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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: 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 ...

4: Rachel Corrie in her own words

Scoop Editor’s Note: Rachel Corrie was murdered by the Israel Defence Force in Gaza this weekend. She was protesting against the bulldozing of Palestinian homes. Rachel had a loud-hailer and was clearly visible. The soldier bulldozed her into the ground. ...

5: 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.

6: Matthew Reid: Ignorance is Blix

I swear we’re living with Alice in Wonderland. Up is down, down is up; black and white have eerily evolved into each other and Chief UN Weapons Inspector Hans Blix believes what he cannot see yet doubts what he cannot deny.

7: Kindness Or Bombs - You Choose

This whole USA-Iraq War crisis boils down to two things: either you support a mass killing of children option, or you subscribe to an ongoing course of diplomatic resolution. It is your personal choice. Here, courtesy of UNICEF, Scoop presents a Photo-Essay ...

8: Condolensces for Rachel Corrie

Since last night I have received dozens of requests for an address to which people can send condolences to Rachel's family. I apologise for the delay but I was reluctant to disturb her parents with this request until they had time to come to terms with ...

9: Briefing on Situation With Iraq - Colin Powell

SECRETARY POWELL: Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. As you know, last fall, in an act of unanimity the Security Council came together following President Bush's historic speech to the United Nations on the 12th of September and on the 8th of ...

10: 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.

11: NY Jews Condemn Killing Of American Peace Activist

NY Jews Condemn Killing Of American Peace Activist - Funeral Rally At 4 P.M. Today, Clinton And Schumer Offices

12: 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.

13: 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 ...

14: Sad Commentary on Western Civilisation

It took twenty-seven years from the time of the U.N. partition decision creating Israel in November 1947 before the Palestinians could return to the U.N. and be granted a full hearing. Make no mistake, the Palestinian "question" remains at the root of ...

15: UQ Wire: The Idiot Prince Will Have His War

The actual tactical situation, never terribly auspicious because of the Kurdish wild card that receives far too little attention, has deteriorated for the US. The denial of a ground front from both Saudi Arabia and Turkey has completely reshuffled the ...

16: John Kaminski: Open Letter To The American People

We now face a daunting task. An unpleasant and possibly fatal realization now confronts all of us in our daily lives. Many of our most powerful leaders need to be arrested for numerous and continuing crimes against humanity.

17: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Iraqis Phone In Last Wills

Families with financial means have started to crowd buses leaving Baghdad for the outlying villages, towns, and cities within Iraq, and for Syria, Jordan and Iran.

18: Straw: 'Six tests' to measure Iraqi compliance

The British ambassador to the UN is circulating six tests by which Iraqi compliance would be measured, Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has said.

19: 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.

20: Internal Dissent Against Iraq War In State Dept.

Interview with Daniel Ellsberg, former U.S. government military analyst who released the "Pentagon Papers," conducted by Scott Harris

21: HARD NEWS 18/03/03 - The Empire Strikes

When United Nations inspectors left Iraq in 1998 , they did so because Saddam's regime was not co-operating on access to certain sites, including presidential palaces, and because of the fear of consequent US and British airstrikes.

22: Howard’s End: Before The First Bomb Falls

Even before the first bomb falls on Iraq Australia looks set to benefit from joining the "coalition of the willing" as American trade negotiators gather in Canberra today for talks over the most significant trade deal in Australia's history. Maree Howard ...

23: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 18 March 2003

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: In light of her statements regarding an invasion of Iraq, “I think it’s a very bad precedent to go in without explicit sanction from the UN”, and that she believed some of New Zealand’s “best friends” were wrong, ...

24: Changes of travel advice for Kuwait, Israel, UAE

The Foreign Office has revised its travel advice for Kuwait to advise British nationals to leave urgently and to advise against all travel to Kuwait. It says there is a risk of an attack from Iraq in the event of hostilities. This might involve chemical ...

25: Hussein Must Leave Iraq Within 48 Hours : Bush

THE PRESIDENT: My fellow citizens, events in Iraq have now reached the final days of decision. For more than a decade, the United States and other nations have pursued patient and honorable efforts to disarm the Iraqi regime without war. That regime ...

26: It’s How You Sell The War That Matters

Despite what the anti-war lobby in New Zealand and around the world think or say, the United States and Britain have already made their decision to go to war with Iraq.

27: 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 ...

28: Neville Bennett: Last Days

"What if this present were the world’s last night?" wondered John Donne. No one suggests that the world is on the cusp of an Armageddon. But a local war is probable as the US and UK cannot keep their forces on the alert indefinitely. But ...

29: Bill Grigsby: With Bush, Every Day Is Opposite Day

If you have children, and you've been searching desperately for a way to explain the twisted logic of contemporary U.S. politics to them, you should document the process when they begin therapy, any notes you might have will come in handy.

30: Press Briefing by Ari Fleischer - March 14, 2003

MR. FLEISCHER: Good afternoon. Let me give you a report on how the President spent his day.

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