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Gordon Campbell on regime change, bombs and Syria

Monday, 10 April 2017, 12:27 pm | Gordon Campbell

N ow that America has found its greatness again the traditional way – by bombing someone – the misgivings have set in. Despite the 57 Cruise missiles fired at the al Shayrat airbase in Syria, the airbase was reportedly functioning again soon afterwards ... More >>

Katya Rivas' Passion : Jesus Is Helped to Carry the Cross

Monday, 10 April 2017, 3:33 am | Katya Rivas

I am on My way to Calvary. Those wicked men, fearing to see Me die before reaching the end, look for someone to help Me carry the Cross, and from the vicinity they seized a man called Simon. More >>

Katya Rivas' Passion : Jesus on His Way to Calvary

Sunday, 9 April 2017, 1:49 am | Katya Rivas

Let us continue, My little daughter. Follow Me on the way to Calvary, overwhelmed under the weight of the Cross…. More >>

Katya Rivas' Passion : Jesus Forgives The Greatest Sinners

Saturday, 8 April 2017, 1:37 am | Katya Rivas

Pilate has pronounced sentence. My little children, consider attentively how My Heart suffered… More >>

Agile Spark responds to 2degrees with unlimited mobile plan

Friday, 7 April 2017, 5:10 pm | Digitl

It took Spark two days to respond to 2degrees' all-you-can-eat mobile plan . That's agile for a large company. There was a time when it would take months to get a counter offer like Freedom Mobile out the door. More >>

Nicky Hager Speaking Live on Scoop Tonight

Friday, 7 April 2017, 4:52 pm | Opening The Election

Tune in live at our facebook page at 8.45pm tonight Friday 7 April to hear Nicky Hager speak live at Scoop’s Opening the Election event. More >>

Katya Rivas' Passion : Barrabas Is Set Free

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 10:06 pm | Katya Rivas

Pilate was looking for ways to free Me. He was worried because of his wife’s warning and confused between the guilt of his conscience and the fear that the people would initiate a riot against him. In the pitiable state in which I found Myself, he exposed ... More >>

PressPatron: Now you can support my site

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 7:06 pm | Digitl

You may have spotted the PressPatron banner at the top of this page. It invites you to be a supporter. There's also a button to the right of this text. More >>

Samsung after the fire: big screen Galaxy S8 phone debuts

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 7:05 pm | Digitl

Samsung introduced the Galaxy S8 phone overnight. It's the first major phone release from Samsung since the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 which the company discontinued last year after some phones caught fire. More >>

2degrees offers trial unmetered mobile phone data

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 7:02 pm | Digitl

You can't share it. You can't tether. There are conditions. But you can download as much 2degrees mobile data as you need on your phone without worrying about the bill. More >>

Rural broadband extension bids: Your guide to the RBI2 runne

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 6:59 pm | Digitl

Crown Fibre Holdings' Rural Broadband Initiative and Mobile Black Spot request for proposal closed on Monday.  That's RBI2 to the rest of us. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the MSD’s privacy problems

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 12:52 pm | Gordon Campbell

This fiasco has been a perfect example of a bad policy, terribly executed – on a rushed timetable that appears to have been driven by an MSD desire to cut costs in the contracts due for renewal, mid year. More >>

Katya Rivas' Passion : Jesus Is Crowned with Thorns

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 12:46 am | Katya Rivas

In the Will of Father I have lived days of intense sadness without complaining but accepting what the Father wanted to make Me feel. When I was apprehended in the Garden, My accusers were quick with every lie and I, without the least resistance, allowed ... More >>

Extract: Michel Bauwens Interviews Scoop's Alastair Thompson

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 9:41 pm | Freerange Press

At the P2P Foundation we have been observing and analysing the multifarious effects of peer to peer networks on the way our society and its actors work, and in particular we talk about a new prototype ‘mode of production’ of value creation and distribution. ... More >>

Jitterati 5.4.17: The Properties of Unicorns

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 1:37 pm | Grant Buist

Jitterati: The Properties of Unicorns By Grant Buist 5.4.17 Click for big version. More >>

Katya Rivas' Passion : Jesus Is Sentenced to Death

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 2:21 am | Katya Rivas

At dawn Caiaphas ordered them to take Me to Pilate so that he might pronounce the sentence of death. Pilate questioned Me, hoping to find a reason to condemn Me, but at the same time his conscience tormented him and he felt great fear at the injustice ... More >>

Win a copy of 'A Constitution for Aotearoa New Zealand' Book

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 4:24 pm | Opening The Election

We have one copy of A Constitution for Aotearoa New Zealand , by former prime minister Sir Geoffrey Palmer and constitutional lawyer Dr Andrew Butler. The book has been signed by Sir Geoffrey and generously donated to Scoop in support of this campaign. More >>

