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Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics
TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
Pilger Predicts G8 Will Refuse Poverty Relief For Africa
GPJA Says Time Helen Clark Sorted Out Zimbabwe Tour Issue
Cullen Says National Ed-Tax-Break Would Mean More Bureaucrats
Metservice Predicts Fine Weather For Saturday's Rugby Test
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
UNICEF Calls For Action To Address Crimes Against Children
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
MP's HR Consistency Assessed - From Zaoui To Zimbabwe
Bonus Joules Proposes A Solution To The Kyoto Conundrum
Paul Buchanan On US Special Forces Losses
MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics):
Dyson Tells The Elderly How To Plan For Enjoyment
PM Announces Intended Law Change For Solo-Pensioners
Peters Chomping At He Bit For Campaign To Begin
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Pilger Predicts G8 Will Refuse Poverty Relief For Africa

Indymedia Image: Police and public make strange lines
among GE crops (www.indymedia.org.uk)LONDON — The front page of the June 12 Observer announced, “$55bn Africa debt deal ‘a victory for millions'”. The “victory for millions” is a quotation of Bob Geldof, who said, “Tomorrow 280 million Africans will wake up for the first time in their lives without owing you or me a penny...” The nonsense of this would be breathtaking if the reader's breath had not already been extracted by the unrelenting sophistry of Bob Geldof, Bono, Prime Minister Tony Blair, British treasurer Gordon Brown, the Observer et. al. See... John Pilger: G8 Will Not Ease Third World Poverty [1] MORE G8 COMMENT:

  • Chossudovsky - Live 8 As Corporate Media Bonanza [2]
  • Mary Pitt - What If… [3]
  • Guest - A Paradigm shift in Policy mechanisms for Kyoto [4]
  • Scoop Audio: Scoop and 95bFM discuss G8 (July 7 05) [5]
  • See also more Scoop G8 comment in SPECIAL FEATURES [6] ALSO:
  • Greenpeace - Green groups urge G8 to ignore Bush not climate [7]
  • Oxfam - Oxfam to G8 Leaders: “Don’t forget trade reform” [8]
  • UN - Donor Fatigue Could Lead to Deaths in Ethiopia [9]
  • UN - UN Urges G8 Leaders to Step Up on HUnger, Climate [10]
  • UN - Just Miles From G8, UN Holds C8 Children’s Summit [11]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00093.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00083.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00085.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00092.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00090.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/index.html#features
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00118.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00129.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00130.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00125.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00115.htm


    GPJA Says Time Helen Clark Sorted Out Zimbabwe Tour Issue

    - Phil Goff has told NZ Cricket's Martin Snedden that the government does not want the tour to proceed. But GPJA's John Minto says this is well short of a formal request for this tour to be abandoned. "This would be best done with Helen Clark meeting with the full council of New Zealand Cricket and making a formal request on behalf of the government and people of New Zealand. This formal request would point out the similarities in the situation of the 1976 All Blacks who toured South Africa entertaining whites while black school children were being murdered in the streets of Soweto," GPJA stated today. See... Zimbabwe Tour - Time for Helen Clark to Step in [1] ALSO:

  • GPJA - NZ Government Washes its Hands of Zimbabwe [2]
  • Scoop Report - Game On For Zimbabwe Cricket Tour [3]
  • Greens - Legislation the only way to stop Zimbabwe tour [4]
  • For much more see... Full Coverage: Black Caps Zimbabwe Cricket Tour [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0507/S00052.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0507/S00053.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00075.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00129.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00056.htm


    Cullen Says National Ed-Tax-Break Would Mean More Bureaucrats

    - Don Brash writes that his planned tax deduction is designed to ease the financial pressures on parents, particularly on second-income earners and employed sole parents. But Finance Minister Michael Cullen says it spells more bureaucrats but less money for quality early childhood education. See... More bureaucrats, less early childhood education [1] ALSO:

  • Govt - Significant funding boost for early childhood ed. [2]
  • Early Childhood Council - Families Better Off Under Nats Policy [3]
  • Nats - Cullen bureaucracy claim nonsense [4]
  • Don Brash - Don Brash Writes: Childcare Tax Deduction [5]
  • National's Policy - Childcare tax deductions for working parents [6]
  • Govt - 86,000 children worse off under Nats - Maharey [7]
  • Nats - Bill English Says Maharey Can’t Count [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00146.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00152.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0507/S00024.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00155.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00144.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00123.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00143.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00150.htm


    Metservice Predicts Fine Weather For Saturday's Rugby Test

    - After several days of rain in the north, MetService meteorologists are forecasting that showers will clear away in time for the third rugby test between the LIONS and the ALL BLACKS at Eden Park on Saturday evening. See... MetService forecasting a dry third test [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0507/S00016.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Zaoui Delivered Lecture in Wellington Today [1]
  • CTU - Employer Profits Under Scrutiny [2]
  • Employer Profits Under Scrutiny - CTU [3]
  • New Zealand Leads GPS Locator Market [4]
  • NZ School of Dance Informal Studio Performance Today [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0507/S00051.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0507/S00055.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0507/S00055.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0507/S00105.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0507/S00054.htm


