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1: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Stifling the Voice of Reason

The campaign to stifle dissent and censor any questioning of current U.S. policies vis-a-vis the Middle East in general, and Iraq in particular, has reached new levels.

2: Exposing Bush and His "Techniques of Deceit"

President George W. Bush and his foreign-policy team have systematically and knowingly deceived the American people in order to gain support for an unprovoked attack on Iraq.

3: Scoop Images: Get Your Deception Dollars Today!

Click on the green folding below ( ) to order your own deception dollars. Deception Dollars were reputedly a huge hit during the Jan 18th demonstrations in Washington D.C. and San Francisco at the weekend.

4: Turia welcomes Donna Awatere-Huata’s decision

Te Tai Hauauru MP Tariana Turia has welcomed news that ACT MP Donna Awatere-Huata has decided not to resign from Parliament.

5: Prime Minister’s Statement To Parliament - 11 Feb.

The Prime Minister’s statement to Parliament on this first sitting day of the year provides a formal opportunity to review public affairs and outline the Labour-Progressive Coalition Government’s legislative and other intentions for the next twelve months.

6: Control of Oil Behind Bush Drive for War with Iraq

Critics Charge Control of Oil Behind Bush Drive for War with Iraq - Interview with Michael Klare, professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College, conducted by Scott Harris

7: Norma Sherry: The Day Democracy Was Put On Hold

For the greater majority of the world, we remember the exact moment when John F. Kennedy was shot, when Challenger blew up in the Florida sky, when Martin Luther King was assassinated, and how the strike on Pearl Harbor instigated the United States ...

8: John Kaminski Fake Terror Alerts

How stupid do they think we are? Only hours after our much-praised Secretary of State is revealed to have been using material plagiarized from a college student to justify why we're going to kill thousands of people with bombs, our government ...

9: Scoop Images: Postcards From The Big (Car) Smoke

Sights of Auckland, taken over the weekend with a new Scoop Fuji-finepix digital camera. Scoop thanks those who have supported Scoop via Paypal for making this photo spread possible.

10: Act MP Rejects Kangaroo Court

After very careful and difficult deliberations, I have decided to remain an ACT Member of Parliament. I am staying because I am innocent. There is no way I am leaving. No charges have been laid. The auditor general hasn’t reported back.

11: Howard’s End: Beneath The Southern Cross

As we listen respectfully to the statement by the Prime Minister at the opening of Parliament today, we will likely be uninspired by dull, bland and predictable words such as "balanced budgets," "growth and innovation" and "economic transformation." ...

12: The two faces of Labour

The National Party's accusing the Government of being two faced about transport funding.

13: Clampdown On Illegal Street Racing

More streets are to be restricted to non-residential traffic on weekends and public holidays in order to tackle the scourge of illegal street racing in Manukau. This will include a large stretch of Te Irirangi Drive between Dawson Road in Otara and ...

14: Business Roundtable Wake-Up Call Welcomed

ACT Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide said today that the New Zealand Business Roundtable's wake-up call to Prime Minister Helen Clark's government was welcome.

15: David Miller: Collective Security

As the debate continues over whether a US led attack on Iraq is in some way justified, various people have started making reference to the need to maintain a system of collective security. Some have even used the pre-World War Two League of Nations ...

16: North Korea Threat Part Of U.S. Regional Strategy

North Korea's recent admission of enriching uranium for the purpose of creating a nuclear weapon may be an attempt to foil the U.S. strategy of keeping North Korea a public threat in order to facilitate the creation of the Theater Missile Defense ...

17: Scoop Images: Which One Is Mt Doom?

An panoramic image of the central North Island volcanoes, from left Mt. Tongariro, Mt. Ngauruhoe and Mt. Ruapehu. The mountains were a feature location for Lord of the Rings Trilogy filming, primarily for the final film “Return of The King”, due ...

18: Feb 15th: Largest Mobilisation in Planet's History

New Zealand will lead the largest mobilisation of human beings in the history of the planet when the No War Against Iraq march takes place in Auckland this coming Saturday (12noon from QEII Square at the bottom of Queen Street...

19: U.S. Election Integrity Flaw Discovered At Diebold

Recently, technicians and programmers for Diebold Election Systems, the company that supplied every single voting machine for the surprising 2002 results in the state of Georgia, the company that is preparing to convert the state of Maryland to its ...

20: Germany Sets Out a Peacemaking Solution on Iraq

Germany and France will present a plan to the United Nations security council on Feb 14 that will see a European military peacekeeping presence inside Iraq. The United States is enraged.

21: News Feature: Would Saddam Deploy Chemicals?

Utter panic and ugly scenes of death in a Baghdad heavily hit by US aerial bombing. Then, just as US troops have the special republic guard surrounded and move to storm the last citadel, taking out Iraq’s ruling elite, Saddam Hussein detonates a dirty ...

22: Guest Opinion: Iraq's Nuclear Non-Capability

As the war storm against Iraq swirls and gathers momentum, seeded by the efforts of the American and British governments, serious doubts arise as to the credibility of their intelligence sources, particularly the issue of Iraq's nuclear capability. ...

23: UQ Wire: 911 - They Let It Happen On Purpose!

Imagine you wake up from a coma and you learn that 11 months ago, an "Attack on America" destroyed some significant buildings, killed 3,000 people and forced a war against terrorism. You switch on the news and see pictures of Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, ...

24: Firas Al-Atraqchi: The Telling of a Tall Tale

"A third-rate intelligence team could have done it," said Iraqi General Amer Al-Saadi, Chief Science advisor to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in his refute of U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell's 'evidence' before the U.N. Security Council.

25: U.S. VP Cheney Off Hook As GAO Declines To Appeal

The identities of the people who advised Vice President Dick Cheney on the National Energy Policy—particularly those who work in the energy industry—will remain secret.

26: Richard Prebble’s Letter From Wellington

The ACT Caucus will suspend her [Donna Awatere Huata] tomorrow because she admitted to them last Monday that she had broken the ACT Caucus rules on conflicts of interest; she accepted with her husband a plane trip to Sydney, all expenses paid to see the ...

27: Order Paper - TUESDAY, 11 FEBRUARY 2003

FINAL No. 35 Order Paper TUESDAY, 11 FEBRUARY 2003 Sitting hours 2 pm to 6 pm and 7.30 pm to 10 pm ORDER OF BUSINESS PRIME MINISTER’S STATEMENT Unlimited DEBATE ON PRIME MINISTER’S STATEMENT Leader of the Opposition and specified party leaders 20 ...

28: Hocking off family jewels not in national interest

Government pleas for a university not to sell off land to the highest bidder is evidence of a tertiary sector that has lost sight of its public purpose, said Green MP Nandor Tanczos.

29: Was Downing St’s Iraq dossier plagiarised?

The UK government's carefully co-ordinated propaganda offensive took an embarrassing hit today after Downing Street was accused of plagiarism.

30: USA Viewers: Want to Impeach Your President?

George W. Bush Must Answer to the People - The U.S. Constitution provides the means to prevent George W. Bush from engaging in a war of aggression against Iraq, and from advancing a first strike potentially nuclear preemptive war. It's called impeachment.

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