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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY: Zaoui Lawyers Appeal No-Bail-Transfer Judgement
Massey Research Shows Teenagers Don't Need ID To Buy Booze
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Belgium's Human Rights Rep Dented By Reality Check
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES
STORY OF THE WEEK: William Rivers Pitt: Fabricating Terror

SCOOP COLUMNS:
PM's Presser With Kevin List
Tariana & No Right Turn On The Haami Piripi Witch Hunt
Stateside: Where Rosalea Explains Her Kerry Remarks
Simon Pound: Vaccinations Against Euphoria
Satire: Hope & Help Detained
Sarah Helm Interviews A Baghdad Blogger
Scoop Link: Media Who Are & Aren't Doing Their Job
A Lesson In Latin American Democracy For Kerry
UQ Wire: Many Questions Remain Unanswered
A Historical Precedent To The USA Patriot Act
Analysis: The Politics Of Fear
Chuckman Cartoons
Mary Pitt On The Security Czar

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
NZ Foreign Affairs Releases Historic Top Secret Files
Prebble To Pursue Huata To Supreme Court
Kit Richards Is Haami Piripi ACT Insists
Turia Urged To 'Bring It On' By Franks
Nandor Calls For Open Source School Net Gateways
Winston Discovers A NZ Cancer Crisis
More Flood Relief For Bay Of Plenty
Damien O'Connor Talks Immigration Fraud & Review
National's Climate Policy A Cop Out – Hodgson
Staffing Standards For Childcare Will Make Kids Suffer
Robson Seeks Input On Smoke Free Environment
Enviro-Tax Changes Announced
Fitzsimons Sees Conflict In Stockton Mine Answers And Reality

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Freedom Summer Palestine 2004 Events Diary

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
Scoop Is In The House

- For Wednesday's Q&A see… Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 4 August 2004 [1] . For Tuesday's see...Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 3 August 2004 [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00080.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00058.htm


Zaoui Lawyers Appeal No-Bail-Transfer Judgement

- Lawyers representing Algerian refugee and asylum seeker Ahmed Zaoui will appeal a High Court decision that refused bail or his transfer to the Mangere Refugee Detention Centre. See... Zaoui Appeals No-Bail-Transfer High Court Decision [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00030.htm


Massey Research Shows Teenagers Don't Need ID To Buy Booze

- Research released today by the Auckland Regional Alcohol Project shows a clear increase in the number of liquor outlets across the Auckland region selling alcohol to young people without seeking ID. See... IDs Not Required for Teenagers to Buy Alcohol [1] MORE: - United Future - End off-licence booze sales to those under 20 [2] - NZ First - Lift Drinking Age Now Says NZ First [3] - Greens - Nandor rejects call to raise drinking age [4] - Progressives - Robson seeks to raise drinking age, toughen law [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0408/S00008.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00074.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00066.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00065.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00064.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Govt must take responsibility for SOE’s poison [1]
  • Call to Protect Breastfeeding Workers [2]
  • MFAT Releases Previously Restricted Files [3]
  • Number Of Births Bounce Back [4]
  • Reserve Bank Assistant Governor Appointed [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00060.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00047.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00042.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0408/S00062.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0408/S00058.htm


    Belgium's Human Rights Rep Dented By Reality Check

    - Amnesty International today urged the Belgian authorities to act with all possible speed to implement fully, and as a matter of priority, the recommendations which the (UN) Human Rights Committee issued on Friday, 30 July, following its examination ...See… Belgium Urged To Correct Human Rights Abuses [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00043.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • Annan: Sudan Will Cooperate With Resolution [1]
  • Australian Chosen To Monitor Summary Executions [2]
  • Humanitarian Supplies Airlifted Into Eastern Chad [3]
  • Kosovo: More Needed To Repair Psychological Damage [4]
  • UN Food Agency Extends Operations In Palestine [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00054.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00053.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00052.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00051.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00048.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK: William Rivers Pitt: Fabricating Terror

    - Let me get this straight. Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge came barnstorming out on Sunday with a blizzard of warnings about looming terror attacks against targets in New York, New Jersey and Washington DC. See... UQ Wire: Fabricating Terror [1] MORE: - Ivan Eland - What Color Is the Wolf Today? [2] - Jason Leopold - Terrorist Warnings Another Way To Steal Election [3] - Scoop Links - WashPost & NYT Report Latest Terror Alert Is Bogus [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00043.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00038.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00019.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00025.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    PM's Presser With Kevin List

