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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
C.D. Sludge: Dr Don Brash - 'Tool Of The Business Roundtable'
SCOOP POLL WATCH:
Brash Releases Treaty Principles Policy
Mr Peters Misses Minor Parties Political Debate
Profits In Aussie And Pickets In New Zealand For Fairfax
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Weather-Bomb Katrina Looms Over Mainland USA
Palestine - Israel Shoots Upon Peaceful Protest
MORE WORLD NEWS HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Uri Avnery, Yasser Abu Moailek, Sol Salbe & M. Shahid Alam Talk Gaza
No Right Turn BMR: Counting The Cost Of Mismanagement
Ramzy Baroud Addresses The Cindy Sheehan Phenomena
Suzan Mazur: The Mystery Of The Royal Treasure of Dorak
MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
POLITICAL NEWSLETTERS:
Labour Releases Youth Policy
Labour Releases Fisheries Policy
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POLITICAL COLUMNS:

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LEAD STORY:
C.D. Sludge: Dr Don Brash - 'Tool Of The Business Roundtable'

Audio & Transcript: John Key Defends Don Brash [1]
Brash Speech: "We Are All New Zealanders" [2]

C.D. Sludge Writes: [3] "The entire basis of Dr Brash's Orewa oratory rests on his credibility as a plain-speaking politician talking from his heart about issues which tap directly into the political milieu of "mainstream" New Zealand voters. However what if - as Ruth Laugesen seemingly proves conclusively - these are not actually his ideas at all, but rather a set of ideas pushed upon him by self-serving business interests represented by highly paid spin-doctors, many of whom actually owe their allegiances to a party other than the National Party…." See... Sludge Report #168 – Don Brash, Roundtable 'Tool' [4] ALSO National's Leaked Papers - Scoop Blog-Watch [5] MORE:
  • Russell Brown: - What would we like you to say about us [6]
  • No Right Turn - No Place For Maori Under National [7]
  • Progressives - Gently into the far right goes Brash's plan [8]
  • Labour - Maharey: Brash's agenda exposed [9] & Cullen: Come clean, Dr Brash [10]
  • United Future - Time for Nats/ACT to face reality
  • MEDIA LINKS: Sunday Star Times - Ruth Laugesen: Brash's Right-Hand Men [11] & How Act Helped Brash Take Over [12] - TVNZ - Brash labelled a puppet of Act [13]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00231.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00745.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00226.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00226.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00246.htm
    [6] - http://publicaddress.net/default,2462.sm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00249.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00727.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00739.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00733.htm
    [11] - http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3392143a1861,00.html
    [12] - http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3392098a11,00.html
    [13] - http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/411425/607240


    SCOOP POLL WATCH:

    One News Colmar Brunton Poll - Lab 43%, Nat 40% [1] BRC-SST poll - Nats 43, Lab 37 post Nat tax cuts [2]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00229.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00228.htm


    Brash Releases Treaty Principles Policy

    - National Party Leader Don Brash has today signaled changes to speed up the Treaty process and treat all New Zealanders on the basis of their need not their race. "There can be no basis for government funding based on race, no basis for separate Maori electorates, no basis for introducing Maori wards in local authority elections, and no obligation for local government to consult Maori in preference to other New Zealanders. I meant every word of the Orewa speech last year, and I stand by those conclusions today. We are one country with many peoples, not two peoples living in some form of partnership," Don Brash said. See... We Are All New Zealanders [1] ALSO:

  • Brash Speech - We Are All New Zealanders [2]
  • Nats - Statutes Containing “Principles” of the Treaty [3]
  • Labour - Nats try to make souffle rise again [4]
  • Labour - Nats try to divert focus from internal problems
  • Green Party - Brash wants to hack Maori heart out of Kiwi body [5]
  • ACT (Preview Speech) - Dump the Treaty or respect it? [6]
  • NZ First - Brash Attack Becoming Unfocused - Peters
  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00742.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00745.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00744.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00747.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00740.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00728.htm


    Mr Peters Misses Minor Parties Political Debate -

    A small, mostly polite crowd was able to observe the democratic process first hand over the weekend in Wellington. Six leaders from the minor parties (represented in Parliament) were invited by Radio New Zealand to take part in a debate moderated by Nine till Noon's Linda Clark and Morning Report's Sean Plunket. See... Scoop Images: Radio NZ Minor Parties Debate [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00233.htm


