rabble news September 12
David Bernans | Last year, Yves Engler was Concordia's Student Union Vice President of Communications. He was arrestedfor handing out anti-FTAA literature. This year he is on the StudentCouncil. Now he has been arr
rabble news September 12
Guy Caron | The death of Lee Kyung Hai, the president of the South Korea Federation of Farmers and Fishers who took his life by stabbing himself at the Farmers March on Wednesday, has profoundly affected the pro
September 12
Rod Mickleburgh | On the eve of opening North America's first safe-injection site for drug users, Vancouver City Council has now sanctioned the right of sex-trade businesses to operate from local residences. Mayor Lar
September 12
Gal Beckerman | Experiments in democratic media have been taking place all over the world in increasing numbers. New York City's Independent Media Center is just one piece of the rapidly expanding Indymedia movement
rabble news September 11
Guy Caron | Where are the Canadian media? Talking with media relations officers from some of the NGOs, we deduced that the whole Canadian media delegation consisted of six reporters. Six. France 2, the French pu
September 11
Pepe Escobar | American conservatives' pocket futurology is dead and buried. There has been no “end of history.” There has been no “death of ideology.” Instead, it's Medievalism all over again &
September 11
Danny Schechter | The Bush Administration's latest preemptive strike is a movie packaged to remake the historical record on the 9/11 attacks and reelect Bush at the same time. And guess what? Your Canadian tax dollars
September 11
Erik Baard | As American warfare has shifted from draftees to drones, science and the military in the U.S. have become inseparable. But some scientists are refusing to let their robots grow up to be killers. &#14
in their own words September 11
Carlos Torres | On September 11, 1973, the Presidential Palace of La Moneda in Santiago, Chile, was attacked by warplanes, and the democratically elected president, Salvador Allende, was killed. This military coup
rabble news September 10
Yves Engler | In continuing coverage of the World Trade Organization as it opens its meetings in Cancun, we look at free trade. Globalization means free trade, right? That's what we're told. Would it surprise you
September 10
Vince Morkri | A Nobel Peace Prize-winning group devoted to the worldwide abolition of antipersonnel land mines chided the United States for remaining a holdout to the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty. At the same time, the gr
September 9
Charles Cobb Jr. | African trade ministers and officials are approaching the fifth World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial talks that begin in Cancun, Mexico on Wednesday, with low expectations. An end to the agricu
rabble news September 9
Jim Lobe | With trade ministers from around the world gathering in Cancun, Mexico this week for a key round of negotiations under the World Trade Organization (WTO), labour unions are complaining loudly that w
September 8
Ewen MacAskill | Michael Meacher, who served as a minister for six years until three months ago, has gone further than any other mainstream British politician in blaming the Iraq war on a U.S. desire for domination o
September 8
John Feffer | For a brief moment the day after the delegates went home, North Korea told the truth about the talks — that they were a failed effort and probably a waste of time. Without any sign of compromise
modest proposal September 8
Stephen Kimber | Our God is a free market kind of God. How else to explain the reality that our Benevolent God of Gods chooses to smite, maim and otherwise do grave, sometimes even life-ending, bodily harm to those w
September 8
Jon Jeter | Brazil's militant Landless Peasants Movement says there are now 166,000 families in squatter camps across the country. Meanwhile, the government has only granted title to 6,000 of the 60,000 families
September 5
Nicole Itano | Rights groups say sexual assault is being used as a political weapon by the Zimbabwean government, engaged in a nearly three-year campaign of terror against political opponents. Evidence suggests the
September 5
Amy Goodman | The 20-year-old webmaster of a California-based site called <a href="http://raisethefist.com" target="_blank"> raisethefist.com</a> is to begin a year-long prison term today. He was charged with &#14
September 4
Matt Higgins | At age 65, Hunter S. Thompson is still fighting, still smoking and still churning out humorous and propulsive prose with his latest book, <i>Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child
September 4
John Bulloch | According to a recent Health Canada survey, one in four Canadians still think they can contract HIV/AIDS through kissing and mosquito bites. Nearly 20 per cent believe AIDS can be cured if treated ea
rabble news September 4
Yves Engler | Rising tuition costs combined with stagnating wages and inadequate loans and bursaries are becoming a serious obstacle to post-secondary education, especially for those from poor and working class fa
September 3
Robert J. Nebel | For his newest book, political satirist Al Franken employed a staff of Harvard University students, also known as &#147;Team Franken,&#148; to dig through stacks of commentary from right wingers. In
rabble interview September 3
Murray Dobbin | For thousands of activists in both the developed world and the third world, Cuba has been both an inspiration and an amazing example of a country that has actually withstood the extreme hostility of
September 3
Loolwa Khazzoom | Jews and Arabs are getting along peacefully in Israel. At least, that is, on the stages of hip hop concerts throughout the country, where male and female rappers of all ethnicities come to strut thei
September 2
George Monbiot | The wealthiest 5 per cent of the world's people now earn 114 times as much as the poorest 5 per cent. The 500 richest people on earth now own more than the combined annual incomes of the poorest half
September 2
Elaine Carey | Here's a shocker: poor people live in more polluted neighbourhoods and more of them die from lung disease, according to a study released today. The study, published in the <i>Canadian Medical Associa
rabble news September 2
Stan Hister | If the purpose of the recent feast organized by the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty was to make the well-heeled squirm, it wasn't much of asuccess. Of the Yorkville denizens who bothered topay atte
September 2
Matthew Riemer | Even if all of the U.S. military's goals are met, the old and ideological issues surrounding Iraq's fragmentation must still be overcome if Iraq is going to become an independent state capable of car
September 1
Alan Boyd | Western governments support Sam Rainsy to lead Cambodia into a new phase, one that could include World Trade Organization membership and badly needed investment capital. Now all the opposition leader

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