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1: Cheney Connected Co. Faces CA Criminal Charges

Three years ago, while California’s energy crisis was spiraling out of control, Vice President Dick Cheney secretly met with half-dozen corporate executives of the country’s largest energy companies to hammer out a national energy policy for President George ...

2: 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.

3: 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 ...

4: Haiti Under U.S.Tutelage and Control

It’s a win for Secretary of State Powell’s confused, contradictory and hypocritical policy, but does it advance authentic U.S. national interests?

5: Assassination of Sheik Yasin Opened Pandora's box

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) extra-judicially executed the founder and spiritual leader of the Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas Sheikh Ahmad Yasin while leaving a mosque after he performed his predawn prayers in Gaza City early Monday.

6: The Real Deal: 9-11 Profiteering

A Framework for Building the ''Cui Bono?'' UnAnswered Questions - Much has transpired since September 11, 2001. Something does not add up. Someone has something to hide.

7: USA Reacts to Israeli Killing of Hamas Founder

White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan told reporters March 22 that the U.S. government did not receive prior warning from Israel about the recent Israeli attack that killed Hamas founder/leader Sheikh Ahmed Yasin.

8: Public Address 23/03/04 - Out For A Duck

One of the joys of being a self-employed knowledge worker is that when you want to go and do something, you go and do it. So When the ninth South African wicket fell at Eden Park yesterday, Fiona and I decided we'd get down there and witness a historic ...

9: Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 23 March 2004

1. LYNNE PILLAY to the Minister of Education: What steps is he taking to ensure that all children develop basic literacy skills?

10: New Zealander First To Explain UFOs

For centuries unexplained lights have appeared in the night sky with no suitable theory though many have been advanced. A New Zealander is claiming he was the first to successfully explain the mystery lights commonly called "UFOs" with ...

11: Peters Challenges Brash To Tv Debate

Rt Hon Winston Peters has offered to appear on TVNZ’s Holmes show with National leader Don Brash tonight to debate the major political issues facing New Zealand.

12: A Chance To Meet Mary-Kate And Ashley In LA

The ZM radio network in association with the mary-kateandashley brand is searching for New Zealand's biggest Mary-Kate and Ashley fan! The winner and two companions will get to meet the most famous teenagers on the planet in their home city, Los ...

13: Sudan: World's Worst Humanitarian Crisis Unfolding

Describing the situation in western Sudan's Darfur region as "one of the worst in the world," the United Nations' most senior humanitarian official in Sudan has called for greater attention to the plight of civilians in the area.

14: Tamils suspect India's hand in Karuna's revolt

Tamils suspect the hand of India in the revolt of the LTTE's eastern commander, Col.Karuna.

15: Palestine PM: Killing Crazy Dangerous Cowardly Act

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) extra-judicially assassinated the spiritual leader of Hamas Sheikh Ahmad Yasin while leaving a mosque after he performed his predawn prayers in Gaza early Monday. The martyr founded the Islamic Resistance Movement ...

16: Chuckman Cartoon: Yassin

Cartoon by John Chuckman on the assassination of Hamas spiritual leader Sheik Yassin

17: Sharon Speaks On His Assassination of Sheikh Yasin

This morning, the State of Israel struck at the head of the Palestinian terrorist murderers. The essence of this man's ideology was one the murder and killing any Jews, and the destruction of the State of Israel. I presume you are all aware of ...

18: Greenpeace occupies timber ship in Belgium

Greenpeace occupies timber ship in Belgium in bid to save orang-utans and tigers from extinction

19: Toni Solo: Independent Mis-reporting In Venezuela

Many people read the London based Independent newspaper because among its reporters is the outstanding Robert Fisk. The anti-war stance of the newspaper on Iraq and its stance on genetically manipulated foods and other environmental issues may give ...

20: No Right Turn: The Importance Of "Treaty Clauses"

Don Brash has talked about removing "Treaty clauses" from legislation, condemning them as both vague and an example of "Maori privilege". What are they and why are they necessary?

21: David Miller: Israel’s ‘Decapitation’ Strike

Last year, this column wrote that Israel’s deployment of F-16 fighters to attack leading Palestinian militants marked a significant development in the conflict between the two sides.

22: Emirates Non-Stop Daily Between Dubai And Vienna

Emirates, the Dubai-based international airline, is again expanding its European network with plans to link Dubai and Vienna. The world's fastest-growing intercontinental airline will start with four non-stop flights a week to the Austrian capital from ...

23: Taxpayers funding second Maori TV channel

"Taxpayers will be alarmed to learn that they are funding a second Maori TV channel before the first has even got off the ground," says National Party Social Services spokeswoman Katherine Rich.

24: Did the US unload WMD's in Iraq last week?

The article below in the Tehran Times (13 March) leaves me wondering whether any of the Australian media organisations has 1) spotted it, 2) reported this and/or 3) conducted further investigations into this matter. Tehran Times claims that shipments ...

25: UQ Wire: 9-11 Cover-up Ads in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON -- March 22, 2004 -- ( ) -- A pair of citizen activists, Kyle F. Hence of Rhode Island and John Judge of Washington, DC, have placed themselves among those at the forefront of a grassroots, citizen-inspired quest for the truth ...

26: Yasin's Assassination Worse than a crime

Uri Avnery on the assassination of Sheikh Yassin [] Translation of Gush Shalom press release - sent out early morning [] Our call to join today's Peace Now protest

27: Palestinians Shocked, Gloomy and Boiling

GAZA, Palestine - - A horrible state of mourning engulfed the Palestinians following the assassination of Sheikh Ahmed Yaseen, the founder and spiritual leader of "Hamas" today dawn in an Israeli air strike shortly after leaving "the Islamic society" ...

28: Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, Annette ?

“I am heading to Wellington to get Annette King to show some accountability in regards to listening to the people’s desire to retain Queen Mary Hospital” says Tom Dowie, on day 10 of his hunger strike at the Canterbury District Health Board’s decision ...

29: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 23 March 2004

1. Literacy—Children 2. Spring Hill Prison, Waikato—Iwi Consultation 3. Local Authorities—Alternative Funding 4. Foreshore and Seabed—Customary Title 5. Obesity—Students, Hawke's Bay 6. Nutrition—Reports 7. Security—Residency and Citizenship 8. Retail Industry—Skilled ...

30: MOTORNET: Saab Drop-Top An Eye Opener

I have to confess to a certain scepticism when it comes to convertibles, and by extension, to the types of people who drive them. Call me old fashioned, but they rarely strike me as serious and in some regards, could even be dismissed as being frivolous. The ...


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