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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Law Suits Filed Two Years After Rachel Corrie's Killing
Ministry of Health Launches Phone Service For Flu Vaccine
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Scoop Report: Scoop Improves Functionality For Users
Scoop Report: China Begins Human Trials Of AIDS Vaccine
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Bush Nominates Wolfowitz For World Bank Head
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SCOOP COLUMNS:
Molesworth and Featherston: Politics & Business
Green Left Weekly: East Timor Ripoff Continues
Guest Opinion: No Longer the "Lone" Superpower
Bernard Weiner: The Message Bolton's Appointment Sends
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OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Brash Says Labour Is Nationalising High Country Assets Via DOC
ACC And Plunket Expand Free Child Seat Scheme
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LEAD STORY:
Law Suits Filed Two Years After Rachel Corrie's Killing

Rachel Corrie. [1] Two years after the killing of American peace activist Rachel Corrie in Jenin two law suits have been filed against Israel and Caterpillar, the company that manufactured specially designed bulldozers so Israel Defence could effectively bulldoze the homes of suspected terrorists and their extended families. See... Palestine: ISM Update Remembering Rachel Corrie [2] EARLIER REPORTS:

  • Scoop Report: A Memorial to Rachel Corrie
  • ISM Statement On The Killing Of Rachel Corrie And Its Aftermath

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00280.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00280.htm


    Ministry of Health Launches Phone Service For Flu Vaccine

    - A freephone information line for people wanting more information about the influenza vaccination programme is now operating. See... Flu Vaccine information phone line available [1] MORE:

  • PHARMAC - PHARMAC to review options for flu vaccine>
  • PHARMAC - CSL adds 100,000 effective flu doses to NZ [2]
  • Ministry of Health - 2005 Influenza vaccination programme [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0503/S00077.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0503/S00076.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0503/S00074.htm


    SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:

  • Thursday, 17 March 2005 Questions to Ministers [1]
  • Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 16 March 2005 [2]
  • Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 15 March 2005 [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00365.htm
    [2] - /stories/PA0503/S00358.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00322.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Christian Heritage : Hate Speech is Bad Law [1]
  • Maxim: ‘Hate speech’ laws threaten freedom and democracy [2]
  • Statement from Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust [3]
  • Wellywood – The Roar Of Politics And Property>
  • Staff union brings legal action against University [4]
  • Waipareira Trust Pleased Fraud Investigation Is Over [5]
  • Training and apprenticeships continue rise [6]
  • Destiny To Attend Poukai - Turangawaewae Marae [7]
  • Iraq Invasion: Two years on, where to next? [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00154.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00151.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00150.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0503/S00204.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00150.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00360.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00152.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00149.htm


    SCOOP NEWS REPORTS:

    Scoop Tools.Scoop Report: Scoop Improves Functionality For Users [1] - Scoop has improved its presentation, navigation, and functionality - including utilities like 'email a friend' and 'print this article' tools. In the upper bar above every Story Page you'll now see icons for ''Email'' and ''Print'' delivering you the options of emailing interesting articles to others or creating ''Printer Friendly'' versions for your reference. See... NEW! Share Information From Scoop.co.nz [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00153.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00153.htm


    Scoop Report: China Begins Human Trials Of AIDS Vaccine

    - Marietta Gross reports China has begun AIDS vaccine tests trials on humans. The first candidate to receive a vaccine was a twenty-year old, reports the public news agency Xinhua. Tests on nine other human-subjects followed. In total there are 49 volunteers available for the test series.See... China Tests AIDS Vaccine On Humans [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00155.htm


    MORE SCOOP REPORTS:

  • Warning Of Adiposity (Obesity) Epidemic In Europe [1]
  • Brain Scan Recognizes Alzheimer’s Disease [2]
  • Climate Change Advances Rapid Spread Of Diseases [3]
  • Scoop Report: WWF Fears Deglaciation Of Himalaya-Glaciers [4]
  • Germany Fears Spread of AIDS [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00152.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00151.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00134.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00135.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00122.htm


    Bush Nominates Wolfowitz For World Bank Head

    - WASHINGTON, March 16, 2005 – Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz is President Bush’s choice to head the World Bank, the president said here today. Wolfowitz would succeed James D. Wolfensohn, who announced in January that he would not seek a third ... See... President to Nominate Wolfowitz to Head World Bank [1] ALSO:

  • White House - President GW Bush Press Conference March 16, 2005 [2]
  • White House - Statement on World Bank and Paul Wolfowitz [3]
  • Jubilee Debt Campaign - Don’t Vote for Wolfowitz [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00282.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00281.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00290.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00155.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Lula's Growth Strategy: Business vs Environment [1]
  • Reid, Frist Prepare to Go Nuclear in the Senate [2]
  • Rice With Indian Foreign Minister Natwar Singh [3]
  • Australian Officer Takes Coalition Command In Iraq [4]
  • European Plan Combats Deadly Family Child Abuse [5]
  • Philippines: 2 More Die In Wave Of Media Killings [6]
  • Kenya: Sixteen Children Slaughtered In Water Feud [7]
  • Cote D’ivoire: 13 Tortured People Die In Detention [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00289.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00288.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00286.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00284.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00277.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00279.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00276.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00275.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Molesworth and Featherston: Politics & Business

