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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: A Clash Of Cultures In The Mists Of Cassino
UN Report Criticises NZ For Handline Of Zaoui Case
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
UN Official Expresses Horror At Israel's Operation Rainbow
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News & Two Other Guys Are There!
Simon Upton's Letter From Arcadia
Meditations: Epiphany By Bomber
Francis Reid: Lets Find Something To Agree About
More Fighting Talk From Fighting Talk
A Saudi Perspective On The US Elections
Bev Harris: Diebold's Diabolical Election Plans
The Devilish Deviance Of Donald Rumsfeld
Catherine Austin-Fitts: Piracy on the Delaware

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Ron Mark Calls For Prison Sex Inquiry
NZ Should Heed Warnings From Russia Re: Kyoto
Budget 2004: Statistics Funding Boosted
Booboo Wins MPs Music Month Quiz
School Terms Holiday Dates To Change
Dr Don Talks Road Tolls
Politician's Columns: Marc Alexander
Organic Milk Proves Bigger Is Not Always Better
Richard Prebble Flogs The Company Tax Rate (Again)
Brash Wonders Why NZ Is So Far Down The US FTA Queue
Stoned In The Slammer
Scoop Was In The House

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LEAD STORY:
A Clash Of Cultures In The Mists Of Cassino

- Mist lay heavy about the hills surrounding the Monte Cassino War Cemetery today as a cultural clash marred events commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Monte Cassino. See... Italy: Maori Warriors Show Reputation Feared [1] For more coverage from the PM's trip to Italy CLICK HERE [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00215.htm
[2] - #msow


UN Report Criticises NZ For Handline Of Zaoui Case

- In a report having clear implications for the Government' handling of the Ahmed Zaoui case, New Zealand has received a mixed report card this week from the UN committee overseeing the country's compliance with the Convention Against Torture. See... UN Committee Warns NZ On Human Rights [1] MORE: - United Nations - Legislation Regarding Zaoui Concerns UN [2] - Human Rights Foundation - UN Committee Against Torture Report [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00228.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00224.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00226.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • AA Welcomes Ten-Year Auckland Transport Plan [1]
  • Picket To Condemn Rafah Attack [2]
  • DHBs financial performance better than forecast [3]
  • Radio Pacific Supported Protest at ACC Greymouth [4]
  • Visitor Arrivals Up 23 Percent [5]
  • Refusal To Grant Permanent Name Suppression Right [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00224.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00223.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00221.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00220.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00215.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00213.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

    UN Official Expresses Horror At Israel's Operation Rainbow - A United Nations human rights expert has expressed his "horror" at the ongoing Israeli military action in Gaza, where some 30 Palestinian have been killed, nearly 200 homes have been destroyed and 2,200 people left without shelter since the beginning of May. See... Human Rights Expert Voices Horror At Gaza Action [1] MORE: - Joint Statement - Urgent Petition to the Supreme Court on Rafah [2] - Physicians - Rights Violations in Rafah- Update, 20 May Evening [3] - ISM - ISM: Please Don't Stay Silent - Rafah Action [4] - Gush Shalom - 8 Arrested, 3 To Hospital After Rafah Protest [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00228.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00226.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00225.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00224.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00223.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • Brahimi Meets Red Cross Envoy On Abu Ghraib [1]
  • Panel Has Begun Inquiry Into UN's Oil-For-Food [2]
  • UN Committee On Decolonization Pacific Seminar [3]
  • UQ Wire: 9/11 Author & Widow On Democracy Now [4]
  • Appeal To All Local Unions In The United States [5]
  • 63% Of Canadians - US Had 9/11 Prior Knowledge [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00229.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00227.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00221.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00220.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00219.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00218.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News & Two Other Guys Are There!

    - I confess, the spectator appeal of motorsport pretty much eludes me, so I'm not coming to the issue of Auckland's seven-year contract for V8 supercar racing as a fan. But - deja vu all over again - Mayor Banks seems to be writing verbal cheques he'll have ... See... Public Address 21/05/04 - Three Guys [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00223.htm


    Simon Upton's Letter From Arcadia

    In this edition : Europe at 25 members ; the lethargy of French euro-MPs; civil baptism for republican believers; and (for seriously thoughtful subscribers) more treatyology in liberal clothes from Andrew Sharp . See... Upton-on-line Diaspora Edition: 20th May 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00222.htm


    Meditations: Epiphany By Bomber

    - In the early 1980’s, after 15 years of intensive philosophical inquiry into the question of how human disorder could evolve out of the natural order, I had a shattering experience which answered the question for me, at literally a gut level. See... Martin LeFevre: B-52 Breakthrough [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00221.htm


    Francis Reid: Lets Find Something To Agree About

    - In the war of words being fought over the future of transport in Auckland, there is a tendency for politicians, reporters and public pressure groups to divide along simple pro-public transport or pro-road lines. See... Confrontation over Eastern Highway costs Auckland [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00220.htm


    More Fighting Talk From Fighting Talk

    - Is the New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament, and Arms Control Act 1987 so untouchable that the mere suggestion that maybe we could think about changing it a little is a threat to all that is New Zealand? See... Fighting Talk From Fighting Talk [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00219.htm


