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1: New Zealand SAS Await Call

As British SAS and United States special military units become operative in and around Afghanistan, Scoop reports New Zealand forces are awaiting a call to duty.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00186.htm


2: Scoop Oddity: Eerie Elevens And Spooky Smoke Face

No sooner had US papers printed this picture than they received calls, asking if the photo had been faked to appear to show a face with horns. The answer from Associated Press was no.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00127.htm


3: Scoop Oddity #3: A Disturbance In The Force

An innovative research programme at Princeton is attempting to measure disturbances in the zeitgeist, or global consciousness. A series of random number generators around the world (called eggs, some of which are in New Zealand) have been wired together, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00140.htm


4: Scoop Oddity #5: A Postcard From The Edge

Now this really is a postcard from the edge!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00184.htm


5: Sludge Report #109 – Bomb Them With Butter

In This Edition: Bomb them with butter, bribe them with hope! – Introduced By Bob Harvey - An Urgent Message to the People of the World, from the People of New Zealand

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00181.htm


6: Scoop Oddity #2: World Trade Center With Attitude!

A defiant reconstructionist view of the World Trade Center bombing. Submitted by a reader. See also... Scoop Oddity #1: Eerie Elevens And Spooky Smoke Face .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00139.htm


7: USA Issues Info on Bin Laden and Al Qaeda Network

US government officials say that the terror network headed by bin Laden is responsible for the deaths of more than 6,300 people in attacks at New York's World Trade Center, the Pentagon and aboard a hijacked aircraft that crashed in Pennsylvania.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0109/S00080.htm


8: Islam Warns Against US Anti-terrorism Offensive

As battles rage between Taliban and opposition forces, Islamic countries warn of a major retaliation if the United States initiates an anti-terrorism offensive upon Afghanistan.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00189.htm


9: Opinion: Why Is America Hated In The Middle East?

Why Is America Hated In The Middle East? An open letter sent 21st September to Nightline, ABC.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00196.htm


10: Scoop Oddity #4: Who Is This Face?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00163.htm


11: Noam Chomsky Composite Interview 22 Sep 2001

summary: Composite interview with Noam Chomsky compiled from various phone and other interviews, including with the Greek, Spanish and French Press, concerning the events of September 11, 2001.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00197.htm


12: Opinion: Dear Mr. Laden,

Dear Mr. Laden, Gradually we are beginning to see the "Islam" and "Jihad" propagated by you. Your 'hosts', just today, claimed that you are 'missing.' Then out of nowhere a letter shows up where you, like any traitor to the Muslim people, ask people of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00199.htm


13: N Korea Rages at Japanese Defence Ship Support

North Korea has slammed a Japanese plan to change its law to allow Japanese Self Defence Force ships to take part in United States war efforts against terrorism.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00188.htm


14: HARD NEWS: Making Sense of it V: The Last Emails

Hi all, Many people expressed their appreciation of the first digest of the emails I've received in response Hard News in the past two weeks.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00183.htm


15: Dose of Xenophobia and Anti-Muslim Paranoia Hits

Suspicious Minds - by Aziz Choudry - These past weeks have been grotesque, depressing, real and surreal. New Zealand and Australian talkback radio and newspaper letters pages were already swamped by anti-Muslim, anti-"foreigner" tirades before the attacks ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00190.htm


16: HARD NEWS 21/09/01 - Making Sense of It IV

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... a funny thing happened to Hard News last week. After I left the building, as usual, I tidied up my script and sent to it Scoop and to the Hard News mailing list so kindly hosted by bFM.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00174.htm


17: Howard's End: The History Of Christianity Vs Islam

As the Western world prepares for strikes against Afghanistan we can take little comfort from the U.S. Government's assertion that "this is not a war against Islam." For more than 1,000 years the Christian West and the Muslim world have ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00176.htm


18: Sludge Report #107 – Love Vs Fear

Inside This Edition: New York Cover Up Part II...the Story continues... LOVE VS FEAR - The State Of The World And What To Do About It – New York Cover Up Part I Feedback

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00172.htm


19: US Forces Positioning Throughout The Globe

United States military forces are positioning in strategic zones around the world so that when US President George W Bush decides on action the military is in a position to “carry those things out”.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00187.htm


20: Colin Powell Interview by the BBC

QUESTION: General Powell, last night, the President talked about justice being brought to the terrorists if the terrorists were not brought to justice. Do you currently have enough evidence against Usama bin Laden to secure a conviction in an American ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0109/S00079.htm


21: Sludge Report #107: New York Cover-up?

Inside This Edition: - Scoop Oddities - New York Cover-up? - Disclosure and Revelation : Atrocity In New York - Essay: Compassion And Revenge - 9D Council Perspective on US World Trade Center and Pentagon Attacks - Alien Message: ”Show Compassion - Galactic ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00164.htm


22: Sludge Report #108 - War and Delusion

When US President George W. Bush, the Commander in Chief, returned from his weekend war retreat at the beginning of last week the talk was tough.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00175.htm


23: The GW Bush - Osama Bin Laden Connection

EDITORS NOTE: The following is a transcript of a link submitted to Scoop by a Scoop reader. Clearly questions are raised in this material about the nature of the relationship between the Bush family and the family of Osama Bin Laden.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00108.htm


24: Scoop BIG Image: Auckland S29 Peace Protest Poster

See also... PRESS RELEASE Auckland March To Stop The US War! – Sept 29th

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00198.htm


25: Stateside With Rosalea: Rugby Kicks Ass!

So wrote Mark Bingham on the rugby page in the staff copy of his Los Gatos High School yearbook. Yearbook editor and the only student in the school's history to have captained the rugby team twice - that honour usually being reserved for students in their final ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00178.htm


26: Famous Tree Sparks Debate On Discovery Of NZ

A pohutukawa tree at 'the end of the world' has stirred up debate on whether the Spanish were the first Europeans to reach New Zealand, ahead of the Dutch and the British.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0109/S00020.htm


27: Scoop: Top Scoops (Gremlins Have Been Banished)

- Sludge Report: Kiwi Advice To The World - Latest overseas news from Scoop-Auckland's Selwyn Manning - Aucklanders Called To Their Streets Again - A Muslim Writes To Osama - A Compendium Of Chomsky

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00200.htm


28: CNN Pictures Rumour : It's a Bum Rap

The story circulating by email that CNN's pictures of Palestinians celebrating the recent terrorist attacks on America are a hoax is itself bogus.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00180.htm


29: Image: Giant Spanish Pohutukawa Sparks Debate

A pohutukawa tree at 'the end of the world' has stirred up debate on whether the Spanish were the first Europeans to reach New Zealand, ahead of the Dutch and the British.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0109/S00019.htm


30: Competitive intelligence service launches in UK

Hitwise now tracks the daily behavior of over 5 million Internet users on an ongoing basis, the largest sample size of any Internet monitoring company in the world.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0109/S00016.htm

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