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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Pressure Turned Up High On The WTO In Geneva
Tamihere's "I Am Red Blooded, Hear Me Roar" Speech
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
UN Tribunal Quashes Croat War Criminal's War Crimes
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Double Hard News And More Is There!
Pacific Ecologist: A Major challenge to Pacific Civil Society
Democratic Convention: Rosalea Barker
Democratic Convention: Norma Sherry
The Lure Of Oil And Gas Makes For Dirty Tricks
Marjorie Cohn: Bush 9/11 Reaction Pure Plaster
Security Nuttiness In The Land Of The Free
Scoop Was In The House

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Green Party To Cast Tariana Turia's Vote In Absentia
Burning The NZ Flag At Parliament – Not Just Because You Can
Govt Injects $100 Million Into Schools Modernisation Plan
BooBoo's Fahrenheit 911 Screening A Booboo
100,000 Cannabis Convictions Since Labour Elected
Fees Reduced For 10k Students
Liberty Belle Falls On Her Pen - Twice
Conservation Week Needed - Fitzsimons
These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees
Expect A Early Childcare U-Turn Anytime Soon
Food Import Safety In Question Over Contaminated Flour
Sickness Benefit Off The Hook With The MSD At Least
Tamihere On Auckland's Tourism Boom
Call For Mark Burton To Take A Fall

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00287.htm
WTO Heavyweights Get Stuck In The Sand

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
Pressure Turned Up High On The WTO In Geneva

- The Green Party says it is inevitable that the World Trade Organisation (WTO) meeting in Geneva will break down again unless industrialised countries unconditionally end their export and domestic production subsidies. See... Unfair trade talks doomed to fail [1] MORE: - Arena - Time to Put the WTO out of its Misery, says ARENA [2] - WTO - Supachai welcomes input from 'The Five' [3] - Oxfam - Behind closed doors trade talks turn sour [4] - Walden Bello - Walden Bello: D-Day For The WTO [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00527.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00305.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00296.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00287.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00229.htm


Tamihere's "I Am Red Blooded, Hear Me Roar" Speech

- There is one issue above all others that has caused me, as Minister for Youth Affairs, growing concern over the last couple of years. That issue is the identity, role and wellbeing of men – and in particular young men – in our society. See... Op-Ed: Tamihere: Making Young Men Count [1] and speech: John Tamihere comes out … [2] MORE: - NCWNZ - Women Applaud Tamihere [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00517.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00516.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00306.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Lomu Gets Transplant [1]
  • Confidence figures encouraging - Cullen [2]
  • New Zealand Herald to launch Herald on Sunday [3]
  • Fire Service Tried Its Best To Save Man's Life [4]
  • The Fifty-Nine Deceits Of Fahrenheit 9/11 [5]
  • Robson: Identity Citizenship Travel Documents Bill [6]
  • Erosion Of Rights? - Identity Citizenship Bill 1st Reading [7]
  • Give Life Says Health Ministry Misled Parliament [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0407/S00083.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00519.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0407/S00385.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00301.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00299.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00515.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00514.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0407/S00084.htm


    UN Tribunal Quashes Croat War Criminal's War Crimes

    - A former Bosnian Croat general who had been sentenced to 45 years in prison for taking part in a massacre of Muslim villagers in the early 1990s will be set free next week after the United Nations war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia today quashed ...See... Former Bosnian Croat General's Convictions Quashed [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00300.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • Annan Sounds Alarm On Darfur Rapes [1]
  • Bangladesh: With The Floods Come Disease [2]
  • UN Out Of Gaza But Palestinians Still Get Aid [3]
  • UN Agencies Fight Meningitis Epidemic In Burundi [4]
  • Int. Criminal Court To Probe Uganda Rebel Actions [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00299.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00298.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00295.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00294.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00293.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00239.htm
    MAP: Whose Oil Is It Anyway?

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Double Hard News And More Is There!

    - I'm a heteros*xual male, me. And the last time I saw some, my blood was definitely red. I'm proud of it - to the extent that one can can feel pride in an accident of birth - and very definitely comfortable with it... See... Public Address 30/07/04 - I, Bloke [1] . See also... Public Address 29/07/04 - Spooky Extremes [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00242.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00238.htm


    Pacific Ecologist: A Major challenge to Pacific Civil Society

    - Aisaki Casimira questions the good governance and security agendas promoted enthusiastically by governments and international institutions. See... Aisaki Casimira: Pacific Governance & Security [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00243.htm


    Democratic Convention: Rosalea Barker

    - That's the choice confronting anyone watching the Democratic National Convention this week. And in the hurl department, there's always the choice of your boot or your undigested dinner. See... Stateside Convention Watch: Churl Or Hurl? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00241.htm


    Democratic Convention: Norma Sherry

    - Just as we watch the Democratic Convention nearing the culminating event of choosing John Kerry and John Edwards as the candidates to be our next president and vice president, the pundits and the Republicans, those compassionate ones, are on the prowl. See... Sugar-Free Confections Of A Democratic Convention [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00240.htm


    The Lure Of Oil And Gas Makes For Dirty Tricks

    - Oil, it is a small word that causes big things. Not enough oil and you find petrol prices go up. Too much oil, especially when it is spilling into the ocean after a tanker has crashed and you have an environmental disaster. See... Australia Bowls Underarm To East Timor [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00239.htm


