Dec 13 2002 | by Richard Gott | For the past year or more, Venezuela’s upper and middle classes, opposed to President Hugo Chavez’s government, have protested in the wealthy new neighbourhoods of Caracas, while the poor (
Dec 12 2002 | by Geov Parrish | I want a list — a full accounting of every weapon. Not in Iraq. I don’t give a fig about Iraq. It’s halfway around the world; its economy is decimated; it has been disarmed more effect
Dec 12 2002 | by Saeed Razavi-Faqih and Ian Urbina | Over the weekend thousands of Iranian students continued their protests to demand political reform. Their voices were raised in support of Hashem Aghajari, the college professor who has been sentence
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Dec 11 2002 | by Daron Letts | After serving four years as an Airborne Ranger forUncle Sam, culture jammer Micah Wright has turned his satirical sights on his former employer. Norman Rockwell’s America is turned inside out in
Dec 11 2002 | by Julie Afelskie | It’s good for the environment. Or, at least, it’ll help us meet our Kyoto targets. Canada’s Kyoto climate-change program contains a plan to give money to anyone who wants to generate e
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Dec 11 2002 | by Ryan Kennedy | Cristina Fernandez is a little disillusioned. Growing up in Chile, she was introduced to activism with massive left-wing demonstrations, grassroots protest movements and broad solidarity. When she mo
Dec 11 2002 | by Mark Bourrie | Canadian aboriginals, who are prone to far higher rates of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and suicide than the rest of the country’s population, say they are disappointed in Roy Romanow’s
Dec 10 2002 | by Lucy Komisar | “Live From Baghdad” (HBO) is a fact-based drama that purports to tell the true story of a cable news crew broadcasting during the Gulf War. But it’s propagating one of the biggest PR s
Dec 10 2002 | by Tanya Reinhart | For some time, public opinion polls in Israel have appeared contradictory. On the one hand, there is a large majority in favour of Sharon and an “iron-fist” policy in the occupied territori
Dec 9 2002 | by Dana Williams | Sally and Johnny must be the coolest white couple around. They claim to have figured out the secret recipe for being "down" with African Americans and they've got a Website to prove it. Just visit bl
Dec 9 2002 | by Mark Weisbrot | Iraq is not the only change the Bush Administration is working on. The U.S. government has apparently decided that President Chavez of Venezuela must go, too. True, Saddam Hussein is a brutal tyrant
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Dec 6 2002 | by Danielle Gauld | Today is a national day of remembrance that commemorates the massacre of fourteen women in Montreal in 1989. It’s a chance each year to renew our commitment to ending violence against women. In
Dec 6 2002 | by Carol Harrington | Premier Ralph Klein’s constituency office had an unwelcome visitor Tuesday when an environmental protester walked in and locked himself in the vault. The protester, Tooker Gomberg, was in the da
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Dec 6 2002 | by Judy Rebick | By putting your money where your mouse is. As the new year approaches, we&#146;re happy to report that <i>rabble</i> is still alive and kicking. Our monthly readership is up to 70,000, and December&#
Dec 6 2002 | by Anna Humphrey | <i>More than just a number.</i> It wasn&#146;t just fourteen murders but the loss of fourteen, individual, loved and cherished women, fourteen families grieving, and fourteen futures stolen.
Dec 5 2002 | by Andrej Grubacec | Round Two. In the latest instalment of the cycle of trials at the Hague, where Slobodan Milosevic is charged with alleged war crimes in Croatia and Bosnia, the current president of Croatia, Stjepan M
Dec 5 2002 | by Lirio da Fonseca | East Timor imposed a curfew on the capital Dili yesterday after a day of rioting in which up to five protesters were shot dead by police and the prime minister&#146;s house was burned down. &#147;Tod
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Dec 5 2002 | by Krystalline Kraus | If you want to protect me, says our writer, you&#146;re doing it all wrong. The reality of her terror isn&#146;t international, but domestic. It is not the result of a clash of civilizations, but a s
Dec 4 2002 | by Ken Hechtman | I wasn't aware I was a prisoner. Nobody ever said the word "spy." That evening, the first American airstrike of the war hit Spin Boldak, Afghanistan and attitudes changed instantly. The Talibs were c
Dec 4 2002 | by George Baghdadi | &#147;After serving fifteen years in prison for telling his students that democracy is the only way out, the teacher is offered freedom by the jailor. The teacher takes one look outside, and decides
Dec 4 2002 | by David Fickling | This week&#146;s public row between Australia and south-east Asia has thrown into sharp focus a truth that many in the region have realised for some time: after years of living as a peaceable power a
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Dec 3 2002 | by Lynn Coady | Sixty-five women missing. Fifteen murder charges so far, against one man. What we need is a cool-headed critique of the societal circumstances that allowed for this to happen. You won&#146;t find tha
Dec 3 2002 | by Deisy Francis Mexidor | When Luis Inacio da Silva &#151; Lula &#151; assumes the presidency of Brazil in January, he will be taking on a tremendous challenge: meeting the expectations of the millions of men and women who pl
Dec 3 2002 | by Adrienne Crew | Condoleezza Rice is a cypher &#151; for most people. Press profiles portray the tough-minded U.S. national security advisor as some sort of preternatural mystery. Writers marvel at her articulateness
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Dec 2 2002 | by Yigal Bronner | &#147;Why does a man of my age &#151; married with two children &#151; &#145;need all this?&#146; Why is it &#145;worth my while&#146; to refuse to serve in the Occupied Territories?&#148; A refusn
Dec 2 2002 | by Dion Dennis | They first appeared in the summer of 2002. Large, white billboards with few words and evocative graphics, selling &#147;pro-social&#148; virtues. Like the one featuring a young, blond, white girl of
Nov 29 2002 | by Michael I. Niman | During a recent visit to my local five-and-dime, I purchased a &#147;motion pig,&#148; a small plastic pig with an electronic heart and soul that produces a sickly oink. It cost me $1 and was produce
Nov 29 2002 | by Chris McGreal | In a televised press conference apparently aimed at influencing voters on the day Mr. Sharon was seeking re-election as leader of his party, the prime minister accused &#147;Arab terror organisations
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Nov 29 2002 | by Jaggi Singh | After two and a half months, Concordia University&#146;s moratorium on Middle-East-related public events and information tables came to an end this week, but not much will change. The moratorium was
Nov 28 2002 | by Jan Goodey | The less you live. So, why not participate, or, err, <i>refrain from participating</i> in consumer capitalism on November 29 &#151; Buy Nothing Day. Campaigners around the world will exercise perhaps