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1: 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.

2: 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 ...

3: 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.

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: Sheila Samples: I Will Not Shut Up...

I've got a few words for George Bush and Dick Cheney, who keep telling me with a smirk and a scowl that ''everything has changed'' since 9-11. They say I need to show compassion and hug my neighbor -- to find somebody out there I can love like ...

6: 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 ...

7: 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 ...

8: Jones Explains No-Confidence Motions To Brash

“The Government has no need to question its support during the Budget process given that National voted twice with Labour during the last confidence vote on 17 February this year,” said New Zealand First Junior Whip MP Dail Jones.

9: 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 ...

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: Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 4 May 2004

1. Dr DON BRASH to the Prime Minister: Can she confirm her Government still enjoys the support of a majority of members on matters of confidence and supply; if so, why?

12: Photo-Essay 1: Death and Casualty From Iraq

Editor’s Warning: The images in this series are horrific and depict the reality of injury and death in this US-led War against Iraq. Scoop is determined that its editorial policy will continue to serve truth, accuracy and honesty and that its reportage ...

13: 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 ...

14: No Right Turn: Saving The Middle Class

Another interesting series in the Sunday Star Times, this time on the plight of the middle class and the demise of the single income family . The stalking horse is a Waihi family, which is barely getting by despite a salary of $55,000 a year.

15: Public servants and political demonstrations

The key issue facing public servants when deciding whether to join political demonstrations is the balancing of the responsibility of public servant obligations and the rights of employees to freedom of speech and expression, PSA national secretary Richard ...

16: 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.

17: Penguin Books And BBC Worldwide Form New Venture

Some of the world’s leading character properties including Teletubbies, Tweenies, Fimbles and Bob the Builder, all published by BBC Children’s Books, are to become part of an exciting new global publishing venture announced today by Penguin and ...

18: PM's Presser: Of Hikois, Tariana Turia and Nukes

IN THIS EDITION: When Is A Hikoi Not A Hikoi - Tariana Turia And The Prime Minister 'The Relationship That Wasn’t' - And - The New Nuclear Nats & Dying Laughing

19: STORY OF THE WEEK: Clark Jumps Confidence Hurdle

Short answer: Yes. In Parliament at 2pm today a no-confidence vote failed 62 votes to 58 with Tariana Turia and Nanaia Mahuta voting with the Government and the Greens against.

20: 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" ...

21: Public Address 04/05/04 - Mutton Chops & Martinis

For now, my money's on the Daily Mirror's pictures of British soldiers abusing Iraqi POWs being fakes, even if the stories they relate to aren't. The expert analysis of evidence in the pictures, if reported correctly, raises some serious questions...

22: Ruth Dyson's office breaches children's privacy

National Party Social Services spokeswoman Katherine Rich is questioning how safe the public's personal details are following the release of more than 1300 children's names in an answer about CYF foster placements.

23: Scoop Images: U.S. POWs Shown On Al Jazeera TV

An unknown group of U.S. soldiers have been captured by Iraqi forces. The U.S. mainstream media has not shown footage of the event, even though they have shown footage of Iraqi POWs. Apparently there are five U.S. soldiers captured, and an unknown number ...

24: Jim Sutton Speech: Bell Gully seminar Wellington

Ladies and Gentlemen: thank you for the invitation to speak about trade liberalisation this evening.

25: 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 ...

26: SIS launches new recruitment campaign

The SIS is using its website for the first time to advertise for recruits, Prime Minister and Minister in Charge of the Security Intelligence Service Helen Clark said today.

27: Weissman: Why Should the UN Buy the Iraq We Broke?

Colin Powell, who plays the soft, sensitive shill in Washington's globally ambitious cop shop, used to quote what he mistakenly called the Pottery Barn rule: You Break It, You Own It. But now that American bombs, boots, and blunders have shattered Iraq, ...

28: 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.

29: Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Book 'Em Danno!

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30: Torture & Civilian Deaths in 3 Counterinsurgencies

It was revealed this past week that, on top of the indiscriminate bombardment of civilians in Iraqi urban areas, both U.S. and British soldiers have become involved in the torture of Iraqi prisoners as well.


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