    - With its major review of New Zealand’s aid agency due, the OECD argues international aid can too often be a raw deal for both the recipient of aid and taxpayers who fund it. Their argument appears in full for the first time in Molesworth & Featherston. ... See... Molesworth & Featherston (Lobby Edition) – 17/3/05 [1] . See also… Don's Diary [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00164.htm
    [2] - http://molesworthandfeatherston.info/satire/


    Green Left Weekly: East Timor Ripoff Continues

    - ''We went to East Timor to help those people, and now we are slapping them in the face and stealing their oil.'' This is what Chip Henriss-Anderssen, a former major in the Australian military who served with the International Force for East Timor, told reporters on March 7. “We thought we were doing something decent. Now we have to ask the very real question of whether or not we went to East Timor to secure oil assets that aren’t ours.” See... Howard’s Attempted Bribery To Steal Timor Oil [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00163.htm


    Guest Opinion: No Longer the "Lone" Superpower

    - I recall forty years ago, when I was a new professor working in the field of Chinese and Japanese international relations, that Edwin O. Reischauer once commented, ''The great payoff from our victory of 1945 was a permanently disarmed Japan.'' Born in Japan and a Japanese historian at Harvard, Reischauer served as American ambassador to Tokyo in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. Strange to say, since the end of the Cold War in 1991 and particularly under the administration of George W. Bush, the United States has been doing everything in its power to encourage and even accelerate Japanese rearmament. See... Chalmers Johnson: Coming to Terms with China [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00158.htm


    Bernard Weiner: The Message Bolton's Appointment Sends

    - Traditionally, a lame-duck president has a two-year window of opportunity to successfully push his foreign and domestic agenda. Karl Rove knows this well. See... Bush to UN, Screw You! - Bolton's Nomination [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00157.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Russell Brown - Public Address 17/03/05 - Responses [1]
  • Robert Rabbin - America, Rejoice! [2]
  • Evelyn Pringle - Get Mercury Out Of Vaccines – NOW! [3]
  • SpinWatch.org - Andy Rowell: Remember Saro-Wiwa [4]
  • Green Left Weekly - Halliburton In Oz: Publicly Funded War Profiteer [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00162.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00161.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00160.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00159.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00156.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Brash Says Labour Is Nationalising High Country Assets Via DOC

    - National leader Don Brash says the Labour Government is treating New Zealand farmers with contempt by turning the High Country Tenure Review into a Department of Conservation land grab. “That contempt is demonstrated in the responses from Land Information Minister Pete Hodgson and Greens co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons to the concerns about the High Country Tenure Review that I expressed yesterday." See... Labour is guilty of high country land grab [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00363.htm


    ACC And Plunket Expand Free Child Seat Scheme

    - Strong demand has prompted ACC to expand a low-rental child car seat scheme targeting low income families that was launched last year with Plunket Car Seat Rental Schemes. See… ACC Plunket scheme to get more seats [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00376.htm


    MORE PARLIAMENTARY HEADLINES:

  • Govt - Training and apprenticeships continue rise [1]
  • Govt - NZ hosts Australasian Racing Ministers' Conference [2]
  • Nats - DoC should focus on its core tasks [3]
  • Nats - Organic farming more important than special needs? [4]
  • United Future - NZ Day Bill brought into Parliament [5]
  • NZ First - Air This Hot Should Be Stored In A Balloon [6]
  • NZ First - Maharey Continues Superannuation Deception [7]
  • Greens - Elderly need innovative solutions to power price [8]
  • Greens - More flexible working hours to parents [9]
  • Greens - New Zealand ignoring growing CCA timber ban trend [10]
  • ACT - Labour wastes millions on health bureaucracy [11]
  • Progressive Party - Robson -South Auckland is training for its future [12]
  • Progressive Party - Forestry has a future under Labour Progressive [13]
  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00360.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00364.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00369.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00359.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00375.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00373.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00361.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00367.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00371.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00370.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00368.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00366.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00362.htm

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    Joeseph Cederwall: Progress On Open Government, Finally

    The Open Government Partnership features an Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) with an independent reviewer assessing each Government’s performance in order to keep them honest. The IRM for New Zealand has just released the latest draft report on New Zealand. More>>

    Gordon Campbell: On The Selling Out Of The Kurds

    Kurdish lives were expended to serve US – not Kurdish – military and diplomatic goals, in the belief that the US and European powers the Kurds had served so steadfastly in the battle against IS terrorism would be rewarded, afterwards. Instead, there is every indication the Kurds are being sold out once again. More>>

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    Gordon Campbell: on the inquiry into the abuse of children in care

    Apparently, PM Jacinda Ardern has chosen to exclude faith-based institutions from the government’s promised inquiry into the abuse of children in state care. Any role for religious institutions – eg the Catholic Church – would be only to observe and to learn from any revelations that arise from the inquiry’s self-limiting focus on state-run institutions… More >>

    Summer Reading:

    Charlotte Graham: I OIA'd Every Council In NZ...

    A “no surprises” mindset and training and advice that has taught public servants to see any media interaction as a “gotcha” exercise perpetrated by unscrupulous and scurrilous reporters has led to a polarised and often unproductive OIA process. More>>

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    Veronika Meduna: The Kaikoura Rebuild

    A Scoop Foundation Investigation The South Island’s main transport corridor will be open to traffic again, more than a year after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake mangled bridges and tunnels, twisted rail tracks and buried sections of the road under massive landslides. More>>

    Charlotte Graham: Empowering Communities To Act In A Disaster
    The year of record-breaking natural disasters means that in the US, as in New Zealand, there’s a conversation happening about how best to run the emergency management sector... More>>

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