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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: - Amnesty Int’s NZ Office Reports Why Ahmed Zaoui Must Be Released
COLUMNS: - Hard News Is There
Stateside: Painting From The Eye
The Inside On Why Saudi USA Relations Are Souring
When A Segregation Wall Sprouts In Your Garden
Moment Of Clarity: This Is Goebbels Styled Propaganda
Scoop Debuts In The Top Ten NZ Sites For July

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics
Locke Wants An Inquiry Into Spooks
Phil Goff Writes On South Pacific Forum
Line Drawn On Drug Use
Suicide Instruction Book Wrong: Brown
English Says I’m Not Racially Divisive!
Prebble’s The Letter Is Posted
Stretching It For The Kids
Govt Will Pass Pharmacy Costs On To Public
Burton Says Welcome Home Te Mana
ACT’s Wellington Regional Conference
Hide Says PM Must Act On Auckland Rates
Conservation Arrives In Canty High Country

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LEAD STORY:

Amnesty Int’s NZ Office Reports Why Ahmed Zaoui Must Be Released - The New Zealand Section of Amnesty International today called for the immediate release of Ahmed Zaoui, the Algerian detained since December last year as a "suspected terrorist", following a finding by the Refugee Status Appeals Authority that he is a genuine refugee. See... If Zaoui’s A Refugee Not "Suspected Terrorist" He Must Be Released [1] ALSO: See Russell Brown's ... HARD NEWS 04/08/03 - Most Appealing [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0308/S00010.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00022.htm


NEW ZEALAND NEWS:

  • Amnesty International NZ Calls For Release of Ahmed Zaoui From Paremoremo Prison [1]
  • West Papua Leaders To Lobby In Auckland For Independence [2]
  • NZ On Air Sets Direction [3]
  • Tranz Rail To Mail Shareholders Target Company Statement [4]
  • Birth Numbers Up On 2002 But Down From 01 Levels [5]
  • MOH Opposes Change Alcohol Advertising Watershed [6]
  • Telecom Caps Price Of Text Messaging [7]
  • Symantec Virus Warning W32.Mimail.A@mm [8]
  • IT And Health Join At Conference [9]
  • Auck Philharmonia Midwinter Masterpiece Series Proves Popular [10]
  • Get Your Snowboards Ready For Auckland’s Chancery Lane [11]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0308/S00010.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0308/S00009.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0308/S00006.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0308/S00026.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0308/S00030.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0308/S00006.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0308/S00023.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0308/S00011.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0308/S00010.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0308/S00009.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0308/S00008.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

    From The Middle East

  • Physicians for Human Rights-Israel [1]
  • ISM Update Report from Qalqiliya Demo [2]
  • Update / Mas'ha/ Incidents in Jayyous [3]
  • In the Path of the Apartheid Wall [4]
  • Update on Mas'ha activities [5]
  • On Africa
  • Permanent Immunity For U.S. Personnel In Liberia [6]
  • NGOs: US Arm Twisting Leads To Int. Law Violations [7]
  • Monitoring Of Raw Diamond Trade Remains Poor [8]
  • Congo: Urgent Int Intervention To Avert Abuse [9]
  • On Central Asia
  • Iran: Independent Body Only One To Serve Justice [10]
  • On Latin America
  • Guatemala: Human rights must underpin elections [11]
  • From Washington
  • Officials Alert to Possible Al Qaeda Attacks [12]
  • U.S: Abbas Taking "Steps to Reduce Violence" [13]
  • Powell Discusses North Korea, Iran, War on Terror [14]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00019.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00027.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00026.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00025.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00024.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00017.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00018.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00022.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00021.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00020.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00023.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00030.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00029.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00028.htm


    COLUMNS:


    Hard News Is There

    -Taking care of business - Russell Brown's Hard News You will notice that at the top right of this page there is an advertisement; our first. It's a freebie for Amnesty International's Freedom Week, and if you click on it you can donate to the appeal ... See... HARD NEWS 04/08/03 - Most Appealing [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00022.htm


    Stateside: Painting From The Eye

    - For the past two weeks I've been riding the rails, across the northern tier states, down through the heartland, and along the southern rail route back to LA. I made stops in Milwaukee, Fort Worth, and Oklahoma City for two or three days at a time, ... See... StatesideWith Rosalea: Views From The Road [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00016.htm


    The Inside On Why Saudi USA Relations Are Souring

    - A joint congressional report on the intelligence community and its role in investigation of September 11 attacks has once again brought attention to the troubled relations between the US and Saudi Arabia over the Kingdom's involvement in the attacks. See... Saudi-US Relations in Crisis Again [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00021.htm


    When A Segregation Wall Sprouts In Your Garden

    - Yesterday we passed on an alert regarding the home of Hani and Munira Amer and their six children - at the village of Mes'ha on the West Bank. ("The Separation Wall" was to be constructed in their garden, making the house into an enclave, with the ... See... Turning point in Mes'ha? The Prisoner of Ramallah [1] ALSO: International Solidarity Movement Considers - Tearing down the Apartheid Fence in Tulkarem [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00020.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00019.htm


