Aug 22 2002 | by Paul Street | The dream gone mainstream. Black-white integration might be an accepted ideal — official policy, even — but the lived reality of race in America is far from the ideal. In Chicago, Illinois
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Aug 22 2002 | by Finbarr O'Reilly | Forget Afghanistan under the Taliban, says one foreign aid worker, eastern Congo is the worst place in the world to be a woman. Women are the forgotten victims of Africa’s biggest war, where mor
Aug 20 2002 | by SatireWire Staff | And give them a break from the blather. Hackers spend thousands of hours intercepting and cracking open encrypted e-mails only to find most contain little more than “Hi Bob, here’s my new e
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Aug 19 2002 | by Lauren Carter | The media covered the long waits at disposal stations and excitedcommunities coming together to deal with illegal dumpsites. They covered the city’s fear of infestation by rodents and the threat
Aug 15 2002 | by Edward Said | Stripped of context. In the West, there has been such repetitious attention paid to Palestinian suicide bombing that a gross distortion in reality has obscured something much worse: the official Isra
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Aug 15 2002 | by Penni Mitchell | What's the status of women in Canada these days? Still low, it would seem. Status of Women secretariats or directorates review government legislation and policies to assess their impact on women. Not
Aug 14 2002 | by Neri Livneh | The more the merrier? At the order of the Ashkenazi chief rabbi, a delegation of rabbis travelled to Peru where, in two weeks, they converted ninety South American Indians to Judaism — with one
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Aug 13 2002 | by Raywat Deonandan | While tensions built towards a possible nuclear war between India and Pakistan, the papers had their own priorities. The conflict over Kashmir could have ended with nuclear disaster, so why didn&#146
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Aug 8 2002 | by Emily Pohl-Weary | Forget novels, thinks our writer. I was born to make porn! Not the strung-out commercial, ugly stuff. Her film&#146;s main character would be a riot grrrl. Not <i>no</i> porn, but <i>better</i> porn,
Aug 8 2002 | by THISDAY Writers | Doing it their way. In the latest match against Chevron Nigeria Limited, concluding their men were not effective enough in the fight against injustice, the Itsekiri and Ijaw women of Niger Delta have
Aug 7 2002 | by Toronto Star Staff | Perfect points? Nope. When Canada presented its status reports to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the experts were critical on several counts. Canada's treat
Aug 7 2002 | by Colin Barraclough | In Latin America's rapidly changing political landscape, how key a role are millions of middle-class voters -- disappointed with hollow promises and disgusted by years of unchecked political corrupti
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Aug 6 2002 | by Dorothy Woodend | Single mothers have always been a vulnerable group, but raising kids today is even harder than it used to be. You must maintain visual contact at all times lest they be kidnapped the moment you take
Aug 6 2002 | by James Carroll | Today marks the anniversary of the American atomic bomb falling on Hiroshima, Japan. The unfinished debate about whether that attack and the subsequent bombing of Nagasaki were justified has focused
Aug 5 2002 | by Roger Burbach | Lula in the Lead. The votes of confidence are high for Luis "Lula" Inacio da Silva, Brazil's left-leaning candidate of the Workers Party, and his ability to lead the country out of its economic quagm
Aug 1 2002 | by Esther Addley | Israeli architect, Eyal Weizman, calls the midnight blue smudges, representing Israel's illegal settlements in the West Bank, "the stains." And his colour-coded map, with case studies showing the fra
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Jul 31 2002 | by Judy Rebick | &#147;I am in Palestine. Even the term makes me uncomfortable. I am Jewish, born and bred. Israel is supposed to be my homeland.&#148; But, says our writer, she&#146;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.