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Jul 31 2002 | by Judy Rebick | “I am in Palestine. Even the term makes me uncomfortable. I am Jewish, born and bred. Israel is supposed to be my homeland.” But, says our writer, she’s become increasingly disturbed b
Jul 31 2002 | by openDemocracy | What about those at the sharp end of global poverty? A discussion about the upcoming World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, and the value of international summits and the social goa
Jul 30 2002 | by Patrick Bond and Thulani Guliwe | Group Dynamics. In the four weeks leading up to the World Summit on Sustainable Development, or "Rio+10", in Johannesburg, South Africa, resolving bitter divisions between mass-based organizations an
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Jul 29 2002 | by Krystalline Kraus | As the Pope John Paul II leaves Toronto today, 60,000 people in the city continue to wait for social housing. Hundreds of thousands more across the province of Ontario face the daily potential of evi
Jul 29 2002 | by Mike Oduniyi and Onwuka Nzechi | When the Ijaw women of Nigeria agreed to end their eleven-day occupation of the U.S. oil company's crude oil flowstations last week, it was due to pressure from their leaders. Angered, the women have
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Jul 25 2002 | by Gregory Boyd Bell | If voting could change anything, it would be illegal. Maybe. But the alternative to electoral participation is marginalization. If one of your group's defining characteristics is that you don't vote,
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Jul 24 2002 | by Krystalline Kraus | Progressive Catholics are doing everything from handing out condoms to promoting debate around reproductive rights and homosexuality for World Youth Day. Playing guardian angels to the 200,000 young
Jul 24 2002 | by Internal Writers | Unsafe Haven. In April, Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced it is backing out of its policy to allow Algerians residing in Canada without legal status to remain in the country. As a result,
Jul 23 2002 | by Sonja Kuftinec | Performing Democracy. The idea seemed ludicrous to Sonja Kuftinec's father, who maintained a bluff authority about what Balkan people did and did not need. Topping the list of Things Balkan Youth Cle
Jul 23 2002 | by Ibrahim Barzak | On the road to nowhere. Only hours after the Hamas leader, Sheikh Ahamad Yassin, makes an unprecedented call for a cease-fire between the Palestinians and Israel, putting an end to suicide bombings a
Jul 22 2002 | by Elizabeth Mehren | In one of the first group lawsuits brought by women in the burgeoning clerical abuse crisis sweeping the Roman Catholic Church, this case may signal a new tide of accusations against the Catholic cle
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Jul 22 2002 | by Luke Eric Peterson | An irrational desire to affix one's signature to anything touted as a guarantor of further trade, investment or economic growth. Symptoms include willing participation in the North American Free Trad
Jul 22 2002 | by Toronto Star Staff | No where to hide. Designed by Vancouver's Arthur Erickson, the Canadian embassy in Washington, D.C. has been voted one of the ten ugliest buildings in the world. Now what's a building supposed to do?
Jul 22 2002 | by Rich Peters | In the second homophobic attack in seven days, four people in a car yelled anti-gay epithets as their vehicle careened towards two young men -- deliberately trying to run them down.
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Jul 19 2002 | by John-Henry Harter | The B.C. Liberals may have won their two biggest margins of victory in Chilliwack in the last provincial election. But times they are a changin'. When Premier Gordon Campbell came to town, he was gre
Jul 18 2002 | by Natalie Alcoba | Poor Faith. Despite assurances that all legitimate applications would be processed, all World Youth Day participants from countries such as Sierra Leone, Senegal, Cameroon, Guinea, Haiti and Algeria
Jul 18 2002 | by Sophie Arie | Opposing interim president, Peronist Eduardo Duhalde, Elisa Carrio, the charismatic leader of the group, Alternative for a Republic of Equals, has emerged as the symbol of hope for a country desperat
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Jul 16 2002 | by Nate Hendley | Before September 11, the war on terrorism was a war against homegrown militants. Fringe groups they may be, but domestic terrorists have posed as great a threat as anyone living outside the borders o
Jul 15 2002 | by Richard Burnett | From her pioneering days as a female stand-up comic performing in sleazy NYC nightclubs in the 1950s, to her big break in 1965 on The Tonight Show, to now, 20 years later, Joan Rivers is one of the g
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Jul 12 2002 | by Luke Eric Peterson | Tax Freedom Day has come and gone, and what do we have to show for it? The Fraser Institute goes out of its way to discourage Canadians from considering the benefits they enjoy in return for paying t
Jul 11 2002 | by Ben Lynfield | Clamp down. Only weeks after he called for the end of Palestinian suicide bombings, Israel moved against Sari Nusseibeh, the Oxford-educated academic and Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) com
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Jul 10 2002 | by Daphnée Dion-Viens | Quebec voters are tired of the norm. Enter Mario Dumont and the Action Démocratique du Québec. They've got the public's attention with talk of new ideas and new solutions, but w
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Jul 9 2002 | by Penney Kome | A wartime mentality has allowed the US government to criminalize dissent. Security for the G8 Summit here at home revealed a certain convenient confusion between “activist” and “terror
Jul 8 2002 | by Paul Moloney | Messy stalling tactics. As the strike by 25,000 Toronto municipal workers enters its 13th day, an agreement looks unlikely. What looks likely, however, is the city is waiting for the Ontario governme
Jul 8 2002 | by Heather Havrilesky | “Who are you callin' cute?” Striking as these hyper-adorable rabble-rousing icons of girlhood may be, the Powerpuff Girls popularity may not reflect a dramatic shift in our society’s v
Jul 5 2002 | by Erin George | Activists marched, bucked, bared themselves and more in Calgary last week to protest the G8 Summit meeting. See for yourself in this global justice slide showdown.
Jul 4 2002 | by imc ottawa | It was a long night, to say the least. Early this morning, equipped with tear gas, pepper spray, police dogs, machine guns and a battering ram, riot police carried out an elaborate spectacle, evicti
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Jul 4 2002 | by Corvin Russell | Movement must be towards something as well as away from something. Yet the global justice movement in Canada, laments our writer, shies away from discussing political visions, and ways to achieve the
Jul 2 2002 | by Alexandra Williams | A cancer that is feeding terror. That's what this affluent Jewish couple, whose daughter Smadar was killed by a Palestinian suicide bomber, calls the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories
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Jul 2 2002 | by Penney Kome | At a Group of Six Billion (GB6) meeting in Calgary last week, Foreign Affairs Minister Bill Graham and International Trade Minister Susan Whelan listened to the demands of the people to ratify the Ky