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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Processing Power And Propaganda
LEAD STORY:
Dennis Hans: Inside The Niger Deception
Chuckman: Corporadoes In The Whitehouse
NEW ZEALAND NEWS HEADLINES:
Bush Appeases Blair After Dropping Him In It
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:
SCOOP COLUMNS:
Bring 'Em On? No, Bring 'Em Back
Softly Softly Visit From Chinese Top Brass
Will Iran Be Next Target In The Oil War?
Hard News On ARC Rate Rises
Guest Opinion: Canadian Farmer On Monsanto
911 Commision Will Get The Truth. Yeah Right!
The US Electronic Election Coup
Shallow Throat Says Bring It On
Katya Daily

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Sexual Abuse Victim In State House With Sex Offenders
Spinning NZ Music To The World
Goff Welcomes Qarase Commitment To Constitutional Ruling
Unemployment Reduces In Auckland
Biodiversity On Private Land Gets Boost
Burton Welcomes Northland $2 Million Tourism Strategy
Hodgson Hits Back At Farmers
Complete Breakdown In Livestock Industry Looms Says ACT
Govt Must Promote Forestry Growth
Select Committee Business For The Week
Hodgson Speech To Rec Fishing Council
NZ Firsts Wants More Cops On The Streets
Greens Call For Foreshore Access Debate
Why Is The Govt Not Acting On Meth?
Politicisation Of The Public Service Concerns
People Ought To “Wake Up” To Job Opportunities Says Maharey

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Processing Power And Propaganda

- Whose role is it to inform in the public interest? A critical discussion examining how messages about power and conflict are framed and understood, taking the Bombs Away exhibition as a starting point. Saturday 19 July – Adam Art Gallery, Wellington. Panelists include Scoop Editor Alastair Thompson. See... Power And Propaganda At The Adam Art Gallery [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0307/S00083.htm

LEAD STORY:
Dennis Hans: Inside The Niger Deception

- How the Italians — perhaps with U.S. neocon help — suckered the Brits into believing and promoting the African-uranium fable. See... Dennis Hans: Mama Mia, What a Con! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00150.htm


Chuckman: Corporadoes In The Whitehouse

- At least North Korea won't have Bush droning about fake documents for the sale of uranium from Niger. He's already played that role, and it wasn't well received. See... Enron-Style Management, Dangerously Complex World [1] For MUCH more on this issue see… STORY OF THE WEEK [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00152.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/index.html#sow


NEW ZEALAND NEWS HEADLINES:

  • Police Believe Arsonist At Large [1]
  • Virus At Large: Cisco & Microsoft Vulnerabilities Warning [2]
  • Bio-Security Warning Over Disposal Of GE Sheep [3]
  • 'Independence' Of Scientific Advisors Questioned [4]
  • BP Forced to Raise Prices [5]
  • Cutting Edge Technology Wins More Export Deals [6]
  • Commerce Commission Details Air New Zealand and Qantas Conferences [7]
  • Federated Farmers Insist They Are Not Confused About Climate Change [8]
  • Models Sought For Cult-Couture Awards [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0307/S00100.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0307/S00086.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0307/S00087.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0307/S00084.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0307/S00179.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0307/S00178.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0307/S00177.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0307/S00176.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0307/S00099.htm


    Bush Appeases Blair After Dropping Him In It

    - Blair: “let me just say this on the issue to do with Africa and uranium. The British intelligence that we had we believe is genuine. We stand by that intelligence.” See... U.S. President Bush, UK PM Blair Discuss War on Terror [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00244.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

    Iraq

  • U.N. Peacekeepers to Iraq in "Discussion Phase" [1]
  • Calls for greater UN role in Iraq multiply [2]

  • Middle East Israel Forces Surround Arafat Again - IOF Mass Troops Around Arafat’s Headquarters Israel Continues Raids, Detentions in West Bank in Violation of Truce. See… IOF Mass Troops Around Arafat’s Headquarters [3]
  • ISM Updates On Israel Palestine [4]
  • Israel to Deport 8 International Peace Activists [5]
  • Bush Plans to Meet Israeli and Palestinian Leaders [6]
  • Arafat ‘Blesses’ Abbas - Bush Meeting [7]
  • UN:Palestine & Israel build peace momentum & trust [8]

