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Binoy Kampmark: Texas, Abortion And The US Supreme Court

The subject before the US Supreme Court justices in the case of Whole Woman’s Health v Hellerstedt involved particular Texan regulations that were found to be an “undue burden” on a woman’s right to have an abortion. More>>

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Gordon Campbell: On The Delusions Driving The “Leave” Option

Voting for “Leave” requires (a) a fantastically unbalanced view of the impact of immigration on modern Britain (b) a demonizing of the EU “regulations” that are commonplace within a modern economy and (c) a simple-minded optimism that Britain would not suffer any major damage to its economy, or to the status of the City of London. More>>

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Gordon Campbell: On The “T” Word, And This Sunday’s Election In Spain

Once again, the RNZ news packages from the US and UK this morning underlined the striking difference in the treatment of the Pulse night club killings in Florida and the murder of the British Labour MP, Jo Cox. More>>

Werewolf: Getting Roasted, Kiwi Style

Roasting coffee beans is an essential step in the process from plant to cup. New Zealand does not grow any coffee, so it therefore imports 100% of its coffee supply from other countries. New Zealand does however roast a lot of coffee beans. More>>

Alastair Thompson: Jo Cox's Killing Looms Large As Brexit Heads Down To Wire

The mourning period for the brutally slain pro-remain Labour MP and mother of two Jo Cox was always going to be brief. Today, Sunday 19th June, with four days to go till polling, the Brexit campaign resumed. More>>

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Pledge Me Goal Met!
On Scoop's Current Journalism Project

Gordon Campbell: Before this crowd funding effort wraps up tonight, I thought I should provide an update on the mental health journalism project that Scoop – and its readers – are funding. More>>

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Thanks Joining Us! Scoop Turns 17; Has Party
Margaret Thompson welcomed visitors to Scoop's birthday celebration on Wednesday night and reflected on the state of the media during a year in which Scoop formed its new structure... More>>

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New In Werewolf: Britain On The Brink
Gordon Campbell: Later this month, Britain will be voting on whether to remain in Europe, or take the exit door from the European Union and all its rules, obligations, and advantages. For now, many Britons are walking in circles, unsure about how to vote in the Thursday, June 23rd referendum. More>>

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Announcement: Werewolf Changes Shape – Into A Daily Destination!!
After six years as a monthly online magazine. Werewolf marks its evolution today into a daily, ever-changing forum for long-form journalism about politics, art and culture. More>>

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Howard Davis: Lest We Forget - Scoop As A Digital Archive
Scoop performs a sadly overlooked and tragically undernourished, but nevertheless extraordinarily vital function. Over the past 17 years, it has evolved into a unique digital archive conserving millions of items of truly national significance. More>>

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Julienne Molineaux: Stuff-Me - The Newspaper Gobble-Up
In New Zealand, concentration of newspaper ownership via mergers and acquisitions has a long pre-digital history. The trends of declining readership and fragmented audiences began before digital content, and mergers and acquisitions proceeded apace, enabled by weak legislative protections. More>>

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The Scoop Foundation: The best chance to create an independent guardian for public interest journalism in NZ
The Scoop Foundation is seeking public support to safeguard the future of public interest journalism in New Zealand. To ensure public access to comprehensive, free, timely news is maintained during this dark hour for journalism. And to provide every voice in NZ the opportunity to be heard in the national debate. More>>
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People's Candidates: A Peaceful Political Revolution Begins In France
Alastair Thompson profiles Philippe Mazuel one of 86 largely unknown political contenders who stepped up to become the "People's Candidate" for France's 2017 Presidential election. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Whether Donald Trump Has Peaked
Perhaps come August, when the Republicans will finally get to anoint their candidate at their convention in Cleveland, Trump’s fortunes will have waned and the delegate count will be sufficiently deadlocked as to create a ‘contested convention’ whereby the party might then be able to turn to a different, dark horse candidate… Dream on. More>>

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Max Rashbrooke At 'Future Of Work' Conference: Labour: Lions Or Pussycats?
So far the debate generated by Labour’s conference has been about the universal basic income (UBI), a guaranteed annual payment to every adult regardless of status. It’s probably the big new idea in this field and has proponents across the political spectrum. But Labour won’t actually go there soon ... More>>

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Richard McLachlan: Sanders - Who Dares Wins
This past Wednesday, Rolling Stone magazine stamped the Clinton campaign with the boomer generation’s rock’n roll imprimatur. The editor Jann Wenner, in a cogent but not especially persuasive article, endorsed Hillary as the Joan of Arc of this current debacle. More>>

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3 To 24 March: Flag Referendum Voting Papers Out
3/3 The second referendum on the New Zealand flag begins today, with more than three million voting packs being delivered to mailboxes over the next week. More>>

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Other Flags: Hōne Heke’s Tribal Flag Comes To Auckland
This powerful taonga from the Te Matarahurahu hapū, the first Māori clan to sign the Treaty of Waitangi, will travel from Waitangi to be unveiled during a dawn pōwhiri at MOTAT on Thursday 3 March 2016. More>>

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Flag Debate Moves To Doggerel: Poetry For Sport And War
Robert Kelly: A video, published on YouTube on Monday, features NZ theatre stalwart Ian Mune applying his best gravelly tones to a string of stanzas providing an extremely selective version of New Zealand history titled ‘Lest We Forget: The Real Flag’. Now while I don’t want to address the politics particularly, I do want to talk about the poetry. More>>

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Binoy Kampmark: Retrospective Crucifixion - The Anger Over Maria Sharapova
On hearing that Maria Sharapova had confessed to testing positive to the banned substance of meldonium, now deemed a performance enhancing drug, the anger issued forth. More>>

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Gordon Campbell: On Why We’re Sitting Ducks For The Power Companies
As we look towards winter, it may pay to ask some basic questions about the direction in which power bills are headed… arguably, the energy companies that currently dominate the electricity market are in a sunset industry. More>>

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The State Of Public Services: What Does Bill English’s Manic Grin Tell Us?
When he’s giving a speech, our finance minister’s default expression is one of sober reasonableness. Everything is calm, reassuring, commonsense and practical. But there are these strange moments where Bill English will say something blindingly obvious, and give a slightly manic, fixed grin. More>>

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