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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 11 May 2005


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

1: Eritrea: Arrest of Trade Union Officials

Brussels 9 May 2005 (ICFTU OnLine): The ICFTU, together with the Global Union Federations IUF and ITGLWF, today condemned the arrest and continued detention of three Eritrean trade union leaders by security police. Two of the three, Tewelde Ghebremedhin and ...

2: David Ray Griffin: 9/11 and the American Empire

This lecture was delivered at the University of Wisconsin at Madison on April 18, 2005. - I will begin by unpacking the key terms in the title of my talk: “9/11,” “American empire,” and “religious people,” beginning with the last one.

3: Greg Palast: Impeachment Time - Facts Were Fixed

The top-level government memo marked "SECRET AND STRICTLY PERSONAL," dated eight months before Bush sent us into Iraq, following a closed meeting with the President, reads, "Military action was now seen as inevitable. Bush wanted to remove Saddam ...

4: Concern at Israel Flights over Lebanese Airspac

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today voiced concern about Israeli overflights into Lebanese airspace, reminding the parties of the fragile situation in Lebanon and the wider region.

5: Ernest Partridge: Last Chance for Civilization

Last Chance for Civilization Ernest Partridge Co-Editor "The Crisis Papers" May 10, 2005 From:

6: Questions for Oral Answer - Wednesday, 11 May 2005

1. GEORGINA BEYER to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What reports has he received about trends in the number of working-age New Zealanders on benefits?

7: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 11 May 2005

1. Benefits—Trends 2. Taxation—Australian Tax Cuts 3. Trans-Tasman Therapeutic Goods Agency—Standards 4. Police—Former Commissioner 5. Biosecurity—Hoax Threats 6. Immigration, Minister—Confidence Question No 5 to Minister 7. Police—Former Commissioner 8. Student ...

8: Rep. John Conyers: Creating Reasons to Go to War

Unfortunately, the mainstream media in the United States was too busy with wall-to-wall coverage of a "runaway bride" to cover a bombshell report out of the British newspapers. The London Times reports that the British government and the United States government ...

9: Magazine Associated With Peron Found Objectionable

A magazine containing writings by controversial American Libertarian, Jim Peron has been found by the Censor’s Office to be objectionable. According to New Zealand First leader Winston Peters the magazine, titled Unbound, was also published by Mr Peron.

10: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 10 May 2005

1. Immigration Service—Information from MPs 2. Childcare—Grandparents 3. Police—Former Commissioner 4. Research—Health 5. New Zealand Certificate of Educational Achievement—Scholarship 6. Elderly and Disabled—Support Services Report 7. Tertiary Education—Savings Provision ...

11: Labour approved brother-sister sex paper

Labour approved a discussion paper that proposed legalising brother-sister sex for over-20-year-olds, according to official documents released today by National’s Law and Order spokesman, Tony Ryall.

12: Fair.Org: Smoking Gun Memo?

Journalists typically condemn attempts to force their colleagues to disclose anonymous sources, saying that subpoenaing reporters will discourage efforts to expose government wrongdoing. But such warnings seem like mere self-congratulation when clear evidence ...

13: Bush vs Peace Movement - Lessons from Vietnam

Bush Administration, Peace Movement Learned Very Different Lessons from Vietnam War - Interview with Marcus Raskin, co-founder of the Institute for Policy Studies, conducted by Scott Harris

14: Public Address 11/05/05 - Top News!

I have some news: our Great New Zealand Argument feature is to be a book. I signed off the final copy on Monday and it will be out in the first week of July...

15: Council of Te Wananga o Aotearoa Statement

”The Council of Te Wananga o Aotearoa met this evening to consider a letter received on 9 May from the Minister of Education, Hon Trevor Mallard, in which he advised:

16: Robert Zoellick Remarks in Singapore

MR. ERELI: Hello everybody. Thank you for coming. I'm Adam Ereli, the Deputy Spokesman of the State Department. We're very pleased to have with us today the Deputy Secretary of the State Department, Robert Zoellick, who is wrapping up a trip to the region ...

17: America's Religious Right (IV): Pie in the Sky

Rev. Tim LaHaye thinks deep thoughts. Co-author of the best-selling Left Behind and Babylon Rising novels, the 78-year-old evangelical probes the mind of God as revealed in Holy Scriptures.

18: Operation Waiheke Media Advisory 3

Actions related to the claimed release of Foot and Mouth Disease on Waiheke Island continue.

19: Helen Clark gives herself sweeping new powers

National Party Leader Don Brash says Helen Clark appears to have granted herself sweeping new powers to leak confidential information to whomever she likes, whenever she likes, about whatever she likes.

20: Biosecurity Foot & Mouth Tthreat Investigation

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Director of Biosecurity Barry O’Neil said today that MAF and Police were responding to a claimed deliberate release of foot and mouth virus on Waiheke Island.

21: Marriage Is Still Causing Discrimination To Women

Many countries set a lower minimum age of marriage for females than for males. There are number of females for insisting that girls not be married until they reach sufficient age to to make an informed choice. The first is as a matter of basic human right, ...

22: British Intelligence Leak - Iraq Invasion Strategy

Progressive Democrats of America Make National Call of Support for Congressional Letter Demanding Investigation of British Intelligence Leak on Iraq Invasion Strategy

23: 'Fair Trade' a Token Gesture: We Need More Sweatshops

"Marian Hobbs's call for New Zealanders to support developing countries by buying a 'Fair Trade' product during Fair Trade Week is pure tokenism," claimed Libertarianz leader Bernard Darnton today.

24: Advisory Board to oversee Police Coms Centres

Police Commissioner Rob Robinson has announced the establishment of a National Communications Centre Advisory Board to oversee the performance and strategic direction of police communications centres.

25: Operation Waiheke Advisory 2

Actions related to the claimed release of Foot and Mouth Disease on Waiheke Island continue to take place.

26: Ministers Lackeys Gut Correspondence School

The President of The Correspondence School parents and supervisors association, Sharon Buckland, has slated moves by the school to cut core services to rural children, saying students needs will suffer because the Ministry of Education "can't get ...

27: Australian Budget threatens NZ competitiveness

The Australian Budget announced yesterday will cause more pressures in the New Zealand economy, says Business NZ Chief Executive Phil O’Reilly.

28: Police review a bombshell

National’s Police spokesman, Tony Ryall, says the report into the police communications centre is “a bombshell” that shows the public and frontline police are at risk.

29: Zoellick at U.S. Ambassador's Residence Malaysia

DEPUTY SECRETARY ZOELLICK: Thank you all for joining us today. My name is Bob Zoellick and I'm the Deputy Secretary of State. This visit to Malaysia is the fifth stop of six that I am making throughout Southeast Asia over the course of the past week. ...

30: Fighting Talk this Week: Pretty

This week on Fighting Talk, pretty new girl Sarah moves her stuff, Hamish gets pretty worked up about drinking laws and reports in from Canada (which is pretty near the USA) and Lyndon pretty much gives up on right-wing blogs.


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