  • Africa
  • UN Radio: Congo's Transitional Govt Sworn In [9]
  • Early deployment of troops essential in Liberia [10]
  • Annan hails new power-sharing government in Congo [11]
  • UN Security Council: Ethiopia, Eritrea Must Cooperate [12]
  • Somalia: legitimate role of human rights defenders [13]

  • Asia Pacific
  • A Just Australian of the Year Award Winners [14]

  • United States
  • Poll Demands Bush Be Held Accountable for Lies [15]
  • Press Briefing by Scott McClellan [16]
  • Daily Press Briefing - Richard Boucher, Spokesman [17]

  • United Kingdom
  • Blair On Iraq, Hawk Jets, Guantanamo Bay [18]

  • European Union
  • Germany To Cut Subsidies, Privatise, Increase Borrowing To Finance Tax-Cuts [19]
  • EU Midday Express [20]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00243.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00235.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00241.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00233.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00229.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00242.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00240.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00236.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00239.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00238.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00237.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00234.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00232.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00230.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00249.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00245.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00248.htm
    [18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00231.htm
    [19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00247.htm
    [20] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00246.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Bring 'Em On? No, Bring 'Em Back - Even for him it was an astonishingly crass statement. On July 2 when Bush was speaking about the shambles that he, Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz have created in Iraq, he went on the political offensive. See... Brian Cloughey: Bring 'Em On? No, Bring 'Em Back [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00151.htm


    Softly Softly Visit From Chinese Top Brass

    - Scoop followers will no doubt be pleased to know that New Zealand’s views on Pacific Island administrative instability and the developing situation on the Korean Peninsula have drawn an extremely high level Chinese response. See... High Level Chinese Visitor Gets The Softly Softly [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00155.htm


    Will Iran Be Next Target In The Oil War?

    - On July 14 Reuters newsagency reported that Abolasan Khamoushi, general director of Iran’s Oil Development and Engineering Company had announced that Iran had made a major new oil find in the south of the country, containing estimated reserves of 38 billion barrels. See... Ian Gurney: Next Stop Iran? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00154.htm


    Hard News On ARC Rate Rises

    - I haven't yet discovered how many hundred per cent my Auckland Regional Council rate will rise by this year, by I'm already amazed at the way the ARC has been able to foster the myth that the rise is the result of unprecedented largesse on transport ... See... Hard News 18/07/03 - Having It Large [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00153.htm


    Guest Opinion: Canadian Farmer On Monsanto

    - Monsanto and President George Bush have one thing in common. Both have a liking for the "walk softly and carry a big stick" form of public relations. Bush uses his big economic stick to gain the support of various nations in his quest to make the world ... See... Guest Opinion: Monsanto Sues And Sues And… [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00149.htm


    911 Commision Will Get The Truth. Yeah Right!

    - Several citizens' organizations as well as the families of the victims of the September 11 attacks have expressed hope that the 9/11 Commission will ultimately reveal the truth. Their hopes may be a little overblown. See... UQ Wire: Who's Who on the 9/11 Commission [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00148.htm


    The US Electronic Election Coup

    - Purging voter lists is just the beginning: the U.S. has embraced a form of electronic voting that is unreliable, unverifiable and funded by the radical Christian right. See... How George Bush Won the 2004 Presidential Election [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00147.htm


    Shallow Throat Says Bring It On

    - With the Bush Administration in imploding disarray, frantically scrambling for ways out of its WMD scandal, I set the code for alerting "Shallow Throat" that I wanted to talk. See... Shallow Throat Advises Democrats to Bring It On [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00146.htm


    Katya Daily

    - Write, little daughter, we shall not omit anything in this agonizing hour in which the world is almost no world but rather the antechamber of hell… See... Katya Rivas: The Son of Darkness Will Rise [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00145.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Sexual Abuse Victim In State House With Sex Offenders

    - ACT New Zealand Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today slammed the Department of Child, Youth and Family for placing an at-risk child in the lion's den, by housing a sexual abuse victim in a state home with sex offenders. See... CYF Throwing Children To The Lions [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00337.htm


