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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 16 March 2006


Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Pfizer Makes List Of Worst Corporate Evildoers

On January 3, 2006, Global Exchange, the international advocacy group for human rights, released a report naming the top fourteen "Worst Corporate Evildoers" in the world for the year 2005. Pfizer, one of the most profitable drug companies on earth, with ...

2: Kevin Phillips' New Book " American Theocracy"

Kevin Phillips, former Republican strategist and bestselling author of American Dynasty and Wealth and Democracy , provides a critical and extensively researched analysis of the current political condition as shaped by the “Republican Majority” and the ...

3: Scoop Link: Robert Fisk On Ahmed Zaoui

03/15/06 "The Independent" -- -- Ahmed Zaoui, Algerian cleric and university professor, member of the Algerian Front Islamique du Salut (FIS), sits back opposite a cluster of statues of the Virgin, a painting of Christ's crucifixion and three Catholic priests. ...

4: India-Brazil-South Africa: South'sTrade Powerhouse

• New alliance of regional giants slowly gains strength • India, Brazil, and South Africa (IBSA) spearheads south-south co-operation • IBSA presses issues of poor nations’ development in WTO and UN debates • Economic cooperation remains the largest challenge ...

5: Accepting Reality: America Lost the War in Iraq

America has lost the war in Iraq. The chance for victory vanished long ago with the hearts, minds, arms, legs and lives of the Iraqi people. The insurgence hasn’t won; rather the American government never obtained the formula to win. America, led by ...

6: Auckland artwork plan New Plymouth foreshore Win

Auckland's artwork plan and New Plymouth foreshore win supreme honours at the NZ landscape architect awards

7: US-Backed Death Squads Kill Thousands In Iraq

Faik Bakir, the director of the Baghdad morgue, has fled Iraq in fear of his life after reporting that more than 7000 people have been killed by Iraqi interior ministry death squads in recent months, John Pace, the outgoing head of the UN human rights ...

8: How America Won the Vietnam War, By Losing

Nothing more symbolizes the decline of American leadership into a succession of failed, power mad, GOP incompetents than a recent comment by Al Haig at a conference to reassess the Vietnam War: "Former Nixon adviser Alexander Haig said Saturday military leaders ...

9: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 15 March 2006

1. Whangamata Marina—Minister’s Intervention 2. KiwiSaver Scheme—Alternatives 3. Payroll Tax—Employment 4. Pharmac—Subsidies 5. Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology—COOL IT Programme

10: No, The Iran Oil Bourse Is Not A Casus Belli…

A number of writings have recently appeared with the thesis that the announced plans of the Teheran government to institute a Teheran Oil Bourse, perhaps as early as this month, is the real hidden reason behind the evident march to war on Iran from ...

11: Govt in Afghanistan must reach local communities

Against a backdrop of rising terrorism and insurgent attacks in Afghanistan, the top United Nations envoy to the country today said that the Kabul Government must, with international help, extend its reach to local communities.

12: Sharples - Probationary Employment Bill

This House has heard before, how the world of Maori has a special work ethic, a proud history of industry, a genealogy of Hard Work.

13: Questions for Oral Answer - 16 March 2006

1. PETER BROWN to the Minister of Immigration: What are the general requirements for those seeking political asylum and refugee status in New Zealand?

14: The 48 Hour Media-blitz For War With Iran

In the last 48 hours all the major players in the Bush administration have issued statements warning of the impending danger of Iran. Cheney blasted the Islamic regime saying there would be "meaningful consequences" if it refuses to comply with international ...

15: Questions and Answers for Oral Answer 16 March 200

1. Refugee and Asylum Seekers—General Requirements 2. Te Wânanga o Aotearoa—Audit Reports 3. Early Childhood Education—Quality 4. Small Business Advisory Group—Probationary Employment 5. Special Benefit—Abolition

16: Iran: Symbols of Islamic regime set on fire

Thousands of pictures of the Islamic regime's leaders were set on fire, by maverick Iranians, at the occasion of the banned "Tchahar-Shanbe Soori" (Fire Fiest). In places, the constitution of the Islamic regime was also thrown in fire bushes ...

17: Genocide Charges to be laid against Queen

Black GST Elder Robbie Thorpe today announced Charges will be laid against the Sovereign Head of Australia, Queen Elizabeth II for Crimes against humanity, including Genocide, against the Indigenous peoples of Australia under the International Convention on ...

18: Harawira - NZ's relationship with Latin America

Three months ago, the Maori Party joined with our indigenous brothers and sisters right around the world to celebrate the resounding victory of Bolivia's new, indigenous president, Evo Morales.

19: Soldiers in Iraq Overwhelmingly Favor Withdrawal

Poll Finds U.S. Soldiers in Iraq Overwhelmingly Favor Withdrawal Within a Year - Interview with Kelly Dougherty, cofounder of Iraq Veterans Against the War, conducted by Scott Harris

20: Sharples - Reduction in Numbers of MP Bill

And indeed, just like the waxing and waning moon, Maori electors will continue to believe in the right to full and effective Maori political participation, whatever permutations of electoral reform come before the House, just like the latest, the ...

21: The New United Nations Human Rights Council

Countries with a more balanced approach to human rights at the international level, such as New Zealand, should be used in peace-maker roles on the new United Nations Human Rights Council.

22: Anti-Abortion Forces Try to Overturn Roe vs. Wade

South Dakota Anti-Abortion Forces Working to Overturn Roe vs. Wade - Interview with Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

23: Gabriele Zamparini: The Insane Society

The war criminals’ freedom, the jesters’ democracy, the fat banquet and those mountains of corpses that nobody cares. But the Emperor is naked.

24: New Zealand focussing on fresh water in Tonga

Improving access to fresh water for the people of Tonga would continue to be a priority for New Zealand’s assistance to the island nation, Foreign Minister Winston Peters said.

25: Sex Worker Rights Group Participating In Bus Trip

Sex worker rights group participating in national bus trip to stop violence against women and children

26: Upton-on-line Diaspora Edition 15th March 2006

The annual French Salon de l’Agriculture takes place amidst self-doubt and virally induced gloom; James Lovelock preaches climate apocalypse and nuclear salvation; and Simon Upton opines on a recently published report, Closing the Net, which brings ...

27: South Africa’s progress may show the way for all

Saying that South Africa shows that a nation “need not be imprisoned by its history,” United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today praised the country for its internal policies and development, and said its success in relating to the wider world may ...

28: Sheila Samples: With Friends Like These...

Senator John Warner (R-Va.) has the unexpected problem of a foreign state-owned company taking over operations at U.S. ports all figured out. The dour, self-righteous chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee announced from the Senate floor on March 9 ...

29: A Victory For Democracy In New Zealand

New Zealand First MP Barbara Stewart says the passing of the Electoral (Reduction in Number of Members of Parliament) Amendment Bill to select committee is a victory for democracy and honours the intent of the 1999 referendum to reduce the number ...

30: Remarks at the Indonesia World Affairs Council

SECRETARY RICE: Good morning. Thank you very much, Dr. Siregar, for that wonderful introduction. It's an introduction I'll never quite forget, so thank you very much for that. (Applause.) I want to thank you also for this opportunity to address the ...


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