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Israel Boycott Movement Gains Momentum
RAMALLAH - "Standing United with the People of Gaza" is the theme of this week's Israel Apartheid Week (IAW), which kicked off in Toronto and another 39 cities across the globe Sunday. A movement to boycott Israeli goods, culture and academic institutions is gaining momentum as Geneva prepares to...
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Anthropologist's Death Highlights Questionable Role of Social Science in War
In a hostile corner of southern Afghanistan, an American platoon fanned out around a market, forming a protective circle around a petite woman with a notebook. Paula Loyd, a Wellesley-educated researcher, began interviewing villagers about the price of cooking fuel - a key indicator of whether...
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The War Against Water Bottles
There's a growing chorus of opposition to the plastc waste these vessels generate
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Can Labor Revive the American Dream?
The financial markets are in tatters, consumer spending is anemic and the recession continues to deepen, but corporate America is keeping its eyes on the prize: crushing organized labor. The Center for Union Facts, a business front group, has taken out full-page ads in newspapers linking SEIU...
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Don't Fix The Economy - Change It
Sticking with the model that is driving us toward ecological catastrophe will eventually kill us
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Climate Change: 'Things Happen Much Faster in the Arctic'
QUEBEC CITY, Canada - In just a few summers from now, the Arctic Ocean will lose its protective cover of ice for the first time in a million years, according to some experts attending the International Arctic Change conference here. A summer ice-free Arctic wasn't due for another 50 to 70 years...
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Canada's PM Tries to Head Off Bid to Topple Him
OTTAWA - Canada's prime minister was expected to try Thursday to suspend parliament in an unprecedented effort to delay a vote that could bring down the new government because of dissatisfaction over its handling of the economy. Stephen Harper set a morning meeting with the unelected representative...
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Outside Agitator: Naomi Klein and the New New Left
The marquee outside the Bloor Cinema, in Toronto, advertised "The Last Mistress" at four, "Naomi Klein-the Shock Doctrine" at seven, and "Little Shop of Horrors" at nine-thirty. It was a warmish night. The falafel shop next door was doing a brisk business. A line of people holding tickets to the...
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The Impact of the 'Battle In Seattle'
Nine years after the World Trade Organization came to Seattle, a new feature film sets out to dramatize the historic protests that the institution's meetings provoked. The issue that Battle in Seattle filmmaker Stuart Townsend seeks to raise, as he recently stated, is "[what it takes] to create...
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The Wreckage of Harper-Bush Policies
Stephen Harper may not have known that his 2003 speech urging Canada to join the war on Iraq had been plagiarized from then-Aussie Prime Minister John Howard. But he did wholeheartedly agree with its contents. Like Howard, Harper stood four-square with George W. Bush on Iraq, as he has since on a...
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