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   Le Monde diplomatique 
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                                October 2000
                                      
     
LEADER

The real price of the cheap euro

by IGNACIO RAMONET

           <http://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/en/2000/10/01leader>
     
                                         Translated by Malcolm Greenwood
     
     
OIL FOR FOOD: THE TRUE STORY

A debt of dishonour *

by ALAIN GRESH

     During the Gulf war in 1991 the US deliberately targeted Iraq's
     drinking water supply in violation of the Geneva convention on war
     crimes. The media have ignored recent research by a US academic
     which confirms a deliberate strategy to destroy the whole country.
     Ten years after the end of the conflict the Iraqi people are still
     paying for the intransigence of both the US and Saddam Hussein.
     Despite the recent direct flights from Moscow, Paris and Amman to
     Baghdad, flouting the embargo, there is no sign of Washington
     yielding any ground. On the contrary, the presidential election
     campaign has raised the odds. Meantime, the pillaging of Iraq
     continues, as shown by the work of the UN Compensation Commission -
     a secretive body which operates on a distinctly shaky legal basis
     and creams off a third of Iraq's oil revenue.
     
                                             Translated by Harry Forster
     
How the UNCC works

A.G.

           <http://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/en/2000/10/03iraquncc>
     
                                             Translated by Harry Forster
     
The unread reports

A. G.

           <http://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/en/2000/10/04iraqreports>
     
     
DOES THE NET SERVE ONLY THE GLOBAL MARKET?

The well-connected rich *

by SERGE HALIMI

     The demonstrations against the global economy - Seattle,
     Washington, Millau, Prague - seem tuned in to the internet. But the
     form of communication being promoted by "wired" protesters may have
     the effect of consolidating the existing power structure rather
     than overturning it. Once the craze for new technology has faded we
     may well find that the most effective - and most democratic - forms
     of mobilisation are not necessarily the most modern.
     
                                             Translated by Harry Forster
     
Wired to the counterculture

by PHILIPPE BRETON

           <http://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/en/2000/10/06internet>
     
                                                  Translated by Ed Emery
     
     
SERBS BOYCOTT THE KOSOVO POLLS

The other Yugoslavian election *

by JEAN-ARNAULT DERENS

     History was made in Yugoslavia with the fall of Slobodan Milosevic
     on 5 October. His successor, Vojislav Kostunica, has been hailed as
     a man the west can do business with. But he also a nationalist. So
     the world will be watching his handling of Kosovo, where the avid
     demand for independence is the only common thread among the various
     Albanian parties competing for power in local elections on 28
     October.
     
                                              Translated by Barry Smerin
     
     
CULT OF A DEAD DICTATOR

Ivory Coast democracy deferred *

by TIEMOKO COULIBALY

     Ivory Coast will elect a new president on 22 October. But the
     disqualification of the main opposition leader Alassane Ouattara -
     and other contestants - on the grounds that they do not fulfil the
     country's nationality requirements makes a mockery of the
     democratic process. This latest debacle shows to what extent Ivory
     Coast's political life has been affected by the legacy of
     HouphouŰt-Boigny.
     
                                            Translated by Barbara Wilson
     
Alienation in Abidjan

by PIERRE JANIN

           <http://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/en/2000/10/09abidjan>
     
                                            Translated by Barbara Wilson
     
     
AT THE END OF A SUMMER OF HATE

'You ought to show more courage'

by our special correspondent BRIGITTE P─TZOLD

           <http://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/en/2000/10/11eberswalde>
     
                                         Translated by Malcolm Greenwood
     
     
ECONOMIC WITH THE TRUTH

Repackaging the World Bank *

by NICOLAS GUILHOT

                                         Translated by Malcolm Greenwood
     
     
WHY DO WE ALL AGREE THE GLOBAL MARKET IS INEVITABLE?

'Do not forget ideas are also weapons'

by SUBCOMANDANTE MARCOS

           <http://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/en/2000/10/13marcos>
     
                                             Translated by Harry Forster
     
     
ABORIGINES FIGHT FOR THEIR CULTURE AND RIGHTS

Australia's forgotten dreamtime *

by MICH╚LE DECOUST

     An Australian athlete and Aborigine, Cathy Freeman, lit the flame
     for the Olympic Games held in Sydney from 15 September to
     1 October. Another Aborigine, the dancer Djakapurra, was the star
     of the opening ceremony. Yet in the history of Australia, revisited
     for the occasion, there was hardly a mention of the massacre of the
     native population that colonisation brought, of the brutal
     assimilation policies that followed, or the fate of the Aborigines
     in today's society.
     
                                        Translated by Derry Cook-Radmore
     
     
OLYMPIC SPORTSWOMEN

Golden, but still girls *

by CATHERINE LOUVEAU

     Is a woman free to choose which sport she goes in for? In western
     countries the question hardly arises: if women mainly take part in
     the graceful disciplines and avoid the manly sports, it is because
     they choose to. But is this just a social construct that
     perpetuates the assigning of roles?
     
                                        Translated by Derry Cook-Radmore
     
Olympic belles

           <http://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/en/2000/10/16womenbox>
     
     
THE TRUTH ABOUT THE 1953 COUP

Iran: the CIA plot that failed *

by MARK GASIOROWSKI

     On 19 March US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright acknowledged,
     for the first time, Washington's involvement in the murky coup that
     ousted Iranian prime minister Mohammad Mossadegh in 1953, changing
     the balance of forces in the Middle East. The New York Times has
     disclosed a CIA report detailing the part played by the US and UK
     secret services.
     
                                                Original text in English
     
Iran: the key dates

           <http://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/en/2000/10/18chronoiran>
     
   
   
   
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