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1: The interview with Mr. Balasingham follows

Tamil Guardian: What is your assessment of the current crisis? Do you think that Karuna's mutiny will seriously undermine the Tamil national struggle? How far will it affect the peace process?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0404/S00124.htm


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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00003.htm


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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00234.htm


4: Judgement In The People Vs George Walker Bush

The Defendant is a convicted war criminal consequently unfit to hold public office ; citizens ,soldiers and all civil personnel of the United States would be constitutionally and otherwise , justified in withdrawing all co-operation from the Defendant and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00215.htm


5: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00118.htm


6: John Tamihere: Want my job?

Applications are now being sought for young people wanting to take part in the 2004 Youth Parliament

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00200.htm


7: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00244.htm


8: Public Address 14/04/04 - Unions And Idols

Gordon Campbell has a perceptive story on where Iraq is likely to head in the next year or two in this week's Listener, quoting Juan Cole and Riverbend. I suspect he's right to argue that doom-mongers like Tariq Ali, and optimists like George Bush, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00116.htm


9: The Marines’ ''How To'' Handbook for Empire

The Wall Street Journal, the official cheerleader publication for the neo-conservative effort to rejuvenate the U.S. Empire’s interventionist agenda around the world, carried a page one article April 7, 2004, entitled ''For Guidance in Iraq, Marines Rediscover ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00112.htm


10: Sunnis and Shiites Rise up to Oppose US Occupation

Iraq Explodes in Violence as Sunnis and Shiites Rise up to Oppose U.S. Occupation - Interview with Mel Goodman, former CIA analyst, conducted by Scott Harris

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00092.htm


11: Satire: Bush A Uniter, Not A Divider.. .In Iraq

United Iraq-- Within just a year of invading and occupying Iraq, President Bush has succeeded in a task most experts thought impossible, uniting the Sunni and Shia sects of Islam, bringing an end to 1,400 years of sectarian war.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00115.htm


12: Chuckman: The Children Of Fallujah

Cartoon By John Chuckman

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00094.htm


13: Refinery Fires - Cause Unknown Or Untold?

February 20th 2004 - Friday " Fire reported at Tesoro California refinery " Tesoro Petroleum Corporation Martinez CA ( click here )

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00102.htm


14: Real Deal: An Open Letter To Condoleezza Rice

Dear Ms. Rice: I am writing to communicate four points regarding your testimony yesterday under oath before the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00097.htm


15: Repubs. Walk Out Of Hearing On Voting Machines

As the battle over voting machines rages across the country, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights met on Friday, April 9th, to examine the ''Integrity, Security and Accessibility in the Nation's Readiness to Vote''. Two scientists and four representatives ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00117.htm


16: New Zealand and China to work towards FTA

Prime Minister Helen Clark and Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton announced today that New Zealand and China have agreed on a formal Trade and Economic Cooperation Framework.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00216.htm


17: President Bush Prime Time Press Conference Apr. 13

THE PRESIDENT: Good evening. Before I take your questions, let me speak with the American people about the situation in Iraq.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0404/S00135.htm


18: UQ Wire: The Silver Bullet

During her testimony to the 9-11 Commission, National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice said three times that there was no silver bullet that could have prevented the attacks of September 11.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00104.htm


19: Haiti: Armed Groups Still Active - AI Delegation

At the end of a 15-day mission to Haiti, Amnesty International is deeply concerned for the security of the civilian population. Despite the presence of the Multinational Interim Force (MIF), a large number of armed groups continue to be active throughout ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0404/S00113.htm


20: End human rights scandal in Guantanamo

"I'm in a cage like an animal No one asked me am I human or not" Former detainee at Guantanamo Bay

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0404/S00130.htm


21: UQ Wire: Failure to Provide Answers Fuels Stories

A Letter to the Wall Street Journal. ''I fear you buried your lead. The reason citizens develop theories is because those with the responsibility, authority and resources to provide answers fail to do their job. ''

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00038.htm


22: Manuel Valenzuela: Fallujah Crusade, Iraq Escapade

Bodies that have ceased to breathe lie motionless on the streets of Fallujah, becoming stiff now that energy no longer flows through them. Everywhere they lay, dropping where they were killed by American forces.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00087.htm


23: Movement Against the Occupation of the Timor Sea

On 19-22 April, the next round of Australia-East Timor Maritime Boundary talks will take place in Dili. East Timor's civil society is strongly opposed to the actions of Australia on this issue up to now, and is organizing a series of demonstrations ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0404/S00132.htm


24: Don’t make Prince Edward our Governor-General!

“Richard Worth’s promotion of Prince Edward as our next Governor-General is simply surreal, replacing a long-term tradition of appointing New Zealanders as Governor-General. I am surprised that he hasn’t started to scratch around the English countryside for ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0404/S00077.htm


25: Foreshore law shuts non-Maori out of the court

The Labour Government's double standards are alive and well in the seabed and foreshore policy unveiled last week, says National's Deputy Leader, Gerry Brownlee.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00205.htm


26: NZ-China FTA: Questions And Answers For Media

Securing preferential access to China's economy has the potential to deliver significant gains to our exporters. It is the fastest growing major economy, currently growing at around 9.1% per annum. China is our fourth largest trading partner taking $1.38 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00215.htm


27: Scoop Feedback: Death and Casualty From Iraq

The following feedback has been received from Scoop readers in response to our decision to publish graphic pictures from Al Jazeera showing the true horror of war.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00265.htm


28: Israel's 1982 Attack On Lebanon Remembered

"On the fourth day of the 1982 Israeli attack on Lebanon, I crossed the border at a lonely spot near Metulla and looked for the front, which had already reached the outskirts of Sidon. I was driving my private car, accompanied by a woman photographer. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0404/S00121.htm


29: Herald Stoops To Lowest Ebb With French Spook Spin

The Herald has abandoned acceptable checks and balances, printing a course of sensational unsubstantiated claim by an unknown former agent - of the same organization that bombed the Rainbow Warrior while docked at Auckland City’s Marsden Wharf in 1985.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00085.htm


30: Upcoming U.S Presidential Race and the Latino Vote

How to win over Latino votes without offending those opposed to rewarding violators of the law who illegally enter the country.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0404/S00128.htm

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