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Scum at the Top - Australia's Journal of Political Character Assassination

Four Corners "Ocean View" (7/7/2003)
The rush is on for a beachside lifestyle...but in the drive for a sea-change are we in danger of loving our beaches to death?

Blogland's man of the people
The Web has found its candidate for president, and his name is Howard Dean.

By Farhad Manjoo
July 3, 2003

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Patriot games

Duncan Campbell explains how one Californian city has demonstrated its strong opposition to extended federal anti-terror powers

Tuesday July 8, 2003

When Dave Meserve, a builder and local council member in the small northern Californian city of Arcata, cycles around the area, many locals give him the thumbs-up, he says.

Arcata is the first city in the US to pass an ordinance instructing its employees, including its police chief, not to "officially assist or voluntarily co-operate" with federal investigators who try to enforce the country's Patriot Act (The Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act).

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