Analysis and Articles
Ingrid HEIN, 13 January 2003
Martha HARNECKER, 8 January 2003
We think that in the text we provide below we can understand why the Venezuelan leader is so optimistic despite the betrayal of a meaningful number of members of the high ranks within the Armed Forces.
18 December 2002
In the past few weeks Venezuela has been under threat of a Bush/oil/Miami mafia inspired coup – or now, since the government seems to have overcome the threat of a coup, the real danger is that of a US/OAS (Organisation of American States) “democratic” intervention. Since Monday 2 December an (...)
Ingrid HEIN, 16 December 2002
Capoeira is a combination of martial art, dance, and rhythm of body and spirit. Originally, it was developed by slaves in Brazil in the 17th century, in order to disguise their training for fighting as a dance. In the past decade, it has been making its way into North merica, enticing (...)
Roger BURBACH, 13 December 2002
Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, the incoming president of Brazil, is demonstrating an uncanny ability to move forward a progressive agenda while keeping his conservative antagonists at bay. This was clearly demonstrated in his meeting with George W. Bush in Washington on December 10.
Homes not Bombs, 12 December 2002
U.N inspectors have enjoyed unfettered access to a range of Iraqi sites this month, right down to the innards of refrigerators in Saddam Hussein’s palaces. But a group of Canadians who attempted to inspect military manufacturer Wescam, which may well be linked to gross violations of international and moral law, barely got 20 feet onto the property before they were hauled away in handcuffs and charged with trespassing on Dec. 10.
10 December 2002
By Marwan Muasher Foreign Minister of Jordan The security and humanitarian situation in the West Bank, Gaza and Israel has never been worse. The current year has witnessed a total breakdown of trust between the two sides, with an alarming hardening, indeed radicalization, of positions in both (...)
27 November 2002
As Brazilian revellers come down from the thrill of Lula’s victory and face the tough challenges ahead, the Workers’ Party’s example is starting to change the way we do democracy here in Canada. For his part, Lula has to square his military and IMF compromises with his promises of reforms for the (...)
15 November 2002
"I’ve been an activist for thirty-five years now, and this is the first time I’ve been threatened with legal action for speaking on a panel. It is hard to believe that Concordia University rector Frederick Lowy will be able to get an injunction to stop me and two Members of Parliament from (...)
8 February 1996
Military Role in Relocation Efforts Should Be Minimized (New York, February 7, 2005) The Indonesian government’s plan in Aceh to register and relocate more than 100,000 people displaced by the tsunami to semi-permanent camps threatens their right to return home, Human Rights Watch and Human (...)