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May 22 2003 | by rabble staff | As <i>rabble</i> moves into its third year, it welcomes a new editor while reluctantly saying &#147;so long&#148; to its former editor. The new editor edits from the East and looks at the world from
May 21 2003 | by Miranda Kennedy | Across Asia and the Arab world boycotts are bringing a new dose of anti-Americanism to countries fearing the implications of a superpower invading a much weaker country. Several weeks ago, activists
May 21 2003 | by Fran Quigley | At least 3.3 million people have died in Congo over the past four and a half years of a brutal civil war. &#147;The real tragedy of the whole war is that it has attracted so little international atte
May 21 2003 | by Rory Carroll | A stone&#146;s throw from a Kenyan laboratory, AIDS is wiping out communities &#151; yet drugs that would help millions cannot leave the lab. A web of influence spun by the world&#146;s pharmaceutica
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May 21 2003 | by Jack MacAndrew | When the fish start to disappear and science doesn&#146;t have the answers, the department of fisheries and oceans turns its sights on the people who fish &#151; and that&#146;s when politics enters
May 20 2003 | by Shauna Curphey | A women&#146;s rights activist struggles to publicize the persecution of women in post-Taliban Afghanistan, where fundamentalist pressures are returning and the burqa is back.
May 20 2003 | by Russell Mokhiber | Press Secretary Ari Fleischer announced his resignation yesterday, after a twenty-one year career in government. In a series of White House briefings entitled &#147;Ari & I,&#148; White House reporte
May 20 2003 | by David Staples | Once an anonymous mother and homemaker in suburban Edmonton, Barb Tarbox devoted the last months of her life to talking to teens about the dangers of smoking. A smoker for thirty years, Barb died on
May 20 2003 | by Kim Sengupta | An oil and gas pipeline project from the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean, due to be constructed by a BP-led consortium, will infringe the human rights of thousands of people and cause environmental
May 16 2003 | by Daniel Cooney | The Internet has spawned a new type of journalism in South Korea &#151; an increasingly popular news site where doctors, students, professors and housekeepers work as &#147;citizen reporters.&#148; I
May 16 2003 | by Charlotte Denny and Larry Elliott | &#147;The majority of the world&#146;s poorest and most indebted people remain enslaved by debt, with no real hope under existing policies of being freed from indebtedness,&#148; a report says today.
everyone's a critic
May 16 2003 | by Krystalline Kraus | Or, Seven Things I Learned from the OCAP Trial. Lessons include: Riots are Exciting, Court is Boring; Anything Juicy Happens at the Pre-Trial (Why Publication Bans Suck); The State is Not an Equal Op
May 15 2003 | by Jason Leopold | Months before the U.S. Military showered Iraq with bombs and missiles, the Department of Defense was secretly working with Dick Cheney&#146;s old company, Halliburton Corp., on a deal that would give
May 15 2003 | by Joy Press | Marjane Satrapi came of age in 1980s Iran, as her country was mutating into a totalitarian theocracy. Before she fled to the U.S. in 1997, Professor Azar Nafisi conducted a weekly literature class in
May 15 2003 | by David Adelaide | The prosecution of three anti-poverty activists has ended in a mistrial when jurors failed to reach a verdict after almost five days of deliberations. On their fourth day, the jurors wrote the judge,
May 15 2003 | by Amanda Castleman | Europeans have never liked genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. The products &#151; nicknamed &#147;Frankenfoods&#148; &#151; have been banned in Europe for the past five years. Now, America plan
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May 15 2003 | by Anna-Louise Crago | Bush&#146;s other wars, the ones against women and workers, combine in America&#146;s foreign aid policy to attack women working in the sex trade. But Bush isn&#146;t working alone &#151; both femini
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May 14 2003 | by Allison Gifford | The past several weeks have seen the Israeli military taking an increasingly hard-line tack towards international anti-occupation activists in Gaza. The crackdown threatens to affect anyone working t
May 13 2003 | by Kari Lydersen | Somali immigrant Omar Jamal is facing charges that he gave false information on his immigration documents when he arrived in the U.S. If convicted, he might find himself facing an indefinite stint in
May 13 2003 | by Justin Podur | Whitewash and disappearance have been the pattern in the mainstream media against the International Solidarity Movement&#146;s desperate attempts to defend itself politically. But rather than apologi
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May 12 2003 | by Sami Khan | Living single? You&#146;re not alone. Rising incomes, higher divorce rates, lower fertility rates and fewer multi-generational families living together are all contributing to a shrinking household.
May 12 2003 | by Richard Brennan | Critics say the Conservative government, under former premier Mike Harris and now Premier Ernie Eves, has racked up bills of more than $400 million for advertising they believe is blatant self-promot
May 9 2003 | by Libby Brooks | Five million people signed a petition to save this Nigerian woman from being stoned to death next month. But, say experts, the protest is mistaken and may even harm her case.
May 8 2003 | by Indra Sinha | Two women are fasting &#147;unto death&#148; to &#147;highlight the truth behind Dow Chemical and Union Carbide&#146;s liabilities in Bhopal.&#148; On December 3, 1984, poison gas leaked from a Union
May 8 2003 | by Richard Mackie | Cortellucci-Montemarano Group, a major contributor to Ontario&#146;s Conservative Party, has quietly bought the Adams Mine property in Northern Ontario. The sale was to be made for $22 an acre, which
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May 8 2003 | by David Bernans | Tomorrow, activists and journalists will be treated to a frightening but enlightening Weapons-of-Mass-Destruction bus tour of Montreal&#146;s military-industrial complex. It took little effort for Bl
May 7 2003 | by Jalal Ghazi | Arab media are reporting widespread contamination near Baghdad after U.S. Marines broke seals on containers holding radioactive materials in a nuclear research facility. While American experts say th
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May 7 2003 | by Raywat Deonandan | Sure, oil was a reason behind the U.S. invasion of Iraq. So was building the U.S. military presence in the Middle East. But there was a third, equally important motivation that&#146;s getting little
May 6 2003 | by Mungo Soggott | A diminutive man from humble origins, Mr. Sisulu was instrumental in encouraging active struggle against apartheid. &#147;Together we shared ideas, forged common commitments,&#148; Nelson Mandela sai
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May 6 2003 | by R.M. Vaughan | With the good comes the bad, and with new rights for gay marriage come, well, gay marriage breakdown. In fifteen years, both will be as common as, um, straight marriage breakdown. Not to fear. It&#14