The Hazara Dilemma: Ghani in Australia - Binoy Kampmark

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 3:39 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The Hazara Dilemma: Ghani in Australia By Binoy Kampmark Australian government officials are at it again, and the visit by President Ashaf Ghani to Canberra on Sunday piqued interest amongst various members of the Afghan community concerned about the next ... More >>

Trump in Outer Space: The NASA Bill - Binoy Kampmark

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 3:25 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The NASA authorisation bill was another Trump huff and puff show, brimming with the usual air of minted if misplaced confidence. “My fellow Americans, this week in the company of astronauts I was honoured to sign the NASA Transition Authorization ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Shifty Bill’s Last Stand

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 11:18 am | Gordon Campbell

S o that’s alright then. Nothing to see with this SAS raid bizzo, move on. Or so PM Bill English would have us believe, at yesterday’s post-Cabinet press conference. More >>

Katya Rivas' Passion : The Scourging of Jesus

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 6:39 am | Katya Rivas

Look at Me, My dear ones. Letting Myself be led with the meekness of a lamb to the terrible torture of the scourging. On My Body, already covered with blows and overwhelmed with fatigue, the executioners cruelly discharge terrible lashes with braided rope, ... More >>

PM's Press Conference 03/04/17: PM adresses Hit and Run

Monday, 3 April 2017, 5:46 pm | Liana Pantaleo

In today’s press conference the Prime Minister addressed allegations brought forth by the book Hit and Run. He expressed confidence that the NZDF acted lawfully and that no further inquiry is necessary. More >>

Scoop ‘Opening The Election’ Forum Event

Monday, 3 April 2017, 5:38 pm | Opening The Election

Scoop ‘Opening The Election’ Forum Event 7 April from 7pm - 11pm @ 17 Tory St, Wellington and streaming online at this page. Speakers ft. Nicky Hager, Geoff Simmons Live Music from Mara TK , Ruth Mundy and Lake South More >>

Sebastian Gorka: Dreams of Fighting Jihad - Binoy Kampmark

Monday, 3 April 2017, 3:03 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Counter-terrorism has been a pop field for some decades. As vague as what it purports to counter, it has generated a pundocracy of sorts, guns and mouths for hire across the US imperium and its associate powers. More >>

An Appeal To All Friends Of Scoop - This Is Not A Drill

Sunday, 2 April 2017, 12:14 pm | Alastair Thompson

An Appeal To All Friends Of - This Is Not A Drill - Please Pledge Today ....including, a Scoop finances FAQ + a brief history of Scoop's crowd-funding efforts to date... A Special Message From Scoop Co-Founder Alastair Thompson More >>

Brexit and Away! - Binoy Kampmark

Friday, 31 March 2017, 4:32 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Painful moves and painful movements have been underway in Brexiting Britain. Prime Minister Theresa May of the UK initiated the Brexit bluster via letter, and March 29, 2017 may well go down in the annals of the European project as more than a mere ... More >>

Katya Rivas' Passion : Jesus Is Taken Again before Pilate

Friday, 31 March 2017, 8:45 am | Katya Rivas

I allowed them to treat Me as a mad man and they covered Me with a white tunic as a sign of their ridicule and their making fun of Me. Later, in the middle of furious mocking shouts, they took Me again before Pilate. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: A small story of great suspense

Thursday, 30 March 2017, 4:35 pm | Martin Doyle

The torture and execution of civilians in Syrian prisons is one of the worst atrocities of modern times. But it remains a secret hell within a much-televised war. Amnesty International deserves credit for revealing the reign of terror [via mass hangings] ... More >>

What Cost Liberty? Civilians in the “Liberation” of Mosul

Thursday, 30 March 2017, 4:01 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Bombs do not have a conscience, however named, blessed or created. They go, at least in a rough sense, where directed, and if the deliverer is ill disposed, confused or simply incompetent, disaster follows. More >>

Jitterati 29.3.17: Party at 2040!

Thursday, 30 March 2017, 2:06 pm | Grant Buist

Kicking the can down the road More >>

Gordon Campbell: John Pilger, and making war on China

Thursday, 30 March 2017, 10:56 am | Gordon Campbell

Why is New Zealand taking part in military war games aimed at our main trading partner ? by Gordon Campbell First published on Werewolf More >>

Katya Rivas' Passion : Jesus Is Taken before Herod

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 10:38 pm | Katya Rivas

Pilate ordered that they take Me to the presence of Herod… He was a poor corrupt man who only searched for pleasure, allowing him to be driven to disorderly passions. He was glad to see Me come before his tribunal because he hoped to amuse himself ... More >>

Scoop offering 2 million “Ads For Good” this election year

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 3:09 pm | Opening The Election

We are launching an exciting new community incentive as part of Scoop’s ‘Opening the Election’ crowdfunding campaign by offering 2 million free ads on Scoop to worthy causes. More >>

