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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Weekend Peace Protests – All You Need To Know
Scoop Broke The News – Swiss Police Shoot Anti-War Kids
Firas Al-Atraqchi: Here Comes The Islamic Backlash
Stateside: Rosalea's War Diary
Eco-Economy: A War To Enforce The Almighty US Dollar
Japanese Admit What The Americans Will Not – The Markets Are Rigged
Dennis Hans And William Pitt: War On The Telly
Analysis On The Reasons For This War
Scoop Poem: An Antidote To Feelings Of Powerlessness
U.S. Community Columnist Lost His Column For This!
US Senator Robert Byrd On The Arrogance of Power
George Secures The Spoils Of War
With War Underway The Hawks Talk
Indonesia Condemns The Invasion
Peace Pope Prays For Iraqi People
Meanwhile On The Western Front…. Israel Invades Nablus
Katya Rivas's Passion
Katya Rivas Special: Readings For Peace

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Radio New Zealand Deserves To Fail - Coddington
Asian Discrimination Sad But Predictable - NZ First
Supreme Court Submissions Call A Poor Substitute For A Referendum
One PAM Inquiry Welcomed – Another Squashed
Whither The Power Crisis
Scoop Was In The House
Labour's Political Newsletter Is Out
Grandparents Deserve Allowances For Raising Kids
Marc His Words
Money For Vanishing Fossils
Celebrations Of Racial Discrimination Convention Insincere
Philippines Opportunity Beg To Be Tackled
Teacher Touching Kids Review Welcomed
Matt Robson Deplores Iraq Invasion
National Backs Wellington Transport Forum
Young Labour Outraged At National And ACT

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Peace Protestors Shot At And Tear Gassed In Geneva

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00180.htm
Auckland U.S. Consulate Emergency Peace Protest
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Greenpeace Pics Of Auckland Protest

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Weekend Peace Protests – All You Need To Know

- Green MPs - Green MPs at weekend peace rallies [1] - Auckland - Anti-War Campaign Steps Up [2] - Wellington - "Stop the War" March Saturday 11am Civic Sq. [3] - Peace Movement Aotearoa - War begins: emergency response details [4] - Motivation... - Scoop Link: Anti-war Flash [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00406.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00149.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00189.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00176.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00171.htm


Scoop Broke The News – Swiss Police Shoot Anti-War Kids

– Here is photo-coverage of hundreds of Swiss school children being fired upon by riot police outside the US Mission in Geneva. The attack, witnessed by workers from the nearby World Health Organization, was unprovoked. See... Scoop Photo-Essay: Swiss Police Attack School-Kids [1] and the Scoop report… Swiss Police Attack Anti-War Protesting Children [2] . See also... Photo-Essay: March 20 Protests in Auckland [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00185.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00174.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00180.htm


Firas Al-Atraqchi: Here Comes The Islamic Backlash

- Feelings of anger and outrage in the Arab world are becoming more vocal as the first day of military action winds down. See... Firas Al-Atraqchi: Disillusion, Anger on Arab St. [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00184.htm


Stateside: Rosalea's War Diary

- gmng, gmng, gmng, as Aunt Daisy might say if she were texting. For those who aren't Kiwiettas in the HRT time of life, Aunt Daisy was a Wellington radio personality whose daily show always began with a cheery "Good morning, good morning, good morning!" See... Stateside with Rosalea: The morning after [1] EARLIER ROSALEA: - Thursday - Stateside with Rosalea: VE Day [2] - Wednesday - Stateside with Rosalea: Eureka! [3] - Tuesday - Stateside with Rosalea: Faith and gomorrah [4] - Monday - Stateside with Rosalea: Fries with that? [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00176.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00163.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00154.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00123.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00104.htm


Eco-Economy: A War To Enforce The Almighty US Dollar

- Why is George Bush so hell bent on war with Iraq? Why does his administration reject every positive Iraqi move? It all makes sense when you consider the economic implications for the USA of not going to war with Iraq. The war in Iraq is actually the US and Europe going head to head on economic leadership of the world. See... Eco-Economy: Economic Perspective On The War [1] MORE ON THE ECONOMICS OF WAR: - The Truth About War And U.S. Oil Stocks [2] - SRA Commentary: Dictate, Dependence and Deficits [3] - Neville Bennett: Last Days [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00182.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00160.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00143.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00141.htm


