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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
SCOOP EXCLUSIVE: Technicians Admit US Voting Machines Flawed
Stateside: Time For An Ex-Pat’s View of Waitangi
Howard’s End: A Challenge To Mainstream Media
US Space Programme A Military Exercise
Wishful Thinking and Hydrogen Cars
FIVE MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT: Scoop Feature
UN Security Council Divided Over USA/Iraq Crisis
Video and Text Coverage: Powell
Powell Issues Security Council Ultimatum
France Calls For More Inspections
Britain Says War The Answer
China Says Political Settlement The Answer
NZ REACTION: NZ Govt Warns Citizens of War
Greens Condemn PM Over Powell’s UN Presentation
Does the PM Need Lange-Diplomacy-Lessons?

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Scoop Wants You To Help Save Air New Zealand
More Nursing Scholarships Announced
Make Streets Safe For Kids
Franks Frank on Treaty
Hide Says Workers Worse Off Under Labour

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Bush Isolated: Security Council Heavyweights Say NO WAR!

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SCOOP EXCLUSIVE: Technicians Admit US Voting Machines Flawed

- Yesterday, technicians of the company that supplied voting machines for the surprising 2002 results in the state of Georgia, admitted to a file-sharing system that amounts to a colossal security flaw. See... BREAKING NEWS: Voting System Integrity Flaw [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00036.htm


Stateside: Time For An Ex-Pat’s View of Waitangi

- I beg your indulgence again, for my yearly ex-pat homily on Waitangi Day. If nothing else it'll make a bit of light relief on a day that radio commentators introducing Colin Powell's address to the UN Security Council. Huiaroha. Now there's a word. I made it up of course, years ago, but I liked it so much I wrote it in the margin of a photocopied image I had on my wall in Lower Hutt, and which I also have here in the US. See... Stateside With Rosalea: Huiaroha [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00038.htm


Howard’s End: A Challenge To Mainstream Media

- Maori elders are right, mainstream media and politicians pay lip service to the Treaty of Waitangi with no-one asking the fundamental question - if the Magna Carta, an English Constitutional document, can be enshrined into our New Zealand law, then why not the Treaty of Waitangi? See... Howard’s End: Maori are Right, NZ's Media Flawed [1] ALSO: - Derek Fox -Derek Fox Says Mainsream Media Sour on Maori [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00040.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0302/S00046.htm


US Space Programme A Military Exercise

- Is the shuttle program has much to do with space exploration. The program's main focus has always been the military exploitation of earth orbit with a few interesting civilian matters thrown in to help hold the public's imagination and support. See... Words On Columbia's Fiery Destruction [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00039.htm


Wishful Thinking and Hydrogen Cars

- A Response to the US President's State of the Union Address: I listened to the President’s State of the Union address with growing boredom and a sense that I was being duped. See... Heavy Rhetoric, Wishful Thinking and Hydrogen Cars [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00037.htm


FIVE MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT: Scoop Feature

UN Security Council Divided Over USA/Iraq Crisis - Two powerful UN Security Council members, China and France have called for more weapons inspections in Iraq and that a diplomatic solution be found to the USA's resolve to occupy Iraq. See... Security Council Members Call For More Inspections [1] Iraq Tells UN: US Claims Unrelated To Truth - The Iraqi representative to the United Nations today refuted the US charges and reaffirmed his country’s readiness to continue to fully cooperate with UN inspectors, stating the USA's claims that Iraq has WMAs is: "utterly unrelated to the truth." See... Iraq Refutes US Charges - Reaffirms to Inspections [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0302/S00060.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0302/S00056.htm


Video and Text Coverage: Powell

- The USA "will not - we cannot - run that risk to the American people. Leaving Saddam Hussein in possession of weapons of mass destruction for a few more months or years is not an option. Not in a post-September 11th world." See... USA Wont Allow Saddam To Possess "Weapons" [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0302/S00049.htm


