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1: UQ Wire: 911 - They Let It Happen On Purpose!

Imagine you wake up from a coma and you learn that 11 months ago, an "Attack on America" destroyed some significant buildings, killed 3,000 people and forced a war against terrorism. You switch on the news and see pictures of Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, ...

2: 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.

3: Short-sighted U.S. Foreign Policy - Trouble Ahead

U.S. foreign policy is as astounding in its fallibility as it is in its short sightedness. The Bush administration's plans for Iraq are faltering primarily due to incompetence, cultural ignorance, and ethnocentricity.

4: 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.

5: Data Problems for Oncology Waiting Times

The Ministry of Health is working with District Health Boards to resolve issues surrounding the new way waiting times for cancer treatment are being recorded, spokesperson Dr Colin Feek said today.

6: A Bush Administration Enron-doer Bites The Dust

Today Army Secretary Thomas E. White submitted his resignation as Secretary of the Army. The effective date of his resignation is to be determined, and the announcement was made with a minimum of fanfare.

7: 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 ...

8: Scoop Analysis: Clark On Al Gore - Who Was Right?

Who is telling the truth about Al Gore's position on Iraq? In the now famous comments which landed Helen Clark in hot water in Washington, she was quoted as saying she thought the war on Iraq probably wouldn't have happened if the Democratic candidate ...

9: The Silent Ode - ANZAC Day in Auckland

Prayers From The Fallen: "As I get older all of my friends are dying off. Many were killed during the wars. All those buddies were lost over there," he gestures with his hand. "Please remember I was no hero. I was not brave. I was scared. I ran often."

10: Soldiers Arrest ISM Coordinator and Journalist

1) Friends, Thank you to those of you who are making phone calls. Some of you have reported that the police station is claiming that Osama and Thomaso have been "released". Please note that Thomaso has only now 15:30GMT been released after having to sign ...

11: Possum Bourne update - Tuesday

Medical staff at Dunedin General Hospital remain comfortable that Possum Bourne's condition is where they would expect it to be at this stage of his treatment.

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: Scoop Link: Al Gore - I would Never Start This War

SCOOP EDITOR'S NOTE: As the previous article from Nick Turner pointed out it is somewhat surprising that during the extended parliamentary debate over Helen Clark's comments regarding Al Gore over the last couple of weeks, nobody bothered to cite ...

14: 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 ...

15: 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 ...

16: 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.

17: HARD NEWS 24/04/03 - Four Million and Four Hundred

Cool! Public Address's 400th post on the same day as the four millionth New Zealander ...

18: 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 ...

19: 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 ...

20: 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.

21: Advance tickets to X Men 2 and The Matrix Reloaded

New Zealand cinema goers have rare opportunity to purchase advance tickets to X Men 2 and The Matrix Reloaded.

22: Celebration of NZer's DNA Discovery Contribution

The achievements of Maurice Wilkins, the scientist who was jointly awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his role in the discovery of the structure of DNA, will be marked at the site of his boyhood home in Wellington (Tuesday 11 ...

23: Time-share company fined $30,000 for misleading

Time-share company One World Leisure (NZ) Limited (OWL) was fined $30,000 plus costs in the Auckland District Court today after pleading guilty to breaching the Fair Trading Act in relation to its promotion of time-share investments and holiday ownership.

24: 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.

25: 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.

26: Possum Bourne update - Monday

Goodwill messages continue to flood in at the Possum Bourne website and via fax. Messages can be left at the website on the message board, or faxed to 09 238 5737.

27: 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 ...

28: Anzac Day Commemorated In Bougainville

New Zealand and Australian Defence Force personnel serving as part of the Peace Monitoring Group, called Operation BEL ISI, on the island of Bougainville marked ANZAC Day 2003 with a morning commemorative service at their Loloho base camp. Shortly after the ...

29: Photo-Essay 2: Tell Us Is This Liberation?

GRAPHIC IMAGES MAY DISTURB: The purpose of information sharing is to empower individuals to make informed choices. If publishing these images causes those, who would support more killing to consider their decisions, then publishing is justified.

30: 1 out of 10 for Starbucks effort

The move by Starbucks to offer certified fair trade coffee rates a 1 out of 10, according to Trade Aid, New Zealand’s fair trade organisation. Campaigns Manager, Simon Gerathy said it was hard to see the Starbucks launch as anything but a cynical move to appease ...

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