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1: Iran & North Korea Will Be Next Targets - Mahathir

Kuala Lumpur (Tribune Correspondent, Sunday the 24 Feb ): Western powers are using terrorism as a pretext to conquer the world and will target Iran and North Korea once they succeed in Iraq, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Sunday. ...

2: LOTR director gets behind organ donation awareness

Peter Jackson has offered his support for the “GiveLife” campaign, which was sparked by the plight of Andy and Janice Tookey’s 17 month-old daughter Katie, who suffers from a rare liver disease. Katie will need a liver transplant at some stage, in the ...

3: Sweden Offers Free-speech Refuge To U.S. Officials

STOCKHOLM - Blaine Williams hasn't stopped grinning since he arrived in Sweden two weeks ago. Several times a day he'll approach a complete stranger, offer a handshake and a smile, introduce himself as a former CIA analyst from America, and proceed ...

4: 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.

5: With Liberals Like These, Who Needs Conservatives!

With “Liberals” Like These, Who Needs Conservatives: How Powell wowed Mary McGrory and Richard Cohen, the crème of the Washington Post’s credulous crop By Dennis Hans

6: Otago University's Absurd Maori Policy

New Zealand First has described Otago University’s new Maori language policy as absurd political correctness and nothing to do with education.

7: Ron Callari: Duct & Cover

Forget trying to convince France and Germany to support our ersatz need for a War in Iraq, our mighty adhesive ally is all the security this nation needs in time of crisis.

8: Matthew Reid: "Carter In '04"

Scoop's newest columnist is sure to raise a few eyebrows among the Scoop readership. His views- as he says himself - tend to be,'' in diametric opposition to most of what is published on''

9: Scoop Images: White America

Images from Nasa's Terra MODIS Satellite of the North Eastern United States and South Eastern areas of Canada showing a blanket of snow stretching as far as the satellite can see, from the mid-west and the great lakes to the Atlantic coast. This image ...

10: Why We Must GoTo War, Richard Perle Explains

The document that follows was authored by a group of US Hawks including the king of all Hawks, Richard Perle, a senior adviser to the current Bush Administration. It was addressed in a recent column by Robert Fisk of The Independent - ( The case ...

11: Keith Rankin: Empire Building

Is the United States simply the world's policeman, on the beat, acting to reduce global crime? No. The Washington regime gets visibly angry at the very suggestion that there may be no crime that the Iraqi nation can be arrested, tortured and sentenced ...

12: Confronting the Empire - Noam Chomsky Speech

We are meeting at a moment of world history that is in many ways unique – a moment that is ominous, but also full of hope. The most powerful state in history has proclaimed, loud and clear, that it intends to rule the world by force, the dimension in which ...

13: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 25 February

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Is it correct that she tried to stop Hon John Tamihere from circulating a speech which said that the “Welfare as presently practiced in this country literally kills [Maori] with kindness.” after the Knowledge ...

14: In The Spirit of Nigerian Spam – An Email From GWB


15: Gulf War Vets question U.S. role in Oil Well Fires

For the past six years, the American Gulf War Veterans Association have received numerous reports from veterans stating that US forces were responsible for the setting of the oil well fires at the end of the Gulf War. These testimonies are now being ...

16: 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 ...

17: Leaked documents show poor countries targetted

“Today’s massive leak of the WTO’s General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) negotiation documents exposes the so-called Doha ‘development’ round as the sham we've always said it was," says Professor Jane Kelsey from the Action, Research ...

18: Here We Go! Nth Korea Launches Missile Into Sea

North Korea launched a missile that crashed into the sea between the Korean Peninsula and Japan on Monday, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said Tuesday.

19: Nuclear Junkies: Those Lovable Little Bombs

When former Los Alamos scientist and noted nuclear weapons adviser Richard Garwin met with Russian Minister of Atomic Energy Victor Mikhailov in Moscow earlier this year, Mikhailov brought up U.S. research on micro-nukes. The linkage is clear: the ...

20: 10 reasons we're not doing well in the boat race

1. The crew were mentally traumatised by the suggestion that Georgina Beyer might join the shirtless haka.

21: 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.

22: Bill English Speech: "Treaty Grows Another Leg"

The question I hear most often is "What does National stand for?" The New Zealand National Party is a mainstream Party. We stand for:enterprise. personal responsibility. strong families and communities. freedom and choice. limited Government. national ...

23: Jason Leopold: Powell Changes Tune On War Sans UN

Powell Warned Bush Last Year Of Bloody War With Iraq Without UN Suport By Jason Leopold

24: John Kaminski: The "Dead Zone" Scenario

These days hang heavy, languid, dreamlike. I imagine how it must have been sitting in a park on the coast of France staring at the gray ocean sky in those dreary days right before World War II. The Nazis had stolen your country and you wondered how ...

25: Draft Resolution Circulates UN Security Council

The USA, Britain and co-sponsor Spain have been circulating this draft UN resolution about the Security Council. It bypasses calling for war against Iraq, but shruedly details alleged breaches of Resolution 1441...

26: United Future: Tamihere deserves to be heard

United Future leader, Peter Dunne, today backed Youth Affairs Minister, John Tamihere, and his outspoken views on the New Zealand welfare system.

27: ACC Management Still Hostile To Media Queries

ACC is delaying responses to media compiled by it’s own media advisors by insisting that any written replies to journalists be signed off by senior management, who in turn are delaying signing the responses. In many cases, senior officials are ordering ...

28: Kia Kaha, John

ACT New Zealand Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today urged junior Minister John Tamihere to remain strong in his views on social welfare, rather than apologising to fellow Minister Steve Maharey as ordered by Prime Minister Helen Clark.

29: Secret GM Crop Experiments Used Terminator Genes

Environmental and consumer groups across the UK are furious that GM oilseed rape crops grown across the UK within the "farm scale evaluations " programme have contained highly controversial terminator genes. Such genes create male sterility ...

30: Voting Machine Engineer Sues, Alleges Design Flaws

Friday 2/21/2003 -- This afternoon, the disturbing issues surrounding voting machine security were racheted up another notch: Dan Spillane, a voting machine test engineer, filed a lawsuit against his former employer, DRE touch-screen voting machine manufacturer ...

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