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Today's Auckland protest against war in Iraq. Photos courtesy of Indymedia Aotearoa . Good turn-out, good vibe, great
PLEASE NOTE: This is a work in progress and will be updated periodically. Check back at http://scoop.co.nz for the
latest version. The last version was published on 27 August 2002
Wednesday night 23 October 2002, at least 40 Chechen rebels stormed a crowded Moscow theatre in the midst of a musical,
taking at least 700 people hostage.
There is growing evidence that the FBI and other government intelligence entities are more closely linked to the
documented accumulation of pre-9/11 insider trading profits than was originally thought.
Senator Paul Wellstone, his wife, and his two daughters were killed today in a plane crash in northern Minnesota. The
plane was a two-engine turboprop; five other people were on board and also killed.
When George W. Bush uses the war on terrorism to achieve personal, financial, and electoral goals, he isn't just
playing politics; he's playing with our lives.
[From the ' Political Graveyard ,' which also has links to details on each of the cases as well as others going back to
World War I]
Saturday 26th October is another day of international action to oppose American plans to attack Iraq. Big gatherings are
planned in many centres around the world - including Washington - and here in New Zealand marches are planned in several
centres. The ...
There is considerable disagreement on the numbers who attended a Washington D.C. rally against the war today. Radio New
Zealand says 10,000, organisers say 100,000. See... Washington D.C. Indymedia for extensive coverage.
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, ...
Editor's Note: This is a story about a story. A great story. A scoop that ought to see a member of George Bush's
cabinet at least indicted, if not behind bars. But that is not what has happened. This is a scoop, that for reasons
unknown to its author, ...
With the latest scrutiny by The Press in Christchurch of the $3.8 billion ACC has invested, don't you just love it when
the journalists from all sections of the media finally come together to expose the injustices being perpetrated by ACC
and its subsidiary ...
New Zealand protests in Auckland Wellington and Christchurch today kicked off 24 hours of action around the world
against the designs for war on Iraq. In Wellington around 80-100 protestors set out from the waterfront at noon and
headed for Parliament ...
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 ...
This is Naked in Nuhaka, a weekly rant on identity in NZ in the 21st Century. Today is HB Anniversary Day, so I'm taking
a "Bay Day" and not writing a "full-on" column this week. Instead, here's something on a quite different tangent to keep
The hunt for the Washington Sniper may be over after two men have been held on firearms charges. Further charges
expected. Here, Scoop links to breaking stories...
A similar debate to that raging in Washington D.C. is underway over attendance at San Francisco's West Coast
mobilisation. Estimates of the number of protestors attending range from 20,000 to 100,000 with reuters quoting police
estimates of 42,000. For ...
It may come off to some Americans as a horribly tragic and tasteless pun that the assault weapon allegedly used by the
assumed sniper in the Metro D.C. area was manufactured by a firearms firm called Bushmaster.
Verjee: Welcome to Q Today we focus on the challenges facing the man at the helm of the United States military. Jim Clancy's in Washington
at the Pentagon with US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Let's go there now.
The Case Against G.W. Bush: a Preliminary "Hearing" in the Court of Common Sense
What a Difference Four Years Makes: Why U.N. inspectors left Iraq - then and now
The Kuta Beach (Bali) bombings are supposed to be of special concern to New Zealanders because they bring terrorism to
our back yard (or at least to within 6,500 km of us). Yet arguably the most disturbing ethnic-cum-sectarian conflict of
the last three ...
In the period of national mourning following the September 11 attacks, public suggestion of U.S. government negligence
or complicity in the attacks would have been an apostasy to most Americans. The blind trust and faith in the American
“leadership” was such ...
TV1’s Colmar Brunton Poll and TV3’s NFO Poll have recorded remarkably similar results on the night before the final day
of the election campaign. Today will not be recorded among National Party Leader Bill English's finest moments.
The ways in which voter participation in the 2002 New Zealand general election was influenced by media coverage will be
examined in a new international study led by political scientists at The University of Auckland.
The latest workplace stoppage statistics show that strike actions have increased six-fold over the last twelve months.
In the year ended June, 24,000 workers were involved in strike action, causing a loss of 58,000 days and $7 million in
Alleged: The Face of the Washington Sniper
The loss of Senator Paul Wellstone is devastating to the United States, but more so for us aging baby boomers who
remember 1960s liberalism when it was still bright and fresh and idealistic. Paul Wellstone fought the good fight for
civil rights, ...
New Zealand needs to plan now to keep our young workers in New Zealand because serious labour shortages are ahead,
Industry and Regional Development Minister Jim Anderton told Wanganui-Rangitikei-Ruapehu Councils and iwi leaders today.
The Minister of Health must accept some responsibility for the risk to critically-ill patients who will be flown out of
Auckland from tonight because of strike action by hospital radiographers, ACT Health Spokesman Heather Roy said.