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Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics


TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Investigation: Zaoui’s Human Rights Abuses Unearthed
Scoop Feature: Judge Reserves Decision In Zaoui Bail/Transfer Bid
Top Corrections Dept Psychologist Says Zaoui Low Risk
News Backgrounder: Zaoui Seeks His Freedom
NEW ZEALAND LEAD STORY
Brash Would Abolish Bail For Career Criminals
Top International War Crimes Tribunal Judge Dies
SCOOP COLUMNS:
Kevin List Discovers A Zimbabwe Refugee Anomaly
In Focus: Indonesia’s Presidential Elections
When Oppositions Become Loyal: John Roughan
The Don Of Big Screen Dies
Condi Rise Scribbles Fiction
Reflecting On A Stateside Revolution
Counter-View: Stratman Says Fundamentalist Christians Have NOT Captured U.S. Govt
Darfur Region of Sudan in Midst of Humanitarian Crisis

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
GPJA Video On The Venezuelan Revolution Tonight In Auckland
Greens Say Dirt Cheap Thai Deals Dump On NZ
Donald Urges Caution Over Foreign Investment
United Schmoozes Outdoor Lobby Groups
ACT Ups The Anti-Welfare Rhetoric
Greens Release Restorative Justice Video
Flagging The Latest New Flag Design
OSHS Says Protecting Workers An Investment
Care For The Aged Booklet Being Distributed
Ministry Of Fish Duped By Nupe
Destiny NZ Flicks The Switch

TODAY'S PHOTO STORY


Judge Reserves Decision In Zaoui Bail/Transfer Bid
Image courtesy of Amnesty International.

http://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/0407/a52622ea7709b3f348c0.jpeg

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY
Scoop Investigation: Zaoui’s Human Rights Abuses Unearthed

- Mistreatment by prison gaurds against Algerian asylum seeker Ahmed Zaoui first occurred while he was held at Paremoremo's notorious D-Block. Scoop investigations are unearthing disturbing facts on how prison officers allegedly deprived Zaoui of basic human rights. This week Scoop will provide further insight into this disturbing revelation. See... Zaoui’s Prison Mistreatment Began At Paremoremo [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00037.htm


Scoop Feature:

Judge Reserves Decision In Zaoui Bail/Transfer Bid [1] - Top Corrections Dept Psychologist Says Zaoui Low Risk [2] - News Backgrounder: Zaoui Seeks His Freedom [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00035.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00014.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00013.htm


NEW ZEALAND LEAD STORY
Brash Would Abolish Bail For Career Criminals

- National Party Leader Don Brash has signalled the next National Government will launch an all-out assault on crime, pledging to "abolish parole as we know it", boost police resources and target organised crime. See... Don Brash will abolish parole for career crims [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00081.htm

Top International War Crimes Tribunal Judge Dies

- The United Nations war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia paid tribute today to Sir Richard May of the United Kingdom, a judge who served on the tribunal for almost seven years and died this morning at the age of 65. See... Former Judge Of UN War Crimes Tribunal Dies At 65 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00031.htm


SCOOP COLUMNS:

Kevin List Discovers A Zimbabwe Refugee Anomaly

- Brendan Quirk the Chief Operating Officer of the New Zealand Immigration Service (NZIS) answered some questions relating to issues regarding Zimbabweans in New Zealand. See... Q&A On Zimbabwean Work Permit Holders In NZ [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00034.htm


In Focus: Indonesia’s Presidential Elections

- JAKARTA, Indonesia -- President Megawati Sukarnoputri's perplexing rule has been punctuated by terrorists' bombs in Bali and Jakarta, while her nicknames as ''The Queen of Silence'' and ''The Sphinx'' have not kept her from condemning the U.S. See... Richard Ehrlich: Indonesia's Presidential Election [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00033.htm


When Oppositions Become Loyal: John Roughan

- A fundamental reality for a strong working parliament is to have a vibrant 'loyal opposition'! Both words--loyal and opposition--are absolutely necessary! Those out of power must be both loyal and work in opposition. A major question must be asked. ... See... John Roughan Considers "Loyal Opposition!" [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00036.htm


The Don Of Big Screen Dies

- Marlon Brando is dead. He was born in my parent's time yet he was the actor of our time. For many of us he defined our time. As an actor, he epitomized excellence, as a citizen, he was ruled by his conscience. I find myself with a knot in my throat .. See... Marlon Brando, A Man of Our Times [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00032.htm


