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Apr 30 2003 | by Daron Letts | As Canada pledges more troops and resources to the reconstruction of occupied Iraq, military watchdogsare asking what “peacekeeping” means underthe New World Order. “I am very concerne
in their own words
Apr 29 2003 | by Judy Rebick | “We were so naïve in those days,” Rosemary Brown once said of the early days of the women’s movement. “We thought if we just explained the problems women were facing to
Apr 29 2003 | by Edmund Blair | U.S. soldiers killed at least thirteen Iraqi civilians who marched on a school west of Baghdad today to demand the troops leave the building and get out of Iraq, doctors and witnesses say. Some witne
in their own words
Apr 28 2003 | by Helen Fallding | It’s taken a long time to ask this question. After all, many both within and outside of queer communities believe violence between intimate partners is strictly a straight thing. University of M
Apr 28 2003 | by Canadian Press | Indian Affairs Minister Robert Nault stoked growing anger about planned Indian Act changes, suggesting last week that protesters en route to Parliament Hill may as well turn back. “I know that p
Apr 28 2003 | by Raymond Whitaker | The case for invading Iraq to remove its weapons of mass destruction was based on selective use of intelligence, exaggeration, use of sources known to be discredited and outright fabrication. A high-
Apr 25 2003 | by Kim Sengupta | The Shia pilgrimage to Karbala, one of the most potent and symbolic in recent Iraqi history, took on a strident political and martial note yesterday with demands for the establishment of an Islamic s
Apr 25 2003 | by Canadian Press | A packed court gave jurors in the trial of activist Jaggi Singh a standing ovation Thursday after they acquitted Singh and two other activists on all counts on charges related to a demonstration outs
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Apr 25 2003 | by Krystalline Kraus | Marches and other common stock of the activist community are temporary manifestations of resistance, like someone flicking on a lighter in a darkened room. A march marches down a street and then is g
Apr 24 2003 | by Zebunnisa Hamid | As thousands of Iraqi Shias make the pilgrimage to Kerbala for the first time in many years, here’s a guide to the main branches of Islam.
Apr 24 2003 | by Amy Goodman | Robert Fisk, reporter with London&#146;s <i>The Independent</i> discusses looting, the U.S. targeting of journalists, the possibility of civil war in Iraq and why he feels the U.S. will not attack Sy
Apr 23 2003 | by Louisa Blair | The streets were cleaned before the Summit, and now they're cleaned again. But the memories are vivid, and the emotions in Quebec City are raw.
Apr 23 2003 | by Marcela Valente | Protesters remained under arrest Tuesday after police used tear gas, rubber bullets and batons Monday to evict workers who had formed a co-operative and got the bankrupt Brukman textile factory runni
Apr 23 2003 | by James Ridgeway | Like one of the nineteenth-century European colonialempires, the Bush government is calling on Bechtel,Halliburton and other major corporations to take overthe job of running the Iraqi colony. These
Apr 23 2003 | by News Staff | Brazil&#146;s Santa Catarina state has passed legislation to fine businesses that discriminate against gays, lesbians, bisexuals or the transgendered. &#147;Any aggressive or discriminatory act again
everyone's a critic
Apr 23 2003 | by Sue Bowness | As did poets for centuries before them, the writers against this most recent war have served to document and preserve the energy of protest and voices of dissent that run contrary to the mainstream.
Apr 22 2003 | by Louisa Blair | A little girl plays a game of protest-and-repression on the sidewalk. A mother goes outside of the fence, ready with a facemask and a radio. Riot police sleep while the evidence of the clash washes o
Apr 22 2003 | by Suvendrini Kakuchi | A Japanese organization is offering for the first time advocacy services for victims of sexual violence. In doing so, the group confronts a culture that inhibits women from talking about their abuse
Apr 22 2003 | by Justin Huggler | Hundreds of protesters are expected to gather today atthe place where Tom Hurndall was shot in the head byan Israeli sniper as he tried to rescue Palestinianchildren trapped under fire. The twenty-on
Apr 22 2003 | by rabble staff | In celebration of Earth Day, the Caribou CommonsProject has declared today Arctic Action Day. In cities across the world, activities are being organized to raise awareness about Alaska&#146;s Arctic
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Apr 22 2003 | by Anne Marie Aikins | Today marks the launch of a groundbreaking book &#151; <i>The Story of Jane Doe: A Book About Rape</i> &#151; by a groundbreaking woman. Though our activism took on different forms after we were rape
Apr 22 2003 | by Pilar Franco | Consumption of sea turtle meat and eggs reaches alarming levels during the Catholic Church calendar&#146;s Lenten season observed by the faithful in Mexico, who are adherents to questionable culinary
Apr 21 2003 | by Louisa Blair | The neighborhood feels the sting of tear gas. A police officer talks about the need for more democracy. The fence comes down.
Apr 21 2003 | by Linda Mamoun | The relatively recent advent of anti-war TV has informed, expanded and mobilized the ranks of the anti-war movement while engaging millions of others who otherwise would be forced to rely on the ofte
in their own words
Apr 21 2003 | by Jonathan Aspireault-Masse, Jaggi Singh and Christina Xydous | Or, er, protest. Three Montreal activists are currently on trial over charges that they participated in a riot while protesting the G-20 in October 2000. The riot charge laid against three individual
Apr 21 2003 | by Sarah Boseley | The sugar industry in the U.S. is threatening to bring the World Health Organization to its knees by demanding that Congress end its funding unless the WHO scraps guidelines on healthy eating, due to
Apr 20 2003 | by Louisa Blair | The men in black get cell phones. The protesters weave, dance and draw. It's more difficult to get through the fence now. Still, little girls go bicycling and spring proceeds.
Apr 19 2003 | by Louisa Blair | Helicopters, men in black, many dogs and their biscuits, and a car that may break down the wall: the Summit of the Americas gears up. People living behind the fence feel the tension.
Apr 18 2003 | by Louisa Blair | What is behind the security fence in Quebec City? This barrier has been erected for a meeting of world leaders. It's keeping out many others who want in. But still, people live here - with the right
Apr 18 2003 | by Robert Fisk | It&#146;s going wrong faster than anyone could have imagined. The army of &#147;liberation&#148; has already turned into the army of occupation. The Shias are threatening to fight the Americans. Amer