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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: AUDIO:Wanted Mossad Agent Aided By Multinational Security Solutions Co
Labour Caps Time Limit On Waitangi Claims
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
WSPA Concerned Over Cruelty Aspects To Whaling
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News & More Is There!
Fighting Talk From Fighting Talk
No Right Turn Addresses Anti-Semitism & Free Speech
The Inside Oil On Wellington Politics And Business
If Kerry Is The Answer – What Was The Question?
Martin LeFevre: Bringing Meditation Home
Mary Pitt: Political Facts Of Life
William Rivers Pitt: Suffer The Children Of Iraq
Ramzy Baroud: The Wait Is Over
Fitrakis & Wasserman On Michael Moore And What He Left Out
Patricia Johnson On US Chain Store Sales Stats
Greg Palast: Kerry Discovers Black American Disenfranchisement
Ivan Eland: Iran Ignored In 911 News Lineup
Sherril Hogan: The Wall Hurts Israel Too
Steve Weissman: Americans & The Missionary Position

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Did Brash Speed To Rugby? Peters Says He Should Have Walked
Treasury Releases Toll/Crown Deal Details
Robson Details Illegalities Of Israel's Apartheid Wall
ACT Wants Parole Canned
John T To Be Dumped… From A Chopper
Research Key To Tourism Success
Govt Closes ICT Gaps
More Resignations: Brash On Lynda Scott's Resignation
King Launches Medical Student Book
Greens Question Why Taxpayers Should Pay For GE Contamination
Tourism Numbers Zoom Up 20%

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
AUDIO:Wanted Mossad Agent Aided By Multinational Security Solutions Co

- Scoop investigations reveal wanted Mossad agent Zev Barkan appears to have gone to ground in Asia after touching base with an Israel owned security solutions co based in Beijing. See… Wanted Mossad Agent Accessed Asia Via China Based Security Solutions Co - Selwyn Manning & Simon Pound (95bFM's The Wire 22-7-04) [1] FULL COVERAGE: See... Scoop's STORY OF THE WEEK. [2]


[1] - http://www.spectator.co.nz/audio/sm-95bfm-22-7-04.m3u
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/index.html#sow


Labour Caps Time Limit On Waitangi Claims

- Proposals are being considered to streamline Treaty of Waitangi historic settlements, Treaty Negotiations Minister Margaret Wilson says. See... Ideas considered to streamline treaty settlements [1] ALSO: - NATS - Devil will be in the detail of Labour U-turn [2] - ACT - Treaty Time Limits - Let's Look Forward, Not Back [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00358.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00362.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00349.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Greens: Pesticide contamination endemic in food supply [1]
  • Campaign Launches Civil Union Submission Pack [2]
  • Public alerted to misleading phone card deals [3]
  • CHH Ends half year in strong financial position [4]
  • Westpac offers banking options to flood victims [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00363.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00235.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0407/S00259.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0407/S00254.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0407/S00252.htm



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    IMAGE: Greenpeace Mark Opening Of Whaling Conference

    WSPA Concerned Over Cruelty Aspects To Whaling

    - SORRENTO, Italy - Resolution on the suffering of whales passed at IWC. International agreement on the need to address the inherent cruelty of whaling was reached today at the 56th annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Sorrento, ... See... IWC Agrees Call To Action On Whale Welfare [1] ALSO: Japan: Japan: No Scientific Basis For Whale Sanctuaries [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00219.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00210.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • US Congress Concerned Over Timor-Australia Dispute [1]
  • Tension At Israel/Lebanon Border Withdrawal Line [2]
  • The Good Boy Scout - Avnery on Sharon-Chirac [3]
  • Satellites & Internet Intel Aids Rural Poverty [4]
  • UN Team To Check Remaining Iraqi Nuclear Materials [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00220.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00218.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00217.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00216.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00215.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News & More Is There!