    A Saudi Perspective On The US Elections

    - Many in America are hoping and praying John Kerry will win the next Presidential election. Bush and his cronies have destroyed many important programs, with the effects reaching far and wide. See... Behind The Veil: American Elections [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00218.htm


    Bev Harris: Diebold's Diabolical Election Plans

    - I've been saying now for over a year that this is coming, and here it is in print: From the transcript of the May 3 2004 Cuyahoga County (Cleveland, Oh) Board of Elections "Question and Answer" session with Diebold: See... Bev Harris: Diebold Plans To Eliminate Evidence [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00217.htm


    The Devilish Deviance Of Donald Rumsfeld

    - I believe in miracles. I believe that from somewhere in the control room of life's mysterious and inexplicable process, things are made to happen without regard for reason, logic, or cause and effect. See... Robert Rabbin: Donald's Spiritual Dysfunction [1] MORE: - William Rivers Pitt: Trickle-Down Morality [2] - Sam Smith: The Language Of Cruelty [3] SEE ALSO SCOOP FULL COVERAGE: - Full Coverage: Abu Ghraib Torture Scandal (4) [4] - Full Coverage: Abu Ghraib Torture Scandal (3) [5] - Full Coverage: Abu Ghraib Torture Scandal (2) [6] - Full Coverage: Abu Ghraib Torture Scandal (1) [7] - Full Coverage: Nicolas Berg Beheading [8]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00216.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00208.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00204.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00209.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0405/S00186.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00150.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00130.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00151.htm


    Catherine Austin-Fitts: Piracy on the Delaware

    - Once in a while a story comes along that is so important that I am inspired to write an introduction to persuade others of the value of reading it. "Piracy on the Delaware" by Paul E. Atkinson , former President of Sun Shipbuilding, is such a story. See... Mapping The Real Deal: Piracy on the Delaware [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00206.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Ron Mark Calls For Prison Sex Inquiry

    - I am writing to ask you to initiate a commission of inquiry into the manner in which the Corrections Department has investigated and dealt with the widely reported instances of inappropriate relationships between inmates and prison officers. See... Letter from Ron Mark MP to Hon Paul Swain [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00450.htm


    NZ Should Heed Warnings From Russia Re: Kyoto

    - Russia's forceful rejection of the Kyoto Protocol must surely serve as a wake-up call to the New Zealand Labour Government, ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader and Environment Spokesman Ken Shirley said today. See... Labour's Russian Wake-Up Call [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00445.htm


    Budget 2004: Statistics Funding Boosted

    - A Budget 2004 investment of nearly $70 million over four years will strengthen New Zealand's official statistics and save money through more accurate targeting of government spending, Minister for Statistics John Tamihere says. See... Statistics investment ensures taxpayer money well [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00440.htm


    Booboo Wins MPs Music Month Quiz

    - The results are in, and Marian Hobbs (Labour) and Jim Peters (NZ First) have won Judith Tizard’s 2004 New Zealand Music Month quiz. See... Impressive results in NZ Music Month quiz [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00438.htm


    School Terms Holiday Dates To Change

    - State schools' terms and holidays will change from 2006, Acting Education Minister Steve Maharey announced today. See... Change to school terms [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00454.htm


    Dr Don Talks Road Tolls

    - Speech: Don Brash - Roading Now. An address to the Auckland Chamber of Commerce Hyatt Regency Hotel, Auckland by Don Brash Leader of the National Party 21 May 2004 See... Roading Now - Speech by Dr Don Brash [1] . See also Auckland Chamber of Commerce... National's Transport Policy [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00453.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00214.htm


    Politician's Columns: Marc Alexander

    - Last Monday I was in the High Court in Auckland along with members of the Sensible Sentencing Trust to support Tai Hobson's legal bid to hold the Corrections Department to account for their part in the death of his wife. See... Marc My Words, 21 May 2004 - Justice or Just Is? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00451.htm


    Organic Milk Proves Bigger Is Not Always Better

    - Green MP Ian Ewen-Street says the slightly higher production of conventionally farmed cows compared to an organic herd reported in a current trial is outweighed by the higher price farmers get for organic milk. See... Less milk, but you'll get a better price for it [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00447.htm


    Richard Prebble Flogs The Company Tax Rate (Again)

    - ACT Leader Richard Prebble in parliament today asked the Minister of Finance when the country can expect a cut in the company tax rate. See... Time for a Company Tax Cut [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00446.htm


    Brash Wonders Why NZ Is So Far Down The US FTA Queue

    - The Government must explain why New Zealand is less relevant in American trade priorities than Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Morocco, says National Party leader Don Brash. See... Clark, Goff must explain trade failures [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00443.htm


    Stoned In The Slammer

    - Up to a third of prison inmates in some prisons are likely stoned as Corrections Minister Paul Swain runs around putting a positive spin on the fast-sinking Corrections Department, United Future's Marc Alexander said today. See... Alexander: Best place to get drugs? In prisons!! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00442.htm


    Scoop Was In The House

    - For Thursday's questions and answers see... Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 20 May 2004 [1] . For Wednesday's Q&A see... Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 19 May 2004 [2] , for Tuesday's see... Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 18 May 2004 [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00448.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00416.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0405/S00382.htm

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