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Using Hollywood Celebrities to Validate Islam

Friday, 24 March 2017, 4:03 pm | Ramzy Baroud

When Terry Holdbrooks Jr., converted to Islam in 2003, he was inundated with death threats and labeled a 'race traitor.' If a religious conversion ever deserves to be admired, Holdbrooks' conversion does, and not because Islam has 'won' yet another ... More >>

The Middle East for Dummies - By David Swanson

Friday, 24 March 2017, 3:40 pm | David Swanson

The first point I'd like to touch on is the idea that the Middle East is a culturally violent place that can be made less violent by bombing it. The first problem with this is that bombing places makes them more violent, not less. Nobody is shocked ... More >>

Trump Unleashes American Vermin, War Declared on US Society

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 4:39 pm | John Stanton

"I feel much alarmed at the prospect of seeing General Jackson President. He is one of the most unfit men I know of for such a place. He has had very little respect for laws and constitutions...His passions are terrible. When I was President of the ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on war crimes and the Afghan insurgency

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 12:31 pm | Gordon Campbell

T ruly, with friends like former defence Minster Wayne Mapp, the SAS does not need enemies. At the very least, the Hit and Run book has raised the possibility that the New Zealand SAS committed war crimes in the attack they led in Afghnistan upon ... More >>

Grief and Losing Father - Binoy Kampmark

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 11:01 am | Binoy Kampmark

Grief can be motivator and inhibitor. It buffers, even repels realities, supplanting them with flowing tears and shaking hale storms. But it can also be acutely penetrating, insightfully unfurling truths as battle banners for veracity. More >>

Russia Conspiracists Claim to Possess Reality

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 10:32 am | David Swanson

An Associated Press story on Tuesday came with this headline: "Analysis: Reality catching up with Trump on Russia," and began: "WASHINGTON (AP) — Reality is catching up with President Donald Trump. Hours after Trump dismissed reports that his campaign ... More >>

The revolution in work calls for an evolution in living

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 10:14 am | Redress Information

Poverty blights the lives of billions of people throughout the world: in developing countries, where it is acute, and industrialised nations, where it’s hidden but growing. It rises out of social injustice, makes exploitation and abuse inevitable, ... More >>

Child Labor Still Common Sight in Bangladesh

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 4:02 pm | Sazedur Rahman

‘Millions of children around the world are trapped in child labor, depriving them of their childhood, their health and education, and condemning them to a life of poverty and want.’ [UNICEF] More >>

Gender bias in the workforce - Lynley Tulloch

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 3:58 pm | Lynley Tulloch

The recent commentary on the gender pay gap has been lively, but disappointing in its naivety. For those who missed all the fun, Deputy Prime-Minister Paula Bennet recently attributed the pay gap between men and women to gender bias in firing and ... More >>

Most Important Things You May Not Know About News & Media

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 3:51 pm | Jennifer Scott

It feels as though these days we're more connected to what's going on than ever before. With more ways of getting our news, and the fact that we're always connected to the outside world, you'd think that we're more informed than ever before. In fact, though, ... More >>

Romancing Coal: The Adani Obsession - Binoy Kampmark

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 12:55 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The rain pours with torrential fury in north Queensland, opening up with ominous welcome as it slices through layers of stifling humidity. But the fury is also being registered in the rag like bleating sheet known to locals as the Bullie, that beacon ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Put away your spades

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 2:41 pm | Martin Doyle

The decision by Wellington Mayor Justin Lester to take moves to have Katherine Mansfield exhumed from her grave at Fontainebleau and brought back to New Zealand is nothing short of an abomination. More >>

Gordon Campbell on Chuck Berry

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 12:54 pm | Gordon Campbell

B y now, any lingering hopes among the left that Donald Trump might prove to be an anti-Establishment figure likely to lessen US militarism abroad and inequality at home have been well and truly shredded. Some of us never had any illusions on ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: It's all mimi me

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 11:34 am | Martin Doyle

Considering how polluted our streams and rivers are, and the contamination of some towns' water supplies by cow and sheep urine, it's bizarre that so many individuals, Maori and Pakeha alike, are exporting "pure" water to the world. It's not out of ... More >>

Katya Rivas' Passion : Jesus Is Taken before Caiaphas

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 12:23 am | Katya Rivas

I was taken before Caiaphas, where I was received with jeers and insults. One of his soldiers struck My cheek. It was the first blow I received and in it I saw the first mortal sin of many souls who, after having lived in grace, committed that first ... More >>

