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1: Images: U.S.Troops In Iraq Sexual Abuse Photos

*** WARNING: This page contains graphic images of sexual abuse seemingly being committed by US Troops against Iraqi civilians and POWs. While images have been edited to remove sexually explicit details, many of the images remain highly offensive. Please view ...

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.

3: Symantec Security Response:

Within recent weeks, several critical vulnerabilities have been disclosed and in some cases, worms and other automated tools have been launched exploiting these vulnerabilities. Exploit code has been made publicly available for all of these vulnerabilities.

4: Schwarzenegger Pulls a Cheney On CA Energy Plan

A few days before Arnold Schwarzenegger was sworn in as the 38th Governor of California last year he stood on the steps of the capital building in Sacramento waving a broom over his head, an obvious symbolic gesture in which Schwarzenegger promised to clean ...

5: 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 ...

6: Brash - What Sort of Nation Do We Want?

What Sort of Nation Do we Want? An address by Don Brash, Leader of the National Party, to Central North Island Regional Conference, Thames This is the first Regional Conference that I have had the privilege of addressing in my capacity as Leader of ...

7: Ancestral Connection Is Poison Pill For Maori

National Party Leader Dr Don Brash is quite right to be adding his voice to those warning Maori and pakeha of the poison pill in Labour's newly-invented `ancestral connection' law, ACT New Zealand Maori Affairs Spokesman Stephen Franks said today.

8: Cartoons: US Torture And Iraqi Hearts & Minds

Cartoons by John Chuckman concerning the US campaign to win the "hearts and minds" of the Iraqi people. The torture cartoons refer to the recent release of a set of photos showing POWs being tortured and sexually abused by US soldiers ...

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: Mapping The Real Deal: CACI Who?

On day last year, while sitting through one of my depositions with the Department of Justice (DOJ), I was impressed by the extraordinary number of documents managed by the litigation support contractor.

11: Public Address 03/05/04 - Messier

So, having killed who knows-how-many-hundred Iraqis, created tens of thousands of refugees and flattened whole neighbourhoods, the US military command is now to hand over Fallujah to a group of officers from the Iraqi Army it disbanded only last year...

12: The Letter Monday 3 May 2004

ACT, as the party of fresh ideas, needs a fresh face. Don Brash has raised issues that ACT has solutions for. The only question is which of ACT's MPs should be the new leader

13: Lockwood Smith Speech - The Power of Trade

An address by Lockwood Smith National Party spokesman on Foreign Affairs and Trade To Central North Island Party Conference, Thames May 2, 2004

14: No by-election if party hopping law repealed

The Green Party is calling on the Labour Government to repeal the Electoral Integrity Act and is offering its nine votes to do it under urgency before May 17th, thereby saving the country the cost of an expensive and unnecessary by-election.

15: DogSkinReport: John Kerry, You Suck

Let me ease gently into this. John Kerry sucks. Absolutely sucks. Here is a man who volunteered to fight in Vietnam and was a decorated combat veteran and ends up spending days having to explain the difference between a ribbon and a medal. Meanwhile, the ...

16: Translation: The Mother Of All Oil Shocks

Translated from Le Monde (Paris). A French elected official from the Green Party warns that there will be an oil crisis unlike any that preceded it by the end of the decade. He says our only hope is something hard to imagine: a worldwide agreement ...

17: War Pictures Cause Yellowtimes.Org To Be Shut Down

Somebody doesn't like hearing the truth. Okay, for a second, lets scratch that and choose a slightly less politically charged term. Someone doesn't like to be disputed with alternative views, counterclaims, research and fact. Someone wants you, the ...

18: Kerry: This Moment in Iraq is a Moment of Truth

On the eve of the one-year anniversary of George Bush declaring Mission Accomplished in Iraq, Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry traveled to Westminster College – site of Winston Churchill’s historic Iron Curtain speech – to talk about America’s ...

19: Dennis Hans: When John Negroponte Was Mullah Omar

Remember Mullah Omar, leader of the Taliban, the Islamist movement that mis-governed the failed state of Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001? He and the Taliban played host to Osama bin Laden, providing him and his al Qaeda organization a safe haven from ...

20: Dunne: Why is Labour shafting Wellington?

Today’s comments on the Wellington region’s inadequate transport infrastructure by two Labour Cabinet Ministers is further evidence that the Labour Party is interested solely in the votes of Aucklanders and couldn’t care less about the people of the ...

21: Pakeha Protest In Support Of Maori Seabed Rights

A pakeha woman and a Maori woman reached up to fix a placard to a pole on Lambton Quay. The sign read, ''No treaty breaches on our beaches''.

22: Turia Gives Maori 'Hobson's Choice'

Associate Maori Affairs Minister Tariana Turia's decision to force a by-election may excite people who enjoy political trouble for Labour, but it is hard to see a good outcome for New Zealand, ACT New Zealand Maori Affairs Spokesman Stephen Franks ...

23: Thai Muslim Guerillas Warn Tourists To Stay Away

Muslim guerrillas have told the "people of the world" not to visit southern Thailand, where Thai troops killed more than 100 Islamic militants and bloodied a mosque in Pattani, but the stark warning also included Phuket island, a wealthy, tourist playground ...

24: Power - Defence Address National Party Conference

The Prime Minister of New Zealand, during a debate about the cancellation of the F16 contract in March 2000, said, "we are very lucky to live in an exceptionally benign strategic environment".

25: 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.

26: New Zealand 'Big Brother' Awards

New Zealand’s first “Big Brother Awards” were announced at an awards ceremony at Auckland Art Gallery this evening. The awards, for outstanding contributions to the abuse of privacy in New Zealand, are modelled on Big Brother Awards held annually ...

27: Mission Accomplished Said Bush, Obviously Not

One year ago George Bush, Jr. stood on the deck of a US aircraft carrier with a huge banner behind him so that his photo could be taken with it. It said, in massive letters "Mission Accomplished" and was meant to celebrate the American "victory" ...

28: Students Caught In Debt Trap

New Zealand First education spokesperson Brian Donnelly is calling for the Government to urgently change the student loan scheme because it is sentencing young people to a lifetime of debt.

29: US-Israeli Machiavellian Dominion In Arab World

As American troops moved from Baghdad to bases near the Najaf home to the Shrine of Ali, one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites for Shiite Muslims, Iraq's US - selected Governing Council approved a new flag for the country.

30: A Strategy for Iraq - John Kerry WashPost Op-Ed

To be successful in Iraq, and in any war for that matter, our use of force must be tied to a political objective more complete than the ouster of a regime. To date, that has not happened in Iraq. It is time it did.

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