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1: Bernard Weiner: Ten Cracks in the Bush Facade

Through a Glass Lightly: 10 Hopeful Cracks in the Bush Facade By Bernard Weiner The Crisis Papers

2: Scoop Cartoon: Saddam Is Not A Bit Out Of Place

Cartoon by John Chuckman...

3: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 12 December

1. JILL PETTIS to the Minister of Research, Science and Technology: What progress has the Government made recently in encouraging private sector investment in research?

4: Scoop Images: Debate Air NZ Press Conference

Images of today’s press conference to launch the group Debate Air New Zealand . From left the representatives of the new lobby group are financier Andrew McDouall, physician Ian Prior, former Wellington Mayor Mark Blumsky and economist Brian Easton.

5: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Jerry Falwell, Agent of Israel

A live broadcast of the Donahue show (MSNBC - Monday, December 9) examining the current push towards an invasion of Iraq revealed a few things about its guest speakers.

6: Recovered History: When Donald Met Saddam

As diplomats and weapons inspectors in New York, Washington, London, Paris, Moscow, and Beijing pour over the 12,000 pages of Iraq’s weapons declaration it is a good time to resurrect a key part of un-told story of Iraq’s relationship with weapons ...

7: Upton-on-line - Edition 11 December 2002

The briefest of reflections on the talibanic outpourings of Race Relations Conciliator Joris de Bres, a note (by way of contrast) on the carefully considered conclusions of Judges McGechan and Goddard in the Bleakley case and some cultural and end-of-year ...

8: Shades Of Nixon In Cheney GAO Disclosure Decision

The dismissal of the General Accounting Office lawsuit against Vice President Dick Cheney is just another example of the veil of secrecy that permeates within the Bush administration and is a grim reminder of the dark days of former President Richard ...

9: Two Towers Premiere In Paris Theatre

It's now official, the premiere of Peter Jackson's The Two Towers will take place in Le Grand Rex Theater on 10 December 2002.

10: Clampdown On Illegal Street Racing

More streets are to be restricted to non-residential traffic on weekends and public holidays in order to tackle the scourge of illegal street racing in Manukau. This will include a large stretch of Te Irirangi Drive between Dawson Road in Otara and ...

11: Questions Of The Day Transcript - 11 December

1. Hon. BILL ENGLISH (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister: Has she met with the Local Government Forum to discuss their concerns that the Local Government Bill is "clearly negative for growth", as they requested on 22 October ...

12: Howard’s End – Claimants Don't Share Confidence

On the eve of a decision from the Transport and Industrial Relations Select-Committee about whether to hold an inquiry into ACC, claimants are not sharing the confidence of ACC Minister, Hon Ruth Dyson, that the office of the complaints investigator has ...

13: Venezuelans Take to Streets, Coup Plotters Hide

As in Eastern Europe 13 years ago, the final defeat of dictatorial power in Venezuela came last night at the doors of its “control rooms” – the TV stations.

14: Nandor slams judge's Bill of Rights ruling

Green MP Nandor Tanczos today slammed a District Court judgement which found that an Auckland City Council bylaw did not breach the Bill of Rights. The bylaw allows for signs on residential properties advertising products or services but bans other ...

15: Debate AirNZ Report On Propose Qantas/Air NZ Deal

The case for more deliberation, consultation and public say in the decision on whether Qantas should be allowed to acquire a shareholding in Air New Zealand

16: Disarming Iraq - UNMOVIC Statements 8,9,10 Dec.

An UNMOVIC Biological team carried out inspection at two sites, National Project for Controlling Brucellosis and Tuberculosis (NPCBT); and Saddam Center for Biotechnology (SCB). The NPCBT was declared and monitored before 1998. The site inspection was ...

17: UQ Wire: 911 - They Let It Happen On Purpose!

Imagine you wake up from a coma and you learn that 11 months ago, an "Attack on America" destroyed some significant buildings, killed 3,000 people and forced a war against terrorism. You switch on the news and see pictures of Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, ...

18: GPJA Antiwar Protest This Saturday Dec 14

Global Peace and Justice Auckland is organising an Antiwar Protest for this Saturday December 14. People are to assemble at Auckland's QEII Square, Downtown, at 11am.

19: Our Nation’s Story - Heritage Or Vandalism?

Reading the available documents, in full, certainly helps. I wonder how many of the people who reacted so furiously to the speech by the Race Relations Commissioner to mark the International Day of Cultural Heritage have actually read the full text ...

20: Letter to the PM - Re: Local Govt Bill

The Local Government Forum was established in 1994 as a pan-industry group of business organisations, with the objective of promoting greater efficiency and effectiveness in the local government sector and to contribute to policy issues affecting that ...

21: Questions For Oral Answer - 11 December 2002

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Has she met with the Local Government Forum to discuss their concerns that the Local Government Bill is "clearly negative for growth", as they requested on 22 October 2002; if not, why not?

22: Blowing Up The Bamiyan Buddhas – de Bres Speech

Blowing Up The Bamiyan Buddhas: It Makes You Think Address at the Dawn Ceremony on the United Nations Day of Cultural Heritage 4 December 2002, Civic Square, Wellington. by Joris de Bres, Race Relations Commissioner

23: 100 Anti-War Protests In 35 States

Washington, DC--On Tuesday, December 10, more than 100 communities in at least 35 states across the country will hold rallies, marches, teach-ins and protests to express their strong opposition to the White House's plans to invade Iraq at any cost.

24: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Scoop Is In The House - Talking & Thinking About Air New Zealand - Jason Leopold: Nixon Would Be Proud - Upton-On-Line: Race Relations And Poetic Theology - Cartoon: Which One Of These Is Not Like The Other? - Letter From Elsewhere: Joris de Bres’s ...

25: Waihopai Spybase Protest January 24-26

New Zealand is one of George Bush’s most enthusiastic allies in his apparently endless and borderless "war on terror". The public face of that is the involvement of the SAS in the war in Afghanistan. But New Zealand’s most significant contribution ...

26: PM Puts Cart First, Horse Second

Prime Minister Helen Clark is putting the cart before the horse in visiting the US for the premiere of a documentary in which she features, ACT New Zealand Rural Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff said today.

27: Promotion for United Future's Marc Alexander

United Future law and order spokesman and long time Sensible Sentencing Trust advocate, Marc Alexander MP has been given the position of Deputy Chair on Parliament's Law and Order select committee.

28: Two Hundred Scholarships Announced

Warehouse Stationery Limited proudly announces sponsorship of 200 Scholarships to be known as WAREHOUSE STATIONERY KEY4FREE SCHOLARSHIP 2003.

29: North Shore City rejects GATS

North Shore City Council is far from impressed with the way the current negotiations on the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) being conducted by the New Zealand Government with others in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) could affect local government ...

30: Mental health patients charged with offences

Mental health patients charged with offence to keep in cells... Auckland mental health clients who are kept in police cells for longer than six hours are now being charged with a minor offence so they can stay in the cells, PSA national secretary Richard ...

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