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1: Wellstone Plane Was Out Of Control – Media Survey

The following is a summary of the facts available at this time via the media, surrounding Senator Paul Wellstone's airplane crash of 10-25-02. Judge for yourself, was this more likely an assassination or an accident?

2: UQ Wire: Gore Vidal‘s The Enemy Within

Gore Vidal is America’s most controversial writer and a ferocious, often isolated, critic of the Bush administration. Here, against a backdrop of spreading unease about America’s response to the events of 11 September 2001 and their aftermath, we publish ...

3: UQ Wire: Jeb Bush Flies High With Terror Airways

Terror Flight School Owner’s Plane Seized For Heroin Trafficking & Jeb Bush And Katherine Harris Fly With Drug Running Airways

4: Taxpayer Handout to The Warehouse Stinks

Industry New Zealand's $75,000 grant to retailing giant The Warehouse is an outrage, ACT Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide said today.

5: Scoop Images: Mt Etna Eruption As Seen From Space

The following images come from NASA’s MODIS satellite imagery system and show the ash cloud currently being produced by Mt Etna in Sicily. The picture was taken yesterday, October 30th.

7: US Army Secretary Helped Cook Enron's Books

Three months before he was nominated as secretary of the Army by President Bush, Thomas White faced what surely was the most difficult task in his 10-year career as an Enron executive: Helping hide the hundreds of millions of dollars in losses ...

8: The Dirty And Deadly Secrets Of Khamisiyah

In Khamisiyah, southern Iraq, 1991, a man made plague was unleashed. Some of the world’s deadliest chemical and biological warfare agents were housed in Khamisiyah, a sprawling desert bunker complex – and then released into the atmosphere.

9: Jenny Shipley joins The Cambridge Group

On November 1, former Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Jenny Shipley, will join The Cambridge Group, a leading executive search, business development and international educational services consultancy with business in New Zealand, Australia, the UK, India and Asia.

10: John Chuckman: Condi's Nonsense About Democracy

( ) – Condoleezza Rice wants to bring democracy to the Middle East. Ms. Rice, an expert on what is now an obsolete subject, the Soviet Union, believes this can be done the way the United States brought democracy to Chile or Iran or ...

11: Osama bin Laden: Why We Are Attacking America

Here we outline our reply to two questions addressing the Americans: Q1) Why are we waging Jihad against you? Q2) What advice do we have for you and what do we want from you?

12: TVNZ bid loss a victory for pointy-heads

The appointment of TV3 as the exclusive free-to-air broadcaster of all major rugby matches for the next three years provides “a clear indication of the sort of priorities we will see under the charter” says Acting National Party Broadcasting Spokesperson ...

13: GATS Casts a Long Shadow over Public Education

Unlike the very public revolution led by Roger Douglas and the Labour Party in the 1980's the current Labour Government is keeping this revolution very quiet. It is coming about through GATS (General Agreement on Trade in Services) which is one of ...

14: Images: Lord Of The Rings Exhibition At Te Papa

In anticipation of the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, the central instalment in writer/director/producer Peter Jackson's epic trilogy based on the J.R.R. Tolkien masterpiece, Te Papa proudly announces a world exclusive and a bold ...

15: US Elections 2002: It's Fritz!

As I write, it is nearly certain that former Vice President Walter "Fritz" Mondale will replace the late Senator Paul Wellstone as the Minnesota Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate.

16: Bali no excuse for state terrorism

New Zealand should condemn the dawn raids on Australia's Muslim community, Green Party Foreign Affairs spokesperson Keith Locke said today.

17: UQ Wire: In Democracy's Wake

In Democracy's Wake - The Anti-War Protest in Washington DC By William Rivers Pitt From: t r u t h o u t | Report Wednesday, 30 October, 2002

18: Police Better Prove Their Case

ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks tonight responded to reports that Kawakawa farmer Paul McIntyre will face charges for shooting intruders on his property.

19: Streets of London: Do Mention The War

Streets of London special: on the Streets of Berlin. Malcolm Aitken speaks with some Berliners about Iraq, Saddam Hussein, war and the Nazis at Tacheles, Berlin’s renowned alternative arts centre.

20: General Tommy Franks Briefs At The Pentagon

DoD News Briefing General Tommy Franks, commander, U.S. Central Command Tuesday, October 29, 2002 - 12:32 p.m. EST

21: UQ Wire: Investment Espionage And The White House

There is growing evidence that the FBI and other government intelligence entities are more closely linked to the documented accumulation of pre-9/11 insider trading profits than was originally thought.

22: Press Silent As US Army Is Entrusted To Wrongdoer

Secretary of the Army Thomas White is preparing to lead thousands of the nation’s soldiers into war with Iraq and still, not one journalist has spilled any ink on White’s knowledge of the suspect accounting practices at Enron Energy Services, the ...

23: Taxpayers Fund Greens' Pot Campaign

New Zealand First wants to know why the Greens are using taxpayers’ money to promote the use of cannabis.

24: Good Dad jailed under Clark's family values policy

The Mild Greens are disgusted that a Christchurch District Court Judge has sentenced a solo father to eight months jail for possession of several ounces of low grade cannabis, presumed to be for supply.

25: Ultranationalists Prop-up Crumbling Israeli Govt

Israel’s government collapsed overnight after Labor Party ministers in the Ariel Sharon Cabinet resigned over funding of Jewish settlements. But Sharon will continue to govern Israel in a minority coalition government of rightwing and religious parties, ...

26: Poll Watch: TV1 And TV3 Final Election 2002 Polls

TV1’s Colmar Brunton Poll and TV3’s NFO Poll have recorded remarkably similar results on the night before the final day of the election campaign. Today will not be recorded among National Party Leader Bill English's finest moments.

27: The 911 Evidence that May Hang George W. Bush

The Case Against G.W. Bush: a Preliminary "Hearing" in the Court of Common Sense

28: Time APEC and WTO saw what’s on their doorstep

Ministers at this year’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Mexico have expressed their anguish about threats to security and promised more economic globalisation as the solution. They refuse to recognize the link between their free ...

29: UQ Wire: Wheels Come Off U.S. War Plans For Iraq

INSIDE THIS REPORT: * Reported Coup Attempt in Qatar Threatens Base * Worldwide Attacks on U.S. Interests * Massive Domestic/International Protests * U.N./Foreign Political Opposition Proves Effective

30: Scampi inquiry

Minister of Fisheries Pete Hodgson says he is comfortable with the Primary Production Committee's decision in principle to inquire into the scampi fishery.

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