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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
Scoop Wants Your Protest Videos!
Court of Appeal Exposes Govt Neglect
NZ Govt’s Statement to UN Security Council
An Attorney General's Dream
Anne Else: Lies About Anorexia & Bulimia
Stateside: Rosalea Barker's Sunday Accomplishments
A Rebel Commander Speaks Out On Iraq
Rumsfeld And Wolfowitz Stick To Their Guns
Firas Al-Atraqchi: A War For Democracy. Yeah Right!
"Old Europe's" Aversion To Bush's Politics Explained
Why Does Blair Put Up With Bush?
NZ Govt Must Support Germany, France, Russia at United Nations Tomorrow
BIG NEWS INVESTIGATES ACC
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
GPJA Newsletter Number 23
Parent’s Centre Letter to the PM
Law Wont Mean More Brothels
CORE: Sign Sealed Delivered
Get Tough on Gangs: ACT
Govt Schmoozes White House: Greens
Help For Cambodian Elections
Mallard Locks Low Income Families Outa School
Is Cullen a Boy Racer Fan?
Heeerrre’s Robson on Politics
Dunne Corrects Prostitution Vote News Report
Been a Long Road Boy
Swain Says Get On Yer Bike!
Law Changes on Insolvency
Govt Must Keep Dog Law Promise
United Future’s Censorship Bill Offensive

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Anti-War Rally At Parliament Today

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

- For today's Questions of the Day see… Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 19 February [1] - EARLIER Q&ATuesday's Transcript [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00336.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00325.htm


Scoop Wants Your Protest Videos!

- Scoop is inviting people and organizations with digital video clips of NZ Anti-War peace protests to contribute their works to a collective Scoop Web-Doco-Project. See... People Invited to Contribute to Peace Doco [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00132.htm


Court of Appeal Exposes Govt Neglect

- Parents of special needs children achieved a victory over bully-boy Government tactics in the Court of Appeal today, said Green MP Metiria Turei. See... Court exposes government as a problem child [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00343.htm


NZ Govt’s Statement to UN Security Council

- New Zealand welcomes this open debate. The Council is dealing with issues which are of vital importance to us all. Countries which are not members of the Council last had the opportunity to address these issues in the debate four months ago... See... NZ statement on Iraq to the UN General Assembly [1] ALSO: - Greens - Locke to receive peace petition at Parliament [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00337.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00331.htm


An Attorney General's Dream

- "Doc, I have this searing pain in my neck, my eyes are burning and my gums are bleeding. I'm afraid of the dark - I feel as if there is always someone lurking around the corner." See... Norma Sherry: It's a Wonderful New World [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00129.htm


Anne Else: Lies About Anorexia & Bulimia

- Untimely death comes in many forms. Along with thousands of other New Zealanders, I walked through the city on Saturday to protest against its arbitrary, mass infliction on the citizens of Iraq, and on the armed forces now being marshalled to attack them. See... Letter From Elsewhere: Untimely Death [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00130.htm


Stateside: Rosalea Barker's Sunday Accomplishments

- Three things came to fruition last Sunday: 1) The peace march in San Francisco, 2) I went to see 'Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers' and 3) I finished reading 'This Just In' See... Stateside with Rosalea: Finally Last Sunday [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00126.htm


A Rebel Commander Speaks Out On Iraq

- Communique from the EZLN which was read during the demonstration in Rome, Italy, on February 15, 2003. It was read by Heidi Giuliani, the mother of activist Carlo, who was assassinated by the Italian police in Genoa in July of 2001. See... Subcomandante Marcos' Letter Against The War [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0302/S00193.htm


Rumsfeld And Wolfowitz Stick To Their Guns

- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Deputy Secretary Paul Wolfowitz undertook a full-fledged lobbying campaign in 1998 to get former President Bill Clinton to start a war with Iraq and topple Saddam Hussein’s regime claiming that the country posed a threat to the United States, according to documents obtained from a former Clinton aide. See... Rumsfeld & Bush's War Plan Was Formulated In 1998 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00133.htm


Firas Al-Atraqchi: A War For Democracy. Yeah Right!

- Mainstream media, talk shows and online columns in the past few weeks have been festooned with the urgent call to liberate Iraq from dictatorship and install democracy in the region. "Liberating the Iraqi people," we are told makes for a sound moral and legal argument."Other Arab nations will become democratic," we are also told. See... Democracy for the Middle East? Bah, Humbug! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00131.htm


"Old Europe's" Aversion To Bush's Politics Explained

When the Bush administration took office international diplomacy received an injection of power politics. Beginning with the declaration that North Korea, Iran and Iraq comprised an "axis of evil," and culminating in the current aggression toward Baghdad, Washington has relied on the threat of military and economic force in order to further its perceived national interests and geopolitical goals. See... Franco-German Resistance Toward US Power Politics [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00128.htm


Why Does Blair Put Up With Bush?

