Jan 11 2002 | by Terry Weber | Ford Motor Corperation confirmed Friday it is closing five North American plants, including its Oakville, Ontario truck facility, and that it'll take a $4.1-billion (U.S.) restructuring charge.
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Jan 11 2002 | by Greg Yarrow | We've received donations of $5,000 (thanks David) and $2 (thanks Kenneth) and amounts in between (thanks all). Some of our writers have even endorsed their fee cheques back to us. Other contributors
Jan 10 2002 | by Basildon Peta | Critics say the new laws exceed the worst excesses of Rhodesia's white minority government or apartheid South Africa but the justice minister, Patrick Chinamasa, told parliament the bills were needed
Jan 10 2002 | by rabble staff | A dozen Israeli bulldozers and armoured vehicles drove into the Rafah refugee camp before dawn today and began flattening buildings, witnesses said. Residents fled their homes in heavy rain, and loca
Jan 10 2002 | by rabble staff | "The key message being advanced by Alberta is that Canada's healthcare system is not financially sustainable ... I think our job is to make sure we keep the U.S. healthcare disaster in plain and full
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Jan 9 2002 | by Linda McQuaig | To think that, only a few years ago, I went to the bank and simply did my banking, and now when I go there, I have an individual situation. It's enough to give me a swelled head. Life doesn't revolve
Jan 8 2002 | by Maureen Murray | Angela Chesters' case is the first of its kind to make its way to the Federal Court, challenging legislation that allows would-be immigrants to be rejected on the basis that their disability will pla
Jan 8 2002 | by Robert Matas | United States President George Bush used the term Pakis in remarks to reporters yesterday, when discussing the possibility of nuclear rivals India and Pakistan going to war. "People use the term when
Jan 8 2002 | by Ravi Nessman | A woman named Fatima sits outside her house boiling grass in water to soften it. She then mixes it with a handful of barley flour, and forms it into a patty to bake as bread. Her family has been eati
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Jan 7 2002 | by Jaggi Singh | A Montreal-based extreme-right Website is posting names, addresses and phone numbers of organizations and individuals it calls "enemies of our people and our race ... With this little address book, w
Jan 7 2002 | by CBC News Staff | Free trade across North America is not only affecting the air, water and forests of the continent, but is creating a "looming threat" to the survival of certain plant and animal species, says a repor
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Dec 24 2001 | by Judy MacDonald | From December 24 to January 6, most of <i>rabble.ca</i> will be taking a holiday break. <i>babble,</i> however, is back up and ready to celebrate the New Year on December 31. Still, there&#146;s a lo
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Dec 21 2001 | by Betty-Anne Daviss | Police realized that information was being passed to other Claus cell members through hand waving during parades and in shopping malls, where Santas were regularly observed. Police refused to discuss
Dec 20 2001 | by rabble staff | Riot police firing tear gas dispersed overnight protests outside the seat of government. Demonstrators returned to the presidential palace today and were rounded up by police wielding batons. The cro
Dec 19 2001 | by Associated Press | A federal judge threw out Mumia Abu-Jamal's death sentence on Tuesday, ruling that the former journalist and Black Panther is entitled to a new sentencing hearing for killing a Philadelphia police of
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Dec 19 2001 | by Judy Rebick | Dr. Sima Simar has seen governments in Afghanistan come and go. She had to outwit the brutal Taliban regime to set up hospitals and schools. Now, she is one of two women in the country's provisional
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Dec 18 2001 | by Sarah Blackstock | Given that the U.S. is setting the anti-terrorism agenda, the case of a group of anti-nuclear activists being prosecuted in the U.S. may be a good indicator of what's to come in Canada. It doesn't lo
Dec 17 2001 | by John Miller | If you don't speak up, one of Canada's major media owners will have gotten away with one of the worst abuses of corporate ownership in recent history, and one that has the potential of permanently da
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Dec 14 2001 | by Todd Scarth | Let's imagine that Manitoba's New Democratic government introduced a two-tier minimum wage, for training, tipping or non-adults. Would some employers hire a steady stream of people for three months,
Dec 14 2001 | by Graham Thomson and Chris Purdy | The Premier of Alberta was headed home after a night out with friends. He had some wine with dinner. It was around midnight, and he decided to drop by a homeless shelter. The centre maintains a daily
Dec 14 2001 | by Sara Austin | By simply showing up, the formidable women in Brussels gave the world a concrete picture of what women can bring to the table when they are invited. That should dispel forever the notion that Afghan
Dec 13 2001 | by CBC News Staff | The U.S. government has released the long-awaited videotape of suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden talking about the September 11 attacks with several other men.
Dec 13 2001 | by Dana Lewis | President Bush announced Thursday that the United States has formally notified Russia of its intention to withdraw from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, pushing ahead in his pursuit of a national m
Dec 12 2001 | by Christina Lamb | The children were not playing, not even crying, and many were too weak to walk. Some sucked at their clothes and hair, seeking nutrition anywhere. Others lay in bundles on the ground. Old women stret
Dec 12 2001 | by Josh Mamis | The United States Justice Department has detained more than 1,100 people for questioning in connection with the September 11 attacks. Samir Khalaf was one of those 1,100. He had a bad heart and bad t
Dec 12 2001 | by Naomi Klein | We are going to have "the most modern border in the world," Finance Minister Paul Martin enthused when announcing his latest budget on Monday. This, it turns out, is the legacy of all the years of be
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Dec 11 2001 | by Aaron Freeman | Political parties make laws, and those governed by the law have a right to know to what extent private special interests are bankrolling the political process.
Dec 11 2001 | by Janelle Brown | It took just two days for the 50 delegates to the first Afghan Women's Summit here to come up with a blueprint for the future of women in their country. Building the egalitarian nation they envision
Dec 10 2001 | by Robert Fisk | It was a bad place for a car to break down. But what happened was symbolic of the hatred and fury and hypocrisy of this filthy war. How do you walk out of a dream when the characters suddenly turn ho
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Dec 10 2001 | by Krystalline Kraus | Some communities feel unfairly targeted by Canada's new security measures. Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chr&#195;&#169;tien's pledge to help the United States fight terrorism doesn't make many in the