PM's Press Conference 20/03/17: Water everywhere

Monday, 20 March 2017, 5:23 pm | The Scoop Team

Monday's Post-Cabinet press conference focused on water, with the Prime Minister fielding questions about the possibility pricing water taken for export. More >>

Branko Marcetic: Land of the Long White Egalitarian Myth

Monday, 20 March 2017, 11:18 am | Branko Marcetic

Land of the Long White Egalitarian Myth It isn’t only foreigners who buy into the myth of New Zealand as an equal opportunity Paradise by Branko Marcetic Also published on Werewolf More >>

Katya Rivas' Passion : Judas Delivers Jesus

Monday, 20 March 2017, 12:57 am | Katya Rivas

After having been comforted by My Father’s messenger, I saw that Judas, followed by all those who would apprehend Me, was approaching Me. They had ropes, sticks, and stones… I stepped forward and told them: “Who are you looking for?” While ... More >>

Katya Rivas' Passion : Jesus Looks for His Disciples

Saturday, 18 March 2017, 11:52 pm | Katya Rivas

In spite of everything, the enormous weight and the terrible fatigue, together with the sweat of Blood, I had been hit in such a way that when I went to look for My Apostles, I felt tremendously exhausted. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Living in the Wired House

Friday, 17 March 2017, 3:55 pm | Martin Doyle

President Trump's inflammatory claims about being wire-tapped by Barack Obama, and then challenging his own intelligence agencies [who deny it], are deeply worrying behaviours. This is not a media strategy. It's a form of delusional mental illness ... More >>

Katya Rivas' Passion : Jesus Does the Will of the Father

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 8:27 pm | Katya Rivas

Of My Passion I want you to consider above all, the bitterness that was caused by My knowing the sins, that darkening the mind of man, lead him to aberrations. Most of the time these sins are accepted as a fruit of natural inclinations that, it is ... More >>

Journalists too mean to tech companies

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 5:59 pm | Digitl

At The Register Shaun Nichols writes : "The tech press has dared to lean away from its core mission of making technology companies more profitable, says tech advocacy house ITIF." The ITIF or Information Technology and Innovation Foundation is ... More >>

Review: Huawei Mate 9 Pro is best Android, for now

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 5:54 pm | Digitl

For now, Huawei's most expensive phone to date is also the best Android phone you can buy. Huawei Mate 9 Pro at a glance For: Second generation Leica dual camera, More >>

Fixed wireless laggard in independent broadband test

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 5:49 pm | Digitl

New Zealand fixed wireless broadband speeds are on a par with ADSL services delivered over copper lines. More >>

Samsung woes see Apple regain NZ phone crown

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 5:43 pm | Digitl

IDC says it is the first time Apple was New Zealand's top selling phone brand since early 2012. More >>

Call for truth in broadband advertising

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 5:33 pm | Digitl

"Australia’s equivalent of the NZ Commerce Commission, the ACCC, found that a whopping 80 percent of Australian consumers struggle to compare the broadband speeds of different ISPs..." — James Young-Drew More >>

Commerce Commission pushes for congestion-free copper

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 5:28 pm | Digitl

The Commission says it doesn't want service quality to fall as traffic volumes grow. More >>

Net neutrality in New Zealand

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 5:26 pm | Digitl

Net neutrality is controversial in the US. It is not an issue in New Zealand. As telecommunications and media companies get closer, it is time to take another look. More >>

No Sugar Coating - NZers Want Stronger Action on Sugar

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 4:30 pm | Hivemind

Over December 2016 and January 2017, Scoop hosted a trial community engagement exercise on the issue of Sugar and Public Health on our new HiveMind platform. 256 people from different backgrounds and political persuasions participated in the process, ... More >>

US/Israeli Codependent Relationship Not Just about Money

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 4:02 pm | Ramzy Baroud

"We must look back twenty-five years to realize how far Israel has fallen in world support," wrote famed Jewish scholar, Harvard sociologist, Nathan Glazer in 1976. More >>

Free Speech Confusions: Australia’s Q&A Program

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 3:53 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Monday’s discussion on Australia’s Q&A program , an open forum supposedly designed to bring voices to an open stage of feted experts and pundits, turned on a few confusing points on free speech. The discussion demonstrated a sharp divorce ... More >>

Why Do Some Men Rape?

