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Sludge Report: Watch Out Rapids Ahead
Howard’s End: The Dot.don’ts Webvan Delivered
Wrongly Convicted David Doherty Compensated
Value Of GE Crops For Developing Countries Questioned
Scoop Images: Icy Mountain Beauty
Big News: The Rub With Rubber
NZ Law Not Ready For Dadless Reproductive Technology
Councils Waiting For Govt To Deliver On Auckland Rail
Meeting Kyoto Protocol Demands Not Easy, Review Shows
Scoop World: Action Against Bush Backing Oil Company
Scoop World: Preserving U.S. Global Leadership
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Sludge Report: Watch Out Rapids Ahead

- The size of our trucks, the number of roads we are building, new thermal electricity power stations, and the future of rail are currently hot political issues. But unfortunately throughout all these debates, everybody involved has completely missed the main event. See... Sludge Report #96 – If Life Is A River [1] MORE: and almost instant Sludge feedback - Sludge Feedback: Fear Not, There’s Oil A Plenty [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00064.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00065.htm


Howard’s End: The Dot.don’ts Webvan Delivered

- The latest dot.com casualty is Webvan, the once high-flying online grocer and Internet icon who had raised a staggering $1billion to build a grocery delivery company. The stock that once traded as high as $34 is now worthless. See... Howard's End: How Not To Run A Dot.com [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00063.htm


Wrongly Convicted David Doherty Compensated

- Justice Minister Phil Goff announced today that Cabinet has accepted a recommendation that $868,728.80 be paid to David Dougherty as compensation for his conviction and more than three years imprisonment for a crime he did not commit. See... Compensation payment for David Dougherty [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00184.htm


Value Of GE Crops For Developing Countries Questioned

- Comments about genetically engineered (GE) crops expressed in the just-released "Human Development Report 2001", the flagship publication of the U.N. Development Programme (UNDP), reveal a shocking lack of understanding of the production problems that must be confronted by poor farmers in marginal environments in the third world, according to a crop science expert at a U.S.-based think tank. See... Report Challenges U.N. On Genetic Engineering [1] Black Friday, When Viruses Come Out To Play - This Friday, July13th… look out for black cats, don’t walk under ladders and ensure your virus protection is up-to-date! See... This Friday, July13th… Look Out For Viruses [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0107/S00038.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0107/S00037.htm


Scoop Images: Icy Mountain Beauty

- More images of the environs of the most photogenic mountain village in the world taken by Norman Mackay . See... Scoop Images: Blue Sky, Frozen Earth [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00058.htm


Big News: The Rub With Rubber

- The Netherlands currently has the lowest abortion rate in the Western world. Kiwi campaigners want their rate lowered, and are using the Netherlands as a benchmark. See... Big News: Double-Dutch Contraception Lessons [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00060.htm


NZ Law Not Ready For Dadless Reproductive Technology

- News that Australian scientists are on a way to fertilise human eggs without using sperm raised ethical, cultural and legal concerns and showed that we are not prepared to deal with the most powerful technology the world has ever seen, Green Party Health spokesperson Sue Kedgley said. See... Moratorium On Human Reproduction Technology Call [1] MORE: - ACT - Legislation Must be Thought Through [2] - Scoop Feedback - New Wave Hermaphrodites [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00177.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00185.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00066.htm


Councils Waiting For Govt To Deliver On Auckland Rail

- All eight of Auckland region’s councils have now signed a jointly drafted Crown/Auckland region Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU details the agreement between the Crown and the Auckland region to work together to negotiate purchase of the Auckland rail assets from Tranz Rail. See... Auckland Rail Agreement Signed By Councils [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0107/S00018.htm


Meeting Kyoto Protocol Demands Not Easy, Review Shows

- A review of New Zealand's energy policies by the International Energy Agency highlights the challenges posed by climate change, says Energy Minister Pete Hodgson. See... Energy Agency Reviews NZ Energy Policy [1] EARLIER: - ACT - Methinks Pete Hodgson Doth Protest Too Much [2] - Pete Hodgson's Dream: 70 Cent Hike On Petrol [3] - Govt - Kangaroos In The Top Paddock Again - Hodgson [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00178.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00173.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00165.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00170.htm


Scoop World: Action Against Bush Backing Oil Company

- In April, US President Bush crushed worldwide hopes for reducing global warming by rejecting the Kyoto climate change treaty. Pressure Point, a Seattle USA ngo, is coordinating a Call to Action against Bush's biggest supporter and the worst of the "Greenhouse Gangsters" --ExxonMobil (Esso). See... ExxonMobil (Esso) International Day Of Action [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0107/S00031.htm


Scoop World: Preserving U.S. Global Leadership

- To look at the whole list of organizations represented here, whether you are a corporate organization or an NGO or a lobbying organization, some organization that has a particular point of view they want to put before the Congress, it is just fascinating to think that you would all come together to help the State Department, to help the 150 Account. But it is not the 150 Account and the State Department you're helping; it is America's place in the world. See... The Campaign To Preserve U.S. Global Leadership [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0107/S00032.htm


Scoop Feedback

– Letters to the editor regarding Michael Cullen’s no-brainer, Asia-Pacific stability and the middle East. See... Feedback: Financial Wizardry [1] - Feedback: A Benign Cancer No Less [2] - Feedback: Arafat Refuses To Arrest Terrorists [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00061.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00055.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00054.htm

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Werewolf: Living With Rio’s Olympic Ruins

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Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

It hasn’t been much fun at all to see how “war on drugs in sport” has become a proxy version of the Cold War, fixated on Russia. This weekend’s banning of the Russian long jumper Darya Klishina took that fixation to fresh extremes. More>>

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Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

Open Source / Open Society: The Scoop Foundation - An Open Model For NZ Media

Access to accurate, relevant and timely information is a crucial aspect of an open and transparent society. However, in our digital society information is in a state of flux with every aspect of its creation, delivery and consumption undergoing profound redefinition... More>>

Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

I’ll focus here on just two ways that dis-enfranchisement is currently occurring in the US: (a) by the rigging of the boundary lines for voter districts and (b) by demanding elaborate photo IDs before people are allowed to cast their vote. More>>

Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian - Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

It should come as no surprise that the loudest international solidarity that accompanied the continued spate of the killing of Black Americans comes from Palestine; that books have already been written and published by Palestinians about the plight of their Black brethren. In fact, that solidarity is mutual. More>>

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