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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Jim Anderton Takes USA To Task
NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
SCOOP COLUMNS:
Peaceful Direct Action Aboard US Warship
USA Coup: Bill Proposed To Prevent U.S. Vote Fraud
Big News: Migration Of Beneficiary Answers Questioned
Howard's End: Justice Denied Again
Sustainable NZ: Stephen Knight On What's Real
A Primer On Imperialist America
Dennis Hans Asks What If Jayson Blair Were Black?
The Monopolisation Of American Media
Supercomputer Weather: Putin Takes Aim At The Heavens
Sen. Robert Byrd On The Biggest Military Budget In History
Katya Daily

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Israel Should Get Its Own House In Order
Woeful Care Of Girls In CYF Care
Improving Electricity Security The Objective
Int Students And Pastoral Care
Is This An Anti-Alternative Energy Ploy?
New Plymouth’s Enviro-WOF
NZ Business Success By Design
$900,000 For Incubators
Regional Growth Confirmed As Positive

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:

Jim Anderton Takes USA To Task

- “New Zealand's sovereignty is not negotiable, nor is it available to be traded away in order to keep other governments happy”, says Progressive leader Jim Anderton. See... New Zealand Sovereignty Not Negotiable [1] ALSO: - Bill English - Bumbling diplomacy further damages NZ interests [2] - Nats - Govt continues foreign affairs blunders [3] - Greens - New Zealand must stand up to the bullies [4] - Nats - Anderton's comments damage relationship with U.S. [5] - ACT -Time to Drop Anderton [6] - NZ First - Anderton Should Shut Up Says Peters [7] - United Future - Slanging matches no way to improve US/NZ relations [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00660.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00678.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00677.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00675.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00674.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00673.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00672.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00668.htm


NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Commerce Commission investigates A2 milk [1]
  • Electricity Demand Update – Savings At 7.8% [2]
  • Treble Cone, Mt Ruapehu share top world ski resort [3]
  • How's Your Sex Life? – Durex Sex Survey Launched [4]
  • Correction to 2003 Budget EFU GAAP Tables [5]
  • Thefts from cars plague Wellington central city [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0305/S00309.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0305/S00308.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0305/S00124.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0305/S00120.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0305/S00236.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0305/S00142.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

    Colin Powell

  • Powell Remarks En Route Andrews Air Force Base [1]

  • Latin America
  • Lagos Humiliates Chile Over Iraq Vote [2]

  • United Nations
  • WHO steps up efforts to distribute drugs in Iraq [3]
  • Insecurity hampers humanitarian operations in Iraq [4]

  • Europe
  • Germany Plans New Armed Force Appropriate For Today’s Defence Needs [5]

  • Middle East
  • Israel Bulldozes Family Homes Of Suicide Bombers [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0305/S00258.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0305/S00257.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0305/S00255.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0305/S00254.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0305/S00252.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0305/S00253.htm


    Peaceful Direct Action Aboard US Warship

    - On Sunday, May 25, at about 4 pm, four Catholic Workers, calling themselves the Riverside Ploughshares, went aboard the USS PhilippineSea during the 16th Annual Fleet Week hosted by the Intrepid Museum in New York City. See... 4 Disarm Ship in New York City During Fleet Week [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0305/S00259.htm


    USA Coup: Bill Proposed To Prevent U.S. Vote Fraud

    - New Jersey Congressman Rush Holt has introduced a bill to Congress to require a mandatory paper trail for the voting process. See... Bill Introduced to Counter Voting Machine Fraud [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0305/S00256.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:

    Big News: Migration Of Beneficiary Answers Questioned

    - Social Services Minister Steve Maharey is either “bullshitting” again or is ignorant of aspects of his portfolio, especially regarding the increase in the number of sickness and invalids beneficiaries. I’m sure John Tamihere is not surprised. See... Big News: Steve Maharey Misleads Parliament [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00173.htm


    Howard's End: Justice Denied Again

    - The Transport & Industrial Relations Select-Committee of Parliament decided last week not to hold an inquiry into ACC and so the most outrageous miscarriage of justice continues unabated. Maree Howard writes. See... Howard's End: ACC And Miscarriages Of Justice [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00172.htm


    Sustainable NZ: Stephen Knight On What's Real

    - Finnish academic Janne Hukkinen puts it this way: in order to live with themselves, resource managers must learn to deny reality. See... Unreality & Sustainable Development [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00171.htm


    A Primer On Imperialist America

    Recently, I was the guest on a radio talk-show hosted by a thoroughly decent far-right Republician. I got verbally battered, but returned fire and, I think, held my own. See... PNAC Primer: How We Got Into This Imperial Pickle [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00170.htm


    Dennis Hans Asks What If Jayson Blair Were Black?

