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1: United Future to oppose two Govt Bills

United Future New Zealand leader, Peter Dunne, today announced that the Parliamentary caucus has decided to oppose the Tertiary Education Reform Bill and the Television New Zealand Bill, currently being considered by Parliament.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00278.htm


2: UQ Wire: Secret Bush Iraq Regime Change Blueprint

A SECRET blueprint for US global domination reveals that President Bush and his cabinet were planning a premeditated attack on Iraq to secure 'regime change' even before he took power in January 2001.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00101.htm


3: UQ Wire: 911 - They Let It Happen On Purpose!

Imagine you wake up from a coma and you learn that 11 months ago, an "Attack on America" destroyed some significant buildings, killed 3,000 people and forced a war against terrorism. You switch on the news and see pictures of Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00068.htm


4: NewsFlash: Iraq Accepts UN Weapons Inspectors

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has just announced that Iraq has written to him saying it is willing to accept the return of weapons inspectors unconditionally.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00096.htm


5: Questions For Oral Answer - 17 September 2002

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Defence: Does he intend to continue to refuse comment on the activities of the New Zealand Special Air Service in Afghanistan following editorial comments in The Dominion Post today that "On such a vital subject ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00274.htm


6: Is A War Against Iraq A Real Possibility?

Unfortunately the US is on a determined course towards war that can only be stopped by a massive international movement of opposition.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00143.htm


7: What's next - sheep from Australia?

Green 'Buy Local' Spokesperson Mike Ward today said he was surprised to learn that large chunks of Lambton Quay were being repaved with bricks imported from Australia.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00269.htm


8: Could Iraq be the United Nations’ Finest Hour?

Over the past decade there have been serious questions raised as to the effectiveness of the United Nations when it comes to dealing with conflict. Situations such as Bosnia, Angola and Somalia have all indicated that the UN was struggling not only ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00094.htm


9: The Racist Cacophony

Racists in our midst? Without doubt Winston Peters has won first place in the ‘racist we all love to hate,’ category. No right thinking, liberal minded person would embrace his philosophies. Even his deputy, Peter Brown landed in hot water over his comments ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00091.htm


10: White House Statement On Iraq Weapons Inspections

As the President said, the UN Security Council needs to decide how to enforce its own resolutions, which the Iraqi regime has defied for more than a decade.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00159.htm


11: UnderNews: Regime Change Needed In US Media

As we move towards a broader war against Iraq - remember, the last one never ended - one thing is clear: there is a definite need for a regime change. . . in the American media.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00090.htm


12: UQ Wire: US Drillers Eye Huge Iraqi Petroleum Pool

A U.S.-led ouster of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein could open a bonanza for American oil companies long banished from Iraq, scuttling oil deals between Baghdad and Russia, France and other countries, and reshuffling world petroleum markets, according to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00100.htm


13: Iraq's decision: victory for peaceful int pressure

Iraq's decision to allow UN weapons inspectors back into the country is a victory for the use of peaceful international pressure, Green Party Defence spokesperson Keith Locke said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00272.htm


14: William Rivers Pitt: Murder for Profit

Some will tell you that the sudden, seemingly inexplicable rush to war with Iraq is nothing more or less than a ruse to get economic scandals off the front pages and out of the nightly news cycles. July was a catastrophically bad month for the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00097.htm


15: One small step for Cullen and Bollard

Rt Hon Winston Peters has described the new policy target agreement between the Reserve Bank Governor and the Government as a contract in semantics.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00268.htm


16: New Policy Targets Agreement - joint statement

The Finance Minister and the incoming Governor of the Reserve Bank today signed a new Policy Targets Agreement (PTA), which sets out specific targets for achieving and maintaining price stability.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00265.htm


17: New Deputy Chief Censor Appointed

Internal Affairs Minister, George Hawkins, today announced the appointment of Nicola McCully as the new Deputy Chief Censor at the Office of Film and Literature Classification.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00263.htm


18: Tinkering will not boost economic growth - Brash

The biggest danger in changing what was a perfectly satisfactory agreement on inflation control is that people may be fooled into thinking it will boost economic growth – and it will not, says National’s Finance spokesman, Don Brash.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00267.htm


19: ACT condemns new reserve bank target

Deliberately planning extra inflation is the government condoning a loss of income for savers and wage and salary earners, ACT leader Richard Prebble said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00270.htm


20: US Stance Vindicated by Iraqi Backdown

The unconditional acceptance by Iraq of United Nations weapons inspectors is a vindication of President Bush's strong and determined stance, ACT Deputy Leader and Foreign Affairs and Defence spokesman Ken Shirley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00273.htm


21: Richard Prebble's Letter From Wellington

Helen Clark is now among the world’s leading critics of President Bush’s call for action against Iraq. She even questions the legality of UN resolutions on Iraq, saying Saddam has been in defiance so long, the resolutions have lapsed. NZ is one of the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00260.htm


22: Bailey Junior was Hidden by Education Minister

ACT Education Spokesman Donna Awatere Huata today reiterated her call for the Government to allow the development of high-quality alternative education providers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00277.htm


23: A Teachable Moment in Debate Over American Values

Americans gathered together in small towns and large cities across the nation on Sept. 11 to remember and mourn the enormous loss of life and destruction wrought by last year's terrorist assaults on New York City and Washington, D.C. But while ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00098.htm


24: Stateside with Rosalea: The TV Duel

Midweek, a Yugoslavian work colleague went out of his way to tell me what a great team the Tall Blacks are, thus saving me from the conspiracy theory that had been forming in my mind since the previous weekend. Who can blame me for thinking that ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00087.htm


25: Web Site Data Undermines NZ’s Secret War

Green Party Foreign Affairs spokesperson Keith Locke has criticised the government for denying the public information about our SAS troops in Afghanistan that is readily available on the internet.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00240.htm


26: SRA Commentary: The War on Terror in Latin America

These days the attention of the world is on the Middle East and the imminent invasion of Iraq. This is understandable if only because it is such good theatre. President Bush’s speech to United Nations was a symbolic event redolent with meaning. Bush, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00099.htm


27: High Court action: Minister and Vacant Censor

High Court proceedings have been brought against the Hon. George Hawkins, Minister of Internal Affairs, regarding a three-year vacancy in a statutory appointment in the Censor’s Office that he is responsible for. The case, which was scheduled for ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00078.htm


28: Alexander disturbed at young killer sentences

United Future New Zealand’s law and order spokesman, Marc Alexander, said today he was deeply disturbed at the light sentences handed down to the teenage killers of pizza delivery man, Michael Choy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00266.htm


29: New Minister jumps to conclusions

New Conservation Minister, Chris Carter, should have done some fact-finding on the West Coast before bluntly dismissing plans to build a new Arnold River hydroelectric power scheme, says National’s Conservation spokesperson Shane Ardern. “Chris Carter ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00280.htm


30: Scoop Feedback: 911 And All That

In This Edition: A reply to Keith Rankin's "A Brief Reflection" - Getting Right Up Their Noses - The Real Y2k Bug - 911 And All That - Link: The Ballad of John O'Neill

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00092.htm

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