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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
US Will Attack Iraq Irrespective of UN Outcome
John Paul II Keeps Faith And Hope Alive
Bernard Weiner: War On Iraq Will Be War Crime
Uptononline (Diaspora Edition)
The Faces Of The Intended Victims Of US Bombing
Reader Opinion: A Kiwi Expat Writes From America
Bush And Blair – The World's Newest Genocidal Maniacs
Statesidewith Rosalea: Happy St Patrick's Day Down There!
Photo Essay: The Iraq War Aid Effort Begins
Who Is More Like Hitler, Saddam Or George?
Babylon Express: Dangerous Men Who Speak Alike
Satire: $30 Billion Is A Lot Of Cake
Jason Leopold: Bush Jr. Picks Up Where Bush Sr. Fell Down
Kidd Millennium: The Baddest Of Bad Movies
Kaminsky: Lessons Found In Chinese Views Of America
Scoop Panoramic Image: A New Day Dawns
Protesting For Peace In D.C.
Firas Al-Atraqchi: Misquoting The US Diplomatic Bulldozer
Dennis Hans: Wisdom Absent From Presidential Gut
William Rivers Pitt: Will The Real Tony Blair Stand Up!
Supercomputer Weather: Invasion Forecast – Damn Hot!
Daily Katya Rivas's Passion

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Beware Of Deadly Mystery Flu
Twiddling Thumbs Over Iraq Not Right: Greens
United Wants Urgent Debate on Iraq
Iraq MUST Be Debated in Parliament
PM Must Rule Out Material Support For War
Anti-War Protests: What’s On
Two Kiwi Nurses Off To Iraq
NZ Sends $20,000 Extra To Nuke Agency
Picketing the PM
Mental Health Crisis Threatens Lives
MPs Consciences Pricked On Prostitution Bill
Browlee’s Living In The Past
Franks Questions Prison Service Perceptions
Advisory: Swain To Open North Shore Busway
Sutton Needs To Focus On Trade: ACT
Wacko Jacko Tops Charter Irony List
Sensible Roading Policy Called For
Baldock Likes PM’s Roading Plan
Mental Health Care In Crisis
Maharey Meets Private Retirement Income Reps
Preb’s Letter From Wellington
Bluff Will Halve Oyster Catch
Forestry Industry In Jeopardy: Nats
Sea Week Celebrations
Govt Must Tighten Biosecurity Net
NZers Uneasy Over Looming Energy Crisis
Airports Need Security Review
TVNZ Ratings Flop Due To Charter
Why Did Ministers Not Veto Taleban Speech?
Mental Health Funding Discrepancies Drive Crisis
Business Watchdogs Sap Market Confidence
Demented Mutts Descend on Welly
Ngawha Group Doesn’t Like Robson
Is Info Being Withheld From Biotech Conference?
ACC’s Confidentiality Causes Concerns

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US Will Attack Iraq Irrespective of UN Outcome

- USA, UK, Spain War Summit Has met in the Azores Portugal. There it has declared that Monday March 17 EST is the "Moment of truth for the world". If the UN does not back a USA-led war against Iraq, it will attack anyway. See... Around the World Wires: Scoop News In Briefs [1] - Atlantic Summit Communiqués - Summit: A Vision For Iraq And The Iraqi People [2] and Summit: Commitment To Trans-Atlantic Solidarity [3] - Press Conference Transcript - Monday "Moment of Truth" for World on Iraq [4] REACTION:- Iraq - Iraq Determined To Defend Its Country [5] - NZ Green Party - Greens urge Clark not to wait for 'miracle' [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00119.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00219.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00218.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00217.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00214.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00273.htm


John Paul II Keeps Faith And Hope Alive

- John Paul II called Saddam Hussein's attention to the grave duties of his regime and reminded the U.N. Security Council members that "there is still room for peace." See... Pope Says There Is Still Room for Peace in Iraq [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00229.htm


Bernard Weiner: War On Iraq Will Be War Crime

- Dear George W. Bush, Congratulations! With your decision to bomb and invade Iraq, you are about to make yourself both an enemy of the state and an international war-criminal. See... Open Letter to Bush: You Are Disgracing America [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00132.htm


