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1: War Pictures Cause Yellowtimes.Org To Be Shut Down

Somebody doesn't like hearing the truth. Okay, for a second, lets scratch that and choose a slightly less politically charged term. Someone doesn't like to be disputed with alternative views, counterclaims, research and fact. Someone wants you, the ...

2: Scoop Images: U.S. POWs Shown On Al Jazeera TV

An unknown group of U.S. soldiers have been captured by Iraqi forces. The U.S. mainstream media has not shown footage of the event, even though they have shown footage of Iraqi POWs. Apparently there are five U.S. soldiers captured, and an unknown number ...

3: Scoop Link: Dick Cheney's Daughter A Human Shield?

The London based Arabic daily Al Quds Al Arabi reported on Tuesday, March 25 that the American vice president, Dick Cheney, would soon head to the Jordanian capital, Amman. The newspaper claimed that the visit would be an attempt by Cheney to convince ...

4: HARD NEWS 26/03/03 - What The Russians Are Seeing

Official Iraqi information on the war seems to have been a mixture of the familiar grand fantasy and apparently reliable body counts. The coalition side, meanwhile, seems desperately keen to reassure us that it's all going to plan, when in some respects ...

5: Iraq And Waco: Same Op., Larger Scale — Same End?

Has anybody but me noticed that this tragic and needless Iraq operation is just like Waco? Most of you remember Waco, that 51-day siege in 1993 in which thugs with badges refused all opportunity to talk to people and figure out what the problem ...

6: Scoop Images: The Last Iraq War Looked Like This

A few days after the end of the Gulf ground war, an American soldier inspects the carbonized bodies of Iraqi soldiers killed when their convoy of vehicles was bombed and strafed by Allied aircraft as the convoy attempted to retreat from Kuwait back ...

7: Scoop Images: Kuwait And Iraq Satellite Images

Image of Kuwait and Iraq taken today by the NOAA Modis satellite imagery programme. Each image below zooms in closer on the head of the Gulf, and a larger version of each image can be viewed by clicking on the images. Scoop will post follow up images ...

8: WTO, War and Globalisation: Forever New Frontiers

Forever New Frontiers could be the motto for the world’s self-styled globocop. From Plan Colombia in Central America to Operation Balikatan here in the Philippines, from the roundups and detention of Middle Eastern and Asian immigrants across America ...

9: US POW Has New Zealand Citizenship

A USA based news agency has named one of the American POW’s as Sgt. James Riley, who also holds New Zealand citizenship. Riley is reported as having lived in New Zealand until the age of ten years.

10: UQ Wire: A Very Odd Incident At LaGuardia Airport

White powder and gas mask are found in luggage, but Israeli woman not detained and allowed to board plane to Texas. - The Texas FBI won't return calls asking if the woman has actually been interviewed. - The powder tests positive for anthrax, then ...

11: Satellite Images: Iraq Bathed In A Winged Cloud

Image taken by the NASA MODIS satellite Terra 01/28/03 07:50 UTC

12: Scoop Images: Heavenly Skies Over Ohau

More images from Norman McKay of the environs of Lake Ohau, the most beautiful mountain village in the world, location of several Lord of The Rings location shoots, and venue for the most remarkable sunsets ever seen. Send feedback to.. Norman Mackay ...

13: Don't be alarmed. No, really. Don't.

Stateside with Rosalea: Don't be alarmed. No, really. Don't - Gmng, gmng, gmng! Do you still have a smile that looks like a left-over from last year? That's what a radio ad for a dentist just asked, with totally unconscious humour. And did my ears ...

14: Advertising is All About the Product—Yeah Right!

Most of us are well familiar with the “Yeah Right” billboard campaign that has been used to advertise Tui Beer. We can recall such slogans as “I’ve got something in my eye”, “I’d rather have a quiet one tonight”, and “I’ve been studying all summer”.

15: Thom Hartmann: How To Take Back America

Marching in the streets is important work, but wouldn't we have greater success if we also took control of the United States government? It's vital to point out right-wing-slanted reporting in the corporate media, but isn't it also important to seize enough political ...

