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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: 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.

4: 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.

5: 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 ...

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: When National Bill Gets It Wrong

Howard's End: Bill English, really seems to have thought he was on to something when he issued not one, but two, press releases alleging taxpayers money is being used to teach civil servants about Maori separatism. But has he got it all wrong?

8: Scoop Feedback 1 – War Coverage

I only found Scoop recently and BRAVO! You don't pull punches. I have emailed your domain to everyone I know. I am an Australian who has been living in the USA for the past five years, almost inexpressibly appalled at what the USA has done in Iraq

9: TUBE TALK With John T. Forde - Over The Hill

There’s nothing sadder than when a national news network starts believing its own PR. TVNZ’s much-hyped news revamp seems, sadly enough, to have equated to nothing more than new advertising.

10: 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

11: 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 ...

12: 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.

13: TUBE TALK - Dating: The New Blood Sport

If you’ve been put through the romantic grinder lately – or even if you’re a dried up loveless old cadaver – take comfort in The Bachelor (TV2, Mondays, 9.30pm) and Joe Millionaire (TV3, Tuesdays, 8.30pm) – two fabulously sadistic dating shows that’ll ...

14: 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 ...

15: Air New Zealand Draws Praise On Ethics Issue

Air New Zealand's unambiguous response to an ethical issue has drawn praise from the Royal New Zealand SPCA.

16: Scoop Feedback 2 – War Coverage

Congratulations on performing the terrible task of bringing to the public the horror and reality of war in Iraq - an unmitigated invasion of a sovereign state by the economically powerful, and for economic reasons.

17: 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 ...

18: 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 ...

19: Scoop Feedback 3 – War Coverage

Comment: What are you going to report when the coalition forces do find all of the WMD's, chem labs, etc. and prove unequivocally that the regime was up to everything that was claimed?

20: 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 ...

21: 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.

22: 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.

23: 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 ...

24: A Scooper Explores Auckland’s Cascades Kauri Park

From Tawharanui in the north to Awhitu in the south, Waitakere Ranges in the West and Whakanewha on Waiheke Island there is a park waiting for you to explore. There are stunning wilderness areas within half an hour of central Auckland.

25: More Scoop Feedback - I'm Not That Patrick Ryan

I just want all my friends in New Zealand and elsewhere to know that I am not the Patrick Ryan who wrote the hate-filled, mis-spelled diatribe about anti-war protestors.

26: 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?

27: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Whose Over The Hill Then? - Zzzzzzzzzzzzzztttt… Here’s More War Coverage Feedback - Has Bill English Gone Too Far? - Hey Look Spud’s Chairing WAF - Exploring The New Millennium’s Thieves - Fear-Em Scare-Em In the US-of-A - Of Those Who Dared To Hope

28: Helicopter repair costs $7.4 million

The cost to repair the brand new $35 million Royal New Zealand Navy SH-2G Seasprite helicopter damaged in a crash February 2002 is millions of dollars more than originally thought, says National Party Defence spokesperson Simon Power.

29: Govt admits benefit work-test removal a disaster

The Government's reversal on work testing for sickness and invalid beneficiaries is a massive back-down, says National's social services spokesperson Katherine Rich.

30: Train 'train drivers' not 'truckies'!

The answer to any national shortage of truck drivers is not to train more truckies but to move freight off the road and back onto the rail track, Green Party Co-leader Rod Donald said today.

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