    Marjorie Cohn: Bush 9/11 Reaction Pure Plaster

    - The families of the people killed in the September 11 attacks had to fight tooth and nail for a commission to investigate why their loved ones died. George W. Bush opposed an investigation, but finally relented in the face of public pressure. See... UQ Wire: Bush Jumps on the 9/11 Band-Aid Wagon [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00245.htm


    Security Nuttiness In The Land Of The Free

    - If you or a loved one has been in the hospital or to your doctor lately, undoubtedly, you have become familiar with the new HIPAA regulations. Apparently, we have become so paranoid, so protective of our privacy, that we have legislated secrecy gone amuck. See... HIPAA And Other Assaults Upon Our Civil Liberties [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00244.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00297.htm
    Greenpeace 'jaguars' stop forest destruction

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Scoop Was In The House

    - For Thursday's Q&A see... Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 29 July 2004 [1] . For Wednesday's Q&A see... Questions & Answers for Oral Answer - 28 July 2004 [2] . For Tuesday's see... Questions & Answers for Oral Answer - 27 July 2004 [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00513.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0407/S00480.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00447.htm


    Green Party To Cast Tariana Turia's Vote In Absentia

    - The Green Party has agreed to Tariana Turia's request to cast her vote in Parliament when she is out of the House. See... Greens Agree To Cast Turia's Vote [1] and Turia Places Proxy Vote With Greens [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00531.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00543.htm


    Burning The NZ Flag At Parliament – Not Just Because You Can

    - The reason why the New Zealand flag was burnt was obscured by the arguments of whether it should be legal or illegal to burn it. Why the legal issue around this has been sorted out, the reason why New Zealanders were so disgusted in their government's actions and the dishonour they have brought on the country that we burnt a flag in protest have not changed. See... Peace Action Wellington Flag Burning [1] MORE: - Anti-Capitalists - Anti-war protesters arrested at lawful demo [2] - NZ First - Want Attention? Light Fires [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00296.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00307.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00525.htm


    Govt Injects $100 Million Into Schools Modernisation Plan

    - Four hundred schools are to receive $100 million in funding to upgrade and modernise existing school buildings, Prime Minister Helen Clark and Education Minister Trevor Mallard announced today. See... 400 schools receive $100m to improve property [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00518.htm


    BooBoo's Fahrenheit 911 Screening A Booboo

    - ACT New Zealand Foreign Affairs Spokesman Ken Shirley today noted with dismay Cabinet Minister Marian Hobbs' hosting of a special screening of Michael Moore's film `Fahrenheit 9/11' next Wednesday. See... Blunder Of Potentially Epic Proportions [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00541.htm


    100,000 Cannabis Convictions Since Labour Elected

    - Green MP Nandor Tanczos said today that the impending 100,000th conviction for cannabis offences under Labour is the price ordinary New Zealanders are paying for the Government's dependence on United Future. See... Pot clock strikes 100,000 convictions under Labour [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00538.htm


    Fees Reduced For 10k Students

    - Fees will be reduced for more than 10,000 students next year whose courses were temporarily exempted from the fee maxima policy in 2004. See... Fees reduced for 10,000 students [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00537.htm


    Liberty Belle Falls On Her Pen - Twice

    - If I could paint a picture it would be of me eating humble pie. Grovelling in the dirt. Begging forgiveness for the two unforgivable errors in last week's LB. See... Liberty Belle: Poor New Zealand [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00536.htm


    Conservation Week Needed - Fitzsimons

    - On the eve of Conservation Week, Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons says both the conservation estate and New Zealand's wider environment are under unprecedented pressure and concerned Kiwis should mobilise to defend them. See... Conservation Week In A Year Of Environmental Peril [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00535.htm


    These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees

    - Eighteen committee meetings were held this week, all in the parliamentary complex. See... Select Committee Business [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00534.htm


    Expect A Early Childcare U-Turn Anytime Soon

    - "Labour will have to change their policy to avoid the closure of up to 400 early childcare centres, currently servicing 13,500 children," says National's Education spokesman, Bill English. See... Ministry bungle puts childcare centres at risk [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00530.htm


    Food Import Safety In Question Over Contaminated Flour

    - Green MP Sue Kedgley said today that the identification of the likely source of lead-poisoning in a shipment of corn from China has been a positive development, but it exposed further serious questions over the safety of our food imports. See... Contaminated Cargo Ship Raises Fresh Concerns [1] MORE: - NZ First - Food Poisoning: A Case For New Zealand Shipping [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00526.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00523.htm


    Sickness Benefit Off The Hook With The MSD At Least

    - The Ministry of Social Development is satisfied that clients on the unemployment benefit are not being moved to sickness benefits unnecessarily, after meeting with the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) today. See... Doctors clear medical vetting for benefits [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00520.htm


    Tamihere On Auckland's Tourism Boom

    - Tourism's role as the number one export dollar earner is paying off for Auckland, new tourism figures show. See... Auckland Gets A Big Slice Of Tourism Pie [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00542.htm


    Call For Mark Burton To Take A Fall

    - ACT New Zealand Leader and Defence Spokesman Rodney Hide today called on mis-named Defence Minister Mark Burton to do his bit for the defence of New Zealand and resign his post. See... Burton Should Do His Bit For Defence And Resign [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00540.htm

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