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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: Calling For Breast-Cancer Volunteer Collectors

Volunteer Collectors are urgently needed between 11.00am & 1.30pm on Saturday 4th September to help raise money for breast cancer awareness at the 'Great Race' Gallagher Boathouse 8s.

3: Global Research: Iraq and the Problem of Peak Oil

Today, much of the world is convinced the Bush Administration did not wage war against Iraq and Saddam Hussein because of threat from weapons of mass destruction, nor from terror dangers.

4: Norma Sherry: Girls Of The Olympics

Playboy Magazine arrived in our mailbox yesterday. On the cover was a striking Olympiad in a rather demure bathing suit, but the promised story was far different.

5: World Oil Demand Surges- Saudi Oil Capacity Doubts

In the autumn of 1999 Dick Cheney expressed concern that in the coming years world demand for oil was projected to rise at the rate of 2% per annum:

6: Pasifika Spectacular Fashion Award To Weave Magic

Westfield Style Pasifika Spectacular brings fashion and entertainment together in an internationally unique way combining a mixture of fashion, music and dance tinged with a modern taste of the South Pacific. The show and Fashion Award will be on stage ...

7: Images: Departing LOTR Stars Meet Their Planes

The Lord of the Ring's stars come face to face with themselves on the side of Air NZ planes as they bid New Zealand goodbye at Wellington Airport before boarding the Air New Zealand 767 emblazoned with giant images of the characters Aragorn and Arwen.

8: Olympic Sailing Results – 20 August

Results are in from overnight racing at the Agios Kosmos sailing venue in Athens. All of New Zealand’s sailors raced overnight with some mixed results.

9: Greece Poisoned 50000 Stray Dogs Prior To Olympics

IDA Condemns Cruel Poisoning of 50,000 Stray Dogs Prior To Olympic Games Calls for Olympic Athletes To Speak Out Against Mass Poisoning

10: Global Peace And Justice Auckland Newsletter #67

New GPJA Schedule. Forums FIRST Monday of month and Organising Cttee meetings on the SECOND Monday. All volunteers welcome to help as part of the organising committee. (See "What's On in Auckland" below for details.

11: American Bounty Hunter Jonathan ''Jack'' Idema

BANGKOK, Thailand -- American bounty hunter Jonathan "Jack" Idema, who was put on trial in Kabul for allegedly torturing Afghans, arrived in Afghanistan alongside U.S. invasion forces in 2001 and enjoyed threatening to kill journalists.

12: Stan Goff: The Energy Crisis Is Here

''Energy... is certainly linked to, or behind almost any international event, crisis. war, military adventure or environmental catastrophe that we are forced to witness almost any day,''...

13: Chavez Victory: Defeat For Bush Policy

The Bush administration is gritting its collective teeth at the outcome of Sunday’s recall election in Venezuela, which overwhelmingly affirmed President Hugo Chavez’s tenure.

14: 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 ...

15: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for August 19

IRAQ - Progress in Iraq - U.S. Support of Prime Minister Allawi - Mahdi Army - Missing American Journalist Micah Garen

16: Ernest Partridge: Suckers For Jesus

The Republican party, once the home of liberals, conservationists, internationalists, and moderate Christians, is now dominated by an improbable alliance of libertarians, free market absolutists, greedy plutocrats, and Christian fundamentalists.

17: Photo-Essay: Winter Antarctica Fly-In Departs ChCh

The first flight to Antarctica departed at 6am today from Christchurch, following four months of winter darkness down on the Ice. The annual winter flight programme, known as Winfly, coincides with the first sunrise over Scott Base.

18: Inaccurate & Dishonest "Exit Poll" on Chávez Vote

The United States-based, British-owned, political consulting firm bearing the names of pollsters Mark Penn, Doug Schoen, and Michael Berland, committed a crime under Venezuelan election law on Sunday: It violated the law against releasing “exit poll” ...

19: Richard E. Walrath: The Center Cannot Hold

Has anybody made a study of just how many bad things have happened to this country in the last four years?

20: Consents For Additional Generation At Hawea Gates

Contact Energy has applied for the resource consents to add to its electricity output from the Clutha River hydro scheme by adding a small hydro power station at the company’s existing control gates at Lake Hawea – the storage lake for the Clutha scheme.

21: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for August 18

IRAQ - Al Sadr s Acceptance of Terms / Welcome Move Toward Restoring Clam - in Najaf / Iraqi Delegation in Najaf / Abandon Mosque / Peaceful - Expression of Dissent - U.S. Military Involvement / Working with President Allawi - Missing Journalist Micah ...

22: Cofer Black Testimony - 9/11 Commission Report

Ambassador Cofer Black, Coordinator for Counterterrorism Statement before the House International Relations Committee Washington, DC August 19, 2004

23: Nationalising Our Bodies: Enough Is Enough!

"Brian Tamaki and the Destiny-Church-inspired 'Enough is Enough' marches are the work of mean-spirited moral ayatollahs that want to nationalise our bodies," announced Libertarianz Leader and candidate for Wellington Regional Council Bernard ...

24: Diebold Memos Disclose Florida 2000 E-Voting Fraud

Something very strange happened in Volusia County on election night November 2000, the night that first Gore won Florida, then Bush, and then as everybody can so well remember there was a tie.

25: Positive Growth Forecasts for New Zealand Tourism

''The tourism sector remains set for continued strong growth over the period to 2010,'' the Minister of Tourism, Mark Burton, said today.

26: Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Report

Chairman Hyde, Congressman Lantos, and Members of the Committee: Thank you for inviting us here today to testify on the recommendations of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States. Your committee, Mr. Chairman, has long understood ...

27: Texas SoS Backs Down On Voting Examiner Meetings

Austin, TX - The Texas Secretary of State today agreed to indefinitely postpone a meeting of the state's voting examiners following the filing of a lawsuit by the ACLU of Texas and a Texas voter. The Electronic Frontier Foundation is serving as ...

28: Inside A U.S. Election Vote Counting Program

Publication of this story marks a watershed in American political history. It is offered freely for publication in full or part on any and all internet forums, blogs and noticeboards. All other media are also encouraged to utilise material. Readers ...

29: NZ crews 200-1 for five Athens rowing medals

Australian bookmaker Centrebet is taking bets at 200-1 that Kiwi crews win five Athens Games medals on Saturday and 1-3 that Caroline and Georgina Evers-Swindell win gold in their event.

30: Noriega: U.S. Policy in the Western Hemisphere

It is always a special privilege for me to return to Peru. In 2001, I had the great honor of being awarded Peru's Grand Master of the Order of the Sun. I was recognized for my cooperation with courageous democrats--like your president, Alejandro Toledo--who ...


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