Oct 17 2003 | by Marjorie Cohn | George W. Bush has maintained the economic embargo against Cuba as a vehicle to pander to the anti-Castro Cuban-Americans in Florida who wield tremendous political clout in the U.S. electoral system.
Oct 17 2003 | by Kevin Black | If you're waiting for Ontario's school curriculum to deal with racism, then you may feel you're riding in the back of a mighty slow bus. The Ministry of Education promised to change the curriculum a
Oct 16 2003 | by Aziz Choudry | Colin Powell calls Conservation International's work “amazing”. In 2001, CI received one of the biggest ever grants to an environmental organization — US $261 million. But CI uses its
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Oct 16 2003 | by Krystalline Kraus | Reclaim the Streets is a simple concept &#0151 the idea that the streets should belong to people and that public space should belong to the public. The annual street party, held in cities around the
Oct 16 2003 | by Andrew Simms | In 2001, 170 million people were affected by disasters, 97 per cent of which were climate-related, such as floods, droughts and storms. Over the next 50 years, global warming could create 150 million
Oct 16 2003 | by Maurice Lemoine | Venezuela's opposition loathes the crucial agricultural reforms of President Hugo Chávez, which have begun to return parts of enormous, barely used land-holdings to poor landless peasants
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Oct 15 2003 | by Murray MacAdam | On average, cocoa bean growers earn about one penny of the dollar we pay for a typical candy bar. Farmers and their children are trapped in a pit of poverty. Meanwhile, a few giant corporations earn
Oct 15 2003 | by Jon Fine | Ten years ago magazine publishers barely ever gave Wal-Mart a second thought. Now the retailer dominates conversations on everything from their hopes for new launches to their growing fears for the h
Oct 15 2003 | by Deepa Kandaswamy | Despite 4,000 years of contributions, many are unaware of pioneering women like Empress Shi Dun who invented paper, Florence Nightingale, the famous nurse but little known inventor of the pie chart,
Oct 14 2003 | by Ben Thompson | Five senior Canadian Anglican archbishops including the Primate of Canada have issued a stern warning to their American cousins: Stay out of Canada. The group said it has lost patience with the conse
Oct 14 2003 | by Jeremy Hainsworth | In the face of new bylaws limiting squeegeeing in the city of Vancouver, squeegee folks have created the Squeegee Council and have also joined the International Workers of the World (IWW) labour orga
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Oct 14 2003 | by Sandra Alland | On October 16, supporters of the Grassy Narrows First Nation will travel from Winnipeg and elsewhere to protest at the Grassy Narrows blockade. It is the longest (and consistently peaceful) blockade
Oct 14 2003 | by Natasha Walter | We in the west often seem to believe that we have a sort of monopoly on feminism. But one peace prize does not turn the west into the defender of women's rights worldwide. In a way, the award was a r
Oct 14 2003 | by Stefan Christoff | Since October 2000, the Secwepemc people of Skwelkwek'welt, in the south-central interior of British Columbia, have been sustaining a resistance campaign against the expansion of Sunpeaks Ski Resort.
Oct 13 2003 | by Elliott Colla and Chris Toensing | Slickly produced <i>Hi</i> magazine is the latest joint venture developed by the U.S. State Department and media consultants to &#147;build bridges of communication&#148; between Arabs and the United
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