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1: All News Is Lies: A Falling-Out Among Thieves?

In the middle of the war in Iraq, the US Secretary of State, Colin Powell, did an extraordinary thing. He left Washington for a week to undertake a trip to Turkey, to Nato HQ in Brussels and…to Serbia. Can Belgrade really be on a strategic par with ...

2: Scoop Links: CIA & Pentagon Push For Total Control

Below are a series of links to recent articles concerning the latest legal developments in the War on Terror on the U.S. home-front.

3: Chuckman Cartoon: George W. Christ

Cartoon Comment from John Chuckman. See also... William Rivers Pitt: George W. Christ?

4: Despite Hazards, American Forces Making Progress

WASHINGTON, May 5, 2003 – Despite a dangerous situation on the ground, American forces are overseeing tremendous humanitarian progress in Iraq.

5: William Rivers Pitt: George W. Christ?

We are talking about a man who wears masks for the sake of political opportunism, and to survive moments when he has to address himself in the bathroom mirror. Does this newest mask have George W. Bush taking on the mantle of Jesus Christ, Savior ...

6: Babylon Express: Ask The Minister...

Got a problem? Need an official answer? Ask the Minister, for the official Government answer to your problem...

7: The Colonisation Of Iraq's Monetary System

They who control the credit of the nation direct the policy of governments, said Rt Hon Reginald McKenna (1928) – a former Chancellor of the Exchequer and one time director of the Bank of England. Today, such a claim is today highly relevant to ...

8: James Addis Is Inside Iraq

World Vision correspondent, James Addis is now in Iraq, with an assessment team of World Vision aid experts. He filed this report:

9: John Kaminski: Horror In Your Own Home

This is a note to parents. You could consider it a warning, but it's really just a congratulatory note, reminding you what you have done to your children, by not paying sufficient attention to the world around you.

10: Sam Smith: The Coalition of the Shilling

Tired of killing Muslims, we are now trying to teach their survivors some democracy. There are a number of practical problems with this, among them being that the curriculum is in the hands of the most authoritarian, deceitful, anti-democratic, and constitution-wrecking ...

11: The Biotechnology Taskforce Today

The Biotechnology Taskforce Today (Tuesday, 6 May) Presented The Government With A 28-Point Action Plan For The Commercialisation Of Biotechnology In New Zealand And The Development Of “Critical Mass” For The Sector.

12: Captions: The Mother Of All Photo Opportunities

We have had an outstanding reaction to our "Mother Of All Photo Opportunities" photo caption competition. A big thank you to all the readers who entered. Your wit and insight can be viewed below. To those whose entries are missing, remember this ...

13: Questions For Oral Answer Wednesday, 07 May 2003

1. LARRY BALDOCK to the Minister of Finance: Does the Government have any plans to provide financial assistance to Tranz Rail, such as subsidies, to avoid the possibility of statutory management if that is seen as necessary to maintain the integrity of ...

14: Scoop Archive: Scoop Links: CIA & Pentagon Push For Total Control

Below are a series of links to recent articles concerning the latest legal developments in the War on Terror on the U.S. home-front.

15: Questions Of The Day Transcript - 6 May 2003

Questions for Oral Answer Questions to Ministers 1. Prime Minister—Reported Comments 2. Economy—Fiscal and Monetary Policy Management 3. Energy, Minister—Confidence 4. Broadcasting—Music Local Content 5. Electricity—Domestic Pricing 6. OECD Ranking—Regulations ...

16: Bill bursts bubble for unscrupulous booze barons

The Green Party welcomes the crackdown on unscrupulous booze merchants exploiting the youth market, in a Bill expected to be passed under extraordinary urgency tonight.

17: Opposition to Occupation Threatens Bush Agenda

Interview with Mansour Farhang, professor of political science at Bennington College, Vt. conducted by Scott Harris

18: Making the Military a Stage Prop for Politics

In my 50 years as a member of Congress, I have had the privilege to witness the defining rhetorical moments of a number of American presidents. I have listened spellbound to the soaring oratory of John Kennedy and Ronald Reagan. I have listened grimly ...

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: Roger Award: 2002 Winners Announced: Judges Report

The winners were announced at an Auckland event on the night of Friday May 2. The six finalists for 2002 were: Tranz Rail; Carter Holt Harvey; Novartis; Shell; Sky City Entertainment Group and Telecom.

21: Concern At Security Conditions In Afghanistan

Security Council Expresses Concern At Security Conditions In Afghanistan The members of the United Nations Security Council today expressed serious concern at the deterioration of security in many areas of Afghanistan and the recent attacks on UN and other personnel ...

22: Michael's Midnight Madness

The overnight increase in alcohol tax has nothing to do with health, ACT Health Spokesman Heather Roy said today.

23: Press Briefing by Ari Fleischer - May 6, 2003

MR. FLEISCHER: Good afternoon. The President began today with an intelligence briefing, followed by his FBI briefing. He had a meeting earlier today with the Secretary of State, and he made remarks to the Tax Relief Coalition about the importance of Congress ...

24: Coalition Curbs Child Drinking

The Labour Progressive Coalition Government is increasing the excise duty charged on some alcoholic beverages in order to promote safer communities by discouraging underage teenagers and children from misusing alcohol.

25: Stateside With Rosalea: I've been seeing you!

May is Asia Pacific American month, which is why I found myself watching a documentary about Pacific skin art on Sunday night. There's no equivalent to the Listener here in the US, so I found the programme while out surfing in the commercial breaks during ...

26: Scoop Mystery: Inventing Private Lynch? Or Not…

Another day another inexplicable event on the world wide weirdness. This time we have the odd case of the prescient registration of an Internet Domain Name.

27: NZ Removed From US Tradewatch List

Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton and Associate Commerce Minister Judith Tizard today welcomed the removal of New Zealand from the US Trade Representative's annual "Special 301" Watch List.

28: Caption's Wanted: AWOL George Returns To Service

U.S. President George Bush will tonight mark what is being billed as the end of the War in Iraq with a speech delivered aboard an aircraft carrier.

29: NZ First Major Opposition Party In Parliament

New Zealand First made the strongest effort possible to oppose the Customs and Excise (Alcoholic Beverages) Amendment Bill.

30: 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.

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