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1: What Israel Has Done, By Edward Said

Can Israel be a state like all others? That is the true question of its existence, writes Edward Said.

2: A Different Kind Of Devastating

The recent attempt to ban ski masks and scarves in Quebec City during the Summit of the Americas provides a useful insight into the way anti-globalization movements are perceived by the powers-that-be. Much has already been said about excessive police ...

3: Questions For Oral Answer Tuesday, 23 April 2002

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Following Alliance MP Dr Liz Gordon's statement "[Hon] Jim Anderton isn't my leader and [Hon] Jim Anderton can't speak for me in Parliament and [Hon] Jim Anderton in fact can't speak for the Alliance ...

4: Image: Scoop Makes A Friend At St Stephen’s Green

Scoop’s roving editor Alastair Thompson sent Scoop Central in Wellington this picture of his new friend, Robin, whom he met in St Stephen’s Grove, Dublin.

5: Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington 22/4/2002

TV3 told its viewers last Monday that Labour is at 56% support and its popularity has been rising all year. In fact, the TV3 poll found just 37% would vote Labour. Labour's support has been falling all year. Why the discrepancy?

6: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 23 April

Today’s questions concerned: Who Is The Alliance Leader? - Retirement Incomes - Sovereign Yachts - New Race Relations Commissioner – Alliance Break-Up - EU Trade Negotiating Stance - Rugby World Cup - Early School Numeracy - Ransom For Baby Kahu ...

7: World Corn Gene Bank Contaminated By GMOs

The Mexican government at the Biodiversity Convention meeting in the Hague on Friday confirmed that the worlds home of corn diversity has become contaminated with a GE virus and other GMO material used in genetically engineered corn. This contamination ...

8: Israel Changes Mind – Let’s UN Inside West Bank

Israel has decided to allow members of a United Nations fact finding team into the West Bank – changing its mind after first refusing a UN humanitarian team entry to both Israel and the Occupied Palestinian territories.

9: Leaked WTO Doc Exposes Demands To 29 Countries

In the most significant leak since the Multilateral Agreement on Investment was exposed to public scrutiny in 1997 and eventually sunk, drafts of the European Union's 'requests' of other countries in the WTO services negotiations have just been posted on a European ...

10: Feedback: Defence Report

One has to wonder about the content of the long delayed Carruthers Defence report on allegations of improper lobbying among defence circles.

11: Statements Attributed to Stephen Robert Tindall

This statement is to advise all editors and news editors to check the source of material presented to them in the name of Stephen Robert Tindall.

12: 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 ...

13: Encouragement In Keeping On Fitness Programmes

The “loneliness of the long distance runner” syndrome is a prescription for an early drop-off of involvement in fitness programmes, according to Lincoln University doctoral researcher Kim Sinclair.

14: Jewish American Peace Group Speaks Up On Invasion

There is a huge amount of intolerance in the Jewish world as there is in the Palestinian world. What you're seeing right now is an attempt to squelch even the slightest acknowledgment of the pain of the other.

15: End Cooked Breakfasts For Prisoners

ACT Corrections Spokesman Stephen Franks said today that if the Corrections Department is serious about reducing the cost of prison inmates' food a good start would be to end the practice at many prisons of supplying a cooked breakfast.

16: Sutton's Dismissal of EU Doc Misleading - Choudry

Trade Minister's response to EU WTO Services Document Misleading: Call For NZ GATS positions to be made public. GATT Watchdog says that Jim Sutton’s dismissal of a draft of European Union (EU) requests made of New Zealand and 28 other countries ...

17: David Miller: World Cup, Just Let The Game Begin

The IRB’s decision to award Australia sole hosting rights to the upcoming rugby World Cup has angered many New Zealanders, and the issue won't go away. There is a feeling that the decision has somehow brought shame on the country.

18: MMP is good for Maori

National’s hope of winning support from Maoridom is not based on a credible track record of delivering from Maori. The party is overwhelmingly Anglo-Saxon and is regarded as unsympathetic to the plight of low-income Maori, particularly urban Maori.

19: Shun Authoritarian Green

"Ignore the hypocritical control-freak Kedgley" declared Libertarianz Leader and Tauranga Candidate Russell Watkins today in response to Sue Kedgley's call for people to turn off TVs for one week in protest at a lack of local programmes for ...

20: PC's Opinion: Lust Behind The Privy

For those who lust after power, frustration ensues at any barrier to the exercise of that power. From the U.S. to New Zealand, the reaction of the power-luster to his (or her) power being blunted is the same.

21: Breaking News: Israel Refuses UN Access

This news has just come in. The Israeli government has announced that it will not facilitate entry of the UN Human Rights mission into Israel and the Palestinian territories. The mission was to have been led by UN rights chief Mary Robinson, former anti-apartheid ...

22: Transit Security Failing Heritage Buildings

Transit New Zealand security measures are failing to prevent damage, vandalism and theft from occurring in the upper Cuba Street area since tenants were evicted in February, and concern is mounting over the safety of heritage buildings in the area.

23: National’s Secret Superannuation Plan Revealed

A secret National party plan by to work-test superannuitants was revealed by Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey in Parliament this afternoon.

24: International Climate Panel Votes For Change

The voting out of Dr Robert Watson from his position as head of the United Nations International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a further indication New Zealand has been out of step with international thinking on remedies to climate change, the ...

25: New Zealand’s Oceans Are Hotting Up

The oceans around New Zealand are warming at a rate not seen since the 1930s. Figures from NIWA show that the ocean temperature around New Zealand has increased rapidly over the last 10 years.

26: Restoring Testosterone

What’s it like to be a man? No really, what is it like? Short of putting one into therapy for 10 years and extracting marrow from bone we may never know. Not because we don’t want to or because men are aliens but because men don’t seem to know themselves.

27: 1999 Suicide Statistics Lowest Since 1994

The Ministry of Health says new figures released today showing a decline in suicide deaths in 1999 are encouraging but New Zealand's suicide rate is still too high.

28: Tindall’s Identity Crisis A Warning

Warehouse founder Stephen Tindall’s current internet identity crisis serves as a reminder that your name is not necessarily your domain,” warns Robert Wiles, Chief Executive of New Zealand’s only personal domain name company

29: Stateside With Rosalea: Hullo Sailor

A supreme court? Steady on, Old Girls! Faint though it is, there is still a glimmer of hope that a stay-at-home Kiwi will win an Academy Award for best director/best picture without Aotearoa having to become the 52nd state of the United States. Australia, ...

30: The Simpsons Rule, Britney Sux

In research with significant implications for Marian “Bobo” Hobbs’ TV charter, student website has found that students overwhelmingly rate The Simpsons as the greatest cartoon of all time.

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