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1: 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 ...

2: 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. ...

3: 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.

4: Rumsfeld pushes big lie on human shields in Iraq

Hi everyone, according to Donald Rumsfeld (the man that war criminal Henry Kissinger described as "the most ruthless man I've ever known") I am a war criminal. (click here to read the article).

5: UQ Wire: The U.S. Tilts toward Iraq, 1980-1984

The Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988) was one of a series of crises during an era of upheaval in the Middle East: revolution in Iran, occupation of the U.S. embassy in Tehran by militant students, invasion of the Great Mosque in Mecca by anti-royalist Islamicists, ...

6: France’s ''Non'' On Iraq Is The First Of Many

As obnoxious as many Americans find the current behaviour of French President Jacques Chirac, there is clear method behind his apparent madness. It is true that during past crises, France has usually ended up alongside its American and British counterparts ...

7: 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

8: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 26 February

1. MARC ALEXANDER to the Minister of Police: Does he consider that the police have adequate resources to deal with the cyanide terrorism threats sent to the Australian High Commission, British High Commission, United States Embassy and an Auckland newspaper; ...

9: 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. ...

10: New Zealand Territorial Force Faces Crisis

ACT New Zealand Defence Spokesperson Ken Shirley today released responses to written Parliamentary Questions revealing the parlous state of New Zealand's territorial services.

11: 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

12: US Arms Control Hypocrisy is the Real Threat

John Bolton was in Israel last week doing his job, fighting the spread of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Bolton is the U.S. Undersecretary of State for Arms Control. But the way he was doing his job is enough to make you laugh -- and cry.

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


14: Gats 2000: Request From The EC To New Zealand

[SCOOP EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a copy of the leaked European Commission GATS 2000 requests to New Zealand. This document was published yesterday by the Polaris Institute, see...

15: 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 ...

16: 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.

17: 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 ...

18: 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 ...

19: 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''

20: PeopleSoft Flies Past Competition at Air NZ

PeopleSoft have announced an agreement with Air New Zealand (NZSE: AIR) to supply and implement a suite of enterprise application software.

21: Scoop Image: How Americans Teach Geography

The world according to the United States of America, submitted by a reader, origin unknown.

22: 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.

23: Questions Of The Day Transcript - 25 February 2003

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH (Leader of the Opposition) 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 ...

24: Firas Al-Atraqch: The Rush to War

There are many reasons why the phrase 'rush to war' is apt in describing the current socio-political environment. However, the rush has little to nothing to do with the fact that Iraq has allegedly not disarmed in 12 years, or that Iraq has allegedly ...

25: The Paydirt of Paranoia

The immigration detention business is booming. The global reach of the top players in the security industry is astounding. They are truly transnational corporations in every sense. And in our struggles against the neoliberal agenda, just like other ...

26: ACC Repeatedly Cuts Compensation For Disabled Boy

The severely disabled Christchurch boy who was mauled by a dog as a baby, only to have compensation stopped last month, has had an uphill battle with ACC since his 1993 injury. His case has been to review several times.

27: 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 ...

28: Meeting The World's Leaders - A Letter From Davos

The following is a letter from a reporter who managed to get heavy credentials for the Davos conference. It was posted on the Psychohistory bulletin board – it appears here on Scoop after being transmitted via Sam Smith's indomitable Undernews @

29: Colin Powell Press Conference In China

SECRETARY POWELL: (Applause) Clearly not the American press, but that's all right! Well, good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. Let me begin by saying it is a great sight to be back in China. This is my third visit to Beijing since becoming Secretary and ...

30: 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 ...

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