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1: 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, ...

2: AIDS Foundation Strikes Problem with Billboard

The New Zealand AIDS Foundation today expressed exasperation that it was being blocked from erecting billboards that feature (non-erect) men’s penises to mark National Penis Day this coming Thursday 5th September. Foundation Executive Director, Kevin ...

3: UQ Wire: Connecting The Dots Bush..Bath..Bin Laden

Saudi Sheikh Khalid bin Mahfouz, an Osama bin Laden benefactor, has laundered money into tax-exempt U.S. entities for years as a foreign financier of terrorism. But a new 9/11 lawsuit is thrusting Mahfouz’s latent past business links to George W. ...

4: UQ Wire: The Complete 9/11 Timeline

This timeline dispels the notion that theorists on 9/11 are working on the basis of supposition and prejudice, it shows clearly that unanswered questions relating to 911 are probably the most vital issue currently facing the people of this planet.

5: Maiden Speech - Don Brash

like so many others, as I got to understand more of the world my views changed. As Winston Churchill once said "If a man is not a socialist by the time he is 20, he has no heart. If he is not a conservative by the time he is 40, he has no brain." ...

6: Questions For Oral Answer - 3 September 2002

1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Immigration: How does New Zealand’s health screening of refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants for HIV/AIDS and infectious diseases compare with other migrant receiving countries?

7: Will this Criminologist Debate the Issues?

"ACT Justice spokesman Stephen Franks called for criminologist Dr John Pratt to publicly debate his "tougher sentences don't work" theories. The Victoria University of Wellington academic issued a release today deploring the fact that ...

8: David Miller: What Will the Earth Summit Deliver?

It is unfortunate, but not surprising, that a dark cloud is hanging over the World Summit on Sustainable Development taking place in Johannesburg, even as the World’s leaders arrive there.

9: Unanswered Questions For Rep. Cynthia McKinney

HEADER NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: I have compiled a list of relevant questions on 9/11 taken from a recent post asking DUers to list their favourites. In addition, some DUers provided lists of questions posted on other sites which I have included here. ...

10: NZ First MPs Anti-Tanczos Statements Cretinous

The Mild Greens say Parliament's conservative anti-cannabis MPs, such as NZ First's Craig McNair, are demonstrating pig-ignorance about criminalisation-related harm, and the legitimate case for cannabis law reform.

11: Vic Uni lecturer questions punitive punishment

Politicians who bid for votes by promising tougher sentences are contributing to a growing intolerance that could spiral out of control, says Victoria University criminologist Dr John Pratt.

12: Film Board To Revisit “Baise-Moi” Classification

The matter of the classification of a film described as setting a “new benchmark in terms of sadistic sexual violence” comes again before the nine-member Film and Literature Board of Review.

13: Auckland South Asians Encouraged To Drive Sober

RoadSafe Auckland is a region wide road safety group made up of representatives from Auckland’s seven Territorial Authorities, Regional Council, Land Transport Safety Authority (LTSA), NZ Police, Transit New Zealand, ACC, Auckland District Health Board, ...

14: Helen Clark Address To Summit on Sustainable Dev.

The New Zealand delegation has come to this summit to lend its voice to the cause of sustainability.

15: Standing Up To Racism And Political Scapegoating

Ethnic communities are tired of being the targets of racist attacks and political opportunism, said National MP Pansy Wong today, speaking at the March against Racism in Wellington.

16: It's Not Just About Being Poor

While many New Zealanders are concerned about the role that welfare plays in the escalating social problems we face, few question the need to provide support for children. This is understandable and how it should be. They assume that the domestic ...

17: ZZZzzzt Feedback

In This Edition: Yes, THAT Dail Jones – Green Left? - Time Machine - Open Letter to Hon. Bill English - ILO Rules/Rulz? – Warmongers - Hey Scoop .. You

18: AIDS Foundation Focuses On Men’s Health

The New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) has declared September 5th National Penis Day as a fun way to promote a serious issue, men’s health particularly men’s sexual health AIDS Foundation Executive Director Kevin Hague said.

19: Check Your Till Receipts! - Kachingo!

With only two days to go before their first $250,000 draw, the organisers of the new rewards programme Kachingo! are reminding shoppers to check their Kachingo! tickets.

20: US Armed Saddam Hussein With Chemical Weapons

On August 18, the New York Times carried a front-page story headlined, ``Officers say U.S. aided Iraq despite the use of gas''. Quoting anonymous US ``senior military officers'', the NYT ``revealed'' that in the 1980s, the administration of US President ...

21: Minke Sushi

Some issues are so black and white they are never examined, let alone criticized. Like whaling. It’s obvious that every pro whaler is bad and all anti whalers are good. That’s why, when a guy like Paul Watson, the icon of anti-whalers weighs anchor ...

22: Indebted students bankrupt themselves

Latest figures from the IRD show a marked increase in student loan debt written off due to bankruptcy.

23: Bernard Weiner: The Charnel House Future

I don't want to talk here about whether a full-scale attack on Iraq is right or wrong -- or whether, with all the scandals surrounding Bush&Co., the Administration is using its daily leaks and the whole Iraq debate as giant distractions.

24: Questions For Oral Answer - 3 September 2002

1. Rt Hon. WINSTON PETERS (Leader--NZ First) to the Minister of Immigration: How does New Zealand's health screening of refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants for HIV/AIDS and infectious diseases compare with other migrant receiving countries?

25: Have you got a hand on it? - National Penis Day

The New Zealand AIDS Foundation would like to know what’s up

26: Scoop: Greatest Hits For August 2002

The top 30 rating items on Scoop for the month of August were...

27: GM Maize Fields' Assessment Completed

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) and the Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA) today announced that they had completed their joint assessments of sites at Pukekohe and Gisborne where suspected unauthorised GM maize had been ...

28: William Rivers Pitt: The Other American Dream

No other nation on the face of the earth uses the words "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness" as the premise for their foundation in government.

29: Call For Full Disclosure Of Drug Company Gifts

Green MP Sue Kedgley today called on the Minister of Health to introduce regulations requiring drug companies to disclose all gifts and cash payments to doctors, hospitals and health providers.

30: Greens Get It Wrong Again

In Parliament today, Green MP Sue Bradford asked the Minister of Social Services and Employment,' What is the Government doing to end regional and ethnic disparities in the delivery of the Special Benefit?'

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