16: Al Jazeera TV Statement on Bin Laden Tape

Al Jazeera Satellite Channel received Tuesday evening 11th of February 2003 an An audio tape carrying a message from the leader of Al Qaeda Osama Bin Laden.

17: Jason Leopold: The Reality of War Sinks In

I hope the stock market gets hammered. I hope the Iraqis set fire to as many oil fields as possible. I hope oil prices in the United States surge and shortages persist. I hope the antiwar protestors become disobedient. I hope the economy never recovers. ...

18: Matthew Reid: Embarrassing Your Nation

The Iraqi people have a long and celebrated history. Mesopotamia, the Cradle of Civilization, has been subjugated by the most uncivil of regimes. Saddam Hussein and, to borrow a favorite phrase of the Iraqi Minister of Information, his criminal gang have left ...

19: Eco-Economy: Economic Perspective On The War

*** It's Not About Oil Or Iraq. It's About The US And Europe Going Head-To-Head On World Economic Dominance. ***

20: Amnesty: Iraq/USA - No Double Standards For POWs

Amnesty International called today on all sides of the conflict to treat prisoners of war (POWs) in full conformity with the Third Geneva Convention, and warned, in a new report, against double standards in the upholding of international law.

21: Momentum Builds for New UN Peace Resolution

Demands for a UN emergency session are on the rise! 32,015 of you have written to UN Ambassadors around the world. You've sent 29,700 E-cards to friends, colleagues, fellow students, and family members. This is an extraordinary response in a very ...

22: Questions Of The Day Transcript - 25 March 2003

1. GORDON COPELAND (United Future) to the Minister of Energy: Does he stand by his statement made last April that Max Bradford’s 1998 electricity reforms were “irreversible or mostly irreversible”, and does he believe the market model is the best way forward ...

23: Supercomputer Weather: Long Range NZ Rain Forecast

New Zealand is currently experiencing a severe drought. Many farming areas have received no significant rain since Christmas, and Hydro lake inflows were yesterday running at 54% of average.

24: Scoop Advertising – All You Need To Know

CONTENTS: 1. General Information – Audience Statistics - The Scoop Market 2. Why Advertise On Scoop? - Increasing Brand Awareness - Generating Profile For Announcements & Product Launches - Generating Traffic To Online Services - Generating A Response ...

25: Iraq: Treatment of POWs

Amnesty International calls on the Iraqi authorities to treat United States (US) prisoners of war in full conformity with the Third Geneva Convention, following the broadcast today on Iraqi television of captured US soldiers. They should not be subjected ...

26: John Cory: Your Media At Work

Have you noticed? The media? Used and abused by Rumsfeld and still breathlessly sucking the exhaust pipe of war that left them at the starting gate. There is no need to ask how far this American corporate media will stoop because they would first ...

27: Stateside: You Go, Gollum!

Well, *that* creature won't ever work in this town again. No, I don't mean Clammy G, but the lady in the beautiful gown at the Oscars who was shown mouthing "And so they should!" at Steve Martin's wisecrack that a bunch of teamsters were ...

28: Poor Reporting on Iraq Weapons Claims

A lack of skepticism toward official U.S. sources has already led prominent American journalists into embarrassing errors in their coverage of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, particularly in relation to claims that proof had been found that Iraq possesses ...

29: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Tube Talk: Hollywood's Biggest Night - Stateside: Rosalea's War Diary - Monday - War Is Not Like A Basketball Mis-match - The War Pictures You Are Not Supposed To See - Priest Paints Cross Of His Blood On US Consulate Floor - Scoop Satire: Blair ...

30: HARD NEWS 25/03/03 - Factualities

The Concise Oxford Dictionary defines actuality as "reality; realism", or, in plural, "existing conditions". This, said the communications manager of the Arab satellite channel al-Jazeera, Jihad Ali Ballout, to Paul Holmes last night, is the essence ...

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