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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
The Article Which Should Cost Rumsfeld His Job
The Avalanche Of Torture Opinion Continues
Scoop In Italy: NZAC Veterans Return To Cassino
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Fidel Castro And 1 Million Cubans Respond To Bush Threats
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Stateside: Where Rosalea Meets The Pollsters
Agenda: Simon Dallow Interviews Alexander Downer
David Slack Is Over There!
Corporate Political Censorship Runs Wild
BBV Oponents Move On To Optical Scan Machines
Bob Zimmerman: America's Choice
Meanwhile In The Terra Sancta…
Allen Roland: The Psychology Of Hegemania

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Goff Proposes Reform To Double Jeopardy Rule
The ACM/Maori Alliance Flexes Its Muscles
Date Set For Te Tai Hauauru By-Election
Politics According To ACT: The Letter
Talking Zaoui In The South
No End In Sight To Leaky Home Disputes
Kiwibank's Marks Its Triple Century
Talking National: Brash's New Maori Agenda
Underarm Tactics From Aussies On Apples
Sutton Claims Progress In DOHA World Trade Round
Budget 2004: Matching Funds Source For Scientists

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00153.htm
NZ World War II Veterans Arrive In Cassino

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
The Article Which Should Cost Rumsfeld His Job

- The roots of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal lie not in the criminal inclinations of a few Army reservists but in a decision, approved last year by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, to expand a highly secret operation, which had been focussed on the hunt for Al Qaeda, to the interrogation of prisoners in Iraq. See... Scoop Link: Seymour M. Hersh - The Gray Zone [1] ..


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00155.htm


The Avalanche Of Torture Opinion Continues

- Meanwhile blogs are running hot with tales of the imminent demise of DefSec Runsfeld and commentators continue to opine furiously. "Seymour Hersh's latest instalment in the New Yorker is earth-shattering:" See... No Right Turn: Somebody's Going To Jail [1] MORE COMMENT: - Martin LeFevre: Whirling on the Axis of Twin Evils [2] - Jim Peron: Atrocities And The Mentality Of War [3] - Mac Deford: Don Rumsfeld and Al Capone [4] - W. David Jenkins III: Mourning America [5] - John Chuckman: Sex, Lies, And Videotapes [6] - Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Secretary Of Offense [7] SCOOP FULL COVERAGE: - Full Coverage: Nicolas Berg Beheading [8] - Full Coverage: Abu Ghraib Torture Scandal (2) [9]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00167.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00149.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00157.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00165.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00164.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00161.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00160.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00151.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00150.htm


Scoop In Italy: NZAC Veterans Return To Cassino

- CASSINO, ITALY -- New Zealand World War II veterans have arrived at the place of a famous battle at Monte Cassino, Italy. See... NZ Vets Arrive In Cassino - North By North-West [1] MORE FROM THE PM ABROAD: - New Zealand to open embassy in Cairo [2] - PM welcomes new film projects [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00153.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00321.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00336.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Soaring car sales show transport choices stunted [1]
  • $39 million in Budget to fight meth, gangs [2]
  • Western Sahara speaker tours New Zealand [3]
  • Iwi’s War on Methamphetamine Gaining Momentum [4]
  • Kiwis Walking For Peace In Japan [5]
  • Statement By Co-Chairs Of The ANZ Leadership Forum [6]
  • NZ Broadband Prices Very Competitive – OECD [7]
  • One in Three Programmes is New Zealand-made [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00347.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00343.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00175.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00170.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00165.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00159.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0405/S00167.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0405/S00091.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00164.htm
    Images: 1 Million Cubans March Against US Policy

    Fidel Castro And 1 Million Cubans Respond To Bush Threats

    - Mr. George W. Bush: the million Cubans who are gathered here today to march past your Interests Section is just a small part of a valiant and heroic people who would like to be here with us, if it were physically possible. Proclamation by an adversary of the US government [1] and Images: 1 Million Cubans March Against US Policy [2] - Brutal political & economic measures against Cuba [3] - Cuban Position On New & Brutal Economic Measures [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00163.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00164.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00170.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00165.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • Enormous crowd "Get out of Gaza and start talking" [1]
  • Call For Papers: Public Right To Know 2004 Conf. [2]
  • Continuing Grave Human Rights Problems in Haiti [3]
  • Oz Journalist Detained Over Subversion Allegations [4]
  • USA: Interrogation Techniques Amount To Torture [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00169.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00168.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00167.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00166.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00162.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Stateside: Where Rosalea Meets The Pollsters

    - The thunder of little cloven hooves racing for the hills, accompanied by loud bleats of ''Shrek save us!'' was heard near Phoenix, Arizona, this week. See... Stateside with Rosalea: The V-word [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00169.htm


    Agenda: Simon Dallow Interviews Alexander Downer

    - The big story in New Zealand today will be the first Australian New Zealand Leadership Forum in Wellington, brainchild of Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer. See... Agenda Interview With Alexander Downer - May 15 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00154.htm


    David Slack Is Over There!

