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Big News On G8: Relief Agencies, Debt Campaigners And Rock Stars Condemn Violent Anarchists
Stateside: Nameless In The Land Of The Free
Howard’s End: From Council To Corporate Tables
National Leader Jenny Shipley Speaks At 65th Annual Conference
Newly Legislated Relationships PR Campaign
‘Maori Made’ Can't Be Registered As A Trademark
Radiation Treatment Waiting List Shrinks
Double Cot Death: It Was The Mattress
G8: Kiwi Eyewitness To Brutal Police Attack On Indymedia
G8: Violence And Death In The Streets Of Genoa
IMAGES: Houghton Bay Breakers

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Big News On G8: Relief Agencies, Debt Campaigners And Rock Stars Condemn Violent Anarchists

- Last weekends G8 summit in Genoa, Italy – the last of it’s kind - will be remembered for Europe’s worst rioting, rather than discussions of G8 leaders on economic and policy issues for poor countries. See... Big News: G8 Summit Special Report [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00134.htm


Stateside: Nameless In The Land Of The Free

- Even as George II was disentangling his thumb from the handle of one of Elizabeth II's teacups, news of his munificence towards certain impoverished nations was being delivered to my mailbox. See... Stateside with Rosalea: What's In A Name? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00131.htm


Howard’s End: From Council To Corporate Tables

- They're Back! Economic rationalists such as former Australian PM Paul Keating who undermined the bargaining power of workers and dismantled Australia's economic defences, along with Harvard University's Dr Michael Porter of the Roger Douglas era, are scheduled to speak to 450 hand-picked attendees at an Auckland conference on August 1 entitled "Catching the Knowledge Wave." Lock up the silver! See... Howard's End: The Carpetbaggers Return [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00125.htm


National Leader Jenny Shipley Speaks At 65th Annual Conference

- Picture a New Zealand with world-class healthcare, one with a completely transformed education system in which students are passionate about learning, and enthusiastic, innovative and entrepreneurial in their pursuit of excellence. See... Shipley to National Party 65th Annual Conference [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00344.htm


Newly Legislated Relationships PR Campaign

- National MP Tony Ryall says the Government's $300,000 campaign to inform New Zealanders about the implications of the Property (Relationships) Amendment Act is completely inadequate. See... Campaign Starts Before 'Broken Hearts Day' [1] and Info campaign on Property (Relationships) Act [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00350.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0107/S00347.htm


‘Maori Made’ Can't Be Registered As A Trademark

- Creative New Zealand has filed 234 trade mark applications and incurred Intellectual Property Office fees in excess of $23,000, (excluding any legal fees incurred) trying to register, among other things, the words 'Maori Made" and variations of them as a trade mark. See... Creative New Zealand - Money Down The Drain [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0107/S00075.htm


Radiation Treatment Waiting List Shrinks

- The percentage of patients waiting four to six weeks for cancer treatment has fallen according to Ministry of Health figures released today. See... Latest Radiation Oncology Treatment Waiting Times [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0107/S00039.htm


Double Cot Death: It Was The Mattress

- Dr Jim Sprott is calling on the Ministry of Health to immediately endorse mattress-wrapping for cot death prevention, following the cot deaths last week of twin babies in Lower Hutt. See... Cot Deaths Of Maori Twins Entirely Preventable [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0107/S00038.htm


G8: Kiwi Eyewitness To Brutal Police Attack On Indymedia

- “We were in the pub having a few drinks and discussing the arrest of two of my comrades ( another three were later arrested but all five have now been released). Two bus loads of polizia in full riot gear drove past and parked. They ran from there to the centre. Within a few minutes an ambulance arrived (I think they automatically attend when the riot police attack)." See... Scoop Images: Police Brutally Attack Indymedia [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00129.htm


G8: Violence And Death In The Streets Of Genoa

- The streets of Genoa are today strewn with the debris of two days of running battles between thousands of anti-capitalists and thousands of police for much of Friday and Saturday. INDYMEDIA PHOTO STORIES: Genoa Day 3 – Battle On The Beach [1] Genoa Day 3 – Global Solidarity [2] Genoa Day 3 – Big Guns On Show [3] SCOOP LINK: The Other Side Of Genoa Protests – Massive Peaceful Mobilisation The Battle Of Genoa Day Two [4] Pictures Of An Anarchist’s Death [5] - For full coverage of the G8 summit see..GENOA G8 PROTESTS - Photo Feature Page [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00126.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00128.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00127.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00124.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0107/S00123.htm
[6] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=genoa



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

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

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Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

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

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