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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
George Monbiot: Countering Dollar Hegemony
Tube Talk: Easter On The Telly
Stateside With Rosalea: Why No More War Diary
How Bush And Rumsfeld Traded American $, Citizenship And Residency In The US For The Capitulation Of Baghdad.
Waco Misinformation Decried By Survivor
Link: Miracle Machine Turns Turkey Guts Into Black Gold
Norma Sherry: Jeb Bush's Florida Medical Crisis
The Real Deal: Solari Rising
Hard News Is There
Iraq Rises Against It's New Colonial Masters
Kaminsky: Conversations Over The Easter Meal
UQ Wire: The Silence about September 11
The UN Moves Back Into The Frame
Scoop Photo-Essay: Exploring Auckland New Zealand’s Wilderness

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
ACT: NZ Mine Clearers Too Little Too Late
US Forces Should Clean Up Iraqi Mines
Health Ministry Gets More Funds For Elderly
Road Improvements Save Lives
Economic Policy Demands GM Moratorium Be Extended
Peters Eyes Population Stats Figures
Mark Burton Speaks In Peters Town
Wilson Cites Two Year Land Settlement Span
Federated Farmers Cautious Over Scrapping Privy Council
Grrrr Brownlee Gets Tough On Power
Mallard Questioned Over Private School and Kura Arrangement
Save Our Earth WWF

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00190.htm
Cascading Kauri - Photo Essay

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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George Monbiot: Countering Dollar Hegemony

- The problem with American power is not that it's American. Most states with the resources and opportunities the US possesses would have done far worse. The problem is that one nation, effectively unchecked by any other, can, if it chooses, now determine how the rest of the world shall live. See... George Monbiot: The Bottom Dollar [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00200.htm


Tube Talk: Easter On The Telly

- For some, the Easter break is a chance to celebrate the history of your people being liberated from slavery; for others, it’s a chance to have a party about someone being nailed to a tree. See... Tube Talk: Diary Of An Easter TV Addict [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00199.htm


Stateside With Rosalea: Why No More War Diary

: With a cuneiform in my uniform, and a twinkle in my eye? I stopped writing my daily war diary last week, not because the war is over (we're at September 1939), but because it's somewhat meaningless for someone who isn't where the story is to be writing about it, and because I was angry beyond reason. See... With a cuneiform in my uniform [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00192.htm


How Bush And Rumsfeld Traded American $, Citizenship And Residency In The US For The Capitulation Of Baghdad.

- One day after the start of the war against Iraq American Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld appeared on American television screens to say something that the press interpreted as some sort of American propaganda. In reality, though, it was the basis for what was later to take place. See... The Surrender Deal Of Iraq's Republican Guard [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00175.htm


Waco Misinformation Decried By Survivor

- I lived at Waco with my mother when I was a child from the age of 13 to 18 when I made the decision to leave. My mother stayed behind, and she was one of the victims who died at Waco. I am now a police officer, and I have submitted evidence to Congress in an attempt to launch a new investigation into my mother's death. See... ABC Prime Time On Waco Misrepresents Facts [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0304/S00275.htm


Link: Miracle Machine Turns Turkey Guts Into Black Gold

- In an industrial park in Philadelphia sits a new machine that can change almost anything into oil. See... A Machine That Can Change Almost Anything Into Oil [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0304/S00046.htm


Norma Sherry: Jeb Bush's Florida Medical Crisis

- Have you been to a doctor lately? If you have [and you live in Florida, USA] then you have seen the poster just about every Florida physician has prominently displayed in his or her office depicting a doctor with his hands bound with rope. See... Norma Sherry: Pathology of Malpractice [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00198.htm


The Real Deal: Solari Rising

- " Dear Ruth & Joe, This morning in Women’s Bible Class, Ruth asked for prayers for your trucking business. Your request struck a chord. I know you both to be extremely excellent, hardworking people If your trucking business is not doing what you want it to, it is not for lack of performance on your part. This is true not just for you but also for many fine people in our area. What to do?"See... Real Deal: Economic Resurrection for My Neighbors [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00197.htm


Hard News Is There

- It is heartening to see Labour's Steve Chadwick, the chair of the health select committee, making positive noises about authorising medical use of marijuana - and depressing to hear United Future's Peter Dunne describing it as the "thin end of the wedge" towards softer drug laws.. Hard News 22/04/2003: The Thin End Of The Wedge . Meanwhile Public Address is, as usual, pumping see... HARD NEWS 22/04/03 - Drugs, Dogs, Cults, Comedians [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00196.htm


Iraq Rises Against It's New Colonial Masters

- Disorder, Protests Challenge U.S. Occupation of Iraq, Undermining White House Triumphalism - Interview with Roger Normand, executive director of the Center for Economic and Social Rights, conducted by Scott Harris See... Disorder, Protests Challenge US Occupation of Iraq [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00195.htm


