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In exile in Switzerland, shortly before the Russian revolution, Lenin opined that "there are decades when nothing happens; and there are weeks when decades happen". We are, it seems, living through such weeks.
In this short book, I argue that there is strong evidence that the events of 11th September represent a terrorism of a kind not currently being discussed, and include the involvement of agents and agencies not publicly imagined as being associated ...
EDITORS NOTE: The following extensive speculation on what comes next in the “War Against Terror” was submitted to Scoop (and many other publications around the world) as a letter to the editor by a clearly enthusiastic news user from Indiana. It is ...
"Allahu akbar," (God is greatest) calls out at dawn from the electronic speaker systems in the mosques throughout the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It is time for the dawn prayer, and the sleepy believers striving for God's pleasure leave their warm beds to go ...
One Liberty Plaza in World Trade Center complex has collapsed, the fourth building to be destroyed following yesterday's terrorist attacks on the USA.
In this Edition: Inside The Pro-GE Lobby - 1. Cover Note - 2. Lobbying/advocacy programme - 3. Draft Letter To The Prime Minister - Fed farmers lobbies its members on GM
The catastrophic attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon have raised several questions about Islam and militant Muslims. The chief among them are, why are some Muslims so angry at the US that they would perpetrate such an inhuman act?
As the ground war in Afghanistan begins - as white powder seems to be pouring out of the post everywhere from Taihape to Tallahassee - as Islamic mullahs in London cry that "it’s now time for martyrdom" - it’s good to remember that it’s good to ...
Asylum seekers may no longer be big news in New Zealand, but in Aussie it is heating up again. Many asylum seekers are still heading for Australian shores, despite it being the only country in these parts that refuses to consider taking any on. New ...
While doing some research for a column on Afghanistan, I happened to come across an article that featured in ‘The Press’ a few months ago concerning those people, or should I say men, who are believed trapped in the ‘old boys network’. I must admit ...
ABOARD A C-17 GLOBEMASTER OVER AFGHANISTAN, Oct. 18 -- The C-17 cargo plane was ten minutes from its drop zone when the rear doors opened onto the night sky high above Afghanistan. Frigid air burst into the cabin, washing across two rows of boxes ...
Jane Jacobs. In the days after 911, one of the images shown most often was of New Yorkers going to Washington Square Park to light candles, leave messages, say prayers, come in contact with their fellow human beings. Thank you, Jane Jacobs. In the late ...
In this edition: The Colour Of Ignorance – Green - Where Is The Promised "Light At The End Of The Tunnel"? - I Take Exception (Scoop Feedback 12 Oct) - "All For One, One For All" - The Resource Management Act
Finance Minister Michael Cullen today welcomed the Tax Review’s final report saying he hoped all political parties would use it as a policy resource as they prepared for the 2002 election campaign.
The State Services Commissioner, Michael Wintringham, today announced the appointment of four new senior staff in the State Services Commission.
Let the cowards of the world unite. It should be easy enough. They are all in the same place this weekend - Shanghai. And they are all falling over themselves with the same objective - fawning over the United States President.
IN THIS EDITION - FIJI COUP SPECIAL: How Do You Negotiate With A Psycopath? - If This Was A Telemovie - We Haven't Yet Got To The Bottom Of Who Is Behind This! - Conclusions
United Future today expressed its concerns about Green Party support for a separate justice system based on ethnicity.
If the official story of the World Trade Center attacks reads like a Tom Clancy novel, simple plot, good guys, bad guys and cruise missiles, then this could be the LeCarre version.
Ned Kelly By Sir Sidney Nolan 1946 Enamel on composition board 90.8 X 121.5cm Gift of Sunday Reed 1977 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Thus far, Bush Jr seems to be doing better than his father in comparable circumstances. He is waging a war not of his choosing with greater resolve & moral self-assurance than the man who balked at finishing the job against Saddam Hussein. He has also ...
“Threats to block the implementation of the findings from the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification are anti growth, anti employment and a recipe for Third World status for New Zealand”, according to Philip Lewin, Chief Executive of the Wellington ...
New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters, says that the tax review has missed the boat on the place of tax in New Zealand’s economic development.
The Human Rights Commission has bowed out of a row over the Government's failure to implement the Citizens Initiated Referendum that called for fewer MPs in Parliament, but National List MP Belinda Vernon says the Government has a moral obligation to ...
The unexpected appearance of a marijuana seedling brought smiles to M.P.s faces at a hearing on cannabis in Christchurch earlier this week.
GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... It was as strange as if we had dreamed it. And, in a very modern sense, we have. We have seen Armageddon, Deep Impact and Independence Day. We have seen New York laid waste in the movies.
National MP David Carter is astounded that after two years of mucking around over the site for the Christchurch youth justice centre, the Government has gone full circle and ended up only a few kilometres down the road.
Annette King should not be surprised by the proportionately low vote for Maori on the District Health Boards says ACT Deputy Leader Ken Shirley.
ACT Finance spokesman Rodney Hide today said the McLeod Tax Review was right to call for a reduction in the top rate of tax.
United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, says the McLeod Committee's Final Report is a benchmark against which future tax policy should be considered.