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Israel faces its own evil

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 11:12 am | Gilad Atzmon

Just a few hours before the Hamas-Israel ceasefire in the Gaza Strip collapsed, sources in Jerusalem disclosed that Israel and the US had agreed to gradually lift the blockade of the Strip, starting with the land crossings and eventually opening up sea traffic. More >>

Technology Showcase hits Wellington Friday, Christchurch Mon

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 10:44 am | Digitl

Ingram Micro has an interesting pitch for its NZ Technology Showcase which reaches Wellington this Friday (August 22) and Christchurch on Monday (August 25). The company says: This is a fast track way for you and your colleagues to get an update from ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on mud slinging and name-calling

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 10:32 am | Gordon Campbell

The media, as its critics regularly point out, is far too easily diverted by political sideshows and slanging matches, from its duty to cover the real issues. Yet this week gave an interesting example of how hard it is to untangle the reality from the ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Best Song Ever Written

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 5:20 pm | Martin Doyle

Now that Nicky Hager's "Dirty Politics" book has exposed an administration that no longer deserves to hold office, Hope is beginning to pump into the Left ventricle of the New Zealand heart. And for John Key, it's time to go. More >>

Yet Another Sore Spot

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 4:37 pm | William Spriggs

On Aug. 9, police in Ferguson, Missouri shot Michael Brown to death, an unarmed Black teenager. The closed way in which the police responded to request for information on the shooting, and their aggressive actions against peaceful protestors in the ... More >>

National and NZ First Rise in Roy Morgan Poll

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 3:08 pm | NZ Election Data Consortium

National has bounced back in the latest Roy Morgan Poll but the big winner has been New Zealand First who rise to their highest level of support since September 2013. More >>

Defining Movements in Pakistani Politics

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 12:29 pm | Syed Atiq ul Hassan

Today, the People of Pakistan are on the crossroad and the world is watching them which way they proved themselves – A Divided People or a United Nation. More >>

Nepalese Foreign Minister’s Visit To China

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 11:23 am | Siddhi B. Ranjitkar

Immediately after the completion of the two-day visit of Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi to Nepal, on August 6 at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart Lou Jiwei, Nepalese Finance Minister Dr Ram Sharan Mahat visited China. It might be another ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Doing Justice to the Election

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 2:55 pm | Martin Doyle

Given the dirty politics that have been exposed in the highest echelons of the present government, the last line of defence for clean democracy would seem to be our actual electoral process. But even that appears to be compromised by having a tainted Minister ... More >>

Scoop Coverage: Key, Whale Oil, Hager And Dirty Politics

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 10:28 am | Scoop Full Coverage

Full Scoop coverage and reaction to Nicky Hager's attack-politics expose 'Dirty Politics'. More >>

Gordon Campbell on no more Mr Nice Guy

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 10:07 am | Gordon Campbell

When future historians seek to identify the exact moment when the prime ministerial career of John Key hit the downward slope, they may well point to Key’s interview yesterday with Guyon Espiner on RNZ’s Morning Report. More >>

Top 5 Scoop Press Releases Week To 16th August 2014

Monday, 18 August 2014, 5:10 pm | Scoop Insights

The following five press releases were the top performing press releases (by NZ page view numbers) according to Google Analytics on Scoop for the seven days to 16th August 2014. More >>

Eyeless in Gaza

Monday, 18 August 2014, 5:01 pm | Uri Avnery

The trouble with war is that it has two sides. Everything would be so much easier if war had only one side. Ours, of course. There you are, drawing up a wonderful plan for the next war, preparing it, training for it, until everything is perfect. More >>

Dirty Politics: The politics, not the dirt is the problem

Monday, 18 August 2014, 4:45 pm | Ben Peterson

Nicky Hager’s Dirty Politics just blew up the election. The material comes largely from Cameron Slater’s leaked emails, but it covers much more than his personal activity. It outlines the activities of central National Party figures, up to and ... More >>

The Whale Oil leaks: Anti-politics from above

Monday, 18 August 2014, 4:36 pm | Daphne Lawless

As we go to press, the election campaign has been turned upside down by a new book by investigative journalist Nicky Hager. Dirty Politics is based mainly on a leak of 2 gigabytes of emails and Facebook messages from “Whale Oil”, the vicious ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Big Hager is watching you

