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Dates: 19/May/2003

1: Salvation Through Consumption?

Silly me! Here I was thinking that now, more than ever, we need to organise, mobilise, take to the streets, and voice our dissent - collectively. Then I went to a couple of supermarkets in the USA, and was left speechless by the sheer number of product ...

2: "Hush, hush on coalition deaths"

When U.S. forces first rolled into the outskirts of Baghdad on April 6th, the number of coalition fatalities stood at 126 -- 96 U.S. and 30 British. In the month following the "liberation" of Baghdad, the eradication of Saddam's Baath party, and ...

3: Tony Baldwin: The Electricity ‘Crisis’

It is has been quite a media fest. Supposed experts, business leaders, lobby groups and politicians going hammer and tongs. “It is your fault!” “No, it’s yours!” Punch and jab. Duck and dive.

4: Full Page Ad. For Independent Media In Wash. Post

From The Wilderness today ran a full-page ad in the front section of The Washington Post intended to educate the American people, support heroic leaders and promote a number of independent media outlets (Including which have made important ...

5: Howard's End: Suffering Weight Esteem in NZ

New Zealand women are becoming obsessed with their weight with nearly two thirds believing they are overweight, while one-in-three say they have suffered from an eating disorder according to a new survey by 'She' magazine. But first, consider ...

6: Rumsfeld's Amateurs In Iraq

The study of war covers much more than examination and analysis of the application of force - or should do if undertaken properly. The Principles of War, as ameliorated by commonsense and strategic imperatives, with a well-considered approach to cooperative ...

7: New Zealand Squeals While Australia Thunders

Until recent times, New Zealand budgets were the vehicle for important policy announcements. Such is still the case in Australia, where last Tuesday the Australian Treasurer broadcast significant changes to Australia's international tax rules, in part intended ...

8: Don't Settle Until Iwi Have 'Clean Hands'

The Waitangi Tribunal finding, that Wellington iwi deserve more compensation for unfair early land deals, should get a thorough review from impartial historians, ACT New Zealand Treaty Spokesman Stephen Franks said today.

9: System Looks After 'Broomstick' Offenders

ACT New Zealand Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks today called for a change in policy so that offenders who appeal and lose can be given stiffer sentences to reflect the difference between those who accept their crime and show remorse, and those whose ...

10: Auckland Regional Office TRAFFIC BULLETIN

Transit New Zealand advises that on Monday 19 May the Grafton Road on-ramp will be closed to traffic from 9pm until 6am Tuesday 20 May. During this time motorists will not be able to use the on-ramp to access the Southern Motorway (southbound) and the ...

11: Government may appeal court decision

Immigration Minister Lianne Dalziel said today that the government is considering an appeal of the High Court decision relating to a case taken by the New Zealand Association for Migration and Investment.

12: BP Urges Customers to Fill Up at Old Prices

BP is giving customers an opportunity to fill up today before they are forced to raise prices as a result of increased international oil prices.

13: Boy Racers and All the Usual Suspects

It seems the very fears ACT New Zealand expressed when its MPs voted against the Street and Illegal Drag Racing Bill have unfortunately come to pass, Transport Spokesman Deborah Coddington said today.

14: UQ Wire: Blowback in Riyadh

The compounds were a holdover from the Saudi oil boom of the 1970s, a place where non-Muslims as well as Saudis seeking distance from the hard social rules in Riyadh could have a drink, a place where their wives could wear a swimsuit to the pool without ...

15: How to Finance Government

Libertarianz have received a number of responses to their 2003 Alternative Budget released last week ( ) which Libertarianz Finance Spokesman Stephen Berry answers here today.

16: Sludge Report #151 – The Budget Is Wrong! (Again)

In This Edition: Life Imitates Art - The Budget Is Wrong! (Again) - Digging Yet Deeper – Another Mistake Is Discovered - And Finally A Reconciliation Of The $5.7 billion

17: Zimbabwe: Amnesty condemns journalist deportation

Journalist Andrew Meldrum faces imminent deportation from Zimbabwe by the government as part of its continuing clampdown on freedom of expression in the country.

18: Latest "Foreign Control Watchdog" Online Foreign Control Watchdog 102 May 2003 Corporate welfare: TNCs are the real bludgers GATS: Public services and free trade agreements: Making Rogernomics irreversible GATS book review: "Serving whose interests? ...

19: ‘Rent to buy’ dangers highlighted

Housing Minister Steve Maharey is welcoming a Tenancy Tribunal decision today awarding $500 exemplary damages and ordering illegal charges of $7580 to be repaid to a Papatoetoe family caught up in a scheme they thought was ‘rent to buy’, but in fact gave them ...

20: The Islamic Republic of Iraq?

The Islamic Republic of Iraq is becoming more of a reality with every passing day of lawlessness and civil disorder in Iraq. This is not the ranting of naysayers, or the defunct liberals who seek to find some fault with U.S. President George Bush's ...

21: Ben Tripp: The Other 'F' Word

You could fill your lederhosen with razor blades and ride a bicycle down some steps. You could administer yourself a boiling-hot clyster of Drano and minced cactus. You could irritate a pride of lions whilst bedecked in a ham waistcoat. But why take ...

22: Naked in Nuhaka: Urban Ecology

PERHAPS THE MOST DREADFUL PRODUCT of Hollywood film-making in the 20th Century is one "Joe's Apartment" (1). Its about a down-on-his-luck slacker in New York City who strikes an opportunity for a dirt cheap apartment when an old women dies inadvertently ...

23: Consumers Will Not Accept Govt-Run Electricity

The resounding defeat of the proposed Electricity Industry Rulebook should not be seen by the government that consumers would meekly accept a government-run alternative.

24: Thames Coromandel: STV is first past the post

A majority of Thames Coromandel District Council voters chose STV in their referendum on the local voting system, which closed at midday today.

25: English Speech - Region National Party Conference

To the Central North Island Regional Conference of the National Party, Waikato Events Centre, Heaphy Terrace, Hamilton.We represent people who know the value of work, who believe in self-reliance and reward for effort, who know they can do it better ...

26: CYF's Must Remove Girls From Homes

“CYF’s must remove the young girls at the centre of an investigation into prostitution from their placements,” said New Zealand First family affairs spokesperson Barbara Stewart.

27: Why Wait On Oil And Gas?

If the Waitangi Tribunal announces that Maori lost their oil and gas rights in breach of the Treaty, it is right - but so did every landowner, ACT New Zealand Treaty Spokesman Stephen Franks said today.

28: John Kaminski: The Perfect Enemy

The Perfect Enemy Terrorists who can't be caught because they don't really exist or because they're CIA assets.

29: Christchurch Young Labour Supports Youth Budget

Chair of Christchurch Young Labour, Anselm Williams, today welcomed the Labour/Progressive Government’s support for young people in the 2003 budget.

30: Electricity supply announcement noon tomorrow

The Government's preferred policy for improving electricity supply security will be announced at noon tomorrow in the Beehive Theatrette. Finance Minister Michael Cullen, who chairs the infrastructure group of ministers, and Energy Minister Pete ...

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