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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:

ACT's Former MP Awatere-Huata Found Guilty Of Fraud
National's Tax Cut Likely To Increase Child Poverty In NZ - Maharey
Police Charge 14 Year Old With Concrete-Rock Murder
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
National Party Tax Cut Policy Details Announced -
Algeria's President Seeks To Waiver Crimes From A Decade Of Terror
MORE WORLD NEWS HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Jason Leopold On 9/11 & The Reasons For War
Hard News: Russell Brown On The Leader's Debate
Ehrlich: Thai Massage Kingpin Turned Politician Refused US Visa
Scoop's Rosalea Barker On The Passing Of David Lange
Am Johal: Healing Ceremony For Canadian First Nation
Everybody Weighs In On The Cindy Sheehan Break Through
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LEAD STORY:
ACT's Former MP Awatere-Huata Found Guilty Of Fraud

Donna Awatere
Huata. Scoop Report: Wi Huata and Donna Awatere Huata have been found guilty on charges of Fraud and perverting justice. The verdict was announced minutes ago in the Auckland District Court. A jury of nine women and three men heard the case and adjourned yesterday evening without a verdict. The case was heard before Judge Roderick Joyce. The disgraced former ACT Party MP, Donna Awatere Huata and her husband Wi Huata had denied a total of seven charges. See... Former ACT MP Awatere-Huata Found Guilty Of Fraud [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00183.htm


National's Tax Cut Likely To Increase Child Poverty In NZ - Maharey

- "In its most cynical and mean-spirited policy to date National has announced it will help pay for its tax cuts by cancelling the $10 a week per child Family Support increase scheduled for April 2007," Steve Maharey said. The impact of this change would cut deep into the pockets of low income families. The incomes of 125,000 beneficiary families would be reduced by an average of $20 a week, pushing thousands of children below the poverty line. See... Child poverty is the price for National's tax cuts [1] MORE:

  • Child Poverty Action Group - CPAG: Poorest Miss Out Once Again [2]
  • Barnardos - Collaborate for kids - challenge to politicians [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00574.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0508/S00275.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0508/S00274.htm


    Police Charge 14 Year Old With Concrete-Rock Murder

    - Police have charged a 14-year-old boy with murder after a chunk of concrete was dropped from a motorway overbridge in south Auckland on Friday night. 20-year-old Chris Currie, was killed instantly when the concrete smashed the window-screen of the car he was driving. Police were calling on the public for information. See... Appeal for info regarding concrete dropped on car [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0508/S00140.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Sydney To Host Pope Benedict [1]
  • ASTE Members at AUT Vote to take Industrial Action [2]
  • Four Businesses Test Positive With Legionnaires Disease [3]
  • UV Snow Warning For Skiers [4]
  • Two musical Kiwis take on Australia [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0508/S00261.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0508/S00097.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0508/S00089.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0508/S00088.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0508/S00149.htm


    National Party Tax Cut Policy Details Announced -

    National Party Leader Don Brash has unveiled a plan to significantly restructure the tax system, providing fair tax relief and targeted family assistance worth about $3.9 billion by the third year. See... Brash - Getting ahead with National [1] & Brash Speech: Getting ahead with National [2] . SEE SCOOP ELECTION '05 - THE TAX DEBATE [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00547.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00550.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/features/E05Taxation.html


    Algeria's President Seeks To Waiver Crimes From A Decade Of Terror

    - On 15 August President Abdelaziz Bouteflika issued a decree on a “Draft Charter for Peace and National Reconciliation”, which outlines a framework for future measures ostensibly aimed at bringing closure to a decade of violent conflict. The publication of the decree follows a prolonged official campaign in favour of a general amnesty. The Charter contains provisions aimed at exonerating both security forces and armed groups from accountability for grave human rights abuses. Such provisions are inconsistent with Algeria’s obligations under international law and may be a final denial of truth and justice to hundreds of thousands of victims and their families. See... Algeria: Referendum seek to obliterate past crimes [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00205.htm


    MORE WORLD NEWS HEADLINES:

  • Palestinian Authority: Abductions must stop [1]
  • Agencies Rush Aid To Flood-Stricken Sierra Leone [2]
  • Diebold Elections Div. Jolted by Security Concerns [3]
  • Viewpoint: Samoa's Culture Of Peace [4]
  • Castro Speech Medical Graduates [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00206.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00200.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00199.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00194.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00187.htm

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    SCOOP COLUMNS

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    Jason Leopold On 9/11 & The Reasons For War

    - The disinformation campaign the White House launched last weekend should leave no doubt that the war in Iraq was hatched well before 9/11 and is part of a broader strategy to remake the entire Middle East into a so-called Pax Americana, a blueprint drafted by hardcore neoconservatives years ago that called for overthrowing Middle East dictators and installing U.S. approved governments in the region. See... Jason Leopold: President Bush's Big Secret [1] RELATED:

  • Norman Solomon - Bush's Option to Escalate the War [2]
  • Between The Lines - Shaping Public Opinion for Confrontation with Iran [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00155.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00182.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00175.htm