Uptononline (Diaspora Edition)

- In this issue: A contrarian French view on Iraq from Bernard Kouchner; taking culinary standards seriously or Life and Death in the French Kitchen; some extracts from upton-on-line's address to the recent Knowledge Wave Conference in Auckland: keeping New Zealand's tent flaps open and a call for a re-think on how we teach history; and finally a note on plans to manufacture leaders. See... Uptononline (Diaspora Edition) - 16 March 2003 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00128.htm


The Faces Of The Intended Victims Of US Bombing

- As a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and a Vietnam veteran, I have some understanding of the potential consequences of the air war we are about to unleash on Iraq as a prelude to an invasion by U.S. troops. The Pentagon will refer to the innocent victims of this assault as "collateral damage," but I've seen their faces, and I think they should have another name. One that occurs to me is "children," since half the population of Iraq is under 18 years old. See... Friends Journal: The Faces Of Collateral Damage [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00127.htm


Reader Opinion: A Kiwi Expat Writes From America

- I believe that this is the first time that the elite that rule our supposedly democratic nations have taken it upon themselves so openly to manufacture consent for starting a war that will enrich them and impoverish the nations that they rule. See... Scoop Reader Opinion: Hello From America [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00125.htm


Bush And Blair – The World's Newest Genocidal Maniacs

- What George W. Bush and Tony Blair are planning is the greatest act of human slaughter since Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge orchestrated the Cambodian genocide in the mid 1970s. See... Marc Ash: Massive Human Slaughter [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00124.htm


Statesidewith Rosalea: Happy St Patrick's Day Down There!

- Heaven only knows we won't get a chance to celebrate it here tomorrow, seeing as that seems to be the day set for the invasion of Iraq. See... Stateside with Rosalea: Faith and gomorrah [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00123.htm


Photo Essay: The Iraq War Aid Effort Begins

- From James Addis in Amman, Jordan - An airlift of relief supplies concluded successfully today when a World Vision chartered Ilyushin heavy transport plane landed at Amman's Queen Alia international airport. See... Photo-Essay: Preparing For 600,000 Iraqi Refugees [1] and Relief flight lands ahead of deadline [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00122.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00112.htm


Who Is More Like Hitler, Saddam Or George?

The 70th anniversary wasn't noticed in the United States, and was barely reported in the corporate media. But the Germans remembered well that fateful day seventy years ago - February 27, 1933. See... When Democracy Failed: The Warnings of History [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00126.htm


Babylon Express: Dangerous Men Who Speak Alike

- "If there is a person, then there is a problem. If there is no person, then there is no problem." - Saddam Hussein - "Many others have met different fates. Let's put it this way: They are no longer a problem to the United States and our friends and allies." - George W. Bush. See... Bush & Saddam In Speech-Notes Swap Scandal [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00121.htm


Satire: $30 Billion Is A Lot Of Cake

- In a stunning development, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein today offered to attack himself in exchange for $30 billion from the U.S. government. See... Saddam: For $30 Billion, I Will Attack Myself [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00131.htm


Jason Leopold: Bush Jr. Picks Up Where Bush Sr. Fell Down

- President Bush started beating the war drums Saturday in an attempt to win support for a war that many people here and throughout the world believe is unjustified. In his weekly radio address Saturday, Bush dug deep into the past; reminding the public that last weekend marked the 15-year anniversary of the poison gas attack on the Kurdish village of Halabja by Iraq’s President Saddam Hussein. See... Jason Leopold: Bush Familial Hypocrisy [1] and President's Radio Address - Halabja Chem. Attack [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00130.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00226.htm


Kidd Millennium: The Baddest Of Bad Movies

- At a recent economic forum, President Bush rejected potential concessions made to Iraq as “a rerun of a bad movie” that he is not interested in watching. However, perhaps answers to his geopolitical dilemma lie in the film industry, even though our fearless leader might object to the analogy. See... Kidd Millennium: Rerun Of A Bad Movie [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00129.htm


Kaminsky: Lessons Found In Chinese Views Of America

- We are not who we think we are, or claim to be. We are what others say we are, which is why in courts and schools and businesses, we don't accept what people claim about themselves; we ask witnesses, teachers and references. We are who others say we are. See... John Kaminski: We Are As Others See Us [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00120.htm


Scoop Panoramic Image: A New Day Dawns

- A panoramic view from Johnstone's Hill of Wellington at Dawn this morning. In the foreground you can see the suburb of Karori where Scoop is headquartered.. See... Scoop Image: Scoop And Its Environs At Dawn [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00118.htm


Protesting For Peace In D.C.

