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Nov 19 2002 | by Paul Weinberg | It&#146;s time for Canadians to rethink our love affair with air travel. Yes, it&#146;s a big country, but, on a regional basis at least, riding the rails just makes sense. Or, rather, <i>could</i> m
Nov 19 2002 | by Harold Pinter | Bullying is a time-honoured U.S. tradition. Addressing the Greek ambassador to the U.S. in 1965, Lyndon Johnson said: &#147;Fuck your parliament and your constitution. The U.S. is an elephant. Cyprus
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Nov 19 2002 | by Erin George | Across Canada this past weekend, despite miserable weather, more than 35,000 people demonstrated against the threatened war on Iraq. Confidence is high, and many people believe this war can be stoppe
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Nov 18 2002 | by Chris Vedelago | Anti-globalization is global! And so are security tactics. For last week&#146;s meeting of the trade ministers of twenty-five countries in Sydney, there was a three-kilometre fence guarded by hundred
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Nov 17 2002 | by Erin George | A <i>rabble interview</i>.<br>&#147;Our solution is to stop the sanctions and let us lead a normal life, and we will change the situation in Iraq, &#148; says Yanar Mohammed, a member of the Committe
Nov 15 2002 | by Jonathan Rutherford | When the New Labour party took power in 1996, it argued that Britain&#146;s national prosperity depended on the creation of a knowledge-driven economy, with higher education at its core. That said, t
Nov 15 2002 | by Michael Bay, director | Ever since wrapping <i>Pearl Harbor,</i> I&#146;ve been looking for a killer follow-up project. Something with all the elements &#151; drama, tension, action and danger. Terrorists are hot right now,
Nov 15 2002 | by Silja J.A. Talvi | Today, the televised battles between Jewish Israelis and Palestinians have largely been framed as an ongoing battle of angry men locked in a deadly and senseless spiral of armed conflict. But in the
Nov 15 2002 | by rabble staff | Concordia University has been granted the temporary injunction they sought yesterday afternoon in an attempt to prevent a student-union-sponsored talk today with speakers Svend Robinson, Libby Davies
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Nov 15 2002 | by David Bernans | Free Speech, Free Palestine. This was the message at today&#146;s talk and rally at Concordia University &#151; or, rather, on the sidewalk out front. The Concordia Student Union-hosted panel discuss
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Nov 14 2002 | by Joseph Heath and Andrew Potter | Anti-consumerism is more popular, and marketable, than ever. Books deeply critical of consumerism &#151; <i>No Logo, Fast Food Nation</i> &#151; top the non-fiction best-seller lists. You can buy <i>
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Nov 14 2002 | by Judy Rebick | If MPs Svend Robinson and Libby Davies and <i>rabble</i>&#146;s own Judy Rebick go through with their plan to speak at a Concordia Student Union-sponsored talk on Friday, Concordia University has pro
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Nov 13 2002 | by Ian Urbina | Without war. The world, or, er, the United States, may want to &#147;bring democracy&#148; to the Middle East and South Asia, but &#151; sorry to spoil your plans, boys &#151; it&#146;s already there
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Nov 13 2002 | by David Bernans | Now that the public relations nightmare has subsided, Concordia university&#146;s administration is quietly moving forward with activist and student union VP Yves Engler&#146;s expulsion. It&#146;s a
Nov 12 2002 | by Thalif Deen | And arm-twisting works! This past Friday, the unanimous vote of the United Nations Security Council in support of the U.S. resolution on weapons inspections in Iraq was a result of Washington&#146;s
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Nov 11 2002 | by Judy Rebick | &#147;Are war memorials to remember so we will never go to war and kill so many again,&#148; asked my niece after visiting the Korean and Vietnam war memorials in Washington, D.C., &#147;or are they
Nov 11 2002 | by Richard Hatcher | It&#146;s the slogan of the World Education Forums &#151; offspring of the World Social Forum &#151; and it&#146;s becoming a reality in the Southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul and its capi
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Nov 8 2002 | by Sue Bowness | In its wide-eyed days, e-mail established a reputation as an informal, intimate and barrier-breaking form of communication. It combined the permanence of a letter with the ease of a phone call. It wa
Nov 8 2002 | by Vijay Prashad | And the reckless terrorism of GATS (General Agreement on Trade in Services). Enronistas worldwide salivate before the enormous market of services: $1 trillion in water services, $2 trillion in educat
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Nov 7 2002 | by Angela Bischoff | The ecological debt of the North to the South continues to grow, and southern countries are demanding compensation, as well as their fair share to a clean atmosphere. Our writer reports from Delhi wh
Nov 7 2002 | by Geov Parrish | As you read this, Russian soldiers are once again rampaging through Chechnya, exacting what Russian leader Vladimir Putin is calling "revenge" for the recent hostage crisis in a Moscow theatre. Of co
Nov 7 2002 | by Patricia D&#226;e(TM)Souza | Premier Paul Okalik, minister of justice, introduced Nunavut&#146;s first human rights bill in the legislature last week, a move he hopes will be a powerful step towards ending inequality between Inu
Nov 6 2002 | by rabble staff | Deeper tax cuts, tighter homeland security and a prolonged &#147;war on terror.&#148; U.S. President George W. Bush has a clear path to deploy his policy agenda after Republicans seized control of Co
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Nov 5 2002 | by Byron Christopher | Talisman Energy is bowing to critics, pulling out of Sudan and selling its contentious oil interests to a subsidiary of India&#146;s national oil company. End of a thorny issue for the Calgary-based
Nov 5 2002 | by Stefan Christoff | From Quebec City to Quito. Listen to music, sounds and interviews from the streets of Montreal during last week&#146;s Hemispheric Dayof Action against the FTAA. Also find an interview with Justin Ru
Nov 5 2002 | by Guardian Staff | Six days after his government of national unity collapsed, the Israeli prime minister, Ariel Sharon, today accepted that he could not restore his parliamentary majority and called for elections in Ja
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Nov 4 2002 | by Luke Eric Peterson | We knew the time would come. Americans are finally looking to Canada for a little direction &#151; on health care. Candidates in upcoming elections across the nation are jousting over competing drug
Nov 4 2002 | by Krystalline Kraus | A lesson in perseverance. On November 1, Toronto&#146;s Pope Squat was raided by police armed with fire regulations. It was the day of the city&#146;s first snow fall. But these words are not a eulog
Nov 4 2002 | by Kintto Lucas | The Continental Assembly of Peoples of the Americas, meeting Friday in Quito, exhorted governments to reject the Free Trade Area of the Americas, saying it will harm indigenous cultures and natural e
Nov 1 2002 | by Sean Gordon and Lynn Moore; image > Phil Carpenter | By the thousands, Quebec students took over the streets of Montreal yesterday to denounce a hemispheric trade deal that they say threatens affordable education in Canada. Protesters expressed fears t