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1: Raelians Help Gays, Lesbians Leave Catholic Church

Each year, Brazil's Catholic Church is losing millions of "faithfuls" because they prefer religions that are more suitable to their way of life. The Raelian Movement of Brazil commits to increase this bleeding by revealing one of the Church's best ...

2: Desperately Seeking The ROTK Trailer? Click Here

Go to Google , type "ROTK Trailer" into the box and click the "I am feeling lucky" button.

3: Inside A U.S. Election Vote Counting Program

Publication of this story marks a watershed in American political history. It is offered freely for publication in full or part on any and all internet forums, blogs and noticeboards. All other media are also encouraged to utilise material. Readers ...

4: Symantec Security Response W32.Blaster.Worm update

Symantec Security Response reports the W32.Blaster.Worm denial-of-service attack that triggered on August 16 had no noticeable impact on systems since the target URL ( had been removed earlier by Microsoft, providing nowhere ...

5: UN Radio: Explosion at UN Baghdad Leaves 14 Dead

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has just announced that the top official in Iraq Sergio Vieira de Mello has been killed in this morning's terrorist attack in Baghdad. Mr. De Mello was appointed Special Representative in Iraq in late May in what was to ...

6: W32.Welchia.Worm To Level 4 Threat

Symantec, the world leader in Internet security, today announced that it has upgraded the W32.Welchia.Worm from a Level 2 to a Level 4 threat. Symantec is receiving reports of severe disruptions on the internal networks of large enterprises caused by ICMP ...

7: U.S. Administrator Insists Iraq Not In Chaos

Washington -- The U.S. civil administrator in Iraq said August 20 that the bombing of the United Nations field headquarters the day before in Baghdad, an attack on the Jordanian embassy two weeks ago, and attacks on water and oil pipelines indicate ...

8: Neoliberal Globalization: Cancun and Beyond

The Fifth Ministerial of the World Trade Organization (WTO) takes place in Cancun Mexico, September 10-14, 2003. Aziz Choudry has written a 24 page report investigating what neoliberalism and colonialism means to today's society.

9: Ashcroft Says Patriot Act Is an Effective Tool

The USA Patriot Act has proven to be an effective counterterrorism tool, says U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, because it has given law enforcement and intelligence agencies the ability to integrate their activities.

10: Tributes pour in for slain UN envoy

The United Nations system worldwide paid homage today to top UN envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello and other staffers killed in Tuesday’s terrorist bombing in Baghdad, expressing sorrow at the grievous loss, voicing outrage at the savage attack and vowing to redouble ...

11: Sludge Report #154 – Bigger Than Watergate!

In This Edition: Bigger Than Watergate! - How To Rig An Election In The United States - Fantasy vs Reality - How We Discovered The Backdoor - Evidence Of Motive - Evidence Of Opportunity - Evidence Of Method - Evidence Of Prior Conduct - Consistent Unexplained ...

12: Call for ban on Genetically Engineered Humans

GE Free NZ has described the Human Assisted Reproductive Technology (HART) bill as the most comprehensive and far-reaching eugenic legislation the like of which the world has not seen since Nazi Germany in the 1930’s to the Select Committee on Health ...

13: Assasination May Lead To Mid-East WWIII

Some elements in the Iraq conflict may have determined to give those opposed to the invasion a signal taste of the same medicine they have been dishing out.


Scoop is delighted to present to Frodo and Bilbo Baggin’s house in the Waikato – Bag End. Now we are getting magical….

15: Jay Shaft: US And Terrorists Both Kill Civilians

When the U.S. kills civilians as part of a war they excuse it with the term "Collateral Damage" or "Incidental Casualties". When a terrorist group or rebel group kills civilians in a fight or bombing, the U.S. denounces it as terrorism and atrocities.

16: TVNZ Must Fire PM's Media Adviser

ACT New Zealand Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide said today that TVNZ had no option but to fire Dr Brian Edwards from his own show, `Edwards at Large'.

17: Shareholders Advised To Accept United Milk Offer

The Board of Kapiti Cheeses Ltd announced today that it had reached substantive agreement on the terms of an offer by United Milk Ltd (UML) for the Company. The Kapiti Board is recommending acceptance by shareholders of an offer by UML to purchase ...

18: alt-WTO: another world is possible

The weekend before the World Trade Organisation meets in Mexico, alt-WTO will be held in Wellington. alt-WTO is a gathering to introduce the issues surrounding the WTO, and encourage discussion of resistance and alternatives to the WTO, 'trade liberalisation', ...

19: NZ Helps Stop Mexico Importing Solomons Dolphins

Following official approaches by New Zealand, Mexico has agreed not to authorise further imports of dolphins from the Solomon Islands. In a letter to the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), the Hon. Phil Goff, Minister of Foreign Affairs ...

20: Ahnuld, Lay, George Bush, Dick Cheney & Gray Davis

Arnold Schwarzenegger isn’t talking. The Hollywood action film star and California’s GOP gubernatorial candidate in the state’s recall election has been unusually silent about his plans for running the Golden State. He hasn’t yet offered up a solution ...

21: Bev Harris: New Diebold Snafu In Georgia

BULLETIN: Election put up for sale on E-Bay? New Diebold snafu in Georgia... - Georgia governor puts secretary of state in hot seat over voting machines - Election put up for sale on E-Bay Tuesday, 19 August 2003 (PDT) By Bev Harris –

22: Damage Control Won't Help Workers Or Business

Labour Minister Margaret Wilson resorted to spin doctoring in response to my leaking of planned changes to the Employment Relations Act this morning, ACT New Zealand Business Development Spokesman Deborah Coddington said this afternoon.

23: PNA Condemns Hammas Attack On Israeli Civilians

The Palestinian leadership will hold a meeting Wednesday morning at the highest level to discuss measures against the perpetrators of a bombing attack in Jerusalem that claimed twenty lives, which the leadership firmly and strongly condemned. Prime Minister ...

24: South Korea urged to halt destruction of wetland

Cambridge, UK, 20th August 2003 – In protests at South Korean embassies in the UK, USA, Australia, Japan and New Zealand, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Seoul, a coalition of environmental organisations has formally protested about ...

25: America Two Years After 911: 25 Things We Now Know

Last year, close to the time of the first anniversary of the 2001 terror attacks, I wrote ''Twenty Things We've Learned One Year After 9/11.'' Now we're approaching the second anniversary, and it's time for an update.

26: Return Of The King Trailer Is Here! brings you this exclusive first look at THE RETURN OF THE KING! This file was sent to us by person or persons unknown, it shows 1:35 minutes in GLORIOUS quicktime a TON of shots from ROTK. Sam and Frodo in Moria, Pippin and Merry, Gandalf ...

27: They Work For The Devil And Call Him Jesus

Pause and reflect for a moment on this astounding fact: a suicide bomber in a new cement mixer blew up the United Nations headquarters in Iraq and killed Kofi Annan¹s special representative, perhaps the most respected and loved man in the UN community.

28: Peace Movement Aotearoa - What’s On Where Listings

~ THURS, 11 Sept - 'Circles of Hope: A Healing Memorial to 9/11', Peaceful Tomorrows (the US group comprising families whose relatives were killed in the 11 Sept attacks on New York and Washington) this year invite you to commemorate the anniversary with ...

29: Flash new look for firefighters

Being mistaken for Police officers should be a thing of the past with the introduction of new shirts for firefighters.

30: Image: NZ's Major Todd Hart, Injured In UN Blast

A file picture of the NZ Army's Major Todd Hart. For background see… New Zealand Officer Injured In Baghdad Explosion

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