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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
The History Of American Imperialism
Peter Arnett Finds A New Home At The Daily Mirror
This Is Not An April Fool's Joke – Just Weirder Than Jacko
Jason Leopold: Rumsfeld's Big Mistake
Between The Lines: The Public Duty To Oppose
Brent Flynn: The Propaganda War Taking Place In Your Inbox
William Rivers Pitt: Mistakes Piled On Mistakes
David Miller: The Plan That May Have Come Unstuck
Stateside: Rosalea's War Diary - Monday
Peter Jackson To Make Another Blockbuster In Wellywood
Photo-Essay: What the US Govt Does Not Want You To See
Katya Rivas's Passion

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Govt Displays Initial GATS Offer
ACT Spots Helen Clark’s Arab News Splash
International Day Of Action Saturday, APRIL 12
More Dosh For West Coasters
United Future Picks Over Supreme Court Move
Rod Donald Slags Off Govt For Gerrymandering
Sutton Speaks To Unions On Trade
An Issue That Wont Dissolve

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Is Shock And Awe Shuck And Jive?

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

– For Today’s questions for oral answer see... See... Questions For Oral Answer- Tuesday, 01 April 2003 [1] Come back at 5.30pm for the uncorrected transcript of the answers. Following question time today the house went into urgency. For a list of the Bills covered by the motion see.. Parliament Moves Into Period Of "Tidy Up" Urgency [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00007.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00014.htm


The History Of American Imperialism

- With the benefit of a half century of hindsight, it seems that the Act of 1947 is as good a place as any to peg the apogee of the American Empire. 1947 is a good choice for several reasons. First, we now know thanks to the miracle of time and declassified documents that the Soviet Union was never the threat that it was made out to be. See... Lockheed's War, or Dreaming of Byzantium [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00012.htm


Peter Arnett Finds A New Home At The Daily Mirror

- Veteran Kiwi newsman Peter Arnett, star of CNN in Gulf War I, was axed by NBC yesterday accused of being a Saddam stooge. He told state-run Iraqi TV the conflict was not going to plan because of fierce resistance and said his Baghdad reports “help those who oppose war”. Today he has joined the staff of the staunchly anti-war Daily Mirror. See... Yank-Sacked Peter Arnett Hired By Daily Mirror [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00013.htm


This Is Not An April Fool's Joke – Just Weirder Than Jacko

- NEW YORK -- Federal investigators have arrested an enigmatic Wall Street wiz on insider-trading charges -- and incredibly, he claims to be a time-traveler from the year 2256! See... Link: 'Time-Traveler' Busted For Insider Trading [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00011.htm


Jason Leopold: Rumsfeld's Big Mistake

- Last October, the New York Times reported that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld ordered the military’s regional commanders to rewrite all of their war plans to capitalize on precision weapons, better intelligence and speedier deployment in the event the United States decided to invade Iraq. That war plan, which Rumsfeld helped shape, has now failed and has led to deep divisions between military commanders and the defense secretary, according to news reports. See... Rummy's War Plan & The Casualties That May Result [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00010.htm


Between The Lines: The Public Duty To Oppose

- As President Bush ordered the first air attacks against Iraq's cities, protesters took to the streets in legal and civil disobedience actions around the U.S. and abroad to express their opposition to a war that much of the world views as unjust and unnecessary. See... Dissent Essential When Govts. Engage in Conflict [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00009.htm


Brent Flynn: The Propaganda War Taking Place In Your Inbox

- If you're like me, you've received emails from conservative friends, co-workers and family members that tell of some outrage perpetrated by a pacifist, tree-hugger or all around bleeding heart (Clinton and celebrity bashing enjoy their own distinct categories). See... Brent Flynn: You've Got Propaganda! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00008.htm


William Rivers Pitt: Mistakes Piled On Mistakes

- It is becoming difficult to tally all of the decisions made by the Bush administration that have turned out to be dead wrong. Walking away from North Korea at the outset of the administration has blossomed into an embarrassing tactical and diplomatic imbroglio with nukes prominently on the table. See... UQ Wire: The Miscalculations of Yes-Men [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00007.htm


David Miller: The Plan That May Have Come Unstuck

- Just over a week into the war in Iraq, the briefings that are being given by the US Central Command and the Pentagon insist that the operation is proceeding according to schedule and both Mr. Bush and Mr. Blair claim to be pleased with the progress of the Coalition assault. See... Is the Coalition War Strategy Going to Plan? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00002.htm


