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Apr 4 2003 | by Christina Starr | I kicked myself for chickening out. I felt like one of those idiots I frequently chide for not being gay enough or out enough or resistant enough to stupid discrimination. On a usual day, arm in arm
Apr 4 2003 | by Diego Cevallos | The list of soldiers of Latin American origin who have died in Iraq as part of the U.S. armed forces rank-and-file continues to grow, but that has not discouraged hundreds of Mexicans who have offere
Apr 3 2003 | by Francois de Bernard | How can we admit that we have returned to the worst hours of the Roman Empire, those that bear the tragic seal of Caligula and Nero? How is it possible now, in our day, when supposedly there is the m
Apr 3 2003 | by Tim Wise | Well, now we know. War is not a high-tech video game, or grainy footage of exploding bombs as seen through night-vision goggles. It’s not swiftly moving tanks, displaying their mechanical prowes
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Apr 3 2003 | by Sharon Oosthoek | Alaa Salman came to Canada two years ago seeking peace — “a peace which I missed all my life,” he says. Born in Baghdad, the college English student has seen more than his share of str
Apr 3 2003 | by Arundhati Roy | How many children, in how many classrooms, over how many centuries, have hang-glided through the past, transported on the wings of these words? And now the bombs are falling, incinerating and humilia
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Apr 2 2003 | by Iraq Peace Team | Montrealers Lisa Ndejuru and Zehira Houfani were in Baghdad before the invasion began. They experienced the bombings and are eyewitnesses to the devastation that is taking place in the city. After th
Apr 2 2003 | by Cynthia Fuchs | If embedding is a next logical step for reality TV (with all stakes raised, for consumers as well as performers), it’s also a huge leap in political, ethical and commercial terms. Who’s sel
Apr 2 2003 | by Jason Deans | A hotel in Basra being used as a base by al-Jazeera’s team of correspondents in the city was shelled this morning, the Arabic TV news channel has claimed. The Basra Sheraton, whose only guests a
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Apr 1 2003 | by Paul Weinberg | War-time Washington is a beautiful, surreal city, with people going about their business and the odd out-of-towner wandering around, trying to find a museum. The cherry blossoms are not yet in bloom
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Mar 31 2003 | by Sharon Oosthoek | Chro Zand Mohammad sits in the Scarborough Ontario offices of Centennial College’s English for Academic Purposes program where she’s a student. She talks about what it’s like to have a
Mar 31 2003 | by Anna McDermott | The Head of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr. Thoraya Obaid, a Saudi citizen born in Baghdad, is worried about Iraqi women: “All too often the needs of women are neglected in the r
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Mar 31 2003 | by April Hurley | In Baghdad, at Al Kindi Hospital Emergency, Fatima Abdullah is screaming in outrage: “Why do you do this to us??!” Nada Adnan, thirteen, tells me: “I wish that God would take Bush. Why
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Mar 29 2003 | by David Bernans | Why are the largest anti-war demonstrations in North America consistently found in Montreal — only the fifteenth largest, and one of the coldest, cities on the continent? Why do three out of fou
Mar 28 2003 | by James Ridgeway | A British soldier in the south of Iraq earlier in the week compared Basra to Northern Ireland, where the British fought a war against a tiny enemy for thirty years and still couldn’t win. The co
Mar 28 2003 | by Ari Berman | Polls suggest media failure. What motivated Americans to back their president when much of the rest of the world strongly disagreed with the need for war? There are many reasons, of course. But here&
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Mar 28 2003 | by Sharmini Peries | The anti-war upsurge against the American Empire continues in cities around the world. Tonight in Toronto, the Toronto Social Forum will host a strike back of its own with an innovative Artists Again
Mar 27 2003 | by Timothy Garton Ash | Here’s a riddle with an explosive core: there’s a hardy, mainly Islamic people, who have long been oppressed by a different ethnic group running a repressive state. They’ve been tortur
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Mar 27 2003 | by Daron Letts | War and Oil in Africa. “With a new war in the Middle East, the price of oil goes up. The price of everything inAfrica will go up — food, electricity, water,transportation. It will have a hu
Mar 26 2003 | by Vanya Walker-Leigh | The Iraq conflict is partly about future control of Iraq’s huge water resources, an Italian Catholic missionary told an alternative world water forum in Florence, endorsing the meeting’s cl
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Mar 26 2003 | by Nora Young | Back in the old days, sin was not just about doing something wrong but about a state of being, a stain on your soul. You didn’t actually have to have sex with someone to be lustful, or steal som
Mar 25 2003 | by Charlotte Denny | President George Bush promised British Prime Minister Tony Blair at the Azores summit that the UN would have a key role in Iraq after the war ends. But the Pentagon believes this should be confined t
Mar 25 2003 | by Stefan Christoff and Greg Schnabel | “We got the call that [Palestinian] homes were being threatened by bulldozers — the homes of families which our group had been sleeping with for the past four months. When Rachel and I arri
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Mar 25 2003 | by Sarah Cox | “This is a joke, an irony,” said Mexican artist and activist Flora Guerrero. “A transnational corporation is destroying our art, our environment, our archaeological treasures, to put u
Mar 24 2003 | by Peter Freundlich | Listen. Don’t misunderstand. I think it is a good thing that the members of the Bush administration seem to have been reading Lewis Carroll. I only wish someone had pointed out that “Alice
Mar 24 2003 | by Oliver Burkeman | Horrific images of Iraqi civilians reportedly killed by the coalition bombing of Basra were being shown on the Arabic news station al-Jazeera yesterday. Several Arab media outlets described the civil
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Mar 24 2003 | by J.B. MacKinnon | The war is underway and those of us who hoped to stop it face a double frustration. The first is that, well, the war is underway. The second is that it still looks like this assault will be brutal, i
Mar 23 2003 | by Darcy Keith | Hundreds of thousands of Canadians took to the streets yesterday to demand an end to the war in Iraq, and the largest demonstration — in Montreal — turned violent, with police using pepper
Mar 21 2003 | by Barnaby Phillips | AIDS activists in South Africa have filed manslaughtercharges against two government ministers. They said the minister of health and the minister of trade and industry were failing to prevent deaths
Mar 21 2003 | by Noam Chomsky | At this grim moment, we can do nothing to stop the ongoing invasion. But that does not mean that the task is over for people who have some concern for justice, freedom, and human rights. Far from i