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1: Stamps Return For The King

Anticipation of December’s world premier of the final The Lord of the Rings film is building with New Zealand Post today unveiling a series of stamps to celebrate the third movie.

2: 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 ...

3: 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 ...

4: US Threatens UN Over Israel’s Assassinations

The UN Security Council was scheduled Tuesday to vote on a Palestinian-drafted resolution condemning Israel for plans to “remove” President Yasser Arafat, under a US threat to veto the draft unless Washington sees a more “balanced” motion condemning so-called ...

5: Bush Says Burma, Haiti Have Failed in Drug War

Burma and Haiti have "failed demonstrably" to comply with international agreements on fighting the drug wars, according to findings released by the White House September 15. In an annual process required by law, the president has found ...

6: Diebold Confirms U.S. Vote Count Vulnerabilities

Scoop has obtained internal mail messages from Diebold Election Systems which clearly and explicitly confirm security problems in the GEMS vote counting software that were highlighted in reports published on and widely elsewhere in July.

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: Israel Troops kill Palestinian Civilian in Hebron

HEBRON, Palestine, Musa Abu Doss, 25, was reportedly killed today morning by the Israeli occupation forces in Singer neighborhood of Doura town in Hebron, Palestinian medical sources said.

9: Questions & Answers For Oral Answer Tuesday

1. Hon RICHARD PREBBLE (Leader—ACT NZ) to the Minister for Trade Negotiations: With the failure of the World Trade Organization talks at Cancun and New Zealand’s exclusion from the Australia - United States free-trade negotiations, what, if anything, does ...

10: Super Computer Weather: Hurricane Isabel

A deepening hurricane presently in the Carribean appears headed for the US mainland and could eventually make landfall anywhere from North Florida up to Massachusetts. The current NOAA medium range super computer forecast (see images below) however ...

11: SuperComputer Weather: Hurricane Isabel's Landfall

As Hurricane Isabel approaches the Eastern Seaboard computer models are converging on a Cape Hatteras landfall in just under 70 hours time. Massive rainfall in the first six hours can be expected to cause widespread flooding in North Carolina and ...

12: Noam Chomsky: There's Good Reason to Fear US

Amid the aftershocks of recent suicide bombings in Baghdad and Najaf, and countless other horrors since Sept. 11, 2001, it is easy to understand why many believe that the world has entered a new and frightening "age of terror," the title of a recent ...

13: Global Peace And Justice Auckland Newsletter #46

Website Contact details: Forums - John Minto, (09) 8456155; Newsletter Editor - Mike Treen 0212547440 / 3616989 Web page - Geraldine Peters (09) 3765994 Donations can be sent to ...

14: Questions for Oral Answer - Wednesday, 17 Sept.

Questions to Ministers 1. MARK PECK to the Minister of Finance: Has he received any reports on his powers in relation to the potential sale of the National Bank?

15: Another boost for NZ’s international reputation

Minister of Tourism Mark Burton is today welcoming the news that New Zealand has been voted the UK’s favourite holiday destination—three times in a row.

16: Opinion: The 2004 Election Has Already Been Rigged

The Neocons have determined that elections can be manipulated easily with the new touch screen voting systems and when accompanied by a media pounding of lies, the public will accept the rigged election results as fact.

17: New Zealand Workers Lose Faith In Employers

Almost a third of New Zealand workers have lost faith in employers following recent instances of corporate failure and misconduct, according to a new international survey.

18: Diebold Election Systems Election Manual For Staff

Do not to offer damaging opinions of our systems, even when their failings become obvious.... Ideally, a recount yields exactly the same results as the initial count. However... – Diebold Election Systems' "Election Support Guide "

19: Scott Ritter Charges Iraq War for Global Hegemony

Former UN Weapons Inspector Charges Bush Launched Iraq War to Pursue Agenda of 'Global Hegemony' - Interview with Scott Ritter, former U.S. Marine and U.N. weapons inspector, conducted by Scott Harris

20: France Govt: Daily Press Briefing

“France is pleased with the success of Estonia’s referendum on acceding to the European Union and welcomes the country to Europe. This highly positive result is consistent with the dynamics of previous consultations in the other candidate countries. The ...

21: U.S. Wants UN Condemnation Mideast Terror Groups

U.S. Wants U.N. Condemnation of Mideast Terror Groups Security Council discussing Middle East violence

22: Scoop Feedback: Website Shutdown By Diebold

Black box voting refers to the secretive election process using insecure electronic voting machines manufactured by private corporations with ties to major Republicans and defense contractors. (For more on the phenomenon and the fight against this threat ...

23: UQ Wire: A Letter To The Boston Globe

Dear Mr. Gilman: Who called Mayor Willie Brown, telling him not to fly on September 11? Who purchased all the put options against the downed aircraft that day, earning him/them millions of dollars? And why hasn't this been given serious attention by ...

24: Police Conclude Abduction is Likely

Police investigating the disappearance of six-year old Coral Burrows are now satisfied Coral is not within the perimeters of the area, which expert opinion indicates that Coral could have travelled unassisted.

25: Super Computer Weather: Isabel Targets DC & NYC

Two new forecast paths for Hurricane Isabel show the storm crossing directly over either Washington DC or New York City on Thursday.

26: Petty politics the winner; democracy the loser

The Government did Parliament and democracy a disservice today when it blocked a motion that would have had the Privileges Committee monitor the contempt of court case against National MP Nick Smith, United Future whip Gordon Copeland says.

27: Amnesty Calls For Freedom or Fair Trial For Zaoui

The New Zealand section of Amnesty International today called on the Government to either release Algerian refugee Ahmed Zaoui from prison, or ensure he is given a fair trial.

28: Hard News 17/09/03 - Trade and TV

The New York Times has a backgrounder on Lee Kyung Hae , the Korean farmer who committed suicide last week as a protest against the WTO meeting in Cancun. Lee's action was hailed by Jane Kelsey in one of her newsletters from the meeting...

29: Bald-Faced Lies About Black Box Voting Machines

Diebold voting machines are used in 37 states. The entire state of Ohio is considering dumping its old system to buy Diebold. Georgia already did. The Diebold files, supposedly secret voting machine files left on an unprotected web site for nearly six years ...

30: Protest At Parliament - The Right Place

The May incident referred to in the House today was that of a young man who rode his motorbike on Parliamentary lawns, protesting murderer Nika Abraham's inadequate sentence. It was one of the most justified protests Parliament has seen in years, ...

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