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1: Scoop Link: 20/20 911 Israeli Spies Investigation

June 21 — Millions saw the horrific images of the World Trade Center attacks, and those who saw them won't forget them. But a New Jersey homemaker saw something that morning that prompted an investigation into five young Israelis and their possible ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00133.htm


2: UQ Wire: What's Up With the Black Budget?

The $64 Question: What's Up With the Black Budget? The Real Deal with Catherine Austin Fitts

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00126.htm


3: Rights For 270,000 AECT Beneficiaries Preserved

AUCKLAND, September 22, 2002 - The rights of nearly 270,000 households and businesses have been preserved for the next 70 years in a landmark deed agreed between the Auckland Energy Consumer Trust (AECT) and electricity lines company VECTOR.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0209/S00140.htm


4: Scoop Feedback: UN Resolutions Re Israel/Palestine

In This Edition: UN Resolutions Re Israel/Palestine - Scoop & Love - Sludge/World Belongs To Us

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00122.htm


5: New Zealand Young Nationals official newsletter

1. Hemp Could Spoil Pot Says Mp 2. Student Debt Limits Mortgages Say Nzusa 3. New Baby For Nat Mp 4. Hot Goss From Parliament 5. Website Of The Week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00122.htm


6: Germans return "Red-Green" coalition by a whisker

German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's coalition of Social Democrats and Greens appear to have clung to power, but with a severely reduced majority.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00125.htm


7: Richard Prebbles Letter from Wellington

Out of the gloom of Tranz Rail’s annual report is the very significant statement that freight volumes are up - a good indication that the economy is growing strongly. Feedback from business is that prices and wages are both heading upwards.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00374.htm


8: HARD NEWS 20/09/02 - The Last Post

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES … this is the last Hard News in its current form. Most Friday mornings for the past 11 years, day job or not, I have got up early on Friday mornings, bashed out a script - on a good week, I would have made some notes - driven to 95bFM ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00117.htm


9: The National Security Strategy of the USA

The National Security Strategy of the United States of America From... http://www.whitehouse.gov/nsc/nss.html

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00220.htm

11: Firas Al-Atraqchi: 24 Million in Iraq Not One Man

There are currently four million Iraqis outside Iraq. An overwhelming majority of these are workers trying to stoke a living given that the economic situation in Iraq is dire with unemployment nearing 60 percent. This includes university professors, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00123.htm


12: Stateside with Rosalea: Middle-politics

Halfway through each President's 4-year term, the entire US House of Representatives and one-third of the US Senate is elected, thus mid-term elections are seen as a way of measuring how effective the President has been in building support for the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00120.htm


13: The Straight Right - 20th September 2002

It seems that Labour’s very very very good friendship with the US has lasted for only a very very very short time.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00376.htm


14: German Greens show the way

The surge in support for the German Greens is an endorsement of the way in which green policies can be integrated into a stable coalition government, Green Party Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00368.htm


15: 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, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00192.htm


16: 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, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00068.htm


17: Parliament committee debates judge race criteria

Race politics lurk in proposals to replace access to the Privy Council with an indigenous New Zealand final court of appeal, ACT justice spokesman Stephen Franks says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00366.htm


18: Kiwibank alternative for unhappy bank customers

Support for Kiwibank has risen sharply over the past year, with the fledgling bank now the most popular alternative for New Zealanders unhappy with the service they’re getting from their current banks.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0209/S00137.htm


19: Scoop Feedback: Bullying Is The Domain Of Cowards

In This Edition: Bullying Is The Domain Of Cowards - The Green Party: Thou Shalt Buy Local - Teen Killer Sentences - Honorary Truck Drivers License

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00118.htm


20: Condi Rice Clarifies May Comments On 911 Knowledge

Remarks by the National Security Advisor Dr. Condoleezza Rice James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00216.htm


21: Palmerston North Mayor Shouts And Waves Arms

The Mayor of Palmerston North, Mark Bell-Booth this evening went to see some of the tenants of the City Council pensioner flats and shouted and waved his arms at them, telling them that they should have gone to him to get overdue repairs done to their ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00120.htm


22: The Dishonest Case For War On Iraq Counter Dossier

The Dishonest Case For War On Iraq by Alan Simpson, MP - Chair of Labour Against the War and Dr Glen Rangwala - Lecturer in politics at Cambridge University, UK.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00223.htm


23: Anderton Should Give Answers, Not Silence Critics

Jim Anderton should front up with answers on Kiwibank instead of attacking those seeking accountability for the waste of taxpayers' money on a bank that's not needed, ACT Finance spokesman Rodney Hide says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00359.htm


24: 200 Demonstrate Against Eliminate Yasser Arafat

Gush Shalom Demonstration against the "Elimination" of Yasser Arafat 22/09/02 Two hundred peace activists demonstrated today opposite the Ministry of Defense in Tel-Aviv against Sharon's plan to "eliminate" Yasser Arafat. The action ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00214.htm


25: NITA: Blowback From The Blowhards

Robert Fisk has the right take on the Bush administration. With Saddam Hussein having unconditionally agreed to allow in the weapons inspectors, the US is all dressed up with no war to go to. This is highly embarrassing, at least if you are in the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00115.htm


26: My Decision Not To Contact Police Says Donnelly

NZ First MP Brian Donnelly says that it was his decision not to immediately call the police following the fracas in Wellington on Thursday morning.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00362.htm


27: Aggression on the Palestinian People – 21-22 Sept

Israeli occupation troops continue their aggression and now they occupy virtually every Palestinian population center on the West Bank, and maintain a system of checkpoints, security cordons and curfews in the rest of the Palestinian territories. Israeli ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00215.htm


28: Katya Rivas: Do Exercises That Bring You Closer

Let us work, little one, for the world is hungry; let us prepare the food they need.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00121.htm


29: Leaky Homes Inquiry Submissions Via Internet

New Zealanders can use the internet to make a submission to the Parliamentary Select Committee inquiring into leaky homes. National Party spokesman on housing Dr Wayne Mapp has set up a website http://www.leakyhomes.co.nz which includes an electronic ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00365.htm


30: ASB Bank Tops The Big Five Banks Once Again

For the fifth consecutive year, ASB BANK is delighted it has been identified as the overall leading bank for customer satisfaction of the five major banks in the annual banking survey by the University of Auckland’s Business School.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0209/S00139.htm

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