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1: The Popping Of F-16s - An Observer In Palestine

Last night, 30 March 2002, 20 of us stayed in Al Azzeh refugee camp of 5,000 inside of Bethlehem with several families expecting an invasion by the Israeli military. We went two to a house. There is no land to build on, so any new homes are built ...

2: Israel Declares War - Insight Into The Aggressors

The Israeli/Palestinian conflict has reached new heights of brutality in recent days, with Ariel Sharon personally blaming Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat for suicide bombings against civilians inside Israel. Here we publish insight into who the key ...

3: Doctor Resigns in Ethics Attack

Saying he could "no longer remain a member of an organisation hellbent on becoming an arm of Big Government," Libertarianz health deregulation spokesman Dr Richard McGrath labelled the NZ Medical Association's new Code of Ethics a "manifesto ...

4: Israel's "Disproportionate Lethal Force" - Annan

Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has defied a United Nations call for a complete withdrawl from occupied Palestinian territory - continuing an illegal occupation of Palestinian territory and an armed siege surrounding Yasser Arafat's compound.

5: Stateside: The Mum is dead, long live the Mum

Here's a cartoon I'd like to see: the Queen Mum is leaning down out of her cloud in heaven, grabbing two young whippersnappers by the ears and banging their daft heads together.

6: Hard News 28/03/02 - Harder Than Steel

The story, 'Dunedin's curse' is a revisionist history that holds that Flying Nun was a vehicle for a group of dowdy South Island killjoys who hated pop music, never sold any records and ended "in tears" by selling out to Mushroom Records.

7: David Miller Online: Why Not Open At Easter?

Believe it or not, but I have been a long time supporter of the trading restrictions that are imposed on businesses on the designated public holidays. The basis for this point of view is that I believe people should be entitled to time off work during ...

8: Lord Of The Pins

When I first called Paul Badali of Badali Jewelry with the idea of making a pin for the Oscar nominees, I never thought in my wildest dreams we'd see them wearing the pins live on television.

9: Battery Hen Liberated From Mainland Poultry

Several Waikouaiti factory farmers were woken up at dawn by noisy protests today. Animal rights activists visited the home of Jeff Winmill (farm manager for Mainland Poultry) at 7.30am with drums, whistles and megaphones. At the same time, another ...

10: Insight - Behind the Scenes of the Hamas

Here we publish insight into the Hamas, Hezbollar, and the Mossad and detail the origins of these state aligned organisations.

11: BTL: Conflict Stymies Bush Plan Against Iraq

Hussein Ibish of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee says that there is a profound recklessness at work in some elements of the Bush administration who want to push forward with a war against Iraq.

12: New Alliance Party Name Revealed

National MP Annabel Young has announced the results of an interactive poll to determine the name of Jim Anderton's new political party.

13: Oscars: Howard Shore Acceptance Speech

SPEECH This is incredible. Thank you to the members of the Academy. I had the good fortune of having such fantastic collaborators on this project. Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens who guided me on an amazing journey through middle earth. ...

14: Greens farewell Queen Mother

Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today expressed sorrow at the death of the Queen Mother.

15: 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.

16: Prebble's Letter From Wellington: Re-regulation NZ

Yesterday, new frontal impact regulations for imported cars came into effect. Officials told Transport Minister Mark Gosche the regulations will push up the cost of imported Japanese cars by $4000 and won't save lives. Owners of Japanese imports, being unable ...

17: Investigation Into Abuse Of Government Funding

Initial investigations into the Practical Education Training Centre (PETC) and its enrolled students have confirmed misuse of government funding, says Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education) Steve Maharey.

18: Five Battery Hens Liberated During Nighttime Raid

An anonymous group of animal rights activists broke into a Dunedin battery hen farm under the cover of darkness over the weekend. Animal Watch Aotearoa received the following communiqué along with videotape and photos of the rescued animals.

19: Fortuin Withdraws Application

Associate Minister of Justice Hon Margaret Wilson said this afternoon it is with much regret she has accepted Gregory Fortuin’s decision to withdraw his name for the position of Race Relations Commissioner.

20: PM to attend Queen Mother’s funeral

Prime Minister Helen Clark will travel to London to represent New Zealand for Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.

21: Transcript: “Earth Shattering” World Bank Scoop

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

22: Scoop Images: Venerdi Santa - San Pietro

Venerdi Santa (Holy Friday a.k.a. Good Friday) was marked at San. Pietro Bassilica Rome with a two hour long service attended by thousands of pilgrims and Romans. Il Santa Padre (The Holy Father Pope John Paul II) was present - and can be seen as ...

23: 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.

24: Keith Rankin: Fiscal Awards

Congratulations to Peter Jackson and his crew for both the critical and commercial success of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring . Should The Lord of the Rings have received a tax break from the New Zealand government? And should future ...

25: 'Giant' Weed Takes Root In BOP

Green Party Biosecurity spokesperson, Ian Ewen-Street is calling on MAF to act immediately to prevent the noxious weed Kudzu from becoming established in NZ.

26: Regional Mental Health Crisis Continues

At today’s meeting of Auckland Mental Health stakeholders, PSA delegates spoke of the urgent need to find both long and short term solutions to the crisis facing the Auckland mental health service.

27: POV: The Love That Dare Not Bark Its Name

Are dogs are the new humans? Just ask Philip Buble, the 42 year-old writer of the Zoophilia Manifesto and the poster boy for zoosexuals all around the world.

28: Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria On Chickens

Green Health spokesperson Sue Kedgley is calling on the Ministry of Health to urgently start random testing of chicken meat for antibiotic resistant bacteria, after tests found five cases of resistant bacteria on a supermarket chicken.

29: Brazilian Grand Prix - Or Schumacher Grand Prix?

Not to be confused by the results, the Brazilian Grand Prix could have easily belonged to the younger Schumacher.

30: Fortuin Had To Go - Brownlee

Race Relations Conciliator, Gregory Fortuin, has spent the last few days protesting that he is a man of high integrity, and he has shown that this afternoon by choosing to resign before he was pushed, says National's Gerry Brownlee.

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