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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY: Michel Chossudovsky: Colour Coded Dishonesty In Boston
Goff Condemns On-Going Terror Attacks In Iraq
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
UN Ups Pressure On Sudan To Comply
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News & More Is There!
Wellington City Vs A Handful Of Homeless
Upton-Online: Tariana In The French Press & More
Fighting Talk From Fighting Talk
Martin LeFevre On The Annointing of Candidate Kerry
Genevieve Cora Fraser: Kerry And The Future Of The Middle East
Zaoui Lawyers Appeal No-Bail-Transfer Judgement

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Calls For Maharey To Resign Over CPIT COOL Report
Brownlee Says Censure Of Haami Piripi Is Insufficient
RMA Review Threatens New ECO Website
Young Nats Support Status Quo On Teenage Drinking
Dail Jones Smells A Green Swifty On GM Bill
Smith Bill On Overseas Land Receives Wide Ranging Support
Yet Another Easter Sunday Trading Bill Makes The Cut
Money On Film Insecure – Coddington
Fraud In Immigration Shows No Lessons Learnt
Kiwi Fishing Jobs Lost to Imported Workers
Australia's Gain Is NZ's Loss – Lockwood Smith
Goff To Look At Arming Fisheries Officers
GST Rates Bill Fails To Make It To Select Committee

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

- For today's questions see... Questions for Oral Answer Thursday, 5 August 2004 [1] . For Wednesday's Q&A see… Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 4 August 2004 [2] . For Tuesday's see...Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 3 August 2004 [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00094.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00080.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00058.htm


LEAD STORY:
Michel Chossudovsky: Colour Coded Dishonesty In Boston

- The decision to launch the code orange terror alert in New York City, Washington DC and northern New Jersey was taken on the night of John Kerry's acceptance speech at the Democratic convention. See... Fabricating Intelligence for Political Gain [1] MORE: - Steve Weissman - Torture, Lies, and the Little Bush Who Cried Wolf [2] - Blogwatch - UQ Wire: Timeline of Terror Alerts [3] See more STORY OF THE WEEK COVERAGE


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00049.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00057.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00056.htm


Goff Condemns On-Going Terror Attacks In Iraq

- Foreign Minister Phil Goff today reiterated New Zealand's condemnation of on-going terrorist attacks in Iraq as brutal and pointless. See... NZ condemns terrorism, hostage taking in Iraq [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00082.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Auckland Indymedia presents.......THE ANTIDOTE #8 [1]
  • First power from Hemisphere's largest wind farm [2]
  • Copeland slams $3.6m forestry 'donation' [3]
  • Call to Protect Breastfeeding Workers [4]
  • MFAT Releases Previously Restricted Files [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00053.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00086.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00108.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00047.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00042.htm


    UN Ups Pressure On Sudan To Comply

    - The United Nations will keep up the pressure on the Sudanese Government until its meets its commitments to disarm the militias responsible for deadly attacks in the troubled Darfur region and to restore security so that the estimated 1.2 million ...See. Pressure On Sudan Until The Commitments Are Met [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00063.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • States UrgedTo Cooperate With War Crimes Tribunals [1]
  • UN Appeals For States To Observe Olympic Truce [2]
  • Palestine: Unrecognized Villages Without Running Water [3]
  • Americans OverseasVote2004.com Launches [4]
  • Belgium Urged To Correct Human Rights Abuses [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00062.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00061.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00058.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00057.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00043.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News & More Is There!

    - Knowing John Banks, he probably was thinking of George W. Bush when he invited his enemies to "bring it on" this week. But at least Bush had men with guns for enemies. The mayor of Auckland was declaring his war with Transit New Zealand... See... Public Address 05/08/04 - City Lives [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00055.htm


    Wellington City Vs A Handful Of Homeless

    - Police are using bullying tactics and arresting people unfairly a homeless man told a Wellington City Council meeting, which discussed a strategy on homelessness, yesterday. See... Sarah Helm: Homeless And Unwanted In Wellington [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00051.htm


    Upton-Online: Tariana In The French Press & More

    - An unaccustomedly brief summer holidays edition of upton-on-line on: French explanations of what the recent 'deal' on export subsidies for agricultural products really mean; the reasons why Turkey isn't welcome in the EU despite what governments say; biological invasions of Europe; and Tariana Turia breaks into Le Monde. See... Upton-on line Diaspora Edition - 5th August 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00053.htm


    Fighting Talk From Fighting Talk

    - CUT TO: EXT. FALLUJAH – DAY But, contrary to BUSH's assertions, it's apparent that things aren't under control in the liberated Iraq. The lack of stability is apparent in the CHARRED BODIES of two US contractors/mercs, which we see in MONTAGE: See... Fighting Talk: Flag Burning/Inappropriate Laughter [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00058.htm


