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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Bush Schmoozes EU – Eyes NATO Troops For Iraq
The Allegations Against Winston – ACT's Letter
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Everybody Is Talking About Fahrenheit 9/11
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News & David Slack Are There!
Stateside: Where Rosalea Goes To Washington
Stateside: The Also Running Hold Conventions
Toni Solo: When Trade Negotiation Is Torture
Michel Chossudovsky This War Is Criminal
Poem: A Palestinian Madonna
Bob Fitrakis: Reagan's Lasting Legacy
Sonia Nettnin At The Chicago Palestine Film Festival

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Margaret Wilson Not Involved In Tanjas Decision
How Much Does It Cost To Deport A Rapist?
Christians Called Out In Drug Education Turf War
Civilians In Police Cars Rile Ryall
Ministerial Speechifying
Govt. Plan For Reducing Community Violence
Thai PM Visiting NZ In Early July
Wayne Mapp Concerned At Immigration Drop-off
Youth Unemployment – An Incomplete Picture Says Turner
Aussie Rail Owners Accused Of Land Based Piracy
Pacific Blue Sweetheart Denials Viewed Sceptically

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LEAD STORY:
Bush Schmoozes EU – Eyes NATO Troops For Iraq

- U.S. President George Bush has achieved his bid to secure European Union support in stabilizing war-torn Iraq. Bush schmoozed Europe’s leaders at a EU-U.S. summit held in Ireland over the weekend. See... Bush Gains EU Support – Eyes NATO Commitment [1] ALSO: NATO Prepares For Istanbul Summit [2] - NATO Agrees To Train Iraqi Security Forces [3] - U.S. - EU Leaders Remarks: Bush, Ahern, Prodi [4] - U.S.-EU Summit: Nonproliferation of WMDs [5] - U.S.-EU Summit: Cooperation to Combat Terrorists [6] - U.S.-EU Declaration of Support for Iraq [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00234.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00312.htm
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The Allegations Against Winston – ACT's Letter

- ACT MP Ken Shirley last Wednesday told parliament of an affidavit making claims that, if true, mean the end for NZ First. The following is an accurate full transcript of Ken Shirley’s speech. See... ACT's The Letter: Monday 28 June 2004 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00450.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • First NZ Light Armoured Vehicle Platoon Rolls Out [1]
  • New Zealand And Australian Armies To Talk [2]
  • Overseas Merchandise Trade (Imports): May 2004 [3]
  • 100,000 Albatross Petition Presented To UN [4]
  • Fishery Officers Strike – 5 July Start [5]
  • Fishery Officers Strike - First In 25 Years [6]
  • UK Takes Delivery Of First PAC 750XL Aircraft [7]
  • Katherine Mansfield Awards Close Wednesday [8]
  • Anti-Bypass protestors threaten major disruption [9]

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    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00338.htm
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    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00328.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0406/S00220.htm


