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1: Dennis Hans: The Disinformation Age

The Disinformation Age: How George W. Bush and Saint Colin of Powell are lying America into an unnecessary war — and what honest journalists can do about it By Dennis Hans

2: Israeli Planes Spray Chemicals On Palestinians

SOUTHERN NEGEV, March 4, 2003 (IPC)- - Israeli light planes carrying toxic chemicals raided today wide arable lands owned by the southern Negev Palestinian inhabitants, and sprayed these prohibited chemicals over the area. Many residents, including children ...

3: US White House Press Briefing by Ari Fleischer

MR. FLEISCHER: Good afternoon. Two announcements for you today. The President began his day with a phone call to Colombian President Uribe. They had very substantive conversations. The President views President Uribe as a close friend and ally. They ...

4: Disaster In The Global Equity Markets

Some people assume that very little is happening in global equities presently. They assume that "things are a bit quiet", as there is a pre-war lull, but the markets will find a positive direction as the Iraqi question is resolved.

5: Scoop Archive: 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!



7: 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.

8: Scoop Feedback: Israel, Angry From The USA, Sweden

IN THIS EDITION: Israel's daily aggression against Palestinians - In Response To Andy Binder - Further In Response To Andy Binder - Letter in response to MP Murray Smith's media release on community boards - Palme Plan?

9: Muscle Bound, Broke, And Spoiling For A Fight

It is a sad commentary on politics that hardly ten years after the collapse of the Soviet Union the supposed victor, America, has a prison population that rivals Stalin’s.

10: Air New Zealand and Qantas

The Commerce Commission intends to release simultaneously two draft determinations relating to two applications by Qantas and Air New Zealand for authorisation under the Commerce Act in early April 2003.

11: A Primer For GWB On The Ten Commandments

It is wonderful to have a U.S. president who reveres so highly the teaching of the Bible, especially with the responsibility he carries for international peace and security. No attempt to understand the president’s approval ratings within the U.S. ...

12: 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.

13: Critics Warn Iraq War Will Provoke Terrorism

Critics Warn Iraq War Will Provoke Increased Terrorism, Ethnic Conflicts and Global Economic Instability - Interview with Dilip Hiro author and journalist, conducted by Scott Harris

14: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 05 March

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: What specific directions, if any, has she given to Ministers regarding the Government’s vision of being “in the top half of the OECD” in 10 years, as set out in the Prime Minister’s statement to Parliament ...

15: Scoop Feedback: Schools, Traitors, Tall Masts & NZ

In This Edition: Schools Are Failing Industry - What A Joke - Tall Mast Syndrome - The Sorry State Of NZ Defence

16: Donna Awatere Huata Not Credible

"I have been informed by the media that disgraced MP Donna Awatere-Huata is the source of allegations against the ACT Parliamentary staff," ACT Leader Richard Prebble said today.

17: UQ Wire: Arrest Me

I'm waiting for the black government cars to come squealing up in front of my house, for the thump of leather on my stairs, for the sound of knuckles on my door, for the feel of steel braceleting my wrists, for the smell of urine in some dank Federal ...

18: Bernard Weiner: Bush's Foreign Adventurism

How to Swagger & Bully Your Way to Disaster: Bush's Foreign Adventurism By Bernard Weiner The Crisis Papers

19: Questions Of The Day Transcript - 4 March 2003

1. DAVID PARKER (NZ Labour—Otago) to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he received on growth in the regions?

20: The Slippery Slope Approaches in Colombia

Washington seeks a "strong response" to the current abduction crisis in Colombia, setting the basis for an accelerated posting of U.S. military personnel to the country

21: 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 ...

22: Dunne: Nats 'game-playing' on Iraq a disgrace

National's refusal today to seek leave for an urgent debate on the Iraq situation was "political game-playing of the worst kind," United Future leader Peter Dunne said this morning.

23: Israeli Daily Aggression on the Palestinian People

[10] Palestinians were killed including two children and a pregnant, [91] were wounded, among them [5] paramedics [and [29] children, [12] critically including [5] children. [49] Were arrested. [580] Trees were uprooted and [243] dunams were bulldozed. [79] ...

24: Common-sense? More Like confused!

The Shadow Leader of the House says United Future's done its image as a Labour lap-dog no favours after launching an unprovoked and fundamentally flawed attack on the National Party.

25: Green Party should check its facts

The Green Party should check what it thinks are the facts before it starts quoting the statements of people who do not share its philosophy on gene technology, the Director of the University of California Biotechnology programme, Professor Martina ...

26: Doreen Miller: Criminalising An Act Of Love

According to a recent Fox News report, U.S. leaders are considering prosecuting for war crimes any U.S. citizen who travels to Iraq to be a human shield in an effort to protect the Iraqi people. Yes, the United States now intends to make it a crime ...

27: American Public Diplomacy and Islam

Charlotte Beers, Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Washington, DC February 27, 2003

28: Matthew Reid: Frightening Times

These certainly are frightening times. Flip on the TV, open up a newspaper or go to a show-everywhere you look there's some Hollywood hot shot or music biz bigwig taking a courageous stand against the 'Bush/Blair Bomb Squad.'

29: John Paul II Calls for Intense World Peace Prayer

VATICAN CITY, MARCH 2, 2003 ( John Paul II made a renewed appeal for prayer and fasting for peace in the world, especially in the Holy Land and Iraq.

30: PINR: Afghanistan's Continued Struggle

Afghanistan is currently seeking political legitimacy not only in the context of Central Asia but in the greater world as well. The administration of Hamid Karzai is faced with a series of obstacles towards that goal.

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Top Scoops Headlines


Joeseph Cederwall: Progress On Open Government, Finally

The Open Government Partnership features an Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) with an independent reviewer assessing each Government’s performance in order to keep them honest. The IRM for New Zealand has just released the latest draft report on New Zealand. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Selling Out Of The Kurds

Kurdish lives were expended to serve US – not Kurdish – military and diplomatic goals, in the belief that the US and European powers the Kurds had served so steadfastly in the battle against IS terrorism would be rewarded, afterwards. Instead, there is every indication the Kurds are being sold out once again. More>>


Gordon Campbell: on the inquiry into the abuse of children in care

Apparently, PM Jacinda Ardern has chosen to exclude faith-based institutions from the government’s promised inquiry into the abuse of children in state care. Any role for religious institutions – eg the Catholic Church – would be only to observe and to learn from any revelations that arise from the inquiry’s self-limiting focus on state-run institutions… More >>

Summer Reading:

Charlotte Graham: I OIA'd Every Council In NZ...

A “no surprises” mindset and training and advice that has taught public servants to see any media interaction as a “gotcha” exercise perpetrated by unscrupulous and scurrilous reporters has led to a polarised and often unproductive OIA process. More>>


Veronika Meduna: The Kaikoura Rebuild

A Scoop Foundation Investigation The South Island’s main transport corridor will be open to traffic again, more than a year after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake mangled bridges and tunnels, twisted rail tracks and buried sections of the road under massive landslides. More>>

Charlotte Graham: Empowering Communities To Act In A Disaster
The year of record-breaking natural disasters means that in the US, as in New Zealand, there’s a conversation happening about how best to run the emergency management sector... More>>