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1: Women From Washington State Shine for ISM

Today's update focuses on two remarkable women from the US state of Washington. Rachel Corrie from Olympia writes an update on the Gaza Strip's hottest hot spot, while Susan Barclay writes a note of thanks to her supporters (yet still we wonder, is ...

2: Courage And More Martyrs

I was in the centre of Nablus yesterday, about 5 o'clock in the afternoon, when a youth was shot and killed by the IOF. He is SAMER ZORBHA, aged 18, a student at the High School in Nablus.

3: Open Letter to Bush: You Are Disgracing America

Dear George W. Bush, Congratulations! With your decision to bomb and invade Iraq, you are about to make yourself both an enemy of the state and an international war-criminal.

4: Saddam: For $30 Billion, I Will Attack Myself

In a stunning development, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein today offered to attack himself in exchange for $30 billion from the U.S. government.

5: Uptononline (Diaspora Edition) - 16 March 2003

A contrarian French view on Iraq from Bernard Kouchner; taking culinary standards seriously or Life and Death in the French Kitchen; some extracts from upton-on-line's address to the recent Knowledge Wave Conference in Auckland: keeping New Zealand's ...

6: Wgtn. No War Candlelight Vigil - 16 March, 7pm

Peace Action Wellington is inviting all people in the Wellington area to join people around the world today to protest against the imminent war on the Iraqi people with a candlelight vigil at the Cenotaph at 7:00pm on Sunday, March 16.

7: Jason Leopold: Bush Familial Hypocrisy

President Bush started beating the war drums Saturday in an attempt to win support for a war that many people here and throughout the world believe is unjustified. In his weekly radio address Saturday, Bush dug deep into the past; reminding the ...

8: Rafah: Rachel Corrie Murdered by Israeli Army

At about 5.20 pm today Rachel Corrie from Olympia in Washington State, USA died of her injuries in A-Najar Hospital in Rafah after being deliberately run over by an Israeli military bulldozer.

9: Around the World Wires: Scoop News In Briefs

USA, UK, Spain War Summit Has met in the Azores Portugal. There it has declared that Monday March 17 EST is the "Moment of truth for the world". If the UN does not back a USA-led war against Iraq, it will attack anyway.

10: Scoop Image: Scoop And Its Environs At Dawn

A panoramic view from Johnstone's Hill of Wellington at Dawn this morning. In the foreground you can see the suburb of Karori where Scoop is headquartered..

11: When Democracy Failed: The Warnings of History

The 70th anniversary wasn't noticed in the United States, and was barely reported in the corporate media. But the Germans remembered well that fateful day seventy years ago - February 27, 1933. They commemorated the anniversary by joining in demonstrations ...

12: Friends Journal: The Faces Of Collateral Damage

I am a public health physician. In January I participated in a ten-day emergency mission to Iraq, sponsored by the Brooklyn-based Center for Economic and Social Rights. Our task was to assess the potential consequences to Iraqi civilians of a war on ...

13: Scoop Reader Opinion: Hello From America

I believe that this is the first time that the elite that rule our supposedly democratic nations have taken it upon themselves so openly to manufacture consent for starting a war that will enrich them and impoverish the nations that they rule.

14: Statement On The Murder Of Rachel Corrie

In Rafah, Gaza Strip today Rachel Corrie, a 23-year old American woman from Olympia, Washington, who was a volunteer with the International Solidarity Movement, was killed by the Israeli Army. Rachel was standing in the path of the bulldozer as it advanced ...

15: Brownlee returns to nineteenth century

Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today called Gerry Brownlee's latest outburst a return to the 19th century.

16: Dennis Hans: Bush’s Gut Is a No-Brainer

One of the greatest high-tech medical inventions in recent years is the gutoscope, which allows doctors to examine every inch of the disgestive organ commonly known as the “gut.” The highly sensitive instrument can detect any abnormality, from tumors ...

17: Energy crisis set to deepen

New Zealanders should be drawing no comfort from the Government's half-hearted attempts to prepare for an inevitable energy crisis.

18: Marc Ash: Massive Human Slaughter

What George W. Bush and Tony Blair are planning is the greatest act of human slaughter since Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge orchestrated the Cambodian genocide in the mid 1970s. That act killing some 1.5 to 2 million largely defenseless and quite peaceful ...

19: France, Germany, Russia Plan Focus of UN Talks

Security Council plans talks on Iraq for Monday to discuss joint text by France, Germany, Russia

20: Greens urge Clark not to wait for 'miracle'

The Green Party is calling for Prime Minister Helen Clark to urgently lobby for an emergency session of the UN General Assembly.

21: Bush & Saddam In Speech-Notes Swap Scandal

"If there is a person, then there is a problem. If there is no person, then there is no problem." SH - "Many others have met different fates. Let's put it this way: They are no longer a problem to the United States and our friends and allies." GWB

22: Supercomputer Weather: Hot, Hot & Hot In Kuwait

It may still technically be the cool season at the top of the Arabian Gulf but once today's rains have passed through the area, the forecast from the NOAA Supercomputer shows it is going to get hot in Kuwait, and that it will stay hot for US forces massing ...

23: Govt failed to read controversial Taleban speech

National Party MP Murray McCully's uncovered a paper trail which shows Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres sent his controversial 'Taleban' speech to two Government ministers to read before it was delivered.

24: How does Jacko's Face fit the Charter?

National's Broadcasting spokesperson Katherine Rich is questioning how "Michael Jackson's Face" qualifies as a New Zealand documentary for tonight's DNZ slot.

25: 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.

26: Proof The US Planned Genocidal Acts Against Iraq

Clear And Irrefutable Proof The US Government Planned And Executed Genocidal Acts Against The Iraqi People.

27: Undernews: The Jihad Against Rep. James Moran

THE JIHAD AGAINST Rep. James Moran for suggesting that "if it were not for the strong support of the Jewish community for this war with Iraq, we would not be doing this" is proceeding apace.

28: Open Letter: Confidentiality Concerns Re ACC SCU

Recent discussions amongst ACC approved counsellors / psychotherapists / psychologists and supervisors in North Shore City, Auckland, have highlighted a number of concerns about new ACC SCU processes, the first we have addressed is CONFIDENTIALITY.

29: Richard Prebble's 'The Letter' 17 March 2003

It seems likely that the US will invade Iraq with or without a UN resolution. The US believes Iraq, with weapons of mass destruction, is a danger, and if the UN will not enforce its own resolutions, it is broken – as is NATO if it will not respond ...

30: John Kaminski: We Are As Others See Us

We are not who we think we are, or claim to be. We are what others say we are, which is why in courts and schools and businesses, we don't accept what people claim about themselves; we ask witnesses, teachers and references. We are who others say we are.

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