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context.co.nz updated 14th Nov, 2000

Conflict Zones:

East Timor:

A United Nations' Security Council team is expected to arrive in Indonesia on Nov. 14 to observe refugee camps for East Timorese.

Aceh:

More people are heading to the capital of Banda Aceh.

Lebanon - Israel:

An influential think-tank advises Palestinian Authority to ruthlessly repress militant elements without regard for basic human rights.

"Things are going from bad to worse, and that is the way they will continue." Palestinian in Hebron.

Barak tries economic war to beat the intifada.

Arafat agrees to more talks as killings go on.


Recommended context source Middleeast.org

Chomsky on the current intifada:

General News:

UK Guardians daily top 10 stories.

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology:

A long standing practice of making cattle feed out of the bits of the cow that are not fed to humans.

The BSE inquiry in the UK.

The Government's safeguards were shown to be wholly inadequate.

Animal to animal feed should be banned in NZ. Did you think that it didn’t happen here?

After BSE - a crisis for science.

What is BSE?

No strong basis to overturn his previous rulings or the jury verdict in the case of whistleblowing reporters Jane Akre and Steve Wilson.

England's growing organic sector is to receive a boost from the New Year when new funding worth around £20m a year starts to come on stream.

A history of such biotech/pharmceutical/chemical corporations as Hoecsht, Aventis, Rhone Poulenc.

Simply because something is profitable, it is not necessarily right.

Peter Wills’s submission to the Royal Commission.

Make a submission yourself, directly online.

Fre Trade/WTO:

From Melbourne to Prague: the Struggle for a Deglobalized World.

Ironically, Adam Smith's epic work The Wealth of Nations, which was first published in 1776, presents a radical condemnation of business monopolies sustained and protected by the state.

The 6 myths of western industrial culture.

Corporate globalization driven by a once seemingly invincible alliance.

Public Health:

Independent reviewer to review processes for reporting and investigating adverse medical incidents.

A call for a full and independent inquiry into the treatment given to Northland women by disgraced
gynaecologist Graham Parry.

Environmentalism:

Greenpeace has a new ship, vote for its name.

A two-month trial of Auckland City’s new integrated waste management system is bringing promising results.

Reduce the food and paper scraps that makeup over 70% of your rubbish each week.

Have your own worm-farm.

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