    - In This Edition: Maori Language Commission CEO Haami Piripi's Foreshore & Seabed Submission Winston Peters Comments On Don Brash The Refusal To Allow David Irving To Visit NZ Re: Reported 'Utu' Changes To The Maori Fisheries Bill Whether The PM ... See... PM's Presser: Civil War, Brash & Being Kiwi [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00028.htm


    Tariana & No Right Turn On The Haami Piripi Witch Hunt

    - Q: What were you thoughts on the recent row regarding the submission of Haami Piripi? See... Tariana Turia Comments On Haami Piripi Case [1] MORE: - No Right Turn: Tony Soprano Would Be Proud [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00033.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00034.htm


    Stateside: Where Rosalea Explains Her Kerry Remarks

    - At three o'clock last Sunday morning I sprang awake from a grumpy-making dream with a fully fledged idea in mind for Stateside. It had bubbled up from my astonishment the evening before as I watched an item in a primetime national network news bulletin, ... See... Stateside with Rosalea: Let Me Explain [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00036.htm


    Simon Pound: Vaccinations Against Euphoria

    - Here is a little something that got my blood up. At first I thought it might be an April Fool. Apparently it is serious. It originally appeared in the Independent , and I first saw it in the Weekend Herald . See... Simon Pound: Hang On, Where Is Bruce Willis? [1] (And just in case you still think this is satire see… New Project On Brain Science, Addiction And Drugs [2] )


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00035.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0408/S00017.htm


    Satire: Hope & Help Detained

    - Camp X-Ray --Despite presidential candidate John Kerry and vice presidential candidate John Edwards' promises that Hope and Help are on the way, both were stopped by U.S. Customs officials Sunday night at the Canadian border and taken into custody. See... Hope, Help Detained Reentering United States [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00041.htm


    Sarah Helm Interviews A Baghdad Blogger

    - A handful of names from a disturbing 78 page report that lists children and civilians killed by occupation forces in southern Iraq. The names form part of a report being compiled by on-line celebrity and NGO director, Raed Jarrar. See... Sarah Helm: Where's Raed? He's Here! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00045.htm


    Scoop Link: Media Who Are & Aren't Doing Their Job

    - Dodgy diplomacy and the refugee caught in a revolving door. See... Scoop Link: Finlay McDonald – Dodgy Diplomacy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00044.htm


    A Lesson In Latin American Democracy For Kerry

    - Dear Senator Kerry, I like you. I have liked you for a long time. I liked you in the 1970s when you helped lead veterans against the war in Vietnam. I liked you in 1984 when I was a graduate student in Boston and voted for you in your first race ... See... Kerry Needs A Lesson On Latin American Democracy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00046.htm


    UQ Wire: Many Questions Remain Unanswered

    - When the commission began its work 9/11 CitizensWatch posed a simple set of questions as did the families. The Commission was paid $15 million dollars to answer these questions. Most of them remain unanswered. See... UQ Wire: Silence over Commission's Failings [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00047.htm


    A Historical Precedent To The USA Patriot Act

    - In this election year, there are significant parallels between the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 and the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798. See... The Revolution of 1800 and the USA PATRIOT Act [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00042.htm


    Analysis: The Politics Of Fear

    - It used to be said during the Cold War that, ''If the Communist threat did not exist, the US would have to invent it.'' The threat of nuclear war and the notion of a Communist (or capitalist) under every bed provided American and Soviet ruling elites excellent ... See... David Stratman: Inventing the Enemy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00040.htm


    Chuckman Cartoons

    - Two cartoons by John Chuckman… See... Chuckman Cartoons: JFK, Kerry, Bush & Edwards [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00039.htm


    Mary Pitt On The Security Czar

    The much-lauded ''independent commission on terrorism'' has finally come to an end and, based upon their judgement of the information that they gathered, have come forth with ideas regarding ''ways to prevent future attacks''. See... Mary Pitt: The Security Czar [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00037.htm


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    Don McGlashan Plays For Ahmed Zaoui - Saturday