    - It's hard not to feel that the time was when a Prime Minister speeding to make a crucial rugby test match might have been hailed as a true New Zealander. In 2004, it becomes another do-we-really-not-have-anything-better-to-worry-about flurry of ... See... Public Address 22/07/04 - Loco Moto [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00163.htm


    Fighting Talk From Fighting Talk

    - Latest talk: Local intelligence, a fair trial, fast food, loving your neighbour, and rugby. Fighting Talk - Latest Talk [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00159.htm


    No Right Turn Addresses Anti-Semitism & Free Speech

    - The Waikato Jewish Association wants the government to prevent infamous Holocaust-denier David Irving from visiting New Zealand . This is both wrong and stupid. Irving should be treated the same as any other potential visitor; if the fact that he has previously ... See... David Irving and freedom of speech [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00154.htm


    The Inside Oil On Wellington Politics And Business

    - For your reading pleasure this week, Turning up the heat – there is a startling picture of climate change. We have details of new foreign investment rules, our exclusive rolling poll of polls gets updated, the Labour Party is trying desperately to keep its head down, unions are planning a campaign to keep National out of office, the economy bubbles along and we have more lines company low down…all this and more. We’re back in your inbox! See... Molesworth & Featherston - 20 July 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00167.htm


    If Kerry Is The Answer – What Was The Question?

    - Is Kerry the answer? I suspect you would agree that he is not, but he is the best chance we have of ridding ourselves of the cancer in the White House. Clearly, there is a great divide in our country. See... Norma Sherry: Skewed Vision [1] More Views On Kerry & The Coming Election: - Sam Smith - Halfway To Nowhere [2] - John Chuckman - America's Pathetic Liberals - The Sequel [3] - Ernest Patridge - The Assault Upon Trained Intelligence [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00161.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00156.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00155.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00160.htm


    Martin LeFevre: Bringing Meditation Home

    - Like most places, this town in northern California is growing too rapidly and chaotically. Though it’s still often quiet where I live, increasingly the din from nearby roads intrudes, bringing the continuous roar of the machine into the backyard. See... Meditations: Bringing Meditation Home [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00170.htm


    Mary Pitt: Political Facts Of Life

    - ''Granny, are we goin' to one of them parties?'' ''What parties is that, Child?'' See... Mary Pitt: Political Facts Of Life [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00165.htm


    William Rivers Pitt: Suffer The Children Of Iraq

    - The biggest story of the Iraq war is not about missing weapons of mass destruction, or about deep-cover CIA officers getting their covers blown by vengeful White House agents, or even about 896 dead American soldiers. See... William Rivers Pitt: Torturing Children [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00157.htm


    Ramzy Baroud: The Wait Is Over

    - The International Court of Justice at The Hague has finally ruled on Israel’s Separation Wall, kicking the ball out of its court, and into that of all major players in the Arab-Israeli conflict. But the question remains: See... Wall Ruling Vindicates Law, Not Intl. Community [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00169.htm


    Fitrakis & Wasserman On Michael Moore And What He Left Out

    - We've come to expect poisonous and unbalanced attacks from the paid far right propagandists denouncing Michael Moore's documentary "Fahrenheit 911." But more disturbing are the scolds from tepid moderate mainstream journalists who often fail to read their own newspapers. See... Fahrenheit 911 Is Fair And Balanced [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00158.htm


    Patricia Johnson On US Chain Store Sales Stats

    - It all began on March 15, 1957 when Clyde Brown, Michael Lewis, Albert Lowery, James Osberg, Robert Peters, Howard Senor and Harold Spurway met at the Palmer House in Chicago, IL. Each of the seven men contributed $500.00 and the International Council ... See... ICSC-UBS Weekly Chain Store Sales Snapshot [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00171.htm


    Greg Palast: Kerry Discovers Black American Disenfranchisement

    - Like Christopher Columbus blinking in shock at first seeing an American Indian, John Kerry has just discovered African-American voters. See... Black Americans Discovered By Democratic Party [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00168.htm


    Ivan Eland: Iran Ignored In 911 News Lineup

    - A potentially major news story—that Iran had more connections with al Qaeda than Iraq ever did, according to the 9/11 Commission’s interim report—has been relegated to the back pages of national newspapers and underplayed by the electronic media. See... Ivan Eland: Oops, They Invaded the Wrong Country? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00166.htm