    Spinning NZ Music To The World

    - A ‘who’s who’ of New Zealand music has signed up to the Government’s Music Industry Export Development Group to help identify what needs to be done to take New Zealand music to the world, by boosting sales and increasing awareness of New Zealand talent. See... Music industry export group announced [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00346.htm


    Goff Welcomes Qarase Commitment To Constitutional Ruling

    - Foreign Minister Phil Goff is welcoming the commitment of Fiji Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase to abide by today’s decision of the Supreme Court of Fiji. See... Goff welcomes Fiji Court ruling on Constitution [1] ALSO: Greens - Locke: A time for reconciliation in Fiji [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00343.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00336.htm


    Unemployment Reduces In Auckland

    - A report showing falling unemployment for Auckland is cheering mid-winter news, says Mangere MP Taito Phillip Field. See... Auck. Strong For The Future - Taito Phillip Field [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00344.htm


    Biodiversity On Private Land Gets Boost

    - The Conservation Department and Environment Ministry are giving 58 groups more than $3.2 million to promote and care for plant and animal life on private land. See... Government funds biodiversity on private land [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00330.htm


    Burton Welcomes Northland $2 Million Tourism Strategy

    - News that Northland is to receive $2 million for a major tourism strategy is welcome indeed, says Minister of Tourism Mark Burton. See... Northland funding great news for Northland tourism [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00329.htm


    Hodgson Hits Back At Farmers

    - "It is extraordinary to see Federated Farmers objecting to a research levy of $8.4 million a year when taxpayers provide at least $40 million a year for research benefiting farmers, says the Convenor of the Ministerial Group on Climate Change, ... See... Farmers forget millions spent on ag. research [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00335.htm


    Complete Breakdown In Livestock Industry Looms Says ACT

    - Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton's admission that legislation is likely to be introduced - to compel processing companies to collect the flatulence tax on Labour's behalf - represents a complete breakdown in the relationship between the livestock industry ... See... Labour's Admission, A Foul Emission [1] ALSO: National - Backlash On Farmer Tax Starting To Hurt Govt [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00342.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00341.htm


    Govt Must Promote Forestry Growth

    - The forestry sector is experiencing tough times, yet the Government seems unable to put in place any coherent growth strategy while their anti-business legislation is only compounding the problem, says National Forestry Spokesperson Brian Connell. See... Govt can't see wood for the trees [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00340.htm


    Select Committee Business For The Week

    - There were three committee meetings; two were in the parliamentary complex and one is in progress in Christchurch. See... Select Committee Business to 18 July 2003 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00339.htm


    Hodgson Speech To Rec Fishing Council

    - Back in July 2000 at this conference I released the Soundings discussion document on the future management of recreational fishing. Rather rashly I suggested the government might be ready to take some policy decisions in about March the following year. See... Hodgson Address to NZ Recreational Fishing Council [1] ALSO: United - Dunne Speech to Recreational Fishing Council [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00345.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00347.htm


    NZ Firsts Wants More Cops On The Streets

    - New Zealand First has called on the Government to provide the Police with the manpower to regain control of our streets. See... Big Brother Not Watching [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00338.htm


    Greens Call For Foreshore Access Debate

    - The Green Party has called for a wide-ranging public debate on foreshore and seabed access and riparian rights. See... Greens call for foreshore public access debate [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00334.htm


    Why Is The Govt Not Acting On Meth?

    - ACT New Zealand Police Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today demanded to know why the Government still has not taken effective action to combat drug crime in New Zealand, despite constant reports that the epidemic of drugs - particularly methamphetamines ... See... Hop To It, Hawkins [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00333.htm


    Politicisation Of The Public Service Concerns

    - "Comments by Helen Clark that the dual role of the CYF chief social worker is 'nothing novel' fuel my concerns about the politicisation of a crucial public service," says National Party Welfare spokeswoman Katherine Rich. See... Clark comments on CYF boss concerning [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00332.htm


    People Ought To “Wake Up” To Job Opportunities Says Maharey

    - It's time for New Zealanders to wake up to workplace training - get over the old definitions - and capitalise on the huge range of career opportunities that are opening up, said Steve Maharey, Minister responsible for the Tertiary Education Commission. See... More to industry training than 'trades.' [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00331.htm

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