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1: EU provides 31m EUR for 51 Human Rights Programmes

On 7 August, the European Commission approved financing of € 31 million for 51 projects under the European Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) to support democracy, good governance, and the rule of law and to promote the building of sound and durable ...

2: 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 ...

3: The Theft of Your Vote Is Just a Chip Away

Are computerized voting machines a wide-open back door to massive voting fraud? The discussion has moved from the Internet to CNN, to UK newspapers, and the pages of The New York Times .

4: U.S. Imperialists Commit Aerial Espionage

Pyongyang, August 31 (KCNA) -- The U.S. imperialist warmongers committed aerial espionage against the north of Korea on more than 170 occasions in August by strategic reconnaissance planes and command aircraft based overseas and strategic and tactical reconnaissance ...

5: Western Sahara: release of over 200 war prisoners

Reacting to the latest developments concerning Western Sahara, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed the release by the Frente Polisario of 243 prisoners of war who were repatriated to Morocco by the International Committee of the Red Cross ...

6: Cape Town Pizza Bomb Blast Injures 50

Nearly 50 people were injured on Sunday after a home made pipe bomb exploded in a busy Cape Town pizza restaurant in the tourism heart of South Africa.

7: 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 ...

8: Questions & Oral Answer Tuesday, 2 September 2003

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister: Has she seen the 17 July 2002 memo from Ruth Wilkie to Dr Mark Prebble regarding his decision to withhold from public release notes to the Prime Minister on the management of ...

9: Stateside with Rosalea: Fort Worth, Texas

The painting reproduced on the front of the catalogue for the museum store at the Sid Richardson Collection of Western Art in Fort Worth, Texas, pretty much sums up my impression of that city. It shows two skunks trashing a cowboy camp.

10: Keep Water Out Of The WTO

As civil society groups deeply concerned about current GATS negotiations we need to ensure that this resistance is represented in many ways in Cancun. The attached call is one way of doing this and it seeks to draw on: a) A longstanding global civil ...

11: W32.Sobig.F@mm - updated statistics

Here's the latest updates on W32.Sobig.F@mm from the Symantec Security Response experts: Symantec Security Response has received a total of 6,031 submissions, of which, 654 are corporate submissions and 5,377 are consumer infections.

12: More Than 40 New Volcanoes Discovered Near NZ

Since 1990, about 40 new undersea volcanoes have been discovered not far from New Zealand in the so-called Kermadec Arc, part of the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’. More than a dozen of them are larger than Mt Tongariro.

13: Cullen Should Hunt For Missing $$$Mns In Singapore

The Green Party is challenging Michael Cullen to produce the pot of gold at the end of the free trade rainbow during his stopover in Singapore today.

14: Chuckman Cartoon: Mount Rushmore Monkey

Cartoon by John Chuckman….

15: Wake Up Call On Child Obesity

“The revelation that children may die before their parents because of the obesity epidemic hitting New Zealand’s children should ring alarm bells in homes and schools,” said New Zealand First’s spokesperson for family affairs, Barbara Stewart.

16: Questions for Oral Answer - Wednesday, 3 September

Questions to Ministers 1. STEVE CHADWICK to the Minister of Health: What has been the reaction to changes to dispensing of pharmaceuticals?

17: High standards expected of the public service

Labour Minister Margaret Wilson says the Department of Labour’s investigation into the management of information relating to Ahmed Zaoui correctly identifies the high standards expected of public servants.

18: Project Aqua on the 'think big' fast-track

The Green Party is accusing the Government of a return to the Bill Birch days of 'think big' energy projects, by signalling it will legislate to by-pass the regional council and Environment Court in order to allocate water to the Project Aqua power ...

19: Straw seeks to strengthen UN role in Iraq

The UK and US are drafting a new resolution to strengthen the UN's role in Iraq, Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has said. In a television interview Mr Straw also blamed terrorist groups for trying to undermine Iraq's security and stability.

20: EU Rejects Severing Contacts with Arafat

European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana on Sunday rejected demands by Israel to sever contacts with the elected Palestinian President Yasser Arafat during talks with Israeli officials aimed at reviving the “roadmap” peace plan, as Russia intensified ...

21: 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 ...

22: Inside An E-Voting Whitewash Conference Call

''I don’t want the story saying the e-voting industry is in trouble and decided to hire a lobbying firm to take care of their problem for them.'' - ITAA's Harris Miller 22nd August 2003

23: U.S. Explores UN-Led Multinational Force In Iraq

The United States is exploring with its colleagues in the United Nations Security Council the possibility of introducing a new U.N. resolution on Iraq, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage told representatives of U.S. regional news syndicates ...

24: Iwi Case Validates Maori Kaitiakitanga Practices

Dodd, M. Tarawera River:Iwi Case Study Report on Ngati Awa, Tuwharetoa ki Kawerau and Te Arawa, Wairaka Communications, 2003.

25: Desperately Seeking The ROTK Trailer? Click Here

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

26: Image: Gateways promote road safety

Eye-catching road safety signs created by artist Toby Twiss will be blessed in a special ceremony in Titirangi on September 15.

27: Chris Sanders: When Winning Is Not Enough

Events of the first quarter of 2003 have removed certain uncertainties facing the markets. The most important development is the seizure of Iraq’s oil wealth intact and for all intents and purposes with infrastructure undamaged.

28: Reassessing the U.N.'s Role in Occupied Iraq

Bombing of U.N. Office in Baghdad Provokes Reassessment of International Organization's Role in Occupied Iraq - Interview with Nathaniel Hurd, independent consultant to the United Nations, conducted by Scott Harris

29: Scoop Has Feedback

It is with amazement I read of Peter Dunne’s comments regarding the Green Party behaving in an undignified and undesirable way. Mr. Dunne should practice what he preaches. Only two weeks ago he replied to a sincere heartfelt letter from myself explaining ...

30: Legislation to enhance maritime security

The Associate Transport Minister Harry Duynhoven says the security of New Zealand citizens, trade and tourism will be increased as a result of new maritime security legislation introduced into Parliament today.


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