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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: New Reports on U.S. Planting WMDs in Iraq

BASRA - Fifty days after the first reports that the U.S. forces were unloading weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in southern Iraq, new reports about the movement of these weapons have been disclosed.

3: Colin L. Powell On Release of Japanese Hostages

MR. KANEHIRA: Thank you so much, Secretary. We just received the good news from Baghdad that three Japanese civilian hostages have been released in Baghdad.

4: 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 ...

5: April 20 is pot head's highlight

April 20 is the highlight of the pot head's calendar, with the term "420" being synonymous with smoking marijuana.

6: Security Council discusses killing of Hamas leader

Less than a month after several countries in the United Nations Security Council condemned the killing of Hamas leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, the 15-member body met today to discuss the assassination by Israel of his replacement, Abdelaziz Rantissi, ...

7: Images: Ronald McDonald Quits Over GE Chicken

Ronald McDonald entered the Queen Street branch of McDonalds today and handed in his resignation. The dramatic action was taken by the infamous fast food clown in protest at McDonalds use of chicken fed on genetically engineered (GE) soy meal. ...

8: Ronald McDonald quits over GE chicken feed

Ronald McDonald entered the Queen Street branch of McDonalds today and handed in his resignation. The dramatic action was taken by the infamous fast food clown in protest at McDonalds use of chicken fed on genetically engineered (GE) soy meal.

9: 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 ...

10: Meditations : Rushing Toward the Rubble of History

Here in the United States, a strange phenomenon is taking place. On one hand, the blatant falsehoods and philosophical idiocy of the Bush Administration are beginning to unravel. On the other hand, support amongst the American people for the Bushites ...

11: MOTORNET: Smarter Than Some

It takes a bit of getting used to driving a Smart car. People smile at you, sometimes even laugh and it's quite common for small children to point while pulling on their parent’s jumpers to get their attention.

12: PM's Presser: Fraud + Israeli Spies = Media Frenzy

In the interest of simplicity the ‘best’ potential diplomatic stoush since New Zealand said ‘No nukes thanks Ronald’ and collared some French ‘tourists’ is covered in this report.

13: A Woman in Tucson is Screaming, Crying

In my 56 years on this beautiful planet; our home and mother, I have never seen the ravages of male recklessness, violence, oppression, and war so predominant and frightening as now. Gentlemen, and I use the term loosely, you have gone too far! You are destroying ...

14: Public Address 20/04/04 - Impasse

Should we just burn all our history books then? The new Treaty of Waitangi website, launched yesterday, is wordy, serious and determinedly equivocal. The political response to it was predictable and a bit embarrassing..

15: No Right Turn: Growth And Values

There was an interesting series of articles in yesterday's Sunday Star-Times about the results of the Growth and Innovation Advisory Board 's survey of our attitudes to economic growth. The results are pretty startling, as should be obvious from the ...

16: Iranian and Vietnamese writers receive PEN award

Iranian writer and Vietnamese Internet dissident to receive 2004 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Awards

17: Address to Waikato Business Network Breakfast

The seabed and foreshore issue has been commanding a great deal of my time and attention recently, so it is something of a relief to meet with a business audience and to discuss what is happening with my day job: that is, building a stronger economy and ...

18: Israeli whistleblower freed from prison

Mordechai Vanunu is one of the world’s most important political prisoners. Imprisoned for revealing the existence of more than 200 Israeli thermonuclear weapons, an act of public interest whistle blowing, he was kidnapped (a terrorist act) by MOSSAD, ...

19: Making Sense of Corporate Citizenship

Making sense of debates about corporate citizenship or the social responsibilities of business can be like trying to nail jelly.

20: Colombia: Laboratory of war -- violence soars

(Madrid) The human rights crisis in the oil-rich border region of Arauca is worsening as the warring parties intensify their efforts to control by force the department's natural resources, Amnesty International warned today.

21: Shallow Throat to Dems: Time to Go for the Jugular

When I got the coded call from Shallow Throat, I was worried. The last few times we'd talked*, the highly-placed GOP mole in the Bush Administration was extremely frightened, fearing imminent discovery, so I thought something bad might have gone ...

22: Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Presidential Pardons

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23: Bush Admin's 'Language Of Lying' Orwellian....

Critic Charges Bush Administration's "Language of Lying" Transformed into "an Orwellian Artform" - Interview with Robert Scheer, syndicated columnist and author, conducted by Scott Harris

24: Revolution Is In The Air: It Is Also On The Ground

Recently a man and his wife moved from another city to Boston and contacted me through Axis of Logic. We invited them to have dinner with us in our home.

25: Dimona Reactor… a Mystery Threatening Middle East

“The Israeli nuclear reactor of Dimona is vulnerable to meltdown, like the Russian reactor of Chernobyl two decades ago, which caused a humanitarian and ecological catastrophe. If Dimona melts down, it would affect an area 500 aerial kilometers ...

26: Ramallah: Israeli Troops Take it Out on Children

RAMALLAH - - The Israeli occupying forces (IOF) violently confronted with the demonstrations that erupted after the extrajudicial execution of Hamas leader Dr. Abdel Aziz Al Rantisi, shooting three children and wounding them, two of them critically.

27: Clampdown On Illegal Street Racing

More streets are to be restricted to non-residential traffic on weekends and public holidays in order to tackle the scourge of illegal street racing in Manukau. This will include a large stretch of Te Irirangi Drive between Dawson Road in Otara and ...

28: The Brash-Report - No. 28, 21 April 2004

On 7 April, one day before Parliament was to rise for the three-week April recess, the Government finally managed to cobble together enough votes to enable them to release a package of papers on the proposed foreshore and seabed legislation.

29: Treaty of Waitangi website launched

State Services Minister Trevor Mallard today officially launched - - a website which will play a key role in the government's Treaty of Waitangi Information Programme.

30: Kosovo: UN Lifts Immunity Of Police Officers

The United Nations has lifted the immunity of four police officers from Jordan detained for questioning in connection with Saturday’s deadly shootings of three of their international colleagues in Kosovo, a UN spokesman said today.


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