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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
Foreign Affairs: Goff Scores NATO Defence Intel Deal
Race Relations: Carter Urges Media To Respect All Cultures
Treaty Issues: Sharples Reasons Why Waitangi Day 06 Was More Peaceful
Scoop Photostory: Fancy Dress Madness Afflicts NZ's Capital
MORE HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Lucire's Publisher on the Role of the Media
Ray McGovern: Has the decsion on Iran Been Made?
MORE COMMENTARY

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics):
Scoop Waitangi Roundup: Radio Active's One Love In Welly - Plenty More Action Northwards
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Foreign Affairs: Goff Scores NATO Defence Intel Deal

Scoop image: Phil Goff. New Zealand and NATO have reached agreement on exchanging classified information on a regular basis, which will help facilitate peacekeeping operations where both are involved. The Exchange of Letters took place today in Brussels when Defence Minister Phil Goff met with NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer. "New Zealand has worked with NATO in Bosnia and currently operates alongside NATO forces in Afghanistan. This agreement will provide for the exchange of classified information on a regular basis, rather than on an ad hoc basis as has been the practice to date," Mr Goff said. See... NZ, NATO agreement to exchange classified info [1] OTHER DEFENCE NEWS:

  • Goff inspects Navy's new MRV at Dutch shipyard [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00064.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00063.htm


    Race Relations: Carter Urges Media To Respect All Cultures

    - Ethnic Affairs Minister Chris Carter expressed disappointment today that some New Zealand media had chosen to publish cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed, which had created strife and tension offshore. "Freedom of the press is very important to a democratic society like ours, and I acknowledge the deep commitment members of the New Zealand media have to it. But press freedom also comes with a sense of responsibility," Mr Carter said. See... Chris Carter comments on publication of cartoons [1] ALSO:

  • Public Address 06/02/06 - The Cartoons [2]
  • Punishing Denmark: Taking on the Wrong Enemy [3]
  • Remi Kanazi: What Would Jesus Do? [4]
  • What The Mohammed Cartoons Say About The West [5]
  • Islamic Associations of NZ - Irresponsible Media Reporting [6]
  • Sikh Society - Sikhs condemn the publication of cartoons [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00065.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00045.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00038.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00037.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00036.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0602/S00034.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0602/S00031.htm


    Treaty Issues: Sharples Reasons Why Waitangi Day 06 Was More Peaceful

    - "The speculation that the Maori Party is the reason that peace prevailed at Waitangi this year is flattering, but it doesn't paint the whole picture" said Dr Pita Sharples. "There has always been peace and protest at Waitangi - as there is peace and protest at Parliament " said Dr Pita Sharples. "Indeed, the Maori Party celebrates the democratic right of protest for without it we will descend into tyranny" said Dr Pita Sharples. See... Sharples: Reflections on Waitangi Day [1] ALSO:

  • Combined Inquiry For Whanganui Claims [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00068.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0602/S00032.htm


    Scoop Photostory: Fancy Dress Madness Afflicts NZ's Capital

    Yesterday, teams from the Rugby Sevens competition paraded through the streets of Wellington at lunchtime, to the sounds of salsa, pop music and island drums. Today it was the turn of the fans to come out into the glaring Wellington sunshine dressed as cartoon characters, dodgy military personnel and Thunderbirds puppets. Scoop's Lyndon Hood risked heatstroke and flying toy bonkers in an effort to document this great NZ sociological event. See... Wellington Sevens Fans Attempt To Steal The Show [1] ALSO:

  • Lyndon Hood - Sevens Parade Leads To Long Lunch Hour For Workers [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00033.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00018.htm


    MORE HEADLINES:

  • Unite: Community invited to attend Public Rally [1]
  • Drivers reminded to slow down near schools [2]
  • Public Rally to Support Low Paid Workers [3]
  • Stats NZ Estimates New Zealand Population At 4,120,900 People [4]
  • Locked-out lines workers discussing options [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0602/S00025.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00066.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0602/S00069.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0602/S00065.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0602/S00058.htm


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    SCOOP COLUMNS


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    Lucire's Publisher on the Role of the Media

    - I have a lot of sympathy right now for Arabs and Muslims who were offended by the publication of cartoons mocking Mohammed. It’s another example of media irresponsibility: as if the newspaper that published them, Jyllands-Posten, didn’t anticipate this reaction. As a media owner, I keep a careful eye on this sort of thing. When we ran a picture of Gov Schwarzenegger in one issue of Lucire, I made sure the Democrats had someone: we ran a photo of former governor, Gray Davis, in the same issue. See... What The Mohammed Cartoons Say About The West [1] ALSO:

  • Remi Kanazi: What Would Jesus Do? [2]
  • Ramzy Baroud: Punishing Denmark: Taking on the Wrong Enemy [3]
  • Tanveer Jafri: The Muslims & The Fatwa [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00036.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00037.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00038.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00047.htm


    Ray McGovern: Has the decsion on Iran Been Made?