- Today an estimated 45,000 (police estimate) gathered around the Washington Monument on the Mall, protesting the injustice of a war on Iraq and its civilians, as well as the unilateral process the Bush Administration and its few allies are engaging in. See... Tens of Thousands Converge in DC for Peace – Again [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00117.htm


Firas Al-Atraqchi: Misquoting The US Diplomatic Bulldozer

The catch phrases 'last ditch effort for diplomacy', 'going the extra mile for diplomacy', and 'nobody wants a war' have been regurgitated time and again by the media to lend a compassionate, psychologically balanced, and moral face to the impending war on Iraq. See... Firas Al-Atraqchi: Diplomacy? What Diplomacy? [1] and Firas Al-Atraqchi: Ooops... That Evidence Was Fake [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00115.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00114.htm


Dennis Hans: Wisdom Absent From Presidential Gut

- Unfortunately, on some issues — tax cuts, Saddam Hussein — Bush appears to have made a conscious decision to disengage his brain and rely on his non-thinking gut. That is no way to run a life, let alone a nation. See... Dennis Hans: Bush’s Gut Is a No-Brainer [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00113.htm


William Rivers Pitt: Will The Real Tony Blair Stand Up!

Unlike George W. Bush, who gave one euthanized press conference before diving back down the rabbit hole, Blair appears before angry British crowds on a fairly regular basis to defend his stance on Iraq. His answers never satisfy, and Bush always looms above him like the shadow of the raven, but at least Tony stands up and takes his beatings like a man. See... UQ Wire: Tony Blair in the Garden of Gethsemane [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00111.htm


Supercomputer Weather: Invasion Forecast – Damn Hot!

- It may still technically be the cool season at the top of the Arabian Gulf but once today's rains have passed through the area, the forecast from the NOAA Supercomputer shows it is going to get hot in Kuwait, and that it will stay hot for US forces massing in Kuwait through till at least the end of next week. See... Supercomputer Weather: Hot, Hot & Hot In Kuwait [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00110.htm


Daily Katya Rivas's Passion

- Of My Passion I want you to consider above all, the bitterness that was caused by My knowing the sins, that darkening the mind of man, lead him to aberrations. See... Katya Rivas: Jesus Does the Will of the Father [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00116.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Beware Of Deadly Mystery Flu

- HEALTH OFFICIALS around the country have been alerted to the symptoms of a pneumonia-like illness which has sparked a global alert from the World Health Organisation, killed nine people and infected more than 150 worldwide. See... New Zealand on alert for mystery illness [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00132.htm


Twiddling Thumbs Over Iraq Not Right: Greens

- The Green Party is calling for Prime Minister Helen Clark to urgently lobby for an emergency session of the UN General Assembly. See... Greens urge Clark not to wait for 'miracle' [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00273.htm


United Wants Urgent Debate on Iraq

- United Future New Zealand leader, Peter Dunne, today wrote to the Speaker of Parliament seeking an urgent Parliamentary debate tomorrow on the crisis in Iraq. See... United Future seeks Iraq debate [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00278.htm


Iraq MUST Be Debated in Parliament

- Time is running out and the Government can no longer duck a crucial debate on Iraq in Parliament, says Shadow Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee. See... Government can't avoid urgent debate on Iraq [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00281.htm


PM Must Rule Out Material Support For War

- Whether the bombing and invasion has begun or not by March 22, this is an "all out on the streets" event with an unprecedented opportunity to influence events. Peace Action Wellington demands P.M. Helen Clark stop giving material support to the war ... See... Wellington Peace March – 11am March 22 Civic Sq. [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00131.htm


Anti-War Protests: What’s On

- Emergency response details * with the impending new war against the people of Iraq, the list of emergency response vigil details (where people will be gathering the day the invasion starts) will be included in each 'what's on where' e-listing. See... National - what's on where listings - 14 March [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00128.htm