    UNICEF Calls For Action To Address Crimes Against Children

    - With 1,300 children under age 14 dying in homicides or assaults every year in the European Region alone, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called on Governments, UN agencies, professionals, civil society, communities, families and children themselves to act now to uproot the scourge of violence against youngsters. See… Europe-Central Asia Must Act on Child Violence [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00113.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • UN - More Than 1.5 Million Asian Children AIDS Orphans [1]
  • ISM: Update From Palestine [2]
  • WHO Thanks UK for Millions to Wipe Out Polio [3]
  • TV International On The Iran Elections [4]
  • Zapatistas Issue Unwanted Memories for Mexicans [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00120.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00132.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00131.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00127.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00109.htm


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    MP's HR Consistency Assessed - From Zaoui To Zimbabwe

    - Phil Goff today outlined the steps the Government would be taking now that they have suddenly realised that our cricket team is going to Zimbabwe. "Naturally, we deplore Zimbabwe's human rights record and we will do everything we reasonably can to stop this situation recurring," said Goff, whose main achievement as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade is the opening of free trade negotiations with China. See... NZ MPs Care About Human Rights All Of A Sudden [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00094.htm


    Bonus Joules Proposes A Solution To The Kyoto Conundrum

    - Hurray. So New Zealand has suddenly lost a billion dollars ‘value’ because of our expenditure of our carbon credits. Yesterday we had half a billion dollars in credits. Today we are a carbon debtor by half a billion dollars. Great. I never could understand how carbon trading could work for us. Now it is time to start taking Kyoto seriously and making some real money out of it. See... Bonus Joules: When Is A Hole Not A Hole? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00091.htm


    Paul Buchanan On US Special Forces Losses

    - The downing of a US helicopter in Eastern Afghanistan with 16 Special Forces soldiers represents the single worst combat loss by the US in that country since the invasion of late 2001. The loss is made all the more grave when considering the investment that goes into the training and equipment of special forces troops—in this case 8 Navy SEALs and 8 Army Aviation special operators sent on a mission to rescue a four man SEAL reconnaissance squad lost after coming under fire in Kunar Province. See... Paul Buchanan: On Special Ops Military Investment [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00087.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Dan Hopsicker - UQ Wire: San Diego Witness Threat [1]
  • Che Tibby - Public Address 7/7/05 - Right Ways Familiar Habits [2]
  • Ramzy Baroud - Ramzy Baroud: Arab Media Reinvented Yet Unchanged [3]
  • Genevieve Cora Fraser - Poem: Portal to East Jerusalem [4]
  • Kamala Sarup - After September 11, The World Has Changed [5]
  • Madan P. Khanal - Democracy, Dissent And Demagoguery [6]
  • Krishna Singh Bam - Bush Doctrine Faces Crucial Test In Nepal [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00089.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00086.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00084.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00082.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00081.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00080.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00079.htm


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    Dyson Tells The Elderly How To Plan For Enjoyment

    - Coping without a car Older people who stop driving can remain independent and do the things they enjoy if they plan ahead and have a positive attitude, Senior Citizens Minister Ruth Dyson said today. Launching the pamphlet, ‘How will you get around when you stop driving?’ at Parliament, Ms Dyson said older people’s quality of life depended on being able to get around easily when they could no longer drive. See... Coping without a car [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00163.htm


    PM Announces Intended Law Change For Solo-Pensioners

    - Helen Clark told a meeting of Grey Power members in Nelson this afternoon that the Labour-led government was introducing legislation which ensures that all superannuitants living alone can be paid the single, living alone rate of New Zealand superannuation. See... Law change to make NZ Superannuation fairer [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00160.htm


    Peters Chomping At He Bit For Campaign To Begin

    - Helen Clark should front up to the people of New Zealand as any responsible leader would and set the election date, says Rt Hon Winston Peters. “Her silly game of smoke and mirrors over the election date has already cost Labour big time in the polls and the situation will only get worse for them if she keeps playing games with New Zealanders," Winston Peters said. See... Set the Date PM - The Country is Waiting [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00154.htm


    MORE POLITICS HEADLINES:

  • Govt - George W Bush adds impetus to WTO talks [1]
  • Govt - G8: Trade message needs to be told [2]
  • Govt - Michael Cullen Address to Oamaru Public Meeting [3]
  • NZ First - Peters Speech: Property Institute Conference [4]
  • United - Govt neglect in falling social worker numbers [5]
  • United - UF calls for Fire, emergency Minister, looting law [6]
  • United - Forgiveness from victim - yes; but leniency? NO! [7]
  • Nats - Minister runs out of excuses on fisheries report [8]
  • Nats - Did Labour look the other way on Transpower deal? [9]
  • Nats - Nats support non-discriminatory childcare policies [10]
  • Greens - NZ & US need better visa irregularities systems [11]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00158.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00147.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00145.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00162.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00161.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00159.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00148.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00157.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00156.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00153.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00149.htm

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