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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Upton-on-line: The Shock Of Le Pen
"Just Ludicrous" - Sutton On US Farm Subsidies
Howard's End: An Unaccountable Court
Scoop In NY: Ground Zero - Chillin' In The park
Tino Rangatiratanga Not Maori Separatism
Israeli Intellectuals Get Behind “Refuseniks”
Bible Belt Notches Up Pressure Over Jerusalem
Firas Al-Atraqchi: Starbucks CEO In The Froth
David Miller Explains Structural Adjustment
Budget Preview

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
More Should Follow Aung San Suu Kyi
Industry NZ Performance Concerns
Helen Clark Speaks In Indonesia
Concerns Raised Over Maori TV Tendering Process
Govt Policy Blamed For Pressure On State Houses
Harre On Success In Govt & The State Of The Left
GE Seed Importing Russian Roulette

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Upton-on-line: The Shock Of Le Pen

- If you had come from Mars and witnessed the mass street protests, soul-searching ruminations by disoriented intellectuals and calls to arms by guilt-stricken militants of the left, you would have thought this was a re-run of Berlin in 1932. See... Upton-on-line: French Election Special Edition [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00028.htm


"Just Ludicrous" - Sutton On US Farm Subsidies

- The United States owed the world an explanation over its proposed Farm Bill, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... World Owed An Explanation Over US Farm Subsidies [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00135.htm


Howard's End: An Unaccountable Court

- The New Zealand Government ratified the UN Treaty which establishes the International Criminal Court that comes into being on 1 July. But yesterday the U.S. renounced its obligation to support the Court because of flaws in its mandate that leaves the Court unaccountable to anyone. See... Howard's End: An Unaccountable Court [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00031.htm


Scoop In NY: Ground Zero - Chillin' In The park

- Scoop Editor Alastair Thompson visited Ground Zero in Manhattan today. He also snapped a post-Mayday celebration of freedom loving New Yorkers held in Tompkin Square Park on Sunday May 5th. See... Scoop Images: Ground Zero [1] and Scoop Images: HipHop & Anti-capitalism In The Park [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00033.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00027.htm


Tino Rangatiratanga Not Maori Separatism

- If New Zealand is to move forward as a country there must be one standard of citizenship for all, National Party Leader the Hon Bill English said in a lecture to the New Zealand Centre for Public Law today. See... National Prepared To Take On Treaty Challenge [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00149.htm


Israeli Intellectuals Get Behind “Refuseniks”

- Professors and lecturers from universities around Israel have signed a petition supporting students who are refusing to fight in the Palestinian territories. Two hundred and forty four professors and lecturers have signed so far. See... Israeli Professors/Lecturers Support "Refuseniks" [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00029.htm


Bible Belt Notches Up Pressure Over Jerusalem

- The Bible-belt believes Israel is “God's Own”, any nation damning its actions will be doomed. Tagging Bush is Falwell and his rightwing gang of pro-Israeli lobbyists opposing a powerful UN backed humanitarian ideal. Decisive leadership is required. See... Bible-Belt Forces Middle-East Dilemma On Bush [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00026.htm


Firas Al-Atraqchi: Starbucks CEO In The Froth

- In a speech made to members of Seattle's Jewish community, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz warned American Jewry against complacency in the face of what he termed growing global anti-Semitism. See... Firas Al-Atraqchi: A Case of Rotten Coffee [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00032.htm


David Miller Explains Structural Adjustment

- Once the IMF and World Bank are called on to assist the developing nations this ushers a process known as Structural Adjustment. This concept has received a bad press from those on the political left and the matter of IMF or World Bank involvement often becomes highly politicised. See... David Miller: Why I Did Not March On May Day [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00030.htm


Budget Preview

- Budget 2002 will recognise that transforming the New Zealand economy requires comprehensive support for New Zealanders’ skills and talent. - Fast Forward For NZ Business [1] - Additional Business Support As Part Of Budget [2] - Assisting Students Into Work This Summer [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00136.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00138.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00137.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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More Should Follow Aung San Suu Kyi

- The release of Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest should be followed by the release of all other political prisoners in Myanmar, Foreign Minister Phil Goff said today. See... Myanmar Should Release Other Political Prisoners [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00142.htm


Industry NZ Performance Concerns

- We view with serious concern the “just adequate’ ratings assigned to INZ, and note INZ’s assurance that it is now working towards improving the accuracy of its reporting and enhancing its performance. See... Committee Report [1] MORE: - Rodney Hide - It's Strife, Jim [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00125.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00127.htm


Helen Clark Speaks In Indonesia

- While New Zealand is inevitably a small player in Indonesia’s trade and development, we want to be engaged as a friend and neighbour in seeing Indonesia and her peoples move ahead. Our human rights advocacy should be seen in this context. See... Clark Speech: Jakarta Editors’ Club [1] and Clark Speech: Official Dinner In Indonesia [2] SEE ALSO: - PM Announces Education Aid For Indonesia [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00129.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00128.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00144.htm


Concerns Raised Over Maori TV Tendering Process

- ACT leader Richard Prebble says he is concerned to learn that multi-million dollar contracts for Maori Television have been awarded without competitive tendering. See... Urgent Inquiry Needed Into Maori TV Contracts [1] SEE ALSO: Mâori Television Service Bill [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00143.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00133.htm


Govt Policy Blamed For Pressure On State Houses

- The current housing pressures in Auckland are the inevitable and entirely predictable result of the Government's housing policy, says National's Housing spokesman, Murray McCully. See... Housing Crisis Predictable [1] MORE: - Muriel Newman - Govt Has Wrong Policies To Fight Housing Crisis [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00147.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00140.htm


Harre On Success In Govt & The State Of The Left

- Of course there is still much to be done but the truth is that this Government has stopped the new right in its tracks and even in some areas begun to reverse course. See... Harre Speech To The Seafarers [1] and Seafarers Speech Highlights Key Policy Priorities [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00145.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00146.htm


GE Seed Importing Russian Roulette

- Proposals to check only one-third of imported seed shipments likely to be contaminated by GE are far too lax, the Green Party said today. See... New Seed Testing Proposals Russian Roulette [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00141.htm


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