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1: Photo-Essay 1: Death and Casualty From Iraq

Editor’s Warning: The images in this series are horrific and depict the reality of injury and death in this US-led War against Iraq. Scoop is determined that its editorial policy will continue to serve truth, accuracy and honesty and that its reportage ...

2: Images: Lord Of The Rings Exhibition At Te Papa

In anticipation of the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, the central instalment in writer/director/producer Peter Jackson's epic trilogy based on the J.R.R. Tolkien masterpiece, Te Papa proudly announces a world exclusive and a bold ...

3: Why Not Just Genetically Engineer Women For Milk?

MAdGE (Mothers Against Genetic Engineering in Food and the Environment) today launched a highly controversial billboard campaign in Auckland and Wellington to provoke public debate about the social and cultural ethics of genetic engineering in New Zealand.

4: George W. Bush And The Stealing Of America

Iraqis have a slang term for those whom they believe guilty of thievery and chicanery, those people who steal, lie, cheat and are endowed with low levels of scruples.

5: Laser-Guided Liberalization and Latin America

While the US military unleashed laser-guided weapons of mass destruction on the peoples of Iraq and Afghanistan, the Bush Administration’s aggressive international trade and investment agenda has developed some “smart bombs” of its own.

6: Medical Professionals Dispute How David Kelly Died

On the eve of publication of the Hutton Report, medical specialists are making public their doubts over how Dr David Kelly died. Items found with his body suggested suicide, but a UK surgeon and a specialist anaesthesiologist from South Africa believe the ...

7: Peters Rejects TVNZ Allegations

Rt Hon Winston Peters has rejected fresh allegations on TVNZ tonight that: - During the Scampi inquiry in 2003 he went to the Kermadec restaurant between three and ten times. - Went to the Kermadec about every two months. - Never paid his account. - ...

8: President Bush Order's Ribs In Roswell

THE PRESIDENT: I need some ribs. Q Mr. President, how are you? THE PRESIDENT: I'm hungry and I'm going to order some ribs. Q What would you like? THE PRESIDENT: Whatever you think I'd like.

9: Saddam Found, Parker Still Missing!

"Otago deserves better representation on the Project Aqua debate," warns Brian Connell, MP for Rakaia and Spokesman for Commerce. "They are being poorly represented by the 'Invisible Man' himself, David Parker."

10: UQ Wire: Commentary - Paranoid Shift

Just before his death, James Jesus Angleton, the legendary chief of counterintelligence at the Central Intelligence Agency, was a bitter man. He felt betrayed by the people he had worked for all his life.

11: Coke with Yet Another New Twist: Toxic Cola

The Indian parliament has banned the sale of Coke and Pepsi products in its cafeteria. Indian parliamentarians should take the logical next step, and ban the sale of Coke and Pepsi products in the entire country.

12: Images: Egg Balloon Flies Non-Stop Over Tararuas

The incredible Egg Balloon has achieved a world first with its historic crossing of the rugged Tararua Ranges early this morning.

13: Algerian ambassador no-show confirms suspicions

Green MP Keith Locke said today that the abrupt cancellation of the Algerian ambassador's visit to New Zealand raised doubts over the real purpose of his visit.

14: Govt must resist Algerian attempt to get Zaoui

Green MP Keith Locke is urging the government to resist Algerian pressure to deport Ahmed Zaoui when ambassador Soufiane Mimouni visits early next month.

15: 'Ethnic Separatism' Becoming The Big Issue

A drift towards ethnic separatism is rapidly becoming the biggest issue facing New Zealand, National Party leader Don Brash said at the Ratana celebrations today.

16: Wake-Up Call for Australia on E Timor Resources

January 26, 2003 -- To mark the Australian national holiday, Australia Day, the East Timor Action Network/U.S. (ETAN) today demanded that the Australian government honor the national sovereignty and resource rights of East Timor.

17: Legal Action To Be Taken Against TVNZ

Rt Hon Winston Peters today instructed his solicitors to start legal proceedings against Television New Zealand in relation to allegations made in news programmes and the Holmes show last night.

18: Religious Conflict & Sensitivities In Thailand

The government warned against a Muslim-Buddhist "religious conflict" after assassins killed two Buddhist monks and a novice in southern Thailand, while the army cancelled sending Israeli-trained Thai troops to Iraq because they might anger Iraqis.

19: Junk Science & Bigotry Over Cannabis

Following the apparent "cannabis poisoning" of a 36-year-old Welsh man, otherwise-forgotten Progressive MP Matt Robson has reiterated his party's opposition to cannabis law reform, . Libertarianz Deputy Stephen Berry says, "Robson is ...

20: Jay Shaft: The Real State of the Union

So what’s the good news George? Homelessness increased 50% in three years, poverty increased again in 2003, and more children are going hungry. 502 soldiers died in Iraq, and 100 soldiers have now died in Afghanistan. Is there any good news?

21: Government failing on basic services

National Party Regional Development spokesman Phil Heatley says that while Labour is promising all sorts of party tricks for business it can't provide even basic services.

22: Rich irony in business visits

"There's rich irony in the visit by Marian Hobbs to a sex gear manufacturer, when this Government has had small business in bondage for so long," says the National Party spokesman for Small Business Lindsay Tisch.

23: Greens endorse foreshore stand

The Green position on the Foreshore and Seabed has been endorsed at the party's annual policy conference in Dunedin today (Sunday).

24: Chuckman Cartoon: Bush Likes His Flags

2004 State of the Union cartoon from John Chuckman

25: Stateside with Rosalea: The Little Tool That Could

It was twenty years ago yesterday... a weird little computer was advertised during the Superbowl, launching it on its path to change the face of computing forever. I didn't get to work on one for another couple of years, but it was in an unexpected ...

26: DOC Buying Birchwood-Idealism Out Of Control

National's Conservation spokesman Shane Ardern says the purchase of Birchwood Station by the Department of Conservation is idealism out of control by an urban-focused socialist Government.

27: Smartest parking machines in the country trialed

Wellington City Council is starting a six-month trial of TXT-a-Park – the country’s first pay-and-display parking machine system that allows Vodafone customers to pay for parking via Txt.

28: Succeeding in International Wine Business

An initiative of New Zealand Winegrowers New Zealand Wine Exporters’ Forum 27 & 28 January 2004 Succeeding in International Wine Business

29: Norma Sherry: What Are We To Do?

(FLORIDA) - We need to stop singing to the choir. We've already got it. We know all too well what's wrong and what needs fixing. Now we need to reach the other side. We need to put aside our frustration, our anger, and start doing something productive.

30: Eco-Terrorism Graduates Show What They Learnt

Following this month's Motueka Direct Action Training Camp organised by the People's Moratorium Enforcement Agency - in which training in vandalism and eco-terrorism was the declared aim - cases of vandalism and rights-violations by environmental ...

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