Two Kiwi Nurses Off To Iraq

- Two New Zealand Red Cross nurses have left New Zealand today (Sunday 16 March) to assist the International Red Cross relief response in case of conflict in Iraq. See... NZ Red Cross Nurses Head To Iraq [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00124.htm


NZ Sends $20,000 Extra To Nuke Agency

- New Zealand is giving an extra $20,000 to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to help countries protect their nuclear material, Disarmament Minister Marian Hobbs announced today. See... New Zealand boosts nuclear security fund [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00271.htm


Picketing the PM

- Protest: 10am Monday 17th March Where: 65 Sandringham Rd, Helen Clark's electoral office (meet first at the Mobil garage) See... Ngawha Protest in Auckland Today [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00126.htm


Mental Health Crisis Threatens Lives

- National is calling for urgent action to address a growing mental health crisis in Auckland where patients are staying in prisoner cells and mental health workers are predicting dangerous patients will take lives. See... Mental health crisis will cost lives [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00280.htm


MPs Consciences Pricked On Prostitution Bill

- Today all MPS received a letter from SPCS highlighting serious conscience issues related to the forthcoming CONSCIENCE VOTE on the Prostitution 'Reform' Bill that is scheduled to be considered by the House in the second reading debate on the 26th ... See... Appeal To MPs Consciences Re Prostitution 'Reform' [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00130.htm


Browlee’s Living In The Past

- Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today called Gerry Brownlee's latest outburst a return to the 19th century. See... Brownlee returns to nineteenth century [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00287.htm


Franks Questions Prison Service Perceptions

- ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks today asked how criminals could possibly take the law seriously, when the Prison Service itself cannot even bring itself to enforce the law of the land. See... Broken Prison Rules? Who Cares? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00286.htm


Advisory: Swain To Open North Shore Busway

- Transport Minister Paul Swain and North Shore City Mayor George Wood will launch construction of the North Shore Busway on Wednesday 19 March at 10am. See... North Shore Busway Opening [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00285.htm


Sutton Needs To Focus On Trade: ACT

- ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff today recommended that the Rural Affairs Minister Jim Sutton divest himself of his agricultural portfolio and focus more on pushing for free trade. See... More Effort For Free Trade [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00284.htm


Wacko Jacko Tops Charter Irony List

- National's Broadcasting spokesperson Katherine Rich is questioning how "Michael Jackson's Face" qualifies as a New Zealand documentary for tonight's DNZ slot. See... How does Jacko's Face fit the Charter? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00283.htm


Sensible Roading Policy Called For

- The folly of caving in to the Greens' backward-looking transport policies is now becoming increasingly plain, according to United Future's transport spokesman, Larry Baldock. See... Baldock calls for sensible roading legislation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00282.htm


Baldock Likes PM’s Roading Plan

- United Future transport spokesman Larry Baldock today applauded Prime Minister Helen Clark for her remark this morning that if New Zealanders want first-world motorways, then maybe it's time to put their hands in their pockets. See... Baldock applauds PM on roading [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00279.htm


Mental Health Care In Crisis

- ACT New Zealand Health Spokesman Heather Roy said today that it should come as no surprise that West Auckland's CATT West psychiatric crisis team is under huge pressure, and feels unable to respond adequately to those with mental illness. See... Mental Healthcare Set To Snap [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00277.htm


Maharey Meets Private Retirement Income Reps

- Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey today met with the members of the expert panel advising the government on ways to encourage greater private provision for retirement income. See... Maharey meets with retirement income review group [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00276.htm


Preb’s Letter From Wellington

- It seems likely that the US will invade Iraq with or without a UN resolution. The US believes Iraq, with weapons of mass destruction, is a danger, and if the UN will not enforce its own resolutions, it is broken – as is NATO if it will not respond ... See... Richard Prebble's 'The Letter' 17 March 2003 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00275.htm


Bluff Will Halve Oyster Catch

- Commercial catch for the Bluff oyster fishery will be halved when the season begins on 23 March. Oyster quota holders have agreed to reduce their catch from 14.95 to 7.5 million oysters after surveys of the oyster beds showed oyster numbers had halved ... See... Bluff oyster catch to be halved for 2003 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00274.htm


