Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | News Flashes | Scoop Features | Scoop Video | Strange & Bizarre | Search

 


Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Sludge Report: Will It Be War On Wednesday? - Jason Leopold: If At First You Don’t Convince, Lie, Lie Again - The Real Deal: The Path To Salvation Is Through Conversation - UQ Wire: Commissioned To Cover-up 911 - Supercomputer Weather : Cold And White In New York - John Kaminsky: An American Roasting - UQ Wire: Commissioned To Cover-up 911 - John Kaminisky: The Path To Peace And Prosperity – Some Thoughts - One U-Turn Does Not An Ethical Organisation Make - The Bush Families Nazi Past -

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)

Awatere-Huata’s Future Dire - UN Call to Arms Should Be Ignored: Greens - NZ/EU Agreement Takes Effect Feb 1 - PM Congratulates Whale Rider for Sundance Win - Is More Parental Choice in Suspensions Better? - CF Association Defends Itself Against GE Claims - World Wildlife Fund Applauds Maui Dolphin Protection - Support for Person Convicted of Manslaughter Questioned - MMP Proven to be Stable Self Defence Victim Ought to be Applauded: ACT Our Immigrant Nation According to ACT - Victims Rights Must Be Honoured

***** Love Scoop! *****
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00070.htm
Sustain Scoop
http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=thankyou
Advertise On Scoop
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00056.htm
****** # # # ******

TO CHANGE MY SCOOP OPTIONS OR UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THIS LIST
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/myscoop/signin.html

...TODAY'S PHOTO STORY...


The Highway Of Death - Iraq 1991

http://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/0301/1f676d2e7a02b10390d5.jpeg

-----------

TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

------------

Sludge Report: Will It Be War On Wednesday?

- You have mail.... "Subject: Soon | Message: Prepare for the smoking gun needed to support the Iraqi invasion blunder." See... Sludge Report #146: A Tip-Off From Langley [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00127.htm


Jason Leopold: If At First You Don’t Convince, Lie, Lie Again

- President Bush said the Iraq conflict is like watching a “rerun of a bad movie.” But clearly, the only bad movie Americans are being forced to watch all over again are the Nixon-like qualities - the paranoia, the secrecy and lies - that Bush recycled from Tricky Dick, now standard operating procedure for the Bush administration. See... Jason Leopold: Bush Turns To Propaganda [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00119.htm


The Real Deal: The Path To Salvation Is Through Conversation

- When I was a kid, the way our neighborhood would figure things out is by sitting on the stoops in front of our homes and having a conversation. See... Real Deal: A Conversation About The Popsicle Index [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00117.htm


UQ Wire: Commissioned To Cover-up 911

- A cruel sham is being perpetrated on the American public and especially on the families of the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon. See... UQ Wire: 911 Commission - Forgedda Boudit [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00123.htm


Supercomputer Weather : Cold And White In New York

- A forecast sequence from the NOAA supercomputer indicating temperatures over the Eastern Half of the United States for the coming 48 hours. See... Weather: A Big Chill Blows Through Washington D.C. [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00126.htm


John Kaminsky: An American Roasting

- America is frightening the world. The vaunted beacon of freedom has turned into a Ku Klux Klan bonfire. See... John Kaminski: The Real Terrorist Is George Bush [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00124.htm


UQ Wire: Commissioned To Cover-up 911

- A cruel sham is being perpetrated on the American public and especially on the families of the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon. See... UQ Wire: 911 Commission - Forgedda Boudit [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00123.htm


John Kaminisky: The Path To Peace And Prosperity – Some Thoughts

- I live in Florida but the e-mails I got this week came from Michigan, Arizona, Denmark, the UAE, Texas, British Columbia, Hungary, South Africa, Hawaii, the Bronx, Australia, Delmarva, England, Sweden, Vermont, Arkansas, and Venezuela, to name just a few places. ... See... John Kaminski: Random Ideas For A New Society [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00120.htm


One U-Turn Does Not An Ethical Organisation Make

- ACC Minister Ruth Dyson has confirmed that she has asked ACC to review its decision to dump Christchurch boy Ryan Becker from the ACC scheme next week. But there are others and it's the ACC dumping culture which the Government has signed-up to that has to change. Maree Howard writes. See... Howard's End: Dumping Culture Must Be Changed [1] and ACC Cuts Loose Dog-Bashed-Boy [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00115.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00103.htm


