental laws in the United States has fallen precipitously under the Bush administration, according to a report released yesterday. The lax enforcement
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Sep 30 2002 | by Meera Karunananthan | A <i>rabble interview</i> with Ghanaian feminist, journalist and academic Audrey Gadzekpo. Gadzekpo is critical of Western media&#146;s portrayal of Africa and Africans &#151; women especially. &#14
Sep 28 2002 | by Stefan Christoff | &#147;We are disheartened by the violence which was perpetrated today by the police,&#148; says a statement released by the Anti-Capitalist Convergence (ACC) &#151; organizers of the <a href="http://
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Sep 28 2002 | by Jennifer O'Connor | Naomi Klein launches her new book. &#147;The image of the fence and the image of the window,&#148; said Klein at the Toronto launch of <i>Fences and Windows: Dispatches From The Front Lines of the Gl
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Sep 27 2002 | by Rachel Pulfer | The rise of the op-ed, and the fall of the foreign bureau. <i>Globe and Mail</i> columnist Leah McLaren&#146;s English escapades are only the latest in a series of new news lows. Papers across the co
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Sep 26 2002 | by David Bernans | O.K. McCarthyism it isn&#146;t. But Concordia University is facing serious criticism from staff and students alike about the school&#146;s unprecedented, campus-wide ban on public discussion of all t
Sep 25 2002 | by Guardian Staff | The Indian government today blamed Pakistan for an attack on a Hindu temple in Gujarat state that left thirty-two people dead and seventy-four injured. The incident has raised fears of fresh communal
Sep 25 2002 | by Robert Fisk | Tony Blair&#146;s dossier on Iraq is a shocking document that can only fill a decent human being with outrage. Its pages are final proof that a massive crime against humanity has been committed in Ir
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Sep 25 2002 | by Krystalline Kraus | It&#146;s been a bad week. Housing activists and residents of squats in Quebec, Vancouver and now Toronto have been evicted. The sudden razing of Toronto&#146;s Tent City yesterday has come as a shoc
Sep 24 2002 | by Eye-witness Reports | A week and a half ago, housing activists moved into the Woodwards department store on Vancouver&#146;s Downtown Eastside in a bid to convert the vacant building into much needed social housing. A pol
Sep 24 2002 | by Simon Jeffery and agencies | The U.N. security council today passed a resolution demanding Israel withdraw from Palestinian towns and end the destruction of Palestinian property. But the near unanimous vote in New York, from whi
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Sep 24 2002 | by Luke Eric Peterson | In the hit film <i>Minority Report,</i> a Washington D.C.-based police unit, headed by Tom Cruise, specializes in thwarting crimes before they take place. In U.S. President George W. Bush&#146;s late
Sep 23 2002 | by Bernard Simon | His given name is Basil. He dropped out of school at sixteen. His workmates at Chrysler gave him the nickname Buzz in the 1960s and it stuck. He joined the staff of what was then the Canadian branch
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Sep 20 2002 | by Justin Podur | What can happen when a community governs itself &#151; an interview with Colombian community leaders Alirio Arroyave and Arquimedes Viton&#195;&#161;s about direct democracy in action. First of a new
Sep 20 2002 | by Audra Estrones Williams and Mark Laking | &#147;This would be funny,&#148; I often say when life gets away from me, &#147;if it were <i>fiction</i>.&#148; It is a useful sentiment in times of breezy false bravado, or to aid in my resistance