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Wednesday 2 April 2003 April 2003
Brendan O’Neill
Friendly ire
Why death by friendly fire has become the big issue in Iraq.

Josie Appleton
Non-Accountable Organisations
Who gives international NGOs the right to try to run the war?

Austin Williams
Get on your bus
The message of the UK government's new transport policy: if the 'socially excluded' want to travel, they'd better have a good reason.

Jason Burton
Open source chic
Is open source software a powerhouse for innovation or a playground for geeks?

Thursday 3 April 2003
Stuart Derbyshire
Viral scares
The overblown panic about SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) makes this Asia-bound traveller sick.

Mischa Moselle
The SARS farce
Fear, not disease, has put Hong Kong in quarantine.

Mick Hume
It’s a propaganda war, but not as we know it
This war is more about projecting a self-image than pursuing a strategic interest.

Phil Mullan
Don’t blame it on the bombs
Why do Western economists keep mentioning the war?

Jeremy Hazlehurst
Crashing the war debate
Is anti-war hacking any substitute for argument?

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 3 April
Englanders are learning that not every continental coach with spectacles is a tactical genius.

Patrick West
Mock ye not
On transatlantic Puritanism, and Pink Floyd.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 3 April
Fat Girls and Feeders: an unpalatable documentary based on invented villains.

Friday 4 April 2003
Brendan O’Neill
Siege mentality
Coalition forces are 'storming towards Baghdad'. Just don't ask what they plan to do when they get there.

Monday 7 April 2003
Brendan O’Neill
Power trips
Do coalition forces want to take Baghdad, or to demonstrate that they can?

Tuesday 8 April 2003
Josie Appleton
Back to the UN, again
Can the United Nations reconstruct itself through rebuilding Iraq?

Stuart Derbyshire
Pandemic of precaution
Life must not stop because of SARS.

Jon Holbrook
Law - what is it good for?
The war on Iraq is not a matter for m'learned friends.

James Hurrell
Playing anti-war politics
The Madness of George Dubya: good pantomime, shame about the satire.

Wednesday 9 April 2003
Jennie Bristow
Working on parents
The UK government's new employment rights for parents could cause as many problems as they solve.

Mick Hume
Sad Dad
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Brendan O’Neill
Rewriting Basra
How did Britain's indecisive siege of Iraq's second city come to be seen as a brilliant military tactic?

Thursday 10 April 2003
Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 10 April
Halt the sermons about the pitfalls of football stardom and let Rooney savour his moment of glory.

Patrick West
Roots in the estuary
President George W Bush, that original Essex man.

Dolan Cummings
The mates game
Don't judge a man by the ethnic/sexual/religious mix of his friends.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 10 April
An Easter documentary suggests that Moses and St Paul were suffering from temporal lobe epilepsy.

Ray Crowley
Burger-lite
McDonalds' calorie-counting is the ruination of fast food.

Josie Appleton
Back to Baudrillard
The French philosopher's infamous assertion that the 1991 Gulf War 'did not take place' shines some light through the fog of Gulf War II.

Alex Gourevitch
Europe against Empire?
Scratch Chirac, and you find a Great Power trying to get out.

John Smith
London travel: what’s the plan?
The UK's capital lacks both the forethought and the political will to develop a decent transport infrastructure. An architect writes.

Josie Appleton
Back to Baudrillard
The French philosopher's infamous assertion that the 1991 Gulf War 'did not take place' shines some light through the fog of Gulf War II.

Friday 11 April 2003
Brendan O’Neill
The sorry state of Iraq
A corrosive war makes for a messy peace.

Peter Smith
Concorde and the mothballing of ambition
The problem isn't Concorde's retirement, but the fact that nothing even as good has been born since.

Monday 14 April 2003
Mick Hume
War in Iraq: a political stunt?
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Tuesday 15 April 2003
Brendan O’Neill
Searching for a mission, not just missiles
Why US forces are more desperate than ever to find Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction.

Jennie Bristow
The missing million
Whatever happened to the anti-war movement?

Josie Appleton
Villainous figures
In counting Saddam's atrocities, the coalition is employing some dodgy maths.

Thursday 17 April 2003
Josie Appleton
There is freedom - and there is 'Operation Iraqi Freedom'
Iraq is a mess because Iraqis played no part in their 'liberation'.

Josie Appleton
There is freedom - and there is ‘Operation Iraqi Freedom’
Iraq is a mess because Iraqis played no part in their 'liberation'.

Tana Dineen
Hearts, minds and missiles
Was the USA's 'Shock and Awe' campaign aimed at Iraqis, or the US public?

Ellie Lee
Debating ‘designer babies’
Personal reproductive choices should not be a matter for legal regulation.

Brendan O’Neill
Next stop Syria?
America's tough talk over Syria is a displacement activity, fuelled by uncertainty over Iraq.

Rob Lyons
Survivor stories
From Little Ali to Private Jessica Lynch: the cynical search for a victim to define the image of Gulf War II.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 17 April
England would benefit from losing a few more footballers to Spain or Italy.

Patrick West
In need of a Ruud awakening
The Champions League will founder because the teams don't hate each other enough.

Damian Byrne
Battle of the bottle
Ireland's PC politicians and pious pundits have declared war on booze.

Tessa Mayes
Courting celebrities
The Zeta Jones privacy case ends in confusion - and yet another restriction on free speech.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 17 April
War gets remade for TV.

Mark al Dulaimi
Regime changing
Western elites have never cared for democracy in Iraq.

Tuesday 22 April 2003
Jennie Bristow
The legacy of Macpherson
The British elite has twisted the Stephen Lawrence tragedy into a morality play for our times.

Mick Hume
Weapon of Moral Deliverance
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Philip Stott
The limits of ‘green’ power
Linking UK energy policy with 'climate control' is starting to warp the agenda for no predictable gain.

Alan Miller
Dreading the boards
From New York: experimental theatre that isn’t, and whatever happened to Chomsky?

Thursday 24 April 2003
Mick Hume
America’s identity crisis
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Mary Kate Dubuss
Pictures of ill-health
Canada's gruesome anti-smoking images have become a fashion accessory among American youth.

Brendan O’Neill
Shia confusion
Is Islamic fundamentalism taking over Iraq?

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 24 April
Coughs, sneezes and Major Fraud.

Josie Appleton
Iraq’s arbitrary administration
The problem with building an interim government.

Ray Crowley
Beastly zoos
A bank holiday guilt-trip to London Zoo.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 24 April
Sheffield United's outspoken manager should keep talking.

Patrick West
Taking the biscuit
Protestants want to eat their Papist bread and have it too.

Friday 25 April 2003
Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
Apocalypse from now on
SARS has become a blank screen on to which the world can project its fears.

Tuesday 29 April 2003
Jennie Bristow
Motherhood studies
What has spawned the concern about graduates' breeding habits?

Jon Holbrook
Defending the court of public opinion
English libel law is no way to resolve the conflict between Labour MP George Galloway and his accusers in the press.

Josie Appleton
Cultural diversity: different strokes
Does cultural diversity policy benefit the arts?

Ken McLaughlin
Registering distrust
It will take more than checklists and codes to restore public confidence in social workers.

Wednesday 30 April 2003
Brendan O’Neill
Northern Ireland’s war of words
Why the wording of an IRA statement brought political life to a standstill.

Alan Miller
SOS: Scaring Our Selves
If the SARS panic wasn't so dangerous, it might make for a funny TV show.

Alan Cork
Small world
Risk-aversion pursues the international conference circuit.

Todd Seavey
Tackling chemophobia
The need to face facts, and not pander to prejudice.


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