    Profits In Aussie And Pickets In New Zealand For Fairfax -

    The Dominion-Post building in downtown Wellington is being picketed by newspaper workers angry at their employer’s refusal to give them a five per cent pay rise. More than 40 workers employed at five Fairfax New Zealand community newspapers walked off the job again today as their pay dispute spread. See... Picket outside Dom-Post [1] ALSO:

  • Fairfax - Fairfax Underlying Net Profit Of $234.1 Million [2]
  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0508/S00494.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0508/S00500.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • 300 Small Schools To Be Connected To Online World [1]
  • New Strategy Launched To Prevent Drowning And Falls [2]
  • TV3 First In All Key Demographics [3]
  • Online Self Assessment Tool For Problem Gamblers Launched [4]
  • Members Strike at AUT [5]
  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00759.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00758.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0508/S00501.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0508/S00123.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0508/S00112.htm


    Weather-Bomb Katrina Looms Over Mainland USA

    - Hurricane Katrina is poised to become the third ever Category 5 hurricane to make landfall in the mainland United States. The Super-Hurricane is remarkably young having formed off the Florida coast just last Tuesday. In the past few days Katrina has intensified spectacularly fast from the Category 3 intensity with which it struck South Florida to the extremely rare Category 5 intensity, the highest level of intensity on the Simpson-Saffir scale packing sustained winds of 170mph and gusts in excess of 250kmh. The super-hurricane has also made a bee-line for the low-lying city of New Orleans in the Mississippi Delta. This is possibly the worst place it could possibly strike on the US Gulf Coast. See... Hurricane Katrina Poised To Clobber New Orleans [1] ALSO:

  • Bush on Hurricane Katrina [2]
  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00248.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00287.htm


    Palestine - Israel Shoots Upon Peaceful Protest

    - A Peaceful Demonstration in Bil'in Village, Palestine, was attacked today by the Israeli military, using rubber bullets, tear gas and sound grenades. There were 4 wounded including a 61 year old peace activist from Los Angeles, USA, who was injured by a tear gas cannister, and required hospital treatment, her condition is not considered to be critical. Two Israeli activists and a Canadian have been detained. See... IDF Attacks Demonstration with Rubber bullets [1] ALSO:

  • U.S. Updates On Gaza Disengagement [2]
  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00276.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00279.htm


    MORE WORLD NEWS HEADLINES:

  • Fiji launches land use policy [1]
  • Chinese Central Delegation Arrives in Lhasa, Tibet [2]
  • EU Presidency Statement on Iraq's Constitution [3]
  • Europe Steps Up Surveillance Against Avian Influenza [4]
  • UN Envoy Condemns Murder Of Two Kosovo Serbs [5]
  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00288.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00290.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00289.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00286.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0508/S00284.htm

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    SCOOP COLUMNS

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    Uri Avnery, Yasser Abu Moailek, Sol Salbe & M. Shahid Alam Talk Gaza

    - "Dear" in the most literal sense. At long last it must be spelled out, without hypocritical pity, without "if" and "but". We have paid billions of shekels in order to settle you in the Gaza Strip. See... Uri Avnery: Dear Settlers (And Others) [1]

  • Translation by Sol Salbe - IDF Chief-Of-Staff Furious At Unnecessary Op. [2]
  • Yasser Abu Moailek - Yasser Abu Moailek's Letter From Gaza [3]
  • M. Shahid Alam - M. Shahid Alam: On Being Good Victims [4]
  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00240.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00239.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00227.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00238.htm


    No Right Turn BMR: Counting The Cost Of Mismanagement

    - Last year, the High Court entered a landmark judgement against the Department of Corrections, ruling that the department's Behaviour Management Regime (BMR) was unlawful and inhumane, and awarding compensation to five current and former inmates for their treatment. Since then, a further fourty inmates have filed claims - and the government has passed draconian legislation aimed at letting Corrections off the hook for its failure to abide by fundamental human rights standards. See... No Right Turn: Behaviour Miss-Management Regime [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00237.htm


