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1: Transcript: “Earth Shattering” World Bank Scoop

Transcript of Interview of Greg Palast, Journalist for BBC and Observer, London, by Alex Jones

2: Photo Sequence: Suicide Bomber Apparently Executed

The following sequence of photographs circulating on the Internet, taken by an amateur photographer, appear to show the execution of a Palestinian man, apparently on a suicide bombing mission, by Israeli police.

3: Upton-on-line - Diaspora Edition 14/3/2002

Upton-on-line reflects on the great history curriculum hullabaloo occasioned by James Belich’s bid to exorcise our recolonial demons, some words of wisdom from Ferdinand Mount on monarchy as a user-friendly source of authority and how the uncrowned but ...

4: Sludge Report #132 – Where’s Rodney?

In This Edition. Where’s Rodney? - Top Ten Reasons Why Rodney Hide Is Unable To Comment This Morning

5: POV: 100% Pure?

Call me paranoid but after last weeks ruling by the Privy Council, I'm installing a mega microfilter on my tap water and importing Fit Fruit and Vegetable Wash, the new North American spray for food obsessives that removes chemical residues from ...

6: INVESTIGATION: Sept 11th - Unanswered Questions

Within a few months, the events of Sept. 11th, 2001 became but an echo of the events that followed. War in Afghanistan, anthrax, unprecedented powers of detention: the public mind moves from one shock to another, appearing to accept the government’s ...

7: Pasifika Festival Funding Auckland City Response

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following correspondence was received today from Auckland City Council’s Manager, Leisure Services. It follows up on questions raised in Anne Else’s Letter From Elsewhere on the subject of funding for the Pasifika festival.

8: Howard's End: Secret Visitors May Be Kidnappers

The U.S. Government is using US-registered Gulfstream V jets to secretly transport dozens of people suspected of links to terrorists to countries other than the United States, bypassing extradition procedures and legal formalities. The same type of ...

9: Flight 77 Mystery A Disinformation Campaign

"Then, when the government hands out photos of the actual impact taken by a security camera, the same media will work hard to dismiss all critics of the government, indeed the internet community as a whole, as not worthy of serious note. Intelligence ...

10: Police Raid Michael Moore Booksigning In San Diego

It's a few minutes before midnight, on Friday night on 3/8/2002. I'm in San Diego, and I have just escaped being arrested by the San Diego police. This book tour keeps getting more surreal, but the last hour has been unlike anything I have yet seen.

11: Keith Rankin: All Blacked

Will New Zealand get to host a few matches of Australia's Rugby World Cup in 2003? We are all on tenterhooks.

12: Security Council Says Get Back Israel

United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, early this morning NZ Time hailed the Security Council for finally passing a resolution designed to curb Israel's murderous carve into Palestinian Authority territory.

13: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 14 March 2002

Today’s questions concerned: NCEA – Community Services Card – Centres of Research Excellence – Manaia View School T-shirts – Rugby World Cup – Maori Television Service – Operation Pacman – Tourism – Health and The Treaty – Rural Courts – John Banks ...

14: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 14 March

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Education: What assurances can he give to parents of over 56,000 level 1 National Certificate of Educational Achievement students that their children will receive their full school qualification, following the announcement ...

15: Peace On Earth, And Space Please Prime Minister!

I am writing to formally request that you support and sign the Space Preservation Treaty. There are only a few months remaining before the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty will be abrogated by the U.S. Administration on June 13, 2002. At that time, ...

16: Sludge Report #127 - The Hunt For Flight 77

In This Edition: The Hunt For Flight 77 - A Truly Remarkable French Website - Disinformation Warning! - Not Everyone Is Convinced - Eyewitness Reports Of The Crash….

17: Human Rights Record of the United States in 2001

BEIJING, March 11 (Xinhuanet) -- Following is the full text of the "Human Rights Record of the United States in 2001," published by the Information Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China Monday:

18: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 13 March

Today's questions of the day concerned: Zimbabwe Elections – Ross Armstrong – Economy – Parole Reform – Vote Health And The Treaty – NCEA – Pacific Island Health – NZ Post – Turia Speech – G-Men In Queenstown – Maori Business Facilitation – Armstrong ...

19: Sludge Report #131 – Sludge Scoop Haunts Hide

In This Edition: Sludge Scoop Haunts Hide - The Free Money For The Greedy Mystery (Episode II) - What’s This All About? (Links From The Scoop Archives)

20: Still Images: "The Bank" Movie

Four still images from "The Bank", a new movie thriller set in the world of high finance, a modern day story of alchemy.

21: Health Minister's Resignation Strongly Supported

Health Minister Annette King has offered to return to her former career as a Dental nurse, in order to fix the disgraceful state of Northland children's teeth. The Minister told Parliament yesterday "if it means taking up the drill again, I am happy ...

22: Trevor Mallard comment on Rugby World Cup

“I met with IRB Chairman Vernon Pugh and I had a telephone call with Australian Federal Minister Rod Kemp.

23: Scoop Awarded 2002 Democratic Media Reform Award

SCOOP has been selected by our team of progressive writers and distinguished readers as eminently deserving of recognition as an outstanding representative of democratic, independent media and is hereby awarded the 2002 Sunflower Symbol of Democratic Media ...

24: National Aquarium Building Inspired By Stingray

Architecture firm creates "fish out of water" Stingrays and sharks were the inspiration for the building which houses the new ocean tank at the National Aquarium of New Zealand, which opens tomorrow. The building, designed by award-winning ...

25: An Open Letter To Helen Clark

Congratulations on scoring an invitation to meet George Dubya Bush in the near future. It must be exciting, looking forward to games of hangman and computer golf with the global village’s village idiot. (Will you get a signed baseball, like the lucky leader ...

26: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q&A - Howard's End: Mysterious Visitors Could Be CIA Kidnappers - Disarmament Minister Condemns New Nukes - Sludge Report: Where's He Hiding? - What’s The Buzz On The Net? Scoop Is

27: Scoop Images: Helms Deep Press Conference (1)

The following pictures show film director Peter Jackson with members of the cast and crew of the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films, the filming of which is now drawing to a close in the Wellington region.

28: Not The Type Of Immigrant New Zealand Needs

“The latest imprisonment for serious fraud of Mr Bejay Nandan alias Vijay Nandan, Birjay Nand, Vijay Nand, Bijay Prasade and Vijay Prasade, by a Wellington District Court Judge last Friday, for fraud, highlights the failure of the Immigration Service ...

29: Organic Varroa Bee Mite Controls Now Available

Two new options are being made available to beekeepers for control of the varroa bee mite after the approval of Acting Agriculture Minister Paul Swain was gazetted today.

30: Electronic Publishing To Be Captured By Bill

New legislation will see web sites, CD-ROMs and other electronic publications forming a stronger part of the collections held in the National Library as a record of New Zealand’s heritage.

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