Stateside: Rosalea's War Diary - Monday

- On Sunday morning, I watched a talking heads political TV show for the first time since early January. It was ABC's 'This Week' and the host was interviewing former (Bush Snr) Secretary of State James Baker. See... Stateside with Rosalea: Monday, gloomy Monday [1] EARLIER ROSALEA: - Sunday - Stateside with Rosalea: That O-town sound [2] - Saturday - Stateside: Something Beginning With "Ch" [3] - Friday - Stateside with Rosalea: Anti-War Pictures & Link [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00001.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00287.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00284.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00272.htm


Peter Jackson To Make Another Blockbuster In Wellywood

- As with his "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, Jackson will shoot "King Kong" on location in his native New Zealand. The visual effects will be again accomplished by his New Zealand-based company Weta, Ltd., who have twice been honored with the Visual Effects Oscar(R) for their work on "The Lord Of The Rings.". See... Peter Jackson To Direct 'King Kong' For Universal [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0303/S00129.htm


Photo-Essay: What the US Govt Does Not Want You To See

- GRAPHIC IMAGES MAY DISTURB: The purpose of information sharing is to empower individuals to make informed choices. If publishing these images causes those, who would support more killing to consider their decisions, then publishing is justified. See... Photo-Essay 1: Dead US Soldiers In Nasiriya [1] ALSO: Photo-Essay 2: Tell Us Is This Liberation? [2] and Photo-Essay 3: USA Bombs A Baghdad Market [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00006.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00005.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00004.htm


Katya Rivas's Passion

- Pilate was looking for ways to free Me. He was worried because of his wife’s warning and confused between the guilt of his conscience and the fear that the people would initiate a riot against him. See... Katya Rivas: Barrabas Is Set Free [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00003.htm



http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00246.htm
Peace Camp Outside Wellington's U.S. Embassy

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Govt Displays Initial GATS Offer

- The New Zealand Government has made public its initial offer for the latest round of negotiations in the General Agreement on Trade in Services. See... New Zealand's initial GATS offer made public [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00010.htm


ACT Spots Helen Clark’s Arab News Splash

- The Prime Minister's foolish assertion that the war in Iraq is not going to plan has been picked up and repeated by pro-Iraq media in the Middle East, ACT Deputy Leader Ken Shirley said today. See... Clark's Comments Used by Pro-Iraq Media [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00009.htm


International Day Of Action Saturday, APRIL 12

- GPJA are supporting the next international protest day on Saturday April with a 12 noon protest march from Western Park (cnr Ponsonby and Karangahape Rds) that will take in the TVNZ studios and the US-UK-Australian consulates. See... Global Peace And Justice Auckland Newsletter #29 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0304/S00001.htm


More Dosh For West Coasters

- Economic Development Minister Jim Anderton visited Hokitika today and announced $30,000 for Recruitment West Coast to recruit and train staff See... $30,000 to assist West Coast recruit workers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00008.htm


United Future Picks Over Supreme Court Move

- There are strong indications that New Zealand's international corporations could be forced to bypass a New Zealand Supreme Court that doesn't include international judges, United Future's justice spokesman Murray Smith said today. See... Smith: Big business may bypass Supreme Court [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00006.htm


Rod Donald Slags Off Govt For Gerrymandering

- The Green Party today accused the Government of attempting to blatantly gerrymander parliamentary voting to gain a "fake" majority. See... Govt to fake majority with blatant gerrymander [1] ALSO: Matt’s Saddened By Rod’s Attacks - Progressive Party Deputy Leader, Matt Robson, says he is saddened but not surprised by attacks from Rod Donald of the Greens on proxy voting. See... When nice Greens go bad [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00004.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00005.htm


Sutton Speaks To Unions On Trade

- In both my roles as agriculture minister and trade negotiations minister, I am dependent on your efforts in order to do my job properly. New Zealand is a trading nation. We cannot produce everything we need for life in our modern society, and we are reliant ... See... NZ Meat Workers and Related Trades Union meeting [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00003.htm


An Issue That Wont Dissolve

- The Government's refusal to survey the extent of the leaky homes problem, despite a select committee call for it to do so, is a 'head in the sand' position, United Future's Murray Smith said today. See... Smith: Govt 'head in sand' over leaky homes [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00002.htm

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