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1: DoD News Briefing Mar 11 - Rumsfeld and Gen. Myers

Q: Sir, support for a possible war is shrinking rapidly in Great Britain. Would the -- two questions. Would the United States go to war without Great Britain? And two, would the role of the British in an initial assault be scaled back?

2: Scoop ALERT: Potential Spam Based Paypal Ripoff

It pays to read your email very carefully and check what appears to be happening in the address bar of your browser before you enter any important details – ESPECIALLY FINANCIAL DETAILS – into a web form.

3: Use Of The Veto On UN Resolutions By The USA

In the United Nations, five countries (called the Permanent Members of the Security Council) can veto a United Nations resolution. These five are the USA, the UK, France, Russia (USSR before 1990), and China (Taiwan before 1971). This is a list of resolutions ...

4: Guest Opinion: The American Tragedy

Bush, Iraq, Powell, Rumsfeld, Saddaam ...... how did these names come to invade all our conscious and semi-conscious - thoughts. How did we allow one issue to dominate the globe? With a global media outreach, and almost hegemonistic influence over many ...

5: Images: World's Biggest Bomb (10 Tonnes) Tested

U.S. Air Force images of the MOAB – "Mother Of All Bombs" – being prepared for testing.

6: Scant Prospects Emerge From Meeting On Venezuela

Acting Assistant Secretary of State Curtis Struble met with diplomats from Brazil Mexico, Chile, Portugal and Spain, in Brasilia on Monday to discuss the prospects for an electoral solution to Venezuela's simmering political crisis. A complex mediation ...

7: John Kaminski: The Dream In Flames

Dictator Bush and his wimpy quisling suckups at the New York Times, CNN, and Fox have proved that Adolf Hitler's strategy was right — if you tell a lie enough times it soon becomes the truth in the public mind.

8: Fidel Castro: War on the Dark Corners of the World

These are hard times we are living in. In recent months, we have more than once heard chilling words and statements. In his speech to West Point graduating cadets on June 1 2002, the United States president declared: "Our security will require transforming ...

9: Ed Henry: Silent War.. The Bomb Is In The Treasury

Inside Washington, there's a war going on that is not being covered by anyone. While the Bush administration is determinably marching to war, buying and strong-arming leaders of friendly nations to go against the democratic will of their people and ...

10: US Election Vote Fixing Reports Hit The Mainstream

SCOOP EDITOR’S NOTE: Scoop has in the past 48 hours published several real deal media commentaries ( C.D.Sludge , Michael Ruppert , John Kaminski ) pointing to problems with the electronic voting systems used extensively in Tuesday’s mid-term elections ...

11: Inside Rummy's Diary: They're On To Us! Let's Roll

Dear Diary: They're on to us. It all looked so easy when we drew it up: We'd talk tough, frighten those who might oppose us, get our war plans in high gear, and move before anybody could do anything about it.

12: NZDF Images : Fishing Vessel in Ross Sea

Five images of the NZ registered fishing vessel GUDNI OLAFSSON photographed in the Ross Sea Friday March 7 from an Air Force Orion during a routine surveillance patrol of NZ's southern most fishery.

13: Thom Hartmann: The Empire Needs New Clothes

The reality is that the current administration has a clear and specific vision for the future of America and the world, and they believe it's a positive vision. In order to put forward an alternative vision, it's essential to first understand the ...

14: Scoop Satire: Iraqi Post-War Candidates List

United States President George Bush Junior continued to up the ante on arch-nemesis Saddam Hussein last night by releasing a list of potential candidates that may be called up to replace the Iraqi dictator if, as expected, he is deposed during the ...

15: America Peacemaker Becomes America Warmonger

The United Nations is in diplomatic disarray today as the foreign ministers from the world's most powerful nations scramble to find some scrap of common ground on the question of war with Iraq.

16: US Appeals Court Agrees To Hearing Of Iraq Case

SCOOP LINKS: A series of links to stories concerning the progress of a US First Circuit Court of Appeals case seeking to restrain the US Administration from going to war in Iraq. In the latest development the court has surprisingly moved to hear ...

17: Jason Leopold: Meanwhile... On The Eastern Front

Last week, at a Pentagon “town hall” meeting between Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and members of the U.S. armed forces, someone asked Rumsfeld if the U.S. decides to invade Iraq what would the U.S. do if the situation in North Korea boils ...

18: Pax Americana: The Building Of Empire

During the Iraq-Iran war, which bled in excess of one million fatalities on both sides from 1980 to 1988, Iraq was touted as the defender of the Arabs' Eastern Gate from the Persian Horde. The U.S. Reagan administration at the time realized that, ...

19: 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 ...

20: Reader Opinion: The Global Bully

“The U.S. is working furiously to obtain Security Council votes”, CNN reported today at eleven am Eastern Time. Throughout the day the word, “lobby” was used many times on cable news to describe US Government efforts to persuade non-permanent Security ...

21: Marine Investor Ceanic Seeking $20 Million

CeAnic Limited, a new marine technologies company, has launched a $20 million initial public offering, providing all New Zealanders a unique opportunity to invest in one of the country's biggest and fastest-growing sectors.

22: Naughty Johnny strikes again

John Tamihere's controversial comments in an Auckland newspaper today demonstrate that Helen can't keep a good MP down, says National Social Welfare Spokesperson Katherine Rich.

23: Now Your Vote Is The Property Of A Private Corp.

Now Your Vote Is The Property Of A Private Corporation by Thom Hartmann First Published on Thursday, March 6, 2003 by

24: Powell on CNN's Late Edition With Wolf Blitzer

MR. BLITZER: Mr. Secretary, thanks once again for joining us. Critical moments right now, obviously, in the potential war with Iraq. What's the rush?

25: Commissioner tries to hide from own Act

A bid by the Race Relations Commissioner to claim immunity from the Race Relations legislation to duck a complaint against his Taleban speech is a double standard of breathtaking proportions, says National MP Murray McCully.

26: Scoop Images: The View From The Deck In Big Blue

A composite image taken from the FV San Aotea II to show what a New Zealand Air Force Orion Flylover looks like from the other end!

27: Emergency Convergence March 15 to Stop Countdown

Emergency Convergence March 15 to Stop the Countdown Tens of Thousands to March on the White House Against the War Deadline

28: French Address By Dominique De Villepin to UN

To what extent do the nature and scope of the threat justify the recourse to force? Use of force can only be a final recourse. Why go to war if there still exists an unused space in resolution 1441?

29: More centralisation of education

The merger of the Early Childhood Development agency into the Ministry of Education deserves scrutiny, says National's early education spokesman Phil Heatley.

30: 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, ...

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