Monday, 18 August 2014, 3:59 pm | Martin Doyle

If what has happened (according to Hager) in NZ had happened in the US, it'd be Watergate. In NZ, it triggers a gurgling mass of doublethink, newspeak and spin reminiscent of Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four". More >>

Opinion: A review of Dirty Politics

Monday, 18 August 2014, 12:58 pm | Grant Duncan

Nicky Hager's new book sets up Prime Minister John Key as the main target. It suggests that there is a dark side to his political management that New Zealanders ought to be aware of. But does Hager hit the target? More >>

'Dirty Politics' Cartoons: Whale Comes Home To Roost

Monday, 18 August 2014, 11:59 am | Spike Mountjoy

Cartoon on John Key, Judith Collins and Whale Oil based on revelation in Nicky Hager's 'Dirty Politics' More >>

Some Perspective on Dirty Politics

Monday, 18 August 2014, 9:48 am | Timothy Crescent

John Key was right to point out that Nicky Hager’s book Dirty Politics is, above all else, an attack on the National Party. Though Key’s own response was lacklustre, attempting to deflect debate from the allegations against the National government ... More >>

Hypocrisy of America’s experimental Ebola drug

Sunday, 17 August 2014, 1:29 pm | Theophilus Ilevbare

These days, nothing strikes a bout of panic and paranoia than the thought of Ebola Virus Disease. It’s been decades since a disease or calamity of such proportions threatened our relationships, businesses, sports and our very existence. More >>

NZ’s largest tech Showcase comes to Auckland, Wellington, Ch

Saturday, 16 August 2014, 10:16 am | Digitl

NZ’s Technology Showcase – an Ingram Micro event is fast approaching, bringing more than 50 of the world’s biggest technology brands together under one roof for three days only. More >>

Israeli war crimes in Gaza

Friday, 15 August 2014, 3:30 pm | Jim Miles

Israel reveals its true colours and true aspirations every time it attacks Gaza (or any other self-perceived enemy) as being the ethnic cleansing of Palestine, even to the degree - as the references above indicate - to the act of genocide. More >>

Lyndon Hood: Laundering Dirty Politics

Friday, 15 August 2014, 2:04 pm | Lyndon Hood

Scoop recently imagined speaking to the Prime Minister about Nicky Hager's book Dirty Politics . More >>

Igniting the Spark — The Heart of NZ's Digital Future

Friday, 15 August 2014, 1:42 pm | Igniting the Spark by Scoop Amplifier

Spark New Zealand strongly believes that it is building on the legacy of an initial telephone infrastructure originally started by the New Zealand Post Office. Today it is no longer about copper wires going into peoples' homes, but about digital services and wireless networks seamlessly linking friends, family, business and government... More >>

Local Police Will Be Militarized As Long As Federal Govt Is

Friday, 15 August 2014, 1:41 pm | David Swanson

“Groups on the ground in St. Louis are calling for nationwide solidarity actions in support of Justice for Mike Brown and the end of police and extrajudicial killings everywhere.” As they should. And we should all join in. But “nationwide” and ... More >>

Watch: the “Islamic State” (formerly ISIS) from the inside

Friday, 15 August 2014, 1:33 pm | Redress Information

The Islamic State, a hardline Sunni jihadist group that formerly had ties to al-Qaeda, has conquered large swathes of Iraq and Syria. Previously known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or, in ... More >>

A Show on Future Weapons: Discovering Hidden Politics

Friday, 15 August 2014, 1:25 pm | War Is A Crime

The Discovery Channel has been doing a yeoman’s service in visually capturing day-to-day activities of dangerous animals and rare birds in forests untouched by human footfalls, animals living in depths of oceans and animals facing extinction threat. More >>

Back In Iraq: We Only Want To Save You

Friday, 15 August 2014, 1:22 pm | War Is A Crime

New York, New York: Welcome back to Iraq -- complete with our ever present WMD's -- Weapons of Mass deception. Suddenly, the country we never wanted to have to think about again is back in the news and on our military agenda. More >>

When John Key was concerned about dirty politics

Friday, 15 August 2014, 1:17 pm | Branko Marcetic

If Nicky Hager needs some support in the midst of a whirlwind of government criticism for his allegations of “dirty tricks” by the National Party, he may find one unlikely ally – John Key, six years ago. More >>

Comedian’s Death: Robin Williams and the Virtues of Suicide

Friday, 15 August 2014, 1:15 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The Grim Reaper never runs out of converts. Put another way, death never gets his full due. Comedians do not figure well in this – they are particularly attractive targets in the business of death. More >>

