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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
Scoop Report: Govt Spells Out "NO" To Anti-Tour-Law
Peters Waves Bye Bye To Jim Peron
Brash Announces Childcare Tax Relief Policy
Judge Orders Doone's To Pay Fairfax $74,000 In Court Costs
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Tsunami After Effects Cause Suspected Increase In HIV Infection Rates
Srebrenica War Crimes To Be Remembered Ten Years After
Yasser Abu Moailek's Letter From Gaza
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Let The U.S. Supreme Court Battle Begin
Two Major Reports Into Diebold Voting Systems Released
Russell Brown On The Stoning Of Ashraf Choudhary
Rosalea Barker On Independence Day
A Victim Of The Nazi’s Call’s Bush’s Brownshirts Out
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OTHER NEWS (Just Politics):
Kiwi Copper Appointed Solomon Islands Deputy Police Commissioner
Maori Party Hits Back Over United "Government of Aotearoa" & Zimbabwe Slurs
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Scoop Report: Govt Spells Out "NO" To Anti-Tour-Law

Scoop
Image: Foreign Minister Phil Goff today ruled out any law
change to stop a tour of Zimbabwe. Kevin List reports that in a joint press conference today both Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff and Associate Foreign Affairs Minister Jim Anderton explained that there was little the Government could do to stop the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe by the Black Caps. Mr Goff was adamant that the Government wouldn’t be rushing through any legislation that would have short-circuited the normal legislative course of referral to a select committee and submissions from the public. See... Game On For Zimbabwe Cricket Tour [1] ALSO:

  • Greens - Legislation the only way to stop Zimbabwe tour [2]
  • For much more see... Full Coverage: Black Caps Zimbabwe Cricket Tour [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00075.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00129.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00056.htm


    Peters Waves Bye Bye To Jim Peron

    - New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters is pleased that the Immigration Service has finally come to its senses in its decision to revoke the visa of paedophilic apologist Jim Peron. The decision follows a finding from the Chief Censor in May that the magazine “Unbound” published by Mr Peron, be classified as “objectionable” because it promotes the exploitation of children and young people for sexual purposes. See... NZ First: Good Riddance To Bad Rubbish And Not Before Time [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00131.htm


    Brash Announces Childcare Tax Relief Policy

    The next National Government will introduce a new tax deduction for pre-school childcare costs to ease the financial pressures on parents, particularly on second-income earners and employed sole parents, National Party Leader Don Brash announced today. See... Brash: Childcare tax deductions for working parents [1] ALSO

  • Nats - Childcare Tax Deductions Questions and Answers etc [2]
  • Nats - Childcare tax deductions great news for families [3]
  • Govt - Children first victims of National's spending cuts [4]
  • United - Nats Don't Know Childcare From Early Education [5]
  • United - Dunne: Brash wants kids out of way [6]
  • ACT - National's Tax Cuts With Strings Attached [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00123.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00124.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00128.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00135.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00137.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00136.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00132.htm


    Judge Orders Doone's To Pay Fairfax $74,000 In Court Costs

    - Fairfax is pleased at the decision of His Honour Justice Miller today ordering that the Doones shall pay Fairfax costs. The award of $74,330.25 follows the Doones' last minute discontinuance of defamation proceedings against Fairfax." See... Doone's Ordered To Pay Costs [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0507/S00093.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Postie dismissed for limiting unsafe overtime [1]
  • Spot Market Electricity Prices Increase Again [2]
  • Government Announces Grant For Flood Repairs [3]
  • SKYCITY to Present Short Film Screenings [4]
  • Lions fans will prove themselves in Undie 500 [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0507/S00047.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0507/S00092.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0507/S00051.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0507/S00044.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0507/S00042.htm


    Tsunami After Effects Cause Suspected Increase In HIV Infection Rates

    - Marietta Gross writes that the devastating Boxing Day Tsunami in South East Asia has increased the AIDS-risk within the region. The United Nations believes the tsunami has left millions of people homeless who are still, six months after, living under most awkward conditions. See... UN: Tsunami Has Increased AIDS-Risk In South Asia [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00069.htm


    Srebrenica War Crimes To Be Remembered Ten Years After

    - As the United Nations prepares to mark the 10th anniversary of the fall of Srebrenica during the Balkan wars, a senior official has reaffirmed the UN's commitment to help heal the wounds in the town that was the site of a massacre of Muslim men and boys by Bosnian Serb forces after they took over the town designated by the Security Council as a "safe area." See... 10th Anniversary of Srebrenica Massacre [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00082.htm


    Yasser Abu Moailek's Letter From Gaza

    - A car pulls off the road near an olive grove on the eastern border of the Gaza Strip. Alongside the road runs an electronic fence built by Israel to prevent infiltrations by Palestinian militants. On the other side Israeli military forces patrol it constantly. The car's headlights turn off. A few meters away shadows lurk among the trees. Figures leave the car and join them. They blend together for some 10 minutes. Then all are off their separate ways. The deal has been done. See... A Gaza Gun Deal Goes Down [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00081.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Conference Seeks to Close Nuclear Terror Loopholes [1]
  • Annan Condemns Attacks on Diplomats in Iraq [2]
  • Whale hunt gets go ahead from Icelandic government [3]
  • Congo: Illegal arms exports fuelling killings [4]
  • Fiji's Amnesty Bill 'Dangerous' Message To Youth [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00089.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00086.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00079.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00076.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00075.htm


