October 8
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
October 7
Mark Tran | While well ahead of government-backed candidate Jose Serra, former labour leader Luiz "Lula" da Silva will still have to face a second round in the Brazilian presidential race after failing to win an
rabble interview October 4
rabble staff | And it’s going to be big. When Brazil votes in Luiz “Lula” da Silva, the left-leaning candidate of the Workers Party, as its new president later this month, with his victory will come
October 3
Mustafa Barghouti | As the second Intifada continues, the plight of the Palestinians grows ever more hopeless and little seems to have changed since the first Intifada. With one exception, the amazing power of people, f
modest proposal October 3
Wayne MacPhail | An alternative course calendar. Sure, a career as a door-to-door proctologist or a small animal repairman looked good in the course calendar. Then reality bit. At <i>rabble,</i> we care about post-s
rabble news October 2
Erin George | Anti-war sentiment took centre stage in demonstrations against the International Monetary Fund and World Bank this past weekend in Washington, D.C. Thousands converged in the U.S. capital to protest
rabble news October 2
Judy Rebick | But not sovereignty. While the speakers at a recent colloquium on the left in Quebec did debate about whether to prioritize running candidates (through the newly formed Union des Forces Progressistes
October 2
Guardian Staff | Could come this Sunday, if Latin America's biggest country elects its first leftwing leader for forty years. And with 41 per cent support in the polls and twenty points ahead of the next challenger,
October 1
Glen Johnson | And in U.S. dollars, too. Enforcement of environmental laws in the United States has fallen precipitously under the Bush administration, according to a report released yesterday. The lax enforcement
rabble interview September 30
Meera Karunananthan | A <i>rabble interview</i> with Ghanaian feminist, journalist and academic Audrey Gadzekpo. Gadzekpo is critical of Western media&#146;s portrayal of Africa and Africans &#151; women especially. &#14
rabble news September 28
Jennifer O'Connor | Naomi Klein launches her new book. &#147;The image of the fence and the image of the window,&#148; said Klein at the Toronto launch of <i>Fences and Windows: Dispatches From The Front Lines of the Gl
September 28
Stefan Christoff | &#147;We are disheartened by the violence which was perpetrated today by the police,&#148; says a statement released by the Anti-Capitalist Convergence (ACC) &#151; organizers of the <a href="http://
everyone's a critic September 27
Rachel Pulfer | The rise of the op-ed, and the fall of the foreign bureau. <i>Globe and Mail</i> columnist Leah McLaren&#146;s English escapades are only the latest in a series of new news lows. Papers across the co
everyone's a critic September 26
David Bernans | O.K. McCarthyism it isn&#146;t. But Concordia University is facing serious criticism from staff and students alike about the school&#146;s unprecedented, campus-wide ban on public discussion of all t
rabble news September 25
Krystalline Kraus | It&#146;s been a bad week. Housing activists and residents of squats in Quebec, Vancouver and now Toronto have been evicted. The sudden razing of Toronto&#146;s Tent City yesterday has come as a shoc
September 25
Guardian Staff | The Indian government today blamed Pakistan for an attack on a Hindu temple in Gujarat state that left thirty-two people dead and seventy-four injured. The incident has raised fears of fresh communal
September 25
Robert Fisk | Tony Blair&#146;s dossier on Iraq is a shocking document that can only fill a decent human being with outrage. Its pages are final proof that a massive crime against humanity has been committed in Ir
everyone's a critic September 24
Luke Eric Peterson | In the hit film <i>Minority Report,</i> a Washington D.C.-based police unit, headed by Tom Cruise, specializes in thwarting crimes before they take place. In U.S. President George W. Bush&#146;s late
September 24
Eye-witness Reports | A week and a half ago, housing activists moved into the Woodwards department store on Vancouver&#146;s Downtown Eastside in a bid to convert the vacant building into much needed social housing. A pol
September 24
Simon Jeffery and agencies | The U.N. security council today passed a resolution demanding Israel withdraw from Palestinian towns and end the destruction of Palestinian property. But the near unanimous vote in New York, from whi
September 23
Bernard Simon | His given name is Basil. He dropped out of school at sixteen. His workmates at Chrysler gave him the nickname Buzz in the 1960s and it stuck. He joined the staff of what was then the Canadian branch
September 20
Paul Weinberg | A three-year program in British Columbia to anonymously test the blood of pregnant Aboriginal women is creating controversy among Aboriginal AIDS activists. While the data will be valuable in pinpoin
rabble interview September 20
Justin Podur | What can happen when a community governs itself &#151; an interview with Colombian community leaders Alirio Arroyave and Arquimedes Viton&#195;&#161;s about direct democracy in action. First of a new
September 20
Audra Estrones Williams and Mark Laking | &#147;This would be funny,&#148; I often say when life gets away from me, &#147;if it were <i>fiction</i>.&#148; It is a useful sentiment in times of breezy false bravado, or to aid in my resistance
September 19
Norman Solomon | While the news from the Iraqi capital has been positive in recent days, all signs say Washington will proceed with plans for war. During the current heavy dance of death, the U.S. government leads wi
rabble news September 19
Jennifer O'Connor | The people behind pro-anorexia Web sites (known as &#147;pro-ana&#148;) say they are creating a space where those with eating disorders can find understanding and acceptance through a virtual communi
September 19
John Hooper | Germany&#146;s knife-edge general election campaign took an extraordinary turn yesterday when conservative candidate, Edmund Stoiber, pledged himself to the deportation of 4,000 alleged Islamic milit
September 18
Ed Vulliamy & Kamal Ahmed | The United Nations fears that Iraq will become ungovernable if Saddam Hussein is deposed by military force because the U.S. will fail to make a long-term commitment to the country. As President Georg
September 17
Eric Schmitt | While Iraq welcomed the return of U.N. weapons inspectors &#147;without conditions&#148; yesterday, the U.S. continued its &#147;preparations for war&#148; that look a lot like, well, war. American a
September 17
Arundhati Roy | One hundred and thirty million Muslims live in India. Hindu fascists regard them as legitimate prey. The lynch mob continues to be the arbiter of the routine affairs of daily life: who can live where