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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Tube Talk: Hollywood's Biggest Night
Stateside: Rosalea's War Diary - Monday
War Is Not Like A Basketball Mis-match
The War Pictures You Are Not Supposed To See
Priest Paints Cross Of His Blood On US Consulate Floor
Scoop Satire: Blair Reappointed Cheerleader
Images To Take You Away From The War
The Homefront: America's Heartland Splits Over The War
David Miller: It's Time To Think About The Aftermath
Barb Sumner Delivers Both Barrels To A War Supporter
Aziz Choudry : A New Motto For The Globocops
All News Is Lies
The Illegality Of The Iraq War & A Way Out
New Outbreak Of Gulf War Syndrome Feared
Tony Blair Sells His War To The UK Parliament
Under The Cover Of Blanket Coverage Of Iraq – Mugabe Moves Against MDC
Katya Rivas's Passion
Katya Rivas Special: Readings For Peace

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Nats: Ideology Allows More Suffering In Iraq
Brownlee Sniffs At Govt Power Promise
BIA CEO Resigns
NZ Sees One TB Case A Day
Questions of the Day
Big Spenders Shed Their Loot
War Vets Pensions Must Be Increased
MAF Options Open on Gum Leaf Skeletoniser
At-Risk-Home Survey Needed
What? No Submissions on RMA Bill?
O’Connor Goes To Hui
King Speaks To Food Safety Conference
CHP Ventures Further Right on Employment
Subbies Consider Act’s Consequences

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Tube Talk: Hollywood's Biggest Night

- It’s Hollywood’s annual night of trash – a gratuitious love-in where ageing movie stars and the hottest young surgically enhanced starlets converge to worship their own inflated egos. See... Tube Talk: Make (Oscar) Love, Not War [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00226.htm


Stateside: Rosalea's War Diary - Monday

- Well, *that* creature won't ever work in this town again. No, I don't mean Clammy G, but the lady in the beautiful gown at the Oscars who was shown mouthing "And so they should!" at Steve Martin's wisecrack that a bunch of teamsters were bundling Michael Moore into the trunk of his limo after the acceptance speech he made. See... Stateside: You Go, Gollum! [1] EARLIER ROSALEA: - Sunday - "Musul Bombalanyor" and "The City That Knows How" [2] - Saturday - Bring Home The Troops - Send In The Protestors [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00220.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00206.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00201.htm


War Is Not Like A Basketball Mis-match

-I hope the stock market gets hammered. I hope the Iraqis set fire to as many oil fields as possible. I hope oil prices in the United States surge and shortages persist. I hope the antiwar protestors become disobedient. I hope the economy never recovers. I hope Iraq doesn’t have weapons of mass destruction. I hope our troops make it home alive. See... Jason Leopold: The Reality of War Sinks In [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00227.htm


The War Pictures You Are Not Supposed To See

- Somebody doesn't like hearing the truth. Okay, for a second, lets scratch that and choose a slightly less politically charged term. Someone doesn't like to be disputed with alternative views, counterclaims, research and fact. Someone wants you, the reading public, to only gather one-sided, monotone, Orwellian dispatch. News the way they "fashion" it. See Scoop Columnist Firas Al-Atraqchi's report…. War Pictures Cause Yellowtimes.Org To Be Shut Down, Again and the images causing all the trouble.. Scoop Images: U.S. POWs Shown On Al Jazeera TV [1] Link: Truthout.org's Version Of Images (Very Graphic) FULL COVERAGE: - Scoop Link - Grisly Images Stoke Media Debate - Amnesty Intl. - Iraq: Treatment of POWs [2] - ADF Advisory - Identifying prisoners of war [3] - DoD Advisory - On Coverage of POWs and Deceased [4] - Recovered History - Al Qaeda Prisoners At Camp X-Ray


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00212.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00358.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00357.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00341.htm


