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1: 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.

2: MSNBC Struggles To Report Ossama’s Views Of Saddam

More news behind the news, and in a startlingly similar vein to a Scoop from the very recent past. It seems that nothing is quite as effective at tripping up the major US news networks as a statement from public enemy number one.

3: 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.

4: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Misleading the Public

U.S. media touted the official line before even hearing the tape, or awaiting a reliable translation. "Undeniably links Iraq with Al-Qaida," says one CNN anchor. And then something happened that neither the U.S. administration nor the media anticipated: ...

5: Jason Leopold: It’s the Oil, Stupid

Why is it so difficult to accept the fact that America’s thirst for oil is the primary reason for waging a war against Iraq? For months, foreign journalists have reported that the United States has been running low on oil—a fact—and only by using military ...

6: 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. ...


As of 13th of February folk in 484 locations around the world (including Antarctica!) had registered their intention to protest on February 15th against war in Iraq. This weekend’s protests are expected to be the biggest ever public mobilisation against ...

8: Bush Is Racking Up "Frequent Liar Miles"

Lyndon Johnson is remembered for lying about Vietnam, Richard Nixon for lying about Watergate, Bill Clinton for lying about adultery. George W. Bush is known as a straight shooter. What’s wrong with that picture?

9: UQ Wire: The Crimes Of 9/11 (Part 1)

Where is the line between investigative discretion and obstruction of justice? What level of forewarning of attack is so compelling that failure to order protective measures makes officials liable to prosecution for reckless endangerment?

10: Al Jazeera TV Statement on Bin Laden Tape

Al Jazeera Satellite Channel received Tuesday evening 11th of February 2003 an An audio tape carrying a message from the leader of Al Qaeda Osama Bin Laden.

11: UQ Wire: Osama Rallies Muslims, Condemns Hussein

Osama bin Laden rose from the dead yet again on Tuesday to prophesy doom and death for America. This is nothing new; he has been clawing his way out of various burial holes for seventeen months now, and always manages to strike fear into the American ...

12: What's Next? War Against France, North Korea?

They've pretty much tried it all; blaming Saddam for anthrax, West Nile Virus, 9-11, and ties to terrorists. They showed us cartoons of roving sci-fi labs in Iraq's hyperspace (because, apparently, no one has seen the mobile labs let alone provide proof they ...

13: 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 ...

14: UQ Wire: 9/11 family member attacked by O'Reilly

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15: The Real But Unspoken Reasons For The Iraq War

Although completely suppressed in the U.S. media, the answer to the Iraq enigma is simple yet shocking - it an an oil CURRENCY war. The Real Reason for this upcoming war is this administration’s goal of preventing further OPEC momentum towards the ...

16: Regional Powers React To U.S. Invasion Of Iraq

The Bush administration's proposed war in Iraq is testing how much regional powers across the globe are willing to lose in their stand against U.S. global hegemony. As the talk of war in Iraq was still building late last year, France and Russia spoke ...

17: UQ Wire: The Crimes Of 9/11 (Part 2)

THE CRIMES OF 9/11: Bush Administration, CIA and FBI Misconduct Caused “Intelligence Failure” (Part 2) See also… UQ Wire: The Crimes Of 9/11 (Part 1)

18: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 13 February

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Further to her statement yesterday that a “number of Government agencies presently have a role in dispersing information” about the Treaty, is there a plan for her Government to establish and implement an ...

19: Arrogance: What Is It Good For? Absolute Disasters

Arrogance: What Is It Good For? Absolute Disasters! -- The Columbia & 9/11 Tragedies By Bernard Weiner , The Crisis Papers

20: NITA: The Imperishable Primacy of Interests

“They’ve got some crazy people over there…” - Thus spake Congressman John Murtha about the Pentagon, and truer words were never spoken.

21: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Who is Khidhir Hamza?

This week Khidhir Hamza, a former Iraqi nuclear scientist who defected to the U.S. in 1994, testified before a U.S. Senate panel investigating Iraq's nuclear armaments. Hamza told U.S. Senators that Iraq was three years away from creating up to three ...

22: 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 ...

23: Corruption Drives Into Driving Tests

New Zealand First MP Ron Mark says bribery and corruption has become part of the drivers’ licence test.

24: 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 ...

25: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Editorial: What Does Osama Think Of Saddam? Don’t Ask MSNBC - Scoop Is In The House - Hard News's Curly Questions For Hitchens - Stateside: Watch Out For The Tigers! - Malcolm Aitken In London: Chemical Weapons Experts Imagine The Unthinkable - The ...

26: 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, ...

27: Questions Of The Day Transcript - 12 February 2003

BEYER, GEORGINA to the Minister of Social Services and Employment: What recent reports has he received on the state of the labour market?

28: HARD NEWS 12/02/03 - Everybody's Up!

All the bloggers have blogged, so it's time for another post. Chad has been talking to Linda Clark and I've been listening to her. Rob's back, Damon's going away, Jolisa's dumpster-diving in the Big Apple and Debra has teenage sons.

29: 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 ...

30: Don't Know Minister Must Go Now Says Peters

New Zealand First has demanded the immediate resignation of the Immigration Minister who admitted in Parliament during question time today that she did not know how many immigrants arrived in New Zealand last year.

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