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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Hard News Is Here!
Enron, Bush And 911: Connecting The Dots
A 911/Bush Complicity Primer
Stirring Up The FBI And CIA – Bush Proposes New Security Dept
Guest Opinion: Wait Until GM Crops Have Been Properly Studied
Bye Bye Dee Dee
Making UK Minds More Beautiful
WTO’s Newest Member Subsidising Coal
Scoop Images: Better Than A Fake Painting!
A Maori Perspective On Ngawha Arrests
Nigel Kearney: The Treaty And NZ Law
Green Left Weekly On Mandatory Refugee Detention
George Monbiot: Who Is The Real Agitating Minority On GE?
Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Leaked Email Bombshell For PPTA Ratification
Too Many Families Can’t Feed Their Children
More Money For Premature Business
These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees
Railing Against Wilson
Stephen Franks To Stand In Wellington Central
ACT Tax Policy – Top Rate 28 Cents In Dollar
How We Got Unemployment Down – Jim Anderton
Greek Presidential Visit
Multiple Marriage Coverup At Immigration Service Alleged
A Mandate To Wind Up The Wool Board

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Hard News Is Here!

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... I won't revisit the Greens and GE at great length this week. It makes my head hurt. But it was gratifying that none of the emails I got after last week's bulletin were hysterical - a couple of people with Green connections even thanked me. Perhaps that terrible newspaper ad has been abandoned forever. See... Hard News 07/06/02: Wanna Fight? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00034.htm


Enron And 911: Connecting The Dots

- A captured Al Qaida document reveals that US energy companies were secretly negotiating with the Taliban to build a pipeline. The document was obtained by the FBI but was not allowed to be shared with other agencies in order to protect Enron. See... What Congress Does Not Know about Enron and 9/11 [1] and The Enron Pipeline Connection To 9/11 [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00029.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00030.htm


A 911/Bush Complicity Primer

- Don't know about you, but all this who-knew-what-when pre-9/11 stuff is mighty confusing. So once again, I head to that all-purpose reference series for some comprehensible answers. See... Quest Opinion: The Bush 9/11 Scandal for Dummies [1] MORE 911 - UNANSWERED QUESTIONS - Guest Opinion: Don't Let Them Fool You, Folks [2] - Not Important? Think Again - 4 June 2002 [3] - The Real Deal: Stealing Enron [4] - Press Conference June 10th - 9-11 and the Public Safety: Seeking Answers [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00027.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00018.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00014.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00015.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00009.htm


Stirring Up The FBI And CIA – Bush Proposes New Security Dept

- The President's most important job is to protect and defend the American people. Since September 11, all levels of government have cooperated like never before to strengthen aviation and border security, stockpile more medicines to defend against bioterrorism, improve information sharing among our intelligence agencies, and deploy more resources and personnel to protect our critical infrastructure. See... President To Propose Dept. of Homeland Security [1] , Fleischer Morning Conversation with Reporters 6/6 [2] and Rumsfeld Statement on Dept. of Homeland Security [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00040.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00041.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00039.htm


Guest Opinion: Wait Until GM Crops Have Been Properly Studied

- With one exception, no genetically manipulated organisms (GMOs) have been released in New Zealand - no plant, animal, fungus, or bacterium. See... Guest Opinion: Let It Loose ? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00039.htm


Bye Bye Dee Dee

- Dee Dee Ramone (50), a founding member of the pioneer punk band the Ramones, was found dead by his wife of a likely drug overdose on the couch in his Hollywood home. See... Another Ramone Down - Dee Dee's Dead [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00038.htm


Making UK Minds More Beautiful

- A new generation of freely available better drugs to treat schizophrenia was augured in yesterday in Britain with the announcement of new National Health Service prescription guidelines. See... New Generation Anti-Psychotics Green Light In UK [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00037.htm


WTO’s Newest Member Subsidising Coal

- Hard on the heels of the U.S. announcement of subsidies to its farmers comes more bad news for our commodity exporters as the Chinese Government revealed that it is paying $NZD 3 billion in subsidies to its coal producers who have flooded the market and forced prices down. Maree Howard reports. See... Chinese Coal Dumping Forcing Global Prices Down [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00036.htm


Scoop Images: Better Than A Fake Painting!

- Images of Opposition Leader Bill English's boxing bout tonight in TV3's Fight For Life, all in the aid of fundraising for the Yellow Ribbon anti youth suicide campaign. See... Scoop Images: Bill English's Fight For Life [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00031.htm


A Maori Perspective On Ngawha Arrests

- Yesterday June 4, 2002 at Ngawha near Kaikohe concerned citizens from Wellington, Rotorua, Hamilton, and Auckland joined local residents of Kaikohe and other parts of Northland to protest the construction of a new prison at Ngawha. See... Farms Not Jails: Citizens Say No To More Dog Cages [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00031.htm


Nigel Kearney: The Treaty And NZ Law

More than 80 laws passed by Parliament refer to the 'principles of the Treaty of Waitangi'. No law, however, lists these principles, nor have our lawmakers issued any definitive statement as to what the principles are. Nigel Kearney offers his views. See... The Treaty of Waitangi: Government and Trusteeship [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00026.htm


Green Left Weekly On Mandatory Refugee Detention

- The government is responsible for “institutional child abuse”, according to a May report by two Melbourne organisations — the Catholic Commission for Justice Development and Peace (CCJDP) and the Western Young People's Independent Network. See... Feature: Mandatory Detention Is Child Abuse [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00032.htm


George Monbiot: Who Is The Real Agitating Minority On GE?