Celebrities on Israel & Gaza: the principled to the obscene

Friday, 15 August 2014, 1:07 pm | Redress Information

From Selena Gomez to Bill Maher, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem to Zayn Malik of One Direction, celebrities young and old have shared their thoughts on the Israeli aggression against the people of the Gaza Strip. More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: (Book) Sorrows and Joyce

Friday, 15 August 2014, 11:43 am | Martin Doyle

The misuse of the organs of state by a party to destroy political opponents [as described by Nicky Hager] is drastic stuff. Enter stage right Steven Joyce ('You're imagining it all...'). More >>

Gordon Campbell on the ongoing fallout from Hager's book

Friday, 15 August 2014, 9:55 am | Gordon Campbell

Call me old-fashioned, but ad hominem attacks have almost seemed the last refuge of a scoundrel. That doesn’t mean you can’t reach a conclusion or make a judgement call – but you need to be guided by the evidence. More >>

Top 9 Reasons to Stop Bombing Iraq

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 5:24 pm | David Swanson

1. It's not a rescue mission. The U.S. personnel could be evacuated without the 500-pound bombs. The persecuted minorities could be supplied, moved, or their enemy dissuaded, or all three, without the 500-pound bombs or the hundreds of "advisors" (trained ... More >>

An Open Letter to a Zionist Apologist at the BBC

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 4:50 pm | Kieran Kelly

After 10 years as a business reporter, Anthony Reuben is now the BBC News inaugural “Head of Statistics”. True to the spirit of 1984 he seems to take his role as being to remind people of such numerical truths as “2 + 2 = 5 fanatical Islamist ... More >>

Duty to Warn: Inconvenient Truths About Military Air Shows

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 4:46 pm | Gary G. Kohls

The Big Oil cartels have, for decades, been poisoning the Gulf of Mexico, the Persian Gulf and many other ocean floors with millions of gallons of toxic crude oil via their risky, and very leaky deep water oil wells. More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Dirty politics

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 11:23 am | Martin Doyle

The revelations contained in Nicky Hager's book "Dirty Politics", if true, show we've become a sinister banana republic. And beneath the smiling mask, a John Key we didn't know. More >>

Gordon Campbell on Nicky Hager’s new book

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 10:32 am | Gordon Campbell

According to Minister of Everything Steven Joyce – whose duties now extend to fielding questions about Nicky Hager’s new book Dirty Politics - Hager has got it all wrong, and the apparent collusion recorded in its pages between the prime minister’s office ... More >>

Launch of Nicky Hager book: Dirty Politics

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 6:40 pm | Anne Russell

Approximately 300 people gathered at Unity Books this evening for the launch of Nicky Hager’s new book Dirty Politics: How attack politics is poisoning New Zealand’s political environment. More >>

Save the Children on the ground in Iraq

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 4:33 pm | Save The Children

The Mar Yousef church in Erbil in northern Iraq is packed with people lying on thin mats and blankets or straight on the hardwood floor. Mothers cradle crying babies, children look forlornly across the sweltering room to the world outside, knowing ... More >>

Hashtag Genocide: Why Gaza Fought Back

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 4:17 pm | Ramzy Baroud

My old family house in the Nuseirat refugee camp in Gaza was recently rebuilt by its new owner, into a beautiful three-story building with large windows adorned by red frames. In Israel’s most recent and deadliest war on Gaza, the house sustained ... More >>

Satire: Stone Peter, Craggy Colin and The White Man

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 12:53 pm | Lyndon Hood

How Humanity Stole The Power Of Saying Awful Things And Then Acting All Wronged When People Get Shocked By Them From The Gods More >>

Gordon Campbell on dropping bait for election coverage

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 10:59 am | Gordon Campbell

Getting yourself criticised by the educated elite is a well-worn path to electoral success in this country, dating all the way back to Rob Muldoon and the Citizens for Rowling campaign, which played right into his hands. More >>

Russia & Argentina: Birth of a new financial-economic system

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 10:33 am | The Vineyard of the Saker

Thanks to the lightning-fast work of the Russian Team (thanks guys!!!) I can share with you a report from the Russian TV channel Rossia 1 which I find absolutely fascinating. It shows how Russia and Argentina have been literally pushed by the USA into working ... More >>

Igniting the Spark - Bringing The Digital Enabler To Life

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 9:22 am | Igniting the Spark by Scoop Amplifier