The Bush Families Nazi Past

- In October of 1942, under the Trading With the Enemy Act, the U.S. government halted operations at New York's Union Banking Corporation. A bank official was charged with "Running Nazi front groups in the United States." His name: Prescott Bush. See... Marc Ash: Standing On The Dead [1] and a very clever Flash movie at… Bush is not a Nazi, so stop saying that


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00114.htm

-----------

OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

------------


Awatere-Huata’s Future Dire

- The Board of Trustees of ACT New Zealand met today. Included in the meeting was a discussion on the serious allegations made against ACT MP Donna Awatere Huata by The Dominion Post and other related matters. See... ACT New Zealand Board Meeting - Awatere-Huata [1] ALSO: All Eyes on ACT’s Pecking Order - In response to intense media interest, ACT New Zealand is circulating the following media statement on behalf of Kenneth Wang, tenth on the Party List. See... Media Release - Kenneth Wang [2] - Greens - Don't do it, Richard! [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00217.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00218.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00207.htm


UN Call to Arms Should Be Ignored: Greens

- The Green Party is calling on the Prime Minister to ignore any United Nations Security Council endorsement of America's "war for oil" against Iraq that is not backed up by real evidence of a clear and present threat to other countries. " See... Greens tell PM: 'don't be bullied by Bush' [1] ALSO: PM Must State Where NZ Stands on Iraq - The Prime Minister needs to say where the New Zealand government stands in relation to Iraq, says National Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Dr Wayne Mapp. See... Clark acting in concert with US and Australia [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00208.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00214.htm


NZ/EU Agreement Takes Effect Feb 1

- The Agreement, which simplifies the sanitary measures for the trade of animal products between New Zealand and the EU, will take effect from February 1. See... New Zealand/EU Veterinary Agreement.


PM Congratulates Whale Rider for Sundance Win

- Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Helen Clark today congratulated the makers of Whale Rider on their success at the Sundance Film Festival, saying that the film was an outstanding movie… See... Whale Rider fully deserves all its success [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00212.htm


Is More Parental Choice in Suspensions Better?

- Instead of giving cash bonuses to schools that reduce student suspensions, the Government should simply give choice to parents, ACT New Zealand Associate Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington said today. See... Freedom Of Choice Better Than Cash [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00219.htm


CF Association Defends Itself Against GE Claims

- The Cystic Fibrosis foundation has lost a great advocate in Dame Susan Devoy. Cystic fibrosis and the pain it causes mothers with children who suffer from the disease is terrible but has nothing to do with the GE debate. See... CF loses A Great Advocate in Dame Susan Devoy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0301/S00080.htm


World Wildlife Fund Applauds Maui Dolphin Protection

- WWF congratulates the Minister of Fisheries on new protection measures for Maui’s dolphin but further calls for protection of the critically endangered dolphin from trawl fishing in the North Island’s upper west coast. See... No Protection From Trawling For Maui’s Dolphin [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0301/S00079.htm


Support for Person Convicted of Manslaughter Questioned

- Why is everyone in authority continuing to ignore the plight of a Kawerau family who are living beside a woman convicted of manslaughter of one of their family members? See... Would someone please pick up the phone? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00216.htm


MMP Proven to be Stable

- Proving that the MMP electoral system can provide stable government has been highlighted by United Future New Zealand leader, Peter Dunne, as a major achievement by the party in the six months since the voters put eight United MP's into Parliament. See... United Future Six Months On – Peter Dunne [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00215.htm


Self Defence Victim Ought to be Applauded: ACT

- It is outrageous that police are even considering charging the Rotorua teenager who stabbed her ex-boyfriend as he kidnapped and assaulted her, ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks said today. See... Praise, Not Prosecute, Knife Defender - [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00213.htm


Our Immigrant Nation According to ACT

- Speech by Dr Muriel Newman, ACT New Zealand Member of Parliament, to the AGM of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce. See... Our Immigrant Nation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00210.htm


Victims Rights Must Be Honoured

- National is calling for an inquiry into the failure of the Corrections Department and Parole Board in releasing a woman convicted of manslaughter without the victim's family being informed. See... Government ignores victims again [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00209.htm

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Werewolf: Living With Rio’s Olympic Ruins

Mariana Cavalcanti Critics of the Olympic project can point a discernible pattern in the delivery of Olympics-related urban interventions: the belated but rushed inaugurations of faulty and/or unfinished infrastructures... More>>

Live Blog On Now: Open Source//Open Society Conference

The second annual Open Source Open Society Conference is a 2 day event taking place on 22-23 August 2016 at Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington… Scoop is hosting a live blog summarising the key points of this exciting conference. More>>

ALSO:

Buildup:

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>>

ALSO:

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>>

ALSO:


Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news