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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Body Bags Delivered To Australian Consulate
Peace Movement Activity Listings
NZ Police Taking Kiwi Terror Threat Seriously
Rosalea Barker: 5 Joys Of Not Being Part Of The USA
Dennis Hans: Middle East Dictator's Keep Their Bush Patronage Secret
Bernard Weiner: How War Could Be Avoided at the Last Minute
Behind The Veil: Having Little To Do With Men Is OK
Arctic Wildlife Could Be A Casualty Of War In Iraq
Why Class Analysis Matters
UNMOVIC's Hans Blix Reports To UNSC
What's On Dubya's Mind? Not War Just Yet Anyway
Scoop Feature: The Diversion of Rhetoric Over Reason
Babylon Express: The Littlest Terrorist
Why Has This Book Been Censored?
Daily Katya Rivas's Passion

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Helen Clark’s CER Speech
Workers Produce Record Production
New Parole Laws Defer Hearing: Goff
How DPB Became a Career: NZ First
Nats Cover Their Bets on Bill
Dunne Slags Greens for ‘Inconsistencies’
Winston Rallies Grey Power Stalwarts
Scrap Women’s Affairs Says Roy
Roy Slags King For Slagging Baker
Govt Dislikes Judicial Democracy: Franks
Nats Are Against Euthanasia
Labour’s Phillip Field’s Pasifika Speech
Who Love Competitiveness? Cow Cockies Do!
Winston Reckons Auckland’s Too Crowded
Taranaki DHB Employment Needs Clarifying
Defence Minister Saddened By Timor Death
Revolution Delivered This Week
Libs On Death

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Body Bags Delivered To Australian Consulate

- Auckland, Saturday March 8, 2003: Body bags symbolising the first casualties of the Iraqi crisis have been delivered to the Australian Consulate in Auckland. See... War casualties delivered to Australian PM [1] ALSO: - Greens - Greens send Howard a message [2] - Nats - Underlying tension during Howard visit [3] - Greenpeace - Howard a puppet to the US (With Webcam Image) [4] - Int women’s Day - International Women's Day Auckland 8 March [5] - Police - Tight security for visiting Australian PM [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00064.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00148.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00146.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00066.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00063.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00062.htm


Peace Movement Activity Listings

- * Urgent ! * Move On's Emergency On-line Petition to the UN Security Council has collected more than 550,000 signatures, from people in 200 countries, in just over two days. This is "a strong message from the peoples of the world that the Security ... See... National - what's on where listings [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00059.htm


NZ Police Taking Kiwi Terror Threat Seriously

- Last week’s threatening letter to the NZ Herald can’t be discounted as a hoax and needs to be taken seriously, Assistant Commissioner, Jon White, said today. See... Threat letter can't be discounted as hoax [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00061.htm


Rosalea Barker: 5 Joys Of Not Being Part Of The USA

- I don't say that because I've fallen victim to Marxist proselytising, but because it is a truth that is self-evident to anyone in the US with a mailbox and a phone. See... Reasons NZ Should Not Be A US Postal Abbreviation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00054.htm


Dennis Hans: Middle East Dictator's Keep Their Bush Patronage Secret

- In the greatest achievement of his still-young presidency, George W. Bush has become the “international mistress of mystery” for a string of Arab dictators. See... George W. Bush, International Mistress of Mystery [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00051.htm


Bernard Weiner: How War Could Be Avoided at the Last Minute

- My fellow Americans. I am speaking to you tonight to thank you for the overwhelming support you have given our Administration in confronting Saddam Hussein. Because the American people, and the nations of the world, have stood together, Saddam has had to rein in his grandiose plans for regional domination and possible use of weapons of mass destruction. See... Bernard Weiner: An Address from the Oval Office [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00053.htm


Behind The Veil: Having Little To Do With Men Is OK

- Winds of change along with winds of war are being hinted in many places. However, this doesn't mean one should put one's head in the sand like the ostrich, and just let whatever happens go on around while we blindly await the aftermath. See... Behind The Veil: In Praise Of Separate But Equal [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00052.htm


Arctic Wildlife Could Be A Casualty Of War In Iraq

- In the coming weeks, the Senate will attempt to make a compelling argument for opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling. It turns out that tapping into ANWR’s resources would produce an immediate 600,000 barrels per day of oil—exactly the same amount of oil the U.S. currently purchases from Iraq under the United Nations oil for food program. See... Jason Leopold: War Means Time To Open ANWR - GOP [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00056.htm


