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1: Guild: Bush Should Be Tried For Role In Torture

New York, June 18, 2004--The National Lawyers Guild calls for the prosecution of President George W. Bush with a "command responsibility" theory of liability under the War Crimes Act. Bush can be prosecuted under the War Crimes Act or the ...

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: 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: SpaceShipOne First Private Manned Space Mission

The world witnessed the dawn of a new space age today, as investor and philanthropist Paul G. Allen and Scaled Composites launched the first private manned vehicle beyond the Earth’s atmosphere. The successful launch demonstrated that the final frontier ...

5: Crumbling mantra - creeping annexation

[] Avnery about the crumbling of the "No Partner" mantra [] Creeping annexation contradicts goal of peace (Ha'aretz editorial June 18)

6: 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 ...

7: Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 22 June 2004

1. TIM BARNETT to the Minister of Defence: What decisions has the Government taken to replace the Army's light operational vehicle fleet?

8: Robson stands by un-Parliamentary words

Matt Robson stands by the words that saw him ejected from the Parliamentary debating chamber this afternoon.

9: Stateside with Rosalea: Yosemite Photos

IMAGES TO GO WITH THE LATEST STATESIDE WITH ROSALEA….. We interrupt the previously scheduled travelog to bring you the Nightmare that is Yosemite National Park on a summer's day.

10: Dr Congo Has 20,000 Troops In Volatile East

With mutineer-led insurgent fighters still present in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the transitional government has built up its own force of 20,000 troops in the area, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General ...

11: Massive arrests in Colombia

Several new laws and programs enacted by Colombian president Alvaro Uribe are designed to criminalize the progressive movement. Thousands of religious and human-rights activists, afrodescendants, indigenous, and student and union leaders have been detained ...

12: Haiti: Last chance to end cycle of violence

The deployment of a new United Nations mission to Haiti this month represents a major opportunity, and perhaps a last chance, to break the cycle of violence and impunity that has plagued the Caribbean republic for so many years, Amnesty International ...

13: Full Coverage: Nicolas Berg Beheading

Firas Al-Atraqchi: Zarqawi Be Damned - Nicholas Berg screamed. He screamed when he saw the sword brandished in the hands of one of his captors. He screamed when he was pushed down on the ground and his held pulled back, ready for the slaughter. ...

14: UN: Beheading Of US Hostage In Saudi Arabia Tragic

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today said the execution in Saudi Arabia of a hostage from the United States was tragic, and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

15: Public Address 22/06/04 - TV Identity

Alex Kingston might have been complaining recently that she's being shoved off ER for being too old, but she didn't sound that peeved about it way back in February when I interviewed her...

16: Bill opponents should stop being civil, come clean

Green MP Metiria Turei says critics of the Civil Union Bill should "stop the spin" and come clean on why they are opposing it.

17: UN Warns Caterpillar for Bulldozer Sales to Israel

UN warns Caterpillar that sale of bulldozers to Israel may implicate company in human rights violations

18: Images: Governor General Visits Germany

New Zealand's Governor-General Dame Silvia Cartwright lays a wreath at the "Neue Wache" Memorial to the Victims of War and Tyranny in Berlin. Dame Silvia is on an official State Visit to Germany where she is meeting President Johannes Rau and Chancellor ...

19: Stateside: Nightmare In Yosemite National Park

We interrupt the previously scheduled travelog to bring you the Nightmare that is Yosemite National Park on a summer's day.

20: Imitation Without Admission - Winston Peters

Over the past few weeks some fascinating options have been thrown into the political mix in the lead up to the 2005 elections. Some are far fetched and others downright foolish, but they are what keeps politics interesting.

21: Chuckman Cartoon: Election Coin Flip

Cartoon by John Chuckman

22: Innocent Man In An Ohio Election-Terror Scam

While the major media screams about the latest beheading in the Middle East, John Ashcroft's destruction of a man in the middle west -- likely for political purposes -- has gone unnoticed.

23: Millions of unwanted tyres to be Tyre Tracked

A national tyre collection system to manage millions of old and no longer roadworthy tyres, Tyre Track, will be launched today in Wellington by the Ministry for the Environment and Motor Trade Association (MTA).

24: Look who has egg on their face now?

Green MP Sue Kedgley today hailed the Advertising Standards Authority's (ASA) ruling that The Warehouse's marketing of the What A Pig Easter egg was socially irresponsible, saying it was a victory for children's health and a defeat for petty political point-scorers ...

25: Iran seizes three British navy vessels: media

Iran seizes three British navy vessels: media Tehran, June 21, Kyodo/OANA/IRNA -- Iran detained three British navy vessels Monday and arrested eight armed crew members, state-run television reported.

26: The True Cost Of Reagan And Extreme Capitalism

Next year will mark the 25th anniversary of that remarkable moment when this country began to turn its back on values that had sustained it throughout its first two centuries – values that included balancing power and wealth with concern for, cooperation with, ...

27: PM's Presser: Civil Unions, SAS, SIS & Coalitions

In This Edition: Civil Union Bill - NZ SAS soldiers injured in Afghanistan - New Zealand intelligence services and the Cold War - Polls and preferred coalition partners.

28: Labour’s “Diversity” Is Taxpayers’ Burden

Rt Hon Winston Peters has described the Government’s open door immigration policy and the wave of newcomers as an intolerable burden on ordinary New Zealand taxpayers.

29: Chris Sanders: Cover-Up Kerry Rides Again

Last week Federal Reserve Chairman Greenspan opined that inflation was not a threat to US growth, sparking a large rally in bonds. Market rates have been climbing since June 2003, a fact that is beginning to leave this bear market in bonds looking a ...

30: Security Council 10-Day Mission To West Africa

Representatives of nearly all members of the United Nations Security Council have started a 10-day fact-finding mission, led by British Ambassador Emyr Jones Parry, to seven West African countries, the UN spokesman said today.


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