Forestry Industry In Jeopardy: Nats

- With the strike of a pen, the Government is poised to jeopardise our multi-billion dollar forestry sector, according to National Party Forestry spokesman Brian Connell. See... Govt takes 'slash and burn' approach to forestry [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00272.htm


Sea Week Celebrations

- The annual celebration of Sea Week this week has been an opportunity to celebrate New Zealand’s extraordinary marine life, Conservation Minister Chris Carter said today. See... Sea Week opportunity to celebrate marine diversity [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00270.htm


Govt Must Tighten Biosecurity Net

- The discovery of yet another dangerous foreign mozzie in New Zealand is behind yet another demand from the National Party for the Government to tighten up on biosecurity. See... Biosecurity or open door? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00269.htm


NZers Uneasy Over Looming Energy Crisis

- New Zealanders should be drawing no comfort from the Government's half-hearted attempts to prepare for an inevitable energy crisis. See... Energy crisis set to deepen [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00268.htm


Airports Need Security Review

- The Government needs to issue an assurance that our airports are as safe as they can be, according to National Party MP Tony Ryall. See... Airport security needs review [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00267.htm


TVNZ Ratings Flop Due To Charter

- More evidence is emerging showing the Government Charter is already biting into TVNZ ratings and eroding the value of a prime state asset. See... TVNZ Charter costing viewers already [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00266.htm


Why Did Ministers Not Veto Taleban Speech?

- National Party MP Murray McCully's uncovered a paper trail which shows Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres sent his controversial 'Taleban' speech to two Government ministers to read before it was delivered. See... Govt failed to read controversial Taleban speech [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00265.htm


Mental Health Funding Discrepancies Drive Crisis

- ACT New Zealand Health Spokesman Heather Roy today said there were huge discrepancies between DHBs in the provision of mental healthcare, and asked why these discrepancies exist if - as the Mental Health Commission has found - money allocated to mental ... See... What's The Deal With Mental Health? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00264.htm


Business Watchdogs Sap Market Confidence

- Having multiple watchdogs comment on the Vertex prospectus is likely to reduce market confidence and renew calls for a bigger dog, ACT Associate Commerce Spokesman Stephen Franks said today. See... Securities Market Watchdogs Yapping at Visitors [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00263.htm


Demented Mutts Descend on Welly

- "Wellington was flooded with a surfeit of mangy, savage fleabags dedicated to dirty doggy doings over the weekend! The Association of Rottweilers and Fangbearers conference was an opportunity for repeated nuisance barking, slavering, practice ... See... Welly Suffers Appalling Influx of Demented Dogs [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00133.htm


Ngawha Group Doesn’t Like Robson

- The visit of former Corrections Minister Matt Robson to Northland this week was unfortunate timing, says the Pakeha Support Ngawha group. The visit followed new arrests last Thursday of three "human shields" taking part in a preventive action at ... See... Robson's pride the North's sorrow [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00125.htm


Is Info Being Withheld From Biotech Conference?

- Delegates to the Commercialising Biotechnology Conference (Auckland 18/19 March) are being short-changed on vital information they need for decision-making about the development of the sector in New Zealand. See... Delegates Short-Changed at Biotech Conference [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00123.htm


ACC’s Confidentiality Causes Concerns

- Recent discussions amongst ACC approved counsellors / psychotherapists / psychologists and supervisors in North Shore City, Auckland, have highlighted a number of concerns about new ACC SCU processes, the first we have addressed is CONFIDENTIALITY. See... Open Letter: Confidentiality Concerns Re ACC SCU [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00129.htm


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I’ll focus here on just two ways that dis-enfranchisement is currently occurring in the US: (a) by the rigging of the boundary lines for voter districts and (b) by demanding elaborate photo IDs before people are allowed to cast their vote. More>>

Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian - Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

It should come as no surprise that the loudest international solidarity that accompanied the continued spate of the killing of Black Americans comes from Palestine; that books have already been written and published by Palestinians about the plight of their Black brethren. In fact, that solidarity is mutual. More>>

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