Japanese Admit What The Americans Will Not – The Markets Are Rigged

- Not content with moves to restrict short selling, to allow companies to break rules applying to share buybacks, to sell their currency, and to mobilize state pension monies massively to move the Nikkei off yet another 20-odd year low, the Japanese let slip that they'd cut a deal with the U.S. authorities to provide a little mutual assistance in their attempt at subverting markets. See... He Really Shouldn't Have Said That, Should He? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00181.htm


Dennis Hans And William Pitt: War On The Telly

-The television in the other room is filled with purposeful, strident music. All sorts of well-coifed 'journalists' on CNN and MSNBC are parading across the screen in stylishly-cut desert gear from Banana Republic. Graphics sail by periodically, describing whatever sort of bomb is striking a faraway city of five million innocent civilians. See... UQ Wire: Mr. Bush's War [1] and Dennis Hans: Wednesday Night Warfare [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00178.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00177.htm


Analysis On The Reasons For This War

- On March 20, the United States began its military campaign against Iraq. The self-stated goal of this action is to remove the current Iraqi government and replace it with a U.S.-friendly regime. Washington has also expressed its desire to occupy Iraq until the Middle Eastern state is stable enough for self-government. See... PINR: U.S. Government Objectives In Iraq [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00179.htm


Scoop Poem: An Antidote To Feelings Of Powerlessness

- This is a perfect moment. It's a perfect moment for many reasons, but especially because you and I are waking up from our sleepwalking thumbsucking dumbclucking collusion with the masters of illusion and destruction. See... Painful Blessings - This Is A Perfect Moment [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00183.htm


U.S. Community Columnist Lost His Column For This!

I would say that people who hold up the First Amendment as an example of America’s greatness but then disparage those who exercise that right to peaceably assemble are the real, useful idiots. See... Guest Opinion: Who Are The Real, Useful Idiots? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00187.htm


US Senator Robert Byrd On The Arrogance of Power

- " I believe in this beautiful country. I have studied its roots and gloried in the wisdom of its magnificent Constitution. I have marveled at the wisdom of its founders and framers. Generation after generation of Americans has understood the lofty ideals that underlie our great Republic. I have been inspired by the story of their sacrifice and their strength. But Senator Robert Byrd: Today, I Weep for my Country" [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00305.htm


George Secures The Spoils Of War

- I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, hereby determine...that it is in the interest of the United States to confiscate certain property of the Government of Iraq and its agencies, instrumentalities, or controlled entities, and ... See... Confiscating and Vesting Certain Iraqi Property [1] and U.S. Confiscates Iraqi Bank Balances [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00309.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00311.htm


With War Underway The Hawks Talk

- White House - President Meets with Cabinet - Remarks And Image [1] and Press Briefing by Ari Fleischer - March 20, 2003 [2] - UK Govt. - Iraq: the Military Campaign Objectives [3] and UK Prime Minister's Address to the Nation [4] - DoD - Photo-Essay: USA Attacks Iraq [5] and DoD News Briefing March 20 - Rumsfeld & Gen. Myers [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00315.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00314.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00308.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00306.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00295.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00299.htm


Indonesia Condemns The Invasion

- The Government and the people of Indonesia strongly deplores the unilateral action taken by the Government of the United States of America and its allies that have decided to go to war against Iraq. See... Indonesia Strongly Deplores Unilateral Action [1] MORE INTERNATIONAL REACTION: - Russia - Putin on Iraq at a Kremlin Meeting [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00313.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00307.htm


Peace Pope Prays For Iraqi People

- After learning of the outbreak of war, John Paul II offered his Mass this morning for the Iraqi people, ZENIT learned from Vatican sources. See... Pained by War, John Paul II Prays for Iraqi People [1] and Pope Requests Prayers for "Precious Gift" of Peace [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00317.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00302.htm


Meanwhile On The Western Front…. Israel Invades Nablus

- Before dawn this morning the Israeli Army of Occupation invaded the Old City with tanks and motorised infantry for the fifth time in the past month. See... ISM Update of 20 March 2003: Nablus [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00316.htm


Katya Rivas's Passion

- While My Heart offers to suffer all these ordeals, Peter, whom I had named “Leader and Head of the Church” and who hours before had promised to follow Me unto My death, denies Me in response to a simple question that is asked of him and which could have served him in giving testimony of Me. See... Katya Rivas: Peter Denies Jesus [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00175.htm