Priest Paints Cross Of His Blood On US Consulate Floor

- 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] . See also plans for similar actions in the U.S. Capital… Civil Disobedience Action by Religious Leaders [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00216.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00355.htm


Scoop Satire: Blair Reappointed Cheerleader

- British Prime Minister Tory Blair has been re-elected as head cheerleader for the US Government State Department for the 3rd year running….&… Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon today delivered a personal message of reassurance to Palestinians about his governments desire for a meaningful peace in the conflict ridden region. See... Scoop Satire: International News Briefs [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00223.htm


Images To Take You Away From The War

- More images from Norman McKay of the environs of Lake Ohau, the most beautiful mountain village in the world, location of several Lord of The Rings location shoots, and venue for the most remarkable sunsets ever seen. See... Scoop Images: Heavenly Skies Over Ohau [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00222.htm


The Homefront: America's Heartland Splits Over The War

- We have become, with a sudden jolt, a divided nation in this time of war. Demands that Americans leave aside protests, accusations and anger in order to support our military work in Iraq have gone unheeded by great segments of the population. See... UQ Wire: The Lords of Vengeance [1] MORE ON THE U.S. HOMEFRONT: - Bernard Weiner - A Vietnam-era Dad Talks to His Protesting Son [2] - Norma Sherry - The Real American Peace Movement [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00221.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00208.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00207.htm


David Miller: It's Time To Think About The Aftermath

- It is interesting to see that even after the onset of hostilities in Iraq, many people are still protesting about the war, even in Christchurch. See... David Miller : What happens After the War? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00219.htm


Barb Sumner Delivers Both Barrels To A War Supporter

- Point of View: After taking time out to finish her first novel, Bathing Naked, Barbara Sumner Burstyn couldn’t resist returning to print to reply to this letter from an LA based American acquaintance. See... POV: Friends and Acquaintances and Borders Defined [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00214.htm


Aziz Choudry : A New Motto For The Globocops

- “Forever New Frontiers”. Was this the motto of Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, James Cook, the conquistadores as they sought new territories to conquer, resources to plunder and control and peoples to exterminate or enslave for the empires which they served? See... WTO, War and Globalisation: Forever New Frontiers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00213.htm


All News Is Lies

- Even by the standards of dishonesty which one has come to expect from London and Washington, the eight-month long Anglo-American political campaign against Iraq has been brazen. See... All News Is Lies With SRA's John Laughland [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00225.htm


The Illegality Of The Iraq War & A Way Out

- A U.S. War on Iraq Violates U.N. Charter - 'Uniting for peace' resolution may be last option to stop conflict - Interview with Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights conducted by Scott Harris See... BTL: A U.S. War on Iraq Violates U.N. Charter [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00224.htm


New Outbreak Of Gulf War Syndrome Feared

- Concerns for the health of UK troops in Iraq was expressed by Green the Party today, at fears that another outbreak of "Gulf War Syndrome" may be imminent. See... DU threat to UK troops very real - top scientist [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00369.htm


Tony Blair Sells His War To The UK Parliament

- Prime Minister Tony Blair has said that the campaign in Iraq will be carried out to minimise the suffering of its people and to safeguard the wealth of the country for their future prosperity. See... Blair: A war not of conquest but of liberation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00359.htm


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

- The United States strongly condemns the unprecedented violence carried out by the Zimbabwe government against domestic opponents. See... Zimbabwe: Massive Crackdown on Opposition [1] and Zimbabwe: New And Dangerous Phase Of Repression [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00370.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00338.htm


Katya Rivas's Passion

- Pilate ordered that they take Me to the presence of Herod… He was a poor corrupt man who only searched for pleasure, allowing him to be driven to disorderly passions. See... Katya Rivas: Jesus Is Taken before Herod [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00218.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


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Nats: Ideology Allows More Suffering In Iraq

- The Government's hardening opposition to the war in Iraq will have one deadly consequence, more suffering for Saddam Hussein's oppressed people, according to National Party Leader Bill English. See... Government ideology blocks real help for Iraq [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00455.htm


