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Put this Canadian duo on your Christmas list

Review Tegan and Sara, If It Was You, (Vapor Records), 2002 I’m on a mission. It’s a one-woman campaign to tell the world about two women, musicians Tegan and Sara. You’ve probably never heard them or even heard of them.

Chicagoans speak out against war with Iraq

CHICAGO – As the “hawk” whipped around the corners of the Federal Plaza here in the Windy City, nipping at toes and noses alike, Dorothy Friezen held an anti-war sign at the building’s entrance as workers and demonstrators went inside. “I value life, everyone’s life, on this planet,” she said. She and hundreds of others were moved to take a stand against war with Iraq.

Berrigan funeral procession a march for peace

BALTIMORE – A bagpiper played “Amazing Grace” as 800 mourners marched through snowy west Baltimore Dec. 9, following a pick-up truck carrying a pine coffin with the remains of Phil Berrigan, a “warrior for peace.” He died at his home, Dec. 6, at age 79.

Toronto International Film Festival 2002 Part 4

Progressive Cinema Have you ever seen a good film from Iraq? They make them, but they are seldom shown in the West. We could certainly learn a lot more about that country if these films were made available to us.

Want to buy the Golden Gate Bridge?

An article in The New York Times Nov. 29 informs us that the agency that manages the Golden Gate Bridge is considering soliciting donations from users of the bridge to help pay for its upkeep. Other goofy fund-raising gimmicks are also being considered. This comes just after a toll increase, in September, from $3 to $5.

Another modest proposal

You know, Resident Bush is absolutely right when he says that weapons of mass destruction threaten the world.

Fort Benning freedom riders take on terror

Opinion Justice often, Finds its tongue, In the outrage, Of the young Our vans are now one hour on the road, with 20 more to go. We’re headed home from Fort Benning, Ga., a convoy of two radio-connected Fairfield University vehicles, toting 14 students, staff and fellow travelers. We’ll drive all night, rotating drivers, navigators and sleepers. The politics here is decidedly pro-Jesuit and anti-School of the Americas (SOA).

Strom Thurmond: Relic of past overstayed his welcome

What would you say about a man who once ran for president on a platform promising to end “social intermingling of the races”?

Rule of the pirates, the $ 200 billion payday exposing Bush, Cheney and Halliburton

The figure had been bouncing around think tanks and Capitol Hill for months, and on Dec. 1 made the front page of The Washington Post: Bush’s invasion and occupation of Iraq will cost the American taxpayer between $100 and $200 billion.

Campaign finance reform a flop

Commentary The McCain-Feingold Election Finance Reform bill that underwent so much debate in Congress has continued its controversial status since becoming law, Nov. 6, the day after the elections. The law, although taking steps towards substantial reform, fails to fulfill its mandate, according to reformers.

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