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Oct 31 2002 | by Christina Starr | Lyla Rye&#146;s video art piece <i>Byte</i> showing the artist with her ten-month-old daughter was seized from a local gallery show by Halifax police this summer, raising questions about what kind of
Oct 31 2002 | by rabble staff | Talisman Energy is selling its contentious Sudan oil interests for $1.2-billion. The Calgary-based multinational has endured years of criticism for effectively financing the East African country's pr
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Oct 30 2002 | by Harry Glasbeek | Conrad Black has an invisible friend. So does Lord Thomson of Fleet, Wallace and Harrison McCain and Paul Desmarais. They&#146;re called corporations &#151; and they protect their creators from respo
Oct 30 2002 | by rabble staff | Israel's coalition government is on the verge of collapse after ministers from the Labor Party resigned today. First to go were Defense Minister Benyamin Ben-Eliezer and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres
Oct 29 2002 | by Paul Weinberg | More than a hundred nationalities are represented among Toronto's 3-million residents. But is the city's internationally-admired model of multiculturalism fraying at the edges? Analysts see warning s
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Oct 28 2002 | by Judy Rebick | With a record voter turnout and 61 per cent of the vote, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva became the President-elect of Brazil last night. As the first working class president, Lula&#146;s election gives tr
Oct 28 2002 | by Richard Stallman | Most people think their computers should obey them, not someone else. But with a plan they call &#147;trusted computing,&#148; large media corporations (including the movie companies and record compa
Oct 25 2002 | by Onion staff | The 300,000-ton oil tanker <i>Shell Global Explorer,</i> which sank off the coast of Newfoundland last month, will provide a welcome habitat for endangered marine life, Shell Oil Company executives a
Oct 25 2002 | by Marty Jezer | In 1968, an anti-war demonstration in Washington drew more than a million protesters and had a profound effect on government policy. A huge turnout at tomorrow&#146;s demonstrations could have a simi
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Oct 25 2002 | by Leisha Grebinski | OK, so it <i>was</i> 1939. But the story is still shocking: Eighteen-years-old and pregnant, Velma Demerson was arrested for living with her Chinese-Canadian boyfriend to whom she was engaged. She wa
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Oct 24 2002 | by Joshua Knelman | Long-time investigative reporter Andrew Mitrovica launched a new book yesterday that threatens to shake up Canada&#146;s not-so-secret Secret Service. In it, Mitrovica names names and exposes corrupt
Oct 24 2002 | by Mark Bourrie | Most of the world sees Canada as a vast, unspoiled wilderness. But a government-appointed environmental commissioner paints a picture of a nation careless with industrial and mine wastes. This week,
Oct 23 2002 | by Nancy Cook Lauer | In the U.S. race between Republican incumbent Governor Jeb Bush and Democratic challenger Bill McBride, Bush is working hard to woo female voters &#151; who typically turn out in greater numbers at t
Oct 21 2002 | by John Bermingham | On a breast cancer gene, no less, forcing the province to stop offering a test that helps detect whether a woman will develop hereditary breast cancer. Why? Because Utah-based Myriad Genetics Inc., w
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Oct 21 2002 | by Derek Reid | &#147;Politics is too important to be left only to politicians,&#148; says the New Politics Initiative Web site. And, apparently, the group that took over the west block of Parliament this past weeke
Oct 18 2002 | by Suzanne Goldenberg and John Gittings | North Korea&#146;s stunning disclosure that it has a nuclear weapons program could force the Bush administration into an unpalatable course of action: engagement with the state that, together with Ir
Oct 18 2002 | by Michelle Chihara | Michael Moore&#146;s new film, <i>Bowling for Columbine,</i> is about the root causes of violence in American culture; yet it grossed a healthy $206,000 on a limited release in its opening weekend. T
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Oct 18 2002 | by Rangers Shawna Dempsey & Lorri Millan | Armed with only the motto &#147;Do unto lesbians as you would have lesbians do unto you,&#148; the intrepid Lesbian Rangers have scoured the continent to bring you the oft-hidden bounty of lesbian wi
Oct 17 2002 | by Stefan Christoff | Safe? Not if Immigration Canada has its way. It has begun the deportation of non-status Algerians who were previously protected by a moratorium (now lifted). This leaves hundreds of families and indi
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Oct 17 2002 | by David Bernans | Late yesterday, Concordia student activist Yves Engler was removed from campus by police, banned from returning for twenty-four hours and charged with trespassing. Why? For distributing information o
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Oct 17 2002 | by rabble staff | It&#146;s time to get ready for the <i>rabble rumble,</i> launching right here, Tuesday, October 22. <i>rabble&#146;</i>s first multi-media event, the rumble will be a monthly debates feature that pr
everyone's a critic
Oct 16 2002 | by Desmond Tutu | Yesterday&#146;s South African township dwellers can tell you about today&#146;s life in the Occupied Territories, writes Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Divestment from apartheid South Africa was fought by
Oct 15 2002 | by Roger Kishi and Jennifer Ahn | The last thirty years have seen an increase in the movement of people to Canada from Asia and many other parts of the world, and the great majority of these workers have no union. But now, Asian Cana
Oct 11 2002 | by Arundhati Roy | For reasons that I don&#146;t fully understand, said writer Arundhati Roy in a recent speech, fiction dances out of me, and nonfiction is wrenched out by the aching, broken world I wake up to every m
Oct 11 2002 | by Michael Theodoulou and Daniel McGrory | What began two years ago as a low-key protest against U.S. support for Israel has developed into a sustained campaign against America&#146;s best known brands. Threats of a conflict in Iraq have give
Oct 10 2002 | by Nick Deardon | Is what you&#146;ll see in the War on Want and International Transport Workers&#146; recent report &#147;Sweatships &#151; What It&#146;s Really Like to Work on Board Cruise Ships&#148; exposing the
Oct 9 2002 | by Richard Burnett | &#147;High school is a very sensitive time, a time when your sexuality is coming to the fore, and when you ask students the worst thing that they can be called, right across the board they will say &
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Oct 9 2002 | by Audra Estrones Williams | The legality of abortion may not be at risk in Canada, but the availability of services is. In many cases, Canadian medical schools and hospitals are not offering abortion training for future physici
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Oct 8 2002 | by Judy Rebick | &#147;Lula&#148; stopped just short of a first-round victory in Brazil's presidential election Sunday. But far outpacing his nearest rival, the left-wing candidate is poised to win the second-round v
Oct 8 2002 | by Ofeibea Quist-Arcton | And after a week of intensive mediation, West African ministers have failed to get Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo to agree to a truce with insurgents who launched an uprising on September 19. Journ