Powell Issues Security Council Ultimatum

- US Secretary of State Colin Powell’s Addresses the U.N. Security Council - POWELL: This council placed the burden on Iraq to comply and disarm and not on the inspectors to find that which Iraq has gone out of its way to conceal for so long. See... Powell’s Addresses the U.N. Security Council [1] UN Head Says War Not Inevitable - The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, said today that he still believed war in Iraq was not inevitable but stressed that Baghdad must comply fully and proactively with Security Council demands. See... War not inevitable but Iraq must meet demands [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0302/S00048.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0302/S00062.htm


France Calls For More Inspections

- To what extent do the nature and scope of the threat justify the recourse to force? Use of force can only be a final recourse. Why go to war if there still exists an unused space in resolution 1441? See... French Address By Dominique De Villepin to UN [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0302/S00059.htm


Britain Says War The Answer

- Mr President, we have just heard a most powerful and authoritative case against the Iraqi regime set out by Secretary Powell. The international community owes him its thanks for laying bare the deceit practised by the regime of Saddam Hussein. See... UK Foreign Secretary Address to UN on Iraq [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0302/S00058.htm


China Says Political Settlement The Answer

- The Chinese Foreign Minister says it is the desire of the international community to see a political settlement to the issue of Iraq. All members of the Council will make statements later before Iraq is allowed to respond. See... China Calls for a Political Settlement [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0302/S00050.htm


NZ REACTION: NZ Govt Warns Citizens of War

- The Government is advising New Zealanders in the Gulf to take sensible precautions in view of the increased likelihood of conflict in the region, Foreign Minister Phil Goff said today. See...NZers in Gulf Advised to Be Prepared [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00064.htm


Greens Condemn PM Over Powell’s UN Presentation

- Green Foreign Affairs spokesperson Keith Locke has today condemned Helen Clark for giving credence to US Secretary of State Colin Powell's presentation to the Security Council. See... US fails to make case for war [1] ALSO: - Greenpeace - Greenpeace Takes Global Action Against War [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00074.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0302/S00045.htm


Does the PM Need Lange-Diplomacy-Lessons?

- NZ Prime Minister Must Make A Stand: Greenpeace - The world is faced with the imminent prospect of war. Throughout history courageous individuals, communities, leaders and nations have stood for peace in the face of war. We urge you to make a stand internationally for a peaceful resolution to this conflict. See... Open Letter to PM Stand Up For Peace [1] MORE: - Greenpeace Takes Global Action Against War [2] - Greenpeace Sets Up Peace Camp In British Tanks [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0302/S00026.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0302/S00030.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0302/S00029.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Scoop Wants You To Help Save Air New Zealand

- The new lobby group Save Air New Zealand (formerly Debate Air New Zealand), is calling on all New Zealanders, all New Zealand corporates, all New Zealand tourist operators, all New Zealand sports bodies, all New Zealand charities and all other groups in New Zealand who utilise air travel to make a submission to the Commerce Commission on the proposed Air New Zealand/Qantas alliance. See... Call For Submissions On The Air NZ/Qantas Alliance [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0301/S00121.htm


More Nursing Scholarships Announced

- Health Minister Annette King says 183 nurses will develop their primary health care knowledge through a $850,000 Government postgraduate scholarship fund. See... More than 180 nurses receive scholarships [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00070.htm


Make Streets Safe For Kids

- As well as urging schoolchildren to become more physically active, the Government must get to the heart of why more children spend time indoors, ACT New Zealand Police Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman said today. See... Streets Must Be Safe Before Children Can Play [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00073.htm


Franks Frank on Treaty

- For me, as ACT's Treaty and Maori Affairs Spokesman, today is a day of reflection. I will go to look at the original signed Treaty, on display just for today, here in Wellington, ACT Treaty Spokesman Stephen Franks said today. See... Be Radical; Look At The Treaty On Waitangi Day [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00072.htm


Hide Says Workers Worse Off Under Labour

- ACT Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide today said that the Labour Cost Index released yesterday proved what everyone, bar Labour politicians, have realised - that workers are worse off under the Labour Government. See... Workers Worse Off Under Labour [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00071.htm

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