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 11:21 am | Robert J. Burrowes

A recent report from Equality Now titled 'The World's Shame: The Global Rape Epidemic' offered a series of recommendations for strengthened laws to deter and punish sexual violence against women and girls. More >>

The Murky World of Deradicalisation - Binoy Kampmark

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 10:56 am | Binoy Kampmark

It has attracted money and the implementation of programs, another standard diversionary tactic common in many societies. It is all touted as a good bit of social engineering, a form of anger management by other means. The basis of that problematic term “deradicalisation” ... More >>

The Genocide that is Yemen - By Paul Martin

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 10:37 am | Paul Martin

Based on the latest United Nations estimates; ‘ as of 1 November 2016 , health facilities reported more than 7000 people killed and more than 43,000 injured since mid-March 2015, including more than 3,200 children killed or injured. (UNOCHA) ( ... More >>

Earthquake Journalism Grant Recipients Announced

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 2:15 pm | The Scoop Foundation

The Scoop Foundation Trustees are delighted to announce the two recipients of Scoop’s $5,000 grant round for significant earthquake related public interest journalism projects. The recipients are Veronika Meduna and Charlotte Graham. Both are highly ... More >>

Jitterati: Weeping Dog

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 2:01 pm | Grant Buist

Sometimes people mourn in similar ways More >>

Gordon Campbell on the conflicts over abortion

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 12:35 pm | Gordon Campbell

T omorrow morning, the Abortion Supervisory Committee (ASC) will appear at Parliament to make the case that an abortion law passed 40 years ago may now need to be reviewed and modernised, in the light of 21st century attitudes and practices. You’d think ... More >>

Katya Rivas' Passion : Jesus Institutes the Holy Eucharist

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 10:23 pm | Katya Rivas

The desire that all souls be clean when they receive Me in the Sacrament of Love, led Me to wash the feet of My Apostles. I also did it to represent the Sacrament of Penance, in which the souls that have had the misfortune of falling into sin, ... More >>

Brexit Ping Pong - Binoy Kampmark

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 2:26 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The administrative ping pong of Brexit continues, an exercise that merely prolongs both pain and uncertainly. Confused, parliamentarians await the next twist before the inevitable surrender. The last round of votes touched on two House of Lords amendments ... More >>

Parly Ferns to defend Diggeress Cup against Parliamentarians

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 1:21 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The New Zealand Parliamentary Netball team will this week host politicians from the Australian Federal Parliament and New South Wales State Parliament in Wellington for the annual Diggeress Cup competition. More >>

Russia, Ukraine, and the ICJ: Opening Arguments at The Hague

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 10:16 am | Binoy Kampmark

Matters have been far from plain sailing for the parties in the Ukrainian conflict, and Kiev was determined to remind international audiences about matters in taking Russia to the International Court of Justice. More >>

PM Press Conference 20/02/17: Anti-money laundering

Monday, 13 March 2017, 5:52 pm | Liana Pantaleo

Prime Minister Bill English began today’s press conference thanking the emergency services workers who assisted with the flooding in Auckland and Coromandel this weekend. Water is safe to drink in Auckland, but he advises people to still conserve their ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Anyone for a Turkish delight?

Monday, 13 March 2017, 3:43 pm | Martin Doyle

We've obviously entered a new dark time when a world leader, President Erdogan of Turkey, can insult first Germany, and now the Netherlands, by calling them "Nazis" and "Fascists". More >>

Poaching in Europe’s Suburbs - Binoy Kampmark

Monday, 13 March 2017, 11:31 am | Binoy Kampmark

“There has never been a case like this in a zoo in Europe, an assault of such violence, evidently for this stupid trafficking of rhinoceros horns.” Thierry Duguet, head of Parc Zoologique de Thoiry More >>

The Role Of A Free Press In Defending & Fostering Democracy

Sunday, 12 March 2017, 6:06 pm | Alastair Thompson

The arrival of Trump is a wake-up call, not just to the Anglosphere and the developed world, but to our entire planet. Democracy it turns out is much more fragile than we thought. More >>