Katya Rivas Special: Readings For Peace

- Today Scoop received the following letter from the Bolivian stigmatist and visionary Katya Rivas, it contains requests from Jesus for prayers and meditations as well as suggested texts for consideration. See... Katya Rivas: Readings From Jesus As War Begins [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00186.htm


http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=iraqwar
Baghdad Attacked. Image courtesy of German Federal Government.
IRAQ WAR SPECIAL FEATURE

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Radio New Zealand Deserves To Fail - Coddington

- ACT New Zealand Broadcasting Spokesman Deborah Coddington today criticised State-owned Radio New Zealand for calling on taxpayers to spend $26 million on a failing and ailing broadcaster. See... Tune Out, Turn Off And Stop Spending [1] . See also National... Disastrous radio ratings demand accountability [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00393.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00374.htm


Asian Discrimination Sad But Predictable - NZ First

- New Zealand First has described the results of a Human Rights Commission survey that identified Asians as the group most discriminated against as “sad but predictable”. See... Asian Survey Result Sad But Predictable [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00392.htm


Supreme Court Submissions Call A Poor Substitute For A Referendum

- The Justice and Electoral Select Committee's request for submissions, on whether the Privy Council should go as our final appeal, is a poor substitute for a referendum - but it's much better than nothing, ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks said today. See... Another Life For Privy Council? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00389.htm


One PAM Inquiry Welcomed – Another Squashed

- The Green Party today welcomes a Health Ministry announcement that it will conduct an independent inquiry into the health effects of the painted apple moth spray programme. See... Greens will check up on moth spray check-up [1] Moth pest inquiry squashed by Government [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00388.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00386.htm


Whither The Power Crisis

- A dry year for New Zealand's hydroelectric system is a distinct possibility for 2003 and the situation will become clearer in the next several weeks, says Energy Minister Pete Hodgson. See... Electricity supply and price situation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00387.htm


Scoop Was In The House

– For Yesterday’s questions for oral answer and ansers see... Questions Of The Day Transcript - 20 March 2003 [1] - Earlier Transcripts - Tuesday's Q&A [2] - Wednesday's Q&A [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00409.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00330.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00356.htm


Labour's Political Newsletter Is Out

- New Zealanders should avoid all travel to the Middle East now that conflict has broken out in Iraq, says Foreign Minister Phil Goff. See... Beehive Bulletin - Friday 21 March 2003 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00410.htm


Grandparents Deserve Allowances For Raising Kids

- The Government should give grandparents raising their grandchildren the same allowances that foster parents get, United Future family affairs spokeswoman Judy Turner said today. See... Turner fights for grandparents raising children [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00407.htm


Marc His Words

- Rita Croskery has endured what no mother should ever have to.the murder of her son at the hands of savages who have no right to expect any sympathy. See... Marc My Words Victims Must Not Be Treated This Way [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00405.htm


Money For Vanishing Fossils

- Otago MP David Parker has today presented a cheque on behalf of Tourism Minister Mark Burton to help fund the development of a fossil display at the Vanished World Fossil Centre in Waitaki. See... $30,000 grant to Vanished World Fossil Centre [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00404.htm


Celebrations Of Racial Discrimination Convention Insincere

- Today's celebrations of the international Covenant for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination are deeply insincere - New Zealand has not observed it for years, ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks said today. See... Anti-Discrimination Day Disgrace [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00401.htm


Philippines Opportunity Beg To Be Tackled

- There were opportunities for New Zealand companies in the Philippines begging to be tackled, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today, after discussions with key Philippines agricultural trade officials and business people. See... Philippines offers NZ exporters opportunities [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00399.htm


Teacher Touching Kids Review Welcomed

- United Future education spokesman Bernie Ogilvy has welcomed news of a review of the primary teaching policy of avoiding any physical contact with children. See... Ogilvy applauds rethink on physical contact policy [1] and Code of ethics for teachers important [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00398.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00397.htm


Matt Robson Deplores Iraq Invasion

- The Progressive Party deplores the launching of the military juggernaut now descending upon the people of Iraq. See... Robson on Military Invasion of Iraq [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00396.htm


National Backs Wellington Transport Forum

- The National Party is giving its strong support to a resolution from the Wellington Regional Transport Forum which challenges current Government thinking. See... National backs Wellington call on transport [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00394.htm


Young Labour Outraged At National And ACT

- "National and ACT should be ashamed of themselves for voting for the war that has now begun," said Jordan Carter, Young Labour President, in response to yesterday's Parliamentary debate on the rapidly-worsening Iraq crisis. See... Opposition, and Warmongers, Condemned [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00184.htm

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