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1: Sludge Report #120 - US Participating In War Crime

In This Edition: An Unusually Clear Moral Dilemma - US Officials Wring Their Hands (In Their Own Words) - The US Position In Summary - And So There Is Now No Way Out… For Pakistani Teenagers! - Is This A War Crime?


2: Feedback: Scoop Offends Ground Zero Worker

As an American Citizen, who was essentially forced to read your "propaganda" for my work, I am compelled to tell you that I am offended. Not that that will mean anything to you, as far away as you are.


3: Keith Rankin: Left Scenarios

The Alliance appears to be fracturing. The crisis is partly a result of maintaining the identity of a party which is in government as a minority partner. (The Greens in Germany have similar problems, indeed triggered by the same issue; the war in ...
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4: Howard's End: SOS! Judge Reinvents Right Of Kings

Whether New Zealand should have an air combat force is now not the main issue. What is at issue is whether the reasoning in a judgement of Justice Heron in the High Court defies logic and is, therefore, a logical fallacy. Maree Howard writes.


5: Upton-on-line - Diaspora Edition

SPECIAL ANTIQUARIAN NUMBER: Upton-on-line reflects on swearing fealty to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II as a member of Her Majesty’s Privy Council .


6: DoD Images: US Special Forces On Horseback

OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM (AFIE) -- U.S. special forces troops ride horseback as they work with members of the Northern Alliance in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom on Nov. 12, 2001. (DoD photo)


7: Guilty For 9-11 (Part 1) – Introduction

On 11 September there were two entire squadrons of combat-ready fighter jets at Andrews. Their job was to protect the skies over Washington D.C. They failed to do their job. Despite over one hour's advance warning of a terrorist attack in progress, not a ...


8: Taupo-Forming Eruption One Of World's Biggest

New research has found that the eruption that formed modern-day Lake Taupo 27,000 years ago is the world's biggest eruption in the last 75,000 years.


9: Big News: Justice Vs Jihad

This morning I witnessed the 50-minute Taliban press conference held in Spin Boldack in Southern Afghanistan, broadcast on BBC World. It was held for the sole purpose of telling Western journalists that the Taliban were going to continue the fight ...


10: BBC Transcript Of Osama Bin Laden Statement

Transcript Of Message From Shaykh Usaamah Ibn Laadin (Osama bin Laden) broadcast November 3rd by Al-Jazeera satellite television channel


11: But April Fool's Day is in April...

Green co-leader Rod Donald said his first reaction was to laugh when he saw the likes of BP, Mobil, Shell, and British American Tobacco in a list of New Zealand's 20 greenest companies.


12: Howard's End: Flight 587 - Truth Will Out

Some media, including Scoop, is not convinced the explanations of the U.S. administration that American Airlines flight 587 out of JFK New York simply came apart and crashed over Long Island passes the smell test. Maree Howard writes.


13: Auckland Joins Global Pro-Capitalism Rally

Auckland will be one of over 100 cities around the world on December 2, 2001 to host the WalkForCapitalism - the first annual Global Rally for Capitalism.


14: Guilty For 9-11 (Part 2) - Cheney's Cover Story

On Sunday, September 16th, Vice-President Richard Cheney was interviewed on NBC TV's 'MEET THE PRESS.' During that interview he made the claim that the military needed authorization from President George W. Bush before scrambling fighter jets to intercept ...


15: 1st World Recession In Two Decades Indicated

The world has plunge into recession for the first time in 20 years, says the OECD.


16: Proposals to go to caucus on Tuesday

Alliance leader Jim Anderton will take a series of proposals to his caucus next week.


17: New Zealand Must Have No Part In Massacre

Green Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Keith Locke said today our SAS troops should be pulled out of Afghanistan to stop New Zealand being involved in an imminent massacre of troops in the northern city of Kunduz.


18: Opinion: From The Frying Pan To The Fire

Even as the Berlin Wall was taken apart brick by brick, another institution was crumbling around the world: the enforced socio-economic integration of different ethnicities within former Communist nations.


19: New Zealand’s 20 Greenest Companies Announced

New Zealand’s most environmentally responsible companies were honoured last night at Parliament in the Unlimited-Massey University Corporate Environmental Awards.


20: Bougainville - Small Nation, Big Message

It is rare that I wax lyrical about a film. But the independently-produced documentary, An Evergreen Island, about Bougainville, a South Pacific island which survived nine years with little assistance from the outside world has left a big impression on ...


21: The World’s Toughest Multisport Event Is On

The world’s greatest, gutsiest and gruelling adventure race will take place in New Zealand over 28 days at the end of this year.


22: Feedback: Geneva Convention Must Be Upheld

In a rare moment of ideological weakness I find myself "at one" with the Green Party.


23: The GW Bush - Osama Bin Laden Connection

EDITORS NOTE: The following is a transcript of a link submitted to Scoop by a Scoop reader. Clearly questions are raised in this material about the nature of the relationship between the Bush family and the family of Osama Bin Laden.


24: 5000 in Line to Artfully Claim the Dole

New Zealand has nearly 5000 unemployed artists, spread all around the country, according to figures released today by ACT Employment Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman.


25: Reefton Gold Mine Toxic Legacy From Former Govt

The Department of Conservation's decision to give final approval GRD Macraes' proposed Reefton hard rock gold mine is a toxic legacy of the National Government.


26: PC's Opinion: The Roots of Peace

The beards are coming off, and singing is heard again in Kabul. Although the war against terrorism is far from over, the Taleban retreat makes it possible to believe the war in Afghanistan just might be reaching a conclusion, and that civilisation ...


27: Opinion: WTO Doha Ministerial: "We Take Over"

The day the World Trade Organisation (WTO) came into existence, on January 1, 1995, the Indian Express had carried a pocket cartoon on its front page. It showed two people walking amidst high rise buildings with huge billboards for popular multinational ...


28: NZ Catholic And Anglican Bishops On Afghanistan

Those of us who live in relative security and affluence need to be honest enough to apologise most sincerely for our years of blindness to the plight of suffering peoples, the poor, and those who carry the heavy and tragic burden of history, wars, ...


29: Howard's End: Playing The "Great Game" Badly

The West is fighting a war on the other side of the globe. To determine how soon we will extricate ourselves from that regional tar pit, we need to consider how we got into it. Maree Howard writes.


30: DNA Databank Danger

A huge database of DNA from almost every New Zealander born since 1969 is being held in storage without the knowledge of most donors and with no adequate control over its security and the use it can be put to, Green Party Health Spokesperson Sue Kedgley ...


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