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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Priest Crosses US Consul Office With His Blood
Images Of U.S. Prisoners From Al Jazeera
Four Biting Anti-War Cartoons From John Chuckman
William Rivers Pitt: Burning Baghdad
Marc Ash: Paris In WWII Compared Baghdad 2003
The Peace Debate: A Cross-Generational Conversation
The Peace Debate: Discerning Dissent
Stateside: Rosalea's War Diary - Sunday
Under The Cover Of Blanket Coverage Of Iraq – Mugabe Moves Against MDC
USA Coup: Nebraska's Democrats Wake Up To Voting Machine Dangers
UQ Wire: Staged Terror Event In NYC Falls Apart?
Scoop Feedback: Swiss Police Respond To Tear Gas Report
Watching War On The Telly Critiqued
Wellingtonians March For Peace
Auckland Marches Against USA-Led War
St Molesworth Listens To Saddam's Answerphone
Katya Rivas's Passion

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Kiwibank Turns One
RSA Patrons Livered At Smoke-Ban Proposal
Waiheke Gets Marine Reserve
Cop Problems Exposed
Preb’s Letter From Wellington
Kedgley Offers Food for Thought
Marc Wags His Finger
Dunne Wakes Up To Energy Crisis
Electricity Crisis Drives Price Hikes
Whanau Hui Gathers in Otaki
Nats Slag-Off New RMA
Dunne Speaks To Rotary
NZ First Pleased Microchip Idea Lives On
Hawkes Bay Govt Services Boosted
Super Man Retires
Wong Supports Offer To Dog-Bite-Victim
Airforce Costs Fly Over Downed Planes
ACT Says Govt Kills With Kindness
Carter Speaks To Planners
Maxim Trips-Up On Drugs
Young Labour On The Yank War
Govt Dept’s Should Flick The Switch
The ChCh Paint Pot Protest
Maxim On Ed


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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Priests Squirt Their Blood In US Consul Offices

- Anti-War Action: Today in Auckland two Christians, a Dominican priest and a member of the Catholic Worker movement, made a cross with their own blood on the floor of the U.S. Consul’s office, after reading to him the following statement. See... Priest Crosses US Consul Office With His Blood

[1] - Priest Crosses US Consul Office With His Blood

Images Of U.S. Prisoners From Al Jazeera

- An unknown group of U.S. soldiers have been captured by Iraqi forces. The U.S. mainstream media has not shown footage of the event, even though they have shown footage of Iraqi POWs. See... Scoop Images: U.S. POWs Shown On Al Jazeera TV [1] and for DoD advice not to publish these pictures see... Advisory On Coverage of POWs and Deceased [2] MORE ON US POWs: - DoD - Twelve Americans Missing Following Ambush [3] , U.S. Soldiers 'Unaccounted For' in Iraq - Rumsfeld [4] and Battle Intensifies Around Nasiriyah [5] - George Bush - Bush Expects Iraq to Treat POWs Humanely [6] - Amnesty - Iraq: Treatment of prisoners of war [7] - Recovered History - DoD Images: Al Qaeda Prisoners At Camp X-Ray


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Four Biting Anti-War Cartoons From John Chuckman

- Four web-only cartoons from Canadian commentator and cartoonist John Chuckman … See... Chuckman Cartoons: The Ugly Side Of War [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00210.htm


William Rivers Pitt: Burning Baghdad

- The city of Baghdad, founded in 762 A.D. under the name Madinat as-Salam – 'City of Peace' – is this day a lake of fire. The opening stage of the Bush administration's "Shock and Awe" attack plan began as night fell on Iraq, and lived terribly up to its terrible name. See... UQ Wire: Now, I Am the Terrorist [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00204.htm


Marc Ash: Paris In WWII Compared Baghdad 2003

- If you thought that a classic German blitzkrieg was a history lesson, stay tuned. What is happening in Baghdad right now will make the invasion of Poland look reasonable by comparison. See... Marc Ash: Is Baghdad Burning? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00209.htm


The Peace Debate: A Cross-Generational Conversation

- Dear Mark: First, I want to say how proud I am of your -- and much of your generation's -- commitment to the values we both hold dear: fair play, civility, social justice, peaceful resolution of conflict. It's not easy being a young adult in this current crazy world, and I admire the way you're going about learning how to cope with its vagaries, hypocrisies and criminalities. See... A Vietnam-era Dad Talks to His Protesting Son [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00208.htm


The Peace Debate: Discerning Dissent

- There's a huge misconception being proliferated in the media about war protestors. See... Norma Sherry: The Real American Peace Movement [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00207.htm


Stateside: Rosalea's War Diary - Sunday

- Communications satellites have taken the moving image full circle back to being a silent film. On Saturday, as I had lunch in San Francisco, the Turkish channel NTV was playing on a big monitor up in the corner of the restaurant. See... "Musul Bombalanyor" and "The City That Knows How" [1] EARLIER ROSALEA: - Saturday - Bring Home The Troops - Send In The Protestors [2] - Friday - Stateside with Rosalea: The morning after [3] - Thursday - Stateside with Rosalea: VE Day [4] - Earlier: - Wednesday March 19 [5] - Tuesday March 18 [6] - Monday March 17 [7]