    Everybody Is Talking About Fahrenheit 9/11

    - Daniel Patrick Welch - It's funny. I'd seen all this stuff before -- I mean it isn't as if there was anything really new here for anyone who's been paying attention for the past few years. And yet, I cried. See... Good for Business, Bad for the People [1]
    - Tom Flocco - Michael Moore’s controversial new movie Fahrenheit 9-11 was completely blacked out in densely Republican vote-heavy Delaware county and faced near total censorship in the fifth largest U.S. market -- Philadelphia and its Delaware Valley suburbs. See… UQ Wire: Fahrenheit 911 Censored In GOP Stronghold [2]
    - William Rivers Pitt - Screens in Bartlett, Chattanooga, Jackson, Knoxville and Memphis, Tennessee will be showing it. Screens in Layton and West Jordan, Utah will be showing it. If you find yourself in Leawood, Merriam, Shawnee or Wichita, Kansas, you can see it. See... UQ Wire: Thank You, Michael Moore [3]
    - Genevieve Cora Fraser - If you find yourself humming the Buffalo Springfield 1960s tune, ''Something happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear'' these days, Fahrenheit 9/11 is a Must See. See… Genevieve Cora Fraser: Moore Turns the Heat Up [4]
    - Top Dog - The entire crew here at the pound have now seen it. This is Dogskinreport.com brought to the silver screen. Fahrenheit 9/11 is the ''Hearts and Minds'' of the Iraq War generation. See... Dog Skin Report: The Fahrenheit 9/11 Posts [5]
    - Sonia Nettnin - Michael Moore’s FAHRENHEIT 09/11 is a dramatic examination of George W. Bush’s words and actions before and during his presidency. Also, his documentary investigates the business relations among the Bush family, their friends and the Saudi royal family. See... Sonia Nettnin: Review - Fahrenheit 9/11 [6]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00243.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00242.htm
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    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • US DU More Deadly Than Gas [1]
  • Gaza Pull-Out Could Spur Peace Process - Annan [2]
  • UN Rights Experts Seek Access To Prisoners In Iraq [3]
  • North Korea: Aid Needed To Solve Impasse [4]
  • Afghanistan: Two Female Electoral Staff Killed [5]
  • Prohibition Of Torture 'Absolute,' UN Officials [6]

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    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00234.htm
    Bush Gains EU Support - Eyes NATO Troops In Iraq

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News & David Slack Are There!

    - I presume I'm not the only one to detect the irony in the fact that on the front page of the Weekend Herald there was a teaser for the head of the Catholic church's proclamation of a modern "moral wasteland" - while on page four there was a... See... Public Address 28/06/04 - Wellsprings [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00250.htm


    Stateside: Where Rosalea Goes To Washington

    - Now, where was I? That's right, in Chicago's Union Station waiting for the train to DC, having just arrived on the Southwest Chief from Albuquerque. Since starting on my Amtreks, so to speak, in 2000, I have been on all four national routes that ... See... Stateside: Rosalea Goes To Washington (Part 2) [1] and Stateside Images: Rosalea Goes To Washington [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00249.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00248.htm


    Stateside: The Also Running Hold Conventions

    - Two national presidential nominating conventions are taking place this weekend, but before I get on to them, I should update my earlier report about the Libertarian Convention. Delegates there chose Michael Badnarik as their presidential candidate. See... Stateside with Rosalea: Convention Watch [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00247.htm


    Toni Solo: When Trade Negotiation Is Torture

    - ''Negotiating a free-trade agreement with the U.S. is not something one has a right to - it's a privilege.''[1] This quote from US Trade Representative Robert Zoellick came to mind when the BBC reported former head of Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, US army General Karpinski on policy at the US concentration camp in Guantanamo. Karpinski quoted former Guantanamo commander Major General Miller saying , "At Guantanamo Bay we learned that the prisoners have to earn every single thing that they have." See... Weary Of Stubborn Indigenous Resistance Stains? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00246.htm


    Michel Chossudovsky This War Is Criminal

    - It violates the Nuremberg Charter, the US Constitution and the UN charter. Lawrence Mosqueda in an article published in March 2003, shortly before the onslaught of the US-led invasion of Iraq provided the following advisory: See... Michel Chossudovsky: Abandon The Battlefield! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00245.htm


    Poem: A Palestinian Madonna

    : In a mantle of white : Faced the brute force : Of Israeli state terror : Tonight inside the sanctuary : Oh her home soldiers aimed : Their assault rifles and roamed See... Poem: Palestinian Madonna in Flowing White [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00241.htm


    Bob Fitrakis: Reagan's Lasting Legacy

    - The lasting legacy of Ronald Wilson Reagan will be Star Wars and a bloated imperialist U.S. military budget. See... Bob Fitrakis: The Insanity Of Star Wars The Sequel [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00237.htm