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    SCOOP COLUMNS


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    Let The U.S. Supreme Court Battle Begin

    - What nobody seems to be noticing, though, is what may well be the real agenda of George W. Bush and those around him - neo-fascism. For this agenda, Alberto Gonzales is the perfect man. Although he testified that "I don't recall today whether I was in agreement with the analysis" on the meeting that led to the infamous 2002 torture memo that said "injury such as death, organ failure, or serious impairment of body functions - [are necessary] in order to constitute torture," he actually chaired the committee that drafted it. See… Supreme Court - Possible "Fascist" Play [1] MORE: Bill Berkowitz - William Greene's Angry Rapid Response Machine [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00072.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00062.htm


    Two Major Reports Into Diebold Voting Systems Released

    - Incorporated into the foundation of the Diebold Precinct-Based Optical Scan 1.94w system is the mother of security holes, and no apparent cure will produce infertility, or system safety. See... Critical Security Issues In Diebold Optical Scan [1] MORE:

  • UScountvotes.org - Working Paper On Deibold E-Voting Machines [2]
  • Blackboxvoting.org - Black Box Voting Update: (July 5, 2005) [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00073.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00100.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00106.htm


    Russell Brown On The Stoning Of Ashraf Choudhary

    - Having now seen the part of the 60 Minutes interview that got Labour's Muslim MP Ashraf Choudhary into trouble this week, I have to sympathise with him. He was not asked whether homosexuals and adulterers should be stoned to death; he was invited ... See... Public Address 06/07/05 - Gods And Devils [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00070.htm


    Rosalea Barker On Independence Day

    - The feeling of the nation must be quickened; the conscience of the nation must be roused; the propriety of the nation must be startled; the hypocrisy of the nation must be exposed; and its crimes against God and man must be proclaimed and denounced. See... Stateside: What To The Slave Is The Fourth Of July [1] MORE INDEPENDENCE DAY COMMENT:

  • Bernard Weiner - Rove, Supremes & A Silent Scream [2]
  • Ernest Partridge - Hinges of History [3]
  • Paul G. Buchanan - Cracks In The Façade [4]
  • Kamala Sarup - US Independence Day [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00069.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00063.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00066.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00054.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00050.htm


    A Victim Of The Nazi’s Call’s Bush’s Brownshirts Out

    - There I was -- a bratty, independent kid, with a twisted sense of humor who enjoyed doing illegal things: Entrance into anyplace at all displaying the “No Dogs or Jews Allowed” signs was fun, even though it was clearly understood that – if discovered – neither dog nor Jew would ever be seen again, regardless of age. See... Doris Colmes: Morphing the Gestapo [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00068.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • William Fisher - The Plight of NGOs in Egypt [1]
  • William Fisher - Charlie Wilson’s War [2]
  • Ivan Eland - U.S. Govt. Should Stop Meddling in the Oil Market [3]
  • Narconews - Conroy: Ex-DEA El Paso Chief Slams U.S. Attorney [4]
  • Richard S. Ehrlich - Thai Beheadings Copycat Iraqi Slayings - Minister [5]
  • Between The Lines - Giant September Anti-War Protests in Washington [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00074.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00071.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00067.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00065.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00064.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00061.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)


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    Kiwi Copper Appointed Solomon Islands Deputy Police Commissioner

    - Police Minister George Hawkins has welcomed the appointment of a senior New Zealand Police officer to a key position in the Royal Solomon Islands Police (RSIP). Graham Emery will take up a two-year appointment as Deputy Commissioner, Operations Support, under a new management structure. He previously commanded the NZ Police contingent to the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI). See... NZ police officer takes on key role in Solomons [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00134.htm


    Maori Party Hits Back Over United "Government of Aotearoa" & Zimbabwe Slurs

    - The Maori Party today has responded to allegations from Peter Dunne concerning the Maori Government of Aotearoa; and the suggestion that the Maori Party is somehow unconcerned about the broader issue of human rights here and in places such as Zimbabwe. “We are all aware that tangata whenua were to the forefront in opposing the apartheid regime in South Africa. Indeed many tangata whenua continue to be actively involved in advocating human rights around the world because the Treaty itself is a document of human rights” said Dr Sharples, Co-leader, Maori Party. See... Maori Party Distances Itself From Gisborne Group [1] and Maori Party Saddened By Political Grandstanding [2]

  • Govt - Maori Party stops full support for ICC submission [3]
  • Greens - Maori Party Misguided On Zimbabwe [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00119.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00139.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00120.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00127.htm


    MORE POLITICS HEADLINES:

  • Govt - Waste reduction schemes to get more teeth [1]
  • Govt - Mallard Speech: Early Education Federation [2]
  • Govt - No drop in funding for early childhood ed [3]
  • Greens - Kaipara station not the solution for Ak's energy [4]
  • Greens - Posturing can't hide the uranium on Brash's breath [5]
  • Nats - Head Rolls At Leaky Homes Service [6]
  • ACT - Only a Vote for ACT is a Vote for Change [7]
  • ACT - Newman - Labour - a threat to landlords [8]
  • ACT - Tax bill doubles for women [9]
  • ACT - Transmission decision needs facts not guesses [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00130.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00118.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00117.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00126.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00125.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00138.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00140.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00133.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00122.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00121.htm

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