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1: Ten Reasons Why Bush MUST Have His War

The Bush Administration desperately needs this war. Without it, not only might the world discover that the emperor has no clothes, but that he was never elected in November,2000.

2: Howard's End: Russia Provides Iraq a Lifeboat

Scoop's Middle-East intelligence sources are reporting that Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has stepped into the bipolar crisis over Iraq between US-led and French-led world blocs with a proposition to avert the war and provide Saddam Hussein with a ...

3: The New Write

Word from the prez - PM wipes out - Hot goss from Parliament - Top 10 Anti-French quotes - Website of the week...

4: 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, ...

5: Dunne slams 'irrelevant' Greens

Yet again the Greens have demonstrated how irrelevant they are to the serious business of government in New Zealand, United Future leader, Peter Dunne, said today.

6: United Future staff member resigns

United Future New Zealand today announced the resignation of long-time staff member, Mark Stonyer.

7: Bush Tied to Terror Suspect Sami al-Arian - Image

George and Laura Bush with Sami Amin Al-Arian during the 2000 campaign in Florida. Al-Arian is charged with 50 counts of terrorism. Al-Arian even went to a White House briefing with Karl Rove.

8: 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.

9: John Cory: The Aftermath – Has Already Begun

The corporate media is busy hyping Showdown: Iraq - guessing at start dates and offering its tabloid version of "two-headed alien threatens the world.” The ratings driven drivel fails to provide context, depth, and historical perspective.

10: UQ Wire: What, Me Worry?

So many emails. So many people worried and confused. So many people acting as if it doesn't make sense. Yes, there's good reason to be confused.

11: Question And Answer With Ernesto Bertarelli

AUCKLAND - November 15, 2002 - Alinghi President and navigator Ernesto Bertarelli spoke at the Louis Vuitton Cup Press Conference after race 3 of the quarter-finals, a match in which Alinghi emerged victorious against Prada.

12: Awatere Huata Rejects Skipworth’s Claims

“I utterly reject the outrageous claims by convicted fraudster Kathy Skipworth as reported by the Dominion Post.”

13: NZ Anti-War Documentary to Screen in Three Centres

A 25 minute documentary about the peace weekend (Feb 15, 16) produced by Aotearoa Indymedia - in collaboration with PlaNET TV will screen on community TV stations in 3 main centres around New Zealand. Dunedin Gets to view it tonight!

14: Dunne: the Cup's gone, look to the future

United Future leader, Peter Dunne, says that while it's been a blow to New Zealanders to see the America's Cup go to Europe, now is not the time for despair.

15: Iraq Crisis Must be Solved Peacefully, says Putin

VOA reports Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, has told Bulgarian leaders the Iraq crisis must be resolved by peaceful means. Mr. Putin met with Bulgarian President Georgi Purvanov in Sofia. Mr. Putin told reporters that Bulgaria and Russia disagree ...

16: Innovation part of New Zealand's tradition

Innovation ? as demonstrated in aviation by Richard Pearse ? is a New Zealand tradition, Aoraki MP Jim Sutton said today.

17: If New Zealand fails nothing will be 100% GM-free

The decision by the Tasmanian government to ban commercial releases of GE crops for another 5 years will leave New Zealand lagging behind key competitors in efforts to protect GM-free primary production.

18: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Arabs And Dogs, Revisited

Last year, I wrote a piece called "The Arabs are Dogs," lamenting over the lack of Arab political will to address the deplorable situation in Jenin and other West Bank refugee camps. Not only did the Arabs do nothing about the plight ...

19: HARD NEWS 28/02/03 - Very Busy

I thought I'd better get out a post to the list before the week expired. I haven't had the time to blog much this week: my partner strained her back so badly on Friday night that she couldn't walk unaided for two days, and I, as luck would have it, ...

20: Preb's Letter From Wellington: It's the economy

The economy has been hit by a 20% appreciation against the US dollar in just three months, the worldwide investment pause over Iraq, and now the shock of the America's Cup loss. The latest figures show manufacturing to be stalling. Farm incomes this ...

21: UQ Wire: Tracking All Hijackers (LIHOP Series)

Tracking All Hijackers (LIHOP Series) From forthcoming "911Skeptics Unite! -the encyclopedia" - now up in a preview at See also… UQ Wire: 911 - They Let It Happen On Purpose!

22: 757 purchase finalised

New Zealand has just taken the next step in building a modern, focused, well-equipped Defence Force.

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: Ari Fleischer: It's Disarmament And Regime Change

I think the President made it perfectly plain yesterday in the Oval Office and he has said this repeatedly, it's disarmament and regime change.

25: Naked in Nuhaka: Identity Crisis

"Can you please refer no longer to the likes of Russell Coutts, Brad Butterworth and the rest of the ex-Team NZ defectors as NZers -- they are now Swiss. Let's strip them of any references to being Kiwis because as far as I'm concerned they lost that ...

26: Wolfowitz Interview with Good Morning America

Q: Well, as you heard in the newscast, Iraq is now saying that it will destroy its banned missiles starting probably tomorrow on the deadline.

27: 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?

28: 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. ...

29: Greens tell Howard: 'Stay home'

The Green Party is asking the Government to withdraw the invitation for Australian Prime Minister John Howard to visit New Zealand next week.

30: DoD News Briefing Feb 28 - Rumsfeld and Gen Myers

DoD News Briefing Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld Friday, February 28, 2003 - 1:43 p.m. EST

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