    - It’s the one question I haven’t seen raised in the many analyses I’ve read on what went wrong in the case of the young New York Times reporter with the vivid imagination and shaky grasp of ethics. See... Dennis Hans: What If Jayson Blair Were Black? [1] MORE ON JAYSON BLAIR - Jayson Bush and Pinocchio Blair [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00169.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00160.htm


    The Monopolisation Of American Media

    - Interview with John Nichols, Washington correspondent with The Nation, conducted by Scott Harris See... FCC Rules Change Will Strengthen Media Monopolies [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00168.htm


    Supercomputer Weather: Putin Takes Aim At The Heavens

    - A report in the Times of London that President Vladimir Putin of Russia has ordered that it not rain on his anniversary party in St Petersburg this Friday seemed to be tempting fate just a little too closely. See... Supercomputer Weather: Putin Plays King Canute [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00167.htm


    Sen. Robert Byrd On The Biggest Military Budget In History

    - Just weeks ago, our armed forces once again demonstrated the overwhelming might of the United States military. See... Robert Byrd:A Smarter, More Efficient Defense Plan [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0305/S00260.htm


    Katya Daily

    - Crueler than the worst tyrant is the devil that tries to subjugate the greatest possible number of souls, with astuteness and deceits. See... Katya Rivas: Know Better the Sower of Discord [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00166.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Israel Should Get Its Own House In Order

    - "News today that some within the Israeli government are boycotting a meeting with New Zealand's Foreign Minister is absolutely extraordinary,” said Progressive deputy leader Matt Robson. See... Israel Doesn't Determine Our Foreign Policy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00667.htm


    Woeful Care Of Girls In CYF Care

    - ACT New Zealand Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today slammed Child, Youth and Family for its woefully inadequate management of vulnerable children, in the wake of reports that a further five teenage girls in its care are engaging in prostitution. See... Maharey Failed, Will Dyson Succeed? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00680.htm


    Improving Electricity Security The Objective

    - The Government is giving a post-Budget boost of $2.9 million to the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority for programmes that will save businesses money and help improve electricity supply security. See... Electricity demand programmes to improve security [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00683.htm


    Int Students And Pastoral Care

    - Acting Education Minister Steve Maharey today launched a draft revised Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students, following an initial round of consultation with providers. See... Draft revised code for international students [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00682.htm


    Is This An Anti-Alternative Energy Ploy?

    - The Green Party is questioning the commitment of $21 million of taxpayers' money to carry out exploration work for private oil and gas companies. See... Govt skews market against renewable energy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00681.htm


    New Plymouth’s Enviro-WOF

    - Marian Hobbs Speech: Launch of Taranaki Regional Council's, State of Environment report, New Plymouth See... Hobbs Speech: Launch of Environment report [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00676.htm


    NZ Business Success By Design

    - Jim Anderton, Minister for Industry and Regional Development, has welcomed moves to help New Zealand businesses achieve export success through better use of design and has said the Government will respond in the next few months. See... Design key to Business export success [1] ALSO: Anderton Speech: Success By Design [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00670.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00671.htm


    $900,000 For Incubators

    - Five business incubators in the Auckland region have been given a combined $900,000 boost from Industry New Zealand's Incubator Development Programme. See... $900,000 boost for incubators in Tamaki Makaurau [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00664.htm


    Regional Growth Confirmed As Positive

    - “Positive regional growth figures announced today show the growing economic resilience of New Zealand’s regions,” said Economic, Industry and Regional Development Minister Jim Anderton today. See... Regional growth figures show resilient regions [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00661.htm


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    Werewolf: Living With Rio’s Olympic Ruins

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    Live Blog On Now: Open Source//Open Society Conference

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    Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

    It hasn’t been much fun at all to see how “war on drugs in sport” has become a proxy version of the Cold War, fixated on Russia. This weekend’s banning of the Russian long jumper Darya Klishina took that fixation to fresh extremes. More>>

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    Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

    Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

    Open Source / Open Society: The Scoop Foundation - An Open Model For NZ Media

    Access to accurate, relevant and timely information is a crucial aspect of an open and transparent society. However, in our digital society information is in a state of flux with every aspect of its creation, delivery and consumption undergoing profound redefinition... More>>

    Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

    I’ll focus here on just two ways that dis-enfranchisement is currently occurring in the US: (a) by the rigging of the boundary lines for voter districts and (b) by demanding elaborate photo IDs before people are allowed to cast their vote. More>>

    Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian - Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

    It should come as no surprise that the loudest international solidarity that accompanied the continued spate of the killing of Black Americans comes from Palestine; that books have already been written and published by Palestinians about the plight of their Black brethren. In fact, that solidarity is mutual. More>>

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