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Sep 9 2002 | by Judy Rebick | The situation is still precarious. Both President Hugo Chávez and the Venezuelan people are prepared for another coup. But the people feel strong. It was they who returned Cháve
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Sep 9 2002 | by Jaggi Singh | Riot police were deployed against Netanyahu protesters at Concordia University in Montreal this afternoon. The rightwing former Israeli prime minister was to begin a Canadian speaking tour this after
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Sep 6 2002 | by David Bernans | The 1980s were a bad decade. And history can be such a nuisance. But it’s hard to forget that both Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein were supported by the U.S. in order to fight wars against Am
Sep 5 2002 | by Tim Naumetz | A Senate committee has unanimously called for the legalization of marijuana in Canada, with government-licensed production and sale of the drug to any Canadian citizen over the age of 16 and amnesty
Sep 5 2002 | by CBC News Staff | Bell Canada has tentatively settled a long-running pay equity dispute with thousands of its mainly female staff. But the ringing hasn't stopped yet, as the corporation continues talks with employees
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Sep 4 2002 | by Anne Marie Aikins | The last few school years have seen headlines scream “Teen violence out of control.” In response, parents and politicians have called for more punitive young offender legislation; school bo
Sep 4 2002 | by David Guy | Next to my love of children and small animals, I luuuvvv world peace and if crowned I will change the world. Really. An Islamic court in Nigeria has sentenced a young mother to death by stoning, prov
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Sep 2 2002 | by David Rapaport | Yes, public sector strikes are irritating. We want our kids to go to schools that are open. We want to wait for buses that, you know, come. But public sector unions — and the fights they wage ag
Sep 2 2002 | by Clifford Scotton | Sure, Labour Day had its first “official” celebration in New York, September 5, 1882. But the inspiration for the annual demonstration and public holiday honouring workers worldwide hails f
Aug 30 2002 | by Radio Broadcast | To hear first hand what’s being said at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, tune in to Radio Earth Summit’s daily broadcast. (In English, Español and Fra
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Aug 27 2002 | by Luke Eric Peterson | Issues? What issues? If this summer’s contest between Jean Chrétien and Paul Martin has taught us anything it’s that knives aren't the best implement for sketching out a politica
Aug 27 2002 | by Stefan Christoff | He was fired from his job as a high school teacher in Regina for expressing pro-indigenous views in the classroom. Now Wolf Smoke, activist and member of the Lakota Nation, has been fighting a public
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Aug 27 2002 | by Abby Lippman | Now we know that hormone replacement therapy for women was, as many women’s health advocates suspected all along, no cure-all. But beyond this most recently learned lesson — don’t use
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Aug 23 2002 | by Starhawk | In the Occupied Territories of Palestine, gunshots and explosions are the normal sounds of morning, and the targeting of the innocent is the overriding condition of life. But it doesn't have to be so
Aug 22 2002 | by Paul Street | The dream gone mainstream. Black-white integration might be an accepted ideal — official policy, even — but the lived reality of race in America is far from the ideal. In Chicago, Illinois
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Aug 22 2002 | by Finbarr O'Reilly | Forget Afghanistan under the Taliban, says one foreign aid worker, eastern Congo is the worst place in the world to be a woman. Women are the forgotten victims of Africa’s biggest war, where mor
Aug 20 2002 | by SatireWire Staff | And give them a break from the blather. Hackers spend thousands of hours intercepting and cracking open encrypted e-mails only to find most contain little more than “Hi Bob, here’s my new e
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Aug 19 2002 | by Lauren Carter | The media covered the long waits at disposal stations and excitedcommunities coming together to deal with illegal dumpsites. They covered the city’s fear of infestation by rodents and the threat
Aug 15 2002 | by Edward Said | Stripped of context. In the West, there has been such repetitious attention paid to Palestinian suicide bombing that a gross distortion in reality has obscured something much worse: the official Isra
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Aug 15 2002 | by Penni Mitchell | What's the status of women in Canada these days? Still low, it would seem. Status of Women secretariats or directorates review government legislation and policies to assess their impact on women. Not
Aug 14 2002 | by Neri Livneh | The more the merrier? At the order of the Ashkenazi chief rabbi, a delegation of rabbis travelled to Peru where, in two weeks, they converted ninety South American Indians to Judaism — with one
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Aug 13 2002 | by Raywat Deonandan | While tensions built towards a possible nuclear war between India and Pakistan, the papers had their own priorities. The conflict over Kashmir could have ended with nuclear disaster, so why didn&#146
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Aug 8 2002 | by Emily Pohl-Weary | Forget novels, thinks our writer. I was born to make porn! Not the strung-out commercial, ugly stuff. Her film&#146;s main character would be a riot grrrl. Not <i>no</i> porn, but <i>better</i> porn,
Aug 8 2002 | by THISDAY Writers | Doing it their way. In the latest match against Chevron Nigeria Limited, concluding their men were not effective enough in the fight against injustice, the Itsekiri and Ijaw women of Niger Delta have
Aug 7 2002 | by Toronto Star Staff | Perfect points? Nope. When Canada presented its status reports to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the experts were critical on several counts. Canada's treat
Aug 7 2002 | by Colin Barraclough | In Latin America's rapidly changing political landscape, how key a role are millions of middle-class voters -- disappointed with hollow promises and disgusted by years of unchecked political corrupti
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Aug 6 2002 | by Dorothy Woodend | Single mothers have always been a vulnerable group, but raising kids today is even harder than it used to be. You must maintain visual contact at all times lest they be kidnapped the moment you take
Aug 6 2002 | by James Carroll | Today marks the anniversary of the American atomic bomb falling on Hiroshima, Japan. The unfinished debate about whether that attack and the subsequent bombing of Nagasaki were justified has focused
Aug 5 2002 | by Roger Burbach | Lula in the Lead. The votes of confidence are high for Luis "Lula" Inacio da Silva, Brazil's left-leaning candidate of the Workers Party, and his ability to lead the country out of its economic quagm
Aug 1 2002 | by Esther Addley | Israeli architect, Eyal Weizman, calls the midnight blue smudges, representing Israel's illegal settlements in the West Bank, "the stains." And his colour-coded map, with case studies showing the fra