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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: US Senator Robert Byrd: We Stand Passively Mute

"To contemplate war is to think about the most horrible of human experiences. On this February day, as this nation stands at the brink of battle, every American on some level must be contemplating the horrors of war.

3: Rumsfeld & Bush's War Plan Was Formulated In 1998

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Deputy Secretary Paul Wolfowitz undertook a full-fledged lobbying campaign in 1998 to get former President Bill Clinton to start a war with Iraq and topple Saddam Hussein’s regime claiming that the country posed ...

4: Dennis Hans: I'm Calling You Out

Marching Orders for Journalists, Officials and Celebrities - Stop what you’re doing! I’ve got something far more important that you need to do this very instant. Here is your assignment, if you are. . .

5: John Chuckman: Answers To Two Great Mysteries

( ) – On Friday, February 14, the Foreign Minister of France, M. de Villepin, gave a remarkable speech to the U.N. Security Council. The precision and force of reason with which he put France's case concerning Iraq were nothing ...

6: Democracy for the Middle East? Bah, Humbug!

Mainstream media, talk shows and online columns in the past few weeks have been festooned with the urgent call to liberate Iraq from dictatorship and install democracy in the region. "Liberating the Iraqi people," we are told makes for a sound ...

7: Letter From Elsewhere: Untimely Death

Untimely death comes in many forms. Along with thousands of other New Zealanders, I walked through the city on Saturday to protest against its arbitrary, mass infliction on the citizens of Iraq, and on the armed forces now being marshalled to attack them.

8: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 19 February

1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Immigration: What were the total numbers of immigrants that came to New Zealand in the 2001 calendar year and the 2002 calendar year?

9: Recovered History: BCCI, BNL, GW Bush and Iraq

One of the White House aides who unlawfully intervened in the BNL prosecution was a certain factotum named Jay S. ByBee. Last week, said factotum was nominated by the current warmer of the Oval Office seat, George W. Bush, to a place on the federal ...

10: F19 Anti-War Rally At Parliament Panorama Images

11: Questions Of The Day Transcript - 18th February

1. KEITH LOCKE (Green) Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: In light of the weekend protests by thousands of New Zealanders against the “war talk” of President George W Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair, will New Zealand’s United Nations ambassador ...

12: BTL: Ralph Nader Speaks Out Against War With Iraq

Interview with Ralph Nader, citizen activist and former Green Party presidential candidate, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

13: Norma Sherry: It's a Wonderful New World

"Doc, I have this searing pain in my neck, my eyes are burning and my gums are bleeding. I'm afraid of the dark - I feel as if there is always someone lurking around the corner."

14: Dunne corrects news report on conscience vote

United Future leader, Peter Dunne, today corrected an erroneous news report concerning voting on the Prostitution Reform Bill.

15: Franco-German Resistance Toward US Power Politics

When the Bush administration took office international diplomacy received an injection of power politics. Beginning with the declaration that North Korea, Iran and Iraq comprised an "axis of evil," and culminating in the current aggression toward Baghdad, ...

16: UK Prime Minister Tony Blair's presser - Feb 18th

Good Morning everyone, and welcome to the monthly press conference. Obviously I will take questions on any issues you want to raise, but there is no point in denying that the issue that is dominating people's minds at the moment is the issue of Iraq ...

17: NZ Must Support France, Germany & Russia at UN

Auckland 18 February 2003: The New Zealand Ambassador’s speech to the UN General Assembly tomorrow must back a peaceful resolution to the crisis over Iraq – that means actively supporting the Governments of France, Germany and Russia.

18: NZ's Defining Characteristics 2020 – John Key

Fourteen months ago I was an investment banker working in the world's major financial centres - London and New York. After 18 years in the international currency, bond and derivative markets, I hung up my banking boots for New Zealand politics.

19: French Address By Dominique De Villepin to UN

To what extent do the nature and scope of the threat justify the recourse to force? Use of force can only be a final recourse. Why go to war if there still exists an unused space in resolution 1441?

20: Immigrant Con Man Takes Kiwis For A Ride

New Zealand First leader Rt Hon Winston Peters is calling for a thorough investigation into the background of Iranian conman Pourshad Marco Arvand and an explanation of how he has managed to fleece New Zealand taxpayers for the last 14 years.

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: Air NZ Delivers Domestic Business Travel Boost

Air New Zealand achieved a nine per cent increase in domestic business travel during the traditionally quiet month of January, underlining a pattern of increased spending on business travel through its lower Express Class fares.

23: 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?

24: 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 ...

25: United Future’s Objectionable and Offensive Bill

SPCS opposes a Private Member’s Bill in the name of Marc Alexander, a first-term United Future Party MP and party spokesman on Internal Affairs, which is set down as item number six on the Order Paper for Wednesday 19th February 2003. United Future ...

26: Imad Khadduri: The Demise Of The Nuclear Bomb Hoax

Much to the chagrin of President Bush and Colin Powell, the nuclear inspection chief's findings not only cleared the smoke from the imagined "smoking gun," but also dissipated the smog of misinformation with which the American government, hungry for war, has ...

27: People Power: New Zealand Citizens Say No to War

Scoop Images of Auckland's 10,000-strong Anti-War Protest.

28: Gangs Wage War On New Zealand

ACT New Zealand Police Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today attacked the Government for standing idly by and doing nothing as criminal gangs effectively declare war on law-abiding New Zealanders.

29: People Invited to Contribute to Peace Doco

Scoop is inviting people and organizations with digital video clips of NZ Anti-War peace protests to contribute their works to a collective Scoop Web-Doco-Project.

30: Law Change Will Not Mean More Brothels

The New Zealand Prostitutes Collective refutes claims that changes to the prostitution laws will result in a tripling of the number of Brothels. “Claims made by the Maxim Institute misrepresent the reality of a decriminalised sex industry” says Catherine ...

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