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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: 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.

3: 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.

4: 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.

5: George Monbiot: The Bottom Dollar

The problem with American power is not that it's American. Most states with the resources and opportunities the US possesses would have done far worse. The problem is that one nation, effectively unchecked by any other, can, if it chooses, now determine ...

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: 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.

8: Import News: Business Class Airline Survey

Neil Harris and Isaac Walker are two third-year Bachelor of Commerce, Transport and Logistics students at Lincoln University doing a research project on specific aviation opportunities in the New Zealand market.

9: UQ Wire: The Silence about September 11

They call it "The fog of war" for a reason. A lot of things get lost in the fire and the smoke that should not be forgotten, and yet they are, spent and cast aside like depleted uranium shell casings left to roast on a dusty desert roadside. In ...

10: 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 ...

11: Peters Questions Population Figures

Rt Hon Winston Peters has questioned the accuracy of the claim by Statistics New Zealand that this country’s population will reach four million this week.

12: 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.

13: With a cuneiform in my uniform

Stateside With Rosalea: With a cuneiform in my uniform, and a twinkle in my eye? I stopped writing my daily war diary last week, not because the war is over (we're at September 1939), but because it's somewhat meaningless for someone who isn't where ...

14: Disorder, Protests Challenge US Occupation of Iraq

Disorder, Protests Challenge U.S. Occupation of Iraq, Undermining White House Triumphalism - Interview with Roger Normand, executive director of the Center for Economic and Social Rights, conducted by Scott Harris

15: HARD NEWS 22/04/03 - Drugs, Dogs, Cults, Comedians

I trust everyone is at least a little bit rested after Easter. There's a swag of new posts online at Public Address. Read 'em all, but especially do take the time to read the story about The Fellowship at the end of the latest Hard News.

16: Colin L. Powell Remarks on Earth Day

SECRETARY POWELL: Thank you so much. Thank you. Well, thank you so very much, Bill, for that warm introduction. I'm very pleased to join all of you here today, and I'm especially pleased to join my good friend Jane Goodall and the other distinguished ...

17: 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 ...

18: A Machine That Can Change Almost Anything Into Oil

In an industrial park in Philadelphia sits a new machine that can change almost anything into oil.

19: 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 ...

20: Clampdown On Illegal Street Racing

More streets are to be restricted to non-residential traffic on weekends and public holidays in order to tackle the scourge of illegal street racing in Manukau. This will include a large stretch of Te Irirangi Drive between Dawson Road in Otara and ...

21: Tube Talk: Diary Of An Easter TV Addict

For some, the Easter break is a chance to celebrate the history of your people being liberated from slavery; for others, it’s a chance to have a party about someone being nailed to a tree. But for most of us, it’s a chance to not go to work and sit on ...

22: 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.

23: Norma Sherry: Pathology of Malpractice

Have you been to a doctor lately? If you have [and you live in Florida, USA] then you have seen the poster just about every Florida physician has prominently displayed in his or her office depicting a doctor with his hands bound with rope.

24: 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

25: John Kaminski: Trapped In A Poison Fog

We are trapped in a poison fog of patriotism, and don't dare to question the motives and actions of our so-called leaders. America as a country has held us together and gives us a good life in which to prosper and relax. The majority of us do not take ...

26: ABC Prime Time On Waco Misrepresents Facts

The Producer of the ABC Prime Time program, scheduled to air this evening, misrepresented the facts of how this program would play out. I was told that we would be allowed to ask an FBI representative any questions we'd like to ask. When the time came to ...

27: Economic policy demands GM moratorium extension

The governments' own economic policies and its decision to follow the Royal Commission's advice to " preserve opportunities" will require it to extend the moratorium on GM commercial release. But developments in contained and ethical uses of gene ...

28: Wolfowitz Interview with Fox News Channel

Q: Saddam Hussein may still be alive, but he is not running Iraq or any other country.

29: What's the Problem, Mr Mallard?

ACT Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington today questioned the Education Minister's decision to rule out a satellite arrangement between a private school and a kura kaupapa Maori. Arorangi School near Tokoroa and Te Kura Kaupapa Motuhake o Tawhiuau ...

30: New Zealand's Hollow Gesture

While welcoming the Government's decision to provide mine-clearers for Iraq under a UN programme, ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley noted that the Government continues to marginalise itself from our traditional allies abroad.

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