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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Amnesty Calls On UN To Condemn Death Penalty As Human Rights Violation
PM's Presser: Tamihere Cut Considerable Slack
SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Annan Urges Worldwide Agreement On Widespread UN Reform
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Dave McArthur Gets Energy Wise Done At The Creek
Sam Smith Isn't Buying The Media's John Paul Saintjob
Marjorie Cohn Speculates On John Bolton's Real Mission At The UN
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OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Government Pays Tribute To Pope
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LEAD STORY:
Amnesty Calls On UN To Condemn Death Penalty As Human Rights Violation

Lethal injection
gurneyDuring 2004, more than 3,797 people were executed in 25 countries and at least 7,395 were sentenced to death in 64 countries, said Amnesty International today. Releasing its annual worldwide statistics on the use of capital punishment, Amnesty International called on the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, currently meeting in Geneva, to condemn the death penalty as a violation of fundamental human rights. See... Amnesty: Death Penalty 3797 Executed in 2004 [1] ALSO:

  • Audio - USA: Supreme Court outlaws execution of child offenders. [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00090.htm
    [2] - http://news.amnesty.org/mavp/mediaclip.nsf/0/3A76CFF05057A96480256FB700566189


    PM's Presser: Tamihere Cut Considerable Slack

    [1] - “Mr Tamihere has enormous energy - he has ability but together with those [attributes] you need some self-discipline” declared the Prime Minister to a particularly crowded audience at the Beehive theatrette during a post cabinet press conference devoted almost entirely to the backbench Labour MP. See…PM's Presser: Tamihere's Lunchtime Conversation [2] . MEANWHILE... from Public Address's Russell Brown: I'm starting to wonder whether it was John Tamihere I liked, or just Helen Bain's script. After last week's Parliamentary assault on TV3, which was followed by a blog posting so silly that somebody sensibly deleted it from the party website (I'll paste in the whole thing below),... See... Public Address 05/04/03 - Meltdown! [3] MORE:

  • Investigate Magazine: Tamihere Lets Rip (4 MP3s) [4]
  • Tamihere - Tamihere Speech On The Media – 30 March 2005 [5]
  • ACT - Hide on Tamihere [6]
  • ACT - ACT's The Letter - 4 April 2004 [7]
  • EARLIER:
  • Scoop - Tamihere Tells TV3 Journalist To Get a Real Job [8]
  • Scoop - TV3 News Boss Backs Quality Of Garner's Journalism [9]
  • Tamihere -Who Looks at the Media's Ethics? [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00034.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00034.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00043.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00029.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00036.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00061.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00060.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00302.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00303.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00016.htm


    SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:

  • Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 5 April 2005 [1]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00077.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Solidarity Strong At Colgate-Palmolive Picket [1]
  • 2004 Roger Award Winner(s) To Be Announced May 2 [2]
  • AMP giant cheque to World Vision's tsunami appeal [3]
  • Deer-Stalkers Saddened By Hunting Tragedy [4]
  • Grey Power Focuses On Health Policies At Forum [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0504/S00030.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00055.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00057.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00056.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00053.htm


    Annan Urges Worldwide Agreement On Widespread UN Reform

    Kofi Annan, UN secretary
general. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called on the world's parliaments to throw their weight behind his ambitious agenda of United Nations reform so that global leaders will be "ready, willing and able" to take the necessary decisions when ... See... Annan Urges World's Parliaments To Power Agenda [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00082.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Syria Troops To Withdraw From Lebanon By 30 April [1]
  • Disease Outbreak In Angola Now Worst-Ever Recorded [2]
  • New Fund To Help Rwanda Genocide Survivors [3]
  • Annan To List Darfur War Crimes Suspects To ICC [4]
  • Wind could supply 10% of electricity in Europe [5]
  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00086.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00078.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00076.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00070.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00064.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:


    Dave McArthur Gets Energy Wise Done At The Creek

    - “At the heart of this assessment is a stark warning”. So said the 45-member Board of the UN Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Synthesis Report last week. The stats are impressive: 2,500 pages of assessment drawn up by 1300 researchers from 95 nations. See... Bonus Joules: Great Ideas [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00042.htm

    Sam Smith Isn't Buying The Media's John Paul Saintjob

    - An eight page slobbering special section in the NY Times, Cokie Roberts oozing from the Vatican, endless coverage on cable TV: not since the death of Ronald Reagan has the media so blatantly displayed its hypocritical indifference to objectivity when the occasion suits it. See... Sam Smith: Media Objectivity Embalmed With Pope [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00039.htm


    Marjorie Cohn Speculates On John Bolton's Real Mission At The UN

    - John Bolton as US ambassador to the United Nations reminds me of what a US commander in charge of the destruction of Ben Tre city said during the Vietnam War, “We had to destroy the village to save it.” See... Marjorie Cohn: Bolton Nominated to Destroy UN [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00037.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Sheila Samples - Sheila Samples: Super Duper George Bush [1]
  • Mark Drolette - U.S. Human Rights Record (Flayed in China) [2]
  • Between The Lines - Bush Alienates Friends & Enemies [3]
  • John Chuckman - John Chuckman: Hanoi Jane & The City Of God [4]
  • Kamala Sarup - Kamala Sarup: Can The Nepali Media Bring Peace? [5]
  • Uri Avnery - Uri Avnery: Jinn In The Ballot Box [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00041.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00040.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00038.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00036.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00035.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00032.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Government Pays Tribute To Pope

    - What a remarkable life it was, from his birth in Poland in 1920, to enduring the Nazi occupation and the war as a young man, and then seeing a communist regime rule his country for the next four and a half decades. John Paul II became not only Poland’s first Pope, but also the world’s best known and most travelled Pope – reaching out to every continent and across the faiths. His visit to New Zealand as Pope is recalled with great affection. See…Motion on the Death of Pope John Paul II [1] ALSO: Progressive Party - Anderton: Statement on Pope John Paul II [2] Govt - Governor General to attend Pope's funeral [3] United - Tribute to the Pope [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00085.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00086.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00084.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00083.htm


    MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES:

  • Govt - Helen Clark Book Launch - 'The Desert Road' [1]
  • Govt - Toll motorway policy approved [2]
  • Govt - Trevor Mallard Speech to ITF Members Forum [3]
  • Govt - Targeting quality and relevance in tertiary ed. [4]
  • Govt - Jim Anderton Speech At The Aquaculture Forum [5]
  • Govt - Fresh VIBE for Hutt Valley Youth Health Service [6]
  • Progressives - robson-on-politics - Tues 5 April [7]
  • Nats - Police deserve answers on Hawkins [8]
  • Nats - Stock-take needed at Te Papa over art loss [9]
  • Greens - Greens’ Waste Bill tackles crisis [10]
  • Greens - Is child slave labour keeping our schools afloat? [11]
  • ACT - Child abuse cases soar under Labour [12]
  • United Future - Alarming DPB figures show it’s time for change [13]
  • NZ First - Hate Speech Laws Would Capture Tamihere [14]
  • NZ First - Teach Kids The Value Of Memorials - Gudgeon [15]
  • NZ First - Truth Hurts Labour Says Peters [16]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00079.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00074.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00071.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00070.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00068.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00067.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00073.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00069.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00075.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00082.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00087.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00081.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00080.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00078.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00076.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00072.htm

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