- On Friday, February 14, the Foreign Minister of France, M. de Villepin, gave a remarkable speech to the U.N. Security Council. The precision and force of reason with which he put France's case concerning Iraq were nothing less than astonishing. See... John Chuckman: Answers To Two Great Mysteries [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00127.htm


NZ Govt Must Support Germany, France, Russia at United Nations Tomorrow

- Auckland 18 February 2003: The New Zealand Ambassador’s speech to the UN General Assembly tomorrow must back a peaceful resolution to the crisis over Iraq – that means actively supporting the Governments of France, Germany and Russia. See... NZ Must Support France, Germany & Russia at UN [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0302/S00130.htm


BIG NEWS INVESTIGATES ACC

- ACC uses substandard assessments to tell injured claimants they are fit to work. See... Dodgy Assessments Used To Rid ACC of Claimants [1] MORE: - Part 1 - ACC staff knowingly flout ACC legislation [2] - Part 2 - ACC case manager and assessor collude [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00125.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00108.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00114.htm

Daily Katya Rivas

- I want to make you in My image; however, you do not care to accept My promises of righteousness. What do I intend by proposing that you be like Me? See... Katya Rivas: I Want to Make You in My Image [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00124.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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GPJA Newsletter Number 23

- A wonderful turnout in NZ and around the world in opposition to war. This special newsletter is designed to allow you to access media reports and photos on the protests. At least 10,000 on the Auckland march (remarkably the police estimate in the NZ Herald 12 to 15,000). See... Global Peace And Justice Auckland Newsletter #23 [1] MORE: - GPJA Seeks Donations For Advert [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0302/S00135.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0302/S00136.htm


Parent’s Centre Letter to the PM

- Parents Centre New Zealand is opposed to war on Iraq. We believe New Zealand has a role to play within the forum of the United Nations - as an advocate for the rights of the children, their parents, and the communities of Iraq. See... Parent's Centre Letter to Helen Clark on Iraq [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0302/S00137.htm


Law Wont Mean More Brothels

- The New Zealand Prostitutes Collective refutes claims that changes to the prostitution laws will result in a tripling of the number of Brothels. “Claims made by the Maxim Institute misrepresent the reality of a decriminalised sex industry…” See... Law Change Will Not Mean More Brothels [1] MORE: - Greens - Young ex-prostitute denied youth benefit [2] - Libs - Libertarianz urge MPs to legalise prostitution [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0302/S00133.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00339.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0302/S00134.htm


CORE: Sign Sealed Delivered

- The signing of contracts establishing two further Centres of Research Excellence was announced today, with all seven of these new world-class research centres now up and running. See... Centres of Research Excellence – delivered [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00344.htm


Get Tough on Gangs: ACT

- ACT New Zealand Police Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today attacked the Government for standing idly by and doing nothing as criminal gangs effectively declare war on law-abiding New Zealanders. See... Gangs Wage War On New Zealand [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00342.htm


Govt Schmoozes White House: Greens

- Green MP Keith Locke is accusing the Government of making soothing noises to dampen anti-war sentiment at home while carefully refraining from upsetting the White House. See... Clark bets a bob each way on war [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00341.htm


Help For Cambodian Elections

- New Zealand is giving $455,000 to help Cambodia run its national elections in July this year, Aid Minister Marian Hobbs announced today. See... NZ assistance for Cambodian elections [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00340.htm


Mallard Locks Low Income Families Outa School

- The legacy of Trevor Mallard's time in office will be a generation of low-income families locked out of the education system, ACT Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington said today. See... Mallard Locks the School Gates [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00338.htm


Is Cullen a Boy Racer Fan?

- Despite widespread concern over the behaviour of boy racers, Michael Cullen continues to give a stay of execution to these louts, according to National Party MP Brian Connell. See... Why is Cullen protecting boy racers? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00335.htm


Heeerrre’s Robson on Politics

- Hans Blix & Mohamed El Baradei have given a clear message in their Security Council statement: weapons inspections are working. Their message has been bolstered by the people of the world (remember them President Bush?) who in their millions said No ... See... Robson On Politics: Iraq - World says no to war [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00334.htm


Dunne Corrects Prostitution Vote News Report

- United Future leader, Peter Dunne, today corrected an erroneous news report concerning voting on the Prostitution Reform Bill. See... Dunne corrects news report on conscience vote [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00333.htm


Been a Long Road Boy

- Fourteen months ago I was an investment banker working in the world's major financial centres - London and New York. After 18 years in the international currency, bond and derivative markets, I hung up my banking boots for New Zealand politics. See... NZ's Defining Characteristics 2020 – John Key [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00332.htm


Swain Says Get On Yer Bike!

- Minister of Transport Paul Swain encouraged kiwis to get on their bikes, where possible, to help ease the traffic pressure on the nation’s roads. See... Govt encourages kiwis to bike more often [1] ALSO: - Greens - Greens to get on their bikes [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00330.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00326.htm


Law Changes on Insolvency

- The key changes, arising from the second stage of the government's insolvency law review, cover business rehabilitation, phoenix companies, bankruptcy administration and cross-border insolvency. See... Insolvency law changes announced [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00329.htm


Govt Must Keep Dog Law Promise

- National says the Government must be held to account on passing new dog legislation quickly, after the Local Government Law Reform Bill (No.2) (Dog Control Amendment) was sent back to the Select Committee today. See... Govt must keep promise on dog legislation [1] ALSO: - Greens - Act dragging the chain on dog law review [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00328.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00327.htm


United Future’s Censorship Bill Offensive

- SPCS opposes a Private Member’s Bill in the name of Marc Alexander, a first-term United Future Party MP and party spokesman on Internal Affairs, which is set down as item number six on the Order Paper for Wednesday 19th February 2003. See... United Future’s Objectionable and Offensive Bill [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0302/S00138.htm

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