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MONDAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Over 200,000 March In NYC Against Bush
ACC Reluctantly Agrees To Pay Estate $100k
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Amnesty International's Global Human Rights Round-Up
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Military Mum Explains Why The Iraq War Is Wrong
USA: When Gold Hath No Glory
Spinning And The New Morality
Bush's World
Medical Profession Feedback On Meningitis Vaccine

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Local Labour Airs Out Pro-Nuke Policy
Teachers Must Warn Parents Of Schoolyard Bullying
Making Money Out Of Kyoto
United Claims Maori On Side Over Foreshore
Greens: NZ's Miserly Aid-Budget Should Increase
Nats Say Over-taxed Kiwis Deserve Refund
ACT Says NCEA Flawed Not Cambridge Principal
Progressive Party Lines Up Auckland Candidates

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00299.htm
200,000 People March Against Bush In New York City

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MONDAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:

Over 200,000 March In NYC Against Bush

- The contrasts between those inside the Republican Convention and those outside on the streets is stark. The Republican's election message will be about tolerance and reason. Those outside are totally intolerant to the mass killing that has taken place in Iraq under Bush's presidency and in the name of America. See... Indymedia Reports From A Besieged NYC [1] ALSO: NYC: Military Mum Says Why Iraq War Is Wrong [2] - William Rivers Pitt: For Those About to Rock... [3] EARLIER:Free Iraq, Free Palestine, Free NYC, Free Speech [4] - Permitted Not In Our Name Rally To Kick Of f March [5] - UQ Wire: Presser & Opening for 9/11 Truth events [6] - Civil Disobedience planned for Republican Convention [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00299.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00302.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00294.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00288.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00266.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00265.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00246.htm


ACC Reluctantly Agrees To Pay Estate $100k

-The Accident Compensation Corporation has confirmed today that it will pay $100,000 lump sum compensation following a recent ruling by the District Court in favour of the estate of the late Ross Lehmann. But insists it will clarify legalities and responsibilities. See... ACC Pays $100,000 But Will Clarify Legal Points [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00274.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Vanuatu Headless Bodies To Be Analysed At Otago [1]
  • DHBs to consult on improving school dental service [2]
  • Temperatures may rise with illnesses in spring [3]
  • Protest against a NZ/China Free Trade Agreement [4]
  • OLE! Hot Opera Heats Up Cool Spring Nights [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0408/S00128.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0408/S00109.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0408/S00108.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00272.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0408/S00213.htm

    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00274.htm
    Kia Ora From Palestine! - Damian Clarke's Update No. 5

    Amnesty International's Global Human Rights Round-Up

    - Irene Khan, Secretary General of Amnesty International, will be in Australia to deliver the 2004 Annual Hawke Lecture in Adelaide on 8 September 2004. On 4 - 5 September, Ms Khan will take part in Amnesty International Australia's human rights conference... See... Amnesty International’s Global Round-Up [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00271.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Situation in Darfur and Chad Remains Critical [1]
  • Gush Shalom: Injustice Somewhere Is Injustice Everywhere [2]
  • Exiled Acheh Govt Condemns Indonesia Detentions [3]
  • ISM Announcements and Updates [4]
  • Australia Equips Strike-Craft With Missiles [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00275.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00273.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00272.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00269.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00258.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Military Mum Explains Why The Iraq War Is Wrong

    - Earlier today I interviewed Sue Niederer, a member of Military Families Speak Out. She took part in the United for Peace and Social Justice mass Anti-War march in New York City today. She was in Central Park when I talked to her after the march. See... NYC Anti-War Protest Interview With Sue Niederer [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00302.htm


    USA: When Gold Hath No Glory

    - Team USA’s supposed ''struggles'' are nothing of the sort. The players and coaches of America’s men’s Olympic basketball team know that a gold medal will mean little if they are perceived to have beaten a string of woeful foes. See... Dennis Hans: Team USA Steals Ric Flair’s Script [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00297.htm


    Spinning And The New Morality

    - Separating truth from lies, or as the spinmeisters might refer to it as the new ''morality'', becomes more difficult with each new sunrise. Considering there is so much spinning going on, being passed around via email, and being picked up as truth by the so-called liberal media… See... Norma Sherry: Truth vs. Lies [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00296.htm


    Bush's World

    - Chuckman eyes cause of world pollution… See... Chuckman Cartoon: Global Pollution [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00295.htm


    Medical Profession Feedback On Meningitis Vaccine

    - "I agree with Eisen's comments as reported in Scoop with the addition that a "better practice" of medicine could be to improve the host's resistance instead," Dr. Mike Godfrey - Tauranga. See... Doctor Issues Feedback To Vaccination Danger Claim (3) [1] Letters To Editor; Meningitis Vax Dangerous? (2) [2] and Letters To The Editor; Meningitis Vax Dangerous? [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00282.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00270.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00267.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0408/S00211.htm
    IMAGE: Action-Packed Weekend At Cardrona

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Local Labour Airs Out Pro-Nuke Policy

    - Christchurch-based Green Co-Leader Rod Donald said today that Cantabrians do not want to become the Chernobyl of the South Pacific. See... Labour pro-nuke-move - Clark will not be amused [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00526.htm


    Teachers Must Warn Parents Of Schoolyard Bullying

    - School policies which prevent parents finding out if their child could be the victim of a potentially serious crime should be changed, says National’s Education spokesman, Bill English. See... Schools must tell parents of threats to children [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00510.htm


    Making Money Out Of Kyoto

    - Businesses, local authorities, other organisations and individuals are showing strong interest in tendering for Kyoto Protocol emission units or 'carbon credits' for projects that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions. See... Strong interest in Projects to Reduce Emissions [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00525.htm


    United Claims Maori On Side Over Foreshore

    - Maori submitters on the Foreshore and Seabed Bill have confirmed that United Future's solution to the problems raised by the Court of Appeal decision would have been acceptable to Maori, says United Future's Maori issues spokesperson, Murray Smith. See... Maori back UF foreshore position [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00523.htm


    Greens: NZ's Miserly Aid-Budget Should Increase

    - The Green Party says the Government should take note of the public's overwhelming support for aid to struggling nations and it should raise New Zealand's miserly current contribution. See... Greens back public call for overseas aid [1] ALSO: The good 'global citizen' [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00521.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00515.htm


    Nats Say Over-taxed Kiwis Deserve Refund

    - National Party Finance spokesman John Key says figures that show the Government's tax take has increased by 40% since Labour took office is further proof that New Zealanders are being overtaxed. See... Overtaxed New Zealanders have earned a refund [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00520.htm


    ACT Says NCEA Flawed Not Cambridge Principal

    - If the recent debacle over Cambridge High School isn't enough proof for Education Minister Trevor Mallard, then a weekend newspaper ad should finally convince him that the NCEA must go, ACT New Zealand Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington said ...See... It's Official: NCEA Is Fatally Flawed [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00519.htm


    Progressive Party Lines Up Auckland Candidates

    - The Progressive Party today selected four talented individuals to campaign for the party vote in four Auckland electorates in next year's general election. See... Progressive's Auckland Candidates Selected [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00511.htm

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