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'The Kite Runner' Critiqued: New Orientalism Goes to the Big Screen
While The Kite Runner movie is now captivating audiences throughout the country-much as the book did four years ago-with its enthralling tale of "family, forgiveness, and friendship" and the promise that indeed "there is a way to be good again," very little has been written critiquing this work and...
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Zapatista Code Red
It is high season for "Zapatourism", the industry of international travellers that has sprung up around the indigenous uprising here
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The Déjà Vu of No Accountability
In the wake of the Vietnam War, none of those responsible for the lies and mistakes that took us to Southeast Asia and kept us mired in that conflict for more than a decade was held accountable in any way. To us - three former U.S. Army captains who served in the Iraq war - it is clear that not...
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Pakistan's Emergency Rule Lifted, But GEO TV Still Banned
With only three weeks left until elections on January 8, Pakistan's President Musharraf is trying to set the stage for free and fair elections by lifting the Emergency Rule he had imposed on November 3. While declared in the name of the war on terror, the 42-day Emergency Rule was used to...
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Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech
Speech by Al Gore on the acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize December 10, 2007 Oslo, Norway Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Honorable members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen. I have a purpose here today. It is a purpose I have tried to serve for many...
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Carbon-Taxing the Rich
The Bali summit: Countries generating emissions must pay the cost, and the fairest and simplest way of forcing them to do so is through tax
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Top Candidates Wrong on Iran
The National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iran released earlier this week should come as welcome information to all who support peace and stability in the Middle East. The report has determined with a high degree of confidence that Iran gave up an active nuclear weapons program in 2003 and that...
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World Social Forum and World Economic Forum - A Bridge Too Far?
'Corporate actors have a moral responsibility, in our view, to conduct their business in such a way as to really minimixe environmental damage, especially in view of climate change'
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Imran Khan's Message to UK: 'My Life Is In Danger' News
Imran Khan's Message to UK: 'My Life Is In Danger'
Imran Khan, the Pakistani opposition leader and former cricketer, was arrested yesterday, less than 48 hours after sending a desperate text message to his solicitor saying that he feared for his life. Mr Khan had emerged after 11 days in hiding, having gone on the run to escape arrest in the...
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Chiquita Sued In NY Over Killings In Colombia
NEW YORK - The largest U.S. lawsuit to date against top banana producer Chiquita Brands International was filed on Wednesday, claiming the company funded and armed a Colombian paramilitary organization accused of killing banana growers. The civil lawsuit seeks a total of $7.86 billion on behalf of...
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