Katya Rivas' Passion : Jesus Prays in the Garden

Saturday, 11 March 2017, 11:25 pm | Katya Rivas

Nobody really believes that I perspired blood that night at Gethsemane, and few believe that I suffered much more in those hours than in the Crucifixion. It was more painful because it was clearly revealed to Me that the sins of everyone were made Mine and ... More >>

Katya Rivas' Passion : Jesus Prepares Himself

Friday, 10 March 2017, 11:59 pm | Katya Rivas

There are souls who consider My Passion, but very few who think about My preparation for My public life: My loneliness! More >>

WikiLeaks, “Year Zero” and the CIA Hacking Files

Friday, 10 March 2017, 1:59 pm | Binoy Kampmark

“It is now up to the device and OS manufacturers, like Apple, Google, or Samsung, to fix their volcanoes back into mountains.” Telegram Statement, Mar 8, 2017 More >>

Gordon Campbell on Transport Ministry scandal & quad bikes

Friday, 10 March 2017, 11:57 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the Transport Ministry scandal, quad bikes and Frankie Cosmos First published on Werewolf More >>

Ehrlich: Strokes, Alzheimer's and "Dangerous" Birthdays

Friday, 10 March 2017, 11:20 am | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Alzheimer's and dementia can be triggered by small silent strokes caused by high blood pressure, but "birthdays are dangerous" and can be fatal for elderly people, warned a World Federation of Neurology former president. More >>

The NZSO at 70: promise and puzzles

Friday, 10 March 2017, 9:47 am | Max Rashbrooke

It was the NZSO's birthday this week – it turned 70 – and so it threw a big party, in the form of a free concert featuring a kind of 'greatest hits' snippets of the last seven decades. So is our national orchestra in good shape, now that it's a septuagenarian? More >>

Katya Rivas' Passion : The Last Supper

Friday, 10 March 2017, 8:30 am | Katya Rivas

Through till the end of the observance of Lent 2017 Scoop will be publishing a serialisation of Katya Rivas’s “The Passion”. Readers can sign up to receive the serial by email at: . To order a video about Katya’s ... More >>

Crowdsourcing Scoop’s Election Journalism

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 3:24 pm | Opening The Election

Which election Issues should we explore further in 2017? The goal of this interactive HiveMind exploration is to get community input on which issues Scoop should be investigating further over this election year. More >>

Could Iran Elect a Female President?

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 3:17 pm | INSS Insight

In late December 2016, Abbas Ali Kadkhodaei, the spokesman of the Iranian Guardian Council, declared that women would be allowed to run in the next presidential election, scheduled for May 19, 2017. Nonetheless, he took pains to note that the Guardian ... More >>

Jitterati 9.3.17: Truce

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 1:22 pm | Grant Buist

Jitterati: Truce 9.3.17 Click for big version. It’s only a war if both sides have ammunition. *** Jitterati is now published online. For more, search Scoop . More >>

Katya Rivas' Passion : The Passion ( Begins )

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 12:02 am | Katya Rivas

Through till the end of the observance of Lent 2017 Scoop will be publishing a serialisation of Katya Rivas’s “The Passion”. Readers can sign up to receive the serial by email at: . To order a video about Katya’s ... More >>

Is Advocating Humane Policies Inhumane?

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 4:57 pm | David Swanson

Until I remember that I, too, am a human being, I have been with increasing frequency drawn to the conclusion that human beings have evolved with such an obsession with other individual humans that they simply cannot attribute proper importance to far-reaching ... More >>

Electoral Interference as Reality: A Brief History

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 4:52 pm | Binoy Kampmark

We should not forget the encouragement: hack those emails, extolled Donald J. Trump during the presidential campaign in 2016. It was the first public evocation of its sort, an invitation to a foreign power, in this case Russia, to indulge in cyber ... More >>

Trump, Twitter and the Ban Debate - Binoy Kampmark

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 4:04 pm | Binoy Kampmark

It is said that Twitter has been responsible for stirring nascent revolutions in the Middle East, going beyond its initial description as the Seinfeld platform of social media. It has also been targeted by authorities for stirring the pot, lighting ... More >>

Beguiling the Hosts: India’s Fall to Spin Bowling

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 3:54 pm | Binoy Kampmark

It defies the belief of recent memory. Not even the Sheikh of Tweak, Shane Warne, managed such feats on the dry, square-turning pitches on the subcontinent. India, of whom little poor has been said of in recent months, were meant to exert their ... More >>


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