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    NZ Foreign Affairs Releases Historic Top Secret Files

    - Correspondence from the New Zealand public on international issues such as nuclear ship visits and the Vietnam War are among nearly 2400 files being released for public access under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s ongoing review of restricted files. See... MFAT Releases Previously Restricted Files [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00042.htm


    Prebble To Pursue Huata To Supreme Court

    - "For the integrity of parliament it is important that the Court of Appeal decision stopping ACT from expelling Donna Awatere Huata from parliament be appealed to the new Supreme Court," said ACT's Richard Prebble today. See... Prebble to Appeal Huata Decision [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00059.htm


    Kit Richards Is Haami Piripi ACT Insists

    - Minister Pete Hodgson's attempt at setting the record straight on Timberlands and Kit Richards is an appallingly crass attempt to re-write history, ACT New Zealand Environment and Conservation Spokesman Ken Shirley said today. See... Minister Tries To Re-Write History [1] MORE: - Govt. - Hodgson sets record straight on Kit Richards [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00078.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00073.htm


    Turia Urged To 'Bring It On' By Franks

    - ACT New Zealand Maori Affairs Spokesman Stephen Franks today responded to Tariana Turia's lodging of a complaint of Parliamentary privilege against him by invoking the words of her former leader Helen Clark - "Bring it on". See... Bring It On, Says Franks [1] MORE: - Greens - Maori need not apply [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00070.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00068.htm


    Nandor Calls For Open Source School Net Gateways

    - Green MP Nandor Tanczos is welcoming United Future's call for the Government to fund firewalls for school PCs, but says an Open Source product implemented locally would allow a more flexible approach to inappropriate online behaviour and ensure filtering ... See... Internet call is an 'Open Source' opportunity [1] MORE: - United Future - Ogilvy slams Govt’s loaded gun schools Net policy [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00072.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00062.htm


    Winston Discovers A NZ Cancer Crisis

    - New Zealand is facing a cancer treatment crisis and thousands of patients will die needlessly over the next few years because early detection and treatment cannot be guaranteed, according to Rt Hon Winston Peters. See... Cancer Patients Facing Treatment Crisis [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00079.htm


    More Flood Relief For Bay Of Plenty

    - More help from the Government is available for people affected by the recent floods, earthquakes, and landslides in the Bay of Plenty, Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton, Social Development Minister Steve Maharey, and Civil Defence Minister George Hawkins ... See... Further relief measures for the Bay of Plenty [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00077.htm


    Damien O'Connor Talks Immigration Fraud & Review

    - Good morning ladies and gentlemen, it's a pleasure to be here today. A special hello to Market Manager of Border and Investigations Lorraine Tomlinson, who is in charge of all our investigative staff through out the country. See... NZ Immigration Fraud Conference - Speech [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00076.htm


    National's Climate Policy A Cop Out – Hodgson

    - "Do nothing then throw in the towel," is the clear message given by National through its climate change policy says Convenor, Ministerial Group on Climate Change, Pete Hodgson. See... Climate change: Do nothing then throw in the towel [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00075.htm


    Staffing Standards For Childcare Will Make Kids Suffer

    - National's Education spokesman Bill English says the quality of childcare offered in hundreds of early childcare centres will drop as they struggle to meet the Government's tough new staffing regulations. See... Quality of early childcare compromised [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00071.htm


    Robson Seeks Input On Smoke Free Environment

    - Progressive MP Matt Robson is urging members of the public to find the time to participate in the democratic consultation process initiated by the government as it reviews current smoke-free environment regulations. See... Public urged to take part in tobacco review [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00069.htm


    Enviro-Tax Changes Announced

    - Business-friendly, environment-friendly tax change Businesses will be encouraged to be more environmentally responsible through tax changes announced today by Revenue Minister Michael Cullen and Minister for the Environment Marian Hobbs. See... Business-friendly, environment-friendly tax change [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00061.htm


    Fitzsimons Sees Conflict In Stockton Mine Answers And Reality

    - Green Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons says Mark Burton’s answers to her parliamentary questions today on Solid Energy’s environmental record at the Stockton Mine don’t match with what she saw just a few days ago. See... Govt must take responsibility for SOE’s poison [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00060.htm

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