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Scoop Top 30 Weekend Ratings 25-26 June


The weekend’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Marjorie Cohn: Bush & Bolton - The Bully Twins

George Bush and John Bolton have a symbiotic relationship. They need each other to nail shut the coffin of the United Nations, to make the world safe for US domination.

2: New Zealander Dies From Shark Attack In Vanuatu

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has confirmed that a New Zealand citizen was killed by a shark while swimming off a beach on Malekula Island in northern Vanuatu yesterday afternoon.

3: U.S. Refuses UN To Report On Guantanamo Torture

Senior United Nations human rights experts today deeply regretted the United States Government's failure so far to allow them to visit detainees in Iraq, Afghanistan or Guantanamo Bay naval base following information "from reliable sources" ...

4: Nepal: Managing A Merger With India

Contemporary discussions on Nepal’s existential crisis lack a serious dimension: the possibility of the country’s absorption into the Indian union. The options here range from the transformation of Nepal into an autonomous region of India to gaining ...

5: A Week of It: Tax Cuts, Brownlee and The Wananga

In a bold attempt to flush out the National Party’s tax cut agenda in 2004, Progressive Party MP Matt Robson issued a press release entitled 'National wants both tax cuts for rich & more military spending'.

6: UQ Wire: Sibel Edmonds - FBI & 9/11

Over four years ago, more than four months prior to the September 11 terrorist attacks, in April 2001, a long-term FBI informant/asset who had been providing the bureau with information since 1990, provided two FBI agents and a translator with specific ...

7: Iraq Union Leaders Speak About Labor Movement (2)

(Chicago) – Iraqi labor leaders Falah Awan and Amjad Ali Aljawhry spoke about the current state of Iraq and the challenges Iraqi workers face with an outdated labor code.

8: Public Address 24/06/05 - It's Not Alright ...

The reflexive forgiveness of Telecom over this week's big jumbo outage has obscured some salient points. Although both cable breaks were to the north of Wellington, many people in the city were unable to send emails across town...

9: GPJA Newsletter June 23 2005 Number 95

Drive the moneylenders and pokie machines out of our community.

10: Hodgson’s Billion-Dollar Kyoto Punchline

I’m given to understand that all the jokes about marsh gas, Parliament and global warming were used up last century. Certainly, experts have suggested that the rate at which we are discovering new Kyoto-related comedy had been exceeded by the rate ...

11: New online cemetery search tool

A new tool on North Shore City Council's website allows people to search cemetery records and find information about their family and friends.

12: Kelpie Wilson: Exponential Enrons Ahead

One of the least-discussed provisions in the Bush energy bill that has passed the House and is now fast-tracked in the Senate is PUHCA repeal. "Pooka repeal," you say, "what's that?"

13: ‘Waking up to Peak Oil’ - Tariana Turia

“It is about time the Government woke up to the approaching energy crisis” stated Tariana Turia today.

14: William Rivers Pitt: The Thing We Don't Talk About

With the revelation of the secret Downing Street Minutes, which exposed the fact that George Bush and Tony Blair had decided to invade Iraq in April of 2002, a heated debate has blown through media, congressional and activist circles.

15: Not Cricket, RMA Reform, and Property Rights Death

This week: 1. A black day for property rights everywhere 2. RMA reforms a lane-change, not a U-turn 3. Morally-blind cricketers head to Zimbabwe

16: Carriages to 'Stand in Black' for Lions Tour

The New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) and adidas' Stand in Black promotion hit the rails with the unveiling of Auckland bound rail carriages decked out in images from the campaign.

17: Sam Smith: The Glass Wall Of Media Coverage

Dana Milbank's snotty attack on critics of White House behavior as revealed in the Downing Street memos illuminates a carefully concealed truth about the media: its definition of objectivity stops at the edge of anything left of center. Standard ...

18: Developing Nations Condemn NZ stance at Montreal

Montreal, 4 June 2005 (Report from Lim Li Ching and Lim Li Lin - Third World Network) –

19: Bill Berkowitz: Black-bag jobs in the Heartland

The revelation that W. Mark Felt, the 91-year-old former FBI deputy director, was "Deep Throat" ended a mystery that had lasted for more than thirty years. Felt's admission, in a recent issue of Vanity Fair magazine, brought out the Nixon remnants, ...

20: Scott Ritter: The War With Iran Has Already Begun

Americans, along with the rest of the world, are starting to wake up to the uncomfortable fact that President George Bush not only lied to them about the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq (the ostensible excuse for the March 2003 invasion and occupation of that ...

21: Gary Webb's Dark Alliance Returns To The Internet

After an arduous journey, the late and beloved Authentic Journalist Gary Webb's magnum opus, his "Dark Alliance" series on U.S.-sponsored narco-trafficking, finally finds a new on-line home. Narco News will, starting today, publish the full text of Dark ...

22: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Kevin List's Week Of It Is In - Trade Union Head Warns Workers Against Voting National - Health Ministry Says No More Influenza B Related Deaths Reported - Economic Activity Increases Due To Lift In Internal Demand - Scoop Report: Australia's Deputy PM Resigns ...

23: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 23 June 2005

1. Expatriate New Zealanders—Return to New Zealand 2. Child Poverty—Government Action 3. Land—Public Access 4. Aotea (Great Barrier) Marine Reserve—Application Process 5. Land—Public Access 6. Water Quality—Lowland Rivers and Streams 7. Health—Future ...

24: Public Debate ‘Intelligent Design is Bad Science?

The Society for the Promotion of Community Standards challenges Dr Bob Brockie, science columnist for the Dominion Post, to a public debate with a leading creation scientist, Dr Jonathan Sarfati.

25: Zimbabwe: it’s definitely not cricket

A decision to play cricket must not prevent protest about human rights abuses in Zimbabwe, Amnesty International said today.

26: Newman Online Weekly commentary by Muriel Newman

This week Newman Online looks at the Labour Government’s feminist agenda and how it is undermining the New Zealand family.

27: CTU Warns Workers Against National

“The CTU will be sounding a serious warning to working people about what they could expect from a National Government,” Council of Trade Unions president Ross Wilson said today.

28: Father of "baby Charlotte" to address meeting

A special visitor to Dunedin next week will make a heart-felt plea to parents to have their children immunised against Meningococcal B.

29: Tariana Turia, Co-leader Maori Party

“Hot on the heels of Maori success in golf, rugby, rugby sevens, women’s rugby, netball, and business; we have the Government moving to undermine Maori by using race as the basis for decision-making” stated Tariana Turia, co-leader of the Maori ...

30: Macpherson Intimates Presents “Intimate” Evolution

Elle Macpherson Intimates continues to challenge perceptions of the word “intimate” with a third evocative and leading-edge advertising campaign shot in New York in late April.


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