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1: 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.

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: 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.

4: Termination of Sumner Burstyn's NZ Herald Column

Well well, it's kick-off as they say. An effort to shut good progressive writers completely out of New Zealand's mainstream newspapers looks like it might be under way.

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 ...

6: Chuckman Cartoon: Finishing The Job

A cartoon by John Chuckman

7: 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.

8: Only fools rush into China

Green Party Co-Leader Rod Donald says New Zealand would be foolish to rush headlong into a free trade agreement with China.

9: Refinery Fires - Cause Unknown Or Untold?

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

10: 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. ''

11: Public Address 15/04/04 - Home Fronts

Clearly, Garth George is back on letters duty at the Herald. Yesterday's column was led by four missives of boilerplate Maxim Institute-derived raving about PC, perversions and the threat to the family. Was there really no other opinion?...

12: 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

13: Westpac tells workers to "Take it or leave it"

Westpac Bank, in its submission to the Select Committee on the Employment Relations Amendment Bill last week, admitted that it is complicit in undermining collective bargaining.

14: Large number of small businesses attacked online

A Symantec Survey Reveals 63 Percent Of New Zealand Small Businesses Have Been Impacted By A Malicious Attack

15: IMF/World Bank - Debt Freedom or Disguised Bondage

The ancient Hebrew tradition known as Jubilee encouraged its celebrants to forgive those who had incurred debts over the past fifty years.

16: Bill Grigsby: What Would Orwell Say?

Over 50 years ago, George Orwell created Oceania, a literary dystopian society—what he likely suspected was transporting Stalin’s Russia to its logical conclusion.

17: Ending The ''War On Terror'' Myth

The so-called ''War On Terror'' is a dangerous myth that is undermining American national security. This myth is a deliberate creation of the Bush Administration and their political allies.

18: Westhaven secured for Aucklanders

The government has negotiated an agreement to secure public ownership of Westhaven Marina and Hobson West marinas, for the enjoyment of Aucklanders and visitors to the city, Prime Minister Helen Clark and Associate Finance Minister Trevor Mallard ...

19: PM Qoreia warns US over guarantees for Sharon

Prime minister Ahmed Qoreia warned the United States Monday against giving his Israeli counterpart Ariel Sharon, on a visit to Washington this week, any guarantees detrimental to the Palestinians.

20: 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 ...

21: UQ Wire: The Perfect Alibi (Part II)

The administration's planning for the war against Afghanistan actually started (at the latest) in March, 2001 (per Janes Defense Weekly (subscription required)), a full six months before 9-11 and less than two months after taking power.

22: Stan Goff: The Bridge - A Rant

The United States government has initiated a chain reaction that it can no longer control. The stalled vengeance assault on Fallujah is merely a symptom.

23: Westhaven Purchase Extreme Folly

ACT New Zealand Acting Leader Ken Shirley today said that it was extreme folly for the Labour Government to purchase Westhaven Marina - as is its move to buy Hobson West Marina.

24: 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.

25: 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.

26: Iraq Civilian hostages must be released

Amnesty International is concerned about the fate of several foreign nationals held hostage in Iraq. The organization appeals to armed groups in Iraq to end the practice of hostage taking and immediately release all hostages.

27: 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 ...

28: 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 ...

29: Hone Harawira: We're Marching To Parliament

“It’s on,” said Hone Harawira, organiser of the Far North leg of the March to Parliament to present a petition opposing the government’s foreshore and seabed legislation.

30: Courage And More Martyrs

I was in the centre of Nablus yesterday, about 5 o'clock in the afternoon, when a youth was shot and killed by the IOF. He is SAMER ZORBHA, aged 18, a student at the High School in Nablus.


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