    Moment Of Clarity: This Is Goebbels Styled Propaganda

    - While the mainstream media debates whether the President was misinformed, exaggerating or misleading the U.S. public, they miss the bigger story – their obvious complicity with the Bush administration’s Nazi-style propaganda prior to the war... See... Call It What It Is: Nazi-Style Propaganda [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00017.htm


    Scoop Debuts In The Top Ten NZ Sites For July

    - Online news agency Scoop.co.nz has entered Red Sherriff’s Top Ten audited web sites in July. Little known in the advertising and media-planning world – news site Scoop.co.nz entered Red Sheriff’s Top 10 audited web sites at number 9, with over 240 000 unique visitors. See... Scoop Enters Red Sheriff Audited Top 10 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00007.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Locke Wants An Inquiry Into Spooks

    - Green MP Keith Locke is calling for an inquiry into the way the Security Intelligence Service (SIS) gathers and presents information, in the wake of damning independent criticism of the way it "sexed-up" evidence against Ahmed Zaoui. See... Locke calls for inquiry into SIS [1] ALSO: Locke rejects 'secret trial' for Zaoui [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00047.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00043.htm


    Phil Goff Writes On South Pacific Forum

    - When leaders gather in Auckland on August 12 for the Pacific Islands Forum, a key discussion point will be the Solomon Islands and the first use of the forum's Biketawa Declaration to deploy a regional assistance mission there. See... A Move To Succeed Where Colonial Powers Failed [1] ALSO:Phil Goff Writes: How Aid Works [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00045.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00044.htm


    Line Drawn On Drug Use

    - United Future will stand firm in it opposition to the legalisation of cannabis for the good of New Zealand families, Judy Turner, the party's health spokesperson, said today, two days before the release of the Health Select Committee report on the drug. See... Turner: UF stands firm against cannabis [1] ALSO: ACT - Drugs Not The Only Strain On Mental Health [2] - Greens - Three Green MPs to front cannabis debate [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00053.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00052.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00042.htm


    Suicide Instruction Book Wrong: Brown

    - “Exit New Zealand have distributed a suicide handbook which offers readers explicit instructions on how to kill themselves, along with strategies to avoid the death being detected as suicide. I find this very disturbing and appalling” said New Zealand ... See... Suicide Handbook: No! No! No! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00051.htm


    English Says I’m Not Racially Divisive!

    - "The National Party will continue to advocate one standard of citizenship as the path ahead for New Zealand," says National Party Leader Bill English. See... One Standard of Citizenship not divisive [1] ALSO: English - Claims already lodged on 2400km of coast [2] - ACT - Respect For Rights The Only Answer [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00041.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00040.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00035.htm


    Prebble’s The Letter Is Posted

    - Prebble accuses Immigration Minister Dalziel of “fibbing”. After an editorial criticising the Immigration spokesman Ian Smith for failing to provide information about the Algerian suspected terrorist, Ahmed Zaoui, he sent his colleagues this email explanation: See... Richard Prebble’s The Letter [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00050.htm


    Stretching It For The Kids

    - Youth Affairs Minister John Tamihere will be launched in a horizontal bungee on the front lawn of Parliament at 1pm tomorrow (Tuesday, August 6) to support the launch of health stamps for health camps. See... Tamihere bungees and battles for health camps [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00049.htm


    Govt Will Pass Pharmacy Costs On To Public

    - ACT New Zealand Health Spokesman Heather Roy today accused the Labour Government of backing pharmacists into a corner, thereby forcing them to pass any added costs onto the public. See... Labour Backs Pharmacists Into A Corner [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00048.htm


    Burton Says Welcome Home Te Mana

    - Minister of Defence, Mark Burton, welcomed the crew of HMNZS Te Mana home today, at the conclusion of their deployment to Operation Enduring Freedom’s Maritime Interdiction Operation (OEF MIO). See... Minister welcomes home crew of Te Mana [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00046.htm


    ACT’s Wellington Regional Conference

    - Speech to Wellington Regional Conference Museum Hotel Conference Room Wakefield Street, Wellington 9:30 am, Saturday 2 August 2003 See... Prebble: Labour is Undermining the Constitution [1] ALSO: President Speech: Creating a Credible Alternative [2] - Murray McCully's ACT Conference Speech [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00038.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00037.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00036.htm


    Hide Says PM Must Act On Auckland Rates

    - ACT Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide said today that Prime Minister Helen Clark can't sit on the rate revolt sideline. "She is the Prime Minister. She has to listen to the hardship and heartache that spiralling rates are causing working families ... See... PM Must Listen To Ratepayers [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00034.htm


    Conservation Arrives In Canty High Country

    - Two thirds of a major historic high country station in North Canterbury has been purchased by the Nature Heritage Fund for recreation and conservation, Conservation Minister Chris Carter announced today. See... Huge chunk of high country station purchased [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00033.htm

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