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In a national first, one of New Zealand’s newest and most misunderstood communities is the focus of a social photography
project due to open at the Waikato Museum on December 3.
Take the case of "outed" CIA agent Valerie Plame-Wilson, and the "crime" for which some senior members of the Bush
Administration may be facing jail time. Of all the thoughtful observers I routinely scan across the internet, I have
found only two ...
Troop movements have been noticed on both sides of the Eritrean-Ethiopian border, where the two countries fought a war
from 1998 to 2000, and where restrictions on United Nations peacekeeping patrols continue, with many being prevented
from going ...
Three Wellington animal rights activists were arrested this morning after locking themselves to a truck from a local
factory farm. The truck belongs to Premier Bacon company, which intensively farms and slaughters pigs in Carterton.
I have been asked by several network members to comment on the cancellation by the Federal Reserve of the publication of
its broadest series of aggregate monetary statistics, known as "M3."
“Today is an extremely sad day for his family, who are now victims of this horrendous punishment,” said Tim Goodwin,
Amnesty International’s Anti-Death Penalty Coordinator.
Sydney Morning Herald Reports that Nguyen Tuong Van could only hold his mother's hand in his final hours. They were not
allowed to hug or kiss. Nguyen's mother, Kim, and his twin brother, Khoa, were granted special permission to touch him
as they ...
Proceedings resume December 5 in the trial of the dean of ancient art dealers -- Bob Hecht -- and former Getty museum
antiquities curator Marion True. Will Sotheby's be called to answer questions about some of the items listed by Italian
1. This is to inform you that the death sentence passed on Nguyen Tuong Van will be carried out on 2 Dec 2005.
Over recent weeks the public has become more and more aware of a major risk. One that threatens the stability of our
country. One that stikes unexpectedly and leaves the helpless victim - though he might not know it for months - as good
International — In a daring 2AM action, twenty Greenpeace activists have blocked the loading of illegal nuclear waste
Returning to America after a recent trip to Costa Rica, I could practically smell the fear in the Phoenix airport.
Welcome to the Terrified States of America, folks. Kindly remove almost every item of clothing and check all common
sense at the gate.
On Tuesday 29 November (Scoop Wednesday 30 November www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00373.htm) I wrote that New Zealand
faces the possibility of a serious financial crisis that could spread to Australia, given that (i) our banks are
Australian, (ii) overseas ...
The Terrorism Suppression Act was passed in 2002, in the wake of the September 11 attacks. The legislation complies with
United Nations' resolutions designed to suppress terrorist organisations and attack their funding, recruitment and
access to weapons. ...
I am advised that the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) have
examined the question of whether Mr Van Nguyen could be prosecuted in Australia in relation to private charges issued
out of the ...
Human Rights Watch mourns the death of Steve Harvey, a leading Jamaican HIV/AIDS activist who worked tirelessly to
defend the health and human rights of people living with and at high-risk of HIV/AIDS.
A few months ago I put out a request for letters from soldiers being redeployed to Iraq for a second or third tour. I
received about ten letters so far and will be publishing them over the next several weeks.
Clouds can have ‘silver linings’ the adage goes, and Bird Flu seems to be no exception. While much of the world trembles
in panic and fear over an as-yet-non-existent human-to-human mutation of the Avian Flu or H5N1 virus, and while most
worry what to do to protect ...
Audio courtesy of L.A. Sound Posse - Robert Fisk: Report From The Middle East, U.C.L.A. ....in association with an
introduction of his latest book "The Great War for Civilization: The Conquest of the Middle East".
‘Bird flu’ preparedness is an issue that New Zealand board game publisher, Matt Taylor, has serious concerns about.
Taylor believes major financial institutions and government agencies are not sharing enough information on their
contingency plans ...
Harmeet Sooden (32) a Canadian citizen who had been living in New Zealand, came to Palestine to join the International
Solidarity Movement (ISM) in December 2004 and stayed until January 2005.
Below is the letter that Keith Locke has sent today to the captors of Harmeet Sooden, via Al Jazeera.
Waste Management captures a golden double: 2005 Company of the Year; CEO Kim Ellis 2005 Executive of the Year
Over the last couple of years The Independent's political commentator, Chris Trotter, has attracted quite a following.
For a business paper this is quite an achievement. Chris Trotter is a well-known left-winger, often regarded as being to
the left of ...
Scoop Audio: Selwyn Manning & Simon Pound on 95bFM: Discuss Defence Minister Phil Goff having released a report into allegations of abuse and
criminal acts involving the NZ Army Cadet School.
Since his appearance at the latest Summit of the Americas in Argentina, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has drawn the
ire of rightwing, U.S.-oriented politicians throughout Latin America embarrassed by his strong words. New pieces in
Narco News look at conflicts ...
Building Research, the building and construction sector’s leading research investment organisation, and the Centre for
Housing Research, Aotearoa New Zealand (CHRANZ) are to jointly fund research to establish what measures could best
encourage the ...
WWF-New Zealand, part of the global conservation network, today called upon the New Zealand government to stand firm on
introducing a carbon tax in April 2007.
New South African research confirms the appalling death toll of albatrosses at the hands of the lucrative longline
fishing industry operating in the country's waters, including Shy Albatrosses that breed in New Zealand.
A young Australian man will almost certainly be hanged in Singapore at 6 a.m. this Friday after the Australian
government made it plain it was prepared to sacrifice his life to bolster its economic and strategic relations with the