    - Dear Island Life? Where are you? Got any more quizzes planned? How's Mary-Margaret? I'm very well indeed, and thanks for asking. I have this habit of saying "yes" to anyone who asks me to do a job - or at least any job that sounds like fun… See... Public Address 17/05/04 - Running On Empty [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00168.htm


    Corporate Political Censorship Runs Wild

    - It appears that the Corporate Media giants have decided to cripple the efforts of the most effective critics of Bush Republicanism going into the 2004 Presidential elections. See... Corporate Political Censorship Runs Wild [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00166.htm


    BBV Oponents Move On To Optical Scan Machines

    - In the first pre-emptive lawsuit against voting machines filed by a candidate, Andy Stephenson -- a candidate for Washington Secretary of State -- has filed for an injunction to decertify Diebold GEMS central count software used in four Washington counties. See... Lawsuit to Decertify Diebold Optical Scan [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00163.htm


    Bob Zimmerman: America's Choice

    - Military Leadership: Bush shirked his wartime military obligation by holing up AWOL in Texas and Alabama. John Kerry fought heroically in Vietnam. See... Bob Zimmerman: Bush or Kerry? Stark Contrasts [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00162.htm


    Meanwhile In The Terra Sancta…

    - E-mail Gaza : Real time : 7:05 AM : From Hanini : Please forward : Mary here hell : Is occurring now : You hung up : And they began See... Genevieve Cora Fraser: They Are Shelling Gaza [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00159.htm


    Allen Roland: The Psychology Of Hegemania

    - We [America] are the last holdout. The world is making a shift in consciousness and we resist it at our peril. Spain has embraced the power of the people and thrown out a government that purposely mislead them . See... Allen Roland: The Last Holdout [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00158.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00149.htm
    The Rainbow Warrior Arrives On A Grey Auckland Day


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Goff Proposes Reform To Double Jeopardy Rule

    - Two exceptions to the rule of double jeopardy are to be created to cover situations where people may have been wrongfully acquitted, Justice Minister Phil Goff announced today. See... Exceptions to double jeopardy to be introduced [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00322.htm


    The ACM/Maori Alliance Flexes Its Muscles

    - “Maori interests are being ignored in the political debate over Auckland Central Remand Prison,” said Eru Thompson of Tamaki Makaurau. See... Labour and Greens ignore Maori over prison [1] and Sharples urges Government to review prison [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00166.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00176.htm


    Date Set For Te Tai Hauauru By-Election

    - Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced that Saturday, 10 July has been set as the date for the Te Tai Hauauru by-election, should the vacancy be contested. See... Te Tai Hauauru by-election [1] MORE: - Progressive saves centre-left Majority post-Turia [2] - Voters Urged To Enrol For Te Tai Hauauru [3] - By-Election Preparations begin [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00340.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00337.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00174.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00173.htm


    Politics According To ACT: The Letter

    - The Primary, The Budget, The surplus, Family Facts, Beneficiaries the Winners, Brash's Economic Policy, War in Digital... See... Act's The Letter - 17 May 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00339.htm


    Talking Zaoui In The South

    - Green MP Keith Locke will be in Dunedin this Thursday to speak to a public meeting on human rights issues currently facing New Zealand. See... Locke to speak on Zaoui in Dunedin [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00338.htm


    No End In Sight To Leaky Home Disputes

    - Latest figures released by the Weathertight Homes Resolution Service show that there is still no end in site to the leaky homes crisis, says National's Housing spokesman David Carter. See... 100 years for "speedy" resolution [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00333.htm


    Kiwibank's Marks Its Triple Century

    - Kiwibank is opening its 300th branch tomorrow which is good news for the people of Manukau City and a timely reminder of the broader benefits to regional economies and all consumers of Kiwibank's existence, says Progressive leader Jim Anderton. See... Kiwibank To Open 300th Branch Tomorrow [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00332.htm


    Talking National: Brash's New Maori Agenda

    - May I begin by thanking you all - the President Judy Kirk, regional office-holders, electorate office-holders, delegates, Parliamentary colleagues - for the tremendous effort you have all put in over the last year. See... Don Brash Address - A New Agenda For Maori [1] MORE NATIONAL CONFERENCE SPEECHES: - Brownlee Address To Northern Regional Conference [2] - Judy Kirk – Address To Northern Region Conference [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00331.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00330.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00329.htm


    Underarm Tactics From Aussies On Apples

    - United Future MP Gordon Copeland, born and raised on an apple and pear orchard in Nelson, believes that Australia's import ban on New Zealand apples is simply another case of underarm bowling. See... Copeland compares apple ban to underarm bowling [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00328.htm


    Sutton Claims Progress In DOHA World Trade Round

    - Significant progress on forging a consensus for the WTO Doha Round of negotiations has been made, New Zealand Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... WTO negotiations get great boost [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00327.htm


    Budget 2004: Matching Funds Source For Scientists

    - The government is establishing a new research fund designed to help New Zealand scientists capture a bigger share of international research funding. See... Budget 2004: Funding NZ's Global Research Links [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00326.htm

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