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1: Return Of The King Trailer Is Here! brings you this exclusive first look at THE RETURN OF THE KING! This file was sent to us by person or persons unknown, it shows 1:35 minutes in GLORIOUS quicktime a TON of shots from ROTK. Sam and Frodo in Moria, Pippin and Merry, Gandalf ...

2: Government Must Deport Kidnapper-Rapist

New Zealand First has called on the Government to immediately deport a Somali serving an eight year term for rape and kidnapping.

3: Mothers Lift Tops To Stop GE Moratorium Lifting

Women from the group MAdGE (Mothers Against GE in Food and the Environment) this afternoon tore off their tops exposing hot pink and black bras and waved GE Free flags to astonished MPs during question time in the house.

4: Green Left Weekly: Iraq Globalisation At Gun Point

On August 31, Peter McPherson, a former Bank of America executive, close friend of US Vice-President Dick Cheney and, today, the top US economic “adviser” in Iraq, announced that the US-dominated Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) had selected ...

5: September 11 Remembered - Cautionary Tale for Iraq

The United Nations has at least one good reason to remember September 11 - it was on that day in 1980 that the first ever assassination of a U.N. diplomat occurred. The victim - Felix Garcia Rodriguez, Cuban representative at the U.N. The place - ...

6: Wednesday's Questions & Answers For Oral Answer

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement that she had heard that “traditionally Mâori did not consider they owned those areas but they were most certainly kaitiaki. Now there may be the genesis ...

7: Inside A U.S. Election Vote Counting Program

Publication of this story marks a watershed in American political history. It is offered freely for publication in full or part on any and all internet forums, blogs and noticeboards. All other media are also encouraged to utilise material. Readers ...

8: Sludge Report #154 – Bigger Than Watergate!

In This Edition: Bigger Than Watergate! - How To Rig An Election In The United States - Fantasy vs Reality - How We Discovered The Backdoor - Evidence Of Motive - Evidence Of Opportunity - Evidence Of Method - Evidence Of Prior Conduct - Consistent Unexplained ...

9: Neo-liberal Nicaragua: Neo Banana Republic

When US-backed candidate Violeta Chamorro won the most observed election ever in Nicaragua in 1990, she promised Nicaraguans that US government aid would quickly put the country back on its feet. After a decade of war, exhausted Nicaraguans took ...

10: Pictures Of MAdGE Protest In Parliament Today

Today Alannah Currie, and 10 other MAdGE women staged a protest in the debating chamber in the New Zealand House of Parliament in question time...

11: Cancún: Real Progress or Another Seattle?

• Today’s opening of the WTO meeting in Cancún will seriously test the organization’s ability to overcome the bitter impasse between rich and poor nations that has characterized recent negotiations.

12: Police appeal for help to find missing six yr old

The family, friends, teachers and schoolmates of missing Featherston six old Coral Burrows are distraught at the child’s disappearance and are doing everything possible to help police find her.

13: Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday, 11 September

Questions to Ministers 1. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Minister for the Environment: In view of her statement reported on Sunday that "A two-year moratorium enabled us to work through the recommendations. That work will be completed when the moratorium ...

14: UN Inspectors Uncover No WMD's In Iraq Speech

Washington D.C.-- Despite an intense effort to recover notes outlining the administration’s indisputable proof of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, President Bush was unable to find them in time for his speech to the nation and the world Sunday.

15: 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, ...

16: Jane Kelsey: Round One To The Anti-WTO Activists

Today's opening of the fifth World Trade Organisation ministerial meeting in Cancun was upstaged by about 30 anti-WTO activists just one minute into the opening speech by General Secretary Supachai Panitchpakdi.

17: Scoop Has Feedback: Aquada Article Misleading

This article is extremely misleading ( amongst many others)and fails to acknowledge the 'actual' inventor being Terry Roycroft of Auckland.

18: Auckland’s first draft brothel bylaw endorsed

Today's City Development Committee endorsed a draft bylaw to restrict the location of brothels in Auckland city to certain areas of the central business district (CBD) and a handful of industrial areas.

19: One Million Txts To Extend GE Moratorium

A national campaign has been launched to generate a ‘virtual march’ of a million New Zealanders in favour of extending the GE moratorium.

20: Govt Of France Daily Press Briefing

Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin will receive Aqila al-Hachemi, a member of the Iraq’s provisional Governing Council, on Wednesday, September 10. They will discuss the situation in Iraq and the Middle East.

21: Scoop Link: Chile, September 11, 1973 Remembered

Thirty years ago on September 11, 1973, the Chilean military led by General Augusto Pinochet, crushed the democratically elected Unidad Popular government of Salvador Allende. The objective was to replace a progressive, democratically elected government ...

22: No media ban at hui? Yeah Right!

National Party Broadcasting spokeswoman Katherine Rich says Parekura Horomia should apologise for misleading comments surrounding media bans at the taxpayer-sponsored hui on the foreshore and seabed.

23: State Department Noon Briefing

Israel/Palestinian, Iraq, Egypt, Powell's trip to Geneva, Powell's calls with Foreign Minister Straw and de Villepin, Powell/closed door meeting with the Senate, United Nations/Iraq, United Nations, France/UN/Libya sanction resolution, Liberia, Iran, ...

24: Guest Opinion: Bill Puts Ideology Before Inmates

A groundswell of opposition is building to the Government's Corrections Bill which, if passed in its present form, will prevent any agency other than the Public Prison Service from managing a prison.

25: WTO Should Take A Look In Cancun’s Back Yard

Puerto Juarez is the oldest settlement in Cancun. Past the local fishing boats moored on the stunning white beach, you can see the profile of the Hotel Zone where the WTO ministerial meeting is about to begin. The contrast is breathtaking.

26: U.S. Takes Market Openings to Cancun Ministerial

A senior U.S. trade official says the stakes are high at the Cancun ministerial for the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the global economy.

27: SUPACHAI PANITCHPAKDI Speech: Global unions conf

DG SUPACHAI PANITCHPAKDI Speech: Global unions conference on “Making globalisation work for people: Respect for development, workers rights and sustainability at the Fifth WTO Ministerial Conference”

28: A Child among 6 Palestinians Killed by IOF 24 Hrs

The Palestinian leadership on Tuesday strongly condemned the renewed Israeli assassinations and the two bombings in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, saying it “will not tolerate them.” Both the leadership and the Prime Minister-nominee said that the deteriorating security ...

29: Free Legal Advice - Plead "Not Guilty"!

There is no way that you joining your constituents in a lawful protest against the flatulence tax can be disorderly behaviour in a free society.

30: Consumer attitudes to GM changing, survey finds

Public support for genetic modification in medicine has risen significantly over the past two years, an AgResearch survey has found.Speaking at the Impacts of Emerging Biotechnologies Symposium, A... More...

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