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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: Destruction Of The Al-Shifa Pharmaceutical Company

On the evening of August 20, 1998, the Clinton administration conducted simultaneous missile strikes against two suspected terrorist facilities supposedly connected with the heralded, Saudi terrorist "mastermind" Osama bin Laden.


3: Big News: When Will The Killings End?

The recent sentencing of 17-year-old Daniel Luff for the murder of one police officer with a stolen gun and attempted murder of another while on bail on firearms charges is concerning enough without learning his self-indulgent mother was a drug addict, ...
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4: Questions For Oral Answer - 19 September 2002

1. PITA PARAONE to the Minister of Health: Since she became Minister of Health, how many individuals have been financially assisted to obtain treatment or operations overseas and what has been the total cost?


5: Questions Of The Day Transcript - 18 September

1. GEORGINA BEYER (NZ Labour--Wairarapa) to the Minister of Social Services and Employment: What reports, if any, has he received on the placement of welfare recipients into paid employment?


6: ANZ fined $7,500 for misleading MasterCard offer

ANZ Bank was fined $7,500 plus $1,130 costs in the Wellington District Court yesterday for breaching the Fair Trading Act in relation to a promotion offering nearly 10,000 of its existing customers an ANZ MasterCard with a pre-approved $5000 limit. In addition, ...


7: Bill Hastings, “Baise-Moi” and more Sick Films

Chief Censor Bill Hastings has been responsible for approving for public screening and home video use, more degrading and sick films, DVDs and videos featuring sexual violence combined with explicit sex and graphic violence, than any other NZ Chief ...


8: Women are not scrubbers

Labour Deputy Leader Michael Cullen’s comments on women on the DPB are offensive and demeaning, says National MP Judith Collins.


9: UQ Wire: Secret Bush Iraq Regime Change Blueprint

A SECRET blueprint for US global domination reveals that President Bush and his cabinet were planning a premeditated attack on Iraq to secure 'regime change' even before he took power in January 2001.


10: UQ Wire: Bush Regime Change Blueprint - The Report

UQ WIRE EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the full text of the “secret report” referred to in an earlier UQ wire item today, “UQ Wire: Secret Bush Iraq Regime Change Blueprint” . The original in .pdf format is located at http://www.newamericancentury.org/RebuildingAmericasDefenses.pdf ...


11: Dear Steve, save me the sociology lecture

Thank you for your response to my letter of August 6 concerning the domestic purposes benefit. You write,"Your claim that 'the two-parent family ...is the natural and economically viable cornerstone of society' fails to take account of the existence ...


12: New Zealand ought to say sorry to East Timorese

Back in 1975 Indonesian dictator Suharto was given the green light to invade East Timor by US President Gerald Ford. What followed was 23 years of US-Indonesian oppression of East Timorese. New Zealand sat silent. We ought to say sorry.


13: Nats can't tell between jeans and a joint

Green MP Nandor Tanczos today flatly rejected comments by National MP Phil Heatley that hemp growing was a cover for cannabis law reform.


14: Very Very Very Good Friends For A Very Short Time

The Labour Government is trying to have it both ways on Iraq, says National Party Leader Bill English.


15: Sludge Report #142: Richard Butler Is A CIA Asset

In This Edition: Senate Hearing On Iraq “Blitzkrieg” Now On - Richard Butler Is A U.S. Spy – A CIA Asset


16: Libz Congratulate Fitzsimons

Libertarianz spokesman Peter Cresswell today congratulated Jeanette Fitzsimons for her stunning performance in the internationally coveted ‘Bonehead Awards'.


17: Work/life balance key to women’s health

Women have made great advances in workplace participation, but have not yet achieved a healthy balance between their work and their lives with their families and in their communities, Women’s Affairs Minister Ruth Dyson said today.


18: United Future crazy new enemy of free speech

"United Future MP Paul Adams appears to be showing a disturbing pro-censorship side of his party in calling for Internet Service Providers to be liable for content that their customers send or access over the Internet," announced Libertarianz Spokeman ...


19: INVESTIGATION: Sept 11th - Unanswered Questions

Within a few months, the events of Sept. 11th, 2001 became but an echo of the events that followed. War in Afghanistan, anthrax, unprecedented powers of detention: the public mind moves from one shock to another, appearing to accept the government’s ...


20: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Who is Khidhir Hamza?

This week Khidhir Hamza, a former Iraqi nuclear scientist who defected to the U.S. in 1994, testified before a U.S. Senate panel investigating Iraq's nuclear armaments. Hamza told U.S. Senators that Iraq was three years away from creating up to three ...


21: Greens won't play the pokies

The Green Party Spokesperson on Gambling, Sue Bradford has turned down an invitation to the opening of the new Hamilton casino today.


22: PM Has Selective Amnesia Over Timor

ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader and Foreign Affairs & Defence Spokesman Ken Shirley today accused the Prime Minister of selective amnesia over the 1975 Indonesia invasion of East Timor.


23: Maharey backs students’ call to banks

Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education) Steve Maharey is supporting a call by a national students’ organisation for banks to stop taking into account the size of a persons’ student loan when considering their application for a mortgage ...


24: Minister Does U-turn on Housing Inquiry

George Hawkins has obviously seen the error of his ways in ruling out an inquiry into the Weathertightness of Buildings in New Zealand, ACT Commerce Spokesman Deborah Coddington said today.


25: New welfare legislation good for families

Welfare legislation passed this evening by Parliament evening will significantly increase the support available for sole-parent and widows beneficiaries to raise their families and move into work when family responsibilities allow, says Social ...


26: Questions For Oral Answer - 18 September 2002

1. GEORGINA BEYER to the Minister of Social Services and Employment: What reports, if any, has he received on the placement of welfare recipients into paid employment?


27: Student Debt Limits Access to Prosperity!

"The economic effect of growing student debt and state education-funding is preventing people building their wealth in more ways than Andrew Campbell and his cronies at NZUSA can imagine,” said a Libertarianz spokesman today, responding to calls from ...


28: Gosche left to clean up Ngawha mess - Nandor

Green Justice Spokesperson Nandor Tanczos today welcomed the decision by new Corrections Minister Mark Gosche to review the controversial proposed new prison at Ngawha, saying that Mr Gosche had a difficult task to clean up the mess left by the previous Minister.


29: What’s THAT in your coffee?

What’s THAT in your coffee? “It is a great danger for us… our children do not have clothes to go to school. We don’t even have food to eat. We appeal to the world for food, support and assistance.” Hajib Mohamed Amin - Coffee farmer, Kafa province, ...


30: Law and Order committee offended by Mild Greens

In a teleconferenced select committee hearing today on the "boy racer bill", the Mild Greens were told by acting committee chair Georgina Beyer, that the content of their submission was considered abusive of members of the committee.


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