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1: 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.

2: 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

3: Nats “crime of conversation and meeting” fascist

“Unenforceable, unnecessary and a wanton attack on freedom of speech requiring widespread fascist powers of surveillance” is how Libertarianz Spokesman Scott Wilson described National Justice Spokesperson Richard Worth’s suggestion that there be so called ...

4: UQ Wire: The "Capture" Of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed

The official story of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed's arrest is a mass of lies, cover-ups and contradictions. It is highly likely Mohammed was not arrested on March 1. What exactly did happen is unclear, but the details of his arrest suggest something very ...

5: Child porn laws should reflect criminal laws

“Tougher sentences for those filming or photographing children being raped are completely justified” announced Libertarianz Spokeman on Free Speech Scott Wilson today “but child porn and similar laws should focus on actual crimes, not on recording activities ...

6: 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.

7: Howard's End: WWIII Threat Faces Security Council

Firstly, it's about bullying by Washington and London of France Germany and Russia. But its also about the outrage felt by the US who sees itself as the lone superpower being told by the UN what to do. Because of bumbling and miscalcualtion this could ...

8: President Plays the Christian Trump Card

Op/Ed on Bush's Use of Religious Language: President Plays the Christian Trump Card From:

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: Chris Sanders: Clueless in Frogville

Over the weekend at the beginning of the month, Sanders Research crossed a sort of threshold, receiving its first death threat. "We will destroy you" was sent on one of our internal e-mail addresses through an American ISP. At least someone ...

11: 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?

12: 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.

13: Jason Leopold: When Poppy Bush Said It How It Is

When Poppy Bush Said It How It Is Bush Sr. Said In 1996 That War With Iraq `Would Turn Entire Arab World Against Us’ By Jason Leopold

14: 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. ...

15: HARD NEWS 06/03/02 - Blog Crazy!

Lots to read this week if you haven't visited Public Address - and even if you have, I've made a couple of interesting updates to the Bosnian post in Hard News.

16: Questions Of The Day Transcript - 5 March 2003

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

17: Questions Of Oral Answer - Thursday, 06 March 2003

1. MIKE WARD to the Minister for Sport and Recreation: Why has the Government offered funding of $5.6 million to Team New Zealand four years before the America’s Cup challenge, while Water Safety New Zealand only has funds for programmes to reduce the number ...

18: The big difference between Australia and NZ

A glowing OECD report shows up the big difference between Australia and New Zealand, says Business NZ.

19: Race Relations Commissioner in La-La Land again

The call today by Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres for private businesses to adopt Maori names is just another outburst of politically correct lunacy, United Future MP Marc Alexander said today.

20: 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 ...

21: 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.

22: Bernard Weiner: Bush's Foreign Adventurism

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

23: 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 ...

24: Reduce Pollution Source And Save Lives And Money

Reduce Pollution Source And Save Lives And Money – Two Actions Required To Reduce Auckland Pollution

25: Joris de Bres takes PC to new extremes

The National Party's taking aim at the Race Relations Commissioner after suggesting private businesses should adopt Maori names.

26: Press Briefing by Ari Fleischer - March 5, 2003

Q Ari, you have said in the past that every step will be taken to protect innocent and civilian life in Iraq. During the first Gulf War, the United States intentionally bombed water storage facilities and sewage treatment plants.

27: 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 ...

28: Saddam Hussein's Message on Islamic New Year

Today ,we mark the advent of the (Hejira) Muharam month. As we feel the glory and fragrance of the ( Islamic ) message in it as we do every year, we also feel the determination of early believers led by prophet Mohamed bin Abdulla (Peace be upon ...

29: The Real But Unspoken Reasons For The Iraq War

Although completely suppressed in the U.S. media, the answer to the Iraq enigma is simple yet shocking - it an an oil CURRENCY war. The Real Reason for this upcoming war is this administration’s goal of preventing further OPEC momentum towards the ...

30: Urgent New Security Council Action on Iraq

Events are racing forward as a proposed US/UK resolution on Iraq has split the UN Security Council into opposing factions.

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