Changing a name is, relatively speaking, the easy part of a re-invention. Changing a culture, getting all the ducks in a row, turning yourself inside-out to become customer-inspired is a much bigger challenge. More >>

An Open Letter to My Palestinian Friends

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 5:00 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

As my heart bleeds for those of you suffering in Gaza and elsewhere in Palestine, I want to add my voice to those who are encouraging you to consider revising your strategy of resistance to Israeli occupation. More >>

Why you should vote

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 4:07 pm | James Hurman

I’ve spent most of my life being kind of unsure about why I should vote. To the readers of this publication, that might seem unusual, or absurd, or irresponsible. But I’m fairly normal. I’m like most New Zealanders. I’m not a very politically ... More >>

Ebola: between public health and private profit

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 3:50 pm | Bob Rigg

Known to the international community since 1976, why has the world dragged its feet for decades to find a vaccine for ebola–and where has the money gone for public health research? More >>

Open letter to President Obama: Your legacy

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 3:36 pm | Alan Hart

Dear Mr President, This open letter was inspired by a friend of mine who suggested that you should be urged to resign rather than remain a prisoner of the majority in Congress who take their orders from the Zionist lobby and its so-called Christian ... More >>

Iraq: Yazidis Genocide?

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 3:23 pm | Rene Wadlow

A mix of US humanitarian air drops of food and water to the stranded displaced people on Mount Sinjar as well as US military air strikes against some of the positions of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has focused international attention ... More >>

Time for bilingual Māori to join the multilingual world

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 3:18 pm | Will Flavell

I love learning languages. I am a speaker of English, Japanese and te reo Māori. I have also had the opportunity to learn some Chinese Mandarin, Spanish and Samoan over the past decade. I couldn’t think of anything more satisfying than being able ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: When oafs quote from Shakespeare

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 2:50 pm | Martin Doyle

Given Dame Susan Devoy's caution to political parties re racist comments, and the heightened attention to any such, Steve Gibson's inflammatory use of the term "Shylock" [with its long, long pedigree of anti-Semitism] to describe the PM is a disgrace. ... More >>

Top 5 Scoop Press Releases To 9th Aug 2014 | Scoop Insights

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 11:44 am | Scoop Insights

The following five press releases were the top performing press releases (by NZ page view numbers) according to Google Analytics on Scoop for the seven days to 9th August 2014. More >>

George Will confirms Nixon's Vietnam treason

Monday, 11 August 2014, 5:43 pm | Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman

Richard Nixon was a traitor. The new release of extended versions of Nixon's papers now confirms this long-standing belief, usually dismissed as a "conspiracy theory" by Republican conservatives. More >>

The Psychological Trauma of Catastrophe: Gaza’s Children

Monday, 11 August 2014, 5:33 pm | Louisa Lamb

Despite the on-again, off-again ceasefires between the Palestinian Resistance and Israel, attacks in Gaza have continued. According to 8/10/14 announcement from Tel Aviv, they will continue, doubtlessly as ruthless as ever. More >>

Gaza: raw power and the murdering of justice

Monday, 11 August 2014, 5:31 pm | Stuart Littlewood

What are the chances of anything good happening to the Palestinians after this latest carnage? Was their torment addressed on previous occasions? Were the wrongs against them righted? Think back. More >>

National and its right wing friends

Monday, 11 August 2014, 3:21 pm | Byron Clark

National today appears to be seeing a level of popularity unheard of in the MMP era. But behind the polls, the reality is much more mundane. Most political polls exclude undecided voters and those planning not to cast a ballot, yet these groups can occasionally ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Justice is a fruitcake

Monday, 11 August 2014, 3:04 pm | Martin Doyle

While New Zealand streets become increasingly violent and unforgiving, the court system itself is full of silent offenders with eloquent lawyers, and judges who see no wrong in anything. More >>

Back in Iraq, Jack!

Monday, 11 August 2014, 2:01 pm | David Swanson

President Obama may want us to sympathize with patriotic torturers, he may turn on whistleblowers like a flesh-eating zombie, he may have lost all ability to think an authentic thought, but I will say this for him: He knows how to mark the 50th ... More >>

Bangkok's Coup Regime Creates a Militarized Parliament

Monday, 11 August 2014, 1:44 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

Coup leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha's new hand-picked militarized parliament was inaugurated on Thursday (August 7), enabling the general to dominate future legislative, executive and judicial institutions. More >>


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