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Sisters Deplore Butt-Hugging Fabrics
Sludge Report: Hip Pocket Protest
Eco Economy: Banking Reform Letter to Dominion
Upton On Line: Exotic Flowerings
This Week’s Select Committee Business
Olympics Opinion: Disillusioned In Sydney
Saving The Whales
NZ Wins Bronze For Cleanliness - Pipped By Finland And Denmark
Arrest & Suspensions Highlight Need For Cannabis Review
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Sisters Deplore Butt-Hugging Fabrics

- “The Corrective Party are shocked, disgusted, horrified, outraged, degraded, stapled, folded and spindled by the LEWD spectacle of PUMPING BUTTOCKS and LUST-INDUCING LYCRA that stimulates UNTOWARD thoughts in watchers!!!” See... Correctives: Stop This Lewd Lycra Display NOW!!! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00077.htm


Sludge Report: Hip Pocket Protest

- For all their success in mounting another big, internationally noticed protest at an international corporate gathering, the anti-WTO etc protesters in Melbourne - particularly those with an environmental agenda - should be looking with both envy and apprehension at the protests against high fuel prices in Europe. See... Sludge #29 – If It Looks Like A Dog, Barks Like... [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00087.htm


Eco Economy: Banking Reform Letter to Dominion

- If more trade is the answer, what was the question? Worldwide trade has increased sixteen times since the Second World War but we have still not solved the problem of the prosperity of all trading nations. See... Eco-Economy: Banking Reform Letter to Dominion [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00089.htm


Upton On Line: Exotic Flowerings

- Now that a 42 cent dollar has become normal and post-colonial theory part of every day conversation, we can turn our attention to other exotic flowerings that the Wellington hothouse has been nurturing. See... Upton-on-line September 15th [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00259.htm


This Week’s Select Committee Business

- Select Committee Business From 8 September to 15 September 2000 Committee meetings There were 20 committee meetings, with all but the Education and Science subcommittee meeting in the parliamentary complex. See... Select Committee Business 8 September to 15 Sep [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00260.htm


Olympics Opinion: Disillusioned In Sydney

- There is a delicious irony in the fact that the same Sydney Local Council which some time ago met with all the others and agreed, at the next Spring planting, to rip up and replant all their flower beds in the Olympic colours is now planning to evict squatters from within view of SOCOG headquarters. See... Guest Opinion: On Not BelievingThe Hype [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00085.htm


Saving The Whales

- The Minister of Conservation Hon Sandra Lee says a United States ban against Japan over its expanded hunt against whales is “understandable,” while Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons is urging the Government to follow the lead of the United States and ban Japanese fishing boats from New Zealand waters in response to Japan's expanded whaling effort. See... US Ban Against Japan Over Whaling "Understandable" [1] and NZ Should Look Closer To Home On Whaling - Greens [2] . See also ... President Clinton Memo On Saving The Whales [3] , US takes first step toward sanctions against Japan - Greenpeace [4] and WWF Applauds Decision By Clinton Administration [5] Howard’s End: Business Meets Government - The Prime Minister has invited key business leaders to an October forum with government ministers to build “working partnerships between stake holders and government.” Time to again lock-up the nation's silver? John Howard writes. See... Howard's End: Lock Up The Silver! [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00255.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00252.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00141.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00134.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00137.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00084.htm


NZ Wins Bronze For Cleanliness - Pipped By Finland And Denmark

- New Zealand has been declared the third cleanest country by the Transparency International in terms of corruption. See... NZ in Top 3 Clean in Corruption Countries [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00086.htm


Arrest & Suspensions Highlight Need For Cannabis Review

- The National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) today pointed to the latest figures for cannabis arrests and school punishments for proof that an inquiry into the legal status of cannabis is urgently needed, While United Leader Peter Dunne says he has no confidence the Health Select Committee can carry out a proper examination of cannabis laws. See... Latest Figures Show Why Cannabis Inquiry Needed [1] and United: No Confidence In Cannabis Review [2] MORE Health Select Committee Initiates Cannabis Inquiry [3] - NORML - . NORML New Zealand: Cannabis News Network [4] - CCLR -. Coalition Calls For Moratorium On Cannabis Arrests [5] - ALCP - 1994 Helen Clark Speech On Cannabis - ALCP [6] - GREENS - Greens Welcome Cannabis Inquiry [7] - NICK SMITH - Drugs Already Affecting Education [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00074.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00256.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00228.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00069.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00066.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00064.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00210.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00223.htm


Scoop World: New HIV Research

- Eminent world scientists from both sides of the AIDS debate have been mandated by the Mbeki AIDS panel to undertake historic experiments to attempt to purify, or isolate, the HIV virus; and also examine the current HIV testing methodologies. See... Suspend All HIV Testing - Mbeki Expert Panel [1] and Aids: Judgement Day On The 13th [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00142.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00140.htm


MORE INTERNATIONAL NEWS

-AUSTRALIA - Upgrade for Two More Subs [1] - FIJI - Broadcaster Warned By Military [2] - EAST TIMOR - CNRT/Congresso Nacional Presidency [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00139.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00144.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00143.htm


Scoop World: Global Warming Loopholes

- Lyon, France – As two weeks of UN talks on climate change neared a close, proposals tabled by the United States, Japan, Australia and Canada could allow industrialized nations to significantly increase their emissions of global warming gases, according. See... Kyoto Global Warming Treaty Loopholes [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00138.htm


OLYMPICS INDYMEDIA LINKS

- Unolympics [1] - IMC [2] - SAM [3] - Rattle [4] - Anti-Media [5] - Real [6] - Silly [7] - Chaser [8]

[1] - http://www.unolympics.com/
[2] - http://sydney.indymedia.org/
[3] - http://www.samcentre.org/
[4] - http://www.rattlethecage.com/
[5] - http://www.antimedia.net/
[6] - http://realgames.org
[7] - http://www.silly2000.com
[8] - http://www.chaser.com.au

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