    Hard News: Russell Brown On The Leader's Debate

    - I really wish this election hadn't turned into a bidding war. That it has means Labour is heading in a direction with which I'm not entirely comfortable, and National is making spending assumptions I seriously doubt it can meet... See... Public Address 23/08/05 - Whatever [1] & Yesterday Public Address 22/08/05 - A Don Never Wears Shorts [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00156.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00150.htm


    Ehrlich: Thai Massage Kingpin Turned Politician Refused US Visa

    - BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thailand's massage parlor tycoon-turned-politician said the American Embassy rejected his visa application, barring him from joining a Thai government trip to visit FBI, DEA and other U.S. officials. See... Massage Tycoon-Turned-Politician Refused US Visa [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00168.htm


    Scoop's Rosalea Barker On The Passing Of David Lange

    - I've been pondering what it was that really changed under David Lange's government in the 1980s. From what I'm reading or gleaning from Internet video/audio originating in New Zealand, the two big things that the media is referring to are the nuclear-free ... See... Stateside With Rosalea: Mr Big Thumb-on-Nose [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00160.htm


    Am Johal: Healing Ceremony For Canadian First Nation

    - In the small island community of Alert Bay near northern Vancouver Island, hundreds of residential school survivors from St. Michael's Residential school stood on the idyllic shoreline near the U'mista Cultural Centre around ten in the morning on Friday. It was misty as the fog rolled in and perched itself on the calm water. See... Alert Bay School Gathering Full of Emotions [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00159.htm


    Everybody Weighs In On The Cindy Sheehan Break Through

    - The Washington Post today wondered out loud whether Cindy Sheehan might be a " catalyst for a muscular antiwar movement ." In translation, this is an assertion that Cindy Sheehan has already become an accepted reason for the corporate media to finally ... See... David Swanson: Sheehan Breakthroughs [1] MORE ON CINDY SHEEHAN:

  • William Rivers Pitt - William Rivers Pitt: Desecration of the Dead [2]
  • Marjorie Cohn - Marjorie Cohn: Why Bush Can't Answer Cindy [3]
  • Mark Drolette - Mark Drolette: Real Americans Are Really Something [4]
  • Doug Giebel - Doug Giebel: Ignore Cindy Sheehan [5]
  • Greg Palast - Armstrong Bikes With President Over Sheehan Grave [6]
  • Thom Hartmann - Jefferson Would Have Stood With Cindy Sheehan [7]
  • Sheila Samples - The Revolution is NOW... [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00180.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00161.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00172.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00164.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00162.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00157.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00176.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00099.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Toni Solo - Ecuador: Sovereignty Takes One Step Backwards [1]
  • Uri Avnery - A Miracle of Rare Device [2]
  • UQ Wire - William Fisher - State Secrets? [3]
  • Ivan Eland - Will Iraq’s Constitution Be Irrelevant? [4]
  • Guest Opinion - Kola Odetola: Islam, Sex And The Western Left [5]
  • John Spritzler - Howard Zinn's Unacceptable Regimes Critiqued [6]
  • William Fisher - Diplomatic Assurances -- Worthless [7]
  • John Chuckman - Cartoons: Bacchus, A Chimp And God [8]
  • Evelyn Pringle - DC Protest - Why Are Atypical Drug Users Mad? [9]
  • Evelyn Pringle - Aug 24 DC Protest - Activists Against TeenScreen [10]
  • William Fisher - Jesus And The US Airforce (Again) [11]
  • Genevieve Cora Fraser - Poem: Deadly Sun Illuminates Israeli Blue Moon [12]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00174.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00173.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00167.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00181.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00178.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00177.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00158.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00171.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00179.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00170.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00169.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00165.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Nail Biter Of Election For Low Ranked NZ First Candidates Including Dail Jones -

    New Zealand First has released its candidates list for the 2005 General Election. The list is as follows:1. Rt Hon Winston Peters – Tauranga 2. Peter Brown – Bay of Plenty 3. Hon Brian Donnelly – Whangarei 4. Ron Mark – Waimakariri 5. Doug Woolerton – Hamilton East. See... New Zealand First Candidates List – 2005 Election [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00573.htm


    MORE POLITICS HEADLINES:

  • Govt - Key talking nonsense again – Cullen [1]
  • Govt - National understates spending cuts [2]
  • Labour - A Healthy Start: Q & A and Backgrounder [3]
  • Labour - Prime Minister announces new child health measures [4]
  • Nats - Labour poised for roading compromise [5]
  • Nats - Labour on the brink of out borrowing National [6]
  • Nats - Helen Clark misleads on allowances [7]
  • Nats - Clark passes buck again on motorcade [8]
  • Greens - Disappointment at Playcentre missing out again [9]
  • Greens - The cost of flying may never coming down [10]
  • Greens - National/NZF Govt would send women back to the 1950s [11]
  • United - Dunne: Rob Moodie to stand for United Future [12]
  • Progressives - Tax cut cocktail would leave dreadful hang-over [13]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00588.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00579.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00587.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00586.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00585.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00583.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00581.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00580.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00590.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00589.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00584.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00582.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00578.htm


    POLITICAL COLUMNS:

  • Progressives - robson-on-politics Tues 23 Aug 2005 [1]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00591.htm

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