On the political agenda
By James Crabtree - 31 May 13:00

Technology policy in an election year? Don't hold your breath. And anyway, President Bush is no techno-phile. His most coherent thought on the network society came during the 2000 race.

That was the vote. Now for the real election
By George Monbiot - 31 May 13:00

In India, the world's largest democracy, democracy has been prohibited. The owners of property have

Traffic must flow, on pain of death
By Mark Lynas - 31 May 13:00

Observations on Swiss police

A housing boom with no buyers
By Mark Almond - 31 May 13:00

Mark Almond finds that brand new homes in Kosovo lack water pipes and power points. Why?

Why you don't hear about our brave boys
By Stephen Grey - 31 May 13:00

Our rulers want us to believe that southern Iraq is stable. In fact, Britain is fighting a very secr

America - Andrew Stephen on Michael Moore's low US profile
By Andrew Stephen - 31 May 13:00

Michael Moore's triumph at Cannes got only grudging mentions in the US press. He has only a cult fol

The president wiggles his hips in Detroit
By Alec Russell - 31 May 13:00

''Dubbya, Dubbya, Dubbya." It was 8.30pm at a stadium on the edge of Detroit, and on the giant central podium an increasingly pink-cheeked Candice Miller, a Republican congresswoman, was doing her best to warm up the crowd. It was not easy going.

Another fake
By John Pilger - 31 May 13:00

Shareholders wanted the Mirror editor out long before the allegedly bogus photos. Does anyone care t

Americans get a raw deal
By Mark Bearn - 31 May 13:00

High prices and poor technology are symptoms of a deeper malaise

World view - Lindsey Hilsum questions the Israelis about Rafah
By Lindsey Hilsum - 31 May 13:00

I rang to ask the Israel Defence Forces why they had destroyed houses in parts of Rafah. No houses h

The rape of the wilderness
By Tristram Hunt - 31 May 13:00

If Europe venerated old cathedrals and Roman ruins, America's great monuments were its mountains and

Billionaires? Who cares?
By Viv Groskop - 31 May 13:00

Observations on Russia

Big in South Korea
By Anthony Townsend - 31 May 13:00

A nation still living in the shadow of its colonial past and civil war leads the world when it comes

World view - Michela Wrong has mixed feelings about charity
By Michela Wrong - 24 May 13:00

By providing food that averts a famine, charities protect dictators from the people's wrath. So is i

Can judges restore America's honour?
By Nick Cohen - 24 May 13:00

In the next few weeks, the US Supreme Court will decide if the Guantanamo Bay prisoners should be br

Elegy for the US
By Mark Bearn - 24 May 13:00

More Equal Than Others: America from Nixon to the new century

Godfrey Hodgson <em>Princeton Univer

The pro-war camp is struck dumb
By Andrew Stephen - 24 May 13:00

Washington is at fever pitch over the torture revelations. Yet beyond the Beltway, many Americans ma

Andrew Billen - Slave to the people
By Andrew Billen - 24 May 13:00

Television - Oliver Stone allows himself to be seduced by the Cuban dictator's smooth answers, write

What Brown would do in No 10
By John Kampfner - 24 May 13:00

We know about his economic policies. But where does the Chancellor stand on wars, Israel, schools, a

Close encounter with Shin Bet
By Robert Tait - 24 May 13:00

Robert Tait was merely a reporter trying to leave the Gaza Strip. Then he fell foul of Israel's secu

A conspiracy of the rich
By Barbara Gunnell - 24 May 13:00

There's lots of ruin in a country, it is said. But only the IMF could turn one of Africa's wealthies

Kyoto prospects 1: Russia
By Tom Burke - 17 May 13:00

The Prime Minister called climate change "the most important issue that we face as a global community", in a recent speech. But what really caught the attention of journalists was his deliberate dropping of the word "environment" from his prepared text.

John Pilger pays tribute to his mother
By John Pilger - 17 May 13:00

My mother, aged 19, sold her books to pay the fare to her first teaching job in the bush. The curren

Sport - Jason Cowley predicts cricket will die in Zimbabwe
By Jason Cowley - 17 May 13:00

Cricket in Zimbabwe has no future because it is almost wholly a white game

NS Essay - Global warming: is it already too late?
By Mark Lynas - 17 May 13:00

A forthcoming film that shows New York drowning may be based on dodgy science. But as the world gets

America - Andrew Stephen on why Bush can't let Rumsfeld go
By Andrew Stephen - 17 May 13:00

Donald Rumsfeld and Vice-President Cheney appear a sorry twosome, unable to grasp unpalatable realit

Spiritual struggle
By Isabel Hilton - 17 May 13:00

The Dance of 17 Lives: the incredible true story of Tibet's 17th Karmapa

Mick Brown <em>Bloomsbury

America's gulag
By Stephen Grey - 17 May 13:00

Stephen Grey uncovers a secret global network of prisons and planes that allows the US to hand over

World view - Lindsey Hilsum considers the power of pictures
By Lindsey Hilsum - 17 May 13:00

US and British public opinion may be more shocked than most Iraqis by the pictures of prisoner abuse

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