    Sherril Hogan: The Wall Hurts Israel Too

    - I receive daily emails from Israel/Palestine about what is happening to Palestinians under the occupation by the Israeli military. See... Sherril Hogan: The Wall Hurts Israel Too [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00164.htm


    Steve Weissman: Americans & The Missionary Position

    - Left, right, or center, Americans like to believe we have a mission, that ''the shining city on a hill'' - as Ronald Reagan quoted our Pilgrim Fathers - stands as a universal beacon to the world. See... Steve Weissman: Americans, The Missionary Position [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00162.htm



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    IMAGE: Speaker's Portrait Unveiled In Wellington

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Did Brash Speed To Rugby? Peters Says He Should Have Walked

    - Rt Hon Winston Peters says unlike Don Brash he walked in the rain to the rugby test between the All Blacks and Australia in Wellington like thousands of other people and at no stage did he seek a ride in a motorcade. See... Don Should Have Walked In Rain To Rugby [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00365.htm


    Treasury Releases Toll/Crown Deal Details

    - The agreement to purchase the rail network was signed on 30 June 2004 and title for the network passed immediately to the Crown. There will be a two month transition period where Toll will continue to manage the network on behalf of the Crown See… Treasury Releases Rail Agreement [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00221.htm


    Robson Details Illegalities Of Israel's Apartheid Wall

    - The Sharon government should take heed of international law and pull down the Apartheid Wall it is building through Palestinian villages and farmlands in the illegally occupied West Bank, Progressive MP Matt Robson said today. See... Pull down that Apartheid Wall, Mr Sharon! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00360.htm


    ACT Wants Parole Canned

    - ACT New Zealand Corrections Spokesman Stephen Franks today renewed ACT's call for the abolition of the parole system, in light of the bungling that has now allowed offenders an opportunity to re-open parole decisions. See... Another Confirmation Of Parole Bungling [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00361.htm


    John T To Be Dumped… From A Chopper

    - On Saturday, July 24, Tamaki Makaurau MP and Cabinet Minister John Tamihere will be dropped from a helicopter winch and then plucked from the ocean by Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust. See... Media Advisory: Tamihere in daring sea rescue! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00359.htm


    Research Key To Tourism Success

    - Quality research is key to building a truly sustainable tourism sector, and Tourism Minister Mark Burton says that the new membership of the Tourism Research Council New Zealand (TRCNZ) provides the right kind of leadership to generate it. See... Council another move towards sustainability [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00357.htm


    Govt Closes ICT Gaps

    - Major new funding to close skill gaps in the Canterbury information and communication technologies (ICT) industries was announced today by Economic Development Minister Jim Anderton and Information Technology Minister Paul Swain. See... Canty project secures $1.7m to close ICT skill gap [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00355.htm


    More Resignations: Brash On Lynda Scott's Resignation

    - National Party Leader Don Brash says he respects and accepts Dr Lynda Scott's decision to stand aside at the next general election. See... Don Brash thanks Dr Lynda Scott [1] MORE: Dr Lynda Scott not seeking re-election [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00354.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00353.htm


    King Launches Medical Student Book

    - Health Minister Annette King launched In Practice, a book that looks at how the new wave of medical students who trained in the 1970s made their mark in a previously male-dominated profession. See... Annette King Speech: Launch of 'In Practice' [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00352.htm


    Greens Question Why Taxpayers Should Pay For GE Contamination

    - Green Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons says New Zealand is now paying the price of the Government failing to heed her party's earlier calls to sort out who is liable for GE contamination. See... Taxpayers should not pay the price of GE stuff ups [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00351.htm


    Tourism Numbers Zoom Up 20%

    - Tourism continues its positive growth track, with 20 per cent more international visitor figures visiting New Zealand in June 2004—134,800 in total. The year on year figures for June 2003-June 2004 increased 10 per cent 2.25 million. See... Visitor arrivals up 20 per cent [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00348.htm

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    Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

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    Access to accurate, relevant and timely information is a crucial aspect of an open and transparent society. However, in our digital society information is in a state of flux with every aspect of its creation, delivery and consumption undergoing profound redefinition... More>>

    Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

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