Brownlee Sniffs At Govt Power Promise

- A Government promise of 'significant change' in the electricity market is already threatening our future generation potential, according to the National Party Energy spokesman Gerry Brownlee. See... Knee-jerk reaction already costing power consumers [1] ALSO: - Govt - Dunne: Brownlee hot air answer to NZ energy needs? [2] - ACT’s Franks - Saved Power, Wasted Opportunities [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00448.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00443.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00441.htm


BIA CEO Resigns

- Building Industry Authority chief executive Bill Porteous's resignation was typically late, but still appropriate, United Future MP Murray Smith said today. See... Smith: Porteous resignation late, but appropriate [1] ALSO: - BIA - Clarification of Employment Conditions [2] - Nats - A Doone deal for BIA boss Bill Porteous [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00454.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00210.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00447.htm


NZ Sees One TB Case A Day

- New Zealanders are being urged today not to forget that this country sees an average of 400 cases of Tuberculosis each year, as the world marks 10 years since TB was declared a global emergency, said Ministry of Health spokesperson Dr Doug Lush. See... Every Day One New Zealander Gets TB [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00206.htm


Questions of the Day

- 1. GORDON COPELAND to the Minister of Energy: Does he stand by his statement made last April that Max Bradford’s 1998 electricity reforms were “irreversible or mostly irreversible”, and does he believe the market model is the best way forward for the ... See... Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 25 March 2003 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00446.htm


Big Spenders Shed Their Loot

- Minister of Tourism Mark Burton is delighted by the results of the latest International Visitor Survey. The survey, released today by the Ministry of Tourism, shows that international visitors spent a record $6.14 billion for the year to December 2002 See... Record international visitor spend in 2002 [1] ALSO: - Govt - Research project great news for tourism sector [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00445.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00442.htm


War Vets Pensions Must Be Increased

- New Zealand First has called on the Government to increase war veterans’ pensions by an extra 10 percent to recognise their service to the country. The Government announced last week an increase of 2.72 percent in the rates of benefits, allowances ... See... Increase War Vets Pensions Says NZ First [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00453.htm


MAF Options Open on Gum Leaf Skeletoniser

- The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) is taking the advice of the consultative group it convened in Auckland just over two weeks ago and will “keep its options open” before deciding whether the gum leaf skeletoniser (Uraba lugens) can be eradicated ... See... Australian gum leaf skeletoniser response [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00208.htm


At-Risk-Home Survey Needed

- Green MP and Health spokesperson Sue Kedgley is calling on the Government to urgently begin a survey of at-risk homes to determine the extent of the toxic mould stachybotrys in New Zealand houses. See... Stop sweeping toxic mould under the 'carpet' [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00452.htm


What? No Submissions on RMA Bill?

- New Zealand First local government spokesperson Jim Peters is extremely disappointed that the Minister for the Environment, Marion Hobbs, does not want public submissions on her Resource Management Amendment Bill. See... Submissions To The RMA Bill [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00450.htm


O’Connor Goes To Hui

- E nga iwi, e nga mana, e nga karangatanga maha o te motu Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa. See... Damien O’Connor: Maori smoking cessation hui [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00449.htm


King Speaks To Food Safety Conference

- I am delighted to be speaking at the first New Zealand Food Safety Authority Conference, and there could be no better theme for the conference than building and maintaining confidence in New Zealand food. See... Annette King Address Food Safety Conference [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00444.htm


CHP Ventures Further Right on Employment

- The Employment Minister states in a March 19th press release that he wants “ideas about how we can regain control of our working lives”. “To resurrect the Employment Contracts Act so individuals have more independence in choosing their working conditions ... See... More Freedom for Innovation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00209.htm


Subbies Consider Act’s Consequences

- The Construction Contracts Act was passed in late 2002, and becomes law on 1 April. See... New Construction Contracts Act becomes law April 1 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00207.htm


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