August 20
James J. Cramer | Somehow, despite the silver platter of gloom, the Democrats have had limited luck in denting Dubya's remarkable popularity. But the Dems are going after Bush the wrong way on the economy, argues Jame
August 19
Anthony Shadid | Who'd have thought invading Iraq would bring people together? In a rare example of cooperation across Iraq's sectarian divide, a popular Sunni Muslim cleric has provided grassroots and financial supp
August 19
High Grader Staff | If you're looking for cheap, trashy drama, forget <i>Melrose Place</i>. Nothing is more twisted and insidious that the tireless backroom campaign to resurrect the Adams Mine deal. Located one town aw
August 19
Claudia De Simone | August 15th, the Acadian National Festival, calls for a huge celebration of music, friends, family and culture. A whole lot of red, white, blue and gold decorated the streets of downtown Moncton last
August 19
Robert Kuttner, Daniel Yergin and Larry Makovich | Two opinion pieces in the <i>New York Times</i> relate last week's power outage to deregulation of the energy industry. One argument, in support of deregulation, blames the failure on obstructionist
August 19
Mark Kurlansky | On August 12, 1968, a <i>New York Times</i> reporter wrote: &#147;For those under 30, Prague seems the right place to be this summer.&#148; But on August 20, 4,600 tanks and 165,000 Warsaw Pact soldi
August 18
Megan Rowling | Health problems are rampant at the Finca San Carlos banana plantation in Chinandega, Nicaragua. Specifically, workers are worried about dibromochloropropane (DBCP), a pesticide agent the U.S. banned
rabble news August 18
Susanne Shaw | Since 1865, the Salvation Army has championed the downtrodden and saved countless lives. Sally Ann is the largest social service network in Canada, after the Canadian government. No wonder it has bee
August 18
Charles Glass | Survival is a preoccupation in Syria, as much among the conservationists who lobby to defend ancient monuments as within the governing elite who seek to protect themselves. Everyone in Syria senses t
August 18
Gary Fineout | Florida's crime rate, as proudly hailed by Gov. Jeb Bush, is at a 30-year low. Yet seemingly inexplicably, the number of state prisoners has been rising sharply. The state has locked up over 33,000 i
in their own words August 15
Jane Kansas | On Wednesday of this week, <i>rabble</i> published a column under the headline &#147;Dear Holy Father.&#148; Some of our readers quickly recognized that much of the column was not original and that t
rabble news August 15
Claudia De Simone | On August 15, Acadians across the country, namely the Maritimes, will take to the streets for a noisy celebration of their progression as a people.
August 15
Ignacio Ramonet | The CAPPS system will check the identity of every traveller to the U.S. and colour-code them. If the visitor is Muslim or from the Middle East, a yellow &#147;doubtful&#148; code will be assigned aut
August 15
Fausto Bertinotti | The forces of the European left cannot depend on social democracy. The only possibility in the face of rightwing extremism is to provide an alternative: of peace against war and of a new model of soc
August 14
Suzanne Goldenberg | Faith Fippinger retired as a teacher for the blind and lived during the Iraq war in the grounds of an ageing Baghdad oil refinery. &#147;When I came back from Iraq I had a letter from the U.S. Treasu
August 14
babblers | People in dozens of cities &#151; including Toronto, Ottawa, New York and Detroit &#151; are stuck in subways, elevators, airports and traffic jams as the lights go out across the continent. Breaking
August 14
Max Rodenbeck | America's first 100 days in Iraq has been marked by multiple failures: a failure to articulate coherent goals, to invest in and build on initial Iraqi goodwill, to understand the nature of Iraqi suff
August 14
Brian Laghi, Kim Lunman and Campbell Clark | If a free vote were held today in the House of Commons, at least 126 MPs would vote against legalizing same-sex marriages. That leaves opponents only 25 votes short of the 151 needed to defeat the bi
in their own words August 14
Kurt Peacock | Frank Stronach of Magna wants you to be Prime Minister, and &#147;think out of the box&#148; while you're at it. Just don't expect to be a Prime Minister whose out-of-the-box thinking includes being
August 13
Amelia Gentleman | Ecosystems in France's rivers are at grave risk after the relaxation of environmental regulations. Nuclear plants were granted permission on Monday to pump their cooling water into nearby rivers at a
August 13
Hassina Suliman | Bigum may be a grandmother of six, but that has not stopped her throwing off her burqa to join a road construction gang in Kabul. She is proud of being given the opportunity to contribute to the reco
August 13
Nathan Guttman | The Phalcon radar system extends the range of the Indian air force and enables very long-range identification of targets. The U.S. is currently lobbying India for troops in Iraq and had previously be
rabble news August 13
Svend Robinson | The language of vilification and condemnation in the recent statement issued by the Vatican on the subject of same-sex marriage has angered and saddened one Member of Parliament. He urges leaders of
August 12
Elizabeth Mistry | The Zapatista councils will govern the municipalities under their control, settle land disputes and manage aid from numerous international charities. The EZLN will also withdraw their fighters from r
August 12
Andrea Simon | The Third Assembly of the Caribbean People will meet in Haiti from August 19 to 24. 600 delegates from across the Caribbean will come from social movements, farmers, working people, students and yout
August 12
Robin Perelle | Jim Deva, Vancouver's gay safety committee's co-founder, says that recent Davie Street gaybashings &#147;clearly point&#148; to a need for changes in how the police and the community handle violence
August 11
Gloria Galloway | Marijuana posession charges in Canada have doubled in the last decade &#151; from 23 178 in 1992 to 50 246 last year. Alan Young of York University says &#147;the numbers undercut completely&#148; th
August 11
Megan Rowling | 100 000 protesters rallied over the weekend on the rural Larzac plateau in France. Jose Bov
rabble news August 11
Duncan Cameron | Paul Martin has a new job as co-chair of a United Nations commission on international development and the private sector. &#147;The developed countries of the world are wealthy today, because they t
August 11
Daoud Kuttab | Sixteen for Palestinians, especially those living in East Jerusalem, is not much fun. It is the age that they are supposed to start carrying the dreaded identification card and in turn the soldiers (

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