- New findings reveal a web of deceit around GM food, in which the UK Prime Minister has now been caught. See... George Monbiot: Corporate Phantoms [1] and Scoop Feedback: Monbiot and "Corporate Phantoms" [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00028.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00035.htm


Katya Rivas

- My daughter, renew your consecration to our Hearts. You must remain united, so that evil does not destroy you. Why do you think that I have abandoned you? Why do you not learn to find Me in another way? I am in you, you are Mine!… Write… See... Katya Rivas: The Souls I Saved Have Gone Away [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00033.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Leaked Email Bombshell For PPTA Ratification

- Secondary schools will be in chaos if Education Minister, Trevor Mallard, carries out his threats as outlined in a leaked email sent to school principals, says National Education spokesperson Nick Smith. See... Leaked memo spells disaster for secondary ed. [1] , ACT’s response… Calm from Politicians During PPTA Voting Urged [2] and the Minister's response... Response to Nick Smith release [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00076.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00078.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00085.htm


Too Many Families Can’t Feed Their Children

- Child Poverty Action Group is a non aligned independent body seeking better policies for children. It is clear from the statistics in this report that far too many NZ families do not have enough money to adequately feed their children. See... Comments on NZCCSS poverty indicators report [1] , Table Of Poverty Indicator Project Results [2] and Food price rises bite into budget [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00030.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00020.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00019.htm


More Money For Premature Business

- Eleven business incubators have received $1.19 million from Industry New Zealand’s Incubator Development Programme to help them provide tailor-made services to fledgling companies. See... More Govt support for business incubators [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00096.htm


These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees

- There were five committee meetings: four in the parliamentary complex and one in Dunedin. See... Select Committee Business 31 May to 7 June [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00095.htm


Railing Against Wilson

- “The report of the Attorney General, Margaret Wilson released today which says the rights of boy racers and street hoons to continue their reign of terror and criminal behaviour should be preserved, and that they should not have their cars impounded, is just another example of her political correctness having become farcical, said New Zealand First Leader and MP for Tauranga Rt Hon Winston Peters. See... Margaret Wilson Fails The Reality Test Yet Again [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00094.htm


Stephen Franks To Stand In Wellington Central

- ACT leader Richard Prebble says he is delighted that Stephen Franks is standing for ACT in Wellington Central. See... Franks a Strong Candidate for Wellington Central [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00093.htm


ACT Tax Policy – Top Rate 28 Cents In Dollar

- Cut company tax rate to 28 cents - that is lower tax than Australia. A tax cut for all workers. A bonfire of compliance cost regulations. See... Launch of ACT Tax and Economic Policy – Prebble [1] and ACT Economy and Tax Policy [2] MORE FROM ACT: - Cullen ACT Shows ACT Policy Threat [3] - Tax and Economic Policy Launch - Rodney Hide Spch. [4] - Prebble's Letter from Wellington - Special Edition [5] REACTION: - Laila Harre - Act Tax Policy a “fast track to third world” [6] - Michael Cullen - Yesterday's leftovers reheated [7] - CTU - User pays or quality public services [8] - EMA Northern - ACT's Economic Package Inspires Envy [9] - Fed Farmers - ACT's economic and tax policy recognises growth. [10] - Business Roundtable - Growth-Oriented ACT Economic Policy Welcomed [11]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00072.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00073.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00081.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00092.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00084.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00082.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00088.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00029.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00028.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00026.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00025.htm


How We Got Unemployment Down – Jim Anderton

- Why is unemployment lower now than at any time in the last fifteen years? There are probably as many answers as there are economists. In this commentary, Economic Development Minister Jim Anderton offers his view… See... Anderton Column On Unemployment Changes [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00087.htm


Greek Presidential Visit

- Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced that the President of Greece, Constantinos Stephanopoulos, will arrive in New Zealand on Sunday for a three day visit. See... PM welcomes Greek President to NZ [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00086.htm


Multiple Marriage Coverup At Immigration Service Alleged

- New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has called for heads to roll at the New Zealand Immigration Service after its admission that it is investigating cases of repeat marriages of convenience at $20,000 a pop. See... NZIS Involved In Cover Up [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00083.htm


A Mandate To Wind Up The Wool Board

- “Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton has been given a clear message by woolgrowers and he should act on it,” says National's Agriculture spokesman Gavan Herlihy. See... Get on with it Jim! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00079.htm


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