    - What President George W. Bush, FOX news, and the Washington Times were saying about Iraq three years ago they are now saying about Iran. After Saturday's vote by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to report Iran's suspicious nuclear activities to the UN Security Council, the president wasted no time in warning, "The world will not permit the Iranian regime to gain nuclear weapons." See... Juggernaut Gathering Momentum, Headed for Iran [1] ALSO:

  • 'Diplomacy' as a Launch Pad for Missiles To Iran [2]
  • David Swanson: Iran And Venezuela Plan War On Israel [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00054.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00053.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00043.htm


    MORE COMMENTARY:

  • Mark Drolette: Beware Osama bin Saddam Hugo Chavez [1]
  • BuzzFlash: Alberto Gonzales Should be Under Investigation [2]
  • Jason Miller: The State of the Empire Address [3]
  • David Swanson: Bring Regime Change Home [4]
  • See... Jason Leopold: Fitzgerald Focuses on Missing White House Emails [5]
  • Siddhi B. Ranjitkar: Nepal: Comments on King's Address to Nation [6]
  • Chuckman: What Did Stephen Harper Actually Win? [7]
  • Mary Pitt: This Presentation May Be Too Graphic [8]
  • Norma Sherry: Whose Life is it Anyway? [9]
  • Kamala Sarup: Worldwide Energy Needed for Globalization [10]
  • Public Address 06/02/06 - The Cartoons [11]
  • Public Address 07/02/06 - I Predict A Riot [12]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00055.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00050.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00048.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00039.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00035.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00049.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00052.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00051.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00044.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00042.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00045.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00046.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)


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    Scoop Waitangi Roundup: Radio Active's One Love In Welly - Plenty More Action Northwards

    - Starting at Noon, Radio Active One Love is a celebration of Bob Marley’s birthday, Waitangi Day and cultural unity through music. Headlining this year’s event is popular Wellington–based band The Black Seeds with their unique blend of funk, reggae, soul and dub. The Cornerstone Roots, Sounds Almighty featuring The Mighty Asterix and newcomers Pacific Bass Culture round out the line-up. See... Radio Active One Love promises funkin’ good time [1] MORE WAITANGI NEWS:

  • Maori Party - Waitangi Day Rocks [2]
  • Horomia - Waitangi Day, a day for all [3]
  • Prime Minister at Marae on Waitangi Day [4]
  • Alternative routes for Waitangi Weekend [5]
  • Picnic Weather For Weekend And Waitangi Day [6]
  • Waitakere community gathers at Open Marae [7]
  • Waitangi Day At The Mount With Music And Art [8]
  • UF - Waitangi Day: when will the scrapping end? [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0602/S00030.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00020.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00028.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0602/S00011.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0602/S00012.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0602/S00007.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0601/S00114.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0602/S00001.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00045.htm


    MORE POLITICS NEWS:

  • Govt - Drivers reminded to slow down near schools [1]
  • Nats - One zoning law for all? [2]
  • Nats - Nats repeat call for maternity services review [3]
  • Nats - Labour will have to shrink Grammar zone [4]
  • NZ First - Assurances Sought On Maternity Care [5]
  • Maori Party - Sharples: Reflections on Waitangi Day [6]
  • United Future - United Future backs debate on youth wage rates [7]
  • United Future - United Future seeks urgent action on drivers [8]
  • ACT - ACT's The Letter 7 February 2006 [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00066.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00072.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00061.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00060.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00071.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00068.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00070.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00067.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00069.htm

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    Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

    It hasn’t been much fun at all to see how “war on drugs in sport” has become a proxy version of the Cold War, fixated on Russia. This weekend’s banning of the Russian long jumper Darya Klishina took that fixation to fresh extremes. More>>

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    Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

    Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

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    Access to accurate, relevant and timely information is a crucial aspect of an open and transparent society. However, in our digital society information is in a state of flux with every aspect of its creation, delivery and consumption undergoing profound redefinition... More>>

    Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

    I’ll focus here on just two ways that dis-enfranchisement is currently occurring in the US: (a) by the rigging of the boundary lines for voter districts and (b) by demanding elaborate photo IDs before people are allowed to cast their vote. More>>

    Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian - Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

    It should come as no surprise that the loudest international solidarity that accompanied the continued spate of the killing of Black Americans comes from Palestine; that books have already been written and published by Palestinians about the plight of their Black brethren. In fact, that solidarity is mutual. More>>

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