Why Class Analysis Matters

- On September 11th 1990, U.S. President George H.W. Bush, upholding “democracy” and “peace,” declared his “New World Order” in a speech before the US Congress. He was soon rain thousands of tons of napalm, air-fuel explosives, phosphorous bombs, cluster bombs and uranium-encased shells upon Iraq, killing thousands, terrorizing that country. See... Mitchel Cohen: The Gulf War Twelve Years Later (1) [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00055.htm


UNMOVIC's Hans Blix Reports To UNSC

- Top United Nations weapons inspector Hans Blix told the Security Council today that over the past month Iraq has displayed "active" or even "proactive" cooperation, which has allowed the inspection process to make significant progress. See... Blix welcomes accelerated cooperation by Iraq [1] and Hans Blix Oral Report To UNSC 7th March 2003 [2] REACTION: - White House - Press Briefing by Ari Fleischer - March 7, 2003 [3] - Jack Straw - Straw: strain every nerve to avoid military action [4] - Colin Powell - Remarks After UN Security Council Debate [5] & Remarks to the UNSC [6] - At The UN - Summaries Of Statements To UNSC On Blix Report [7] & Several UNSC members call for more inspections [8] - UK's Revised Res. UK proposes 17 March deadline for Iraq to comply [9]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00109.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00110.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00117.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00116.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00114.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00113.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00112.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00111.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00108.htm


What's On Dubya's Mind? Not War Just Yet Anyway

- U.S. President George W. Bush has just finished his opening remarks in a prime time (8pm EST) press conference in the White House announced with some fanfare this morning and broadcast live over the Internet and most U.S. TV networks. Speaking in an extremely (some say a little too) calm tone, the President appeared to have nothing new to say on the crisis. See... Newsflash: Bush Announces Nothing [1] . Earlier... Bush Press Conference 2pm – Is It War Or Osama? [2] MORE: - Commentary - Firas Al-Atraqchi: Lies With A Purpose [3] - Link - Washington Post Asks - Was Bush Medicated? [4] - Link- NY Times - The Xanax Cowboy [5] - Verbatim - President Bush Press Conference Transcript [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00045.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00042.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00048.htm
[4] - http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A54629-2003Mar7.html
[5] - http://www.nytimes.com/2003/03/09/opinion/09DOWD.html
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00102.htm


Scoop Feature: The Diversion of Rhetoric Over Reason

- Within this crisis, there is no middle ground to be crafted. Let us not be blinded by the rhetoric of religion, the politicizing, nor by the blind nationalism that springs en masse from the aggressors in this US-Iraq crisis. A healthier position would be to question ourselves on whether the willful and calculated slaughter of human beings is spiritually ordained, politically justified, or representative of the nations we each live in. See... The Diversion of Rhetoric Over Reason [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00038.htm


Babylon Express: The Littlest Terrorist

- Timothy Hudson, a resident of Cleveland St, Brooklyn, has outraged the Bush Administration by continuing to deny the existence of nuclear weapons in his bedroom. See... Scoop Satire: Timmy The "Littlest Terrorist" [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00043.htm


Why Has This Book Been Censored?

- A Scoop reader has contacted Scoop concerning a developing mystery, namely why the latest book by spook author Anthony Cave Brown has had its publication date put back three times so far, and then now has been mysteriously cancelled. See... Spy Book Mysteriously Cancelled From Publication [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00044.htm


Daily Katya Rivas's Passion

- My little daughter, let yourself be embraced by My most ardent desire that all souls come and purify themselves in the water of penance, and that the feeling of confidence, and not fear, may penetrate them, because I am a God of Mercy and I am always ready to receive them in My Heart. See... Katya Rivas: The Passion - Jesus [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00049.htm



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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Helen Clark’s CER Speech

- As Prime Ministers we meet regularly at international gatherings. These annual consultations, however, give us a chance to focus specifically on issues which are of special relevance to our countries as close neighbours and longstanding friends. See... Prime Minister's Speech to Celebrate CER [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00139.htm


Workers Produce Record Production

- Striking workers at the Kinleith pulp and paper mill aren’t surprised by today’s announcement of record production last year. See... Striking workers proud of mill’s record production [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00067.htm


New Parole Laws Defer Hearing: Goff

- Justice Minister Phil Goff today welcomed the use of new legislative provisions which enable the Parole Board to defer hearing and parole applications from an inmate serving a life sentence. See... Goff welcomes news of killer's parole delay [1] ALSO: - ACT - Victims' Rights Paramount [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00140.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00158.htm