Kaminsky: Conversations Over The Easter Meal

- We are trapped in a poison fog of patriotism, and don't dare to question the motives and actions of our so-called leaders. America as a country has held us together and gives us a good life in which to prosper and relax. See... John Kaminski: Trapped In A Poison Fog [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00194.htm


UQ Wire: The Silence about September 11

- They call it "The fog of war" for a reason. A lot of things get lost in the fire and the smoke that should not be forgotten, and yet they are, spent and cast aside like depleted uranium shell casings left to roast on a dusty desert roadside. See... UQ Wire: The Silence about September 11 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00193.htm


The UN Moves Back Into The Frame

- Secretary-General Kofi Annan today appealed for a healing of the rifts within the United Nations Security Council that marked the run-up to the war in Iraq as the international community now seeks to help that country return to normalcy and rejoin the family of nations. See... Annan moves to heal Security Council rifts on Iraq [1] MORE: - Three-week extension of Oil-for-Food programme [2] - IAEA should return to Iraq ASAP [3] - Blix's case for return of UN weapons inspectors [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0304/S00283.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0304/S00284.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0304/S00285.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0304/S00282.htm


Scoop Photo-Essay: Exploring Auckland New Zealand’s Wilderness

- From Tawharanui in the north to Awhitu in the south, Waitakere Ranges in the West and Whakanewha on Waiheke Island there is a park waiting for you to explore. There are stunning wilderness areas within half an hour of central Auckland. See... A Scooper Explores Auckland’s Cascades Kauri Park [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00190.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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ACT: NZ Mine Clearers Too Little Too Late

- While welcoming the Government's decision to provide mine-clearers for Iraq under a UN programme, ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley noted that the Government continues to marginalise itself from our traditional allies abroad. See... New Zealand's Hollow Gesture [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00428.htm


US Forces Should Clean Up Iraqi Mines

- Global Peace and Justice Auckland is urging the government to abandon plans to send military personnel to Iraq. We are strongly opposed to any such personnel being in Iraq at this time - even if the role is humanitarian or mine clearance. See... US Should Provide Mine Clearance Personnel – Not NZ [1] BUT: - Greens - Greens support Kiwi contribution to Iraq clean-up [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0304/S00135.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00429.htm


Health Ministry Gets More Funds For Elderly

- The Ministry of Health is to receive new funding to assess the quality and safety of the care and support of older people and people with disabilities, and develop initiatives to ensure the best standards are delivered throughout the country… See... New funding for quality and safety project [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00430.htm


Road Improvements Save Lives

- A targeted road engineering programme has cut fatal crashes in half and reduced injury crashes by one third at over 2,300 sites around New Zealand, a study released this week by the Land Transport Safety Authority (LTSA) shows. See... Fatal crashes at danger sites cut 50% [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0304/S00137.htm


Economic Policy Demands GM Moratorium Be Extended

- The governments' own economic policies and its decision to follow the Royal Commission's advice to " preserve opportunities" will require it to extend the moratorium on GM commercial release. But developments in contained and ethical uses of gene ... See... Economic policy demands GM moratorium extension [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0304/S00136.htm


Peters Eyes Population Stats Figures

- Rt Hon Winston Peters has questioned the accuracy of the claim by Statistics New Zealand that this country’s population will reach four million this week. See... Peters Questions Population Figures [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00434.htm


Mark Burton Speaks In Peters Town

- I am delighted to be here with you in Tauranga today to open this beautiful new retreat. See... Opening of the Ridge Country Retreat - Speech [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00432.htm


Wilson Cites Two Year Land Settlement Span

- Treaty Negotiations Minister Margaret Wilson has offered to immediately enter into formal pre-negotiations with central North Island iwi with a view to reaching an agreement on historical Treaty claims within two years. See... Minister proposes a move to negotiations [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00433.htm


Federated Farmers Cautious Over Scrapping Privy Council

- The Government's proposal to establish a Supreme Court of New Zealand and abolish appeals to the Privy Council is one that should not be taken lightly, says Federated Farmers of New Zealand (Inc) President, Tom Lambie. See... Referendum essential on Supreme Court Bill [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0304/S00139.htm


Grrrr Brownlee Gets Tough On Power

- National Party Energy spokesman Gerry Brownlee says it's time for the Government to start talking tough on power saving. See... Forget about scapegoats and start saving power [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00431.htm


Mallard Questioned Over Private School and Kura Arrangement

- ACT Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington today questioned the Education Minister's decision to rule out a satellite arrangement between a private school and a kura kaupapa Maori. Arorangi School near Tokoroa and Te Kura Kaupapa Motuhake o Tawhiuau ... See... What's the Problem, Mr Mallard? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00427.htm


Save Our Earth WWF

- 22 April 2003 is World Earth Day. There has never been a more critical time to focus on the state of our planet, according to WWF. See... Fight to save our piece of earth: World Earth Day [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0304/S00138.htm

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