    Ramzy Baroud Addresses The Cindy Sheehan Phenomena

    - Cindy Sheehan, a grieving mother of 24-year-old son Casey, killed only days after joining his army unit in Iraq — is an ordinary woman with extraordinary bearings. See... Ramzy Baroud: The Power of The Ordinary [1] MORE:

  • Sheila Samples - Suddenly, This Summer... [2]
  • Between The Lines - Between the Lines: Interview with Celeste Zappala [3]
  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00235.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00206.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00203.htm


    Suzan Mazur: The Mystery Of The Royal Treasure of Dorak

    - He's held out longer than Woodward, Bernstein & Deep Throat. But it's time British archaeologist James "Jimmie" Mellaart, now age 80 or so and in his golden years, finally fesses up to the whereabouts of the priceless "Royal Treasure of Dorak," which he first tantalized the world with by publishing drawings of the artifacts in the November 28, 1959 issue of The Illustrated London News, saying the pieces were from a clandestine dig in northwest Turkey. And after which the press clamored to see it. However, fabulous Dorak had by then apparently vanished, along with its owner, Anna Papastrati. See... Mazur: Getting To The Bottom Of The Dorak Affair [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00224.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • John Roughan - Listening With Our Third Ear! [1]
  • Daniel Patrick Welch - What Our Kids Don’t Know Can Hurt Us [2]
  • Book Review - Jules Siegel: Death by Public Relations [3]
  • Sanjay Upadhya - Troubling Moves On The South Asian Chessboard [4]
  • Mary Pitt - The Princes Of Privilege [5]
  • William Fisher - Anyone Listening? [6]
  • Kamala Sarup - Farmers Need More Aid, To Eradicate Poverty [7]
  • Robert Higgs - Money for Nothing, or Worse [8]
  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00241.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00247.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00245.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00244.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00243.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00242.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00236.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00234.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    POLITICAL NEWSLETTERS:

    Transtasman Political Letter – 25 August Digest [1] Molesworth & Featherston (Weekend) – 26 August '05 [2]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00212.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00222.htm


    Labour Releases Youth Policy

    - Prime Minister Helen Clark and Youth Affairs Minister Steve Maharey tonight launched Labour's Youth policy at a celebratory event in Wellington featuring Kiwi rockers Ghost Plane. Helen Clark said the event was both a celebration of the success of young Kiwis under Labour and an opportunity to highlight new policies, including the removal of interest on student loans and the introduction of thousands more Modern Apprenticeships. See... Labour celebrates young Kiwis [1] ALSO:

  • Labour - Labour's Youth Affairs Policy [2]
  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00730.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00729.htm


    Labour Releases Fisheries Policy

    - Fisheries Minister David Benson-Pope confirmed Labour's intention to further improve the management of our fisheries resources. "Labour's fisheries policy recognises the high value we put on our oceans as not just a source of food or jobs, but also as an integral part of our national identity," said Mr Benson-Pope. "We can rightly be proud of our world-renowned quota management system which we use to manage fish stocks." See... Labour fisheries policy focused on future [1] ALSO:

  • Labour - Fisheries: Some Frequently Asked Questions [2]
  • Labour - Labour's Fisheries Policy [3]
  • Labour - Some Key Labour Fisheries Priorities [4]
  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00731.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00737.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00736.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00734.htm


    MORE POLITICS HEADLINES:

  • Nats - Hawkins must shoulder blame for recruit shortage [1]
  • United - Baldock: More DOC lunacy over koi carp [2]
  • United - Dunne: Time for Nats/ACT to face reality [3]
  • United - Tax cuts - comparing Labour, National UF [4]
  • United - Greens' caveman economics threaten free trade [5]
  • United - Alexander: Harawira comments ridiculous [6]
  • NZ First - Brash Attack Becoming Unfocused - Peters [7]
  • Labour - Wave goodbye to Hutchison's health IT knowledge [8]
  • Labour - More plaudits from abroad for Kiwisaver [9]
  • ACT - ACT pleased National wakes up over Treaty [10]
  • Progressives - Ellis case disappointments [11]
  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00735.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00760.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00756.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00750.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00746.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00738.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00757.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00749.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00753.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00751.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00732.htm


    POLITICAL COLUMNS:

  • ACT - ACT's The Letter 29 August 2005 [1]
  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00748.htm

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