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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: Bev Harris: Inside CA's Diebold Decertification

SCOOP EDITOR'S NOTE: Bev Harris is presently on the road. The following is taken from a forum post from the Democratic Underground website updating the online community on yesterday's startling developments in the fight for an accountable vote counting ...

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: Bush Fails History... Jefferson Predicted Iraq

Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon thought they could bomb Vietnam into accepting democracy. George W. Bush thinks he can do it with Iraq.

5: UQ Wire: Gross Negligence or Treason?

Bush, Cheney and Rice knew 9/11 was imminent; they had intelligence warnings describing al Qaeda’s plan to use our commercial jets to attack the World Trade Center and Washington, D.C. The highest levels of the Bush administration repeatedly and intentionally lied ...

6: Chuckman Cartoons: Sharon, Bush, Cheney & Coffins

Two cartoons by John Chuckman...

7: 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 ...

8: Minister UN bound

The Environment and Disarmament and Arms Control Minister leaves on Sunday for two meetings at the United Nations after completing a round of ANZAC Day engagements.

9: UQ Wire: A Transparency Opportunity of a Life Time

Every once in a while an opportunity to shift the political landscape in radical and transformative ways comes along.

10: 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?

11: 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.

12: Naked In Nuhaka: Back To The Ahi Kaa

Am I an oxymoron? Dame Kiri said that all Maori are lazy at home on the dole. That means I'm not really Maori, right? Can a sickly brown liberal ever live up to the standards of the Hongi Snobs?

13: Pentagon At War With The People Of Iraq, Not Govt.

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld reassured leaders of Iraq's Governing Council Friday that the current military operations are aimed at the Iraqi population of freedom-hating men, women and children that make up Iraq's population of 25 million, ...

14: Haiti: Re-trial of Louis Jodel Chamblain

The convicted former leader of the 1990s paramilitary group FRAPH, Louis Jodel Chamblain, gave himself up to the police in Port-au-Prince yesterday, 22 April. Another convicted FRAPH leader, Jean Pierre Baptiste, known as "Jean Tatoune", is reported ...

15: Falluja, Najaf & the First Law of Holes

Anyone who believes that April has been the cruelest month of this Iraq war - 111 Americans killed with the total dead now at 718, hundreds upon hundreds of Iraqi civilians killed - should gird themselves for the reality that the worst, the very ...

16: STORY OF THE WEEK: Israel Passport Scandal

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?

17: Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Osamarosa

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18: Negroponte: A Rogue for all Seasons

President Bush confirmed recent rumors by announcing on Monday that John D. Negroponte was being nominated to become this country’s ambassador to Iraq, a post that he would assume on June 30, when sovereignty ostensibly will be transferred to Iraqi authorities.

19: 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 ...

20: The Letter - 26 April 2004

With parliament in recess the country was politically very quiet last week. But in NZ there are now two nations. In the Maori country there is political ferment.

21: Treasury tells it like it is: Labour should listen

"It's little wonder the Labour Government has stayed silent about the latest report from Treasury, which confirms its anti-business agenda is damaging our economy," says National Party Deputy Finance spokesman John Key.

22: ANZAC Day Images: New Zealand Defence Force

From Left to Right: BACK_- Australian Capt Mike Hummings (Rwanda, East Timor), NZ Major Bill Yates RNZAC(Bosnia, East Timor), Austrailian Federal Police Detective William Hadden (Vietnam), NZ Sgt Tony Thomson (Somalia), Aus Sgt Paul Fuller (Falklands, ...

23: UN Human Rights: Where is the reform agenda?

The UN's main human rights body has demonstrated an incapacity and unwillingness to address serious human rights violations, said Amnesty International today as the 60th session of the UN Commission on Human Rights drew to a close. Despite some positive ...

24: Sol Salbe: Like The Germans We Don't Want To Know

Former Meretz Leader Shulamit Aloni has established a reputation for her critique of modern Israeli society. She has also been described as the Grand old Lady of the Israeli peace movement.

25: David Miller: Caught In The Matrix

Political debate in the mainstream in the US and UK increasingly resembles the dystopian vision encapsulated in the film the Matrix. Here the reality of human bondage to the system is disguised by a sophisticated virtual reality – the matrix – from which ...

26: 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 ...

27: Palestinian Territories: The Right to Resist

US activist Huwaida Arraf and French activist Angela Coppin face trial today for refusing to abandon the struggle of Biddu

28: Councils Must Say No To Double Dip Parking Meters

“Before local bodies introduce parking meters which cancel outstanding time when a motorist leaves the car park, they should examine their ethics,” said New Zealand First transport spokesperson, Peter Brown.

29: Anzac Day To Be Hijacked Too?

Retired Maori Land Court judge Heta Hingston's extremely political speech at the Ohinemutu Dawn Parade was entirely inappropriate and signals the hijacking of yet another national day of remembrance, ACT New Zealand MP Deborah Coddington said today.

30: Assassination Policy Is a Strategic Folly

Israel’s assassination of Hamas leader Abdelaziz Al-Rantissi on April 17 is a continuation of a costly mistake.


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