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Under The Cover Of Blanket Coverage Of Iraq – Mugabe Moves Against MDC

- Amnesty International is deeply concerned by the increasing scale of arbitrary detentions and for the safety of several hundred people including officials and supporters of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) taken into custody in Zimbabw. See... Zimbabwe: New And Dangerous Phase Of Repression [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00338.htm


USA Coup: Nebraska's Democrats Wake Up To Voting Machine Dangers

- This an urgent message to alert you to a major crisis facing our Democratic system. Vigilance has always been required to protect our voting rights and the ballot box from corruption. See... Nebraska DNC Call For Audits of Voting Machines [1] ...and SCOOP: AMERICAN COUP FULL COVERAGE [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00325.htm
[2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=usacoup


UQ Wire: Staged Terror Event In NYC Falls Apart?

White powder and gas mask are found in luggage, but Israeli woman not detained and allowed to board plane to Texas? - The Texas FBI won't return calls asking if the woman has actually been interviewed?- The powder tests positive for anthrax, then is declared to be harmless? See... UQ Wire: A Very Odd Incident At LaGuardia Airport [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00211.htm


Scoop Feedback: Swiss Police Respond To Tear Gas Report

- Hi! The police of Geneva is looking for the dead person it is supposed to have killed, according to your web site. Can you help us? See... Scoop Feedback: Looking For A Dead Person [1] . See also... Scoop Photo-Essay: Swiss Police Attack School-Kids [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00203.htm
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Watching War On The Telly Critiqued

- And now the news models at CNN lift up the shell and - whadayaknow? - it's not Adolph Hitler under there at all but just some dispirited, ill-trained and ill- motivated Iraqis in soldiers' uniforms looking to surrender. See... Undernews: Following The War [1] MORE:- UQ Wire: Mr. Bush's War [2] - Dennis Hans: Wednesday Night Warfare [3]


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Wellingtonians March For Peace

- Four or five thousand Wellingtonians took to the streets on a beautiful day today to protest against the war currently underway in Iraq. See... Scoop Images: Wellington Marches Against War - M22 [1] and Scoop Panorama: March 22nd [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00194.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00193.htm


Auckland Marches Against USA-Led War

- Photo-Essay: [Part 1] Approximately 10,000 people of all ages and races took part in a protest march against the USA-UK-Australia-Spain’s decision to begin killing Iraqi people in this latest US-Led War against Iraq. See... 10,000 People in Auckland March In Disgust of USA [Part 1] [1] and [Part 2] [2] MORE: Placards: 10,000 People in Auck March Against War [3] - Photo-Essay: Children Say USA Stop Killing Kids [4] - Cops Gather Intelligence at Anti-War Protest [5] . Peace Protest At Parlt.


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St Molesworth Listens To Saddam's Answerphone

- 1. "Hi, I've always been a big admirer. Kia kaha. It's Keith Locke here." 2. "Mike Hosking here. Your hair always looks great - what product do you use?" See... Top 10 Messages On Saddam Hussein's Answer Phone [1]


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This In Baghdad Brings... [2] This In Wellington....

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Katya Rivas's Passion

- Let us go on with this painful story, which you will manage to take to as many people as you can. I will enlighten you in the way in which it should be done. See... Katya Rivas: Jesus Is Taken to Prison [1] 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 [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00205.htm
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Kiwibank Turns One

- I am delighted to be here to celebrate a successful first birthday for Kiwibank in Featherston. This town shows why Kiwibank is needed. See... Kiwibank Featherston, first anniversary - Anderton [1] ALSO: Kiwibank Turns One [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00420.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00419.htm


RSA Patrons Livered At Smoke-Ban Proposal

- It's hardly surprising that many older New Zealanders are outraged at heavy-handed proposals to ban smoking in RSA's, the bastion of social life for many war vets, says National MP Richard Worth. See... Smoking ban plan goes too far [1] ALSO: - Libs - Whose business is it anyway? [2]


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Waiheke Gets Marine Reserve

- Te Matuku Bay off Waiheke Island is to become New Zealand's newest marine reserve, Conservation Minister Chris Carter announced today. See... New marine reserve off Waiheke Island [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00436.htm


Cop Problems Exposed

- ACT New Zealand Police Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today welcomed the frank and free discussion, that occurred over the weekend, which has exposed the very real problems currently plaguing New Zealand Police. See... Time To Be Honest, George [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00432.htm


Preb’s Letter From Wellington

- On Thursday in parliament Richard Prebble asked Dr Cullen, “When is the PM going to make her statement to parliament?” The answer: “Helen has got to wait to see Bush’s statement on TV to confirm whether the war has started”. On Tuesday Clark boasted ... See... Prebble’s Letter From Wellington: ISOLATED [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00431.htm


