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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 28 April 2005


Yesterday’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: UQ Wire: S. Edmonds, 911, Drugs & Campaign Finance

Former FBI contract translator and whistleblower Sibel Edmonds and her attorneys were ordered removed from the E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse so that a three-judge U.S. Court of Appeals panel could discuss her case in private with Bush administration ...

2: Anatomy Of A SWAT From A Lawyer’s Perspective

Mohandas Karamachand Gandhi, one of the most influential figures in modern social and political activism, considered these traits to be the most spiritually perilous to humanity. [2]

3: Al Gore Attacks "Right-Wing Religious Zealotry"

Former Vice President Al Gore gave a lengthy speech on Wednesday on the topic of Republicans' attempt to eliminate the right to filibuster in the Senate.

4: Public Address: Department Of Unusual Affairs

Hands up who knew before this week that former police commissioner Peter Doone was still pursuing legal action over a story run by the Sunday Star Times five years ago? It was revealed yesterday that the action against the paper had been dropped ...

5: Latin America In Revolt: Continent Defies The USA

As yet another neoliberal, pro-US government falls in Latin America, Resistance’s Stuart Munckton looks at the continent that might defeat Uncle Sam.

6: Fitrakis: How Blackwell & Petro Saved Bush’s Brain

The hotly disputed results of the 2004 presidential election have become entangled in a fundamentalist crusade over who will control Ohio. Extremist right wing screachers such as Pastor Rod Parsley of the World Harvest Church, Ann Coulter, Alan Keyes, ...

7: Saddam Hussein Minister Hiding In NZ?

Rt Hon Winston has asked the Government to confirm whether a high ranking member of Saddam Hussein’s political party is seeking refugee status in New Zealand.

8: Net Users Respond To Catholicism

Auckland, Wednesday 20th April, 2005: The recent death of Pope John Paul II, as well as the Easter festivities, has resulted in a surge of interest online. While much of this interest has a religious flavour, Easter also propelled the popularity of ...

9: Steve Weissman: A Deadly Culture of Life

Randall Terry claims he has mellowed, as most of us do with age. But, along with many of his fellow evangelicals, he remains aggressively committed to his goal of turning America into "a Christian nation."

10: Don Brash questions ethics of Doone case

National Party Leader Don Brash is questioning the ethics of Helen Clark’s behaviour around the Peter Doone defamation case.

11: Meeting On Nuclear Power Plant Safety Ends

Nuclear officials from more than 50 countries have wrapped up a meeting at the Vienna headquarters of the United Nations atomic watchdog agency to share information and upgrade precautions in a bid to ensure the safety of nuclear power plants and prevent ...

12: Charles Shaw: Regulated Resistance

In February of this year, United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ) , a coalition of more than 800 peace and justice groups throughout the United States, held their second annual Assembly to hear and vote on proposals for a 2005 “action plan.”

13: Lyndon Hood: NZ Armed Forces Need New Challenge

As we reflect on ANZAC day and give remembrance to the men who gave their lives on foreign fields, we must ask ourselves one question: Why haven't we given those Turks the lesson they deserve? It's been 90 years, already!

14: Public Address 27/04/05 - Destiny's Child

Was chatting with a mate a few days back and we both agreed. The product of the Destiny Church may be a couple of good things. When you see the discussion blogs and the newspapers reporting around election time, there seems to be a bit of a panic on ...

15: Robert Mann: Ownership Matters

The spectacular twentieth century was convulsed repeatedly by wars over ownership. The first decade, known to us as the Edwardian period, was generally peaceful & prosperous in the British Empire and many other regions, but Communism got going in Russia and ...

16: Indigenous DNA, Brain Scans, Marburg & Stem Cells

The ambitious DNA profiling “Genographic project” which seeks to retrace the path of human settlement on Earth has been encountering resistance among indigenous people. After a boycott-appeal by the US-American Indigenous Peoples Council on Biocolonialism, ...

17: Collins: Blame Labour For Your Rising Mortgage

Increasing numbers of economists are saying interest rates are rising in advance of Labour's big spending on the Working for Families redistribution package.

18: Clark must come clean and release transcripts

Prime Minister Helen Clark must release the transcripts of her calls with the Sunday Star Times in which she knifed former Police Commissioner Peter Doone in the back, ACT leader Rodney Hide said today.

19: Maxim Institute wins international award

The Maxim Institute, a New Zealand think-tank has won two international awards from the United Stated based Atlas Foundation. “Maxim is delighted to be recognised by the two awards, one for Social Entrepreneurship and the other for Institute Excellence,” ...

20: GPJA Newsletter 89 - April 28 2005

We are calling on supporters to join us on May Day this Sunday. The traditional May Day march to commemorate international workers day is also a march against the current wars of occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan and a protest against police attacks on ...

21: UQ Wire: Nat. Security Whistleblowers Coalition

n unprecedented group of national security whistleblowers have formed a united front as the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition (NSWBC).

22: The 2006 Election Is Happening Right Now

It's crunch time, folks. The Bush Administration is quite aware that lame-duck, second-term presidents have a very brief window of opportunity during which they can push through their agendas with a likelihood of success. So Karl Rove, seeing the window starting ...

23: Interview With Schapelle Corby’s Mother

Tonight at 7pm on Prime, Paul Holmes speaks exclusively with Schapelle Corby’s mother and close friends.

24: Afghanistan: Stoning to death scandal

Discrimination against women in Afghanistan will continue to have grave consequences until the government takes concrete steps to end it, said Amnesty International following the killing by stoning of a 29 year-old woman accused of adultery.

25: What were Helen Clark and co doing 30 years ago?

I was astonished this morning to hear Defence Minister Mark Burton laying into Dr Brash for politicising Anzac Day, ACT MP Stephen Franks said today.

26: Rice At Memorial Museum of Juscelino Kubitschek

SECRETARY RICE: Thank you very much and thank you, Anna, for that wonderful introduction and for the warmth with which you received me and showed me the wonderful pictures, as we walked along, of you as a child, of your mother, of your family, of your grandfather. ...

27: Scoop Images: Prince Charles At Chunuk Bair

Images from Selwyn Manning of the Chunuk Bair service commemorating the NZ Wellington Battalion's brief capture of the high ground above Anzac Cove. Prince of Wales Charles attended the service and was left waiting for 40 minutes on the parade ground as ...

28: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing April 26, 2005

SYRIA/LEBANON Syrian Withdrawal of Military Forces from Lebanon UN Verification Team Sent to Lebanon and Damascus UN Secretary General's Report on Implementation of Res. 1559 Prospects for Return of US Ambassador Scobey to Syria Security Situation ...

29: Scoop Images: Postcards From Istanbul (2)

Presently en route back to New Zealand from Gallipoli via the Middle East and Malaysia with a plane load of veterans and military personnel Scoop's Selwyn Manning sent in the following photo essay of his trip to Istanbul. (See also… Scoop Images: Postcards ...

30: What Doone Done - A Doone Retrospective

Without building a Tardis, Scoop has nevertheless managed to travel back to January 2000 to discover how the various political parties viewed Police Commissioner (at the time) Peter Doone, and the driving incident that sparked his early retirement.


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