    Sonia Nettnin At The Chicago Palestine Film Festival

    - SALT OF THE EARTH is an exploration into the lives of Palestinian Christians. Martame and Elizabeth Sanders directed the saltfilms.net production. It had its final showing on Sunday at the third annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival. See... Sonia Nettnin: Review - Salt Of The Earth [1] More Palestine Film Reviews: - Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - A Stone's Throw Away [2] - Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Siege [3] - Sonia Nettnin Review: Freedom I Have Lost [4] . - Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Keys [5] - Review: Elias Chacour - Prophet in His Own Country [6] - Sonia Nettnin: To Create Something Out of Nothing [7]


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    IMAGE: First NZ Light Armoured Vehicle Platoon Rolls Out

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Margaret Wilson Not Involved In Tanjas Decision

    - The Attorney-General is not involved in deciding matters of a criminal nature, said Attorney-General, Margaret Wilson. This is because it is important there should not be any element of political interference with the justice system. See... Attorney-General no role in stays of proceedings [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00433.htm


    How Much Does It Cost To Deport A Rapist?

    - ACT New Zealand Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks today wrote to Corrections Minister Paul Swain and Justice Minister Phil Goff, asking how much rapist Faamanatuga Seumanutafa has cost taxpayers in his bid to avoid deportation. See... How Much Have We Forked Out On Rapist? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00447.htm


    Christians Called Out In Drug Education Turf War

    - Green MP Nandor Tanczos today accused the Christian-based drug education service Drug Arm of putting turf-protection before public safety, following their criticisms of the Angelcare charitable trust. See... Stop the drug turf-war, Nandor tells Christians [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00444.htm


    Civilians In Police Cars Rile Ryall

    - Non-sworn police officers should not be driving marked police cars, says National's Police spokesman, Tony Ryall. See... Joe Average shouldn't be driving police cars [1] MORE: - Muriel Newman - No Civilians On The Front Line [2] - Ron Mark - Civilians Solving Crime [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00451.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00446.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00445.htm


    Ministerial Speechifying

    - See Michael Cullen… Address to Export New Zealand Annual Dinner [1] - Phil Goff… Pacific regionalism: tradition continuity renewal [2] - Annette King… The benefits of a Trans-Tasman Joint Agency [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00449.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00448.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00436.htm


    Govt. Plan For Reducing Community Violence

    Using environmental design to reduce community violence is one of the areas highlighted in an action plan released today by Justice Minister Phil Goff. See... Goff launches violence action plan [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00454.htm


    Thai PM Visiting NZ In Early July

    - Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today that the Prime Minister of Thailand, Dr Thaksin Shinawatra, will visit New Zealand on 6 and 7 July. See... Thai PM to visit New Zealand [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00453.htm


    Wayne Mapp Concerned At Immigration Drop-off

    - A dramatic reduction in the number of skilled migrants looking to come to New Zealand poses a serious threat to our economy, says National's Immigration spokesman, Dr Wayne Mapp. See... Collapse In Skilled Migration Threatens Economy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00452.htm


    Youth Unemployment – An Incomplete Picture Says Turner

    - The halving of the number of young people on the dole touted by Associate Social Development and Employment Minister Rick Barker isn't the whole picture of youth employment, United Future's Judy Turner said today. See... Turner: Tell the whole story, Minister [1] MORE: - Govt - Youth unemployment plummets [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00442.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00434.htm


    Aussie Rail Owners Accused Of Land Based Piracy

    - New Zealand First Transport Spokesperson Peter Brown MP today described the position of the current overseas owned operators of New Zealand’s rail service, as land based piracy. See... Land Based Piracy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00438.htm


    Pacific Blue Sweetheart Denials Viewed Sceptically

    - “Pacific Blue’s suggestion that it is not seeking special treatment or a ‘sweetheart deal’ for its airport proposals can only be greeted with incredible disbelief,” said New Zealand First MP Dail Jones. See... Goodbye Sweetheart Virgin Blue [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00455.htm

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