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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
STORY OF THE WEEK: Today Is A Day For The Celebration Of Freedom
LEAD STORY:
John Campbell "Partially" In Trouble Over Corngate
NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
Global Warming Warning From WMO
More International Headlines:
SCOOP COLUMNS:
Brian Cloughley: Discussing Human Rights Where There Are None
Fourth Of July: The Evolution Of Freedom
Stan Goff: Bush Foot In Mouth Fallout
John Roughan: Solomons Could Learn From Fiji's Experience
Katya Daily

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Peace Movement Distributes Seabed And Foreshore Facts
Being Environmentally Minded May Earn Govt. $1 Billion
Jim Peron: A Liberal View On Immigration Changes
URGENCY: Computer Hacking Criminalised
NZ First Caucus Visit Auckland's Prisons
Shortchanging The Country – Mallard Accused Of Cash Grab
Smoking Skirmishing
These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees
A Trashy Qualifications Framework
Columbus Academy Shuts Up Shop
Improving The Public Service
Maxim Supports Privy Council Referendum Petition

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U.S. Ambassador's 4th July Party Picket

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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STORY OF THE WEEK: Today Is A Day For The Celebration Of Freedom

- The United States Ambassador Charles Swindell had his 4th of July party crashed by Peace Action Wellington (PAW) last night. See... Scoop Images: Ambassador Swindell's July 4th Party [1] and Whose Independence? Crashing Swindell's Party! [2] MORE: - GPJA - Independence - From USA - Day - Protest Friday [3] - Peace Movement Aotearoa - Days of Action 3,4,5 July [4] - Peace Action Network - Fourth of July media release [5] JULY 4th COMMENTARY: - Thom Hartmann - Dear Clarence Thomas: It Happened on July 4, 1776 [6] - John Chuckman - Chuckman: Lessons From The American Revolution [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00033.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0307/S00030.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0307/S00036.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0307/S00015.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0307/S00014.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00031.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00027.htm

LEAD STORY:
John Campbell "Partially" In Trouble Over Corngate

Aspects of complaints about a TV3 3 News Special programme which featured an interview with the Prime Minister concerning the release into New Zealand of corn seed alleged to have been genetically modified, have been upheld by the Broadcasting Standards Authority. See... Authority Releases Decision On 3 News Special (Includes Decision) [1] MORE: - Nicky Hager - Nicky Hager Responds To BSA Decision [2] - Labour Party - President welcomes BSA decision [3] - ACT - BSA Threat To Free Speech [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0307/S00032.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0307/S00034.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0307/S00031.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00118.htm

NEW ZEALAND NEWS:

  • Images: Sex The Attraction - Pheromone The Perfume [1]
  • Symantec Responds To Web Defacement Challenge [2]
  • $45,000 fine handed down to Columbus Academy [3]
  • Mason Durie Honoured as 2003 Public Health Champion [4]
  • Ministry of Health lifts remaining SARS travel warnings [5]
  • NZers At Risk From World’s Most Deadly Toxins [6]
  • Waikato Times To Publish Saturday Mornings [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0307/S00024.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0307/S00020.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0307/S00011.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0307/S00018.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0307/S00019.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0307/S00033.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0307/S00043.htm


    Global Warming Warning From WMO

    - Record extremes in weather and climate events continue to occur around the world. Recent scientific assessments indicate that, as the global temperatures continue to warm due to climate change, the number and intensity of extreme events might increase, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) states in a press release issued today. See... Extreme Weather Events Might Increase [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00042.htm


    More International Headlines:

    USA

  • COHA: Arrogance of Power Lashes Out Again [1]
  • Powell With The Giuliani, Foxman and Rep. Smith [2]

  • Middle East
  • Annan supports latest developments in Middle East [3]
  • Action Alert for US supporters re: Rachel Corrie [4]

  • Liberia
  • UN refugee rescue ship heads for Monrovia [5]

  • United Nations
  • UN GA Resolution On Prevention Of Armed Conflict [6]
  • Landmark resolution on preventing armed conflict [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00035.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00041.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00040.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00036.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00039.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00038.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00037.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Brian Cloughley: Discussing Human Rights Where There Are None

    - There are times when a truly surreal announcement rocks the mind out of its benevolent complacency and sets the little grey cells whirring in disbelief. See... Oxymoron Warning - Saudi Human Rights Conference [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00032.htm


    Fourth Of July: The Evolution Of Freedom

    - In 1789, Thomas Jefferson wrote a note to James Madison about the future possibility of a president who didn't understand the principles on which America was founded. "The tyranny of the legislatures is the most formidable dread at present," he wrote, "and will be for many years. That of the executive will come in its turn, but it will be at a remote period." See... Dear Clarence Thomas: It Happened on July 4, 1776 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00031.htm


