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1: 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.

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: Meet the peace activists...

Here is a sampling of the people worldwide who have taken an active role in supporting the Palestinian struggle for freedom. The profiles submitted show a wide range of ages, ethnicities and backgrounds.

4: NZers Duped in Propaganda Coup - Apology Due

The April 9th destruction of the statue of Saddam Hussein was reported by the BBC and duly reported by New Zealand television, radio and newspapers as a "momentous event" with the media acting as a "witness to history". New Zealanders were duped ...

5: The Surrender Deal Of Iraq's Republican Guard

How Bush And Rumsfeld Traded American $, Citizenship And Residency In The US For The Capitulation Of Baghdad.

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: 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

8: Kidd Millennium: Robbing The cradle

Iraq was pilfered and plundered by two distinct types of thieves – the local proletariat and the professional art thief. The latter, the more astute and world savvy burglar, the caliber one might find in an Indiana Jones flick – went unnoticed however – sort ...

9: Scoop Images: The Last Light

More images from Norman McKay the environs of Lake Ohau, the most beautiful mountain village in the world. Norman writes: "below we have two photos of the Ohau mountain range to the west of us. You will see some snow at higher elevations, this arrived ...

10: A Chill Wind is Blowing in This Nation...

Transcript of the speech given by actor Tim Robbins to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on April 15, 2003.

11: The Day Democracy Was Put on Hold Part II

There is a fear welling in the belly of our country. A fear that we never thought - in our wildest imaginings - we'd actually ever experience.

12: 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 ...

13: 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 ...

14: 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?

15: Response to Israeli Corrie Murder Investigation

ISM Response to Israeli Investigation of the Murder of Corrie GAZA, The Israeli military authorities have recently released the results of an investigation they carried out regarding the murder of the American peace activist, Rachel Corrie last ...

16: Sam Smith: What Happened In Mosul?

A number of innocent Iraqis were killed and many more injured by the U.S. troops in Mosul in an incident that has been generally downplayed by the U.S. media.

17: Who is Zalmay Khalilzad, Special Envoy for Iraq

George Bush has named the disease: Islamic fundamentalist terrorism. But rest easy. He has also named the cure: Dr. Zalmay Khalilzad.

18: Raelians Celebrate The Cloning Of Jesus

Raelians around the world will gather this coming Sunday in all the cities in the world to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus through cloning achieved by the Elohim 2000 years ago. His Holiness RAEL will himself be attending the gathering that will ...

19: American Coup: Mid-Term Election Polls vs Actuals

Scoop’s analysis found shows that - according to the polls - the Republican Party experienced a pronounced last minute swing in its favour of between 4 and 16 points. Remarkably this last minute swing appears to have been concentrated in its effects ...

20: Pope John Paul II's Easter Message

Here is John Paul II's Easter Message, which he delivered at midday in St. Peter's Square.

21: ACT Offers To Support Labour

ACT Leader Richard Prebble today offered ACT's vote in Parliament to Labour to pass a prosperity-promoting tax cut. "Labour does not have to rely on either the Greens or United," Mr Prebble said.

22: Saddam's Legacy Or Interventionism Gone Wrong?

Iraq is likely to remain in the headlines and front pages of international media for quite some time; the war is far from over.

23: Laurie Manis: Talking 'Bout My Generation

After 9/11, I also dared to hope, as did Tim Robbins, that some great good might come from the horrors of that day. I imagined that our leaders finally might begin to listen rather than pontificate; that my generation might finally be roused from ...

24: At Midnight, a Knock on the Door

Two days before Passover the messengers for the Israel Ministry of Education spread out to do their job. They knocked on the doors at midnight and delivered the notices to dismiss hundreds of teachers.

25: UQ Wire: Baghdad n' Basra, A Song By MalcontentX

Distribution via the Unanswered Questions Wire Sign up for the wire at: Unanswered Questions : Thinking for ourselves.

26: Did covert Kiwis plan to smuggle North Koreans?

Green Foreign Affairs spokesperson Keith Locke will be asking the Government to investigate the truth behind reports that New Zealanders were involved in American efforts to smuggle North Korean scientists out of China.

27: 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 ...

28: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Before You Cheer...

North American media, specifically those represented by CNN, MSNBC, and FOX, are jubilant, nearly giddy in their reporting of this incredible U.S. victory over the evil dictatorship of Iraq.

29: First Ever Linux Summit In Finland A Success

The Linux Summit 2003, arranged by SOT in co-operation with HP, Oracle and F-Secure was a declared a success for both organizers and attendees. The two-day conference, held in Dipoli, Finland on February 27-28, attracted close to 400 visitors from Finland's ...

30: 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.

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