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1: Scoop Images: Latest Image Of Hurricane Frances

The following image was taken at 15.30 UTC on September 1 (approx. 3.30am this morning NZT). It shows Hurricane Frances bearing down on the Bahamas. The latest hurricane advisory and commentary follows the images . At present the forecast path for the ...

2: Chossudovsky: Schwarzenegger's Blunder At The RNC

GLOBAL RESEARCH (FEATURE ARTICLE) Arnold Schwarzenegger's Blunder at the Republican Convention: The Nixon-Humphrey Presidential Debate Never Took Place

3: President Bush Speaks To AIPAC In Washington

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all very much. Finally, AIPAC elected a President I can kiss. (Laughter and applause.)

4: 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.

5: Guest Opinion: A Clear Message From George Bush

You have to give credit to the Bush administration. Their message is clear. People not only understand it they, believe it. The only problem is it is completely untrue.

6: Supercomputer Weather: Frances Heads For Florida

In This Edition: - Images Of Hurricane Frances - The Latest Forecast Advisory - A Supercomputer Forecast Of Wind And Rainfall On Landfall

7: GE corn that caused rat abnormalities approved

The Greens today revealed that a genetically engineered corn variety approved for human food in New Zealand was refused approval by a French scientific committee because of a study showing rats fed with it developed several abnormalities (see attached ...

8: 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.

9: Flushing away cancer research

Christchurch Animal Action will be out on the streets during Daffodil Day, encouraging members of the public to not flush half their donation down the toilet.

10: 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.

11: Scoop Images: Hurricane Frances Brushes Florida

Florida is braced for Hurricane Frances to come ashore some time in the next 24 hours. The image below comes from NASA's Modis satellite.

12: Scoop Images: Two Hurricanes & A Typhoon

Frances is not the only large Hurricane/Typhoon presently threatening mayhem around the globe. All three pictures that follow were taken today in a single pass by NASA Modis's Terra Satellite.

13: Unjustified Trans-Atlantic Plutonium Shipment

London, September 1, 2004 - The departure of the two armed British nuclear freighters, due to cross the Atlantic to collect a cargo of weapons-grade plutonium from the U.S. military port at Charleston, South Carolina, is imminent, Greenpeace has been ...

14: How Soon Will The U.S. Or Israel Bomb Iran?

I can just hear the Presidential conversation. ''Did I say Iraq backed al-Qaeda?'' he asks with a boyish grin. ''Oh, heck, I meant Iran. I always get those two mixed up.''

15: Sludge Report #127 - The Hunt For Flight 77

In This Edition: The Hunt For Flight 77 - A Truly Remarkable French Website - Disinformation Warning! - Not Everyone Is Convinced - Eyewitness Reports Of The Crash….

16: President George Bush's speech at the 2004 RNC

Mr. Chairman, delegates, fellow citizens: I am honored by your support, and I accept your nomination for President of the United States.

17: Travellers To NZ Demand Authentic Experiences

New Zealand tourism operators need to be reacting more decisively to the needs of the growing 'Interactive Traveller' category of international tourist says tourism leader Andrew Te Whaiti.

18: Global Peace And Justice Auckland Newsletter #68

FROM BOMBER: Hello all, this is FYI - my new TV show, Dissident TV is screening on C4 September the 9th (that's a Thursday night) - it's a September 11th special - check it out cause I don't think they will let me do another TV show ever! Cheers, ...

19: Afghanistan: Millionth Refugee Returns Home

The United Nations refugee agency today marked a symbolic milestone with the return home of the one millionth Afghan from Iran since the start of voluntary repatriation to their war-ravaged country in April 2002, reducing by half the overall Afghan refugee ...

20: NYC Indymedia: Prisons, Protests & Sonic Weapons

The following is a selection of items from the New York City Indymedia news feed of protests underway this evening in New York to coincide with President Bush's nomination acceptance speech.

21: Stray voltage a negative for dairy cows

Meridian Energy has increased milk quality and reduced the milking time at a dairy-shed in Kurow, North Otago, by eliminating stray voltage in the shed.

22: Maori Party Demands Resignation of General Manager

Maori Party Co-leader, Tariana Turia, today demanded the Department of Corrections take accountability for their appalling track record responding to brutality in prisons.

23: 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 ...

24: Supercomputer Weather: Frances's Florida Landfall

The following are the latest GFS supercomputer model forecasts for Hurricane Frances's landfall and path across the State of Florida. Each image shows rain over a six hour period in coloured lines at 5mm intervals.

25: 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.

26: Guatemala: Investigation Into Squatter Violence

The United Nations Verification Mission in Guatemala (MINUGUA) has called on the country's authorities to launch a thorough investigation into Tuesday's deadly violence surrounding the eviction of squatters from a farm in the southern province of Retalhuleu.

27: Colombia: Indigenous hostages must be released

Amnesty International has condemned the kidnapping of several indigenous leaders by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, FARC) and called for their immediate release.

28: SouthCom Struggles to Justify its War On Terror

U.S. Southern Command (SouthCom) Struggles to Justify its Role in the War on Terror

29: Business Update For 3 Sept 2004

The Holidays Amendment Bill does not fix the problem of relevant daily pay - the new concept that appeared for the first time in the ill-considered Holidays Act that came into force on 1 April this year.

30: Not In Our Name Delivers "NO!" On Last Day of RNC

As George Bush finally shows his face at the Republican National Convention in New York City, tens of thousands of protesters at Madison Square Garden and around the city will be showing their defiance to all he stands for by displaying the word "NO!" ...


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