Katya Rivas' Passion : Jesus Is Taken to Prison

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 7:59 am | Katya Rivas

Let us go on with this painful story, which you will manage to take to as many people as you can. I will enlighten you in the way in which it should be done. More >>

Binoy Kampmark: Disaster As Joy - Cyclone Debbie Strikes

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 5:46 pm | Binoy Kampmark

“If the building starts to break up, protect yourself w[sic] mattresses, rugs etc under strong table or hold onto solid fixture.” Queensland Ambulance, Twitter, Mar 28, 2017 More >>

Russia wages legal & cultural war on LGBTIs

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 3:16 pm | Peter Tatchell Foundation

Although Europe has generally seen some progress in achieving LGBTQI+ rights over the last two decades, the skies have recently been darkening over certain parts of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, where legislation has been introduced with the aim ... More >>

Fearing Waco Bloodshed at a Buddhist Temple

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 2:12 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Fearing duplication of 1993's Waco, Texas bloodshed, thousands of Thai troops and police retreated from their three-week siege surrounding a Buddhist temple after failing to find the former abbot who is wanted for alleged financial ... More >>

Defeating the IS group: A war mired in contradictions

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 1:55 pm | Redress Information

US President Donald J. Trump’s vow to defeat what he terms radical Islamic terrorism forces the United States to manoeuvre the Middle East’s and North Africa’s murky world of ever shifting alliances and labyrinths of power struggles within power struggles. More >>

Commentary - which way you goin’, Israel?

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 1:31 pm | Jim Miles

Yesterday I read a comment under an article on Israel on the website Russia Insider describing actions around Israel’s intrusion and military action into Syrian airspace. The comment read, paraphrased, nuke the Israeli terrorists and give the land back ... More >>

Your future: A response to “My future” by Khalais Waerea

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 12:53 pm | S.H. Bloomberg

I read Khalais Waerea’s opinion about his future education options, and it left me feeling peculiar because I had been in his shoes almost 10 years ago. “My generation” he believes “will be the ones to change the world”. These are the exact thoughts ... More >>

The Electronics Ban and Lessons in Futility - Binoy Kampmark

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 12:24 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Security measures are often exercises in futility. Resembling placebos, they are the reassurance authorities make as acts of intrusive inconvenience. Queues are increased at airports in the vain hope that an elusive gel carrier will be nabbed before the ... More >>

The Demon Drink and Cricket Sponsorship - Binoy Kampmark

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 12:16 pm | Binoy Kampmark

A strong tone of temperance has characterised discussions about Australian cricket of late. The tone got somewhat more excited with the announcement that Cricket Australia, after two decades, would end its relationship with Carlton and United Breweries, ... More >>

Cyclone Watch in Australia - Binoy Kampmark

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 12:11 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The curious, sweaty mammals of North Queensland in Australia are bracing themselves for yet another cyclone with an anodyne name. Cyclone Debbie might have impressed you as a person who turns up at the door asking for donations for the Red Cross Appeal. ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Labour/Greens Deal

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 11:50 am | Gordon Campbell

I f Labour and the Greens were hoping their Budget Responsibility Rules (BRR) agreement would foster an unlikely alliance then hey… mission accomplished! Because it isn’t every day that Sue Bradford, the CTU and Matthew Hooton speak with one voice, as ... More >>

NZDF Media Conference regarding the book Hit and Run

Monday, 27 March 2017, 5:36 pm | The Scoop Team

The New Zealand Defence Force today held a media conference on claims made in the book Hit and Run by Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson. More >>

BSA rules Gaza blockade cannot be reported as “illegal”

Monday, 27 March 2017, 4:03 pm | Shalom.Kiwi

The Broadcasting Standards Authority has upheld a complaint concerning TVNZ’s coverage of the Israeli maritime blockade of Gaza, on the basis that it breached the required standard of accuracy by stating the blockade of Gaza is “illegal”. In doing so ... More >>


Monday, 27 March 2017, 1:20 pm | Howard Davis

The ascendancy of Donald Trump is not a new phenomenon. Populist demagogues have made sporadic and minatory appearances throughout history. The following is a highly random assortment of observations that demonstrate his appeal is by no means unprecedented. ... More >>

Katya Rivas' Passion : Peter Denies Jesus

Monday, 27 March 2017, 12:16 am | Katya Rivas

While My Heart offers to suffer all these ordeals, Peter, whom I had named “Leader and Head of the Church” and who hours before had promised to follow Me unto My death, denies Me in response to a simple question that is asked of him and which ... More >>

Open Election Ambassadors - help Scoop spread the word

Friday, 24 March 2017, 5:21 pm | Opening The Election

Scoop is seeking people who are concerned about the lack of transparency in politics and the lack of openness in the media conversation around it to help us create a more open election. Our “Opening the Election’ campaign seeks to address these ... More >>

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 >>