    Martin LeFevre On The Annointing of Candidate Kerry

    - The Democratic Convention in the U.S. was a hoot. Not since the ancient Egyptians imbued their pharaohs with the mythic power of bulls, has a would-be leader been cloaked in such symbols conveying strength. See... Meditations: Texts, Traditions, And Tyrants [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00052.htm


    Genevieve Cora Fraser: Kerry And The Future Of The Middle East

    - Following the Sunday afternoon protest march in Boston prior to the Democratic Convention, I confided to a Pro-Palestinian activist who had identified himself as Jewish when we first met that I am supporting John Kerry as President. See... Would John Kerry As President Change History? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00050.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


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00028.htm
    Don McGlashan Plays For Ahmed Zaoui - Saturday

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Calls For Maharey To Resign Over CPIT COOL Report

    - The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) today released its review of the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) COOL programme. It concludes that the objectives of the COOL programme are consistent with the Government’s strategy…. See... TEC releases review of CPIT COOL Programme [1] MORE:: - NZUSA - Marketing and fees madness must end [2] - Govt. - COOL report welcomed [3] - Bill English - No accountability for $15.3m scam [4] - ACT - Maharey Must Resign [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0408/S00013.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0408/S00014.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00089.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00099.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00095.htm


    Brownlee Says Censure Of Haami Piripi Is Insufficient

    - National Party Maori Affairs spokesman Gerry Brownlee says the censure of Maori Language Commission CEO Haami Piripi is not good enough. See... Censure of Maori Language boss not good enough [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00106.htm


    RMA Review Threatens New ECO Website

    - Green Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today congratulated ECO on the launch of their RMA community resource website but hopes the Government is not about to make all their hard work redundant. See... ECO's hard work threatened by Govt's RMA review [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00105.htm


    Young Nats Support Status Quo On Teenage Drinking

    - "The drinking age should remain at 18, no exceptions," says New Zealand Young Nationals Chairman, Jamie Simpson. See... Young Nats support current drinking age [1] MORE: - Robson - Greens hold up efforts to tackle youth drinking [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00103.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00100.htm


    Dail Jones Smells A Green Swifty On GM Bill

    - New Zealand First junior whip Dail Jones has accused the Greens of playing politics over genetic modification by stalling their own Private Members Bill relating to the Moratorium on Genetically Modified Organisms. See... Greens Prevent Debate On GM [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00101.htm


    Smith Bill On Overseas Land Receives Wide Ranging Support

    -Nelson MP Nick Smith is delighted that his Bill requiring foreign buyers of coastal land to give up any riparian rights received majority support in Parliament last night and passed its first reading by 97 to 23 votes. See…Smith's coastal land ownership Bill gets support [1] MORE: - ACT - Smith's Bill Unprincipled, Says Eckhoff [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00098.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00107.htm


    Yet Another Easter Sunday Trading Bill Makes The Cut

    - The issue of Easter Sunday trading has been revived with New Zealand First MP Doug Woolerton’s private members bill drawn from the ballot today. See... Easter Trading Revived With NZ First Bill [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00097.htm


    Money On Film Insecure – Coddington

    - It is totally irresponsible for Prime Minister Helen Clark to recklessly spend $3 million of taxpayers' money on a feature film when she can't guarantee the investment is secure, ACT New Zealand Arts, Culture and Heritage Spokesman Deborah Coddington says. See... Arts Minister Reckless With Film Funding Dollar [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00092.htm


    Fraud In Immigration Shows No Lessons Learnt

    - National Party Immigration spokesman Wayne Mapp is questioning whether the Government learnt anything from the 'lying in unison fiasco', given the number of fraud allegations levelled at Immigration Service staff. See... Fraud rife at the Immigration Service [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00091.htm


    Kiwi Fishing Jobs Lost to Imported Workers

    - New Zealand First has criticised the Nelson-based Sealord Fishing Company for electing to hire 20 Filipino workers to work on its trawlers. See... Fishing Jobs Poached From Kiwis [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00088.htm


    Australia's Gain Is NZ's Loss – Lockwood Smith

    - New Zealand's failure to negotiate a trade agreement with the United States is compounded with every step taken towards the implementation of Australia's agreement, says National's Foreign Affairs and Trade spokesman, Lockwood Smith. See... Another nail in NZ-US trade coffin [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00087.htm


    Goff To Look At Arming Fisheries Officers

    - The Minister of Justice will consider a whole of government response to Fisheries officers call to be allowed to carry defensive weapons like pepper spray and batons. See... Justice Minister asked to look at defensive weapon [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00084.htm


    GST Rates Bill Fails To Make It To Select Committee

    - Parliament tonight failed the people of New Zealand to the tune of $160 million, United Future's Gordon Copeland said. See... Copeland: Parliament fails Kiwis to tune of $160m [1] and Baldock points to broad local govt policy base [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00083.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00081.htm

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