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1: Is idiocy driving the USA to an Arab-Zionist war?

Fear and loathing of terrorism and WMDs brought an American public to heel as its president secured Iraqi oil. Today the same line is trotted out to justify waging war against Syria. Is destiny or idiocy driving the USA toward an Arab-Zionist war?

2: Scoop Feedback: Death and Casualty From Iraq

The following feedback has been received from Scoop readers in response to our decision to publish graphic pictures from Al Jazeera showing the true horror of war.

3: Thousands Outraged At TVNZ's Pro-US Bias

''We are deeply disgusted at the extent to which TVNZ has - through its news service - become a mouthpiece and visual portal for an unrelenting stream of bald US/UK propaganda and blatant lies.''

4: UQ Wire: 911 The Evangelical Christian Connection

The money man behind two Florida flight schools which trained an as-yet undisclosed number of terrorist pilots has ties with the Evangelical Christian Right, including having loaned televangelist Jerry Falwell a reputed $1 million to bailout his failing ...

5: Remarks at the Washington Seminar on Sri Lanka

Richard L. Armitage, Deputy Secretary of State Opening Remarks at Loy Auditorium Washington, DC April 14, 2003

6: Photo-Essay 1: Death and Casualty From Iraq

Editor’s Warning: The images in this series are horrific and depict the reality of injury and death in this US-led War against Iraq. Scoop is determined that its editorial policy will continue to serve truth, accuracy and honesty and that its reportage ...

7: Wolfowitz's Confidential Memo on Post-Iraq Plans (Satire)

From: Paul Wolfowitz - To: Dick Cheney, Richard Perle, Don Rumsfeld, Bill Kristol, Jim Woolsey - In re: PNAC's next moves (**For Your Eyes Only**)

8: SRA Commentary: A Failure of Imagination

The US Federal government released its Financial Report of the United States Government for 2002 on March 31. This annual document is the result of the government’s attempt in recent years to put its financial reporting on a more practical and businesslike ...

9: Photo-Essay 2: Death and Casualty From Iraq

Editor’s Warning: The images in this series are horrific and depict the reality of injury and death in this US-led War against Iraq. Scoop is determined that its editorial policy will continue to serve truth, accuracy and honesty and that its reportage ...

10: Photo-Essay 3: Death and Casualty From Iraq

Editor’s Warning: The images in this series are horrific and depict the reality of injury and death in this US-led War against Iraq. Scoop is determined that its editorial policy will continue to serve truth, accuracy and honesty and that its reportage ...

11: Deck of Cards Helps Identify Regime's Most Wanted

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2003 – Coalition forces in Iraq are using a specially created deck of 55 playing cards to identify the "most wanted" members of Saddam Hussein's regime.

12: Scoop Feedback: The Pro-War Backlash & Rebuttal

A few comments from Scoop Editor Alastair Thompson in reply to earlier feedback from reader Eric Bana included in " Scoop Feedback: Missing Coverage? " appear to have created a minor storm among a section of the Scoop readership. The following ...

13: Halliburton's History Supporting Terrorist Regimes

Kellogg Brown & Root, the company chosen last month by the Pentagon to extinguish oil well fires in Iraq, has a long history of supporting the same terrorist regimes vilified by the Bush administration and on at least one occasion defrauded the United ...

14: The Iraq War's Trashiest Piece Of Propaganda

There are scores of candidates for the distinction of trashiest war propaganda in a mainstream publication, and readers outside Canada may not recognize my nominee's name, but I am confident readers will recognize the merit of Margaret Wente's column ...

15: Real Deal: CSC DynCorp & the Economics of Lawlessness

MAPPING THE REAL DEAL DynCorp & the Economics of Lawlessness UnAnswered Questions Re: US Sole Source Contract Award to DynCorp To Police & Manage Judiciary and Prisons in Iraq by Catherine Austin Fitts , Solari

16: Image: A Wider Angle View Of The Fall Of Baghdad

The above image is a wide angle shot – source unknown – of the scene around the famous fall of the bronze statue in Baghdad, a scene hailed by US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld as the equivalent of the fall of the Berlin Wall and purveyed on the front ...

17: Brent Flynn: Keep Your Eye On The Ball

Talk about revisionist history. It's as if the whole world is Winston Smith, the main character of George Orwell's book "Nineteen Eighty-Four." We are being asked to forget what we know to be true in order to remain loyal to the United States ...

18: The Real Deal About Enron (Part 6) – Interview

These operations get sold and transferred quickly to the people who need to coordinate the cover up. And meantime, the cash gets recycled off shore and moved around as they buy time.

19: "Kiss-in" to protest McDonalds Discrimination

Young Labour today expressed their deep disappointment at McDonalds franchise ban on the "Tearaway" youth magazine, imposed after the magazine featured an article on lesbian and gay youth, and on Wednesday will hold a "kiss-in" ...

20: UQ Wire: Truth in Exile, Remember Cynthia McKinney

Remember Cynthia McKinney? The conventional wisdom is that the outspoken congresswoman was too abrasive and too extreme, and she got whacked by an uprising of voters last November.

21: Scoop Image: How Americans Teach Geography

The world according to the United States of America, submitted by a reader, origin unknown.

22: UQ Wire: How America Lost the War

Television news stations, along with newspapers from coast to coast, have been showing scenes of celebration in Baghdad. The dictator, Saddam Hussein, has been removed from power.

23: Scoop Continues To Publish Reality Of War Images

Editorial: Scoop is determined that its editorial policy will continue to serve truth, accuracy and honesty and that its reportage of this US invasion of Iraq will not be censored nor sanitised. Let us consider why this is so.

24: David Miller Online: Bush’s Syrian Dilemma

Less than a week after his armies stormed into Baghdad, George W. Bush has turned his sights towards Syria. Not only has he issued warnings that Damascus must co-operate with Washington in preventing members of the Saddam regime from finding refuge there ...

25: Uri Avnery: The Night After

The next war. It is now fashionable to talk about "the day after". Let's talk about the night after. After the end of hostilities in Iraq, the world will be faced with two decisive facts:

26: Auckland police probe a pointless inquiry

National's Tony Ryall is questioning why a "pointless witch-hunt" is underway to find the insider who allegedly leaked information on the mismanagement of RSA murderer William Bell's parole.

27: Dressing the wounded: Iraq / Jordan

A distribution of clothes from Australian donors is greeted with delight by refugees, condemned to wear the same thing for weeks. World Vision staff James Addis and Andrea Swinburne-Jones help distribute in Jordan.

28: Photo-Essay 1: NZ Marches Against US War Machine

Thousands people took to the streets of Auckland, and hundreds more in Wellington, Dunedin and other centres today as part of an International Day Of Action. This essay includes: Peace and Song in Ponsoby Park - Let The March Begin...

29: Hall’s Urban Maori Claims “Rubbish”, Says Iwi

The chairman of Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated, Ngahiwi Tomoana, today hit out at claims by lawyer Donna Hall that Maori who live in the cities were left out of the Maori fisheries allocation plans announced recently.

30: CENTCOM Operation Iraqi Freedom Briefing 15 April

GEN. BROOKS: Ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. Today is the 26th day since coalition forces entered Iraq to initiate Operation Iraqi Freedom. And we're moving ahead with our efforts to return Iraq to the Iraqi people. Iraqis are gaining confidence in ...

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