Michael Moore's triumph at Cannes got only grudging mentions in the US press. He has only a cult fol
Mark Almond finds that brand new homes in Kosovo lack water pipes and power points. Why?
Our rulers want us to believe that southern Iraq is stable. In fact, Britain is fighting a very secr
I rang to ask the Israel Defence Forces why they had destroyed houses in parts of Rafah. No houses h
''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.
High prices and poor technology are symptoms of a deeper malaise
We live, it is said, in a "nanny state" that constantly tries to regulate our lifestyles. This is almost the exact opposite of the truth. A nanny's first duty is to have a care for her charges' bodily health, ensuring good diet and frequent exercise.
If Europe venerated old cathedrals and Roman ruins, America's great monuments were its mountains and
Observations on computer games
A nation still living in the shadow of its colonial past and civil war leads the world when it comes
Urbanisation, TV and the growing employment of women have led to steeply falling birth rates, even i
Washington is at fever pitch over the torture revelations. Yet beyond the Beltway, many Americans ma
Television - Oliver Stone allows himself to be seduced by the Cuban dictator's smooth answers, write
We know about his economic policies. But where does the Chancellor stand on wars, Israel, schools, a
Robert Tait was merely a reporter trying to leave the Gaza Strip. Then he fell foul of Israel's secu
Observations on media
There's lots of ruin in a country, it is said. But only the IMF could turn one of Africa's wealthies
By providing food that averts a famine, charities protect dictators from the people's wrath. So is i
In the next few weeks, the US Supreme Court will decide if the Guantanamo Bay prisoners should be br
More Equal Than Others: America from Nixon to the new century
Godfrey Hodgson <em>Princeton Univer
US and British public opinion may be more shocked than most Iraqis by the pictures of prisoner abuse
The Dance of 17 Lives: the incredible true story of Tibet's 17th Karmapa
Mick Brown <em>Bloomsbury
Stephen Grey uncovers a secret global network of prisons and planes that allows the US to hand over
What the New Statesman and several of its commentators such as John Pilger and Ziauddin Sardar have said for the past two years is now being accepted across the political spectrum.
Plan of Attack
Bob Woodward <em>Simon & Schuster, 467pp, £18.99</em>
My mother, aged 19, sold her books to pay the fare to her first teaching job in the bush.
Observations on America and the environment
The Bush administration presents a hard face to the world on climate change. Yet, almost unnoticed on this side of the Atlantic, the US is undergoing seismic shifts of opinion.