Oct 13 2003 | by Oksana Yablokova | A year and a half after the editor of the <i>Tolyatti Review</i> was gunned down, his friend and successor was stabbed to death. Both killings were seen by their colleagues and investigators as contr
Oct 13 2003 | by Thomas A. Dine | Independent Russian journalists are subjected to nuisance lawsuits, harassment by tax police and other authorities and, in some cases, violent attacks whose perpetrators are never caught and prosecut
Oct 10 2003 | by Joe Garofoli | Conservative talk show host Melanie Morgan couldn't resist a little day-after gloating Wednesday, wallowing in the afterglow of a Republican measuring the drapes in the California governor's mansion.
Oct 10 2003 | by Suzanne Goldenberg | Almost all of the bureaucrats at Iraq's information ministry have done well since the war. The government minders who did their best to obstruct the work of foreign reporters have gone on to well-pai
Oct 10 2003 | by Herbert Docena | On October 23 and 24, the United States will be sitting down with rich creditor countries, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) in Madrid. The IMF, the World Bank and the UN
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Oct 10 2003 | by Stan Hister | You have to wonder: what does it take to lose an election? Seven peopledead, over 2,000 sick, a damning official inquiry. And still the Tory winsin a walk in the riding that includes Walkerton, an On
Oct 10 2003 | by Erich Marquardt | Turkey's physical intervention in Iraq is necessary if Ankara is interested in influencing political, economic and security arrangements in northern Iraq. Just as importantly, Ankara's decision will
Oct 9 2003 | by Laurie Kelliher | In the increasingly corporate world of radio, low-power FM isn't about how far your signal reaches but how near. These are neighbourhood stations, run by groups that have either been pushed out of th
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Oct 9 2003 | by Yves Engler | In the 1990s, the IMF/World Bank pushed the reorganization of Burkina Faso's agricultural sector, so the government provided new seed varieties and other support services to cotton farmers to increas
Oct 9 2003 | by Jim Lobe | Countries that refuse to exempt U.S. citizens and soldiers from the jurisdiction of the new International Criminal Court (ICC) could lose almost US$90 million in military aid from the United States i
Oct 9 2003 | by Ian Ha | The University of Toronto has begun investigations into the safety qualifications of some asbestos removal workers on campus, after allegations made by a union charge that the sub-contractor hired to
Oct 9 2003 | by Greg Palast | It's not what Arnold Schwarzenegger did to the girls a decade back that should raise an eyebrow. According to a series of memoranda AlterNet has obtained, it's his dalliance with the boys in a hotel
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Oct 8 2003 | by Glenn Walton | Our political system has been hijacked for too long by a powerful minority. I'm talking about heterosexual men, of course. Yes, them: the guys who get to drive most of the time and give all the after
Oct 8 2003 | by Mark Rasch | Citing a provision of the Patriot Act, the FBI is sending letters to journalists telling them to secretly prepare to turn over their notes, e-mails and sources to the bureau. Should the First Amendme
Oct 8 2003 | by Angus Shaw | The state media commission in Zimbabwe is investigating another independent newspaper, <i>The Zimbabwe Standard</i>, and has threatened it with closure. &#147;We will be coming to you soon. You are w
Oct 7 2003 | by Robert Fisk | Israel received the green light with the Syria Accountability Act, moving through the United States Congress, that will impose sanctions on Damascus for its supposed enthusiasm for &#147;terrorism&#1
Oct 7 2003 | by R. Jeffrey Smith | A provision written into the pending omnibus energy bill would overturn a decade-old U.S. policy of discouraging worldwide trade in bomb-grade uranium by eliminating constraints on U.S. exports to fi
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Oct 7 2003 | by Penney Kome | Is America&#226;e(TM)s nuclear policy making you fat? This is a deadly serious question. Nuclear materials emit radioactive iodine, which has been linked with thyroid damage. Thyroid disorders, rece
Oct 7 2003 | by Jules Witcover | One of the trademarks of Nixon's presidency was its low-balling of ideology in favor of the politics of revenge. A spirit of vengeance permeated those years, with the compilation of Mr. Nixon's &#147
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Oct 7 2003 | by rabble staff | Two million times this month, a <i>rabble</i> page will appear on a screen somewhere. Yes, since we launched in April 2001, you've made <i>rabble</i> a resounding success story. Nevertheless, we are
Oct 6 2003 | by Larry Jagan | At this year's Asean summit, leaders of Burma's Asian neighbours will almost certainly increase the pressure on Rangoon to free pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been in detention for mo
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Oct 6 2003 | by Justin Podur | The Liberals have no intention of reversing the Tory cuts to health care, education and utilities which set them firmly on track toprivatization. At best, theywill continue on this path at a slower
Oct 6 2003 | by Ben Dangl | An intense series of road blockades, protests and strikes continue to gain momentum across Bolivia as new sectors enter the movement against the exportation of the country's gas to the U.S. Historica
Oct 3 2003 | by Matt Pacenza | Florinda Lollo Mart&#195;&#173;nez lost her job at a plantation in Morales, Guatemala so your bananas could stay cheap. And now she's so desperate to feed her family that she's risking her life to gr
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Oct 2 2003 | by Sharon Fraser | As people in Ontario went to the polls, it would be nice to think that voters were thinking about their communities and their neighbours and their larger society and were as willing to work toward t
Oct 1 2003 | by Chris Morris | Prince Edward Island's latest lopsided election victory by the ruling Conservatives has raised fresh questions about the fairness of Canada's voting system. Premier Pat Binns and Island Tories won a
Oct 1 2003 | by Jim Bencivenga | Danna Harman just completed a two-and-a-half year tour as the Christian Science Monitor's Africa correspondent. In an interview with csmonitor.com, she discusses the role of higher education, Western
Oct 1 2003 | by Sam Logan | Rio de Janeiro is not a city at war. The UN does not consider it a focal point of armed violence. Yet for its underserved youth, it most certainly is. Between 1987 and 2001, violent death claimed 3,9
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Oct 1 2003 | by Kalyani | Days after the Indian government blocked a website for its alleged subversive content, a new global report states that post 9/11, countries across the world are intensifying measures to police the In
Sep 30 2003 | by Mike Davis | Each extreme summer that passes inches us closer to the precipice of catastrophic environmental change. The overall European death toll from the latest heat wave is at least 20,000. In France, the ri