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1: Former Green Beret Tells Pravda Bush Is Lying

I'm a retired Special Forces Master Sergeant. That doesn't cut much for those who will only accept the opinions of former officers on military matters, since we enlisted swine are assumed to be incapable of grasping the nuances of doctrine.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00147.htm


2: The Les Mills Pro-GE Advertorial Mystery

When is an ad not an ad? And should an advertiser be required to say who they are when they place an advert?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00156.htm


3: Scoop Images: Spelling Out GE-Free NZ To Cabinet

GE-Free banners were stretched through Parliament grounds this morning prior to the final Cabinet meeting on New Zealand's GE Free status. The banners have been sent to Wellington from Northland to Dunedin, and have been signed by around 10,000 people.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00155.htm


4: Scoop Images: GE Free On Parliament’s Lawn

GE-Free banners were stretched through Parliament grounds this morning prior to the final Cabinet meeting on New Zealand's GE Free status.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00154.htm


5: New York's One Liberty Plaza Collapses

One Liberty Plaza in World Trade Center complex has collapsed, the fourth building to be destroyed following yesterday's terrorist attacks on the USA.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00084.htm


6: HARD NEWS 26/10/01 - I'll have the Fudge, Please

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... of this year's procession of lose-lose scenarios for the government, the obligation to make the call on whether to follow the Royal Commission' recommendation for tightly-controlled field trials of GE crops must be the trickiest.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00144.htm


7: Stateside: You Go Girl!

This column has been nobbled by anthrax. It was going to be about the October 21st report-back of the delegation from the Women of Color Resource Center who went to the UN World Conference Against Racism in Durban. But the previous Thursday the House ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00153.htm


8: Guest Opinion: Pondering ‘Prophetic Politics’

In a recent article, Richard Davis reflected on September 11 and its aftermath from a Christian political perspective. In the article Richard forwards a critique of patriotism and argues for a moral universalism centered around ideals of equality, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00152.htm


9: Scoop Images: Antiwar Coalition Brave the Rain

Auckland Antiwar Coalition Brave the Rain to March Again Photos and story by Chloe Heffernan Aot(ear)oa Indymedia – http://www.indymedia.org.nz/

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00150.htm


10: Howard's End: Trustpower Gets Env-Friendly In Oz

As this country struggles to produce enough electricity to meet demand, New Zealand power utility Trustpower, is to finance a $AUD 200 million wind farm electricity project not in New Zealand, but in South Australia. Maree Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00151.htm


11: Mana Maori Considers Legal Action Against Govt.

The Mana Maori political party strongly oppose genetic engineering and are extremely concerned that the Crown are likely to reach the Treaty of Waitangi yet again.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00165.htm


12: Senator Russ Feingold On The Anti-Terrorism Bill

Mr. President, I have asked for this time to speak about the anti-terrorism bill before us, H.R. 3162. As we address this bill, we are especially mindful of the terrible events of September 11 and beyond, which led to the bill’s proposal and its quick ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00196.htm


13: Research Shows That GE Doesn't Work

Craig Ventner (of CELERA GENOMICS), in charge of one of the two companies mapping the human genome , says that humans have only 30,000 genes, not the 142,000 expected. That means that there are not enough DNA sequences to account for changes or origination ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00160.htm


14: Big News: Passing The Buck Oz Style

Well, Australia has decided to take in 40 asylum seekers, and Fiji could host up to 1000. That’s according to Government ministers from both countries. It appears that Australia is quite happy to fund the setting up and maintenance of a facility ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00148.htm


15: Hobbs Welcomes Challenge

Wellington Central MP Marian Hobbs says she will definitely be seeking the Labour Party electorate nomination for next year’s General Election and is confident of being returned to Parliament.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00477.htm


16: Hundreds of delegates hear concern at GM dairy

Public resistance to GE/GM dairy foods was at the top of the agenda at the Global Dairy Summit which opened in Auckland today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00167.htm


17: Sludge Report #114 – The Great Game

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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00097.htm


18: GE Free Banner Wrap: Parliament, Monday Oct 29

Over 40 GE-Free banners will be stretched through Parliament grounds this Monday morning prior to the final Cabinet meeting on New Zealand's GE Free status.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00152.htm


19: From Patriotism to Peace

In the aftermath of the horrific hijackings and suicide attacks in the United States on 11 September 2001 I, like many others tuned into CNN. One comment by an American woman interviewed there has stuck with me as I have tried to make sense of the attack ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00134.htm


20: Mobilise Against Imperialist Genetic Plunder

The Communist Party is urging the broadest mobilisation against the push by US transnationals to turn Aotearoa into a testing ground for genetic experiments as the Clark regime weighs up options over the next week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00159.htm


21: Family Of Nine Get 'Healthy Home'

Housing and Pacific Island Affairs Minister Mark Gosche and Associate Health and Housing Minister Tariana Turia were delighted to attend a 'healthy home' opening in Otara for a family of nine including 7 children this morning.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00480.htm


22: The Terror Of Corporate Globalisation

“The corporate caterpillars come into our backyards and turn the world to pocket change… They preach from the pulpit of the bottom line. Their minds rustle with million dollar bills”.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00161.htm


23: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Suburban GE Propaganda Wars - Scoop Images: Deliberating Cabinet Besieged By GE Free Banners - TODAY’S GE DEBATE RELEASES… - Howard’s End: NZ’s Trustpower Takes Windpower To Adelaide - Big News: Asylum Seekers Update - Freeing The Free Trade ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00157.htm


24: Robert Mann - GE Letter To Members Of Parliament

Dear Helen, I am proferring my brief advice on what to do about the report of the Royal Commission. Despite what the IBAC tells you, gene-tampering is in some cases dangerous, capable of creating unprecedented hazards some of which can multiply to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00157.htm


25: Symantec 2002, Windows XP Compatible Security

Symantec Makes Internet Security Protection a Breeze with its 2002, Windows XP Compatible, Versions of World’s Most Trusted Security Products

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0108/S00103.htm


26: Letter To Whitby Residents' Association

Thank you for your letter of 24 October 2001. Please, let me give you my views and you can tell me when I am wrong.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0110/S00029.htm


27: Goff Speech To Waikato Uni Colloquim On Terrorism

The world changed on September 11, 2001. We will probably never erase from our minds the dramatic images of the planes crashing into the World Trade Centre and the collapse of the twin towers. Nor can we forget the shock and disbelief we felt as we witnessed ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00478.htm


28: Experimental film on eight screens among grants

Eight different scenes of the same story, played simultaneously on eight screens and redefining an otherwise straightforward narrative, is one of the most experimental projects offered grants in the latest funding round of the Screen Innovation Production ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0110/S00063.htm


29: Michael Rowbotham: Written In Belief

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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00021.htm


30: National Socialists Renounce Medicine Free Market

"Lynda Scott's calls for taxpayer subsidisation of a new and very expensive drug for Alzheimer's disease will deprive others of medical care," said Libertarianz health deregulation spokesman Richard McGrath.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00169.htm

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