Condi Rise Scribbles Fiction

- ''Mr. President, Iraq is sovereign.'' With a simple handwritten note, national security advisor Condoleezza Rice made her bid to author one of the biggest and most brazen lies of our lifetimes. No, Iraq is not sovereign, far from it. See... Marc Ash: At War [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00029.htm


Reflecting On A Stateside Revolution

- As Americans mark the 228th anniversary of the signing of the American Declaration of Independence this Fourth of July, two parallels between our Revolution and today’s insurgency in Iraq come to mind. See... William Marina: The American Revolution and Iraq [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00028.htm


Counter-View: Stratman Says Fundamentalist Christians Have NOT Captured U.S. Govt

- Many people who oppose the war in Iraq are living under a dangerous illusion: that the war is the work of a cabal of fundamentalist Christians and Jewish neo-conservatives who have hijacked the government for their own purposes–that the war, in other words, See... Dave Stratman: Beware the Liberal War on Terror [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00027.htm


Darfur Region of Sudan in Midst of Humanitarian Crisis

- Black Congressional Caucus Calls on U.S. to Intervene: Interview with Salih Booker, executive director of Africa Action, conducted by Melinda Tuhus See... Darfur in Midst of Humanitarian Crisis [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00026.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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GPJA Video On The Venezuelan Revolution Tonight In Auckland

- The Venezuelan elite has already tried to stage several coups against the government of President Chavez with US support. The defeat of the April 2002 coup was captured in gripping detail by a group of Irish film makers. "The revolution will not be televised" .. See... "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00039.htm


Greens Say Dirt Cheap Thai Deals Dump On NZ

- The Green Party is warning that Thailand's already ultra-rich "business" leaders will be the only ones to benefit from a free trade agreement with New Zealand. See... Helen, please don't buy Thai PM's dirty deal [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00091.htm


Donald Urges Caution Over Foreign Investment

Lures - Green Co-Leader Rod Donald is urging Cabinet to reject Treasury recommendations to reduce scrutiny of foreign investment proposals. See... Greens caution on foreign investment free for all [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00082.htm


United Schmoozes Outdoor Lobby Groups

- United Future New Zealand and its affiliated party Outdoor Recreation NZ have applauded the announcement of the mega-coalition between three of the country’s largest outdoor lobby groups. See... UF/ORNZ applaud major environmental move [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00090.htm


ACT Ups The Anti-Welfare Rhetoric

- Speech to Canterbury ACT members and supporters; ACT Leader's Lunch; Chateau in the Park, Christchurch; Sunday July 5, 2004. See... Time To Loosen Welfare's Grip On New Zealand [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00089.htm


Greens Release Restorative Justice Video

- The Greens are broadening the 'law and order' debate with the online release of their video Restorative Justice Works. The video is now available online at the links below. See... Greens Launch Restorative Justice Video [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00083.htm


Flagging The Latest New Flag Design

- Leading New Zealand artist and designer Dick Frizzell has designed a new New Zealand flag. See... Dick Frizzell designs a new New Zealand flag [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00038.htm


OSHS Says Protecting Workers An Investment

- The Occupational Safety and Health Service investigated 61 workplace deaths in the year to 30 June 2004. This includes the deaths of 13 bystanders or visitors to workplaces. See... Invest to protect our greatest asset – people [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00037.htm


Care For The Aged Booklet Being Distributed

- The Ministry of Health is distributing a booklet to ensure that older people and their families have access to good information about long term care for older people. The booklet is called 'Long-term Residential Care in a Rest home or Hospital… See... Long-term Residential Care Booklet [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00036.htm


Ministry Of Fish Duped By Nupe

- The Ministry of Fisheries (MFish) is disappointed at the announcement by the National Union of Public Employees (NUPE), that their members, about 60 of whom are employed by MFish, will be proceeding with strike action from next week over the question . See... MFISH Disappointed In Nupe Decision [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00031.htm


Destiny NZ Flicks The Switch

- An enthusiastic crowd of more than 800 people turned out for Destiny New Zealand's 'Your Power is in the Home' meeting in Auckland last night. See... Destiny NZ, 'Your Power is in the Home' AUCKLAND [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00028.htm

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