Kedgley Offers Food for Thought

- The Government in the next few weeks will decide whether or not to introduce mandatory country of origin labelling in New Zealand. We want to generate a campaign to let the Government know consumers are interested in knowing where their food comes from ... See... Food For Thought: Food for Thought [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00430.htm


Marc Wags His Finger

- Some men would rather be wrong than quiet. This is certainly true of some CEOs. The same could not be said for my wife who alerted me to one of the most stupid, inane pieces of wisdom ever admitted by a man. And if I don't write about it, she will ... See... Marc My Words [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00434.htm


Dunne Wakes Up To Energy Crisis

- The National Party's welcoming the support of United Future Leader Peter Dunne as it pushes for action on the looming energy crisis. See... Welcome aboard Peter - better late than never [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00433.htm


Electricity Crisis Drives Price Hikes

- The National Party says the Government's failure to address both a long and short-term electricity crisis is now hitting householders in the hip pocket. See... Electricity prices climb as crisis delivers shock [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00424.htm


Whanau Hui Gathers in Otaki

- Over two hundred Maori community workers, tribal leaders and academics are gathering at Te Wananga o Raukawa in Otaki today and tomorrow [Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 March 2003] to discuss whanau development and how it can be addressed. See... Whanau Development National Hui in Otaki [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00423.htm


Nats Slag-Off New RMA

- Proposed Government amendments to the Resource Management Act leave the door open for Maori to virtually veto land use throughout the country, says Coromandel MP Sandra Goudie. See... National slams new RMA law [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00429.htm


Dunne Speaks To Rotary

- Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to talk to you today about my party's view of New Zealand, and about a serious and growing threat to our country. No, I'm not referring to current events in the Middle East - though everyone knows that's serious enough ... See... Peter Dunne Speech: Rotary Club of Hamilton [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00428.htm


NZ First Pleased Microchip Idea Lives On

- New Zealand First is pleased that its suggestion of microchip identification for dogs as announced on 12 February 2003 is being supported by local councils and the Internal Affairs Minister. See... Nz First Pleased Dog Ideas Considered [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00427.htm


Hawkes Bay Govt Services Boosted

- Essential government services will be returned to Central Hawke's Bay with the expected opening next month of the latest Heartland Service Centre in Waipukurau, Associate Minister of Social Services and Employment Rick Barker said. See... Government services in Central Hawke's Bay boosted [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00426.htm


Super Man Retires

- Finance Minister Michael Cullen today announced that David Wale CBE would retire as chair of the National Provident Fund Board of Trustees on 31 March, this year. See... Long-serving super fund chair to retire [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00425.htm


Wong Supports Offer To Dog-Bite-Victim

- National MP Pansy Wong is welcoming a financial offer from Asian businessmen in Auckland towards the family of dog-attack victim Carolina Anderson. See... Asian community support for Carolina Anderson [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00422.htm


Airforce Costs Fly Over Downed Planes

- The cost of storing and maintaining New Zealand's dismantled air combat wing has risen to $350,000 a month, according to figures obtained by National's Defence spokesperson Simon Power. See... Govt Spending Fortune On Planes That Don't Fly [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00421.htm


ACT Says Govt Kills With Kindness

- The Labour Government has recently been accused of killing Maori with kindness. This week that claim took on a new perspective, with the Government - supported by the United Party - passing into law a Bill that lowers tax rates for Maori. See... Muriel Newman: Buying Maori With Workers' Money [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00418.htm


Carter Speaks To Planners

- It is a pleasure to be here today because as the new Local Government Minister, I am well aware of the role of planners, resource managers and environmental practitioners have in the day to day functioning of our communities, and the future evolution of ... See... Chris Carter: Speech to NZ Planners Association [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00435.htm


Maxim Trips-Up On Drugs

- NZ’s conservative think-tank, the Maxim Institute, needs to rethink its advocacy against cannabis law reform, “or invite less politically incorrect guest speakers”, say the Mild Greens. See... Maxim principles fail 'War on Drugs' acid test [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00200.htm


Young Labour On The Yank War

- Contents: Editorial - After the War PM's Statement to the House NZ give Humanitarian Aid Opposition Supports Illegal War Minimum Wage Increases Welcomed See... Future Lefts – After the War Vol 4 No. 1 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00198.htm


Govt Dept’s Should Flick The Switch

- ”The wholesale electricity crisis is of such importance to the economy that we believe the Government should immediately require Departments to start conserving electricity,” said Terrence Currie of the Major Electricity Users’ Group (MEUG). See... Depts should immediately conserve electricity [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00197.htm


The ChCh Paint Pot Protest

- Sunday, antiwar activist Daniel Rae will attempt to enter the US Air Force Base at Harewood, Christchurch and pour red paint on the runway to symbolise the innocent blood of the thousands of Iraqi people that will die as a result of the US led war ... See... Anti-War Direct Action At Harewood, Christchurch. [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00196.htm


Maxim On Ed

- Most New Zealand parents are not free to choose the type of education they want for their children, says Maxim Institute education analyst Paul Henderson. See... Increasing State Control Over Education [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00195.htm

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