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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.

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


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 ...

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


3: 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. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0404/S00138.htm


4: Do You Believe In Spooks Downunder Inc?

The past month's events have conjured shadows. Names like the SIS, EAB raise suspicion, intrigue. Outward, beyond our borders, lurk more spooky counterparts: CIA, MI6, Mossad. Even TV's on to it. We're spy fanatics. Do you believe in Spooks downunder?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00176.htm


5: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0404/S00164.htm


6: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0404/S00167.htm


7: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0404/S00133.htm


8: The human rights scandal of Guantanamo Bay

Amnesty International welcomes consideration by the UN Commission on Human Rights of the situation of the detainees at Guantanamo Bay. This is long overdue.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0404/S00230.htm


9: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00228.htm


10: 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


11: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00174.htm


12: Public Address 22/04/04 - Up And Down

A couple of people have asked me who "Gordy" is - and Gordon Dryden was, understandably, concerned that people might think it was him. No. Gordy is Gordon King, aka NZ Pundit, leading local representative of the vast right-wing conspiracy...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00186.htm


13: Brash Speech to Marine Industry Association of NZ

I am delighted to be speaking to such a successful industry group, which combines the recreational passion of so many New Zealanders with world leading innovation, technology and craftsmanship.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00342.htm


14: Jones Offers To Explain Legislation To Brash

New Zealand First has offered to explain the foreshore and seabed legislation to Don Brash so that he does not continue making a fool of himself publicly over it.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00347.htm


15: NZ providing more flood relief to Fiji

New Zealand is providing further relief supplies to people worst affected by floods in Fiji, says Foreign Minister Phil Goff.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00332.htm


16: More half-truths and nonsense from Brash

"The public is entitled to expect a higher standard from the Leader of the Opposition than the collection of half truths and nonsense trotted out by Don Brash today," said Deputy Prime Minister Michael Cullen.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00346.htm


17: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0404/S00129.htm


18: Global Peace And Justice Auckland Newsletter #58

CONTENTS 1) What's On in Auckland 2) Messages: Overseas investment law changes; Fast Food campaign; Philippines Tour 3) Best on the Web: Hikoi; NZ Herald fraeup of Zaoui; Trade agreements; Antiwar; Iraq war; Afghanistan; War on freedom; Haiti; Cuba; Timor; ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0404/S00143.htm


19: Cambodia' television doco- beyond a tragic history

Triangle Television is to screen a New Zealand-made documentary that reveals the ability of Cambodian people to look beyond their tragic history and adapt to modern-day living.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0404/S00110.htm


20: Is America A Servant To The Will Of Israel?

The myth of America as an honest broker in the supposed Palestinian-Israeli peace process has been completely shattered.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00178.htm


21: Economic growth rejected by Greens good for China

Jeanette Fitzsimmons of the Green Party recently argued that economic growth is not important to Kiwis. She said that surveys show people are interested in quality of life issues like education and health care.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0404/S00140.htm


22: Ronald McDonald quits over GE chicken feed

Auckland: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0404/S00147.htm


23: More half-truths and nonsense from Brash

“The public is entitled to expect a higher standard from the Leader of the Opposition than the collection of half truths and nonsense trotted out by Don Brash today,” said Deputy Prime Minister Michael Cullen.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00345.htm


24: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0404/S00208.htm


25: UNICEF Condemns Killing of Children in Iraq

NEW YORK -- Responding to the deaths Wednesday of children on a school bus in Basra, UNICEF said it is alarmed by the growing impact of the ongoing fighting on Iraqi children.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0404/S00232.htm


26: A Hypothetical Memo from Osama bin Laden

What if al Qaeda were a bureaucracy—you know, like the U.S. government? What would its inter-cave memoranda say about the state of the U.S. war on terrorism from a jihadist perspective? Here is a guess at what such a hypothetical memo by Osama bin ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00181.htm


27: Toni Solo: Varieties Of Barbarism

Recent US military conduct in Fallujah, murdering cvilians, closing hospitals and deliberately targeting ambulances, is the latest example of the barbarism of United States official culture.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00182.htm


28: Indonesia holds world’s most complex election

Indonesia held its historic legislative election on 5 April 2004. The General Election Commission (KPU) registered more than 147 millions eligible voters across the country who selected a new 550-seat national parliament, a new assembly of provincial delegates, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0404/S00215.htm


29: McDonalds Letter

Thank you for your letter of February 20 2004 regarding McDonald’s genetically engineered ingredient policy and categorisation in the Greenpeace GE Free Food Guide.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0404/S00149.htm


30: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00172.htm

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