    Stan Goff: Bush Foot In Mouth Fallout

    - Yesterday, when I read that US Commander-in-Chief George W. Bush, in a moment of blustering arm-chair machismo, sent a message to the 'non-existent' Iraqi guerrillas to "bring 'em on," the first image in my mind was a 20-year-old soldier in an ever-more-fragile marriage, who'd been away from home for 8 months. See... Stan Goff: Bring 'Em On? [1] for the transcript of Bush's remarks see… President Bush Names Global AIDS Coordinator


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00034.htm


    John Roughan: Solomons Could Learn From Fiji's Experience

    - Fijian people learnt a bitter lesson from the failed Coups of 1987. When a new coup raised its ugly head in 2000, Fiji's leaders knew exactly what to do. No more blanket amnesties for those who betray the nation, destroy its institutions and bring the nation to its knees. See... John Roughan: Solomons - Amnesty . . . Yet Again! [1] . See also... Opinion: The Solomons - We Need to Know More [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00030.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00026.htm


    Katya Daily

    - Stop crying and let us return to our work… The miracles of faith are not possible without total acceptance of My Will by the one who wishes those same miracles. See... Katya Rivas: I Am Firm in My Desires [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00029.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0307/S00022.htm
    IMAGE: Surreal Newtown

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Peace Movement Distributes Seabed And Foreshore Facts

    - A fact sheet re the debate about the foreshore and seabed, prepared by Te Hau Tikanga / The Maori Law Commission, which we are circulating as a follow up to last week's 'Alert! the 2003 land confiscation plan'. See... Fact sheet: Foreshore and Seabed [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0307/S00029.htm


    Being Environmentally Minded May Earn Govt. $1 Billion

    - Farmers have been delivered another slap in the face by the Government at a meeting over the so-called 'flatulence tax' in Christchurch, according to National Party Ilam MP Gerry Brownlee. See... Officials admit possible $1 billion Kyoto windfal [1] MORE FART TAX COMMENT: - Adern - National MP goes 'collecting' for farmers [2] - Carter - Hodgson Hides From Farmers [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00120.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00098.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00096.htm


    Jim Peron: A Liberal View On Immigration Changes

    - Once again New Zealand¹s immigration policy has taken a dramatic shift. Once thing is certain about this government¹s immigration policy and that is that nothing is certain. See... Shifting Policies Chaos for Potential Immigrants [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0307/S00039.htm


    URGENCY: Computer Hacking Criminalised

    - Police will be better able to combat computer-related crimes following the passing of the Crimes Amendment Bill (No 6) today, Justice Minister Phil Goff said. See... Passage of Bill bad news for hackers [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00116.htm


    NZ First Caucus Visit Auckland's Prisons

    - New Zealand First Leader and Tauranga MP, Rt Hon Winston Peters, today advised that members of his Caucus, namely Ron Mark, Dail Jones, Pita Paraone, Edwin Perry, Bill Gudgeon and Craig McNair will be visiting the Auckland Central Prison and Auckland Paremoremo Prison on Monday, 7 July 2003. See... Insight Into Prisons To Be Gained [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00111.htm


    Shortchanging The Country – Mallard Accused Of Cash Grab

    - The Green Party has accused Education Minister Trevor Mallard of conducting a heartless cash-grab for Government pet projects at the expense of viable community schools in rural and provincial areas. See... Mallard's dash for cash short-changes communities [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00107.htm


    Smoking Skirmishing

    - United Future leader, Peter Dunne, today called on Labour's Rotorua MP, Steve Chadwick, to come clean with the public about Labour's real objective in promoting anti-smoking legislation. See... Dunne demands honesty on smoking from Chadwick [1] MORE: - Judith Collins - Still no conscience vote for Labour [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00106.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00105.htm


    These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees

    - There were 17 committee meetings, all in the parliamentary complex. See... Select Committee Business to 4 July 2003 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00104.htm


    A Trashy Qualifications Framework

    - ACT New Zealand Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington today said that the NCEA's rock-bottom credibility would drop even further, if there were truth in the allegation that at least one school deliberately passed children who should have failed. See... Did School Pass Kids For Picking Up Trash? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00100.htm


    Columbus Academy Shuts Up Shop

    - The Auckland-based Columbus Academy has advised authorities that it is closing down its New Zealand operations following a multi-agency inquiry launched by the Government earlier this year, Education Minister Trevor Mallard said today. See... Columbus Academy closing NZ operations [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00092.htm


    Improving The Public Service

    - A new leadership programme, aimed at developing and keeping talented senior people in the Public Service, was launched at Parliament last night. See... New Leadership Programme For The Public Service [1] , Launch of public service leadership programme [2] and Government strengthening public service leaders [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0307/S00028.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00115.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00114.htm


    Maxim Supports Privy Council Referendum Petition

    - Maxim Institute supports the campaign by ACT, National and New Zealand First to secure enough signatures for a referendum on the final right of appeal to the Privy Council in London. See... Government must listen to the country [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0307/S00035.htm

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