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1: Venice Terrorist Flight School Linked To CIA

New evidence linking the owner of the Venice Florida flight school which trained Mohamed Atta to the Central Intelligence Agency surfaced earlier this month.

2: Streets Of London: Tony Benn On Milosevic's Trial

Tony Benn is a household name in the UK. Professor Benn has made his name as a principled yet personable socialist Labour MP with broad cross-party appeal. Scoop’s London correspondent Malcolm Aitken spoke with him several days ago about the legality of ...

3: Scoop Feedback & Response On Conspiracy Theories

In this edition: Those Damned Conspiracy Theory Articles - Re: articles of WTC Attack. 9-11 - As Always Your Criticism Is Welcome At Scoop

4: The Real Deal: In Defense of American Drug Lords

It's 1947. You want to make sure that America wins in the great game of globalization. The winner will be the country that accumulates the largest pool of capital to finance its corporations and investment in new technology.

5: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 28 February

Today’s questions concerned: Babies’ Hearts - Auckland DHB Deficit – Business Confidence – Palmerston North Home Care – Unemployment – Prison Payouts – Waste Management – Kin Care For Kids – Money For Jam - Police Recruitment – Vote Education And The Treaty ...

6: Press Council Ruling Raises Ethical Questions

A ruling by the majority of the New Zealand Press Council not to uphold a complaint against the Dominion for breaching an embargo raised important issues about media responsibility, Disability Issues Minister Ruth Dyson said today.

7: Support For Occupation Of Empty Council Flats

The continuing occupation of empty pensioner units in Beresford Street, Freemans Bay, is an action that was supported by the recent public meeting on the sale of Council housing, attended by over 40 people, mainly pensioner and residential Council ...

8: Scoop Images: Protestors Mobilize Against Motorway

Anti-bypass protestors numbering about 200 campaigned for a better city this evening in a march from Civic Square through Cuba Street to Kensington Gardens, a postage stamp-size oasis directly in the path of the proposed motorway.

9: POV: Plushie Love

In the seven years since the founding of the first online plushophile website, organizers say their community has mushroomed from a few people discussing their obsessions with soft toys to include thousands of adherents worldwide.

10: Howard's End: Baby Hearts Scandal

"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights." So says Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. And New Zealand has breached it - again. Maree Howard writes.

11: Guest Opinion: 500Yrs. History So Easily Forgotten

The second-phase of Operation Enduring Freedom was launched last week: to hunt Abu Sayyaf in the jungles of Basilan and Sulu. Whilst originally a breakaway from the Moro (Muslims of the southern Philippines) independence movement, the 800-strong ...

12: Goon But Not Forgotten

Green co-leader Rod Donald today acknowledged the huge contribution of comedian and Green Party life member Spike Milligan.

13: Behind the Veil: Prince Abdullah's Vision Of Peace

As more time passes and Israel encroaches on more and more Palestinian autonomous territory, the Palestinian "stateless" people suffer more and more, and become more frantic and desperate.

14: Triad Of Evil Starts With Bullying On The Marae

Wife bashing, gangs and marae protocol are intrinsically linked, ACT Maori Affairs Spokesman Donna Awatere Huata, MP, argues in this article.

15: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 27 February

Today’s questions concerned: Health System Responsibility – TOW & Police Expenditure – Orthopaedic Outpatient Waiting Times – Economy – OECD Status – Motorway Evictions – Brian Rees Payout – Whanau Care – Injury Rate – Aquaculture Moratorium – Tourism ...

16: The Real Deal: Drugs as Currency

One of challenges of doing the numbers on the narcotics business is that narcotics are not always a commodity -- sometimes narcotics are a currency used to pay for other things.

17: Young Kiwi Scientist Picks Up International Award

A New Zealand woman flies to Paris on Friday (01.03.02) to receive a prestigious UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) science award.

18: New Aid Agency Gets New Boss And New Name

“I am delighted to announce that the new aid agency will be called NZAID (New Zealand Agency for International Development). I also welcome the announcement today of the appointment of NZAID’s new Executive Director, Peter Adams,” says the Minister responsible ...

19: Streets of London: Big Trouble At British Airways

If you haven’t already heard, British Airways is in trouble. Big trouble. On February 13, BA announced job losses of 5800. This follows hard on the heels of 7200 redundancies announced immediately after September 11th.

20: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 28 February

1. SUE KEDGLEY to the Minister of Health: Will she instigate an inquiry into the ethical, legal and medical issues surrounding the removal and storage of dead babies' hearts and other organs obtained without first getting permission from the babies' ...

21: Enron And The Business Press

Like US congressional leaders, the business press is finally waking up to Enron’s dirty-dealings, and it is now making a great show of going over the carcass. But in a sense this just prompts the question: What the hell was the business press doing ...

22: Banks Bans Democracy

The Auckland City Council, led by Mayor John Banks and Deputy Mayor David Hay, yesterday denied a deputation from the Director of the Soil & Health Association of New Zealand regarding the planned re-introduction of chemical weedspraying in Auckland ...

23: Te Roopu Tautoko Angered By “Triad Of Evil” Claims

Te Roopu Tautoko, the Maori advisory committee of the Aotearoa Tertiary Students’ Association (ATSA), is outraged at Donna Awatere Huata’s claims that a triad of evil exists between the rituals of the marae, family abuse and the predominance of gangs.

24: Scoop: Daily Ratings

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

25: Former Pensioner Flats In Freeman’s Bay Occupied

A group of concerned Aucklanders have today occupied empty flats in 49 Beresford St, Freeman’s Bay. The group are protesting against the continued sale of council owned housing. Auckland City Council will decide about the sale strategy of all remaining ...

26: Petrol Price Increase A Shameless Tax Grab

Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIANZ) Chief Executive, John Moriarty welcomes the Government’s intentions to invest more in transport but says a rise in petrol tax to help fund this investment would perpetuate a shameless tax policy.

27: Privilege Decision Welcomed

The decision of Mr Speaker Hunt to refer written statements by NZ Post to Parliament's Privileges Committee has been welcomed by National MP Murray McCully.

28: Launch of new Ministry of Education - Hobbs Speech

Thanks for inviting me to speak at this function to help celebrate the opening of the new Ministry of Education.

29: Penny Short Of A Pound

The ACT party's formerly invisible spokesperson on Tourism has shown how poorly informed she is, with her criticism of the new Tourism Research and Development Strategy, Tourism Minister Mark Burton said.

30: Te Puni Kökiri Review Of The Department Of Labour

A new Mäori strategy and a commitment to working with Mäori by the Department of Labour was reflected in Te Puni Kökiri's report, 'Follow up Review of the Department of Labour's Service Delivery to Mäori, released today. The first report on the Department ...

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