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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: Hikoi Standoff: Parliament Comes To Standstill

Parliament has come to a virtual standstill after over 10,000 people occupied Parliament grounds today. The Hikoi, now camping down on Parliament’s grounds, is protesting against the Government’s proposed seabed and foreshore legislation.

3: Scoop Images: Seabed Hikoi Reaches Parliament

A set of images of today's Hikoi to Parliament. The Hikoi's welcome to Parliament is presently underway. Far from being snubbed at Parliament a large contingent of MPs was present to welcome the Hikoi. Particularly visible were members from the ...

4: Scoop Images: Panorama Of Hikoi At Parliament

The following image gives a better impression of the size of the Foreshore and Seabed Hikoi at Parliament. As this picture was taken a large number of people were yet to enter the grounds of Parliament. (For more images see... Scoop Images: Seabed ...

5: 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.

6: Ten Thousand Hikoi Marchers Reach Parliament

The first marchers in a 10,000+ Hikoi have reached Parliament where around 200 police have gathered to ensure security prevails. Officers have manned barricades. Seats have been laid out for the more elderly members of the Hikoi – as a march of disrespect ...

7: 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 ...

8: 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 ...

9: Hikoi: 5000 Plus Gather To March On Parliament

Scoop’s co-editor Alastair Thompson is at the Hikoi and reports a determined but peaceful mood among the protesters.

10: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 4 May 2004

1 Government—Confidence 2 Immigration Act—Deportation Review Tribunal 3 Tariana Turia—Portfolios 4 Broadcasting—Public Ownership 5 Child, Youth and Family Services, Department—Information 6 Nuclear-free New Zealand—Government Policy 7 Hon Ruth Dyson—Confidence 8 Female ...

11: Questions For Oral Answer As At Wednesday, 5 May

1. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Deputy Prime Minister: Does he agree with the Waitangi Tribunal when it said, in respect of the foreshore and seabed, that claimants and the Crown agree: that the public generally should have access to the foreshore and ...

12: 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.

13: ACT Will Welcome The Hikoi

ACT New Zealand Maori Affairs Spokesman Stephen Franks today confirmed that ACT Parliamentarians will welcome the hikoi when it reaches Parliament.

14: Full Coverage: A Coalition's Shame - Abusing POWs

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.

15: 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 ...

16: 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 ...

17: 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 ...

18: 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 ...

19: Police Say 10,000+ March In Wellington Hikoi

Police estimate 10,000 people are now part of the Hikoi march which is en route to Parliament. Detective Inspector Rod Drew, acting Wellington District Police Commander and head of Operation Hikoi, says the Hikoi left Te Papa and 10.30. Thirty minutes ...

20: 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.

21: UQ Wire: 9/11 Commission Accomplished

Last Thursday, George W. Bush emerged from his ''chat'' with the 9/11 Commission and responded to questions in a 4 minute press conference.

22: 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 ...

23: Report makes grim reading for Labour

"Another report out tonight poses further questions about Labour's stewardship of the economy," according to National Party Deputy Finance spokesman John Key.

24: 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.

25: Young New Zealanders Oppose Government Legislation

The Labour Government has left no other option for those who oppose the foreshore and seabed legislation but to join the hikoi as it marches to Parliament this week.

26: Bernard Weiner: Horrid Thoughts About Horrid Leade

Maybe you've forgotten John DiIulio. An early ranking member of the Bush Administration -- in charge of faith-based programs -- he was the first to leave and tell us what really went on inside the White House.

27: Chuckman Cartoon: Rumsfeld Clears The Air

Cartoon by John Chuckman

28: Vincent Guarisco: DU Is Depleting Human Life

Ever notice how crafty the inventors of modern weaponry working for the Pentagon are -- giving their weapons misleading names that deliberately give the opposite impression of the actual intended use?

29: The bFM WIRE With Russell Brown: 12 - 2pm

bFM news with Will - AUSA report with Kate Sutton - Te Anau Tuiono On the Hikoi - Ranginui Walker - NZ Music: Chris Burt - ALSO Richard James - Geek Of The Week Richard Hall - Olivia Kember's Book Review and more...

30: 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.


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