How DPB Became a Career: NZ First

- New Zealand First says the Social Security Amendment Act, which comes into affect today, is an invitation to young women to make a career out of being on the domestic purpose benefit. See... Government Makes DPB A Career Choice [1] ALSO: - Nats - Back to the future with Labour's policy [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00157.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00156.htm


Nats Cover Their Bets on Bill

- National has supported the passing of the Racing Bill which merges the Racing Board and the TAB. See... National supports new racing law [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00155.htm


Dunne Slags Greens for ‘Inconsistencies’

- United Future leader, Peter Dunne, today called on the Green Party's MP's to behave consistently when opposing policies they dislike. See... Dunne urges consistency on the Greens [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00154.htm


Winston Rallies Grey Power Stalwarts

- An address by Rt Hon Winston Peters to Grey Power, Whitianga 2.30pm Friday 7th March 2003. See... Political Correctness And Treaty Grievances [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00153.htm


Scrap Women’s Affairs Says Roy

- ACT Women's Affairs Spokesman Heather Roy today used the eve of "International Women's Day" to slate the Government-initiated `Action Plan for Women' and to call for the disbandment of the Ministry of Women's Affairs. See... Disband the Ministry of PC Women [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00152.htm


Roy Slags King For Slagging Baker

- ACT New Zealand Health Spokesman Heather Roy today slammed Health Minister Annette King for her criticisms of Canterbury District Health Board member Erin Baker, saying the biggest problem facing New Zealand healthcare is the lack of intellectual honesty ... See... Roy Welcomes Baker's Comments [1] ALSO: - Greens - Annette's King-sized muzzle on free speech [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00151.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00149.htm


Govt Dislikes Judicial Democracy: Franks

- ACT Justice spokesman Stephen Franks was today amazed by the Government's reaction to the Auckland District Law Society's 85 percent opposition to abolishing our right of appeal to the Privy Council. See... Debate Reveals Selective Dislike of Democracy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00150.htm


Nats Are Against Euthanasia

- Dr Scott says she is firmly opposed to the euthanasia Bill, despite having watched two close family members die of cancer, and having had many years' experience as a geriatrician in palliative care and aged care. See... Scott to lobby against legalising euthanasia [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00147.htm


Labour’s Phillip Field’s Pasifika Speech

- Kia orana, Ni sa bula vinaka, Taloha ni, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Malo e lelei, Halo Olaketa, Ia orana, Kia ora, Talofa lava, and warm Pacific greetings to you all. In particular I acknowledge Auckland City Mayor John Banks and city councillors, See... Phillip Field MP Speech: Pasifika Festival 2003 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00145.htm


Who Love Competitiveness? Cow Cockies Do!

- Entering the Waikato Sharemilker of the Year Competition has benefited Malcolm and Rosalie Piggott's farming business - and their bank balance. See... Competition Improves Sharemilkers Business [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00144.htm


Winston Reckons Auckland’s Too Crowded

- New Zealand First leader Rt Hon Winston Peters says the latest report from the Auckland Regional Growth Forum is proof that the Government’s obsession with unrestricted immigration is sabotaging the city of Auckland. See... Standing Room Only In Auckland [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00143.htm


Taranaki DHB Employment Needs Clarifying

- New Zealand First health spokesperson Pita Paraone is calling on the Government to clarify the confused employment situation at the Taranaki District Health Board. See... Government's Health Employment Confusion [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00142.htm


Defence Minister Saddened By Timor Death

- Minister of Defence Mark Burton is saddened at the news of yesterday’s drowning accident in Timor Leste, which claimed the lives of five United Nations peacekeepers from the Republic of Korea. See... Loss of five UN peacekeepers in Timor Leste [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00141.htm


Revolution Delivered This Week

- The new (somewhat delayed) issue of 'revolution' will be out at the end of this week. It is packed full of antiwar articles, analysing what the US is up to, inter-imperialist rivalry that explains the position taken by Germany and France, the effects of sanctions ... See... NEW 'revolution' [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00068.htm


Libs On Death

- "New Zealand First MP Peter Brown gets our full support for his private members 'Death with Dignity' bill. We need to go further though." Said Peter Osborne, the Libertarianz Deputy Leader. "This issue should not even be up for debate ... See... Freedom in Life - and in Death [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00060.htm

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