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Conflict Zones:

Sierra Leone:

A new truce but the government still controls only half the country

Participatory Democracy:

Much of the current uncertainty was caused because only some precincts in Florida use electronic vote-counting technology

A graphical description of US voter apathy

Clinton’s record

A backgrounder on Dick Cheney

World Affairs:

Exposing the US Constitution and other Illusions

The international community and the United Nations echo the Angola government’s talk of new-found stability

Should disputed areas in Florida be allowed to vote again? Cast your vote

Deploy And Forget, in the heart of darkness

Echelon Watch:

ILETS was founded by the FBI in 1993 and is comprised of: the US, Canada, Norway, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong (it is not known if Hong Kong is still particitpating) plus the 15 EU states

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology:

Potentially BSE-infected'' cattle feed was offloaded on nearly a dozen countries, including Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Thailand, Lebanon and Turkey

Rising panic about the safety of French beef

Officials in Geneva have announced an immediate ban on beef in the city's schools and nurseries

The British public was repeatedly reassured that it was safe to eat beef without always being told that this was because the potentially dangerous bits had been cut out (British Medical Journal)

Those who believe that "Yes, Prime Minister" was an accurate reflection of how government works will have their fears confirmed by the BSE report

Food giant Heinz-Wattie's is relaunching itself into the New Zealand organic food market

Public & Mental Health:

Two child-cancer specialists have made a formal complaint about alternative therapy provided to Liam Williams-Holloway

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